(Atlantic) The Atlantic football program has not made back-to-back playoff appearances since Bob Younger was at the helm in 1984 and 1985. Atlantic will have a chance to make it back-to-back playoff appearances this year under the direction of someone who has been a big part of the the program's history as a player, but not yet as a coach.
Nick Ross, a linebacker and tight end on the 2002 state championship team, takes over as head coach of a program that returns an abundance of player's at the skill positions. Coach Ross says he's noticed a lot of excitement among the team during practice and camps which has made practices fun.
Atlantic will start the season with Clarinda on in Atlantic on August 24th. During halftime of the game, player's from the state championship team will be recognized to honor the ten year anniversary of their perfect season.
Click here for the interview with Atlantic football coach Nick Ross