At the conclusion of a North Oldham Middle School football practice, coach Craig Holeman gathered his team around and talked about polishing windows. He uses an analogy of building a house to his players to equate their skills as football players and young men.
After losing more than 30 eighth-graders from last year’s team, Oldham County Middle School football will have a large amount of sixth and seventh graders this season with only 14 eighth-graders on the roster.
East Oldham Middle School football is unique because it doesn’t feed directly into a high school program, meaning first-year head coach Andrew Rochet doesn’t have to cater to a certain style of play to prepare players for their prep years. Instead, he and his coaching staff focus on teaching technique and fundamentals.