The Onondaga Tigers almost never rebuild, they reload.
That's the way it's been as long as they've been playing high school football on the south end of Onondaga County, reloading for yet another successful year in 2018.
Although new players will be infused into the lineup, one thing has remained the same: Latavius Murray.
The former OCS standout and current Minnesota Vikings tailback has been returning home to Central New York each and every summer, spending time working out with current members of the OCS varsity football team.
Those players certainly value Murray's visit, which they hope guides them to new heights during the upcoming season.
"He'll show up once or twice a year, come to a game or something like that," Onondaga senior Patrick Fisher said. "He just gives a little motivational speech and it's really good for the team. He gives us hope and motivation that we can do the same thing he does and accomplish our dreams.
"We just get guys to come out and our team camaraderie is really good," Fisher continued. "That chemistry's there all the time. We just know how to work together and we just put seasons together every year. We can kind of just go out there and we'll be looking forward to that win but whatever happens, we know we've got that community support behind us."
Source: CNYCentral | Matt Hauswirth | August 27, 2018