New era of Trenton football opens Monday, beginning Bulldogs first season in GRC

The first practice of the 2016 season for the Trenton High School football program is Monday morning from 7 to 10 o’clock.  Those who are interested in participating in football should be at the THS health room by 7 AM, with a completed physical in hand (if the school does not already have a physical on file).

After the first practice, a “walk-through” will be conducted from 11 AM to 12 noon on Monday.

The major story coming into the 2016 season is the opportunity, for the first time in three decades, for the Bulldogs to compete for a conference title, as THS is a brand-new member of the Grand River Conference, competing in an 11-man division that includes Putnam County, Milan, Princeton, Gallatin, Polo, South Harrison, and Maysville.  However, third year Head Coach Brandon Boswell is quick to point out that the challenge of the first two weeks for Trenton is great, beginning with an August 19th date at Lathrop:

A meeting for football parents, described as “informational” in nature, will be held on Sunday night at 7 o’clock in the THS commons.  

As it pertains to the on-the-field product, Coach Boswell spoke about the combination of returning talent, but lack of Friday night experience from that group:

While it likely will not occur in time for this year, a summer project seeking donations has begun the process of giving the Bulldogs historic home, C.F. Russell Stadium, field turf, perhaps as early as the 2017 season:

Trenton’s home opener will be against Lexington on August 26th.  The Grand River Conference lid-lifter will be September 2nd, with the Bulldogs hosting a familiar non-conference opponent from past years, the Putnam County Midgets.