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EPISODE 1
PUBLISHED ON 9/24/18

Outrunning the Opposition

EPISODE 1 / PUBLISHED ON 9/24/18
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If you think you need 60 kids to have a successful football program, you haven’t played against the Gruver Greyhounds. At just eighteen players strong, Gruver High School’s varsity team is here to change your mind—and outrun you.


“Three more [players] than last year!” Head Coach Terry Felderhoff joked, when asked the size of his program.

Travel along TX-136 N way up to the Texas Panhandle, and you’ll eventually hit a quaint small town named Gruver, Texas. With a total population of 1,194, Gruver is a tiny community with a varsity team to match. But what the Greyhounds lack in players, they make up for in strong bonds of brotherhood and solidarity formed over years of playing football together.

Most of the team has played together since peewee league, when they were nine or ten years old. Now, after thousands of hours of training and game play, their compatibility is second to none.

Gruver High School’s Coach Felderhoff understands that you can’t win on team chemistry alone. So, with only 18 players, everyone has to play both ways. It’s true ironman football, and each Gruver Greyhound must perform every second of a 60-minute game.

SCHOOL DETAILS

Gruver High School,
Division 2A

LOCATION

/ Gruver, Texas

HEAD COACH

/ Terry Felderhoff

2017 RECORD

/ 10-3

Checkout the team on Hudl

And as you might imagine, their conditioning program is no cakewalk: Coach Felderhoff places it smack in the middle of practice. This mimics the chaos of a real game and primes Gruver’s fast-paced spread offense to dismantle opposing defenses and leave them scrambling.

When Coach Felderhoff first implemented this innovative conditioning program two years ago, there was pushback from players. Then they played their first game and saw their opponents bent over in-between plays, barely able to keep up with their lightning-fast tactics. As the competition’s fatigue set in, the Greyhounds kicked it into high gear.

With the goal of winning a 2A District Championship, Gruver is going to need to utilize their chemistry and conditioning. So far so good, as Gruver has started their season 3-1. If the Greyhounds can outrun their opponents in their upcoming games, they’ll be a force to be reckoned with come late season.


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EPISODE 1
Outrunning the Opposition
9/24/18

If you think you need 60 kids to have a successful football program, you haven’t played against the Gruver Greyhounds. At just eighteen players strong, Gruver High School’s varsity team is here to change your mind—and outrun you.


“Three more [players] than last year!” Head Coach Terry Felderhoff joked, when asked the size of his program.

Travel along TX-136 N way up to the Texas Panhandle, and you’ll eventually hit a quaint small town named Gruver, Texas. With a total population of 1,194, Gruver is a tiny community with a varsity team to match. But what the Greyhounds lack in players, they make up for in strong bonds of brotherhood and solidarity formed over years of playing football together.

Most of the team has played together since peewee league, when they were nine or ten years old. Now, after thousands of hours of training and game play, their compatibility is second to none.

Gruver High School’s Coach Felderhoff understands that you can’t win on team chemistry alone. So, with only 18 players, everyone has to play both ways. It’s true ironman football, and each Gruver Greyhound must perform every second of a 60-minute game.

And as you might imagine, their conditioning program is no cakewalk: Coach Felderhoff places it smack in the middle of practice. This mimics the chaos of a real game and primes Gruver’s fast-paced spread offense to dismantle opposing defenses and leave them scrambling.

When Coach Felderhoff first implemented this innovative conditioning program two years ago, there was pushback from players. Then they played their first game and saw their opponents bent over in-between plays, barely able to keep up with their lightning-fast tactics. As the competition’s fatigue set in, the Greyhounds kicked it into high gear.

With the goal of winning a 2A District Championship, Gruver is going to need to utilize their chemistry and conditioning. So far so good, as Gruver has started their season 3-1. If the Greyhounds can outrun their opponents in their upcoming games, they’ll be a force to be reckoned with come late season.


Clip 1
Leading by Example
10/1/18

Fernando Villalobos – Senior, Right Tackle and Defensive Tackle

Fernando Villalobos has a smile that lights up a room, but don’t let that fool you. During the play, he’s all business.

In his three years on varsity, Fernando has watched the seniors guide and mentor younger players. Now a senior himself, Fernando feels that same responsibility resting on his shoulders. So he leads the best way he knows how: by example, approaching every task from practice to goal-setting with a game-like tenacity.

Clip 2
A Bond Between Brothers
10/1/18

Connor & Hunter Haynes, Senior & Junior, Running Back & Safety, Wide Receiver & Safety

After a lifetime together, Hunter and Connor Haynes know how to push each other to succeed on and off the field.

As brothers only a year apart in age, the camaraderie and competition between the two are strong. Now, as players on the same varsity football team, these aspects of their relationship are even stronger. The Greyhounds support Hunter and Connor through tragedy and triumph, and now they are both looking to leave their unique impact on the team in their final year together.

Clip 3
The Talk of the Panhandle
10/1/18

Jalin Conyers, Junior, Wide Receiver & Cornerback

Jalin Conyers was the star quarterback of his high school team before he moved to Gruver. Now, he’s ready to prove he can perform at any position.

It’s difficult for any student to transition high schools right before their senior year. It’s even more difficult to let go of the star quarterback position in the process. After many candid conversations with Coach Felderhoff, Jalin feels he can confidently move from quarterback to wide receiver. With the support of his new team and an intense offseason training regime, Jalin is geared up and ready to take on the competition (including his old team) in his new position.

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