Marques Hayes, the head coach of the East Dragons spoke with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell ahead of their matchup Friday against the Dover Tornadoes.
Sam and Brad caught up with East head coach Marques Hayes to preview the 2017 season for the Dragons.
The Dragons will open up the 2017 campaign with the Coventry Comets.
East made the state playoffs for the first time in school history last season and send three players off of last year's squad to play for Coach Terry Bowden at the University of Akron.
The East Dragons have been one of the better stories of the high school season. They defeated Marlington in the first round of the playoffs and will be taking on New Philadelphia in the second round.
Head Coach Marques Hayes of the East Dragons joined Sam Bourquin Friday to discuss his squad's mentality heading into the game Saturday night.
One of the teams that is looking to improve upon last year's campaign is the East Dragons under the direction of fifth-year head coach Marques Hayes.
Hayes spoke with WAKR's Brad Russell about his team heading into 2016 and what he's looking for his team to do.
When asked about the most rewarding part of coaching the Dragons is getting things going on the field.
"We have some fantastic expectations for this season, and we're looking to do some big things," he said. "We ask those seniors to leave a legacy behind for the younger guys coming up behind them."
Two of the seniors expected to help the Dragons this year are defensive end De'Andre Brimage and running back Jemarulin Suggs, who are both committed to the University of Akron.
The Dragons will start the season August 26 against the Jackson Polar Bears.