With the start of practice about a month away, the Final Score podcast begins its look at the 2019 high school football season in Frederick County.
The first guest is a coach who had his team on the precipice of a Frederick County record seventh state title last November before falling just short due to a last-second field goal.
Rick Conner of Linganore High School talks with host about the pain and the lessons learned from that 17-14 loss to Franklin High in the Class 3A title game last November. Typically someone who likes to keep moving forward, how long did an agonizing loss like that stay with him? What play does he want to have back the most?
Coach Conner also provides a glimpse of this season’s team at Linganore, which will feature new faces in several of the key positions, and why the Lancers plan to stay true to their identity. He also shares his feelings on the new state playoff format and why he is as passionate about his job right now as ever before.