Carbondale Focused On Making Playoffs In Consecutive Years

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By WSIL Sports

 CARBONDALE -- Carbondale's football team is led this season by new head coach Mark Albertini. The Terriers have had three different head coaches in the past three years, but that didn't slow the Terriers down last season. Carbondale finished the year with a record of 5-5 and qualified for the playoffs.

This season, Carbondale returns just six starters on both sides of the ball, but coach Albertini believes this group is still very explosive and has the opportunity to reach the playoffs in back-to-back years for the first time since 1993.

"To make it back to the playoffs this year would be a great experience for these seniors because they had some tough times their freshman and sophomore years," said Albertini. "Just to see them grow and get into the playoffs would be great for our school and our community. We haven't gone to the playoffs in back-to-back years since the 90's. So, that is one of the things that we talked about."

"That would be awesome going to the playoffs two years in a row and in my senior year," said Carbondale senior quarterback Nick Whitbeck. "I think we can do it but we just have to keep putting in the hard work."

Carbondale kicks-off the season against its rival, Murphysboro on August 29th.

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