MEDFORD, Ore. — North Medford is coming off one of the worst seasons in program history, going 1-9 and losing many of those games in blowout fashion. To help bring the Black Tornado back towards powerhouse status, North brought in head coach Mike Mitchell. Mitchell’s impact won’t be immediate, as he looks to rebuild the North program. In the first year, Mitchell will turn to sophomore quarterback Troy Fowler right out of the gate.
“I think it’s a pretty big role to have right now,” said Fowler. “To be so young, to lead this team, it’s pretty hard sometimes but we’re all trying to work together and get this running again to get things where we have been in the past.”
Fowler may be young, but what he lacks in experience, he makes up for with his physical tools.
“He has a really good arm,” said wide receiver Eugene Ellis. “He knows what he’s going. I have faith in him and he’s a good quarterback. He’s a good guy.”
North Medford opens its season at home against McNary on Friday, August 31st at Spiegelberg Stadium.