So while the Tide is coming off a memorable campaign, they have the feeling of having received a fresh coat of paint heading into 2022.
There's new skipper Brady Mathias, a former Hempfield football player and wrestler turned first-time head coach. While Mathias, 25, is the youngest coach in the Lancaster-Lebanon League, he spent the previous eight seasons as an assistant at Hempfield and Columbia. He's also a social studies teacher at Columbia and inherits a roster with 15 total returning starters.
"We're in a good spot," Mathias said.