A new coach hopes to get Briar Cliff a win their season opener this weekend. After serving as the offensive coordinator at Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Tom Rethman is trying to rebuild a Charger program that was 0-11 in 2007, the school’s fifth season of varsity football.

Retham says the number of wins had gradually progressed up until last season when things fell apart. So he says they just need to take care of the little things and build the program and the wins will come. Rethman says to be competitive the Chargers will need to be fundamentally sound.

He says their depth is not where it needs to be, but the team is working hard and he told them to keep at it and worry about the wins and losses at the end of the season. Briar Cliff opens Saturday at Grand View which will be playing its first varsity game.