Senior Kurns aims to assistance deal with what isn’t broken with H-F football

Homewood-Flossmoor defensive back again Khadari Kurns made the decision what he’d analyze in higher education in an interesting way. 

“As a kid, I did a good deal of creating all over the home for the reason that stuff breaks. As children, you crack it and you consider to repair it so parents never locate out,” the senior safety said. “I had siblings and we made use of to tear a good deal of things up.” 

Defenisive back Khadari Kurns and HF football have big goals for a transitional season. (David P. Funk/H-F Chronicle)

Defenisive back again Khadari Kurns and HF football have major objectives for a transitional season. (David P. Funk/H-F Chronicle)

Immediately after high college, Kurns would like to key in engineering at possibly a historically black college or university or college or the University of Indianapolis. He hopes to do so on a football scholarship. 

There is some rebuilding to do with the Vikings, as well. The slogan for H-F’s soccer period is PTP, limited for “point to demonstrate.” 

Coach Terrell Alexander is a new mentor, changing the successful Craig Buzea. Graduation and transfers took away a good deal of last year’s major contributors. The spring period, moved from the tumble because of to the pandemic, was the first in 10 yrs in which the Vikings didn’t qualify for the postseason. 

Homewood-Flossmoor has a aim to demonstrate that it’s however a single of the area’s best applications. Maybe no player has a even bigger chip on his shoulder in that regard than Kurns.

“There’s additional love, a lot more pleasure (this season). We’re coming out listed here every working day ready to ball, ready to perform hard and give it your every thing,” Kurns stated. “I’m trying to aid all my teammates turn out to be the very best gamers they can be. I know a great deal of us want to go to faculty for football on scholarships.” 

Kurns is one particular of the captains on a defense that returns 7 starters. With the offense only bringing back two, successful drives when the other workforce has the ball will be important.

Alexander, who comes above from Rich Central, has been on the defensive aspect for most of his coaching profession. He was a linebacker at Northern Illinois in his taking part in times. Alexander will not be any far more concerned with the defense than the offense for the Vikings but H-F appears to be like it may make scoring complicated for opponents.

“Offense, they likely to do they matter this year but I’m likely to maintain the defense to a quite superior amount,” Kurns stated. “We’re going to get a great deal of stops.”

The plan is a minimal diverse than it was a yr ago but even now is intense. Kurns reported it is a enjoyable one in which to perform. 

Alexander mentioned Kurns and cornerback Jyles Walton are building into the captains they’ll will need to be as upperclassmen. The two will also play some wide receiver.

“They’re taking ways towards remaining those successful leaders that we assume them to be,” Alexander said. “They’re all using techniques to currently being as excellent as they can be.”

Winning the Southwest Suburban Conference and advancing deep into the playoffs are the massive objects on the checklist. The Vikings have to verify to outsiders that they can win in a new administration.

Kurns is the ideal dude to help. He’s a fixer.

“Everybody’s bringing the electricity that they want so we can gain condition. It is not only us, it is also coaches. Coach (Alexander), we have to support him put his name up there,” Kurns said. “It’s coaches and players involved. It’s one particular device.” 

Amelia J. Bell

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