“I'd say a strength of mine is my arm strength and the ability of throwing the ball accurately down the field,” Osseo quarterback Gregory Arrell said to Northstar Football. “I also consider myself a dual threat QB who can get out of the pocket and make plays with my feet as well as my arm. But I think something that separates me from many other athletes is my competitive nature, I just love to compete and at a high level. If I don't succeed the first time at something I almost become obsessive in a way on doing what needs to be done in order to change the results. We didn't get the results that we had hoped for, we finished 2-6. But something positive I can take away from last year is the motivation it brought the entire team. The Monday following our first round section lost we had a team meeting about what we plan to accomplish during the off-season and season, and so far the growth in team has been great. We only plan on going up from here. I'm excited to see what God has in plan for this team.”
It's all about changing a culture for Osseo.
This off-season has been all about changing the culture here at Osseo,” Arrell told Northstar Football. “My head coach Ryan Stockhaus and I have sat down and talked multiple times about creating a winning mentality throughout the whole team and that's what we've been doing. Day in and day out my teammates and I have been in the weight room becoming the best athletes we can be. We want to be something the community can be proud of. But this season I plan on being a better leader, I want to bring the best out of my teammates so we can all be successful on the field. This season is going to be special, we have a lot of returning seniors who plan on making their last high school season memorable in a positive way, my self included. We plan on going as far as we can into the playoffs, but right now we're just worried about beating Maple Grove on August 31st. As for myself, I haven't really given much thought to individual awards, it would be great to lead the state in TDs or passing yards, but at the end of the day I'm just focused on winning a state championship with my brothers.”