Posted On: 05/4/18 5:15 AM

No one ever wants to say a season was a rebuilding year. The point of sports is to try to win every game. The Monticello Magic went into every game obviously trying to win, but with the lack of experience at key positions and a new schedule filled with new teams of which to learn, the Magic struggled through a one-win season. Mixed into what seemed to be a frustrating season was the positives of young players getting experience and being set up for bigger things in 2018. One of the players who fit that mold is junior Alex Otto. Otto took on new roles on both the offense and defense and set himself up for a big senior season.

"We had quite a few junior starters, and those junior starters had little to no experience," Otto said. "It was tough being put with harder competition with new teams to learn about. All and all the competition has set us up to expect more out of ourselves for next season."

The Magic had success when they could run the ball efficiently, could run the clock and didn't turn the ball over to put their defense in tight situations.

Otto was

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