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Speaking With Marengo Defensive Tackle Rune Boyd Class Of 2024

So, in a way to better understand the use of Deep Dish Football for Illinois recruits and the whole entire IHSA Football scene. Decided to do player profiles of players who you might not know or you might know, but you should respect them for their roles on their respective teams. This is one of the many reasons why Deep Dish Football is respected in the IHSA. Every Football Player Has A Story To Tell

Rune Boyd Marengo DT/OL Class Of 2024 5'11 230

Rune Boyd how was your junior season? I would say that I had had a solid junior season, did my best to elevate the competition and believe helped make some plays or aid in a positive outlook on the field, whether I had done it myself or opened it up for someone else. However, there was definitely a lot more that I feel that I can still achieve, there were some opportunities on the field that I had let pass me that I intend to not let go this season, and leave nothing in the tank! How has your offseason been so far? It has been beneficial, the guys that are coming in each morning are very dedicated and especially led by some great coaches. From my perspective I am working on being more explosive and more powerful and have noticed phenomenal growth in my strength and explosiveness, being able to work out some of my problem areas and be able to get more control over my opponents with my skills and power.

What should college coaches know about you? I want them to know that I am a hard working, intelligent, and family oriented player; one who can bring the team up when down and build the momentum leading by example. I want them to know that I will work hard in every aspect, and excel to the best of my abilities at everything I do, striving to be better. What does football mean to you? Football I believe is more than a sport. Having never played in grade school and starting in high school, I have learned a lot and built upon my character both physically and mentally. I believe that football is a good symbol for life, and though that is said frequently and has become a little cliché, I believe that it is true. There will be people that have some qualities better than you will in life, but it is no reason not to work hard. Being able to experience both the ups and downs of football, or the hills and valleys as my coach says, urges one to cherish the good things in life and to be appreciative of the bad. What do you feel is your strongest trait on the football field? I believe that my strongest trait is my ability to be relentless, it doesn’t matter whether the last play went good or bad, I plan to give the same energy the very next play, and every play of the game.

How does Marengo look for the upcoming season? I believe that we have got some good returners this year, Evan Maniates (OL) is able to return for his senior year after his injury last pre-season. I think we will have a solid offense, with a good leading line. I believe we have some serious strength and intelligence returning in the defensive side of the ball with some upcoming underclassmen, I believe we definitely have another playoff opportunity coming up and hopefully a good run!

Who else is ready for a breakout season on Marengo? I got quite a few, Evan Maniates (OL, ‘24), David Lopez (WR/DB, ‘25), Isaac Anthony (DL/RB, ‘24), Owen Frederick (WR/DB, ‘24), Brady Kentgen (OL/DL, ‘26), Ibrahim Becovic (OL/DL, ‘24), and Connor Sacco (LB/RB, ‘26)

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