Stoughton senior Dylan Sperle is a wide receiver for the Vikings. After missing all of last season with a torn ACL in his right knee, Sperle is eager to get back on the field and help the team.
Q: When and how did the injury occur last year?
A: It was the middle of summer. July 16 I think. I was running a route, jumped up to catch a ball, came down and heard my knee make a loud pop, and fell to the ground. I didn’t know it was ACL-related at the moment.
Q: What was the rehab like?
A: It’s been a long journey. The physical therapists had me doing a lot of single-leg stuff since I lost a lot of strength in my quad and hamstring. I had to get all that back before I got cleared to play, but I got cleared at the beginning of August, a week before practice started.
Q: Just how much did you miss being on the field?
A: I missed it a ton. I’m just glad to be back. I’m still limping a little bit because of my shin, but I’ll be alright.
Q: What have you done in the weight room and on the field to prepare yourself for this season?
A: I’ve done everything if it didn’t cause me to be in pain. It’s been all good so far.
Q: What are some personal expectations this season?
A: I just want to stay healthy all year and play. I’m tired of being on the sidelines.
Q: What are some team goals this season?
A: I honestly think we can be conference champions, make the playoffs and go on a run.
Q: Favorite Stoughton football tradition?
A: The pre-game. Captains give us a speech to get us hyped up.
Q: Favorite pre-game snack?
A: Protein bar
Q: Favorite Coach Prahl saying?
A: He has a lot of good lines, so it’s hard to pick just one.
“Work together, stay together” is a good one.
Q: Funniest teammate?
A: Nathan Hutcherson