PREP FOOTBALL: Ridgeview’s Cannon Hill Has A Lot Of Incentives | Sports News
“It was a process,” Hill said. “I studied offense, spent time with the coaches and just tried to make the best of the situation.”
The angst was compounded when a positive COVID-19 test within the Ridgeview program forced the Wolfpack to call off matches against Mountain 7 District rivals Abingdon and Union. Despite a 2-1 record, the Wolfpack were excluded from the playoffs.
A 38-34 win over Richlands in a VHSL Plus-One match offered the only solace.
“We came together as a unit that day, understood our attack and executed well,” Hill said. “The victory gave us something to build on. Now we just want to learn from the experience and move on.
The 6-foot-3, 195-pound Hill skipped summer football camp to focus on his recovery.
“But I went to basketball camp, and that’s when I really started to notice my health improving,” Hill said. “I also spent hours on the pitch training with my teammates. Once we got out for the start of fall practice, I was back to 100 percent.
This is encouraging news for Ridgeview fans. With record running back Trenton Adkins now in the football schedule at Toledo, Hill believes he is playing a key role as a running back and a half in a row.
“I could run reaction sweeps, I could run the ball in the middle, I could go deep for the passes and I could even throw the ball. It just depends on the training, and I’m cool with that, ”Hill said. “I hate to be installed in a place in attack. I just wanna touch the ball.