This is part two of a two-part series previewing Gilbert high school football teams ahead of the 2021 season.
The 2020 football season, played during the COVID-19 pandemic, was an anomaly for the Williams Field High School program.
It was the first time in program history the Blackhawks didn’t make the playoffs. Though, that can be attributed to the eight-team playoff brackets instituted by the AIA because of the pandemic. Normally, 16 teams enter the playoffs. Nonetheless, the Blackhawks, who went 5-3 last season, are biting at the bit to return to postseason play in 2021.
Head coach Steve Campbell, who has led the team to two state titles, said that ...