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PREGAME

And Before You Know It, 10 Years Has Passed You By … My does time fly when you are having fun! That’s right, this 2017 VYPE High School Football Preview is the last edition of our 10th year! Ten years and 120 magazines! It has been a very good 10 years for VYPE … • Three-Time KIAAA State Press Award Winner • Named one of the Top 25 Most Influential Organizations in Wichita Sports • Inducted into the Wichita Sports Hall of Fame • Expansion into a second publication, creating a VYPE Nation of 111 high schools in 23 Kansas counties Not too bad. If you ask around (my wife and kids would be a good start), I am not easy to please when it comes to things I do. I am easily pleased by the actions of others, but when it comes to me on myself, well let’s just say I am a little rough. I am never satisfied with me. But, I can say with a smile across my face that I am very proud of VYPE. Of course, VYPE is much more than me, but I do have a sense of pride for what VYPE represents, the people who make it happen and the stories we tell about some really incredible high school kids, coaches, teams, families and communities. I am humbled and honored by the stories we get to tell. We adults talk and hear a lot about all the bad things that our high school kids do. Frankly, we spend too much time on that. We forget to remember that one bad apple does not spoil the whole bunch. We need to keep this in mind in a lot of stuff that seems to be happening in our world today. I take great pride in knowing that VYPE is telling stories that need to be told and prove to our audience that, for the most part, our teens are awesome young men and women we should all be proud of. So, I asked Mr. Bechard, what should I write about the last 10 years? He said, “Do a top story from each of the 10 years.” Great idea but how the heck do I do that when we have so many great stories EVERY year! So, as I often do with Harold’s advice, I went a slightly different direction. The list below are my favorite stories from each year. Trust me, these may not represent the biggest sports stories of each year, but they do represent why I am so proud of VYPE. Here it goes. 2007

VYPE Kansas is born with Bryce and Arthur Brown of the cover. So it begins…

2008

VYPE did a feature on multiple sport athletes…a dying breed. I thought this story captured the passion of VYPE to highlight kids that go above and beyond the norm by showing a commitment to everything they did.

2009

Hutch win last of 7 straight state football championships. Tom Young wins number 300.

2010

100th Kansas State Track meet – it is still the shining star of state championships in Kansas. We get this one right. A Cooper kid makes a VYPE cover. VYPE releases it first Football Preview that has become the most distributed and demanded Football Preview in the State. Take a look at his magazine and you will know why.

2011

A couple of kids named Ellis and Frankamp are getting Wichita a lot of attention. And, of course, the 10-year anniversary of 9/11 and our unique perspective from high school kids

2012

The GWAL starts the GWAL-AVCTL Basketball Challenge. Perry Ellis breaks decades old City League scoring title and does so with an amazing amount of humility and dignity. VYPE does a story on A Brothers Gift. Austin Clifton of El Dorado provides his little brother with a life-saving bone marrow transplant

2013

Coach Schartz returns home to West High for all the right reasons. Connor Frankamp takes Ellis’s scoring title after one year. Carroll football is perfect.

2014

My daughter ended her basketball career and thus ended me and my wife’s journey with our kids and sports. I wrote a sappy Publishers Column about how tough that was to swallow. I was right.

2015

VYPE publishes our 100th issue. It was out first opportunity to look back and remember all the great kids we have recognized.

2016

VYPE finds a like-minded partner to expand our mission in Terry Newman - VYPE launches a new publication in Salina. Nico Hernandez is the pride of Wichita. South girls finish 4th straight state championship.

2017 El Dorado’s Decota Motter wins a state wrestling title for his father. Thank you all for this trip down memory lane. New memories begin now with the 2017 Football Preview. And last, but not least, THANK YOU to all the sponsors who support VYPE. VYPE remains free due to their support. When you look through the pages please pay attention to those businesses that support VYPE. They make it possible for us to do what we do. And, we always need more! Every end has a new beginning … here’s looking forward to the next 10 years! - Mike Cooper, CEO and Publisher

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Mac Copeland, Collegiate

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Austin Youngers Garden Plain

Matthew Lange, Conway Springs

Sam Hardin Trinity Academy

Dalyn Johnson Maize

Payton Stoffel Valley Center

Waylon Chance Independent

Dalton Brown, Buhler

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KANSAS SHRINE BOWL

West Wins on Late Safety The West All-Stars won a wild 22-21 victory over the East when Mulvane’s Zach Melbing and Eisenhower’s Tanner Orand sacked East quarterback Brandon Miekus in the end zone with one minute remaining in the game played at the BG Products Veterans Sports Complex in El Dorado. West quarterback Zach Esau (Hesston) ran for a touchdown, passed for another and completed a two-point conversion pass in the game. West running back Kody Gonzalez (Goddard) carried the ball 16 times for 64 yards and caught two passes for 46 more. In addition to Melbing, Orand, Esau and Gonzalez, other area players on the West squad included Ethan White (Buhler), Dallin Marlnee (Augusta), Jay Shank (Valley Center), Ethan Richardson (Maize South), Jordan Paul (Kapaun), Nathan Pauly (Garden Plain), Layke Heimerman (Halstead), Jacob Jenkins (Chaparral), Peerlus Walker (Derby), Marshall Rutschman (Sedgwick), Sam Nance (Carroll), Ben Adler (Trinity Academy), Cooper Dreifort (Andover) and Josh Rivas (Hutchinson). Marc Marinelli of Eisenhower was the head coach.

West linemen Cooper Dreifort (Andover) and Ben Adler (Trinity Academy) look to open a hole.

Josh Rivas (Hutchinson) battles East’s Jacob Unruh (Lawrence) at the line of scrimmage. 6

West linebacker Jacob Jenkins (Chaparral) brings down East quarterback Brandon Miekus.

Ethan Richardson (Maize South) runs for yardage in the first half.

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West quarterback Zach Esau (Hesston) hands off to running back Kody Gonzalez (Goddard). Photos by Mark Weaver


EIGHT-MAN ALL-STAR GAMES

Butterfield Wins It For Mom By Conor Nicholl VYPE South Central Kansas Central Christian tight end Elias Butterfield’s mother, Paula, was in her final stages of battling breast cancer in early June. Butterfield left for Beloit for the Eight-Man, Division II AllStar game. A member of the East team, Butterfield didn’t expect his mother to attend the contest because of her health. Butterfield practiced during the week and prepared for the contest. On Saturday, June 10, Butterfield went onto the field for pregame introductions. His dad, Todd, joined Elias on the field. Then, Butterfield heard his mom’s name announced. She had travelled north, the last sporting event she saw before passing away on June 25. “It was just the best moment in the whole world for me, because it meant everything to have her there,” Butterfield said. “She was always my biggest supporter. It definitely meant a lot.” Butterfield and tight end Davis Dubbert of St. John’s Beloit-Tipton delivered strong performances as the East won 28-20 in overtime at Trojan Field. The West tallied a score with 1:29 left in regulation for a 20-14 lead. However, the East scored with 22 seconds left in regulation on a 4-yard run from Hanover quarterback Will Bruna. The East never led until overtime. In overtime, Bruna scored from two yards out. Dubbert hauled in four passes for 57 yards, including a key 16-yard catch on fourth down, and recovered a fumble at the West 15-yard line to set up a score. Bruna finished 11 of 22 passing for 140 yards and three interceptions. He rushed 33 times for 61 yards and four scores as the East outgained the West, 231-157. Butterfield, headed to Sterling College to play tight end, loves blocking. He played virtually all game. “Excited to have the opportunity to play with them, play for the coaches, and for my mom,” Butterfield said. “It was really great to be at tight end.” The all-star game capped a memorable and emotional senior year for Butterfield, one of 11 living siblings. He loved his mom’s encouragement and her assistance with his sports. Central Christian, in its first season of being a KSHSAA program after years as a club team, went 9-2 and led EightMan with 62.2 points a contest. At the Class 1A, Division II state basketball tournament, Butterfield sunk 10 treys in a semifinal loss to Hartford, tying the state mark. Anytime Paula received glory, she always pointed it back to God. “I remember even the night that we lost her, the nurses waited around because she just wouldn’t let go, and that’s what she taught me in my sports is that you never give up, you keep going, you keep striving,” Butterfield said.

GOOD LUCK 8-MAN TEAMS!

Elias Butterfield of Central Christian runs for yardage in the Eight-Man Division II All-Star Game. (Photos, Bill Millspaugh)

Dilyn Volavka of Caldwell catches a 2-point conversion pass in overtime.

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LOCKER TALK

So, You’ve Got a Concussion - Now What? While the science of concussion continues to evolve, some new strategies for how we treat concussions were published this year. Knowing these latest guidelines will help keep you as safe as possible if you do get a concussion this season. A concussion is when you experience symptoms like headache, nausea, dizziness, change in vision, trouble with balance, sleepiness or depression after an injury to your head or neck. Kansas law states that you will need a signed release by a medical doctor before you can return to play if you are diagnosed with a concussion, but be sure to let your athletic trainer, your parents or your coach know right away if you feel these symptoms. It’s important to not keep playing if you have these symptoms so you recover as quickly as possible. If you see a friend with concussion symptoms, the best way to keep them safe is to let an adult know that you are concerned. Once you are diagnosed with a concussion, you may also need to rest from school. Your doctor, your parents and your school can help you make that decision and decide whether you need adjustments to your school schedule. You may need to only attend partial days or miss certain classes if they are worsening your concussion symptoms. Teachers may need to delay homework or tests until you are feeling better. It’s good to rest for 24-48 hours after your concussion, but your doctor may clear you to start light, non-contact exercise after that time period and even before all your symptoms are resolved. This is a change from how we managed concussions in the past. It’s most important to know that every concussion is different so the treatment plan for each one is unique. You can’t practice until a medical doctor signs a release to do a gradual return to exercise, so make sure you and your doctor are actively working to ease your symptoms as quickly as possible so you can return to school, exercise and your sport. There are several other injuries that can complicate your recovery from concussion. If your neck was injured, make sure you get treatment for your neck injury as that can also prolong headaches. Your brain system that deals with vision and balance may also be affected; if so, there are exercises for vision and balance that can help you recover sooner. If you have a history of migraine headaches or a history of depression or anxiety, these can feel worse after a 8

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concussion so make sure you talk to your parents and your doctor about all your symptoms. Not all concussions can be prevented, but remember to report your symptoms right away. A quick evaluation and good treatment plan will get you back in the game as soon as possible! The new concussion management tool, called the SCAT5, can be found online at the British Journal of Sports Medicine website. Additional resources to manage concussion can be found at www.kansasconcussion.org or by calling Newton Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine at 316-283-9977.


Salina as a Football Destination

By the end of February, 2018, Salina Stadium will be transformed into a premier stadium complex. Salina Stadium, 650 E. Crawford, was originally built in 1965-66. Renovations since then have included the installation of turf in 2005 and again in 2015. The addition of capital outlay, Pepsi/Mahaska receipts and special event rentals will allow for a stadium makeover to happen sooner than anticipated. The first stage of renovations will include repairs to concrete seating, step repair and replacement, new handrails, and complete demolition of the press box. Following that will be construction of a new press box, new elevator tower and two new restrooms/concession buildings. The facade of the stadium will also change as shown in the rendering. Salina Stadium is home to football, track and soccer teams at Salina Central High School and Salina South High School. In addition, Salina Stadium serves as a venue for prestigious events such as the KSHSAA state football championship game, the Central Kansas Football League and Salina Burn track. Another premier venue that Salina enjoys is the Graves Family Sports Complex at Kansas Wesleyan University, 231 E. Cloud Street. This complex, built in 2015, features Gene Bissell Field - turfed for football and soccer - as well as complete track and tennis facilities, practice field, stadium seating and large press box. The field is home to the Kansas Wesleyan Coyotes and Sacred Heart Knights, plus several community events such as showcases and the Guns and Hoses game.

It’s easy to see that Salina’s got game when it comes to football! For more information, contact: Tiffany Benien, Visit Salina Sports & Events Salina Area Chamber of Commerce 120 W. Ash, Salina KS 67401 Phone: (785) 827-9310 x 130 E-mail: Tbenien@salinakansas.org VYPE.COM | HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS | JULY 2017

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Letterman of the Month Noah Rinehart, Wellington H.S. Noah is a recent graduate of Wellington High and participated and lettered in baseball for three years. He lives and breathes baseball and battled back from a series of injuries to play in the final home game during the regional tournament. Noah carried a 3.22 grade point average, was the school mascot, belonged to the debate club and was co-president of the pep club. Noah volunteers for the Wellington Recreation Commission and wants to study law in college. "Rinestar" battled back from a broken arm, broken thumb (twice), a collapsed lung, a broken big toe, appendicitis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and a broken ankle over the years to realize his dreams on the baseball field. To nominate a student athlete for the All Season Sportswear Letterman of the month please send email to mike.cooper@vype.com. Student athlete must be a 3+ sport letterman in good academic standing.

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Parkour Is On The Move Matthew and Renee Moore opened their Kinetic Impulse Parkour gym nearly two years ago because they had a strong desire to learn and practice parkour and believed Wichita was lacking in safe areas to train. Parkour is a training discipline using movement developed from military obstacle course drills, where people aim to get from one point to another in a complex environment. Parkour includes running, climbing, swinging, vaulting, jumping, rolling and other movements. Matthew and Renee Moore are the owners of Kinetic Impulse Parkour (KIP) - located at 1012 E. MacArthur Rd. (just east of the I-135 overpass) - and are Level I and Level II certified instructors through the World Freerunning and Parkour Federation (WFPF). “Our goal is to teach others how to move through their surroundings quickly and efficiently, while building natural muscle strength in the process,” said Renee, who believes KIP provides a conducive atmosphere for people of all ages to learn fun and challenging skills that are practical in everyday life. Kinetic Impulse Parkour, which opened its doors on Oct. 5, 2015, differs from other local gyms in that it is the only parkour-exclusive gym in the Wichita area. No other facility in the region has the unique combination of foam floor, foam mats, foam blocks, modular bar system, solid block obstacles, and 14 x 17-foot airbag. “Learning parkour is advantageous for all levels and ages because it is an exciting and creative form of exercise that uses each individual’s own body weight to perform many useful techniques,” Renee said. “Older people can especially benefit as movement is crucial to keeping a healthy and youthful body.” The advantage of learning parkour at KIP is a safe environment with qualified and certified instructors. KIP offers monthly memberships, open-gym sessions, and classes for both children and adults. The first parkour class at KIP is free. Open gym is $10 per person, per day, for non-members. An individual monthly membership is $75 and includes all open-gym sessions and all age-appropriate classes. Hours of operation are Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, from 6 to 8 p.m. Find out more about KIP at www.ksparkour. com or visit the Kinetic Impulse Parkour Facebook page. You can also email kip@ksparkour.com or call (316) 207-7574.

Keller Blanchette, Haysville Sixteen-year-old Keller Blanchette has been a member of Kinetic Impulse Parkour since the Wichita business opened in October, 2015. Keller is a home-schooled student who will be a junior this fall. His future plans are to study film-making in college. Keller says being a member at KIP has made him more athletic. "I feel like I get a good workout every time I am there. I'm more fit now and enjoy the fellowship with the people who are there."

• Your first parkour class is free! • Learn practical and fun skills in a safe environment • All ages and skill-levels are welcome • Exercise that you will actually enjoy! • Offering both kids and youth/adult classes • Visit us for birthday parties or team-building activities • Have fun during open-gym sessions • Individual and family memberships are available • Follow us on Facebook for the latest videos and updates

1012 E MacArthur Rd, Suite 20 · Wichita, KS 67216 Phone: (316) 207-7574 · Email: kip@ksparkour.com www.ksparkour.com

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Help us honor the memories of Kylie Jobe and Kyle Thornburg, two Maize High School graduates who loved athletics. A drunk driver killed both on March 23, 2011.

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Q&A With The QBs Central Christian’s Nate Heneha, Campus’ Federico Harvey Jr., Mulvane’s Jayden Price, Northwest’s Austin Anderson and Heights’ K’Vonte Baker recently sat down with VYPE contributing writer Joanna Chadwick to talk about what it takes to be a high school quarterback. All are returning starters, including Heneha who started as a freshman and Price who started as a sophomore. Baker, who will be a junior, also started last season. Each plays multiple sports: Baker and Harvey are in basketball and track, Heneha plays basketball. Price plays basketball, baseball and runs track, while Harvey plays basketball and won the 6A title in the triple jump. Anderson wrestles and plays baseball.

VYPE - For those who have never seen you play before, what kind of quarterback are you? Heneha - “I can run. I like getting in the open field and running. If you can make a few guys miss in eight-man … you’re gone. Harvey - I’m a running quarterback. I can throw a little bit…. I like to be the playmaker. If I see something not working, I make sure it works. Price - I can throw and I can run. Usually, we run more than we throw, but whatever’s called, I can get it done. Anderson - I can throw and I can run if I need to … . Being a dual-threat quarterback, you’ve got two options and you can get it done. Baker - I’m more of a scrambling quarterback. I like to create in open space.” VYPE - Name what you do well and what you need to work on. 14

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Jayden Price, Mulvane 6-1, 180, Senior


Austin Anderson, Northwest 5-11, 185, Senior

Anderson - “The biggest thing I have to work on is reading the defense, seeing what kind of defense they’re in. My strong point is that I’m able to get the ball out there. I can throw it deep. I can throw it short. Range isn’t a problem. Baker - “I need to work on passing, basically. Need to work on my footwork. I can create in open space. If it’s one on one, I can beat the man. Heneha - “Footwork. Definitely, footwork. My strong point, I’m pretty accurate and my range is there. Harvey - “One thing I need to work on is recognizing the coverage, and my feet go dead at points. I always have drop steps, but I don’t necessarily do them. I kind of do whatever. If my (strong point) is one thing, I’d say my energy. I have a lot of energy and I try to spread it out to most people. I don’t like to show weakness. I don’t want to show that I’m tired. Price - “I’d say being more consistent throwing the ball. There’s a few balls here and there that could be better, could be worse. My strong point is I have a strong arm. I can throw it deep. I can throw it short, and I can obviously run.” VYPE - What type of offense does your team run? Price - “We run a spread, so we like to spread teams out and mostly have four wide receivers, or three wide receivers and a tight end. Then we just play fast. Anderson - “More of a speed option. We have our passing playbook; f we need to throw the ball in the air, we’ve got it. We really like to run the ball. Baker - “We’re more of an option team, speed option. We run the ball like 75 percent of the time. Heneha - “Our playbook is more of a you-thinkit-might-work - we’re willing to try it. It depends on who we’re playing, but you could walk up to coach on the street and say, ‘I think this (play) is a great idea. He’ll try it. Most of the time it’s hysterical. I have no idea what I’m doing. I don’t know why I’m doing it, and then most of the time it works. Harvey - “I want to say we’re more run-heavy. We have me and my brother in the backfield, so we like to spread teams out and we like to pass it. We didn’t

Powered By pass it as much last year. We were focused on running because I’m our fastest guy.” VYPE - What are the key aspects of being a quarterback? Heneha - “ Leadership. And being poised. You have to be calm in stressful positions. You can’t be screaming like a little girl. Take the reins and show them what’s up. Harvey - “I feel critical thinking is a key factor. You know, not everyone is fit to be a quarterback. There’s a lot of things you have to remember. Not many realize it. Price - “Leadership and being vocal. You have to be able to talk to your players. You’re the quarterback; everyone’s looking at you. They’re going to come to you and ask questions…. You have to give them the right answer. Anderson - “Leadership. You’re the captain of the offense. You’re the energy guy and everyone feeds off you. If you’re down and negative, they feed off it. If I’m up and positive, good things will happen. Baker - “Definitely leadership. You have to be the the captain on the field. Always be on time to practice. Show up to practice. Not miss any drills. Come in first all the time.” VYPE - There’s a mental aspect to being a quarterback, right? Harvey - “Sometimes it can get tiring. I’ve had mental breakdowns. I’ve bounced back. I’ve come out stronger. Literally, there was a game where I made a bad play. It kept happening. It’s a trickle effect. I sat down, chilled out, then went back out and focused. I fixed it. Price - “Mistakes are going to happen. All you can do is fix them. When you’re not taking physical reps, you’ve got to have the reps running through your mind. Anderson - “We have a lot of plays. A lot of stuff to remember, which is why we repeatedly run it. It gets in your head, so when it’s called, you know what’s supposed to happen. K’Vonte Baker, Heights 5-8, 165, Junior

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Leader and Face of the Team

Blake Sullivan will start his third year as the starting quarterback for the Goddard Lions.

By Joanna Chadwick VYPE South Central Kansas Quarterback, often the leader and face of any high school team, is easily the most glamorized position on a football team. It’s also the position with the most pressure. So when choosing a quarterback, coaches know they must find a special player who can handle the intensity of the position. “I think the first thing you need to look for is a kid that’s going to be committed to the position,” said Bishop Carroll first-year coach Dusty Trail, who has worked with the Eagles’ quarterbacks for more than 20 years. “You really need a kid who’s going to put in the work to be successful at that position and is also willing to put themselves out there. “With the quarterback, it’s such an evaluated position. That’s what everybody looks at on the offensive side of the ball -- what’s the quarterback doing? How good is the quarterback? They’re going to take the brunt of the criticism a lot of times. So it’s really more about mentality.” Coaches look ahead to who will be their next quarterback, studying the best athletes in each class. Buhler coach Steve Warner’s ideal quarterback is probably similar to every coach’s in the country. He wants a quarterback who is tall, strong, can run well and throw well. That’s a heck of a package. But let’s say a coach finds just that player, the next question is, are they fit to be a quarterback? “All the other skills are awesome to have,” said Goddard coach Scott Vang, whose Lions - led by quarterback Blake Sullivan - played for the Class 5A title in November. “The best quarterbacks I’ve had, competed. I’ve had kids with great skills that don’t compete well. “A competitor is going to play hard. He’s going to look for ways to win. That kid, because he handles the football so much, he has to be willing to take some chances and put himself out there. It’s hard to be that kid sometimes.” Which is why the quarterback isn’t always the team’s standout player. If that’s the case, you want a leader who doesn’t commit turnovers. “You have to take care of the ball,” Warner said. “If they can do that, they can be a successful quarterback. They have to be a leader of the team, and kids have to be willing to play hard for them…. If your quarterback isn’t your standout, you find the best things he can do and accentuate that.” Trail and Hutchinson coach Ryan Cornelsen both said they look for an athlete -- and not necessarily the best athlete. 16

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“We look for the better athlete in each class and move him to quarterback,” said Cornelsen, in his fourth season. “We look for leadership skills. If you have a good athlete and a good kid, we can teach them what we need, no matter the position. We don’t look for some kid who can throw the ball a certain distance.” Trail agreed. “We put a lot of value on a kid who’s athletic, especially the way our offense has evolved,” he said. “Say we have a thrower and not necessarily a runner. He still has to be athletic enough to extend plays and get himself out of trouble and be able to make plays.” Cornelsen has long been a run-first coach. Until he coached Alex Delton at Hays. Delton, who is now at Kansas State, has a big arm and is mobile. “We’ve adjusted our system a little to our quarterbacks,” Cornelsen said. “When we had Alex Delton, we did more (shotgun), more stuff revolving around him throwing the ball. Our base system stays the same. Here I’m way more option because it’s what they grew up with.” Sometimes athletes aren’t suited to be quarterbacks. Just because a player was quarterback in middle school doesn’t mean it will translate to high school. “We moved our wide receiver one year to quarterback, and he had an ugly arm,” Vang said. “But he competed.” A quality quarterback, though, can change everything. Success often rides on the shoulders of that quarterback. “We’re in our third year with the same quarterback,” Vang said of Sullivan. He understands what we’re doing. We talk about concepts, and he understands that. Now we’re going to extra parts and moving this guy or those receivers. “It really makes life a lot easier when your quarterback gets what you’re trying to do.”


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Q&A With The QBs Baker - “You’ve got to get to know your teammates a lot better so they respect you. If you’re constantly getting on your teammates about something, they won’t listen to you as much. Heneha - “My coaches always tell me the game is 90 percent mental. If you can outsmart the opponent, they can’t beat you. You’ve got to know the playbook. How can you help a teammate if you don’t know it? That takes the trust away. You’re supposed to be the leader.” VYPE - But there’s also the physicality of the game. How do you handle that? Price - “You’re obviously going to get beat up. Going to get stepped on, scratched, hit really hard. You’ve got to have the right foods in your body, before and after the game, icing what needs to be iced. Anderson - “Ibuprofen is your best friend. And always take ice baths. Eat healthy and get enough sleep. A lot don’t get as much sleep, and they’re slow. Vype - “Ice baths? Price - “It’s the worst thing ever. It’s so painful. Anderson - “It feels good after, though. Vype - “Back to the physicality of being a quarterback… Baker - “I prepare myself for a big hit. I like to run it strong, so just in case someone hits me hard, I’m prepared. Heneha - “Hitting is part of the game, but you’re

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going to dish out a few hits every once in a while. If you create the contact, you won’t get hit as much. And my parents, they buy me Pedialyte. I drink it all the time. Before, during and after games so I don’t cramp. Harvey - “I’m not the biggest guy, and that helps motivate me. I’ll go out there and show you I’m physical. I don’t want to show I’m weak. The recovery part is so important because it will help you in the long run.” VYPE - We’ve talked about a lot of different things, but what did I miss about being a quarterback? Heneha - “The pressure that comes along with it. If you’re winning, the team is great. You’re the man. But if you lose, you’re thrown into the fire. Reporters are asking, ‘hey, why didn’t you do this?’ It’s a team loss, but you’re in the spotlight because you’re always in the spotlight. Anderson - “The talk. There’s a lot of big talk out there. Some of it talks you up. You have to be humble. Price - “I agree with the pressure. Yeah, you’re going to have those people that are going to hate on you when you lose, and those who are there backing you up when you lose. And everyone’s your friend when you win. You have to deal with mistakes. You’ll make mistakes and everyone knows about it. Harvey - “The leadership role overall is very important. I play both sides, offense and defense. When I go to defense, I’m the quarterback -- I play cornerback -- and they still look to me. I try to be that leader on the defensive side, too. Baker - “The relationship you have with your coaches and teammates. If you don’t have good relationships with coaches and teammates -- you have to work on improving that relationship. I try to hang out with my teammates outside of school and practice.” VYPE.COM | HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS | JULY 2017

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Academic Athlete of the Year Jeffrey Birch, Bishop Carroll H.S. Jeffrey Birch, who graduated from Bishop Carroll Catholic High School in May, has been selected as the Newton Medical Center Academic Athlete of the Year for 2016-17. Birch will attend the University of Kansas and major in Accounting. He earned a $500 scholarship from Newton Medical Center and VYPE Magazine. Birch participated in cross country and track for the Golden Eagles, earning varsity letters in both sports. He was named all-city twice and was a member of two third-place teams at the Class 5A state cross country meet. "The team was the closest thing I had to a second family and I got to run that last race with my younger brother, which was an incredible experience and culmination of my years in the program," Birch said. Birch carried a weighted 4.24 GPA and belonged to the Scholars Bowl, God Squad, Altar Servers, Game Club and Broadcasters clubs at BCCHS. He has volunteered for the Boy Scouts of America and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. "The most important things I gained from my other activities was leadership skills," Birch said. "I would have never been the leader I am today if not for scouts, and I would not be a better man and student if not for my experiences leading my fellow runners." Birch earned a 35 on his ACT, published a book, is an Eagle Scout and was named a National Merit Finalist. He was the Salutatorian of his senior class at Bishop Carroll. "I went to school with a large number of my classmate for thirteen years," he said. "Going to a school where I know almost no one will be challenging because of it, but I'll never forget the years and memories and true joy that the last few years have given me. I will be forever grateful for those times."

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Brody Kooser (left) and Evan Clark are two of the standouts returning for the two-time defensive champion Derby Panthers.

Derby Looks to Keep Offense Rolling By Matt Browning VYPE South Central Kansas There is a common trend among all levels of football these days. It is all about offense and filling up stat sheets and scoreboards with record-setting numbers. In the NFL, some teams are throwing the ball 40 to 50 times a game, while in college football, more and more teams are running the spread, with as many as five receivers on the field. The Derby Panthers, who have won back-to-back and three of the last four Class 6A state titles, are also putting up video game like numbers at the high school level. But, ask Panther coach, Brandon Clark, as well as offensive linemen Evan Clark and running back Brody Kooser, the key to a successful offense is not entirely scheme or formations. For Derby it is about trust and cohesiveness. “When guys graduate, like they did last year, we just know new guys have to step up,” Kooser said. “And it is always interesting to see which guys do step up.” The backbone to Derby’s offensive success recently has been a combination of gifted skill players like Kooser, as well as powerful, yet athletic offensive 20

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linemen like Clark. But like in most instances, much of the limelight is on the skill players, who rack up yard after yard, while scoring double-digit touchdowns. Do not think the importance of having an offensive line like what Derby has had in the recent past gets lost on Kooser, who is listed at 5-10, 190. “I give the offensive line all of the credit for my success last year,” Kooser said. “If we did not have those guys, my season would not have been nearly as good. We are replacing two guys this year, but I have confidence in the new guys.” Clark (6-3, 275) knows he will not see his name in the newspaper or hear his name on a sportscast like Kooser and the other skill position players ... and he is just fine with that. “We take pride in what we do,” Clark said. “We might not get the glory, but we know we have a job to do.” From the start of the 2013 season, which went on to be the Panthers’ first title season since 1994, Derby has gone 47-4 and with the continuity Brandon Clark has built in the program. Nothing suggests this season will be any different. “With kids like Evan and Brody, they will work hard, which makes others want to work hard,” Clark said. “We know those two are going to have success and success can be contagious to the rest of the team.”


As a team, the Panthers averaged 431 yards and 48 points per game. They eclipsed the 50-point mark six times and 60 points two times. Kooser ran for 1,681 yards last season, scored 31 touchdowns and lost just one fumble. He also caught nine passes, one of which went for a touchdown. “Brody is head smart,” Brandon Clark said. “He is a strong runner and is good at being patient.” Evan Clark, who is being recruited by Western Illinois, South Dakota State and North Dakota, was the anchor of an offensive line that guided a Panther rushing attack to 2,779 yards total yards, a 213 yards per game average and 47 touchdowns. Clark and the line also gave enough protection for last year’s quarterback, Dan Dawdy, to throw for 2,772 yards and 35 touchdowns. “Evan is a good athlete at the offensive line position,” Brandon Clark said. “He is the leader of our offensive line.” Brandon Clark said both Kooser and Evan Clark are not the typical “rah-rah” leaders. Both are quiet and use their play to set the tone. “They speak up if they have to,” Brandon Clark said. “But they bust their tails and get better every day.”

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Trail, Schmidt: Big Shoes To Fill By Bob Lutz VYPE South Central Kansas Alan Schuckman, who won 193 games in 22 seasons, isn’t coaching football this season at Bishop Carroll. And Gary O’Hair has left Andale after winning 150 games in 15 seasons. But the show -- and supporters hope, the winning -- must go on. Meet Dusty Trail (Carroll) and Dylan Schmidt (Andale), the coaches with the enormous shoes to fill. These poor guys. Or perhaps not. Trail came to Carroll with Schuckman in 1995 and was by his side for all of those games, all of those celebrations, all of those great times. And Schmidt played football at Andale for Matt McKee, just before O’Hair arrived. He also served on O’Hair’s staff the past five seasons after one year as head coach at Wellington. So, while Schuckman and O’Hair might be gone, they’re not forgotten. Especially by the men who are replacing them. “There were two things I learned from Gary O’Hair that were most impressive,” Schmidt said. “Number one was just how he treated people. We were really successful, but you wouldn’t have thought it being around him because he’s such a humble guy. And he also showed a lot of patience with kids. As you know, it can be frustrating dealing with 16, 17 and 18-yearold kids but Gary always did a great job of dealing with that.” Trail, who has retained veteran Bishop Carroll coach Jim Nance as his top assistant as well as several other long-time Eagles’ coaches, said Schuckman, who is a Carroll assistant principal, has helped make the transition smooth. “What’s really helped is that the majority of the coaches who helped build this program are still here,” Trail said, acknowledging Nance, Jimmy Allen, Mike Laughan and Brad Carey. “I think that’s made the transition very seamless and smooth for the players.” O’Hair is in the process of moving his family to northeastern New Mexico, where he looks forward to doing more hunting, fishing and golfing than he’s been able to do as a football coach. Schmidt said O’Hair has found a teaching job in Las Vegas, N.M., but won’t be coaching. Schuckman, meanwhile, is helping to institute 24

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a new community-based system at Bishop Carroll, hoping to engage more students and trying to avoid the formation of cliques. Carroll’s goal, Trail said, is for students to interact with one another regardless of similarities or differences. There are more similarities than differences between the football programs at Carroll and Andale, two of the most successful in the state over the past 15-20 years. O’Hair’s teams never missed the playoffs during his 15 years at Andale and won three state championships. Schuckman exhibited the same kind of coaching consistency at Carroll, which won 11 City League titles and two state championships during his 22 seasons. “You’ll maybe see some tweaks here and there but we do that every year just because of the nature of our kids and what’s going to fit the best,” Trail said. “But this is a situation where if it’s not broken, don’t fix it. We’ll be doing a lot of the same things offensively, the same things defensively. We have the same philosophies that Alan brought into the program and that’s not going to change. Hopefully, if we do things right, you’re still going to see a successful Carroll football program.” Schmidt doesn’t have to re-invent the wheel at Andale, either. A winning system is in place, one that he’s been part of.

Dusty Trail has replaced Alan Schuckman at Bishop Carroll. (Photos, Dale Stelz)


Dylan Schmidt is Gary O’Hair’s successor at Andale.

“I’m probably a little more fiery than Gary is,” Schmidt said. “But I’m 34, 35 and he’s in his late-50s. As time goes on and you coach more games and gain more experience, it kind of levels you out a little bit.” Schmidt has coaching in his blood, he said. His father, Mark, has coached track and, specifically, pole vaulters at Andale. One of his uncles is wrestling and track coach at Hoisington and a cousin coaches at Eisenhower. It was O’Hair who convinced Schmidt to leave Wellington and join him at Andale. One of the selling points O’Hair used was that he probably wasn’t much longer for coaching and that if Schmidt wanted to get a foot in the door at his alma mater, that was the time to do so. Andale has been Schmidt’s dream job. Having played there and grown up there, he knows how important football is to the community. That’s mostly a good thing, but it does create some pressure. Especially when you’re replacing a coach with O’Hair’s chops. “This is exciting,” Schmidt said. “It’s a great place with good kids, good parents and high expectations. Football is a big deal here and as a result, you get support from everybody.” Yes, Trail and Schmidt are replacing legendary coaches. But they helped those coaches build legendary programs. “It’s been a pretty typical summer for us,” said Trail, who is tremendously respect of the man he is replacing but undaunted by the task. That’s because Schuckman prepared him and the other Carroll coaches for this time, this moment. That’s Trail’s plan, too. He won’t coach forever, so he has made sure there are young assistants on his staff, former Carroll players, who could someday replace him. “One of my goals when I interviewed for this job was for the program to bring some young guys into the program and start to groom them,” Trail said. “We want them to understand how the program works and hopefully they can implement some of their new and fresh ideas. “Us old guys won’t be around forever.” VYPE.COM | HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS | JULY 2017

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COPELAND’S ROLE:

PROTECT THE QB

Long-time friends Cody McNerney (left) and Mac Copeland of Collegiate are ready for their senior year. (Photo, Dale Stelz)

By Brad Hallier VYPE South Central Kansas It’s hard for Collegiate seniors Mac Copeland and Cody McNerney to think of a time when they weren’t friends. Fact of the matter is, they’ve been friends for most of their lives. They’ve known each other since at least first grade - preschool, if you ask Copeland - and they’ve been buddies pretty much from the day they met. Naturally, one would likely always defend the other, and that couldn’t be more true on the football field. If opposing defenses want a piece of McNerney, a talented, elusive, gun-slinging quarterback, they’re going to have to go through his best friend, an offensive lineman who happens to be 6-feet, 28

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4-inches, weigh 245 pounds and is committed to play at the University of Kansas. McNerney will get a lot of deserved attention from opposing teams this season. He put up jaw-dropping numbers for a Collegiate team that went 7-4 last season, throwing for 2,295 yards and 32 touchdowns while rushing for 791 yards and five TDs. But if McNerney had his way, his buddy would get the attention, game-planning and praise. “You have to look at film, but you should see him work,” McNerney said. “They all do. The holes they make, the time they give you to create plays … without those guys, you’re running for your life every play and not for very long.” That praise is a long-time football tradition. Coaches, quarterbacks and other skill-position


Powered By players try to give offensive linemen their due credit during interviews. But there’s a lot of truth in what they say. “Your quarterback is successful because he has time to throw,” Collegiate coach Mike Gehrer said. “It all starts up front. Our success depends on our offensive front and our defensive front. That’s where it all starts.” The lack of attention doesn’t bother Copeland much. He understands fans enjoy seeing a game where the quarterback throws for 300 yards and five touchdowns, or a running back zooming for 250 yards and four touchdowns. “I know quarterbacks and others get the touchdowns and yards, and linemen don’t have anything specific like that,” Copeland said. “We don’t get the publicity, but I think people know we play an important role. We have one of the most important jobs. Protecting the quarterback is our No. 1 job.” Copeland and his beefy colleagues did well in that area last year. McNerney either ran or threw the ball 454 times out of 677 offensive plays last season, and

yet was sacked just six times. Maybe, just maybe, the tide is turning a little bit and people are noticing and rewarding offensive linemen more. Last year, the Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League Division 1 offensive Most Valuable Player wasn’t a skill-position player. In a league that included Class 6A state champion Derby, a strong Hutchinson team whose only losses were to Derby, and 7-3 Maize, it was Hutchinson offensive lineman Josh Rivas winning MVP. “That shows you how valuable offensive linemen are,” said McNerney, who doesn’t really need any affirmation as to an offensive lineman’s value. “They usually give it to playmakers, but more offensive linemen should be considered for MVP.” Best of luck getting to McNerney this year, especially considering opponents have to get through Copeland. Copeland, after all, is protecting his long-time and closest friend. “We’ve been buddies throughout our lives,” Copeland said. “We’ve had a lot of fun together. We’re like brothers.”

Young Life student athlete of the month Lily Keeler, South H.S. Lily Keeler will be a senior at South High School this fall. Keeler plays tennis for the Titans and has a 3.5 GPA. She started participating in Young Life as a sophomore and has since attended two Young Life camps in Colorado, one as a camper and another as a work crew volunteer. Following graduation, Keeler plans to pursue a degree in nursing. What is the best part of Young Life? “Young Life is accepting to everybody they won’t make fun of you or judge you. They’ll accept you with open arms and invite you to have a great night to come in and meet new friends ... when you go, you get the chance to see the Lord and his love through the love of others.” What’s a memorable thing you’ve done through Young Life? “Young Life has really helped me step outside of myself. Before, I would never want to get up in front of a whole room and do anything, but they’re always doing crazy things at club and they called my name. In front of a full room of people, I hit my leader in the face with a pie! It was a fun and scary moment to overcome that and not be afraid to be in front of people anymore.” What does Young Life mean to you? “It has given me a new perspective on life and brought my heart to the Lord and brought people into my life that support me and walk with me and are a part of my journey.”

Lily (middle) and her Young Life leaders Adrian and Kalyn Waller

Young Life has been present in Wichita-area schools since 1956. Our mission is to love kids in the name of Christ and walk with them in an authentic quest for truth, focusing on fun, adventure and friendship. Currently, Young Life is active in 19 area schools, including programs for high school students, middle school students, expecting/parenting teens and students with disabilities. For more information, contact the Young Life office at 316.303.1490 or check out Wichita.younglife.org Young Life Club at South H.S. will start up again in September. For a schedule of dates, contact Nathan Hansen at 316.249.3260 or lovetheleast95@gmail.com.

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Barry Sanders High School Male Athlete of the Year

Craig Steven, Bishop Carroll Rashad Washington, Wichita Southeast Marcus Johnson, Andover Joe Rheem, Wichita Collegiate Blake Seiler, Bishop Carroll Trent Barney, Maize Paul Eck, Andale Andrew Armagost, Andover Central Harrison Dreiling, Augusta Zackary Steffen, Bishop Carroll Jordan Cyphers, Wichita Southeast Matt Byers, Wichita East Joseph Randle, Wichita Southeast Evan Wessel, Wichita Heights Perry Ellis, Wichita Heights Connor Frankamp, Wichita North Ryan Schadler, Hesston Denzel Goolsby, Bishop Carroll Creighton Sanders, Wichita Heights Matt Pile, Eisenhower

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DISTRICTS

DISTRICTS AT-A-GLANCE Take a good look at the district pairings for this upcoming season. They won’t look quite the same starting next year when the KSHSAA’s new classification ruling kicks in. But for now, Class 6A and 5A will continue their eight-game regular season journeys before teams are seeded by record in the 16-school East and West regions. Their state playoffs begin on Friday, Oct. 27. The six smaller classes will start their playoffs on Friday, Nov. 3, with the exception of Class 3A, which starts on Tuesday, Oct. 31. The top two teams in each district advance to the playoffs, which culminate on Saturday, Nov. 25, with the 11-man and 8-man state championships. Here’s a look at how the district shape up in the VYPE South Central Kansas readership area.

CLASS 4A, DIVISION I D-5 - Mulvane, Ulysses, Wellington, Winfield Mulvane lost a large senior class, but has one of the best quarterbacks in the state in Jayden Price. Ulysses continues to produce a successful program each year. Wellington and Winfield combined for just one win last year and that when the Vikings beat the Crusaders in Wellington. Best Game - Ulysses at Mulvane, Oct. 13. District Winner - Ulysses. D-6 - Andover Central, Augusta, Maize South, Rose Hill This could turn into quite a four-team battle royale this fall. Maize South and Augusta still have the horses to reach the playoffs and should be Buhler’s Dalton Smyres (15) and Maize South’s Tyler White (10) will reach for the playoffs once again this season. the favorites, but a healthy Andover Central team (the Jags were banged up big-time last year) will test either one of them, and Rose Hill continues to improve its. Best Game - Augusta at Maize South, Oct. 13. District Winner - Maize South. D-7 - Andale, Buhler, El Dorado, Circle This is still a two-team race between Andale and Buhler to to see who hosts in the opening round of playoffs and who must go on the road. But, even that doesn’t really matter with these two programs. They’re both good enough to go on the road and win just about anywhere. Best Game - Buhler at Andale, Oct. 13. District Winner - Buhler.

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CLASS 4A, DIVISION II D-5 - Clearwater, Nickerson, Collegiate, Trinity Academy Collegiate and Nickerson are the favorites, but not by much. Clearwater and Trinity both are expected to ve solid this season, Nickerson is one of the most improved programs in the area under coach Mike Vernon. The Panthers lost by two by at Collegiate a year ago. Best Game - Collegiate at Nickerson, Oct. 20. District Winner - Collegiate. D-8 - Holcomb, Hugoton, Kingman, Pratt Kingman finds itself in a rugged four-team district, which includes the reining 4A-II state champions (Pratt, 12-1) and a Hugoton team that was 10-2 a year ago, it’s only two losses by seven points each to the Greenbacks. Best Game - Pratt at Hugoton, Oct. 20. District Winner - Pratt.

CLASS 3A D-9 - Belle Plaine, Douglass, Bluestem, Independent A wide-open district with none of the teams posting a winning record last year. Belle Plaine and Bluestem are getting better, but not good enough yeat to challenge for a playoff berth. Best Game - Independent at Douglass, Oct. 20. District Winner - Independent.

Colton Terhune and his Conway Springs’ teammates are in the state’s toughest Class 3A district.

D-10 - Chaparral, Cheney, Conway Springs, Garden Plain. This is the strongest district in any class, bar none. Four quality and successful programs fighting for two playoff spots. All four had winning records last year, but it was Conway Springs (7-2) and Cheney (5-4) staying home, while Chaparral (9-2) and garden Plain advanced (10-2). It could come down to the point eyetem once again. Best Game - Chaparral at Conway Springs, Oct. 26. District Winner - Conway Springs. D-11 - Halstead, Haven, Trinity Catholic, Sterling Halstead has been one of 3A’s best teams over the last three years, while Trinity and Sterling have had their moments. Sterling has a new coach, while Haven is finding its way in the tough Central Kansas League. Best Game - Trinity Catholic at Halstead, Oct. 20. District Winner - Halstead. D-12 - Hesston, Hillsboro, Marion, SE-Saline Another strong district. Hesston (CKL), Marion (HOA) and Southeast of Saline (NCAA) are all considered favorites in their respective leagues. Hesston is coming off a magical year which nearly saw the Swathers win the 3A state title. Best Game - SE-Saline at Hesston, Oct. 20 District Winner - Hesston.

CLASS 2-1A D-5 - Inman, Medicine Lodge, Moundridge, Sedgwick, Remington Sedgwick looks to be in control of this district, but the second playoff spot looks to be a fight between four other teams. There was a three-way tie for second at 2-2 last year, but Moundridge advanced on points. Best Game - Moundridge at Sedgwick, Oct. 13. District Winner - Sedgwick. VYPE.COM | HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS | JULY 2017

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DISTRICTS

8-MAN, DIVISION I D-2 - Central Burden, CV-Dexter, Oxford, Peabody, Flinthills, Udall Another wide-open race with at least four teams having a shot at the district title. Oxford should be a contender in the South Central Border League as well. Best Game - Peabody at Oxford, Oct. 6. District Winner - Oxford. D-6 - Argonia-Attica, South Central, Kiowa County, Fairfield, Macksville, Skyline This one could come down to the final game of the regular season in Coldwater. South Central won last year in Attica and finished with a 9-2 season. Best Game - Argonia-Attica at South Central, Oct. 26. District Winner - South Central.

8-MAN, DIVISION II D-2 - Burrton, Caldwell, Hartford, Central Christian, Norwich, South Haven Central Christian and Hartford combined for a staggering 154 points in last year’s shootout in Hutchinson. More of the same is expected this year, but Caldwell may have something to say about which teams advance in the playoffs. Best Game - Hartford at Caldwell, Oct. 13. District Winner - Caldwell. D-7 - Ashland, Bucklin, Chase, South Barber, Pretty Prairie, Stafford South Barber and Chase were the teams advancing a year ago as Pretty Prairie just missed a playoff spot. The Bulldogs have to go on the road for both of those games this season. Best Game - South Barber at Chase, Oct. 6. District Winner - South Barber.

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PRESEASON COACHES’ POLLS (From Information Received By VYPE Magazine)

CITY LEAGUE 1. Heights 2. Northwest 3. Bishop Carroll 4. Kapaun 5. West 6. East 7. South 8. North 9. Southeast

AVCTL II

AVCTL III

1. Derby

1. Goddard

1. Buhler

2, Hutchinson

2. Valley Center

2. McPherson

3. Campus

3. Andover

3. Augusta

4. Salina South

4. Eisenhower

5. Salina Central

5. Newton

6. Maize

6. Arkansas City

4. Maize South 5. Andover Central 6. Winfield 7. Circle

AVCTL IV

CENTRAL PLAINS

CENTRAL KS

SCBL

1. Collegiate

1. Conway Springs 2. Chaparral 3. Garden Plain 4. Cheney 5. Trinity Academy 6. Independent 7. Douglass 8. Belle Plaine 9. Medicine Lodge

1. Hesston 2. Pratt 3. Nickerson 4. Smoky Valley 5. Halstead 6. Hoisington 7. Kingman 8. Larned 9. Hillsboro 10. Haven 11. Lyons

1. West Elk 2. Caldwell 3. Oxford 4. Central Burden 5. Sedan 6. CV-Dexter 7. Udall 8. South Haven 9. Flinthills

2. Andale 3. Clearwater 4. Rose Hill 5. Mulvane 6. Wellington 7. El Dorado

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BISHOP CARROLL

Mascot - Eagles | Class - 5A | Region - West

6110 W Kellogg Dr · 10550 W Central

THE COACH

Dusty Trail
(First Year)

THE SCHEDULE

Aug. 31 – At Wichita Northwest Sept. 8 – At Salina South Sept. 15 – Wichita West Sept. 21 – At Wichita East Sept. 29 – At Derby Oct. 6 – Wichita South Oct. 13 – At Wichita Heights Oct. 20 – Kapaun Oct. 27 – Playoff Game

LAST SEASON (7-3) Wichita Northwest Salina South Wichita West Wichita East Derby Wichita South Wichita Heights Kapaun Mt. Carmel Kapaun Mt. Carmel Goddard

L 49-61 W 40-13 W 63-28 W 45-0 L 13-49 W 36-20 W 42-41 W 25-3 W 41-8 L 12-20

RETURNING STARTERS Offense - 7 | Defense - 7 Braden Howell 6-2 185 Thomas Helten 6-4 190 Wade Hull 6-0 275 Kevin Kelly 5-9 200 Clay Cundiff 6-4 220 Sean Hallacy 6-2 240 Jackson Nichols 5-10 165 Riggs Robben 6-2 230 Luke Evans 6-1 175 Isaiah Carter 6-2 220 Jacob Buchanan 6-0 170 AJ Peters 5-10 160 Ben Berenson 5-8 150 Brady Bockover 6-0 185 Rodney Steven 5-8 150 Joseph Holthusen 5-10 155

Sr. QB Sr. WR Sr. OL Sr. OL Jr. TE Jr. OL Jr. RB Sr. LB Sr. DB Sr. DE Sr. DB Sr. DB Sr. DB Jr. LB Sr. K Sr. KR/PR

RECORD TRACKER 2016 - 7-3 2015 - 11-2 2014 - 13-0 2013 - 10-1 2012 - 13-0

Braden Howell returns to lead Carroll’s offense.

FAST FACT Carroll gets a jump on most schools with an August 31st season opener. SEASON OUTLOOK New coach, same expectations. Bishop Carroll has a new football coach, sort of. Dusty Trail, who spent the last two decades as the offensive coordinator, is now in charge of the entire program after taking over for Alan Schuckman. The Golden Eagles return seven starters each on offense and defense, including first-team All-City players Clay Cundiff (TE) and Riggs Robben (LB), a pair of second-teammers in Luke Evans (DB) and Isaiah Carter (DE), plus four players who earned HM honors, including quarterback Braden Howell.

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10254 W 13th St N · Wichita, KS · (316) 729-4600

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KAPAUN MT. CARMEL

Mascot - Crusaders | Class - 5A | Region - West

THE COACH

RETURNING STARTERS

Dan Adelhardt
(13th year, 68-50)

THE SCHEDULE

Oct. 31 – At Wichita Southeast Sept. 8 – Andover Sept. 15 – Wichita East Sept. 22 – At Wichita South Sept. 29 – Wichita Northwest Oct. 6 – Wichita Heights Oct. 13 – At St. James Academy Oct. 20 – At Bishop Carroll Oct. 27 – Playoff Game

11411 E Kellogg Dr

LAST SEASON (2-7) Wichita Southeast Andover Wichita East Wichita South Wichita Northwest Wichita Heights St. James Academy Bishop Carroll Bishop Carroll

W 27-7 L 18-21 W 25-6 L 14-35 L 35-56 L 21-24 L 17-28 L 3-25 L 8-41

Offense - 8 | Defense - 6 Nick Channel 6-1 195 Nick Lowe 6-3 260 Brayden Wells 6-1 245 Dylan Baxter 6-0 260 Jon Schoelwer 6-1 190 Patrick Altenor 6-2 240 Christian Werne 6-0 210 Jacob Schmitz 6-4 215 Kevin Mills 6-1 195 Jacob Roberts 6-0 190 Travis Phelps 5-9 220 Scott Valentas 6-3 190 Parker Manning 5-10 155

Sr. RB-DB Sr. OL Sr. OL Sr. OL Sr. RB Jr. OL Jr. OL Jr. TE Sr. LB-DB Sr. LB Sr. DL Jr. DB Jr. DB

RECORD TRACKER 2016 - 2-7 2015 - 7-3 2014 - 6-4 2013 - 10-2 2012 - 3-6

FAST FACT

The Crusaders bring back their entire offensive line.

SEASON OUTLOOK After a three-year stretch that saw them win 23 games, last year was not what the Crusaders expected, but 14 starters return, including senior RB-LB-DB Nick Channel, who is one of the City League’s top players. Michael Tomblin also returns after a injured junior season. The Crusaders will also be featuring a new quarterback this fall.

WICHITA EAST

Mascot - Blue Aces | Class - 6A | Region - West

501 E Pawnee St

THE COACH

Bill Coffman
(3rd year, 3-15)

THE SCHEDULE

9-1 - Garden City (at South) 9-8 - Wichita North (at Heights) 9-15 - At Kapaun 9-21 - Bishop Carroll (at South) 9-29 - Wichita Southeast (at NW) 10-6 - At Great Bend 10-13 - Wichita South (at NW) 10-20 - Wichita West (at South) 10-27 - Playoff Game

LAST SEASON (2-7) Garden City Wichita North Kapaun Bishop Carroll Wichita Southeast Great Bend Wichita South Wichita West Garden City

L 19-43 W 47-6 L 6-25 L 0-45 W 21-20 L 10-41 L 23-60 L 7-41 L 14-49

RETURNING STARTERS Offense - 5 | Defense - 5 Jayden Wyatt 6-1 240 Kyrice Wesley 6-2 190 Blazer Snell 5-9 185 Sean Burton 6-1 260 Marcus Altamarano 5-10 255 Dewade Black 6-0 170 Deshawn Nimmons 6-0 170 Garrett Lancelot 6-0 165 Nick Navarro 6-0 210

Jr. OL Sr. WR Sr. RB-SS Sr. OL-DL Sr. OL Jr. LB Sr. LB Sr. SS Sr. K-P

RECORD TRACKER 2016 - 2-7 2015 - 1-8 2014 - 4-6 2013 - 3-6 2012 - 5-4

FAST FACT

East ‘home games’ are at three locations - Heights, Northwest and South.

SEASON OUTLOOK The Blue Aces will lean on a strong senior class to try and move up the ladder in the City League. East has as much speed on both sides of the ball as anyone in the league, but must find much-needed depth on both the offensive and defensive lines. Nick Navarro, a senior, is one of the top punters and kickers in the area.

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WICHITA HEIGHTS

Mascot - Eagles | Class - 5A | Region - West

3030 N Rock Rd

THE COACH

Terry Harrison
(5th year, 31-13)

THE SCHEDULE

Sept. 1 – At Olathe North Sept. 8 – At Wichita Northwest Sept. 15 – Dodge City Sept. 21 – Wichita Southeast Sept. 29 – Wichita North Oct. 6 – At Kapaun Oct. 13 – Bishop Carroll Oct. 19 – At Wichita South Oct. 27 – Playoff Game

LAST SEASON (9-2)

Olathe North Wichita Northwest Dodge City Wichita Southeast Wichita North Kapaun Mt. Carmel Bishop Carroll Wichita South Salina Central Emporia Goddard

W 41-21 W 53-33 W 34-14 W 41-14 W 60-7 W 24-21 L 41-42 W 55-27 W5 5-0 W 42-7 L 14-28

RETURNING STARTERS

Offense - 6 | Defense - 7 Dejuan Scott 5-11 195 Braxton Kirkendoll 5-9 150 Courtez Orange 6-2 185 Terry Jenkins 5-7 185 K’Vonte Baker 5-8 165 Ryan Depperschmidt 6-1 235 Dalen Williams 6-3 215 Austin McCartney 6-0 185 Javeon Johnson 6-1 190 Caleb Washington 5-9 195 Keshawn Howell 6-1 175 Aevodric Gilkey 5-9 160 Rashawn Mayes 5-6 155

Sr. RB Sr. RB Sr. WR Sr. OL Jr. QB Jr. OL Sr. DL Sr. DL Sr. LB Sr. LB Sr. DB Sr. LB Jr. DB

Dejuan Scott was a first-team All-City running back for the Falcons.

RECORD TRACKER 2016 - 9-2 2015 - 9-2 2014 - 8-3 2013 - 7-4 2012 - 7-3

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FAST FACT Heights placed seven players on the All-City League first team last year. SEASON OUTLOOK The Falcons put together one of the best seasons in 5A last year. They barely missed a perfect regular season before falling to eventual runnerup Goddard. Heights returns 13 starters, including All-City League quarterback K’Vonte Baker, who will be a junior. Another first-team allleague player is returning running back Dejuan Scott to form a potent backfield. Dalen Williams (DL) and JaVeon Johnson (LB) anchor a quick, speedy and senior-laden defense. The Falcons need to replace last year’s strong senior leadership and shore up depth on the offensive line.

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WICHITA NORTH

Mascot - Redskins | Class - 6A | Region - West

2111 N Amidon Ave

THE COACH: Scott Moshier
(First Year) THE SCHEDULE

9-1 - Wichita South (at Heights) 9-8 - Wichita East (at Heights) 9-15 - Wichita Southeast (at South) 9-22 - Liberal (at Heights) 9-29 - At Wichita Heights 10-6 - Wichita West (at South) 10-12 - Wichita Northwest (at Heights) 10-20 - Pittsburg 10-27 - Playoff Game

LAST SEASON (0-9) Wichita South Wichita East Wichita Southeast Liberal Wichita Heights Wichita West Wichita Northwest Pittsburg Derby

L 0-61 L 6-47 L 2-36 L 14-56 L 7-60 L 12-51 L 13-73 L 6-50 L 0-62

RETURNING STARTERS

Offense - 7 | Defense - 4 Ty Bruckner 5-10 160 SR WR Simon Uhrig 6-6 280 SR OL Thomas Kucera 5-10 240 JR OL Luis Ramirez 5-8 220 SR OL Jordan Urbina 6-0 280 SR OL Jacob Bagby 6-2 230 JR OL Chris Zaricki 6-4 195 JR WR Alex Rodriguez 5-10 160 SR DB Jose Vargas 6-2 180 SR DB Jacob Cordoba 5-9 160 JR DB Javier Ruiz 5-8 170 SR OLB

RECORD TRACKER 2016 - 0-9 2015 - 1-9 2014 - 1-8 2013 - 1-9 2012 - 1-9

FAST FACT

The Redskins have reached the playoffs three of the last five years.

SEASON OUTLOOK Moshier returns to his alma mater to rebuild the program after a highly-successful 11-year run (107-19) at Meade High School. The first order of business, according to the new coach, is to become more competitive. Eleven starters return, including three who earned HM all-league honors last year - Ty Bruckner, Simon Uhrig and Thomas Kucera.

WICHITA SOUTH

Mascot - Titans | Class - 6A | Region - West

501 E Pawnee St

THE COACH: Paul A. Lopez
(First Year) THE SCHEDULE

Sept. 1 – Wichita North (at Heights) Sept. 8 – Wichita West Sept. 15 – At Garden City Sept. 22 – Kapaun Sept. 29 – Dodge City Oct. 6 – At Bishop Carroll Oct. 13 – Wichita East (at NW) Oct. 19 – Wichita Heights Oct. 27 – Playoff Game

LAST SEASON (4-5)

Wichita North Wichita West Garden City Kapaun Mt. Carmel Dodge City Bishop Carroll Wichita East Wichita Heights Free State

W W L W L L W L L

61-0 29-3 6-21 35-14 19-35 20-36 60-23 27-55 14-52

RETURNING STARTERS Offense - 5 | Defense - 4 Jabril Freeman 6-3 185 Evan Kruse 6-0 165 Payton Collins 5-8 235 Damian Wells 5-8 165 Antwan Scales 5-10 155 Phillip Landrum 5-11 165 Marciano Escareno 6-2 210 Payton Collins 5-8 235 J’shawn Brown 5-10 200 Travion Taylor 6-0 185

Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Sr.

RECORD TRACKER WR QB RB WR RB DB LB DL DL K

2016 - 4-5 2015 - 5-4 2014 - 2-7 2013 - 1-8 2012 - 1-8

FAST FACT

The Titans were 4-2 in an abbreviated City League schedule last season.

SEASON OUTLOOK First-year coach Paul Lopez will have nine returning starters back, including junior leader Evan Kruse at quarterback. The coach calls junior RB-DL Payton Collins the team’s most improved athlete from and senior Philip Landrum was the state’s fastest sprinter during last spring’s track season. Jabril Freeman and Antwan Scales bring strong leadership.

Terry Johnson, State Farm Agent

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WICHITA NORTHWEST

Mascot - Grizzlies | Class - 6A | Region - West

10600 W 21st St

THE COACH

Steve Martin
(6th year, 34-17)

THE SCHEDULE

Aug. 31 – Bishop Carroll Sept. 8 – Wichita Heights Sept. 15 – At Great Bend Sept. 22 – vs. Wichita West Sept. 29 – At Kapaun Oct. 6 – Garden City Oct. 12 – Wichita North (at Heights) Oct. 20 – Wichita Southeast Oct. 27 – Playoff Game

LAST SEASON (6-4) Bishop Carroll Wichita Heights Great Bend Wichita West Kapaun Mt. Carmel Garden City Wichita North Wichita Southeast Topeka High Derby

W 61-49 L 33-53 L 47-58 W 57-24 W 56-35 L 34-46 W 73-13 W 88-21 W 29-28 L 28-65

RETURNING STARTERS Offense - 6 | Defense - 6 Austin Anderson 5-11 185 Jaxson Reynolds 6-0 180 Earon Garcia 5-11 240 Jack Shumway 6-1 215 Jalen Smith 6-0 180 Breece Hall 6-1 195 Garrett Bridwell 6-2 215 Josh Carterv 5-10 210 Marcus Hicks 6-5 245 Percelle Finch 6-2 195 Eric Solis 5-10 275 Austin Zaring 5-9 175

Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr.

QB WR OL OL WR RB DE LB DE DL DL LB

RECORD TRACKER 2016 - 6-4 2015 - 10-1 2014 - 7-3 2013 - 5-5 2012 - 6-4

Dean Jones, State Farm Agent

10254 W 13th St N · Wichita, KS · (316) 729-4600

Percelle Finch (56) is a returning starter for the defense.

FAST FACT Northwest set a state record in 2016, averaging 546 yards per game in total offense. SEASON OUTLOOK What a wild season 2016 was for the Grizzlies. They scored over 45 points six times during the season, but also allowed 45 or more points five times. Leading the offense is quarterback Austin Anderson, who earned secondteam all-league honors as a junior by throwing for over 2,300 yards. A pair of first-team All-City players are back - senior lineman Earon Garcia and junior linebacker Josh Carter. Fourteen starters return, including eight on defense, which started up to five sophomores at times last year. Some of Northwest’s top offensive players could play some defense this fall.

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WICHITA SOUTHEAST

11411 E Kellogg Dr

Mascot - Golden Buffaloes | Class - 6A | Region - West

THE COACH

Erik Dobbins
(First Year)

THE SCHEDULE

LAST SEASON (1-8)

Oct. 31 – Kapaun (at South) Sept. 8 – At Dodge City Sept. 15 – Wichita North (at South) Sept. 21 – At Wichita Heights Sept. 29 – Wichita East (at NW) Oct. 6 – At Liberal Oct. 13 – Wichita West (at South) Oct. 20 – At Wichita Northwest Oct. 27 – Playoff Game

Kapaun Mt. Carmel Dodge City Wichita North Wichita Heights Wichita East Liberal Wichita West Wichita Northwest Manhattan

L 7-27 L 8-50 W 36-2 L 6-41 L 20-21 L 7-38 L 19-51 L 21-83 L 20-63

RETURNING STARTERS

Offense - 8 | Defense - 7 Tarik Adkins 6-3 205 Sr. QB Mark Carter 5-6 155 Sr. WR Cadet Sterlinski 6-0 210 Sr. TE Calvin Tran 6-2 295 Sr. OL Jose Ponce 6-2 220 Sr. OL Hannon Marquis 6-0 280 Sr. OL Dayton Evans 6-2 285 Sr. OL Quinton Thomas 5-9 200 So. WR Ollie McGee 5-11 165 Sr. DB Brandon Payne 5-11 175 Sr. DB Johnathon Strader 6-0 180 Sr. DL Braxton Davis 5-9 155 Jr. LB Saul Guzman 5-10 180 Jr. LB Malik Claibourn 6-3 230 Jr. DL Larry Cherry 5-11 175 So. DB

RECORD TRACKER 2016 - 1-8 2015 - 1-8 2014 - 1-8 2013 - 2-7 2012 - 3-6

FAST FACT

Dobbins is one of four new coaches in the City League.

SEASON OUTLOOK Fifteen starters return for first-year head coach Erik Dobbins as the Golden Buffaloes look to get things going in the right direction. Dobbins pointed to players such as Tarik Adkins, Dayton Evans, Calvin Tran and Braxton Davis for their leadership and commitment during the team’s summer program.

6110 W Kellogg Dr

WICHITA WEST

Mascot - Pioneers | Class - 6A | Region - West

THE COACH

RETURNING STARTERS

Weston Schartz
(21st year, 105-89)

THE SCHEDULE

Sept. 1 – Dodge City (at NW) Sept. 8 – At Wichita South Sept. 15 – At Bishop Carroll Sept. 22 – At Wichita Northwest Sept. 29 – At Great Bend Oct. 6 – Wichita North (at South) Oct. 13 – Wichita Southeast (at South) Oct. 20 – Wichita East (at South) Oct. 27 – Playoff Game

LAST SEASON (3-6)

Dodge City Wichita South Bishop Carroll Wichita Northwest Great Bend Wichita North Wichita Southeast Wichita East Junction City

FAST FACT

Glann and Reed return after missing last season with knee injuries.

SEASON OUTLOOK

L L L L L W W W L

7-14 3-29 28-63 24-57 21-42 51-12 51-19 41-7 28-54

Offense - 7 | Defense - 8 Casey Glann 6-0 215 Kesean Deshazer 5-4 140 Treven Veltman 6-0 170 Tayton Webb 5-11 200 Bryce Leonard 5-10 230 Zion Parks 5-10 185 Austin Fulgroat 6-2 255 Jordan Rios 6-1 250 Isia Reed 6-0 210 Alante French 6-0 170 Jaquez Hadley 5-7 155 Christian Loudermilk 5-9 230 Xavier Sellers 5-6 150 Shakur Johnson 5-8 170 Deshawn Nichols 6-2 270

Sr. OL Sr. RB Sr. WR/QB Sr. TE Sr. OL Jr. QB Jr. OL Sr. DL Sr. LB/DE Sr. DB Sr. DB Sr. DL Jr. DB Jr. DB Jr. DL

Kesean Deshazer

RECORD TRACKER 2016 - 3-6 2015 - 5-5 2014 - 4-6 2013 - 6-4 2012 - 3-6

The injury-riddled 2016 season was a disappinting one for the Pioneers, but things could turn aound quickly with 15 starters returning, including All-City running back Kesean Deshazer, who rushed for over 1,000 yards last year. Zion Parks returns at quarterback, while Alante French and Jaquez Hadley are the top tacklers returning on defense.

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Comeback Player of the Month Daniel Fulghum, Halstead H.S. It was not an ideal end to Daniel Fulghum’s senior season of athletics at Halstead, but he helped stamp a legacy. “Being a part of that, it was something else,” Fulghum said. Early in the 2016 football season, Fulghum felt his knee pop during a tackle. He marched on, but as he tried to catch the ball on a kickoff return soon after, his plant leg gave out. Fulghum ruptured his right anterior cruciate ligament. A key cog for the Dragons, Fulghum’s year was over, including baseball. “It was just coming together, and then bam, everything was done for,” he said. The ACL injury was confirmed by Dr. Jennifer Koontz at Newton Medical Center. Dr. Ryan Livermore performed the repair. Fulghum has fully recovered. Fulghum and his teammates made a lasting impression on Halstead football. The program was 21-3 in Fulghum’s two seasons in Halstead. The future is bright. “They’ll be setting the standards just as high, if not even higher,” Fulghum said.

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DERBY

Mascot - Panthers | Class - 6A | Region - West

1106 Rock Road

THE COACH

Brandon Clark
(11th year, 93-33)

THE SCHEDULE Sept. 1 – At Eisenhower Sept. 8 – At Goddard Sept. 15 – Maize Sept. 22 – Hutchinson Sept. 29 – Bishop Carroll Oct. 6 – At Salina Central Oct. 13 – Salina South Oct. 20 – At Campus Oct. 27 – Playoff Game

LAST SEASON (13-0)

Eisenhower W 55-20 Goddard W 35-6 Maize W 52-7 Hutchinson W 46-20 Bishop Carroll W 49-13 Salina Central W 46-16 Salina South W 56-7 Campus W 53-0 Wichita North W 62-0 Wichita Northwest W 65-28 Hutchinson W 40-7 Free State W 49-21 Blue Valley W 17-14

RETURNING STARTERS Offense - 5 | Defense - 1 Evan Clark 6-3 274 Gage Jones 6-0 220 Jordan Renard 5-10 220 Michael Littleton 6-3 210 Brody Kooser 5-10 190 Alex McGill 5-9 185

Sr. OL Sr. OL Sr. OL Sr. TE/WR Sr. RB Sr. LB

RECORD TRACKER 2016 - 13-0 2015 - 12-1 2014 - 9-2 2013 - 12-1 2012 - 10-2

Michael Littleton is a big-play threat for the Panthers.

SEASON OUTLOOK

FAST FACT The Panthers outscored their opponents by 38.6 ppg. last year until the state finals.

Normally returning just six total starters equates to a rebuilding year, but not at Derby. The two-time defending state champions in Class 6A - three titles in four years - are simply reloading. Five starters are back from an offensive unit that averaged 48 points a game, including all-state lineman Evan Clark and all-state running back Brody Kooser. The Panthers also return Gage Jones and Jordan Renard up front, along with tight end Michael Littleton. Senior linebacker Alex McGill is the lone returning starter on defense, so Derby fans will get a look at a lot of newcomers in 2017.

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CAMPUS

Mascot - Colts | Class - 6A | Region - West

3137 S Seneca St

RETURNING STARTERS

THE COACH

Greg A. Slade
(5th year, 7-29)

THE SCHEDULE

Sept. 1 – Arkansas City Sept. 8 – Valley Center Sept. 15 – At Salina South Sept. 22 – At Salina Central Sept. 29 – Andover Oct. 6 – At Maize Oct. 13 – At Hutchinson Oct. 20 – Derby Oct. 27 – Playoff Game

LAST SEASON (3-6) Arkansas City Valley Center Salina South Salina Central Andover Maize Hutchinson Derby Hutchinson

W 21-14 L 7-34 W 36-21 W 45-8 L 14-19 L 21-35 L 14-49 L 0-53 L 21-56

Offense - 10 | Defense - 7 Federico Harvey, Jr. 6-1 155 Cameron Harvey 5-10 160 Quinton Hicks 6-3 230 Matt Kloxin 6-2 270 Braden Haak 6-0 190 Anthony Queen 6-0 180 Seth Falley 6-3 280 Robbie Adamson 6-0 250 Tyler Kahmann 6-3 210 Sammie Wise 5-9 165 Cole Martins 5-11 170 Mateo Martinez 6-1 195 Nathan Preece 6-0 245 Corbin Gosnell 6-0 185

Sr. QB-CB Jr. RB-FS Jr. TE-LB Sr. OL Sr. WR Sr. WR Jr. OL Jr. OL Jr. TE Jr. RB Jr. LB Jr. LB Jr. DL Jr. LB

RECORD TRACKER 2016 - 3-6 2015 - 2-7 2014 - 1-8 2013 - 1-8 2012 - 1-8

FAST FACT

Coach Slade said Colts had their best turnout in 5 years for summer workouts.

SEASON OUTLOOK The Colts are in position to get things turned around with 17 starters returning, including 10 on offense, led by senior quarterback Federico Harvey Jr. There’s size up front with three returnees averaging out at 267 pounds per man. Seven starters are returning on defense and Coach Slade feels his team has improved its speed at every position.

MAIZE

Mascot - Eagles | Class - 5A | Region - West

THE COACH: Gary Guzman
(7th year, 27-29) THE SCHEDULE

Sept. 1 – At Newton Sept. 8 – Eisenhower Sept. 15 – At Derby Sept. 22 – Salina South Sept. 29 – At Arkansas City Oct. 6 – Campus Oct. 13 – At Salina Central Oct. 20 – Hutchinson Oct. 27 – Playoff Game

FAST FACT

LAST SEASON (7-3)

Newton W 49-27 Eisenhower W 45-35 Derby L 7-52 Salina South W 28-21 Arkansas City W 56-33 Campus W 35-21 Salina Central W 42-28 Hutchinson L 7-40 Arkansas City W 22-20 Valley Center L 13-27

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RETURNING STARTERS Offense - 3 | Defense - 7 Dalyn Johnson 5-7 194 Brayden Payne 6-0 175 Jordan Helm 5-8 138 Antonio Espinoza 6-3 206 Ethan Farney 5-11 205 Jalen Johnson 5-10 175 Colton Lumpkins 5-9 168 Cameron Grimes 5-8 145 Jacob Quiggle 5-9 221 Noah Stanton 6-0 187

Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr.

RB QB WR DE LB LB DB DB DL DE

Dalyn Johnson

RECORD TRACKER 2016 - 7-3 2015 - 1-8 2014 - 4-5 2013 - 7-3 2012 - 5-4

Eagles scored over 40 points in four different games last season.

SEASON OUTLOOK The Eagles put together a strong 2016 season with an offense that averaged nearly 31 points a game. With just three starters returning there, the defense will need to shore things up early. Seven starters are back on defense and the Eagles will still be looking to build depth on both sides of the ball. Senior running back Dalyn Johnson is one of the best in the area.

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HUTCHINSON

Mascot - Salthawks | Class - 6A | Region - West

THE COACH

Ryan Cornelsen
(4th year, 23-11)

THE SCHEDULE

Aug. 31 – At Olathe East Sept. 8 – Newton Sept. 15 – Salina Central Sept. 22 – At Derby Sept. 29 – At Eisenhower Oct. 6 – Salina South Oct. 13 – Campus Oct. 20 – At Maize Oct. 27 – Playoff Game

LAST SEASON (13-0) Olathe East Newton Salina Central Derby Eisenhower Salina South Campus Maize Campus Junction City Derby

W 41-13 W 46-21 W 33-14 L 20-46 W 56-16 W 42-21 W 49-14 W 40-7 W 56-21 W 42-41 (ot) L 7-40

RETURNING STARTERS

Offense - 6 | Defense - 7 Dylan Jensen 6-0 215 Brynden Grow 6-1 253 Jordan Denison 5-11 235 Hunter DeGarmo 6-0 218 Josiah Galindo 5-10 180 Brody Smith 5-10 175 Austin Corwin 6-0 220 Colten Miller 6-2 205 Bryce Culley 5-9 205 Tre-Vaughn Jones 6-2 180 Michael Coulter 5-9 155 Davian Vigil 6-3 184

Sr. OL-DL Sr. OL Sr. OL Sr. OL Sr. FB Sr. RB Sr. DL Sr. LB Sr. LB Sr. S Jr. CB Jr. CB

Tre-Vaughn Jones is back to help anchor the Hutch defense.

RECORD TRACKER 2016 - 9-2 2015 - 6-4 2014 - 8-5 2013 - 5-4 2012 - 10-3

FAST FACT Last year’s nine victories was the most by Hutch since 2012 - (10-3).. SEASON OUTLOOK The Salt Hawks put together another strong season, losing only to 6A champion Derby twice in 11 games. Thirteen starters return for Hutch High, including six on offense and seven on defense. The offense took a hit in late July when senior running back Brody Smith was injured in an auto accident. His status for the season was uncertain at press time. Senior lineman Dylan Jensen is back after earning second-team all-league honors on both sides of the ball. He is one of four offensive lineman back this season.

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GODDARD

Mascot - Lions | Class - 5A | Region - West

18631 W Kellogg

THE COACH: Scott Vang
(6th Year, 24-28) THE SCHEDULE

Sept. 1 – At Olathe Northwest Sept. 8 – Derby Sept. 14 – At Andover Sept. 22 – Eisenhower Sept. 29 – At Salina South Oct. 6 – At Arkansas City Oct. 13 – Valley Center Oct. 20 – Newton Oct. 27 – Playoff Game

LAST SEASON (11-2)

Olathe Northwest Derby Andover Eisenhower Salina South Arkansas City Valley Center Newton Salina South Bishop Carroll Wichita Heights Great Bend Mill Valley

W 27-26(2ot) L 6-35 W 50-14 W 60-12 W 42-7 W 52-13 W 49-7 W 62-20 W 52-0 W 20-12 W 28-14 W 50-21 L 34-35 (2ot)

RECORD TRACKER

RETURNING STARTERS Offense - 5 | Defense - 4 A.J. Vang 6-2 280 Blake Sullivan 6-0 185 Aaron Valentine 6-2 225 Owen Beason 6-2 190 Chod Morrow 6-5 255 Ian McSwain 5-10 170 Justin Amaro 5-11 200 Cole Caraway 5-8 170 Jacob Mondragon 5-11 265 Blake Sullivan 6-0 185 Gentry Cole 5-7 145

Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr.

2016 - 11-2 2015 - 6-4 2014 - 2-8 2013 - 1-8 2012 - 4-6

OL QB OL TE OL FS LB SS DL P K

FAST FACT

Goddard’s run to the title game included back-to-back wins over Carroll and Heights.

SEASON OUTLOOK So close. The Lions were just inches away from capping an amazing year and winning the 5A state championship, but came up just short, losing a 35-34 double overtime decision to Mill Valley in the finals. Ten starters are back for another go at it, including all-state lineman A.J. Vang and HM all-state quarterback Blake Sullivan on offense. Tight end Owen Beason also returns after earning all-league honors. All-state safety ian McSwain returns on defense, along with first-team all-leaguer Cole Caraway at strong safety.

AUGUSTA

Mascot - Orioles | Class - 4A D-I | District - 6

THE COACH: Jason Filbeck
(4th year, 18-12) THE SCHEDULE

Sept. 1 – Winfield Sept. 8 – At Clearwater Sept. 15 – At Circle Sept. 22 – McPherson Sept. 29 – At Chanute Oct. 6 – Buhler Oct. 13 – At Maize South Oct. 20 – At Andover Central Oct. 27 – Rose Hill

LAST SEASON (6-4)

Winfield W 32-0 Clearwater W 20-13 Circle W 33-8 McPherson L 0-41 Chanute W 56-0 Buhler L 21-35 Maize South L 14-21 Andover Central W 28-7 Rose Hill W 42-20 Mulvane L 7-42

RETURNING STARTERS Offense - 4 | Defense - 8 Easton Brown 6-1 215 Chance Whitehead 5-11 170 Ben Volkman 6-4 280 Dalton Tolbert 6-3 270 Kendall Davis 6-4 285 Jonny Clausing 6-8 240 Ryan Rogers 5-11 220 Clay Wesbrooks 6-1 165 Coban Honey 6-2 175 Grady Tole 5-8 195 Trace Blakesley 5-11 185 Ceetyn Anderson 5-10 170

Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr.

OL QB OL OL DL DL DL CB FS LB DB CB

RECORD TRACKER 2016 - 6-4 2015 - 7-3 2014 - 5-5 2013 - 2-7 2012 - 1-8

FAST FACT

The Orioles have reached the playoffs three consecutive seasons.

SEASON OUTLOOK Despite losing some talented players to graduation, the Orioles are bolstered by one of the largest senior classes in recent memory. Twelve starters return, including eight on defense. and Augusta should be strong up front on both sides of the ball. Chance Whitehead returns to lead the offense from the quarterback position.

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EISENHOWER

Mascot - Tigers | Class - 5A | Region - West

THE COACH

Marc Marinelli
(5th year, 14-25)

THE SCHEDULE

Sept. 1 – Derby Sept. 8 – At Maize Sept. 15 – Newton Sept. 22 – At Goddard Sept. 29 – Hutchinson Oct. 6 – Valley Center Oct. 13 – At Andover Oct. 20 – At Arkansas City Oct. 27 – Playoff Game

LAST SEASON (3-6)

Derby L 20-55 Maize L 35-45 Newton W 40-27 Goddard L 12-60 Hutchinson L1 6-56 Valley Center L 28-54 Andover W 34-31 Arkansas City W 41-21 Andover L 14-35

18631 W Kellogg

RETURNING STARTERS Offense - 9 | Defense - 6 Caden Douglas 6-6 300 Stu Habbart 6-5 300 Matt Cook 6-5 330 Jackson Brunow 6-2 250 Colton MacKinnon 5-8 180 Justice Moore 6-0 200 Park Wenzel 5-7 180 Tanner King 6-3 180 Jordyn Legrande 5-10 205 Kaden Roy 5-9 175 Evan Ellingson 6-1 170 Keaton Pfaff 6-0 210 LJ Flax 6-2 205 Cooper Ryan 5-11 155

Jr. OL Jr. OL Sr. OL Sr. OL Jr. Slot Sr. Slot So. RB Sr. WR-LB Sr. TE Jr. SS Sr. CB Sr. LB Jr. DE Jr. CB

RECORD TRACKER 2016 - 3-6 2015 - 7-5 2014 - 2-7 2013 - 2-7 2012 - 1-8

FAST FACT

Marinelli was the head coach of the victorious West team in the Shrine Bowl.

SEASON OUTLOOK The Tigers will look to replicate their break-through 2015 season after dropping back to three wins last year. Fifteen starters are back, including most of an imposing offensive line. Tanner King is one of the area’s top allaround athletes after being named all-league as a receiver and HM all-league as an outside linebacker.

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VALLEY CENTER

Mascot - Hornets | Class - 5A | Region - West

5475 N Meridian Ave

THE COACH

Caleb Smith (5th year, 16-24)

THE SCHEDULE Sept. 1 – Salina South Sept. 8 – At Campus Sept. 15 – Arkansas City Sept. 22 – At Newton Sept. 29 – Hays Oct. 6 – At Eisenhower Oct. 13 – At Goddard Oct. 20 – Andover Oct. 27 – Playoff Game

LAST SEASON (13-0) Salina South Campus Arkansas City Newton Hays Eisenhower Goddard Andover Newton Maize Great Bend

W 27-9 W 34-7 W 29-7 W 21-0 W 20-6 W 54-28 L 7-49 W 57-33 W 28-20 W 27-13 L 24-28

RETURNING STARTERS

Offense - 4 | Defense - 4 Dalton Cross 5-11 175 Sr. WR-DB Wyatt Lange 6-1 175 Sr. QB Payton Stoffel 5-11 185 Sr. OL Caleb Rains 5-10 180 Sr. RB Tyler Boone 6-0 170 Sr. DB Patrick Gillen 6-2 190 Sr. DE Kadin Pearson 5-11 160 Sr. DB Aaron Coash 5-11 200 Jr. K

RECORD TRACKER 2016 - 9-2 2015 - 4-5 2014 - 3-6 2013 - 0-8 2012 - 2-7

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Wyatt Lange is a four-year starter at quarterback for the Hornets. Wyatt Lange is a four-year starter at quarterback for the Hornets.

FAST FACT The Hornets starters the 2016 season 6-0 before falling to Goddard. SEASON OUTLOOK The Hornets put together one of the best seasons in school history, winning nine games and advancing to the quarterfinals of the 5A state playoffs. VCHS has plenty of holes to fill before the season starts with four starters returning on both sides of the ball. Those starters have plenty of experience with four-year starter running back Caleb Rains and three-year starters Wyatt Lange (QB), Payton Stoffel (C) and Dalton Cross (WR) returning on offense and three-year starters Tyler Boone (DB), Patrick Gillen (DE) and Cross (DB) on defense.

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ARKANSAS CITY

Mascot - Bulldogs | Class - 5A | Region - West

THE COACH: Braden Smith
(5th year, 10-26) THE SCHEDULE

LAST SEASON (3-6)

Sept. 1 – At Campus Sept. 8 – Salina Central Sept. 15 – At Valley Center Sept. 22 – At Winfield Sept. 29 – Maize Oct. 6 – Goddard Oct. 13 – At Newton Oct. 20 – Eisenhower Oct. 27 – Playoff Game

Campus L 14-21 Salina Central W 13-7 Valley Center L 7-29 Winfield W 24-21 Maize L 33-56 Goddard L 13-52 Newton W 56-35 Eisenhower L 21-41 Maize L 20-22

FAST FACT

Bulldogs are looking for their first winning season since 2012.

RETURNING STARTERS

Offense - 7 | Defense - 6 Jacob Nelson 5-10 265 Andrew Brautman 6-2 180 Nate Spencer 6-0 170 Hunter Stewart 6-3 185 Tryee Watkins 5-11 170 Montez Robinson 5-9 160 Ike Abrams 5-11 180 Blake Watkins 5-10 190 Hunter O’Toole 6-2 175 Johnny Nickum 6-3 225 Jordan Wilson 6-3 200 Brice Nittler 5-11 185 Cevin Clark 5-11 175

Sr. OL-DL Sr. WR Sr. WR Sr. TE Jr. RB Jr. WR/RB Jr. FB Sr. LB Sr. FS Sr. DL Sr. DE Jr. LB Jr. CB

Jordan Wilson

RECORD TRACKER 2016 - 3-6 2015 - 1-8 2014 - 3-6 2013 - 3-6 2012 - 6-4

SEASON OUTLOOK The Bulldogs were just a handful of points away from a possible winning season last year. Thirteen starters return, including all-league picks Andrew Brautman (receiver) and Johnny Nickum (defensive line), but progress must be made up front with four starters graduated from the offensive line. Coach Smith likes the team’s athleticism.

NEWTON

Mascot - Railers | Class - 5A | Region - West

THE COACH

RETURNING STARTERS

Chris Jaax
(2nd year, 1-8)

THE SCHEDULE

Sept. 1 – Maize Sept. 8 – At Hutchinson Sept. 15 – At Eisenhower Sept. 22 – Valley Center Sept. 29 – Salina Central Oct. 6 – At Andover Oct. 13 – Arkansas City Oct. 20 – At Goddard Oct. 27 – Playoff Game

LAST SEASON (1-8)

Maize L 27-49 Hutchinson L 21-46 Eisenhower L 27-40 Valley Center L 0-21 Salina Central W 45-21 Andover L 21-45 Arkansas City L 35-56 Goddard L 20-62 Valley Center L 20-28

Offense - 4 | Defense - 8 Garret Pfannestiel 5-8 Brett Ashcraft 5-10 Ethan Entz 6-4 Damarius Peterson 6-5 Cailen Valdez 5-10 Warren Dietz 6-2 Sid Simmons 5-8 Cyle Gautchi 5-10 Ryan Watkins 5-10 Kaden Davis 5-11 Jerik Ochoa 5-10 Angle Silveyra 5-9 Bryan Cusick 5-10

170 220 220 220 150 180 170 220 200 200 180 250 180

Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Sr.

RB OL OL WR CB S LB DL LB LB CB DL P

RECORD TRACKER 2016 - 1-8 2015 - 1-8 2014 - 2-7 2013 - 5-5 2012 - 2-7

FAST FACT

Dietz, a returning senior safety, forced 10 turnovers last season.

SEASON OUTLOOK The Railers showed last year they could score points , but must shore up their defense to make strides in the win column. Eight starters return in that area, including all-league DB Warren Dietz and lineman Cyle Gautchi, a state wrestling medalist. Second-year coach Chris Jaax said his team had a much better offseason this year.

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ANDOVER

Mascot - Trojans | Class - 5A | Region - West

11411 E Kellogg Dr

THE COACH

Cade Armstrong
(First Year)

THE SCHEDULE

Sept. 1 – At Salina Central Sept. 8 – At Kapaun Sept. 14 – Goddard Sept. 22 – Andover Central Sept. 29 – At Campus Oct. 6 – Newton Oct. 13 – Eisenhower Oct. 20 – At Valley Center Oct. 27 – Playoff Game

LAST SEASON (5-4)

Salina Central Kapaun Goddard Andover Central Campus Newton Eisenhower Valley Center Great Bend

W 48-20 W 21-18 L 14-50 W 23-6 W 19-14 W 45-21 L 31-34 L 33-57 L 7-16

RETURNING STARTERS Offense - 1 | Defense - 7 Ben Smith 6-1 190 Michael VanArsdale 6-0 260 Casey Mayes 6-0 195 Grant Staehr 6-0 180 Preston Drake 5-7 150 Brent Alfaro 5-9 150 Kale Rishel 5-10 165 Alex Jones 5-10 170

Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr.

RECORD TRACKER 2016 - 5-4 2015 - 1-8 2014 - 7-2 2013 - 9-1 2012 - 8-3

WR DL LB LB LB CB FS LB

FAST FACT

Coach Armstrong comes to Andover from Derby where he was the defensive coordinator.

SEASON OUTLOOK The defense, with seven returning starters, will have to lead the way early, since the offense returns just one starter. Casey Mayes and Grant Staehr (linebackers) Michael VanArsdale (nose guard) and Brent Alfaro and Kale Rishel (seconday) anchor the defense. The lone returning starter on offense is receiver Ben Smith.

ANDOVER CENTRAL Mascot - Jaguars | Class - 4A D-I | District - 6 THE COACH: Tom Audley
(16th year, 100-54) THE SCHEDULE Sept. 1 – Andale Sept. 8 – At Buhler Sept. 15 – Abilene Sept. 22 – At Andover Sept. 29 – Pittsburg Oct. 6 – At Circle Oct. 13 – At Rose Hill Oct. 20 – Augusta Oct. 27 – Maize South

LAST SEASON (2-7) Andale Buhler Abilene Andover Pittsburg Circle Rose Hill Augusta Maize South

L 14-43 L 20-27 L 7-27 L 6-23 L 0-52 W 28-14 W 7-6 L 7-28 L 0-49

RETURNING STARTERS Offense - 7 | Defense - 6 Isaac Rozerio 6-3 220 Kameron Shepard 6-0 280 Danta Rodd 5-11 170 Mitchell Allison 5-11 165 Peyton Jensen 6-1 180 XavierBell 6-2 170 Reagan Jones 6-0 170 Clark Schoonover 6-1 185 Straton Stamp 6-2 210 Austin Zellers 5-11 190 Jack Stiner 6-0 175 Hunter O’Connor 5-10 225 Sam Thomas 6-0 190

Sr. OL Sr. OL Sr. FB Sr. RB Jr. WR So. WR So. QB Sr. SS Sr. LB Sr. DE Sr. FS Sr. DL Jr. LB

RECORD TRACKER 2016 - 2-7 2015 - 10-3 2014 - 6-5 2013 - 3-6 2012 - 4-6

FAST FACT

Schooover will be the first four-year starter in Coach Audley’s 16 years at ACHS.

SEASON OUTLOOK Key injuries really hurt the Jaguars last season. Thirteen starters return to face another imposing schedule. Many of them were thrown into the fray earlier than expected. Coach Audley expects his team to use its speed again and feels like he has a good group of skilled athletes. The Jags had a strong summer in the weight room.

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BUHLER

Mascot - Crusaders | Class - 4A D-I | District - 7

THE COACH

Steve Warner (12th year, 109-26)

THE SCHEDULE

Sept. 1 – McPherson Sept. 8 – Andover Central Sept. 15 – At Collegiate Sept. 22 – At Maize South Sept. 29 – Winfield Oct. 6 – At Augusta Oct. 13 – At Andale Oct. 20 – El Dorado Oct. 27 – Circle

LAST SEASON (11-2)

McPherson Andover Central Collegiate Maize South Winfield Augusta Andale El Dorado Circle Abilene Mulvane Maize South Bishop Miege

W 26-13 W 27-20 L 21-45 W 21-14 W 48-7 W 35-21 W 28-21 W 48-6 W 65-40 W 45-13 W 24-14 W 27-7 L 21-53

RETURNING STARTERS

Offense - 8 | Defense - 7 Brendan Webb 6-5 200 DE Dalton Smyres 6-5 185 WR BradenRose 6-1 225 TE-DE Dalton Brown 6-0 185 RB Lawson Schultz 5-11 245 OL-DL Jhet Burkhart 6-0 185 FB-LB Braden Lock 6-0 200 LB Dylan Brown 6-0 175 WR-DB Ben Epp 6-1 170 DB Cade Mclean 5-11 230 OL Logan Sweet 5-9 190 OL

RECORD TRACKER 2016 - 11-2 2015 - 10-1 2014 - 9-3 2013 - 13-1 2012 - 8-4

Dalton Brown rushed for over 1,900 yards last season.

FAST FACT Buhler has averaged 9.9 wins a season since Warner took over in 2006.

SEASON OUTLOOK The Crusaders put together another highly-success season in 2016, reaching the Class 4A-I state finals before running into Bishop Miege. Eleven starters, including four two-way starters, return from that team. Senior RB Dalton Brown rushed for over 1,900 yards. Leading the way up from for him is two-year starter Lawson Schultz. Brendan Webb (DE), Braden Lock (LB) and Jhet Burkhart (LB) are back to lead the defense. Ben Epp will take over at quarterback.

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MAIZE SOUTH

Mascot - Mavericks | Class - 4A D-I | District - 5

10600 W 21st St

THE COACH

Brent Pfeifer (9th year, 55-25)

THE SCHEDULE

Sept. 1 – At Circle Sept. 8 – McPherson Sept. 15 – At KC Washington Sept. 22 – Buhler Sept. 29 – Mulvane Oct. 6 – At Winfield Oct. 13 – Augusta Oct. 20 – At Rose Hill Oct. 27 – At Andover Central

LAST SEASON (10-2)

Circle W 66-16 McPherson W 14-6 KC Washington W 59-6 Buhler L 14-21 Mulvane W 38-35 Winfield W 44-0 Augusta W 21-14 Rose Hill W 41-18 Andover Central W 49-0 Ulysses W 63-14 McPherson W 35-27 Buhler L 7-27

RETURNING STARTERS Offense - 6 | Defense - 7 Max Domnick 5-7 155 Cade Koster 6-2 210 Gavin Woddard 6-2 200 Bradyn Wiens 5-10 165 Corey Minks 5-7 155 Nolan Veenis 6-4 170 John Moses 5-10 190 Bryce Wiedemann 6-6 215 Korban Trapp 6-0 210 Tristan Knoblauch 6-2 185 Jack Wagner 6-2 185 Tyler White 5-10 165 Saxton Bruner 5-9 150 Andrew Bliss 5-7 150

RECORD TRACKER 2016 - 10-2 2015 - 8-3 2014 - 8-3 2013 - 9-2 2012 - 8-2

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Sr. RB-DB Sr. OL Sr. OL Sr. WR Jr. WR Jr. WR Sr. DE Sr. DE Sr. DL Sr. DB Sr. DB Sr. DB Sr. LS Jr. K

Corey Minks is one of six returning starters on offense.

FAST FACT Last year’s win total was a school record for the Mavericks. SEASON OUTLOOK The Mavericks have proved to be one of the more consistent programs in the area with eight or more wins for five consecutive seasons. Their only losses last year were to 4A-I runner-up Buhler. Thirteen starters return, including eight players who earned some type of all-league recognition. Tyler White and Jack Wagner were first-team all-leaguers in the secondary, while John Moses (DE), Tristan Knoblauch (DB) and Bradyn Wiens (WR) were second team.

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CIRCLE

Mascot - Thunderbirds | Class - 4A D-I | District - 7

THE COACH

RETURNING STARTERS

Logan Clothier
(1st year, 0-0)

THE SCHEDULE Sept. 1 – Maize South Sept. 8 – At Winfield Sept. 15 – Augusta Sept. 22 – At Coffeyville Sept. 29 – McPherson Oct. 6 – Andover Central Oct. 13 – At El Dorado Oct. 20 – Andale Oct. 27 – At Buhler

LAST SEASON (1-8)

Maize South L 16-66 Winfield W 28-14 Augusta L 8-33 Coffeyville L 38-42 McPherson L 6-35 Andover Central L 14-28 El Dorado L 24-49 Andale L 4-63 Buhler L 40-65

Offense - 5 | Defense - 6 Lane Coulter Sr. Jackson Faulkner Sr. Hunter Lies Sr. Lucas Scott Jr. Curtis Wolf Jr. JD Fox Sr. Chris Clark Sr. Jared Greenwood Jr. Easton Barrier Jr. Corbin Ingrim Jr. Cole Allison Jr.

QB RB WR OL OL LB DB DB DB LB LB

RECORD TRACKER 2016 - 1-8 2015 - 0-9 2014 - 0-9 2013 - 0-9 2012 - 1-8

FAST FACT

Circle’s tough schedule is filled with five teams who went to the playoffs.

SEASON OUTLOOK The numbers are up for the Thunderbirds, who snapped a lengthy losing streak last year and were close in another couple games. First-year coach Logan Clothier liked what he saw during the off-season. The T-Birds had their largest participation in a long time in summer workouts and competed in numerous 7-on-7 events and a team camp.

WINFIELD

Mascot - Vikings | Class - 4A D-I | District - 5

THE COACH

Linn Hibbs
(2nd year, 1-8)

THE SCHEDULE Sept. 1 – At Augusta Sept. 8 – Circle Sept. 15 – At McPherson Sept. 22 – Arkansas City Sept. 29 – At Buhler Oct. 6 – Maize South Oct. 13 – Wellington Oct. 20 – At Ulysses Oct. 27 – Mulvane

LAST SEASON (1-8)

Augusta L 0-32 Circle L 14-28 McPherson L 0-46 Arkansas City L 21-24 Buhler L 7-48 Maize South L 0-44 Wellington W 21-20(OT) Ulysses L 3-33 Mulvane L 31-53

RETURNING STARTERS

Offense - 4 | Defense - 5 Kyle Sawyer 5-10 165 Sr. WR-DB Jayden Tate 5-10 165 Sr. WR-DB Gavin Crowe 5-11 195 Sr. DL Izzy Amezcua 5-6 195 Sr. RB AustinTapia 6-0 190 Sr. TE Sebastian Morrissey 6-0 180 Jr. LB Landon Davis 5-10 160 Jr. DB

RECORD TRACKER 2016 - 1-8 2015 - 3-6 2014 - 3-6 2013 - 7-4 2012 - 4-6

FAST FACT

Six teams who reached the state playoffs are on the Vikings’ schedule.

SEASON OUTLOOK The Vikings had a tough season a year ago anf the schedule isn’t any easier this fall.. Kyle Sawyer and Jayden Tate are a pair of seniors who return after starting on both sides of the ball last season. Veteran head coach Linn Hibbs said his team needs to protect ball and become more physical.

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ANDALE

Mascot - Indians | Class - 4A D-I | District - 7

THE COACH

Dylan Schmidt (First Year)

THE SCHEDULE

Sept. 1 – At Andover Central Sept. 8 – At Labette County Sept. 15 – Mulvane Sept. 22 – Wellington Sept. 29 – At Clearwater Oct. 6 – At Collegiate Oct. 13 – Buhler Oct. 20 – At Circle Oct. 27 – El Dorado

LAST SEASON (8-2)

ACHS W 50-14 Labette W 49-8 Mulvane W 61-52 Wellington W 47-7 Clearwater W 61-20 Collegiate W 32-21 Buhler L 21-28 Circle W 63-14 El Dorado W 39-18 McPherson L 20-21

RETURNING STARTERS

Offense - 4 | Defense - 3 Hunter Barbeau 5-11 245 Grant Fairchild 6-3 205 Parker Bruce 6-1 185 Jeremy Jansen 5-11 180 Mason Fairchild 6-3 220

Sr. OL-DL Sr. OL-LB Sr. WR-DB Sr. RB-DB Jr. TE-DE

RECORD TRACKER 2016 - 8-2 2015 - 9-3 2014 - 13-0 2013 - 11-1 2012 - 9-2

Grant Fairchild is one of Andale’s top returnees.

FAST FACT The Indians’ offense averaged 44.3 points a game last year.

SEASON OUTLOOK The Gary O’Hair era is over for the Indians. Taking his place is AHS alum Dylan Schmidt. The Indians lost just twice last year in 10 games despite some major injuries - both close decisions to Buhler and McPherson. Seven starters return from that team, including all-league defensive lineman Grant Fairchild, one of just three juniors to crack the all-league team. Senior wide receiver Parker Bruce was a second-team pick on offense. The strength of the Indians will be up front.

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CLEARWATER

Mascot - Indians | Class - 4A D-II | District - 5

THE COACH

RETURNING STARTERS

Dirk Ankerholz
(1st year, 0-0)

THE SCHEDULE

Sept. 1 – Wellington Sept. 8 – Augusta Sept. 15 – At El Dorado Sept. 22 – At Rose Hill Sept. 29 – Andale Oct. 6 – At Chaparral Oct. 13 – At Collegiate Oct. 20 – Trinity Academy Oct. 26 – Nickerson

LAST SEASON (3-6)

Wellington Augusta El Dorado Rose Hill Andale Chaparral Collegiate Wichita Trinity Nickerson

W 41-13 L 13-20 W 43-7 L 14-16 L 20-61 L 33-49 L 6-27 W 28-27 L 21-46

Offense - 9 | Defense - 6 Dan Schule OL Brit Demel OL Justin Nahrendorf OL Michael Rowland OL Corbin Lill QB Cody Layton WR Denton Demel FB Taylor Gibbs TE-WR Abram Avelar TE-WR Brandt Huckaby LB Journey Schule LB Nolan Streit LB Thomas Corder DL Luke Steuver DL Bryce Wiens DB

RECORD TRACKER 2016 - 3-6 2015 - 3-7 2014 - 4-7 2013 - 5-4 2012 - 4-5

FAST FACT

CHS is changing defensive schemes for the first time in Coach Ankerholz’s nine years.

SEASON OUTLOOK The Indians won three games last year and were very close in two others. Things could changefor the better this fall with 15 starters returning, including nine players on offense. The defense allowed 42 points a game in its last five starters and must shore up things. The Indians are bolstered by a large senior class.

EL DORADO

Mascot - Wildcats | Class - 4A-I | District - 7

THE COACH

Bill Shaw
(First Year)

THE SCHEDULE 9-1 - At Mulvane 9-8 - At Wellington 9-15 - Clearwater 9-22 - KC Harmon 9-29 - At Rose Hill 10-6 - Independence 10-13 - Circle 10-20 - At Buhler 10-27 - At Andale

LAST SEASON (3-6)

Mulvane L 28-52 Wellington W 34-18 At Clearwater L 7-43 At KC Harmon W 62-6 Rose Hill L 14-35 Independence L 6-34 At Circle W 49-24 Buhler L 6-48 Andale L 18-39

RETURNING STARTERS Offense - 9 | Defense - 5 Charlie Connell 6-0 200 Cameron Hunt 6-0 230 Blake Davis 6-2 275 Kaden Clites 5-10 180 Zack Buckley 5-10 155 Cody Wittenberg 6-2 175 Hunter Armijo 6-1 180 Kyle Bobbitt 5-9 160 Cameron Clausing 6-5 190 Presley Mabe 5-8 165

Sr. C Sr. OG-DT-P Sr. OT Sr. WR-DB Jr. WR-DB Jr. WR Sr. RB-LB Sr. RB Jr. TE Sr. LB

RECORD TRACKER 2016 - 3-6 2015 - 2-7 2014 - 2-7 2013 - 1-8 2012 - 1-8

FAST FACT

Wittenberg will move to the quarterback position this season.

SEASON OUTLOOK The Wildcats continue to get better, but first-year coach Bill Shaw’s team faces a tough task with perennial powers Andale and Buhler in the same district. The Wildcats need to find depth on their offensive and defensive lines. Bobbitt, Clites, Hunter, Mabe and Armijo were all selected as HM all-league players last year in the AVCTL-IV.

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COLLEGIATE

Mascot - Spartans | Class - 4A D-II | District - 5

THE COACH

Mike Gehrer (21st year, 174-50)

THE SCHEDULE

LAST SEASON (7-4)

Sept. 1 – At Rose Hill Sept. 8 – Hoisington Sept. 15 – Buhler Sept. 22 – At Mulvane Sept. 29 – At Wellington Oct. 6 – Andale Oct. 13 – Clearwater Oct. 20 – At Nickerson Oct. 26 – Trinity Academy

Rose Hill Hoisington Buhler Mulvane Wellington Andale Clearwater Nickerson Trinity Academy Clay Center Holcomb

RETURNING STARTERS Offense - 5 | Defense - 4 Cody McNerney 6-1 195 Mac Copeland 6-4 245 Colin Egan 5-9 175 Trey Charbonneau 5-10 200 Jack Bendell 5-10 195

Sr. QB-DB Sr. OL-DL Sr. WR-DB Jr. OL-LB Sr. OL

W 41-6 L 22-31 W 45-21 L 7-35 W 52-0 L 21-32 W 27-6 W 20-18 W 49-20 W 35-7 L 29-44

RECORD TRACKER 2016 - 7-4 2015 - 13-1 2014 - 10-2 2013 - 6-4 2012 - 9-2

FAST FACT McNerney completed 62 percent of his passes for 2,295 yards and 32 TDs. Quarterback Cole McNerney rolled up 3,000 yards of offense.

SEASON OUTLOOK The Spartans had an up and down season, eventually losing four games, but also earning a big win over Buhler in the third week of the season. Nine starters return, including all-state lineman Mac Copeland and second-team allstate kicker Addison Harris. Senior quarterback Cody McNerney returns after totaling over 3,000 yards of offense. The Spartans have several holes to fill before the opener.

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MULVANE

Mascot - Wildcats | Class - 4A D-I | District - 5

THE COACH

RETURNING STARTERS

Dave Fennewald
(26th year, 138-110)

THE SCHEDULE

Sept. 1 – El Dorado Sept. 8 – Rose Hill Sept. 15 – At Andale Sept. 22 – Collegiate Sept. 29 – At Maize South Oct. 6 – At Conway Springs Oct. 13 – Ulysses Oct. 20 – At Wellington Oct. 27 – At Winfield

LAST SEASON (8-3) El Dorado Rose Hill Andale Collegiate Maize South Conway Springs Ulysses Wellington Winfield Augusta Buhler

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W 52-28 W 40-20 L 52-61 W 35-7 L 35-38 W 67-27 W 28-14 W 48-7 W 53-31 W 42-7 L 14-24

Offense - 2 | Jayden Price Drew Ellis Brett Nelson Dalton Miller Isaac Comer Jeret Plummer

Defense - 4 6-1 180 5-8 160 6-0 170 5-9 155 5-10 175 6-0 200

Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr.

QB WR DB DB LB DL

RECORD TRACKER 2016 - 8-3 2015 - 5-5 2014 - 4-7 2013 - 6-5 2012 - 11-2

Brett Nelson

FAST FACT

The Wildcat offense averaged nearly 43 points a game last year.

SEASON OUTLOOK The Wildcats had one of the state’s top offenses last year and quarterback Jayden Price returns for his senior season after piling up more than 3,100 yards of total offense. But, 25 players are gone from last year’s senior class, including the entire offensive line, so there are plenty of holes to fill. Brett Nelson was a second-team all-league defensive back last year.

ROSE HILL

Mascot - Rockets | Class - 4A D-I | District - 6

THE COACH

Ray Boese
(5th year, 10-27)

THE SCHEDULE

Sept. 1 – Collegiate Sept. 8 – At Mulvane Sept. 15 – At Wellington Sept. 22 – Clearwater Sept. 29 – El Dorado Oct. 6 – At McPherson Oct. 13 – Andover Central Oct. 20 – Maize South Oct. 27 – At Augusta

LAST SEASON (3-6)

Collegiate L 6-41 Mulvane L 20-40 Wellington W 7-6 Clearwater W 16-14 El Dorado W 35-14 McPherson L 8-44 Andover Central L 6-7 Maize South L 18-41 Augusta L 20-42

RETURNING STARTERS Offense - 8 | Defense - 6 Owen Kimbell 6-0 210 Cody Wallis 5-10 160 Dylan Sapp 6-3 200 Braden Bischler 6-2 235 Luke Culbertson 5-10 180 Peyton McNeil 6-0 245 J.J. Carney 6-0 170 Dalton Rapp 6-3 185 Chandler Flanagan 6-0 205 Broc Heiskell 5-10 170 Rylan Hingst 5-10 200

Sr. OL-DL Sr. WR-SS Sr. TE-DE Sr. OL Sr. OL Sr. OL Sr. RB Jr. WR Sr. LB Sr. LB Jr. LB

RECORD TRACKER 2016 - 3-6 2015 - 0-9 2014 - 3-6 2013 - 4-6 2012 - 4-6

FAST FACT

Newcomers Nolan Ast and Tyce Carlson are expected to battle for the QB spot.

SEASON OUTLOOK The Rockets showed progress last year with three wins and narowly missing a fourth. Plenty of experience and starters return from the senior class. But, depth is still a problem with several players slated to go both ways. RHS faces another tough task with three qulity opponents in its district.

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WELLINGTON

Mascot - Crusaders | Class - 4A D-I | District - 5

THE COACH

Zane Aguilar
(2nd year, 0-9)

THE SCHEDULE Sept. 1 – At Clearwater Sept. 8 – El Dorado Sept. 15 – Rose Hill Sept. 22 – At Andale Sept. 29 – Collegiate Oct. 6 – At Scott City Oct. 13 – At Winfield Oct. 20 – Mulvane Oct. 27 – Ulysses

LAST SEASON (0-9)

Clearwater L 13-41 El Dorado L 18-34 Rose Hill L 6-7 Andale L 7-47 Collegiate L 0-52 Scott City L 0-41 Winfield L 20-21 (ot) Mulvane L 7-48 Ulysses L 13-34

RETURNING STARTERS Offense - 4 | Defense - 3 Cade Phelps 6-1 185 Ian Groom 5-10 215 Logan Jones 6-0 220 DeAndre Washington 6-0 165 Aaron Schoemann 6-4 200 Joe Ybarra 5-10 180 Julian Jimenez 5-9 170

Sr. QB Sr. OL Sr. OL Jr. WR Sr. DL Jr. S Jr. S

RECORD TRACKER 2016 - 0-9 2015 - 4-5 2014 - 5-4 2013 - 5-4 2012 - 2-7

FAST FACT

WHS will be traveling to Scott City for a nonleague game on Oct. 6.

SEASON OUTLOOK There’s only one way for the Crusaders to go and that’s up after a winless season. Two of those losses were by one point each. The offense returns quarterback Cade Phelps, but the key to success is up front with senior linemen. Washington, Ybarra and Jimenez earned some postseason honors last season.

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CHAPARRAL

Mascot - Roadrunners | Class - 3A | District - 10

THE COACH: Justin Burke
(8th year, 40-29) THE SCHEDULE

Sept. 1 – Independent Sept. 8 – At Medicine Lodge Sept. 15 – Belle Plaine Sept. 22 – At Trinity Academy Sept. 29 – At Douglass Oct. 6 – Clearwater Oct. 13 – At Cheney Oct. 20 – Garden Plain Oct. 26 – At Conway Springs

LAST SEASON (9-2)

Wichita Independent W 31-7 Medicine Lodge W 44-0 Belle Plaine W 50-0 Wichita Trinity W 41-21 Douglass W 70-12 Clearwater W 49-33 Cheney W 27-6 Garden Plain L 14-22 Conway Springs W 33-8 Douglass W 48-16 Hesston L 20-35

RETURNING STARTERS

Offense - 6 | Andrew Clark Kavin Hess Haldo Escobar Isaac Helms Jake Burke Miguel Gerber Drake Whealy Quinton Pfaff Bryce Cormack Jarrett Shelton Jaden Eslinger Tanner Asper

Defense - 8 6-0 180 6-4 195 5-9 140 5-11 245 6-2 185 5-10 210 5-11 185 6-1 185 5-10 165 5-6 140 6-4 280 5-5 165

Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr.

QB-DB OL-DL K OL-DL QB-DB OL-DL RB-LB WR-DB WR-DB WR-DB OL-DL RB-LB

RECORD TRACKER 2016 - 9-2 2015 - 6-3 2014 - 9-2 2013 - 4-5 2012 - 4-6

FAST FACT

The Roadrunners won nine games for the second time in three years.

SEASON OUTLOOK Chaparral continues its push to join Conway Springs and Garden Plain at the top of the CPL on a consistent basis. The Roadrunners return 14 starters, including quarterback Andrew Clark, who passed for 1,666 yards and 20 TDs. Isaac Helms (OL) and Jake Burks (DB) were first-team all-league picks. CHS is in 3A’s toughest district with Conway Springs, Garden Plain and Cheney.

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CONWAY SPRINGS

Mascot - Cardinals | Class - 3A | District - 10

THE COACH

Matt Biehler
(9th year, 77-14)

THE SCHEDULE

LAST SEASON (7-2)

Sept. 1 – Belle Plaine Sept. 8 – At Independent Sept. 15 – At Douglass Sept. 22 – Medicine Lodge Sept. 29 – AtTrinity Academy Oct. 6 – Mulvane Oct. 13 – At Garden Plain Oct. 20 – Cheney Oct. 26 – Chaparral

Belle Plaine Wichita Independent Douglass Medicine Lodge Trinity Academy Mulvane Garden Plain Cheney Chaparral

W 48-8 W 26-6 W 47-6 W 54-19 W 54-14 L 27-67 W 21-20 W 34-12 L 8-33

RETURNING STARTERS Offense - 6 | Defense - 7 Trenton Jones 5-8 160 Riley Akiu 5-10 210 Matthew Lange 6-1 240 Daniel Becker 6-1 220 Colton Terhune 5-11 170 Skyler Kunz 5-11 240 Brenden Pauly 5-9 175 Zach Mercer 5-10 155 Chase Ast 6-0 240

Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr.

RECORD TRACKER RB-SS FB-LB OL-DE OL-DE QB OL LB DB DL

2016 - 7-2 2015 - 6-4 2014 - 8-2 2013 - 11-2 2012 - 9-2

FAST FACT

The Cardinals had gone to the playoffs 17 times in 19 years before missing last season.

SEASON OUTLOOK A 7-2 record wasn’t good enough to get into the playoffs as the Cardinals lost a tie-breaker in the difficult District 10 in Class 3A. Fourteen starters return and several will be starting for the third straight season, including quarterback Colton Terhune. The backfield of Terhune, Akiu and Jones rushed for 2,500 yards. Four linemen are back and the defense is stacked as well.

CHENEY

Mascot - Cardinals | Class - 3A | District - 10

THE COACH: Shelby Wehrman
(First Year) THE SCHEDULE

Sept. 1 – Trinity Academy Sept. 8 – At Belle Plaine Sept. 15 – At Medicine Lodge Sept. 22 – Douglass Sept. 29 – At Sedgwick Oct. 6 – Independent Oct. 13 – Chaparral Oct. 20 – At Conway Springs Oct. 26 – At Garden Plain

LAST SEASON (5-4) Wichita Trinity Belle Plaine Medicine Lodge Douglass Sedgwick Independent Chaparral Conway Springs Garden Plain

L 21-36 W 65-8 W 38-10 W 57-26 W 54-21 W 28-12 L 6-27 L 12-34 L 20-46

RETURNING STARTERS Offense - 5 | Defense - 5 Shane Gleeson Sr. Jacob Howell Sr. Landen Gegen Jr. Micah Grover Sr. Trent Sheer Sr. Hunter Adolf Sr. Dawson Winter Jr.

OL-DL RB-LB OL-DL QB WR DB DB

RECORD TRACKER 2016 - 5-4 2015 - 7-3 2014 - 5-4 2013 - 5-4 2012 - 4-5

FAST FACT

Head coach Shelby Wehrman was an assistant at Derby last year.

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SEASON OUTLOOK The Cardinals were 5-1 entering the rugged District 10 in Class 3A, but couldn’t match up with Conway Springs, Garden Plain and Chaparral. Ten starters return, including senior quarterback Micah Grover. Shane Gleeson (OLDL), Landon Gegen (OL-DL) and Jacob Howell (RB-LB) were two-way starters last season.

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GARDEN PLAIN

Mascot - Owls | Class - 3A | District - 10

THE COACH

Ken Dusenbury (3rd year, 19-4)

THE SCHEDULE

Sept. 1 – At Hesston Sept. 8 – At Trinity Academy Sept. 16 – At Kearney (Neb.) Catholic Sept. 22 – Independent Sept. 29 – Belle Plaine Oct. 6 – At Douglass Oct. 13 – Conway Springs Oct. 20 – At Chaparral Oct. 26 – Cheney

LAST SEASON (10-2) Hesston Wichita Trinity Kearney Catholic (Neb.) Independent Belle Plaine Douglass Conway Springs Chaparral Cheney Independent Halstead Hoisington

W 33-27 W 33-14 W 29-20 W 51-20 W 56-20 W 59-14 L 20-21 W 22-14 W 46-20 W 12-7 W 34-20 L 8-49

RETURNING STARTERS

Offense - 6 | Defense - 5 Drew Wilson 5-10 160 Jared Becker 5-10 150 Nick Dooley 6-0 185 Jonny Becker 6-0 220 Austin Youngers 6-0 230 Brady Klein 5-10 185

Sr. SE-DB Sr. WR-DB Sr. RB-LB Sr. OL-DL Jr. OL-DL Jr. OL

Austin Youngers is one of the state’s top linemen.

RECORD TRACKER 2016 - 10-2 2015 - 9-2 2014 - 4-5 2013 - 4-5 2012 - 11-1

FAST FACT The Owls’ first home game won’t be until the fourth week of the season.

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SEASON OUTLOOK The Owls put together another strong season - just missing a perfect regular season - before running into a buzz saw (Hoisington) in the playoffs. Eleven starters return, including senior lineman Austin Youngers, who earned all-league, all-metro and all-state honors last season on offense and all-league first team on defense. Nick Dooley, a senior, was HM all-league as a linebacker. The Owls must find a replacement for graduated quarterback Nate Pauly.

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INDEPENDENT

Mascot - Panthers | Class - 3A | District - 9

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THE COACH

Eric Swenson
(First Year)

THE SCHEDULE

Sept. 1 – At Chaparral Sept. 8 – Conway Springs Sept. 15 – Trinity Academy Sept. 22 – At Garden Plain Sept. 29 – Kingman Oct. 6 – At Cheney Oct. 13 – Bluestem Oct. 20 – At Douglass Oct. 26 – Belle Plaine

LAST SEASON (3-7)

Chaparral Conway Springs Trinity Academy Garden Plain Kingman Cheney Bluestem Douglass Belle Plaine Garden Plain

L 7-31 L 6-26 L 20-42 L 20-51 L 7-24 L 12-28 W 44-0 W 43-34 W 46-6 L 7-1

RETURNING STARTERS Offense - 8 | Defense - 8 Gunnar Jensen 6-2 190 Grant Burmeister 6-2 250 Ethan Chandler 6-1 185 Aveon Hodge 6-0 175 Levi Newman 6-1 225 Waylon Chance 5-11 175 Matt Daugherty 6-3 165 Karson Littel 6-4 245

Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. So.

RECORD TRACKER OL-DE OL-DE OL-DE RB-DB OL-DE RB-LB QB-DB TE-DE

2016 - 3-7 2015 - 4-7 2014 - 2-7 2013 - 4-6 2012 - 6-4

FAST FACT

The Panthers started 0-6 before averaging 44 points per game in three district wins.

SEASON OUTLOOK The Panthers return talented players, but depth could be a major factor as they look to reach the playoffs again. A very difficult schedule awaits before district play begins. Waylon Chance returns to play QB after working at several positions last year. The team should be solid up front with Jensen, Burmeister, Chandler and Newman also back.

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TRINITY ACADEMY

Mascot - Knights | Class - 4A D-II | District - 5

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THE COACH

Jared McDaniel
(6th year, 30-33)

THE SCHEDULE

Sept. 1 – At Cheney Sept. 8 – Garden Plain Sept. 15 – At Independent Sept. 22 – Chaparral Sept. 29 – Conway Springs Oct. 6 – At Belle Plaine Oct. 13 – Nickerson Oct. 20 – At Clearwater Oct. 26 – At Collegiate

LAST SEASON (3-6)

Cheney W 36-21 Garden Plain L 14-33 Independent W 42-20 Chaparral L 21-41 Conway Springs L 14-54 Belle Plaine W 61-8 Nickerson L 0-32 Clearwater L 27-28 (ot) Collegiate L 20-29

RETURNING STARTERS Offense - 5 | Defense - 8 Hillard Cozine 6-4 200 Felix Johnson 6-5 340 Tucker Trevett 6-0 180 Sammy Hardin 6-2 190 Caden Williams 6-0 185 Ben Ralston 6-2 220 Nate Adler 6-2 185 Andrew Nordberg 6-0 180 Mark Hedstrom 5-11 165 Lawrence Dreiling 5-10 165

Sr. TE-DE Jr. OL-DL Jr. OL-DL Sr. WR Sr. WR Sr. LB Jr. LB So. LB So. DB So. DB

RECORD TRACKER 2016 - 3-6 2015 - 6-3 2014 - 6-3 2013 - 5-4 2012 - 4-5

FAST FACT

The Knights won the Midwest 7-on-7 title this summer in the 4-3-2A division.

SEASON OUTLOOK The Knights could have one of the better passing games around with Sam Hardin returning at QB, Caden Williams at WR and Hillard Colzine moving to tight end. Ben Ralston returns to anchor the defense from his linebacker position and will be joined by seven other starters.

DOUGLASS

Mascot - Bulldogs | Class - 3A | District - 9

THE COACH

RETURNING STARTERS

Kelley Sayahnejad
(3rd year, 5-14)

THE SCHEDULE

Sept. 1 – Medicine Lodge Sept. 8 – At Fredonia Sept. 15 – Conway Springs Sept. 22 – At Cheney Sept. 29 – Chaparral Oct. 6 – Garden Plain Oct. 13 – At Belle Plaine Oct. 20 – Independent Oct. 26 – At Bluestem

LAST SEASON (3-7) Medicine Lodge Fredonia Conway Springs Cheney Chaparral Garden Plain Belle Plaine Independent Bluestem Chaparral

W 42-39 L 58-74 L 6-47 L 26-57 L 12-70 L 14-59 W 28-20 L 34-43 W 42-6 L 16-48

Offense - 7 | Defense - 6 Devon Anderson 6-1 215 Kaden Dunham 6-0 180 Zachary Dressler 5-11 185 Kolby Caster 5-9 165 Mylan Baker 5-10 205 Jacob Woody 6-3 180 Landon Ramey 6-0 270 Kaleb Hurd 6-2 180 Joey Nuzum 5-9 180 Kyle Hurd 6-1 210

Sr. WR-DB Sr. WR-DB Jr. RB-LB Jr. WR-DB Sr. OL Jr. OL Jr. OL Jr. TE Sr. DE Jr. DE

RECORD TRACKER 2016 - 3-7 2015 - 2-7 2014 - 2-7 2013 - 5-5 2012 - 3-6

FAST FACT

Douglass lost two games last year despite scoring 58 and 34 points.

SEASON OUTLOOK The Bulldogs must shore up their defebse to move up the ladder in the CPL after allowing 46 points a game last year. Zachary Dressler and Devn Anderson were second-team picks on offense and good things are expected of junior Kolby Caster. Depth is still a challenge and DHS must find a quarterback.

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BELLE PLAINE Mascot - Dragons | Class - 3A | District - 9

THE COACH

Jason Jinkens
(5th year, 2-34)

THE SCHEDULE

Sept. 1 – At Conway Springs Sept. 8 – Cheney Sept. 15 – At Chaparral Sept. 22 – Northeast Arma Sept. 29 – At Garden Plain Oct. 6 – Trinity Academy Oct. 13 – Douglass Oct. 20 – At Bluestem Oct. 26 – At Independent

LAST SEASON (2-7)

Conway Springs Cheney Chaparral Northeast Arma Garden Plain Wichita Trinity Douglass Bluestem Wichita Independent

L 8-48 L 8-65 L 0-50 W 48-0 L 20-56 L 8-61 L 20-28 W 60-12 L 6-46

RETURNING STARTERS

Offense - 6 | Defense - 7 Nate Menhusen 6-2 Caleb Stover 6-3 Bo Gooch 5-11 Taylor Douglass 6-3 Dresden Ray 6-3 Adam Wrenn 5-11 Trevor Stanley 5-11 Luke Baker 6-2

310 195 155 180 195 180 205 175

Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. So. So.

OL-DL FLEX-SS QB-DB WR-LB TE-DE LB OL LB

RECORD TRACKER 2016 - 2-7 2015 - 0-9 2014 - 0-9 2013 - 0-9 2012 - 2-7

FAST FACT

Can BPHS make the state playoffs for the first time in 21 years?

SEASON OUTLOOK After three straight winless seasons, the Dragons picked up two wins and just missed on another. Things are solid on special teams with all-league pick Caleb Stover returning as the team’s punter and kicker. Bo Gooch is back after earning secondteam honors on defense, while Stover and Nate Menhusen were all-league picks as well on offense.

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HESSTON

Mascot - Swathers | Class - 3A | District - 12

THE COACH

Tyson Bauerle (First Year)

THE SCHEDULE

Sept. 1 – Garden Plain Sept. 8 – Halstead Sept. 15 – At Larned Sept. 22 – Nickerson Sept. 29 – At Smoky Valley Oct. 6 – At Kingman Oct. 13 – At Hillsboro Oct. 20 – SE of Saline Oct. 26 – At Marion

LAST SEASON (11-4)

Garden Plain Halstead Larned Nickerson Smoky Valley Kingman Hillsboro SE-Saline Marion Sterling Chaparral Phillipsburg Hoisington Rossville

L 27-33 L 24-26 W 41-13 L 27-36 W 35-0 W 35-7 W 49-20 W 34-26 W 57-24 W 48-8 W 35-20 W 38-26 W 35-19 L 42-48 (ot)

RETURNING STARTERS Offense - 7 | Defense - 3 Parker Roth 5-11 200 Sean Duerksen 6-1 235 Reese Nebel 6-1 170 Jesus Ramirez 6-0 190 Cameron Cox 5-10 173 Alex Koehn 6-0 230 Tyler Mason 6-3 315 Blake Martin 6-6 220

Jr. RB-LB Jr. OL-DL Sr. WR Sr. OL Jr. WR Jr. OL Jr. OL Jr. DE

Parker Roth is a two-way returning starter at RB and LB.

RECORD TRACKER 2016 - 11-4 2015 - 8-2 2014 - 10-1 2013 - 8-2 2012 - 5-5

FAST FACT Hesston has gone 18 consecutive years without a losing season.

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SEASON OUTLOOK After a 1-3 start, the Swathers rolled into the 3A title game before losing a heart-breaking 48-42 overtime decision to Rossville. Ten starters return for first-year coach Tyson Bauerle, including seven an offense. Park Roth is back at running back after rushing for 1,270 yards and 21 TDs. He also had 115 tackles as a linebacker. Cameron Cox will move from receiver to quarterback to replace Zach Esau and will have four starters returning on the offensive line to protect him.


HAVEN

Mascot - Wildcats | Class - 3A | District - 11

THE COACH

Michael Hill
(2nd year, 1-8)

THE SCHEDULE

LAST SEASON (1-8)

Sept. 1 – At Nickerson Sept. 8 – Pratt Sept. 15 – At Smoky Valley Sept. 22 – At Kingman Sept. 29 – Lyons Oct. 6 – Hillsboro Oct. 13 – At Halstead Oct. 20 – At Sterling Oct. 26 – Trinity Catholic

Nickerson L 16-57 Pratt L 13-49 Smoky Valley L 12-28 Kingman L 7-29 Lyons W 55-21 Hillsboro L 30-36 Halstead L 0-46 Sterling L 36-63 Trinity Catholic L 0-40

RETURNING STARTERS Offense - 8 | Defense - 7 Hunt Davis 6-0 184 Haxton Smith 5-10 131 Thane Unruh 5-10 172 Stephen Montaldo 5-10 210 Corby Nisly 6-3 265 Dalton Dick 6-3 209 Kodi Dale 5-11 183 Wyatt Boese 6-1 200 Tristan Nisly 5-7 185 Ryan Williams 6-1 220

RECORD TRACKER

Sr. TE-LB Sr. WR-DB Sr. QB-DB Sr. FB-LB Jr. OL-DL Sr. OL Sr. OL Sr. DL Sr. DL Jr. OL

2016 - 1-8 2015 - 1-8 2014 - 2-7 2013 - 2-7 2012 - 5-5

FAST FACT

The Wildcats rushed for 658 yards in a win over Lyons last year.

SEASON OUTLOOK The Wildcats will look to complement a running game that averaged 350 yards a game last year. Fifteen starting spots are back, including five two-way players. Thane Unruh ran for 752 yards from his spinner back position. Haven is in the loaded CKL, which produced seven playoff teams last year, including the 4A-Ii champion (Pratt) and 3A runner-up (Hesston).

KINGMAN

Mascot - Eagles | Class - 4A D-II | District - 8

THE COACH

RETURNING STARTERS

Curtis Albin
(7th year, 26-31)

THE SCHEDULE

Sept. 1 – Hoisington Sept. 8 – At Hillsboro Sept. 15 – At Halstead Sept. 22 – Haven Sept. 29 – At Independent Oct. 6 – Hesston Oct. 13 – Holcomb Oct. 20 – At Hugoton Oct. 27 – Pratt

LAST SEASON (3-6)

Hoisington L 3-44 Hillsboro W 31-30 (ot) Halstead L 0-44 Haven W 29-7 Independent W 24-7 Hesston L 7-35 Holcomb L 0-28 Hugoton L 17-42 Pratt L 0-35

Offense - 9 | Defense - 7 Jack Govert 6-1 205 Adam Meng 6-1 195 Gage Pickering 5-8 150 Joe McGinnis 6-2 170 Logan Waldschmidt 5-9 155 Carter Oeding 6-3 160 Logan Buehler 5-10 195 Kane Milford 5-11 215 John Molitor 5-11 190 Devin Williams 6-1 230 William Milford 5-10 165 Chris Ontiveros 5-10 165

Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr.

OL-DE OL-DE RB-FS OL WR WR OL OL FB DL SS DB

RECORD TRACKER 2016 - 3-6 2015 - 4-5 2014 - 6-3 2013 - 8-3 2012 - 2-7

FAST FACT

Each home game has a theme - Educator, Homecoming, Senior and Hero Night.

SEASON OUTLOOK The Eagles struggled against a brutal schedule last season, but have 16 starters returning, including nine on offense and lost just four seniors. The roster is filled with 13 seniors and 14 juniors. Jack Govert (offense) and Adam Meng (defense) earned second-team all-league honors in the CKL. Eagles face another loaded schedule.

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NICKERSON

Mascot - Panthers | Class - 4A D-II | District - 5

THE COACH

RETURNING STARTERS

Mike Vernon
(3rd year, 10-10)

THE SCHEDULE

Offense - 7 | Defense - 7 Trevor Frederick 6-0 188 Koalten Hornback 6-5 296 Chance Gorges 6-2 191 Camron Stewart 6-2 211 Trystan Isley 5-11 171 Peyton Kuhns 6-0 192 Tanner Schrag 6-4 191 TJ Powell 6-2 178 Josh Salazar 5-10 173 Kolbi Schrag 6-0 218 Hunter Brunson 6-1 252 Chandler Eaton 6-0 175 Hunter Jones 6-2 212

LAST SEASON (6-4)

Sept. 1 – Haven Sept. 8 – Lyons Sept. 15 – At Pratt Sept. 22 – At Hesston Sept. 29 – Larned Oct. 6 – Hoisington Oct. 13 – At Trinity Academy Oct. 20 – Collegiate Oct. 27 – At Clearwater

Haven W 57-16 Lyons W 39-0 Pratt L 26-55 Hesston W 36-27 Larned W 36-14 Hoisington L 8-64 TrinityAcademy W 32-0 Collegiate L 18-20 Clearwater W 46-21 Smoky Valley L 20-21 (ot)

Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr.

TE-LB OL OL OL RB FB QB SS CB DE DL LB LB

RECORD TRACKER 2016 - 6-4 2015 - 4-6 2014 - 1-8 2013 - 0-9 2012 - 6-3

FAST FACT

Schrag will move to quarterback this season from receiver.

SEASON OUTLOOK This could be a big year for the Panthers, who reached the playoffs last year and also had a win over 3A runner-up Hesston. Two of their losses were by two points or less. Hunter, Schrag and Kuhn were HM all-state a year ago. The Panthers return all three of their starting linebackers. Look out for those back-to-back road games against Pratt and Hesston on Sept. 16-23.

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HALSTEAD

Mascot - Dragons | Class - 3A | District - 11

THE COACH: Jason Grider
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RETURNING STARTERS Offense - 6 | Defense - 6 Dalton Kraus 6-0 170 Noah Mendez 5-10 155 Drew Blaylock 5-10 215 David Schulte 6-0 185 Kaden Kraus 5-9 170 Kameron Freeman 5-8 150

Sept. 1 – At Smoky Valley Sept. 8 – At Hesston Sept. 15 – Kingman Sept. 22 – Larned Sept. 29 – At Hillsboro Oct. 6 – Pratt Oct. 13 – Haven Oct. 20 – Trinity Catholic Oct. 26 – At Sterling

Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. So. Sr.

QB-S TE-CB OL-DL OL-DE RB-LB CB

RECORD TRACKER

LAST SEASON (9-2)

Smoky Valley W 36-6 Hesston W 26-24 Kingman W 44-0 Larned W 54-7 Hillsboro W 36-3 Pratt L 6-34 Haven W 46-0 Trinity Catholic W 28-14 Sterling W 71-8 Southeast of Saline W 36-22 Garden Plain L 20-34

2016 - 9-2 2015 - 12-1 2014 - 10-3 2013 - 5-5 2012 - 5-4

FAST FACT

The Dragons have won 31 games over the past three seasons.

Dalton Kraus will move from receiver to quarterback.

SEASON OUTLOOK Talented players have graduated - seven of them earning all-league honors last year - but the Dragons are expected to have another strong team competing in the tough CKL. Twelve starting spots are back from last year, manned by seven players. Dalton Kraus will move to the quarterback position after playing tight end and will also patrol the secondary at free safety. Three starters return up front on the offensive line.

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SEDGWICK

Mascot - Cardinals | Class - 2A | District - 5

THE COACH

Jeff Werner
(11th year, 75-28)

THE SCHEDULE

Sept. 1 – At Ell-Saline Sept. 8 – Sterling Sept. 15 – At Marion Sept. 22 – Trinity Catholic Sept. 29 – Cheney Oct. 6 – At Medicine Lodge Oct. 13 – Moundridge Oct. 20 – At Remington Oct. 26 – Inman

LAST SEASON (7-3) Ell-Saline Sterling Marion Hutchinson Trinity Cheney Medicine Lodge Moundridge Remington Inman Republic County

W 21-18 W 35-34 L 21-44 W 27-26 (ot) L 21-54 W 61-28 W 24-20 W 62-8 W 49-13 L 21-24

RECORD TRACKER 2016 - 7-3 2015 - 9-1 2014 - 7-3 2013 - 10-2 2012 - 10-2

RETURNING STARTERS Offense - 6 | Defense - 8 Brayden Francis 5-9 155 Neal Bever 5-11 160 Colton Smith 5-10 180 Kale Schroeder 5-9 150 Johnny Longbine 6-0 210 Walker Burkholder 5-11 205 Riley Bogunovich 5-10 180 Drew Mullen 5-11 180 Corbin Ramsey 6-1 175 Hooper Schroeder 5-10 160

Sr. WR-DB Sr. WR-DB Jr. RB-LB So. WR-DB Sr. DE Sr. OL Sr. LB Sr. DL Sr. DB Jr. QB

FAST FACT

Colton Smith

Jeff Werner retuns as head coach after a one year hiatus.

SEASON OUTLOOK After last season ended in a disapointing close loss in the playoffs, the Cardinals are geared up for another postseason run with right returning starters on defense and five of six skill players back. Colton Smith and Brayden Francis were first-team all-league on offense last year, but SHS must find replacements up front for four graduating linemen.

REMINGTON

Mascot - Broncos | Class - 2A | District -5

THE COACH

Ben Wertenberger
(2nd year, 2-7)

THE SCHEDULE

Sept. 1 – At Sterling Sept. 8 – Ell-Saline Sept. 15 – At Trinity Catholic Sept. 22 – Marion Sept. 29 – Moundridge Oct. 6 – At Meade Oct. 13 – At Inman Oct. 20 – Sedgwick Oct. 26 – At Medicine Lodge

LAST SEASON (2-7)

Sterling L 18-60 Ell-Saline L 24-55 TrinityCatholic L 6-30 Marion L 0-48 Moundridge L 30-34 Meade L 12-58 Inman W 58-35 Sedgwick L 8-62 Medicine Lodge W 54-47

RETURNING STARTERS Offense - 5 | Defense - 5 Grant Janzen 6-1 230 Kyle Thiessen 6-3 200 Gavino Lopez 5-3 200 Hunter Knowles 5-11 160 Harrison Meyer 5-7 150

Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr.

RECORD TRACKER OL-DL QB-DB OL-DL WR-DL OL-DL

2016 - 2-7 2015 - 1-8 2014 - 4-5 2013 - 1-8 2012 - 1-8

FAST FACT

Non-league game at perennial 2-1A power Meade on Oct. 6.

SEASON OUTLOOK The Broncos had success late in the season with wins over Inman and Medicine Lodge and added depth as the season went along. Kyle Thiessen is back as the starting quaarterback, while senior two-way lineman Grant Janzen returns after receiving all-league mention as a junior..

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TRINITY CATHOLIC Mascot - Celtics | Class - 3A | District - 11

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THE COACH

Jordan Bell
(4th year, 16-12)

THE SCHEDULE Sept. 1 – At Inman Sept. 8 – Moundridge Sept. 15 – Remington Sept. 22 – At Sedgwick Sept. 29 – At Ell-Saline Oct. 6 – Marion Oct. 13 – Sterling Oct. 20 – At Halstead Oct. 26 – At Haven

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LAST SEASON (5-4)

RETURNING STARTERS

Inman W 46-33 Moundridge W 14-8 Remington W 30-6 Sedgwick L 26-27 (ot) Ell-Saline W 8-0 Marion L 6-38 Sterling L 8-39 Halstead L 14-28 Haven W 40-0

Offense - 6 | Defense - 5 Alex Hammersmith Jr. TE-DL Zane Schroeder Jr. OL-LB Connor Wolfe Sr. OL Nolan Clarke Jr. WR Kaleb Hammeke Jr. QB Landon Neufeld Jr. OL Joel Hamby Sr. DB Aaron Guerrero Jr. LB Jack Neal Jr. DL

RECORD TRACKER

FAST FACT

2016 - 5-4 2015 - 3-6 2014 - 8-2 2013 - 4-6 2012 - 5-4

Trinity has 14 players in its junior class, seven of them returning starters.

SEASON OUTLOOK The Celtics won four of their first five games last year (only loss in OT) before running into tough district opponents. Many in the large junior class have been playing since their freshman year. Kaleb Hammeke returns at quarterback to run the no-huddle offense. Five playoff teams dot the schedule.

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BLUESTEM

Mascot - Lions | Class - 3A | District - 9

THE COACH

Jordan Echer
(2nd year, 2-7)

THE SCHEDULE

Sept. 1 – At Humboldt Sept. 8 – At Erie Sept. 15 – Caney Valley Sept. 22 – At Eureka Sept. 29 – Fredonia Oct. 6 – Neodesha Oct. 13 – At Independent Oct. 20 – Belle Plaine Oct. 26 – Douglass

LAST SEASON (2-7) Humboldt Erie Caney Valley Eureka Fredonia Neodesha Wichita Independent Belle Plaine Douglass

L 8-24 W 21-13 L 0-40 W 56-12 L 0-45 L 6-37 L 0-44 L 12-60 L 6-42

RETURNING STARTERS Offense - 8 | Defense - 10 Coy Moran 6-0 180 Brian Elsen 6-2 210 Maverick Herring 6-1 215 Hunter Clift 6-1 170 Austin Harryman 5-9 160 Nic Laidler 5-10 155 Luke Simon 5-7 140 Eathan Elliott 5-10 180 Braedan Haworth 6-1 340 Hazen Benton 5-9 140

Sr. QB-LB Sr. TE-DE Sr. OL-LB Jr. FLEX-DB Jr. OL-DL So. FLEX-DB So. FB-LB So. OL-DL Sr. DL Jr. CB

RECORD TRACKER 2016 - 2-7 2015 - 1-8 2014 - 4-6 2013 - 1-8 2012 - 1-8

FAST FACT

Transfers Daylan Fell (Wichita NW) and Cole Weber (Augusta) could boost things up front.

SEASON OUTLOOK The Lions will look to make big strides in the Tri-Valley League and also qualify for the playoffs with 18 returning starters. The squad has also been bolstered by several seniors who didn’t play last year and a pair of transfer linemen.

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Mascot - Mustangs | Class - 8-Man D-I | District - 2

Mascot - Titans | Class - 8-Man D-I | District - 6

THE COACH: Dan Scribner
(First Year)

THE COACH: Luke Greenwood & Lance Vandeveer
(5th yr, 36-9)

LAST SEASON (0-9)

THE SCHEDULE

Sept. 1 – West Elk Sept. 8 – At South Haven Sept. 15 – Argonia-Attica Sept. 22 – At Caldwell Sept. 29 – At Peabody Oct. 6 – CV-Dexter Oct. 13 – At Central-Burden Oct. 20 – At Oxford Oct. 26 – Udall

West Elk L 0-54 South Haven L 18-68 Argonia-Attica L 0-46 Caldwell L 0-54 Peabody L 12-60 CV-Dexter L 0-58 Central Burden L 6-56 Oxford L 0-72 Udall L 0-46

RETURNING STARTERS Offense - NA | Defense - NA

SEASON OUTLOOK

RECORD TRACKER 2016 - 0-9 2015 - 0-9 2014 - 1-8 2013 - 1-8

Scribner, who is also the new AD at Flinthills, faces a daunting challenge. The Mustangs have won just two games since the start of the 2013 season and carry a 24-game losing streak into the season.

THE SCHEDULE

Sept. 1 – Central Burden (AR) Sept. 8 – At Caldwell Sept. 15 – At Flinthills Sept. 22 – South Barber (AT) Sept. 29 – Skyline (AT) Oct. 6 – At Fairfield Oct. 13 – Kiowa County (AR) Oct. 20 – Macksville (AT) Oct. 26 – At South Central

LAST SEASON (7-3) Central Burden Caldwell Flinthills South Barber Skyline Fairfield Kiowa County Macksville South Central Central Plains

W 58-12 L 48-90 W 46-0 W 40-26 W 40-6 W 56-6 W 50-0 W 72-24 L 42-48 L 20-60

RETURNING STARTERS Offense - 6 | Defense - 6 Trevor Pierce 5-10 150 Anthony Handlin 5-11 175 Masen McDaniel 5-10 215 Blake Harnden 6-1 140 Kamden Basinger 5-10 185 Brady Bohrer 5-9 170 Ezra Goodman 6-0 175 Masen Miller 5-9 155

RECORD TRACKER 2016 - 7-3 2015 - 12-1 2014 - 12-1 2013 - 5-4

SEASON OUTLOOK

Pierce and McDaniel were HM all-state last year and the Titans are looking for big years from both. McDaniel is a force on both side of the ball.

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Mascot - Raiders | Class - 8-Man D-I | District - 2

THE COACH: Sean Blosser
(7th year, 34-25)

THE COACH: Anthony Blair
(4th year, 13-16)

THE SCHEDULE

THE SCHEDULE

Sept. 1 – Udall Sept. 8 – Argonia-Attica Sept. 15 – At Central Burden Sept. 22 – Flinthills Sept. 29 – At Burrton Oct. 6 – At Norwich Oct. 13 – Hartford Oct. 20 – At South Haven Oct. 26 – Central Christian

LAST SEASON (7-2)

Udall W 52-6 Argonia-Attica W 90-48 Central Burden W 54-6 Flinthills W 54-0 Burrton W 74-0 Norwich W 52-6 Hartford L 42-56 South Haven W 76-6 Central Christian L 12-58

RETURNING STARTERS Offense - 6 | Dakota Volavka Justin Brown Jacob Dick Jalen Risley Dylan Schmidt Corbin Rice Marshall Ward

Defense - 6 5-10 155 5-10 145 5-11 185 6-2 190 5-11 160 6-0 155 6-0 150

Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. So.

RB-DB WR-DB OL-DL TE-DE OL-LB DB OL

RECORD TRACKER

2016 - 7-2. 2015 - 5-6. 2014 - 7-3. 2013 - 3-6. 2012 - 6-5.

SEASON OUTLOOK

The Bluejays were one of those rare teams last year to win aeven games and not make the playoffs. That could change this year with 12 starting spots returning.

Sept. 1 – At Argonia-Attica Sept. 8 – At Sedan Sept. 15 – Caldwell Sept. 22 – West Elk Sept. 29 – CV-Dexter Oct. 6 – At Udall Oct. 13 – Flinthills Oct. 20 – At Peabody Oct. 27 – Oxford

LAST SEASON (2-7) Argonia-Attica Sedan Caldwell West Elk Cedar Vale-Dexter Udall Flinthills Peabody-Burns Oxford

L 12-58 L 0-48 L 6-54 L 0-46 L 36-80 W 60-12 W 56-6 L 42-48 L 0-46

RETURNING STARTERS

Offense - 5 | Defense - 4 Dustin Handlin 6-0 175 Austin Branscum 6-3 250 Nathan Delaney 5-8 165 Clayton Cook 6-2 230 Payton Edwards 6-3 275

Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr.

QB-DB OL-DL TE-DB FB-DL OL

RECORD TRACKER 2016 - 2-7. 2015 - 8-3. 2014 - 3-6. 2013 - 2-7.

SEASON OUTLOOK

The Raiders face a tough early-season schedule, but have a senior-laden team to deal with it.

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FAIRFIELD

CENTRAL CHRISTIAN

Mascot - Falcons | Class - 8-Man D-I | District - 6

Mascot - Cougars | Class - 8-Man D-II | District - 2

THE COACH: Heath Hewitt (2nd year, 1-8)

THE COACH: Lee Smith
(4th year, 14-14)

THE SCHEDULE

THE SCHEDULE

Sept. 1 – At Burrton Sept. 8 – Pretty Prairie Sept. 15 – At Norwich Sept. 22 – Central Christian Sept. 29 – At Kiowa County Oct. 6 – Argonia-Attica Oct. 13 – At South Central Oct. 20 – Skyline Oct. 26 – At Macksville

LAST SEASON (1-8)

Burrton W 40-30 Pretty Prairie L 6-52 Norwich L 8-56 Central Christian L 18-64 Kiowa County L 24-40 Argonia-Attica L 6-56 South Central L 14-60 Skyline L 18-68 Macksville L 12-66

RETURNING STARTERS

Offense - 6 | Defense - 6 David Macmahon 6-0 190 Jerry Oller 5-10 165 Alex Pankratz 5-10 160 Hunter Roberts 5-9 300 Noah Witt 5-11 185 Logan Servis 5-91 50

Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr.

QB-LB TE-DE RB-CB OL-DL OL-DL OL-LB

RECORD TRACKER

RETURNING STARTERS

Offense - 5 | Defense - 5 Nate Heneha Sr. JT Duree Sr. Corbin Gibson Sr. Richie Oswalt Jr. Marshall Walton Jr. Garrett Burns So. Adam Hall So.

LAST SEASON (9-2)

2016 - 1-8. 2015 - none. 2014 - 5-4. 2013 - 7-2.

SEASON OUTLOOK

Sept. 1 – At Pretty Prairie Sept. 8 – Skyline Sept. 15 – Stafford Sept. 22 – At Fairfield Sept. 29 – Norwich Oct. 6 – At Hartford Oct. 13 – South Haven Oct. 20 – Burrton Oct. 26 – At Caldwell

After restarting their program last year, the Falcons look to feature a strong running game with several starters returning.

Pretty Prairie W 54-22 Skyline W 36-12 Stafford W 70-14 Fairfield W 64-18 Norwich W 56-6 Hartford L 60-94 South Haven W 92-12 Burrton W 80-22 Caldwell W 58-12 Lebo W 108-62 Hanover L 6-62

QB-DB C-DL OL-DE RB-LB TE-DB RB-LB TE-S

RECORD TRACKER

2016 - 9-2. 2015 - 4-5. 2014 - 1-7.

SEASON OUTLOOK

Everything is on track for the Cougars to have another big year. Heneha had a breakout junior season and Duree is one of the state’s top linemen in 8-Man.

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Bribiesca has been the soccer coach at Northwest High School since 1979 and has led the Grizzlies to a pair of state championships - in 1995 and an unbeaten (21-0) season in 2011. Coach B has received numerous honors during his coaching career, including being named the national coach of the year in 2011 by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. "We are very proud of the program," Bribiesca said. "We're also very proud of the fact that although not all of our kids go to college to play soccer, all of our kids go to college."


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CEDAR VALE-DEXTER

Mascot - Chargers | Class - 8-Man D-II | District - 2

Mascot - Spartans | Class - 8-Man D-I | District - 2

THE COACH: Chris Jensen (3rd year, 1-17) THE SCHEDULE

Sept. 1 – Fairfield Sept. 8 – At Stafford Sept. 15 – South Barber Sept. 22 – At Pretty Prairie Sept. 29 – Caldwell Oct. 6 – At South Haven Oct. 13 – Norwich Oct. 20 – At Central Christian Oct. 26 – Hartford

LAST SEASON (0-9) Fairfield Stafford South Barber Pretty Prairie Caldwell South Haven Norwich Central Christian Hartford

L 30-40 L 34-60 L 0-60 L 8-60 L 0-74 L 14-64 L 0-62 L 22-80 L 8-54

THE COACH: Richard Artherton & Lance Rhodd

RETURNING STARTERS

Offense - 6 | Defense - 6 Bradley Cooprider 6-6 225 Dustin Hughes 5-11 160 Corey Smith 5-11 150 Kyle Boyle 5-11 165 Matthew Hughes 6-0 240 Jonathan Canada 5-10 150 Ian Barron 5-11 155

Sr. OL-DL Jr. RB-LB Jr. WR-LB Jr. OL-LB Jr. OL-DL So. RB So. LB

RECORD TRACKER 2016 - 0-9. 2015 - 1-8. 2014 - 0-9. 2013 - 0-9.

SEASON OUTLOOK

The Chargers battled injuries and inexperince last year. They are looking for good things from an intact offensive line and other players coming out for the first time.

(3rd year, 8-10)

THE SCHEDULE

Sept. 1 – Sedan Sept. 8 – At Altoona-Midway Sept. 15 – At West Elk Sept. 22 – South Haven Sept. 29 – At Central-Burden Oct. 6 – At Flinthills Oct. 13 – Oxford Oct. 20 – At Udall Oct. 26 – Peabody-Burns

LAST SEASON (5-6)

Sedan L 22-44 Altoona-Midway W 48-0 West Elk L 8-54 South Haven W 64-14 Central Burden W 80-36 Flinthills W 58-0 Oxford L 42-58 Udall W 42-20 Peabody-Burns L 52-74

RETURNING STARTERS Offense - 4 | Defense - 3 Javen Killman 5-9 160 Tracy Sweaney 5-10 155 Jasper Young 5-10 175 Arik Artherton 5-10 170

Sr. TE-DB Sr. TE-DB Jr. RB-LB So. OL

RECORD TRACKER 2016 - 5-4. 2015 - 3-6. 2014 - 6-4. 2013 - 1-8.

SEASON OUTLOOK

The Spartans wil be in the rebuilding mode after losing five two-way starters to graduation.

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NORWICH

PRETTY PRAIRIE

Mascot - Eagles | Class - 8-Man D-II | District - 2

Mascot - Bulldogs | Class - 8-Man D-II | District - 2

THE COACH: Mike Wilmott
(3rd year, 7-11)

THE COACH: C.T. Young
(16th year, 107-46)

THE SCHEDULE

THE SCHEDULE

LAST SEASON (5-4)

Sept. 1 – Stafford Sept. 8 – At South Barber Sept. 15 – Fairfield Sept. 22 – At Skyline Sept. 29 – At Central Christian Oct. 6 – Caldwell Oct. 13 – At Burrton Oct. 20 – At Hartford Oct. 26 – South Haven

Stafford South Barber Fairfield Skyline Central Christian Caldwell Burrton Hartford South Haven

W 50-0 L 0-46 W 56-8 W 34-16 L 6-56 L 6-52 W 62-0 L 6-62 W 48-0

RETURNING STARTERS

Offense - 3 | Carter Payne Bailey Luck Cody Bartel

Defense - 3 5-10 160 Sr. 6-0 240 Sr. 5-8 150 Sr.

Sept. 1 – Central Christian Sept. 8 – At Fairfield Sept. 15 – Skyline Sept. 22 – Burrton Sept. 29 – At South Barber Oct. 6 – Bucklin Oct. 13 – Ashland Oct. 20 – At Chase Oct. 26 – At Stafford

Central Christian Fairfield Skyline Burrton South Barber Bucklin Ashland Chase Stafford

RETURNING STARTERS RB-DB OL-DL WR-DB

Offense - 3 | Defense - 3 Sam Livingston 5-10 160 Jr. QB-S Lane Detter 6-0 150 Jr. TE-CB Alaex Markus 6-1 205 Jr. OL-DL

RECORD TRACKER

RECORD TRACKER

SEASON OUTLOOK

SEASON OUTLOOK

2016 - 5-4. 2015 - 2-7. 2014 - 2-7. 2013 - 2-7 The Eagles will be yoiung this season and will need underclassmen to step up and compete.

“Will to Prepare” Athlete of the Month Noah Sisemore, Maize H.S. Noah will be a senior at Maize this fall and has spent the summer pitching for the Elite 18U (Baty) baseball team where he had posted a 6-1 record heading into the final week of July. Coach Ray Baty said Noah has a great work ethic and throws a heavy ball with a lot of sinking action. Noah said Mind Time Sport has helped him become a better pitcher this summer. "It has really shown me how to visualize myself on the mound; what I need to do and how I need to do it," he said. "It helps me prepare the same way, no matter how big a game it is."

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FAST FACT

Bulldogs have won 18 games last three years and not made the playoffs.

2016 - 6-3. 2015 - 7-2. 2014 - 5-4. 2013 - 3-6. Bulldogs will be young. Only two seniors out and neither started last year. A large freshman class (11) could provide much needed depth.

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THE COACH:

Vincent Martin
(Fifth Year)

THE SCHEDULE

Set. 1 - Fowler Sept. 8 - At Deerfield Sept. 15 - At Destiny Christian Sept. 22 -- St. John's Military Sept. 29 - At Wichita Homeschool Oct. 6 - At Life Christian Oct. 13 - independence Home Oct. 20 -- At Oklahoma City Home Oct. 26 – South Haven

LAST SEASON (4-3) Fowler Deerfield Destiny Christian St. John’s Military Wichita Homeschool Life Christian OKC Homeschool

W 78-30 W 38-0 L 29-75 W 34-28(ot) L 0-56 W 48-0 L 16-66

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RETURNING STARTERS Offense - NA | Defense - NA

OXFORD Mascot - Wildcats | Class - 8-Man D-I | District - 2

THE COACH: Shawn Burkes
(11th year, 43-58) THE SCHEDULE

LAST SEASON (7-3)

Sept. 1 – At South Haven Sept. 8 – At West Elk Sept. 15 – Sedan Sept. 22 – Stafford Sept. 29 – At Udall Oct. 6 – Peabody Oct. 13 – At CV-Dexter Oct. 20 – Flinthills Oct. 26 – At Central Burde

South Haven West Elk Sedan Stafford Udall Peabody CV-Dexter Flinthills Central Burden West Elk

RETURNING STARTERS Offense - 8 | Defense - 8 Cal Shimkus 6-3 170 Dalton Silhan 5-11 185 Neil Terry 5-9 200 Greysen Williams 6-2 220 Dylan Hills 5-10 220 Luis Alata 5-9 190 Colton Jordon 6-3 260 Ty Carter 6-1 160

Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. So. So.

W 54-6 L 20-68 L 28-62 W 60-26 W 44-20 W 44-28 W 58-42 W 72-0 W 46-0 L 30-54

RECORD TRACKER QB-DB RB-LB OL-LB OL-DL FB-LB RB-LB TE-DE TE-DB

2016 - 7-3. 2015 - 1-8. 2014 - 4-5. 2013 - 5-4

Haley Albers, Cheney H.S.

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SEASON OUTLOOK

Look for another soid year by the Wildcats. Shimkus, Sihan and Terry all-district selections last year.

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SOUTH HAVEN

Mascot - Eagles | Class - 8-Man D-I | District - 2

Mascot - Cardinals | Class - 8-Man D-II | District - 2

THE COACH: Wyatt Williams
(11th year, 60-45)

THE COACH: Cody Wolf
(3rd year, 5-13)

THE SCHEDULE

THE SCHEDULE

Sept. 1 – At Caldwell Sept. 8 – Hanover (at Salina) Sept. 15 – South Haven Sept. 22 – At Sedan Sept. 29 – Oxford Oct. 6 – Central Burden Oct. 13 – At Peabody Oct. 20 – CV-Dexter Oct. 26 – At Flinthills

LAST SEASON (2-7)

Caldwell L 6-52 North Shelby (Mo.) L 34-60 South Haven W 66-18 Sedan L 0-50 Oxford L 20-44 Central Burden L 12-60 Peabody L 6-52 CV-Dexter L 20-42 Flinthills W 46-0

RETURNING STARTERS Offense - 9 | Defense - 9 Dylan Loos 5-10 Kermit Fielder 5-8 Josh Fielder 5-11 Drake Lette 6-0 Peyton Miller 5-9 Tristen Scurlock 6-3 Alan Garton 5-9 Alex Garton 5-9 Erick Peak 5-9 Laython Evans 5-9

Sept. 1 – Oxford Sept. 8 – Flinthills Sept. 15 – At Udall Sept. 22 – At CV-Dexter Sept. 29 – Hartford Oct. 6 – Burrton Oct. 13 – At Central Christian Oct. 20 – Caldwell Oct. 26 – At Norwich

LAST SEASON (2-7) Oxford Flinthills Udall Cedar Vale-Dexter Hartford Burrton Central Christian Caldwell Norwich

L 6-54 W 68-18 L 18-66 L 14-64 L 18-70 W 64-14 L 12-92 L 6-76 L 0-48

RETURNING STARTERS

220 150 150 155 155 320 170 150 155 260

Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. So. So. Jr. So.

RB-DE WR-DE QB-DB RB-LB TE-DB OL-DL OL-DL TE-LB DL OL

Offense - 3 | Defense - 3 Joe Cooke 5-7 Rustin Blaylock 5-10 Kade Dvorak 6-1 Slade Wiley 5-10 Chris Arraguin 5-6

265 160 230 180 175

Sr. Jr. Jr. So. Jr.

OL-DL TE-DB OL-DL OL-LB RB

RECORD TRACKER

2016 - 2-7 · 2015 - 3-6 · 2014 - 2-7 · 2013 - 8-2

RECORD TRACKER

2016 - 2-7 · 2015 - 5-4 · 2014 - 10-1 · 2013 - 7-2

SEASON OUTLOOK

Nearly everyone returns for the Eagles, including Fielder and Loos, who rushed for around 700 yards each last season.

SEASON OUTLOOK

The Cardinals have stability up front with their entire OL and DL returning. Cooke is the team’s only senior.

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Coach of the Month On & Off the Field!

COACHING - 6th year as head football coach ... assistant track ... strength coach. CLASSROOM - Zero Hour class for football players ... six other sections of weights. VYPE - Can you speak of the balance needed between academics and athletics in the high school setting? MARTIN - "First of all I feel blessed to be in this profession. People don't get into education because of the pay. I have been very fortunate to be around some amazing kids and see these kids come back and see their successes is truly an amazing experience. To this day I can wake up every Christmas morning and look at my phone and I always have a text from a former player or student of mine. That is the most gratifying thing that I can ever have happen.” "Without my teaching job I wouldn't get the privilege to be the head coach here. I know my coaching job is tied to how well I do in the classroom as well as how my team performs. As a teacher and coach, I stress academics to all my students and athletes. Heck even kids that have graduated from my program can tell you the first thing that comes out of my mouth when talking to them is 'how are your grades.' Without academics there is no game to play." VYPE - How important is it to you for your athletes to perform well, both on the field and in the classroom? MARTIN - "I have been blessed to send a lot of kids in this program to the Division 1 and 2 levels because of their abilities on the field. I have also had kids who could have went to that level but couldn't qualify right away. It all starts in the classroom. What kids don't understand is they have to be successful from day one in high school due to the new Core GPA standards. Those schools at that level are making an investment and they can't afford a loss on it. We see that the same way here. You have to be willing to put the work here in the classroom and on the playing fields."

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THE COACH: Mark Bingham
(First Year) THE SCHEDULE

Sept. 1 – Altoona-Midway Sept. 8 – At St. Marys Academy Sept. 15 – Open Sept. 22 – Cair Paravel Sept. 29 – At Manhattan Eagles Oct. 6 – Veritas Christian Oct. 13 – Wichita Homeschool Oct. 20 – At St. John’s Military Oct. 31 – KCAA Playoffs

LAST SEASON (3-5)

Altoona-Midway W 46-0 St. Marys Academy L 6-52 Cair Paravel W 54-32 Manhattan Eagles L 30-54 Veritas Christian L 24-72 Wichita Homeschool L 14-62 St. john’s Military W 50-26 VeritasChristian L 6-56 Flinthills W 46-0

RETURNING STARTERS Offense - 3 | Defense - 2 Alex Wyatt 6-1 185 Javier Silva 6-3 200 John Brown 6-3 190 Thomas Goebel 6-2 220

Sr. QB Jr. WR-LB So. WR Jr. DL

RECORD TRACKER 2016 - 3-5 2015 - 4-5 2014 - 4-5 2013 - 6-4

SEASON OUTLOOK

The Buffaloes will look for a big year from quarterback Wyatt as he hooks up with Silva and Brown. Goebel anchors up front.

WICHITA HOMESCHOOL Mascot - Warriors | Class - 8-Man | District - KCAA

THE COACH: Bill Turner
(5th year, 26-18) THE SCHEDULE

Sept. 1 – At Veritas Christian Sept. 8 – At Cair Paravel Sept. 15 – St. Marys Academy Sept. 22 – Manhattan Eagles Sept. 29 – Pleasanton Oct. 6 – At St. John's Military Oct. 13 – At Sunrise Christian Oct. 20 – Life Prep Academy Oct. 31 – KCAA Playoffs

RETURNING STARTERS

Offense - 4 | Defense -4 Cooper Holdaway Jr. RB-DB Luke Johnson So. RB-LB Justin Virden Sr. TE Sam Schmidt Sr. LB Levi Masterson Jr. OL John Wolters So. DE

LAST SEASON (7-3) Veritas Christian Cair Paravel St. Mary’s Academy Flint Hills Christian St. John Military Sunrise Christian Life Prep Academy Clifton-Clyde St. John Military Flint Hills Christian St. Mary’s Academy

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RECORD TRACKER 2016 - 3-5 2015 - 4-5 2014 - 4-5 2013 - 6-4

SEASON OUTLOOK

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The Derby Lightning softball team has won the USSSA State Tournament in the 10U B division. isworkout back-to-back state championships for the ouch? Most kids are pretty flexible, which means When you give your heart thisThis kind of on a regular basis, your heart will get even better at that they can andfall stretch theirtitle. bodies Lightning, who also won thebend 2016 state its main job — delivering oxygen (in the form of without much trouble. This kind of exercise often marked first year forlikethese girls played oxygen-carrying blood cells) toThis all parts of your thefeels really good, when you take a big stretch body. in the morning after waking up. flexible is together. They played in tournaments inBeing Oklahoma having “full range of motion,” which means you So you want to do some aerobic exercise right City, can City, Kansas Branson, Mo. and in nine move your arms and legs freelylocal without now? Try swimming, basketball, ice or roller feeling tightness or pain. tournaments. The team placed first in five hockey, jogging (or walking quickly), inline skating, soccer, cross-country skiing, biking, tournaments thisIt’s season, finished one time easy to find things tosecond do for good flexibility, or rowing. And don’t forget that skipping, such astimes. tumblingThey and gymnastics, yoga, ranked dancing and placed third three have been jumping rope, and playing hopscotch are aerobic (especially ballet), martial arts and simple activities, too! as high as fifth in stretches the nation wereyour in the 10 all (suchand as touching toes Top or side stretches). season. The team will be moving up to 12U next year. STRENGTHENING MUSCLES Another kind of exercise can help make members your Team are (back row from left): head FEELING GOOD muscles stronger. Did you ever do a push-up or It feels good to have a strong, flexible body that coach Shawn Kuntz, Karlie Demel, Halle Graves, swing across the monkey bars at the playground? can do all the activities you enjoy — like running, Those are exercises that cancoach build strength. By Andy Mackey, Courtney Cross, coach jumping, and playing with your friends. It’s also using your muscles to do powerful things, you can fun to be good at something, like scoring a Whitney Phipps, Avrie Warner, coach Ben Downs; make them stronger. For older teens and adults, basket, hitting a home run, or perfecting a dive. this kind of workout can make muscles bigger, (middle row) Cali Kuntz, Danielle Turner, Kiki Warner, too. Butrow) you may not know that exercising can India Downs; (front Madison Phipps and actually put you in a better mood. When you Here are some exercises and activities to build Addison Mackey. exercise, your brain releases a chemical called strong muscles: push-ups, pull-ups, tug-of-war,

Derby Lightning Wins Why Exercise Is Cool USSSA State Title Kids exercise all the time without even thinking of it. Just being active, like when you run around outside or play kickball at school, is a kind of exercise. What else counts as exercise? Playing sports, dancing, doing push-ups, and even reaching down to touch your toes.

When you exercise, you’re helping build a strong body that will be able to move around and do all the stuff you need it to do. Try to be active every day and your body will thank you later. A HAPPY HEART You may know that your heart is a muscle. It works hard, pumping blood every day of your life. You can help this important muscle get stronger by doing aerobic exercise. Aerobic means “with air,” so aerobic exercise is a kind of activity that requires oxygen. When you breathe, you take in oxygen, and, if you’re doing aerobic exercise, you may notice you’re breathing faster than normal. Aerobic activity can get your heart pumping, make you sweaty, and quicken your breathing.

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