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High School Football 2013

CENTRAL KANSAS STAFF Publisher Mike Cooper


Class 6A

Collision course for Derby and Hutch … Derby tight end DeAndre Goolsby (By Taylor Eldridge)


editor Harold Bechard

Class 5A

Bishop Carroll reloads … Carroll defensive end Patrick Dugan (By Kyle McCaskey) … Turning it around in the Valley (By Kelsey Lyden)

Graphic Design Krystal Neuhofel

10 LockerTalk Midwest 7-on-7 competition at Derby … Texting and Driving: Austin’s Story

104 Coaches Corner

Class 4A

Final year for 64 … Buhler running back Riley Allen (By Jim Misunas)

108 Extra Point Top 10 Lists

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Class 3A

Owls, Cardinals powerhouses … Sedgwick running back Dalton Brandt (By Matthew Browning)


South Haven flying high, again … Argonia-Attica join forces (By Kelsey Lyden)

The Scoreboard

Schedules … districts … standings … playoff results

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Hutchinson football coach Randy Dreiling


Contributing Writers Matthew Browning, Taylor Eldridge, Kelsey Lyden, Kyle McCaskey, Jim Misunas

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A Letter from the EDITOR

The Top 10 List


ports are supposed to be fun, right; none of that winning-is-everything type of stuff? (Sure wish someone would have reminded me of that when my kids were going through high school.) Well, just remember that when you read my attempt at humor on the Extra Point page located near

the back of this special section. We all have a few comedic genes in us – some more than others. I’m at the lower end of that area. I’m that guy who hears a joke and promptly forgets it in the next 60 seconds or stumbles all over himself trying to tell someone else. Well, with that personal history out there, it’s time for a little football. When this special issue is published, it’ll still be over a month before the regular season begins. I can’t remember the last time official preseason workouts began as late as Aug. 19. So, with Friday Night Lights just around the corner, I’ll attempt to have a little fun with my own Top 10 lists. Please, no one take exception with what or who is on those lists, especially in the name categories. I love those guys. When you go through life saddled with a less-than-exciting moniker (sorry Mom), those are the kinds of names that make you take notice. Also, you will notice on this page the list of new head coaches in this area. It’s an interesting group, to say the least. Many of these men have changed jobs to accept new challenges at larger schools, ones that have struggled to win and tradition is non-existent. It’s great to see these schools hiring quality coaches to see if they can turns things around. (We’ll check be in 2-3 years and see how things are going. It just doesn’t happen overnight). Some of these new coaches were promoted within the system after paying their dues as assistant coaches. It’s nice to see that as well. Loyalty should be rewarded. With that in mind, here’s my Top 10 List of stories and subjects that intrigue me heading into the 2013 season. Remember, this is the best time of the year. Everyone is unbeaten and un-scored upon. 1. Derby. Will this be the year the talented Panthers get over the proverbial hump in the playoffs? 2. Bishop Carroll loses 35 seniors. If any program can withstand that, it’s the Golden Eagles. 3. Conway Springs and Garden Plain. How will the losses of Tanner Wood (k-State) and Caleb Arnold (transfer) affect these two powerhouses? 4. Can anyone beat Hutchinson? They better do it this year because it sounds like it won’t happen next year. 5. Buhler. See No. 1. The Crusaders are coming close in 4A, but not close enough. Will this be the year? 6. Can things get turned around at Campus, Valley Center and Wichita North, and jumpedstarted at Eisenhower? The right coaches have been hired to make that happen, but the competition is certainly stiff.

New Coaches Arkansas City – Braden Smith (former Ark City assistant) Belle Plaine – Jason Jinkens (former Haven assistant) Campus – Greg Slade (former Rose Hill head coach) Eisenhower – Marc Marinelli (former Hesston head coach) El Dorado – Jared Anderson (former Emporia assistant) Fairfield – Lee Odell (former Triplains-Brewster head coach) Haven - Scott L’Ecuyer (former Bluestem assistant) Hesston – Clint Rider (former SE-Cherokee head coach) Newton – Nate Wollenberg (former Newton assistant) Rose Hill – Ray Boese (former Rose Hill assistant) Valley Center – Caleb Smith (former Derby assistant) Wichita Heights – Terry Harrison (former Heights assistant) Wichita North – Joe Belden (former North assistant) Word of Life – Vincent Martin (first year of program)


Looking forward to seeing the new digs at Trinity Academy (new stadium) and Independent (new turf). Improvements like that can only be a positive. 8. DeAndre Goolsby. Once you’ve seen the bright lights of the SEC or the Buckeyes in Columbus, can you ever stay home? It will be interesting to see where this young man ends up. 9. The 2,000-yard club. Riley Allen joined it a year ago and Dalton Brandt nearly did. Is there another back out there ready to challenge? 10. City League. Is there anyone out there ready to push Carroll and Heights for the two top spots?

Harold Bechard, Editor



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By Taylor Eldridge


assing the football was the only action accomplished at the 7-on-7 competition hosted by Derby and sponsored by VYPE on a stickyhot Saturday in June. But for the 15 programs that competed in the passing-only drill, it wasn’t all about seeing which team could fling it around the field. “I’m sure we would be in the bottom 10 percent of teams that throw the ball,” Derby coach Brandon Clark said. “We don’t really care how we look throwing the ball. We wanted to find kids that wanted to win. We want to find the kids that have that mentality that they want to win, no matter what they’re doing.” For the second straight summer, Derby found the right mixture of competitiveness and efficiency to take home the 7-on-7 championship. Even with a new quarterback, senior Jeremy Dunham, the Panthers’ top unit breezed through any defense in its way. Dunham led Derby to victory in all seven of the day’s games, converting for a touchdown on all but two of the drives. Piling onto the domination was the defense, which allowed only three touchdowns total on the day. “Last year’s group won the title, so we felt like we had to do it again this year, too,” Dunham said. “It was definitely a pride factor when we got on the field.” While Derby was the only team to win its last game, every team that competed discovered some valuable information about itself heading into August.

But no one could top Derby, not even in a good-natured game of Paper-Rock-Scissors to decide which team could keep their preferred shirtless look.

Wichita South, under the direction of second-year coach Kevin Steiner and in the process of implementing new systems on offense and defense, won four games on the day and advanced to the semifinals of the bracket play. “We learned how to compete today,” Steiner said. “It’s good to come out here against different competition and have some success, but it’s always about learning how to 10


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Tyler Burns of Trinity Academy shows off his speed during the 7-on-7 competition. overcome some of those struggles as well.” Wichita Collegiate benefitted from playing larger schools. The Spartans’ 7-on-7 team, led by Northern Illinois commit Landon Root at quarterback, was competitive and the offensive line unit of Mitch Copeland, David Scheffer, Kyler Ehm, Caleb Nesmith and Ahmed Alshamary finished second in the Big Uglies competition, a collection of competitions for offensive linemen. Mill Valley won that competition for the third straight year. “The big boys don’t get to show off very often, so this was their chance to show off,” Collegiate coach Mike Gehrer said. “We only have five of them, but our core of five guys showed what they’re capable of today. They’ve put in the work and they showed what they can do.” Another Class 4A school - Mulvane - turned some heads by advancing to the championship game of bracket play, despite replacing nearly every skill position starter on offense. But no one could top Derby, not even in a good-natured game of Paper-Rock-Scissors to decide which team could keep their preferred shirtless look. “We’re undefeated so far on the season,” Derby defender Alec Martin joked afterwards. “It was a lot of fun out there, but we come out and expect to win. That’s just our mentality and we know if we compete to our best, we can beat just about anybody.”




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Texting and Driving:

Austin’s Life


By Kelsey Lyden


ustin Breitenstein’s life was changed forever on Dec. 4, 2009. At 1:52 a.m. on that day, Austin took his eyes off the road while driving to read a text. Within seconds, the car he was driving crashed into a pole and he was ejected through the windshield. Later that morning, Austin was admitted into St. Francis Hospital with a cracked skull. At 3 a.m., Austin’s parents, Julie and Larry Breitenstein, received a phone call they will never forget. Verifying on the phone that Austin was their son, they immediately rushed to the hospital and waited in the emergency room for an hour before being able to see Austin. “It felt like an eternity.” Julie said. When the chaplain finally came, the words they heard were, “Your son has a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and it was very bad. The next 48 hours will determine everything.” After seeing the extent of Austin’s

injuries for the first time, Julie said, “I knew what I had in front of me and the road that was ahead.” Austin, who was 19 years old at the time of the accident, had been on scholarship at Friends University for both academics and men’s soccer after graduating from Maize High School. By 7:30 a.m. on the day of his accident, Facebook had exploded with the news about Austin and approximately 150 friends and family lined the halls of the hospital to see him. Julie said it felt like her duty to let the visitors see Austin. With a “fabulous nurse” as Julie described, they allowed four visitors in the room at a time for two minutes, but no one could say a word. Austin was in a coma and the doctors did not want to start any brain waves by the visitors talking to him. Eventually, Austin was put into a medically-induced coma because of the amount of swelling on his brain. Four days after the accident, Austin

Austin and his mother, Julie, at a Chiefs’ game before the accident. Then, learning to walk again afterwards. 12


had a Bilateral Craniectomy, which removed both sides of the skull so his brain could swell as much as it needed to. As Austin began to come out of his coma, doctors found that Austin’s left front lobe had been significantly injured, which meant his right side motor skills and speech were affected. Austin was airlifted to Lincoln, Neb., to Madonna Rehabilitation Center where he could start rehabilitation. Austin wore a helmet to protect his brain at all times during his recovery. On April 8, 2010, he was transported back to Wichita where he had surgery to replace the bone flaps with composite pieces that are stronger than what an actual skull is. Austin then spent six and a half months in Omaha, Neb., at Quality Living Incorporated. Here, he relearned some of life’s basic skills, such as counting money. All the while, his mother, Julie, never left his side. On Oct. 25, 2010, Austin left Omaha and returned to Wichita where he started speech, physical, and occupational therapy along with being enrolled in karate. Kelly Hay was Austin’s karate instructor. On Dec. 4, it will be four years since the accident. Austin now has a solid vocabulary of about 20 words. He can understand what someone is saying to him, but has difficulty verbally expressing himself. Austin has made tremendous strides physically as well and played in the Fall 2012 Friends University Alumni game. Julie and Austin speak publicly to young teens and adults to raise awareness on the effects of texting while driving. “It is not worth what we have been through,” she said. The hardships Austin has gone through physically and mentally could have been eliminated by simply putting the phone down. The Breitensteins say “no” to texting and driving. Do you?


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Derby, Hutch ready to knock heads again By Harold Bechard


he Derby-Hutchinson rivalry in football is as good as any in Kansas. And, from all accounts, that won’t change during the 2013 season. The Panthers of head coach Brandon Clark and the Salt Hawks of Randy Dreiling will once again field powerhouse teams in Class 6A. Derby just hopes things are different this fall. It’s been a while since Derby won a state football championship. It’s happened just once in school history - in 1994 - when the Panthers of head coach Tom Young capped an unbeaten season with a 21-0 win over Lawrence. Eighteen years later, the Panthers looked to be on their way to possibly winning a second title before suffering a crushing 29-28 loss to Hutchinson in last year’s Class 6A semifinal playoff game.

Hutchinson went on to lose a five-point decision to Shawnee Mission West in the state finals, while Derby stayed home, licking its wounds from the week before. Well, the Panthers of head coach Brandon Clark are back once again and are one of the favorites to lift the championship trophy on Nov. 30 in Topeka. Clark, who is entering his 10th season at Derby, welcomes back 10 starters from last year’s 10-2 team that lost twice to Hutchinson by a grand total of four points. Two of those starters – tight end DeAndre Goolsby (6-4, 225) and linebacker Jose Delgado (5-10, 190) – could be as good as any other players in the state at those respective positions and offensive lineman Cole Hansen (6-3, 285) isn’t fall behind. The Panthers should be strong up front

Jose Delgado of Derby is one of the state’s top linebackers.

as well with center Kyle Haugh (5-9, 220), guard Kohl Yoder (6-0, 210) and tackle Tanner Anderson (6-4, 235) joining Hansen as returning starters. That total of 10 returning starters is misleading because Derby also will have several talented newcomers in

The scoreboard told the story in last year’s epic Hutch-Derby showdown in the playoff semifinals. (Photo by Bill Purnell)



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

AVCTL, Division I 1. Hutchinson 2. Derby 3. Salina South 4. Maize 5. Salina Central 6. Newton 7. Campus

the fold, including Garden Plain transfer Caleb Arnold, who will start at safety and quarterback Jeremy Dunham, who started at wide receiver last year before an injury ended his season. “We have some experience coming back, but we also have a lot of holes to fill with seniors who graduated,” Clark said. “We have a lot of work to do to get to where we ended up last year. We need to find some vocal leaders and create team chemistry.” Hutchinson will be right there once again as one of the premier football programs in the state. The Salt Hawks reached the state championship game for the ninth time in 10 years in 2012, but lost a tough 19-14 decision to Shawnee Mission West after leading by eight points (14-6) at halftime. After a few bumps in the road – including a 25-point loss at home to Salina South - the Salt Hawks of head coach Randy Dreiling were right back where they always are in November: in the hunt for a state championship. Hutchinson returns nine starters from a 10-3 team, including six on the defensive end. Turner Wintz will move from defense to offense and replace Trevor Turner at quarterback. Turner’s younger brother - junior linebacker Colby Turner – will help lead the defense, along with fellow linebacker Ryan Stoecklein, among others. The schedule, once again, will be a tough one for the Salt Hawks, who will face Rockhurst, Salina South and

Derby in a four-week period. “It will be great competition,” Dreiling said. “We’ve got some great league teams in Derby and Salina South and Dodge City, Garden City and Maize will be really good district teams.” Wichita Heights has a new coach in Terry Harrison, who spent one year as the Falcons’ defensive coordinator before replacing Rick Wheeler. Heights was 7-3 last year, finished second in the City League to 5A champion Bishop Carroll and returns 16 starters in the hopes of moving back to the top of the league standings. Of those nine starters on defense, three are back on the line, including 6-1, 260-pound senior Aderio Ammons, who is one of the state’s best at his position. Also back after earning firstteam All-City honors is senior defensive back Kyle Martin. Talented running back Curtis Whitten also returns. “Everyone in the Heights program is looking forward to the 2013 season,” Harrison said. “We return a lot of experience on both sides of the ball.” The Falcons’ defense – nine starters return – will have to carry the team early. It will be tested from the start in the season opener against Bishop Carroll. Wichita Northwest features 10 starters from a 6-4 team, including one of the state’s top running backs in senior Deron Thompson, who rushed for 1,476 yards as a junior. The 5-9, 175-pounder is one of the state’s top sprinters as well. Jordan Bell (6-0, 220) was also first-team All-City as a linebacker and Joe Steven was the league’s top punter and also a talented and experienced linebacker. “The back seven on both sides of the ball are very talented,” head coach Steve Martin said. “They will have to anchor the team until the offensive and defensive Ryan Stoecklein, shown here returning an interception against Rockhurst, is a returning linebacker for Hutchinson. VYPE.COM I HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS I FOOTBALL PREVIEW 2013




Aderio Ammons of Heights ranks as one of the best linemen in the state heading into his senior year.

lines gel.” All five starters on the offensive line are gone from last year and the same goes for the defensive line. Erin Gaither, a senior, takes over at quarterback for the graduated Chris Hughes. Thompson will be complemented in the backfield by Christian Sanders, who suffered an injury in the preseason scrimmage last year. Wichita East will look to build on last year’s 5-4 team that won five of seven games in the City League. The Blue Aces have been stuck around the .500 mark for the last four seasons, but have 12 starters returning for head coach Brian Byers. Two of them returning players started on both sides of the ball – Deontae Thomas, a 6-0, 215-pound senior at running back and linebacker, and Willie Edwards, a 6-1, 175-pound junior at receiver and defensive back. Byers said Edwards could be the best receiver in the City and one of the best defensive backs. East also features junior Calil Burnett at running back, one of the top sprinters in Kansas. “If our offensive line comes around, we can play with anyone,” Byers said. Wichita Southeast won just three games last year, but returns 14 starters, including some impressive size up front. However, the Golden Buffaloes just happen to be in the same district with Derby and Heights. “Our top players need to make plays,” head coach Chris Asmussen said. “They need to be leaders and provide a consistent position work ethic that shows through practice and onto the field. If they are able to overachieve and bring the younger players with them, we will have a successful season.” Kevin Steiner is starting his second season at Wichita South and has 11 starters returning. Kyle Wilson, a 5-10, 190-pound junior, is an explosive player as a running back, but Steiner will also play him at one of the linebacker 16


Senior running back Deron Thompson of Northwest is one of the top college prospects in Kansas.

positions. Darius Taylor, a 6-5, 155-pound senior, was also a two-way starter at tailback and in the secondary. “Last year we had a lot of injuries and didn’t have the depth to overcome that,” Steiner said. “Although we aren’t where we want to be, our depth has improved at all positions and right now we are healthy.” Wichita North is picked to finish in the basement in the City League, Connor Lungwitz of but that is hard to understand Maize passed when you look at the size and for over 2,000 experience returning for the yards as a sophomore. Redskins. New head coach Joe Belden welcomes back 10 starters on offense and seven on defense. Sean Bernard, a 6-2, 215-pound running back, has received an early offer from Toledo. Bernard missed the first half of the season with a broken foot. Belden was the head coach at North from 2002-05 when the Redskins were a serious threat in the City League. He is looking to turn around the program’s fortune once again with much of the same coaching staff from that time. Maize High will look to push for an upper division finish in the rugged AVCTL Division I. The Eagles of head coach Gary Guzman return 11 starters from last year’s 5-4 team that scored a lot of points, but also allowed more than 40 points in four games.

What started as a simple game of volleyball for Austin Resser resulted in a hand injury that nearly derailed his plans to showcase his talents as a baseball player. Resser, who graduated from Newton High School in May, injured his right throwing hand last September when he dove for a ball during a recreational volleyball match. He had broken some bones on the right side of his right hand, but didn’t know it at the time. “I thought I could work through it,” Austin said. “I tried lifting some weights, but couldn’t do it. The pain was too great.” There were plenty of anxious moments after it was learned the hand was broken. Austin had planned to attend some baseball showcase events during the winter in the hopes of receiving a college scholarship. “He didn’t think much about it at the time when (the injury) happened, but when he found out it was broken, we were really worried because of some showcases coming up,” said Kerri Resser, Austin’s mother.

The Ressers were sent to the Kansas Orthopaedic Center where Austin was looked at by Dr. Prince T. Chan. Surgery was performed in late September. “They got him in the very next day,” Kerri said. “They moved quickly and were very helpful.” Austin said two pins were placed in his hand and a hard cast was used to protect the pins on one half of the hand and a soft cast was used on the other half. He said the pins were in for four weeks and he rehabbed for another three weeks in order to get the hand and fingers to work and move properly. Because of the surgery and rehabilitation, Austin was able to reach his goal of performing at a showcase camp at St. Joseph, Mo., (Missouri Western University) in November. Although he was still at just “70 to 80 percent” and the hand hurt every time he swung the bat, Austin still showed enough promise and talent to receive a scholarship to attend Pratt Community College this fall. Austin, a first baseman, played for Newton High School during the spring and the Newton American Legion team this summer. His mother said the work and care shown by Dr. Chan and the staff at Kansas Orthopaedic Center was first rate. “They were wonderful, so timely,” she said. “They knew Austin had a goal and they worked hard to fit him in. They knew he had that showcase he wanted to attend and they made sure he got there.”

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DeAndre Goolsby’s focus is to help Derby win a state championship. (Photo by Dale Stelz)


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t wouldn’t be a surprise if you didn’t hear about DeAndre Goolsby last season. His role for Derby last fall was to use his 6-foot-4, 225-pound frame as a flattening blocker at tight end in the run-dominant scheme that finished as Class 6A’s No. 1-scoring offense. What he did with limited targets was still impressive, but nothing that would have turned heads. College coaches sure know who Goolsby is despite his lack of gaudy numbers. They salivate over the soft hands, the sturdy frame and the athleticism displayed on tape. On tape, Goolsby is a superstar. “After we sent out tape, we got a call back from just about every Division I school we sent it to,” Derby coach Brandon Clark said. The consensus is that Goolsby has a world of upside. has him rated a four-star prospect, the fifth-best tight end in the nation and the second-best prospect in Kansas. Half of the SEC has come calling as well as prominent programs such as Oklahoma, Oregon, Kansas State and Ohio State. All based on what Goolsby has shown he can do during the summer, when he travels across the country to be put through a series of tests to compare his talents against others in his class. Goolsby is a workout wonder. “But, right now I’m just focused on the team and doing all of our workouts and practicing hard,” Goolsby said. “I mean, it’s not that complicated. I still have other things I have to worry about before I start to focus on where I’m going to play football at next season.” The task at hand is to elevate Derby to where it has yet to be under the reign of Clark. The Panthers have advanced to the 6A semifinals four times in the last five seasons, but have come up short in all four of those games. In short, they’re stuck. Goolsby wants to free the Panthers. He wants to unlock the feeling that something is keeping Derby out of that title game. He wants to bring Derby its second state championship, the first in 19 years. “Our number one goal this season is to win that championship,” Goolsby said. “We’ve got a lot of returners and a lot of us have played together for a long time. Most of the seniors have been together since elementary. They came all this way for this, so we want to deliver and bring home that title.” For that to happen, Goolsby’s role will undoubtedly increase this season.

Derby does return a good chunk of its offense, but must replace a few crucial spots in its skill positions. Most notable of those missing is at the quarterback position, where senior Jeremy Dunham will take over after playing wide receiver last season. Dunham and Goolsby have quickly developed a rapport and it would be to the surprise to no one that a big target like Goolsby over the middle turns into Dunham’s first look. “DeAndre is definitely a playmaker,” Dunham said. “It’s real nice having him out there because he’s so big and you can just throw it up there and know he’s going to bring it down. He makes things happen.” But don’t expect Clark to hold Goolsby to the traditional tight end position. Expect to see him line up in the backfield, in the slot and even out wide as a receiver - wherever Clark thinks Derby can take advantage of his size. Clark doesn’t see why Derby can’t repeat as the top-scoring attack in 6A. “Before he came into our program, we never used the tight end position,” Clark said. “Now, I would never not have a tight end again. He’s that good.” But, Goolsby’s biggest improvements may have come off the football field. When he transferred to Derby just before his high school career, Goolsby was a mediocre student and quiet enough to blend into the crowd. After four years in Derby’s program, Goolsby will graduate with one of the top grade point averages on the team and he has been voted a team captain for his senior season. “I’ve seen him mature and I’ve seen him grow up so much on and off the football field,” Clark said. “I’ve seen him go from a kid wondering if he was going to make an impact to one of the most special players we have coached here in Derby. It’s fun to see it turn out that way.” The goals are set and Goolsby is anticipating a senior season that he wants to be remembered. Now he just has one small request. “Hopefully we throw the ball a little more this year,” he said with a laugh.

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Campus Mascot – Colts League – AVCTL I Head coach – Greg Slade (1st year) 2012 record – 1-8 2012 playoffs – None Returning starters (11) – Gabe Chavez, 6-0, 180, Jr., WR-RB-SS; John Becker, 6-2, 185, Jr., QB; Kyle Gilchrist, 6-0, 230, Jr., C-DE; Kaiden Ivy, 5-10, 190, Sr., RB; Devon Rogers, 5-10, 210, Sr., LB; Lucas Payant, 6-2, 185, Sr., LB; Zane Vickers, 6-3, 265, Sr., DT; Nate Chrisman, 6-1, 175, Sr., CB; Taylor Russell, 5-11, 170, Jr., P; Allen Martinez, 5-10, 215, Sr., K. Top Newcomers – Taylor Bastian, 5-10, 260, Jr., OT-DT; Draven Gaskill, 5-11, 200, Jr., FBLB; Dakota Dugan, 5-9, 170, Sr., WR-DB. Coach Speak – “Being my first year at Campus, we have been working very hard to change the culture of Colt football. We have worked very hard to speed the players up this summer, to have some urgency in everything we do - from on the field, in the weight room and in the class room. We are looking


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Derby Mascot – Panthers League – AVCTL I Head coach – Brandon Clark (8th year) 2012 record – 10-2 2012 playoffs – Lost to Hutchinson in semifinals. Returning starters (10) – Cole Hansen, 6-3, 285, Sr., OL; Tanner Anderson, 6-5, 260, Sr., OL; Tyler West, 6-0, 215, Sr., RB; Jeremy Dunham, 6-3, 190, Sr., QB; DeAndre Goolsby, 6-5, 230, Sr., TE; Jose Delgado, 5-11, 190, Sr., LB; Travis Young, 6-1, 205, Sr.; Kavan Mark, 6-2, 220, Sr., DE Top Newcomers – Caleb Arnold, 5-11, 210, Sr., FS. Coach Speak – “We have a lot of holes to fill from last year’s senior class. We have a great core of seniors who have started for three years. They need to make the other players around them play at the level we need the team to play at.”

League - GWAL Head coach – Brian Byers (7th year, 31-22) 2012 record – 5-4 2012 playoffs – None Returning starters (12) – Deontae Thomas, 6-0, 215, Sr., RB-LB; Teryn Brown, 6-2, 235, Sr., OL; Traevon McGarity, 6-3, 195, Sr., WR; Calil Burnett, 5-10, 165, Jr., RB-KR; Willie Edwards, 6-1, 175, Jr., WR-DB-KR; Griffin Ness, 6-0, 260, Jr., OL; David Kaufman, 6-1, 195, Jr., TE; Elijah Shelite, 6-1, 200, Sr., LB; Carlos Brown, 6-1, 220, Sr., DE; Jared Jones, 6-2, 265, Sr., DL. Top Newcomers – Al Orozco, 6-0, 215, Sr., FB-LB; Ernest Caldwell, 6-0, 180, Sr., RB-DB; Jesus Viera, 6-0, 185, Sr., LB; Jesus Le, 5-9, 150, Sr., DB; Alec Schillings, 5-10, 160, Jr., QB; Andrue Hisken, 5-10, 170, Jr., RB-DB. Coach Speak – “Our running game should be strong with all our starters back. We also return a lot of guys who got playing time on defense. If our offensive line comes around and we stay away from injuries, we can play with anyone. “

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League – AVCTL I Head coach – Randy Dreiling (17th year, 155-34) 2012 record – 10-3 2012 playoffs – Class 6A runner-up. Returning starters (10) – Cole Cruz, 5-11, 275, C; Turner Wintz, 5-10, 160, QB; Emilio Tatolla, 5-7, 143, WR; Kassidy Lemons, 5-11, 180, K; Nathan Fairbanks, 6-2, 255, DT; Dalton Luce, 5-9, 230, DT; Colin O’Neal, Colby Turner is back to help anchor5-9, 160, LB; Ryan Stoecklein, 6-0, 181, LB; Colby Turner, 5-11, 188, LB; Brydon Wells, 5-6, 140, FS. the defense for Transfer – Heath Davidson, 6-0, 250, TE-DE. the Hutchinson Salthawks. Coach Speak – “We should have a productive offense. Look for the OL to develop into a solid unit. We have a great leader at quarterback and speed at the running back positions with very capable receivers. The run defense should be a strength and Colby Turner is a two-year starter, but we have a largely untested secondary that will have to be developed.”

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Maize Mascot – Eagles League – AVCTL I Head coach – Gary Guzman (3rd year, 8-10) 2012 record – 5-4 2012 playoffs – None Returning starters (11) – Kavan Jobe, Sr., WR; Connor Lungwitz, Jr., QB; Gage Morgan, Sr., OL; Kendall Stewart, Jr., WR; Ezekiel Welch, Sr., WR; Chase White, Sr., RB; Nick Benford, Sr., DL; Josh Besges, Sr., DL: Clayton Norrod, Sr., LB; Dalton Rupp, Jr., LB; Elijah West, Jr., DB. Top Newcomers – Aaron Chansombath, Sr., DB; Tevin Davis, Sr., WR; Colton Helm, Sr., WR; Daylan Jones,

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Wichita Heights Mascot – Falcons League - GWAL Head coach – Terry Harrison (1st year) 2012 record – 7-3 2012 playoffs – Lost to Hutchinson in first round. Returning starters (listed) – Aderio Ammons, 6-1, 260, Sr., DT; Demareio Dixon, 5-11, 204, Sr., LB; Raashiid Arnold, 6-0, 160, Sr., DB; Kyle Martin, 5-9, 155, Sr., DB; Curtis Whitten, 5-11, 200, Jr., RB; Tre King, 5-11, 180, Jr., RB. Top returning lettermen – Langston Underwood, 5-9, 1760, Sr., DB; Dylan Crane, 6-1, 215, Sr., LB; Cristian Martenez, 6-0, 220, Sr., OL; Vincent Dixon, 6-0, 230, Sr., DL; Jordan Sanders, 6-3, 195, Jr., DB; Carlos Taylor, 5-10, 225, Jr., DL. Coach Speak – “Everyone in the Heights program is looking forward to the 2013 season. We return a lot of experience on both sides of the ball. The Falcons are looking to make another deep playoff run and return nine starters on defense and seven on offense.”

Wichita North Mascot – Redskins League - GWAL Head coach – Joe Belden (1st year) 2012 record – 1-9 2012 playoffs – Lost to Derby in first round. Returning starters (17) – Sean Bernard, 6-3, 215, Sr., RB-LB; Caleb Franklin, 6-2, 215, Sr., RB-DB; Kaelen Elliott, 6-3, 215, Sr., RB-LB; Daniel Mathiasen,

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Wichita Northwest Mascot – Grizzlies League - GWAL Head coach – Steve Martin (2nd year, 6-4) 2012 record – 6-4 2012 playoffs – Lost to Topeka High in first round. Returning starters (10) – Deron Thompson, 5-9, 175, Sr., RB; Christian Sanders, 5-10, 185, Sr., RB; Erin Gaither, 6-0, 195, Sr., QB; Karol Williams, 5-9, 170, Jr., WR; Jordan Bell, 6-0, 220, Sr., LB; Joe Stevens, 5-10, 190, Sr., LBP; Dylan Brazell, 5-11, 160, Jr., FS; Brendan Johnson, 5-11, 185, Jr., SS; Romello Cotman, 6-2, 160, So., C; Nico Omelas, 6-0, 170, Sr., C. Coach Speak – “This team’s back seven on both side of the ball are very talented. They will have to anchor the team until the offensive and defensive lines gel. There is great potential and size on the lines, but they will have to come together quickly. We will have to spread the ball out this year to keep defenses honest.”

the 10-member Dexter/USBC High School All-American Bowling Team this summer. Holmes was one of five boys from across the country to receive the honor. Five girls were also selected. A three-year letterman on Southeast, Holmes won the Class 6A state championship this year as a junior with a 739 series. Individually, he won three other tournament titles and also lettered on the baseball team. He carries a 4.0 grade-point average, spent 11 years in the Boys Scouts of America and served as the vice president of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) for a year. Those boys and girls selected to the All-American team were nominated by their coach or athletic director. The student-athletes were required to have a minimum 3.0 GPA, provide a letter of recommendation and a 500-word essay. Each student-athlete will receive a $1,000 scholarship for being named to the team.

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Wichita South Mascot – Titans League - GWAL Head coach – Kevin Steiner (2nd year, 1-8) 2012 record – 1-8 2012 playoffs – None. Returning Starters (11) – Darius Taylor, 5-6, 155, Sr., TB-DB-KR; Kyle Wilson, 5-10, 190, Sr., RB-LB; Grayson WorkFields, 6-3, 275, Sr., OL; Devonte Blake, 5-9, 165, Sr., DB; Allen Bishop, 5-10, 140, So., DB; William Terrell, 5-5, 170, Jr., DB; Walter Goudeau, 5-4, 130, So., DB. Top Newcomers – Dominic Webb, 5-10, 165, Jr., QB; Ramiro Palacio, 5-7, 235, Sr., DL; Keaton Kessler, 6-4, 280, OL. Coach Speak – “Last year we had a lot of injuries and didn’t have the depth to overcome that. Although we aren’t where we want to be, our depth has improved in all positions and right now, we are healthy. We will have some athletes, but they will be raw with their football skills. I am excited about the coaching staff. We were able to get some college coaches on board and John Randle as well.”


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Wichita Southeast Mascot – Golden Buffaloes League - GWAL Head coach – Chris Asmussen (3rd year, 6-12) 2012 record – 3-6 2012 playoffs – None. Returning starters (15) – Junior Joseph, 6-3, 230, Sr., TE-OL; Trey Griffin, 5-8, 160, Sr., RB; Keshaun McGaugh, 5-10, 180, Jr., RB; Spenser Brown, 6-0, 230, Sr., OL; Joshiah Wilson, 6-0, 230, Jr., OL; Charles Collins, 6-1, 305, Sr., OL; Dejaun Dabney, 5-8, 160, Sr., WR; Albert Wilson, 5-10, 180, Sr., DB; Davyon Langham, 5-9, 180, Jr., DB; Antonio Adams, 6-0, 180, Jr., DB; Vernon Ross, 5-8, 190, Jr., LB; Ben Baskin, 6-0, 215, Sr., DL; Donnie Bennett, 6-3, 310, Sr., DL; Alex Brown, 6-1, 230, Sr., DL; Jackson Haltom, 6-1, 180, Sr., K-P. Coach Speak – “Our success this season will depend on out consistency in positive executive of our plays and sets in all phases of the game. Having good performances from our returners on both offense and defense are a must. We need to be solid through our special teams to set up offense and defense with good field position.”

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The Same Bishop Carroll Reloads After Losing 35 Seniors

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ose your all-state quarterback - check. Lose your all-state receiver, top lineman and two of your best defensive players - check. Lose a historically talented class of 35 seniors – check. Still picked as the team to beat in Class 5A and the Wichita City League – check. Such is the life of the Bishop Carroll Golden Eagles, a team that can lose so much from last year’s 13-0 state championship team and expectations, both inside and outside of the program are as high as ever. Of course, expectations at Bishop Carroll are high every year. The Golden Eagles of head coach Alan Schuckman are coming off a record-setting season that saw them score less than 40 points only once all season. Carroll lost 35 players from a remarkable senior class, including all-state quarterback Zeke Palmer. Only seven starters return, but no one will be counting out the Eagles. Defensive ends’ Patrick Dugan and Nate Stallbaumer and defensive backs’ Mark Quaney and Josh Horback will lead an underrated defense. On offense, running back Tory Smith returns after rushing for 1,079 yards and 20 TDs last year. Junior running back and receiver Denzel Goolsby is expected to have a breakout year. Tyler Skilling, a senior, and junior Colton Howell will battle for the starting quarterback position. Bishop Carroll head coach Alan Schuckman lost 35 seniors from last year’s “The greatest strength of our team will be unbeaten team, but one of the returnees is talented running back Tory Smith. the competition at most positions because



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Patrick Burrus (5-7, 145) and senior defensive tackle Ben Norris (6-1, 240). The Crusaders have a large group of returning seniors and juniors that should provide both depth and experience, including Devin Dempsey, a senior running back and return specialist. “The team understands the importance of sticking together through thick and thin,” said Adelhardt, who is starting his ninth season as head coach at KMC. “Offensively, we have a better understanding of the system. The core of our defense - the line, our two linebackers and free safety – returns for us.” West High enters its second year under head coach Weston Schartz, who was also the Pioneers head coach prior to a successful 10-year run at Wichita Northwest. West was 3-3 in the City League before losing three games in a tough district. The Pioneers returns 12 starters at 16 positions from last year’s team, including first-team All-City League linebacker Trevon Mitchell (6-0, 190). Also back are four honorable mention all-league selections – senior lineman J.R. Vega (6-3, 265),

of a large number of players who got significant minutes because of our success last year,” said Schuckman, who is 152-40 in 18 seasons at the school and has lost just seven regular season games in the last nine years. Schuckman estimates he’ll have 20 players battling for playing time on the defensive side of the ball and expects a strong sophomore class to compete with juniors and seniors for playing time. And it doesn’t hurt to have one of the state’s most experienced coaching staffs. Seven of Schuckman’s 12 assistants have been at Carroll at least 15 years and two of them – Jim Nance and Dusty Trail – have been with him every step of the way. Carroll is one of three 5A schools in the City League. Kapaun Mt. Carmel and Wichita West are expected to battle for an upper division finish in the nine-team league. Kapaun was 3-6 a year ago after getting off to a rough start, but the Crusaders are expected to be much better than that this fall with 14 returning starters, led by an offensive line that could average over 260 pounds per player. Head coach Dan Adelhardt welcomes back seven players who earned All-City type honors last fall, including senior defensive lineman Sam LeFleur (5-10, 235), who earned second-team honors. Also returning are six others who were honorable mention selections – senior offensive linemen Craig Lantz (6-3, 320) and Huy Ho (6-0, 265), senior linebackers Ethan Harp (6-0, Alex Jackson was a first-team all-league 205) and Branden Williams linebacker at Andover in 2012. (6-2, 180), senior free safety




D.J. Jones and Trevon Mitchell return in the backfield for Wichita West.

junior lineman Michael Valentine (6-4, 285), senior tight end Jessie Oliver (5-10, 180) and junior wide receiver Marcus Malcolm (6-3, 175) – as well as quarterback D.J. Jones. The Newton Railers narrowly missed reaching the 5A playoffs last year, dropping a 30-27 decision to Emporia in the final game of the season to finish 3-6 overall. Playing in the super-tough Division I of the AVCTL, the Railers welcome a new head coach in former assistant Nate Wollenberg to take over the reins. Thirteen starters return for Newton, which faces a tough schedule. Five of the first seven games are on the road before the Railers finish with two at home. Cory Martens, a 6-4, 225-pound senior, has been a second-team allleague selection at defensive end for the past two seasons and will also be one of the league’s top tight ends. Martens, linebackers Joseph McConnell and Braden Morrison and defensive back Matt Willis return to anchor the defense. Junior quarterback Jack Kingsley and running backs Seth Hill and Bradley Million will be a part of the new-look offense. “We have to do the little things consistently and be ready to take advantage of our opportunities,” Wollenberg said. “Our senior leadership will be important.” Andover High had a breakout season in 2012, winning eight of 11 games, including thrillers over Andover Central and Newton to reach the second round of the playoffs under league coach of the year Mike Lee. The Trojans will look for more of the same this season as they are picked as one of the teams to beat in the ultra-balanced Division II of the AVCTL. Alex Jackson, a 6-1, 185-pound senior, was a first-team




all-league linebacker, while senior Miles Starks (6-0, 160) was a second-team choice at both receiver and defensive back. Cooper Nichols (6-1, 200) was honorable mention all-league as a junior and also starts as a tight end. The Trojans are also looking for big things from senior running back Steven Young (5-10, 180). Joining Young in the backfield are expected to be senior quarterback Cole Gumeringer (5-10, 160). Gage Moss (5-9, 150, senior) starts at receiver and in the secondary and senior A.J. Scholfield (6-2, 240) is expected to be one of the anchors on the offensive line. Andover Central reached the playoffs as well a year ago, but was just 4-5 during the regular season. The Jaguars will once again face a rugged non-district schedule, headlined by games against Derby, Maize South and Salina Central among others. Thirteen starters return for the Jags, including first-team all-league player Zach Lock, a 6-1, 190-pound senior receiver and defensive back. Kier Stamp (6-1, 200) is a twoway starter at fullback and linebacker where he was a second-team all-league choice last year. Senior quarterback

Zach Lock of Andover Central was a first-team all-league defensive back in 2012.

Blake Meier (5-11, 175) also returns after earning honorable mention honors and leading an offense that threw for over 1,500 yards and 15 TDs. Two other players – senior Lucas Milner (6-0, 170, RB-LB) and Logan Kirkhart (6-5, 220, OL-DE) – are back after starting both ways last year. “The keys on offense will be to create a balanced attack and be more consistent moving the chains and finding the end zone,” said veteran head coach Tom Audley. “Defensively, we have to replace three-fourths of our line and that is a concern. But, overall I think we have the players to be effective, but we must gel early in the season.” Arkansas City has a new coach in Braden Smith, who has been at the school six years as an assistant. The Bulldogs were 6-4 last year and reached the 5A playoffs, knocking off Andover Central and Wichita West in district play. Eight starters return for Ark City, including secondteam all-league running back Tyler Tracy (5-10, 220) and second-team linebacker Blake Haley (5-9, 215). The Bulldogs must replace quarterback Riley Dowler, last year’s Co-MVP in the league. Defensively, they posted four shutouts last year and held two other opponents to 14 points. “Our strength is going to be our defense again this season,” Smith said. “Offensively, we have several guys who can throw it and run at the quarterback position and it’s going to be a matter of finding the best guy.” Head coach Marc Marinelli moves from Hesston to Eisenhower and takes over a Tiger program that was 1-8 in its inaugural season of football last year. Eisenhower was 1-8 after winning its season opener against Clearwater. The Tigers return 10 players who starters last year, including second-team all-league linebacker David Cash (6-1, 220), a senior. Marinelli said he liked what he saw this summer in Cash and senior Dylan Thompson (6-1, 225) at the linebacker positions, Josh Bosley (6-3, 190) at defensive end and seniors Ryan Shay (5-10, 200) and Eddie Nunnelley (6-0, 250) on the offensive

Newton’s Cory Martens is one of the top tight ends in the area and a two-year starter.

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line. He also expects junior Josh Fatkin (6-0, 195) to have a strng season at the safety position. “I have been very pleased with our senior leadership in the weight room and at camps this summer,” Marinelli said. The Goddard Lions were 4-6 a year ago and reached the playoffs under head coach Scott Vang. Fourteen starters return from that team, including all-league tight end Austin Chippeaux, a 6-6, 200-pound senior and second-team linebacker Beau Fisher, a 5-10, 195-pound senior. Fisher and junior Dakota Driskill (6-0, 170) will provide a 1-2 punch at running back and will join senior quarterback Tucker Vang (6-1, 165) in the backfield. Fisher, Driskill and Vang are also expected to lead the defense, along with senior linebacker Leslie Mauro (6-1, 200) and senior linemen Gavin Craig (5-10, 280) and Josh Gilchrist (5-11, 200). “Austin (Chippeaux) brings some explosiveness to the offense with his size and speed,” Vang said. “We’ll have to replace four starters on the offensive line. Our strength will definitely be our defense with eight returning starters and we’ll have to lean on them as our offense rounds into shape.” Valley Center enters its first season under Caleb Smith, a former assistant at Derby, who played at VCHS and whose father, Mike Smith, was a successful coach. The Hornets have fallen on hard times and are looking at Smith to turn things around. The Hornets were 2-7 last year. Some of the top returnees from that team are senior lineman Braden Janzen, senior linebacker Miles Balthazor, junior running back Alec Wetig, junior receiver Zach White, junior lineman Evan Balthazor and junior linebacker Dylan Scheer.



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atrick Dugan mentions his family a lot in conversation – and his family extends to be pretty big, so there is plenty to discuss. Like branches, the family may stretch out, but they all connect. They are “all one.” Dugan, a defensive lineman for Bishop Carroll, makes it a point to talk about the extended family. They crowd in by the hundreds each week, descending on Bishop Carroll Stadium, surrounding the field in green and gold. “I feel like we have the best support in Kansas,” Dugan said. “It’s like a whole other world. It’s a new adrenaline rush that goes through your whole body. It’s indescribable, basically.” That energy feeds into the next level of Dugan’s family – his teammates. The Golden Eagles have been through incredible highs, and unfortunately, the lowest of lows – really, more than any high school students should. In late September, teammate Thomas Goetz was found dead at his home from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. For a group of teenagers with immense potential, the tragic loss of a friend could have been Carroll football’s undoing, and no one would have blamed them. Amazingly, the opposite was true. “It sparked us, basically,” Dugan said. “It was a motivation, telling us we were going to win it for Tom. We were going to win it for our community.” Carroll lived up to its potential and fulfilled its promise to the fans. The Golden Eagles crushed the competition, steamrolling to a 13-0 record that culminated with a 60-21 victory over Bishop Miege in the Class 5A state title game. The offense glistened with an array of stars. Quarterback Zeke Palmer commanded a calvary deep in talent at the skill positions. But, while the offense mauled opponents with points, the defense did the same with less attention. Carroll’s opponents averaged 12 points a game. “It was all about the team. Nobody worried about getting their due,” said Carroll coach Alan Schuckman. “I don’t think our defense got enough credit.” It is strange to think a 6-foot-2, 230-pound pickup

truck on the end of the defensive line can be overlooked. But, Dugan quietly collected 65 tackles, including 27 for loss, as well as two sacks as the defense hounded the backfield. “He’s got an excellent motor for his size. He’s very physical,” Schuckman said. “I think that’s what sets him apart from most defensive linemen.” Schuckman wants Dugan to take on a leadership role this season, which adds to a sprawling list of responsibilities on the field. Dugan’s role as an end in Carroll’s system requires a blend of linebacker speed plus the power of a defensive tackle. He must challenge left tackles, pulling guards and even running backs peeling out from screens. “He’s got to do it all,” said Carroll defensive coordinator Jim Nance. “He’s got to have that blend of athleticism, as well as toughness and strength.” Nance describes Dugan as hard-nosed and high character. Those traits bleed through Dugan’s immediate family. Patrick said his older brother, Michael, inspired him to get on the gridiron. Michael played at Carroll before moving on to Butler Community College. Michael wore No. 42 and Patrick does the same. Patrick is also eager to play with his younger brother, Christopher, who is a sophomore at Carroll. Patrick has one more brother that will not line up in the trenches with him, but will walk him into battle. Matthew, who has Down syndrome, has carried the Carroll flag onto the field for years. “He’s a character. You always know it’s game time by the way Matthew acts before a game,” Patrick said. “I can’t wait to be on the front line leading the team out with Matthew and that flag.” Carroll is no lock to hoist that flag while celebrating a state title this year. After all, the team did lose 35 seniors. The offense needs time to adjust to a new signal caller and the defense will reboot as it blends in new starters, especially at linebacker. But, Dugan believes the Golden Eagles are capable. He wants to get another ring, and raise the bar for the next class. The defense will lean on him to make it happen. “I don’t see myself as a great player, but I want to be motivation to my other teammates,” Dugan said. “Doing that motivates myself.”

Dugan leads by example at Bishop Carroll


Patrick Dugan will lead Bishop Carroll from his defensive end position during his senior year. (Photo by Kyle McCaskey)

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Dugan zeroes in on Bishop Miege quarterback Montell Cozart in the 2012 Class 5A state title game. (Photo by Phil Zivnuska)






CLAS S 5A CLASS 5 A Former Derby assistant Caleb Smith is looking to turn things around at Valley Center. (Photo by Phil Zivnuska)


Changing Culture Smith looks to build a winner at Valley Center

By Kelsey Lyden


aleb Smith has dreams of following in his father’s footsteps. Smith, a former assistant coach at Derby, is the new head football coach for Valley Center High School and is striving this fall to turn Hornet football into a winning program while being a mentor to young student-athletes. Over the past three seasons, the Valley Center Hornets have won just four of 28 games. The last successful coach was Mike Smith, Caleb’s father, who coached from 1993-2001. Since 2001, Valley Center has won only 17 games under five different coaches. Smith has always looked to his father as a mentor and is using many of his father’s coaching tactics to turn the program around. When Caleb Smith was asked about the difference between Valley Center football in the ‘90s when there was a winning tradition, as compared to now, he said, “The winning mentality and culture.” Smith’s goal this summer was to create a team with a winning mentality not only in football, but also in academics and life. One thing Smith will do to build this kind of mentality is Thursday night meetings before games. “My father did this while coaching at Valley Center and I did it with the girls’ basketball team at Derby,” Caleb said. “Having these meetings allows the athletes to focus on football, but most of all, on life and character with team-building activities.”



Miles Balthazor, a senior fullback and linebacker, endorses the summer weight program Smith has conducted. “I liked the summer program with Coach Smith because last summer’s workouts were more cardio, but this summer we lifted more weights and got stronger,” Balthazor said. Balthazor expects the Hornets to win more games this season and make the playoffs, while changing the culture of Valley Center football into a family-oriented community. Smith firmly believes it is important to get the team involved with the community and gain its support. Smith started many new traditions this summer to get the spirit and anticipation started for the fall. His father said during his winning tenure, the community was behind him and his team. “When the kids are working hard and people believe they have a chance, they will have the right attitude, and can turn the program around,” Mike Smith said. Caleb Smith hosted the first annual Alumni 7-on-7 Tournament this summer that allowed the community and current players to be connected with players from the past. He has also created an “Alumni Night” for the first game of the year where the alums get free food, entrance to the game and special end zone seating. Smith also started the first Mothers 101 Camp that allowed any

females who have a son or relative that plays, or has played in the youth league, middle school or high school, to become more educated about the game of football. The camp included a film session, weight room instruction, and a practice simulation. In addition to hiring Smith, Valley Center also named Rob Berry as the new athletic director. Berry wants the students to focus on their athletics, personal development and leadership. In the summer of 2014, Berry will implement a summer leadership academy for student-athletes to enhance their leadership skills. When asked about Caleb Smith, Berry said, “Valley Center football has always been a priority, but things just haven’t worked out. Caleb Smith has a passion for being successful as shown by his success as a former Derby coach and an alumni K-State player.” With Smith and Berry sharing the same vision, they hope to re-ignite the community passion for football and re-establish a winning tradition. The two will look to turn Valley Center football back into a program that can compete with rival schools like Wichita Heights and Northwest. The Valley Center Hornets will look for success this fall with their top-returning players – Balthazor, quarterback Dylan Scheer, running back Zach White and lineman Braden Janzen. Scheer says the Hornets will be a threat this fall because they “work hard, stick together as a family and are overall here to play.”







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Andover Mascot – Trojans League – AVCTL II Head coach – Mike Lee (7th year, 34-26) 2012 record – 8-3 2012 playoffs – Lost to Bishop Carroll in quarterfinals. Top returning players (7) – Miles Starks, 6-0, 160, Sr., WB-DB; Alex Jackson, 6-1, 185, Sr., LB; AJ Scholfield, 6-2, 240, Sr., OL; Gage Moss, 5-9, 150, Sr., WB-DB; Cole Gumeringer, 5-10, 160, Sr., QB-DB; Cooper Nichols, 6-1, 200, Sr., TE-DE; Steven Young, 5-10, 180, Sr., RB. Notes –The Trojans had a breakthrough season in 2012, winning eight games and a playoff game before falling to eventual state champion Bishop Carroll in the second round. Lee was the AVCTL II Coach of the Year and returns several players who garnered postseason honors last year. Jackson was first-team all-league at linebacker and Starks was secondteam all-league on both offense and defense.

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Andover Central Mascot – Jaguars League – AVCTL II Head coach – Tom Audley (12th year, 80-36) 2012 record – 4-6 2012 playoffs – Lost to Emporia in first round. Returning starters (13) – Blake Meier, 5-11, 175, Sr., QB; Zach Lock, 6-1, 190, Sr., DB; Zane Downing, 5-10, 170, Sr., DB; Ryan Banwart, 6-0, 180, Sr., DB; Carson Huslig, 6-4, 220, Sr., TE; Lucas Milner, 6-0, 170, Sr., RB-LB; Kier Stamp, 6-1, 200, Sr., FB-LB; Jameson O’Connor, 5-10, 250, C; Sterling Brown, 6-4, 225, Sr., OL; Logan Kirkhart, 6-5, 220, Sr., OL-DE. Coach Speak – “We have a good group of seniors that had an opportunity to gain valuable experience in 2012. We must get more aggressive and play like we have been under the light before. We once again have a very tough league schedule (four playoff teams) and Derby and Salina Central before a very competitive district schedule.”

League – AVCTL II Head coach – Braden Smith (1st year) 2012 record – 6-4 2012 playoffs – Lost to Andover in first round. Returning starters (8) – Jaylin Lolar, 6-0, 330, Sr., OL; Hayden Headrick, 6-0, 180, Sr., WR; Cameron Smith, 6-3, 220, Jr., OL-DL; Tyler Tracy, 5-10, 220, Sr., RB; Mitch Rowe, 5-10, 170, Jr., RB; Blake Haley, 5-9, 215, Jr., LB; Malcolm Pink, 5-10, 210, Sr., DL. Top Newcomers – Tanner Spencer, 5-9, 160, So., WR; Evan Miller, 5-10, 165, So., WR; Mace Tyler Tracy of Arkansas City Metcalf, 6-5, 210, Jr., WR. (34) was a second-team allCoach Speak – Our strength is league running back in 2012. going to be our defense again this season. We feel like we have a top tier linebacking core led by junior Blake Haley and our secondary, while young, is going to be very talented. Offensively, we have to find a way to replace the league co-MVP Riley Dowler at quarterback and we have to replace the leading receiver from last year.”

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Bishop Carroll Mascot – Golden Eagles League - GWAL Head coach – Alan Schuckman (18th year, 152-40) 2012 record – 13-0 2012 playoffs – Class 5A state champions. Returning starters (10) – Patrick Dugan, 6-2, 230, Sr., DE; Nate Stallbaumer, 6-0, 185, Sr., DE-LB; Tory Smith, 6-2, 190, Sr., RB; Denzel Goolsby, 5-11, 180, Jr., RB-WR; Mark Quaney, 6-0, 180, Jr., DB: Josh Hornback, 6-1, 175, Jr., DB; Ricky Sanchez, 5-9, 220, Sr., OL; Daniel Ohm, 6-1, 1290, Sr., K; Scott Linnebur, 6-2, 175, Jr., WR; Jacob Fayette, 5-9, 180, Sr., DB. Top Returnees (seniors) – Simon Livengood, 5-9, 150, WR; Tyler Skilling, 5-9, 190, QB; Zach Smith, 6-3, 200, OL; Kyle Morley, 6-0, 230, OL; Colton Ricke, 6-2, 235, OL; Connor Roberts, 6-0, 195, OL; Devin Moore, 5-7, 170, LB; Zac Green, 5-10, 155, DB: Austin Knoblauch, 5-9, 150, DB. Coach Speak – “The greatest strength will be the competition at most positions with a large number of players who got significant minutes because of the success we had last year. The competition begins at quarterback between senior Tyler Skilling and junior Colton Howell. The OL loses four starters, but eight players will be fighting for playing time. The defense returns four starters. It was a huge concern last year, but was outstanding in the state championship game.”

Coach Speak –“Since I have been named the new head coach, this team has been headed in the right direction. I have been very pleased with our senior leadership in the weight room and at camps this summer. Defensive is where our strength is, with good overall speed. Offensively, we have to continue to improve and develop depth, especially up front.”

Goddard Mascot – Lions League – AVCTL II Head coach – Scott Vang (2nd year, 4-6) 2012 record – 4-6 2012 playoffs – Lost to Salina South in first round. Returning starters (12) – Drew Burns, 6-0, 220, Sr., C; Austin Chippeaux, 6-6, 200, Sr., TE; Beau Fisher, 5-10, 195, Sr., RB-LB; Connor Kirby, 5-11, 165, Sr., WR; Tucker Vang, 6-1, 165, Sr., QB; Dakota Driskill, 6-0, 170, Jr., RB-SS; Josh Gilchrist, 5-11, 200, Sr., DE; Jesse Squires, 6-0, 145, Jr., DB; Leslie Mauro, 6-1, 200, Sr., LB; Jaron Palmer, 5-11, 180, Jr., LB-DE; Gage Giddens, 6-0, 290, Sr., NG; Gavin Craig, 5-10, 280, Sr., DT. Coach Speak – “Our strength will definitely be our defense as we have eight returning starters. We will lean on the defense as our offense rounds into shape. Our biggest strength is the effort and focus these young men put into football during the summer. But, we’ll be inexperienced on offense as we continue to rebuild from the schools splitting at Goddard.”

Eisenhower Mascot – Tigers League – AVCTL II Head coach – Marc Marinelli (1st year) 2012 record – 1-8 2012 playoffs – None Returning starters (9) – Dylan Thompson, 6-1, 225, Sr., RB-LB; David Cash, 6-1, 220, Sr., LB; Ryan Shay, 5-10, 200, Sr., OL; Matt Pyle, 6-0, 280, Sr., OL; Brennan Stemple, 5-11, 185, Sr., WR-DB; Eddie Nunnelly, 6-0, 250, Sr., OL; Drake Damon, 5-8, 170, So., RB: Blake Ramey, 5-7, 165, Jr., QB. Other Top Returnees – Josh Bosley, 6-3, 190, Sr., DE; Michael Spiller, 5-10, 225, Sr., DL; Anthony Jones, 5-9, 155, Sr., DB: Dale Asher, 6-1, 185, Sr., LB-DE; Michael Sooter, 6-1, 170, Sr., WR; Josh Fatkin, 6-0, 195, Jr., DB; Jake Jenkins, 5-10, 165, Jr., DB; Landon Jones, 5-10, 170, So., LB; Brett Huelsmann, 5-10, 165, So., DB.

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League - GWAL Head coach – Dan Adelhardt (9th year, 47-34) 2012 record – 3-6 2012 playoffs – None. Returning starters (14) – Craig Lantz, 6-3, 320, Sr., OL; Huy Ho, 6-0, 265, Sr., OL; Devin Dempsey, 5-8, 140, Sr., RB; Ross Puritty, 6-4, 190, Sr., E; Tom Hand, 6-1, 190, Sr., OL; Ben Powers, 6-4, 245, Jr., OL; Brock Monty, 6-0, 175, So., QB; Patrick Burrus, 5-7, 145, Sr., FS; Ethan Harp, 6-0, 205, Sr., LB; Branden Williams, 6-2, 180, Sr., LB; Sam LeFleur, 5-10, 235, Sr., DL; Ben Norris, 6-1, 240, Sr., DL; CJ Pore, 6-1, 200, Sr., DL; Colton Ockler, 6-3, 245, Jr., DL. Top Newcomers (seniors) – Nathan Ralston, 6-2, 200, Sr., LB; Barrett Locke, 6-1, 195, Sr., LB; Henry White, 5-11, 175, Sr., RB: Aiden Almond, 5-10, 175, Sr., LB; Lake Tully, 6-0, 195, Sr., OL; Arnold Nguyen, 5-8, 185, Sr., OL-LB; Lauden Ayala, 5-8, 165, Sr., DB; Ben Suellentrop, 6-0, 240, Sr., OL. Coach Speak – “Overall team unity. The team understands the importance of sticking together through thick and thin. Offensively, the team has a better understanding of the system with the ability to get into the best run or pass play. The core of the defense is the line, two linebackers and free safety. Our possible two-way players must be in great physical condition.”

League – AVCTL I Head coach – Nate Wollenberg (1st year) 2012 record – 3-6 2012 playoffs – None Returning starters (12) – Cory Martens, 6-4, 225, Sr., TE-DE; Seth Hill, 5-8, 151, Sr., RB; Colton Pfannenstiel, 6-0, 254, Jr., OL; Justin Mosiman, 6-0, 255, Sr., OL; Jack Kingsley, 5-11, 175, Jr., QB-RB; Braeden Morrison, 5-11, 190, Sr., LB; Sam Pierce, 6-2, 162, Sr., DB; Ray Gallegos, 6-2, 230, Sr., DL; Joseph McConnell, 6-1, 210, Sr., LB; Matt Willis, 5-10, 150, Sr., DB; Brendan Downey, 6-4, 178, Jr., DB; Bradley Million, 5-11, 165, Jr., KR. Top Newcomers – Austin Gronau, 5-9, 150, Sr., WR-DB. Coach Speak – “This year we have a number of players with varsity experience returning on both side of the ball, but we will need to build our strength and depth at some positions. We have a tough schedule and success will depend on preparation as we go into the season and improvement from week to week. Several players with varsity experience return on our offensive line, which is always important early in the season.”

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Kevin Findley is beginning his twenty-fourth year of teaching music and his eighth year teaching band in the Andover Public Schools. Along with the other band staff, Raymond Linville and Zach Lorenson, they split the duties of teaching all 5th-12th grade instrumental music students on the north side of Andover. These buildings include Andover High School, Andover Middle School as well as Cottonwood, Wheatland and Robert Martin Elementary Schools. Come out to games this year to hear the marching band and pep band! As of this school year, Mr. Findley and his wife are empty nesters. Their daughter and son graduated from Andover High School and are attending Kansas University and Kansas State University respectively. Kevin is a percussionist in the Wichita Symphony Orchestra and also frequently performs with Music Theater of Wichita. He also plays drum-set in a couple of local bands called “The Source” and “The Lower Room Band”. In his spare time, he enjoys attending concerts, singing in church choir, traveling, sailing and spending time with family and friends.


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One more with 64” could easily be the slogan for Class 4A football this fall. One more football season is all that remains for 4A to showcase that’s it’s the toughest class in Kansas to win a high school state championship. A year from now, 4A will be divided into two divisions with 32 schools in each, and with it, the deepest and strongest class of football in the state will go by the wayside. But until that time, there’s still one more Class 4A state champion to be crowned this fall and from all accounts, this year’s winner could look remarkably similar to last year’s champion. The Holton Wildcats are the defending state champions and will be one of the teams to beat once again. But, in order to get back to the title game, Holton will have to navigate the minefield of a deep and talented western half of the bracket, which features the likes of Maize South, Andale, Buhler, Collegiate, Hesston, Mulvane, Rose Hill and Trinity Academy in this area, just to name a few. Maize South was 9-2 last year under head coach Brent Pfeifer and more good things are expected from the Mavericks, who are in their


Bret Waddell of Rose Hill (right) is one of the state’s best receivers and also a dominating blocker.

final year of 4A football. Eleven starters return, including eight from a defense that allowed just 9.3 points per game. Mitch Butterfield (6-0, 260) anchors the OL from his center position while fellow all-league players Ty Zorn (5-10, 215, DT) and DeSean Washington (5-10, 170, CB) lead the defense. Josh Lewis (6-0, 220), an honorable mention all-state linebacker also returns. Washington is part of an entire secondary that returns. In addition to Butterfield up front, the Mavs also feature returnees is senior tackles Anthony Vitale (6-4, 250) and Keeman Garcia (6-1, 230). Chase Bell (6-4, 175) returns at the quarterback position. “This senior class will be the first class of players that played together on a true freshman team and developed together along the way,” Pfeifer said. “Some of them have been waiting behind older players for several years and are excited about their opportunity. We expect those who have been on the field to help others around them so that we may continue to have success as a team.” Andale will once again be a team to be reckoned with


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Chase Bell returns at quarterback for Maize South.

under head coach Gary O’Hair, who is 109round of the playoffs with a rash of injuries and 24 in 11 years at the school. The Indians a 15-0 loss to Mulvane. The Crusaders had return 11 starters, including 6-2, 185-pound entered the game averaging 33 points a game. senior Jared Smarsh, who is the team’s The Crusaders return 11 starters from an quarterback, safety and punter. Four of 8-4 team as well as two more impact players the starters on offense are linemen led by who had started before going down with first-team all-league player Trevor Buckner season-ending injuries. Buhler returns a (6-3, 250, Sr.,) and O’Hair expects them solid quarterback in Luke Berblinger and one to lead the way early in the season. of the state’s top players in senior tailback The Indians will be looking to improve Riley Allen, who rushed for 2,264 yards and defensively in 2013. They averaged averaged a staggering 12.9 yards per carry. nearly 40 points per game on offense, but “Riley Allen is a tremendous athlete. He allowed 21 per game on defense. They had a great junior year and we are expecting lost a 42-36 heartbreaker to McPherson him to have a great senior year,” Warner said. in the second round of the playoffs. Mike “We have very good senior and sophomore Maus, a second-team all-league tackle, classes andFor weYou havewill juniors who can make Beginning in June, Gear recognize is one of the starters returning along a big impact. I feel when we combine area athletes who have received multiple varsity all of with Hunter Knoblauch, who earned all- letters inthese kids, we will have an excellent team. athletics and activities. league honors on both sides of the ball. The injury bug really hit us hard last year.” The Buhler Crusaders have been knocking Buhler is riding a nine-year playoff streak. on the door for years under head coach Steve The Crusaders lost in the Class 4A semifinals Warner. Last year’s season ended in the third to Holton (2010) and Topeka Hayden (2009).

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Luke Berblinger returns for his season year as Buhler’s quarterback. The eventual state champion has beaten the Crusaders three times in the past seven years. Buhler beat 2011 state champion Rose Hill during the regular season. The Collegiate Spartans had another strong season in 2012, finishing 9-2 as head coach Mike Gehrer’s team lost to eventual state champion Holton in the second round. The Spartans have some good ones returning in 6-3, 205-pound senior quarterback Landon Root, who has already committed to Northern Illinois, along with Class 4A first-team all-state lineman Mitch Copeland (6-2, 270). Joining them is senior Seth Carder (6-2, 205, FBLB), who was all-league on both sides of the ball just like Copeland. The Spartans also have one of 4A’s top kickers in senior Max Moxley, who is a two-time all-league pick. “We’ll be very balanced on offense with an all-state performer at quarterback,” Gehrer said. “We’ll be relying on a lot of sophomores who must mature quickly. Landon is a good leader with great abilities and Mitch Copeland is one of the most tenacious linemen we’ve ever had here. Seth Carder is a great leader who leads by example.” Hesston had a new coach in Clint Rider, who comes from Southeast-Cherokee. The Swathers expect to improve on last year’s 5-5 season with 15 returning starters, including 6-6, 210-pound quarterback Wyatt McKinney, who was an honorable mention all-league pick last year. McKinney’s teammate in the backfield – 5-11, 180-pound senior Ryan Schadler – was named first-team all-league at both running back and defensive back. “Wyatt has the prototypical frame to be a great pocket quarterback,” Rider said. “And Ryan Shadler is one of the most exciting runners I have seen in a while. He has an explosive burst and great energy.” Rider said the one weakness his team must overcome is its lack of size and depth on the offense and defensive lines. Mulvane may have the most work to do of any of the 4A contenders from a year ago. The Wildcats lost 18 56


seniors from an 11-2 team and what head coach Dave Fennewald called, “arguably the most athletic class we have had in my 21 years.” Mulvane returns three big linemen up front. Including second-team all-league pick Isaiah Evans (6-3, 260, Sr.) and has a top-notch running back in Michael Mason, leading Fennewald to say that his team my run more than throw for the first time in six years. The defense took a huge hit, losing 10 of 11 starters. Fennewald said his team has good players coming up the system, but they will be inexperienced at the varsity level. Ray Boese takes over at Rose Hill after spending 15 years as an assistant coach. The Rockets were 4-6 a year ago under Greg Slade, who is now at Campus, after winning a state title in 2011. The Rockets have nine starters returning, including one of the area’s top players in senior Bret Waddell, a 6-5, 200-pound senior, who was first-team all-league at both wide receiver and defensive back. Throwing the ball to Waddell will be his younger brother Austin Waddell, a 6-5, 170-pound sophomore. “Our offense will depend on how well Bret can connect with his younger brother,” Boese said. “Bret has a chance to be the state’s top receiver. His brother is a great athlete and we’re counting on great things from him for the next three years.” Boese also expects a big year from running back Garrett Forsberg, who also starts at linebacker on defense. Forsberg played behind Jonny Pearson last year. Trinity Academy could have an explosive offense with junior running back Tyler Burns and quarterback Matt Jones returning. They are two of 11 returning starters for the Knights, who will be playing in their own new stadium this season. Burns, one of the state’s top sprinters, rushed for 1,449 yards and 22 TDs and also had 43 tackles as a strong safety. Jones passed for 1,337 yards as a sophomore. Head coach Jared McDaniel is counting on seniors Alex Ast (5-11, 205, LB) and Erik Hansen (6-2, 220, DL) to lead the team on defense. The Winfield Vikings could be one of those darkhorse teams in Class 4A this fall. They return 12 starters from a 4-6 playoff team that could have produced a much better record if not for close losses to Buhler and Mulvane in the sixth and seventh weeks of the season. The Vikings of head coach Justin Price return three senior linemen – Elijah Muldrow (5-11,

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230), Trey Wedd (6-1, 210) and Ethan Hood (5-10, 205) – who started on both sides of the ball. Muldrow was a second-team all-league pick. Winfield has good skill players returning in seniors Sam Camp (5-10, 170), Logan Mays (6-2, 170) and Aubrey Herlocker (5-10, 170) at the receiver positions and Jordan Johnson (5-10, 205) at running back. Nickerson lost a lot of seniors from last year’s 6-3 team that won the CKL South title. The Panthers’ top returnee is senior Cade Hawver, a 5-11, 245-pound lineman, who was first-team allleague on offense. Hawver will be joined on the line by fellow senior Nate Hiatt (6-1, 220). “We will depend heavily on young players to step up and play on Friday nights,” head coach Max Heinlein said. “Cade Hawver, Nate Hiatt and (senior) Tommy Shea will be our most experienced players and we will depend heavily on their leadership.” Clearwater returns 11 starters from a 4-5 team, including four offensive linemen for head coach Dirk Ankerholz. The Indians will finish the season with four of their final five games on the road. Johnny Becker (6-0, 185) and Jake Wright return after starting at both receiver and defensive

Andale senior Jared Smarsh is a quarterback, defensive back and punter for the Indians. back last season. Joe Cordell (5-10, 235) and Cameron Hilley (6-3, 240) lead the offensive line. Wellington will be looking to take a step up this season after a 2-7 record last year under head coach Tyler Ryan. The Crusaders return 11 starters, but have a small senior class and have a tough schedule once again. Ryan is looking for big things from junior quarterback Trevor Nance (6-5, 190), who is also the team’s punter. One of his top receivers will be junior Collin Reichenberger (6-0, 160), a two-way starters for WHS. “I truly believe Trevor is one of the best players in the area,” Ryan said. “He started as a sophomore last year in the middle of the season and really helped give us a boost offensively. He has been under the radar a bit, but I think this could be a great year for him.” The Cheney Cardinals return eight starters from last year, but once again face a daunting task in 4A’s District 13 where Buhler and Andale reside. The four teams in the district – Nickerson the other) – were a combined 18-6 heading into district play last year. And prior

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CLAS S 4A to district play, the Cards had back to back games against Conway Springs and Garden Plains in weeks four and five. Cooper Price (6-0, 200) was a second-team allleague player at running back last year. Also back is senior quarterback Tyler Amsink. The Augusta Orioles are anxious to improve on last year’s one-win season with 13 starters returning for head coach Roger Robben. Tristan Finch, a 5-10, 165-pound senior, was an honorable mention all-league quarterback and second team punter. Junior receiver Connor Hurst (6-1, 170) and senior lineman Caleb Laubhan (5-10, 210) were second-team picks as well. “We have to learn how to win close games and have leaders step up to help the team take those steps towards winning,” Robben said. “This is a good group of promising players that must come together and continue to work at a higher level each day.” El Dorado has a new coach in Jared Anderson, who welcomes back 13 starters from a team that struggled to a 1-8 record last year as a member of the ultra-tough AVCTL Division III. Matt Harvey, a 5-11, 165-pound senior, started at both running back and linebacker last year. “We’re trying to change the culture here,” Anderson said. “We don’t have the largest team, but we do have some pieces that fit into our offensive and defensive philosophies. Speed, versatility and toughness will play key roles in our season.” Circle is another team trying to bounce back from a 1-8 season. Seniors Paul Richard (6-3, 185, WR-S), Jake Smith (5-9, 155, WR-S) and junior Justin Wright (6-1, 185, RB-CB) were two-way starters last year.

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Riley Allen of Buhler is ready for a big senior season. (Photo by Bill Millspaugh)

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ne of the state’s high-profile running backs has also received recruiting attention as a state champion sprinter. Buhler High’s Riley Allen said he’s keeping his options open after rushing for over 2,200 yards last season to pique the attention of Kansas State and Tulsa football recruiters. The track programs at LSU and Alabama have also shown interest in Allen, who has run a 4.40, 40-yard dash. “Football is my favorite sport, my first love. In football, you’re playing for your brothers,” Allen said. “If I got a track scholarship offer, I’d most definitely think about it. But, I know my opportunities will be there. I’m keeping my options open.” The 6-0, 185-pound Allen started his junior rushing season with four touchdowns in a 26-21 victory over defending state champion Rose Hill. He scored on runs of 56, 76 and 77 yards, including a highlight-reel spin move that left Rose Hill’s Colton Mays grasping for air. “Rose Hill was probably my best game, my most memorable game,” Allen said. Allen ran for 2,264 yards (on just 175 carries) and scored 30 touchdowns to follow in the footsteps of former 2,000-yard rushers Jordan Oden and Tanner Fisher at Buhler. “He’s the best back we saw,” said Andale coach Gary O’Hair. “A tailback like Allen is tough to slow down. He finds holes so well, and he’s fast. You can’t simulate that.” Allen would like to average 25 carries a game during his senior season. “Our team goal is to win a state football championship, obviously,” Allen said. “We’d love to go undefeated. My individual goals are to rush for more than 2,000 yards and 35 touchdowns to break Buhler’s school rushing and touchdown records.” Allen said he’s earned a well-deserved reputation as a slasher with big-play potential, but he feels his off-season work will give him more confidence to run through tackles. He participated in the U.S. Army high school football combine in San Antonio that features some of the top juniors in the country. “Freshman and sophomore years, people talked about how I avoided contact,” Allen said. “I like to juke people and get into the end zone. But I feel more comfortable that I can run over a tackler if that’s what I need to do.”  Buhler head coach Steve Warner said Allen is primed for a promising senior season. “I look for speed, power, strength and agility in a running back, basically everything that Riley Allen shows,” Warner said. “He’s been like that since fifth grade when no one could tackle him. Riley has the speed and athleticism to get away from

Allen leaps over a Collegiate defender on the way to 2,264 rushing yards as a junior. (Photo by Phil Zivnuska)

tacklers, so he tries to be more elusive.” Warner said he’ll build the foundation of Buhler’s offense around his 2,000yard rusher. The Crusaders threw for more than 900 yards last year. “When you have a back like Riley Allen, you make sure he gets his touches,” Warner said. “Riley’s greatest gift is his vision because he has the ability to run to the hole and go to daylight either inside or outside. He runs where he is supposed to, then takes advantage of his skill.” Warner strives for a balanced offense behind the Crusaders’ run-based I formation. Nick Meitler, Jon Yates and Greg Thompson return on the offensive line along with fullback Heath Davidson and quarterback Luke Berblinger. Warner wants to run the ball 60 percent of the time. “We’re always tweaking our offense because defenses adjust,” Warner said. “But if things are going right, I want the defense to have trouble stopping both our running and passing games. Our offensive line should be very good. Our goal every week is to do whatever it takes to win that night.” Allen said he has worked hard individually, and the Crusaders have to improve physically and mentally to take the next step in the playoffs. “We made a nice run, but you have to finish,” he said. “I have to be better. I’ve worked in the weight room every day and worked on things that I didn’t do well. Our guys are bigger, stronger and faster than they were last year. Everyone is focused on preparing ourselves to be a better football team.”

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League – AVCTL IV Head coach – Bob Pool (2nd year, 1-8) 2012 record – 1-8 2012 playoffs – None. Returning starters (7) – Paul Richard, 6-3, 185, Sr., WR-S; Jake Smith, 5-9, 155, Sr., WR-S; Justin Wright, 6-1, 185, RB-CB; Kaden Fowler, 5-10, 160, So., CB. Notes – The Thunderbirds are looking to improve in Pool’s second year at the helm and change the a culture that has produced just 15 wins in the last six seasons, but are in a tough district with Maize South, Hesston and El Dorado. Richard, Smith and Wright were all two-way starters last season.

League – AVCTL IV Head coach – Gary O’Hair (11th year, 109-24) 2012 record – 9-2 2012 playoffs – Lost to McPherson in second round. Returning starters (11) – Jared Smarsh, 6-2, 185, Sr., QB-DB-P; Trevor Buckner, 6-3, 250, Sr., OL; Ben Walther, 6-6, 265, Sr., OL; Mike Maus, 5-7, 200, Sr., OL-DT; Nathan Bergkamp, 6-3, 200, Sr., OL-DE; Hunter Knoblauch, 6-0, 175, Jr., RB-DB-KR; Logan Horsch, 6-0, 185, Sr., DB. Coach Speak – “We return several players on the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball, but we will be inexperienced in the offensive and defensive backfields.” Hunter Knoblauch of Andale earned all-league mention on both side of the ball in 2012.

Augusta Mascot – Indians League – AVCTL IV Head coach – Roger Robben (3rd year, 1-17) 2012 record – 1-8 2012 playoffs – None Returning starters (13) – Anthony Castillo, 6-3, 185, Sr., RBLB; Tristan Finch, 5-10, 165, Sr., QB-DB; Trae Goken, 5-10, 195, Jr., RB-LB; Connor Hurst, 6-1, 170, Jr., RB-DB; Caleb Laubhan, 5-10, 210, Sr., OL-DL; Gannon Marcotte, 6-0, 150, So., RB-LB; Greg Slaton, 5-10, 205, Sr., OL-DE; Connor Spellman, 5-11, 160, Jr., OL-LB; Dollin Thompson, 5-8, 165, Jr., OL-LB. Top Returning Lettermen – Blake Atchinson, 6-0, 230, Sr., OLDL; Trevar Bevan, 5-8, 180, Sr., OL-DL; Kaleb Bratton, 5-6, 140, Sr., WR-DB; Nigel Callison, 5-7, 146, So., WR-DB; Matt Helmick, 6-3, 265, Sr., OL-DL; Chase Hull, 5-9, 180, Jr., QB-RB; Cortian Jackson, 5-11, 145, Sr., WR-DB; Chandler Nusz, 6-0, 150, So., RB-DB; Dakota Thompson, 6-3, 190, Sr., DE; Logan Weakley, 5-9, 135, So., RB-DB. Coach Speak – “The Orioles were very competitive in a number of their games last season and just did not find a way to finish. We have to learn how to win close games and have leaders stand up and help the team take those steps towards winning. There is a good group of players showing real promise that must come together and continue to work at a high level each day.”

Buhler Mascot – Crusaders League – AVCTL III Head coach – Steve Warner (8th year, 66-19) 2012 record – 8-4 2012 playoffs – Lost to Mulvane in quarterfinals. Returning Starters (11) – Riley Allen, 6-0, 175, Sr., TB; Luke Berblinger, 6-0, 198, Sr., QB; Nick Meitler, 5-9, 210, Sr., OG; Jon Yates, 6-2, 225, Sr., OT; Zac Stiles, 5-10, 180, Jr., WR; Henry Hickert, 5-11, 190, Sr., OG-DT; Chase Shantz, 6-2, 180, Jr., WR; Ryan Norquist, 6-0, 165, Sr., DB; Dalton Stoss, 5-8, 160, Sr., DB; Jake Mullins, 5-11, 170, Sr., LB. Top Newcomers – Brendan Martens, 6-1, 195, Sr., DE; Denton Branscom, 5-11, 175, Sr., DB; Scott Whitson, 5-9, 170, Sr., T; Greg Thompson, 6-3, 275, Sr., T; Davey Dukart, 6-0, 205, Jr., T; Matt Clark, 5-10, 175, Sr., LB; Jace Williams, 6-3, 180, So., QB-DB. Coach Speak – “We have very good senior and sophomore classes and have juniors who can make a big impact. I feel when we combine all of these kids together, we will have an excellent team. Last year, the injury bug really hit us hard.”

Clearwater Mascot – Indians Cooper Price of Cheney was a second-team allleague running back last year.

Cheney Mascot – Cardinals League – Central Plains Head coach – Cory Brack (2nd year, 4-5) 2012 record – 4-5 2012 playoffs – None Returning starters (8) – Tyler Amsink, 6-3, 175, Sr., QB; Cooper Price, 6-0, 200, Sr., RB-DE; Wade Dome, 6-1, 180, Sr., TE-DE; Connor Hicks, 5-10, 170, Sr., OLDE; Tyler Trego, 5-10, 170, Jr., RB-LB; Dylan Heck, 5-8, 135, Jr., WR-DB; Isaiah Grover, 5-8, 175, Jr., RB-LB. Top returners (seniors) – Bradley Payne, 6-3, 255, OL-LB; Christian Livingston, 6-2, 250, OL-DL; Kyle Reichert, 5-10, 200, OLDL; Nick Johnson, 6-1, 150, WR-DB; Keith Jackson, 5-11, 175, RB-DB; Garrett Keefe, 5-9, 150, WR-DB; Collin Guthrie, 5-11, 220, OL-DL. Coach Speak – “Again, our leadership will be from our senior class. I put a lot of responsibility on them to become positive leaders. Our goals are to keep improving every day, learning how to compete for a full game and how to finish a game. We have to build off last year’s success and finish strong no matter what district we are in.”

League – AVCTL IV Head coach – Dirk Ankerholz (5th year, 20-18) 2012 record – 4-5 2012 playoffs – None. Returning starters (11) – Johnny Becker, 6-0, 185, WRDB; Joe Cordell, 5-10, 235, OL; Cameron Hilley, 6-3, 240, OL; Alex Smith, OL; Darrick Jones, OL; Jake Wright, WR-CB; Drew Terwort, LB; Devin Routh, 6-1, 190, FB-LB; Cody Layton, LB. Players To Watch – Hunter Hall, 6-2, 205, QB; Landon Smith, 6-2, 205, TE-DE. Coach Speak – “We’re in our second year with this offense and four starters return on the offensive line, but we graduated most of our defensive line and four of the final five games are on the road. Our goals are to become a more consistent team, compete for the league title and win district. The youngers players have to season quickly, the offense has to gel quickly and we need to commit fewer penalties.


Mascot – Spartans League – AVCTL IV Head coach – Mike Gehrer (135-34, 1990-05, ‘12). 2012 record – 9-2 2012 playoffs – Lost to Holton in second round. Returning starters (7) – Landon Root, 6-3, 205, Sr., QB; Mitch Copeland, 6-2, 270-OL-DL; Seth Carder, 6-0, 205, Sr., FB-LB;


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El Dorado Mascot – Wildcats League – AVCTL III Head coach – Jared Anderson (1st year) 2012 record – 1-8 2012 playoffs – None Returning starters (10) – Travis House, 6-1, 205, Sr., QB; Tucker Sherman, 5-10, 185, Sr., FB; Matt Harvey, 5-11, 165, Sr., RB-LB; Issac Johnson, 6-0, 160, Sr., WR; Nick Buckley, 6-2, 220, Sr., OG; Jared Haury, 6-2, 210, Sr., OT; Seth Head, 5-10, 200, Sr., LB; Gage Armstrong, 5-10, 170, Sr., SS; Zack Ruff, 5-11, 210, Jr., DE. Top Newcomers – Garrett Howland, 5-110, 165, Jr., RB-DB: Cody Melugin, 5-10, 170, So., RB-DB. Coach Speak – “We have some great returning starters and some good newcomers to fill in some spots. We are looking forward to getting this season started and compete. We are trying to change the culture here at El Dorado. We don’t have the largest team, but we have some pieces that fit into our offensive and defensive philosophies. Speed, versatility and toughness will play key roles in our upcoming season.”

Hesston Mascot – Swathers League – Central Kansas Head coach – Clint Rider (1st year) 2011 record – 5-5 2011 playoffs – Lost to Holton in first round. Returning starters (15) – Wyatt McKinney, 6-6, 210, Sr., QB;

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Ty Redington and defensive league MVP Kolby Fennewald. Our defense has taken a huge hit, losing 10 starters, many of them two-year starters. We have some good kids to fill spots, but are very inexperienced at the varsity level. The offense returns a good nucleus of OL and a solid RB in Michael Mason so, for the first time in six years, we may run the ball more than we throw it.”

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Maize South Mascot – Mavericks League – AVCTL II Head coach – Brent Pfeifer (5th year, 20-19) 2012 record – 9-2 2012 playoffs – Lost to Mulvane in second round. Returning starters (12) – Chase Bell, 6-4, 175, Sr., QB; Anthony Vitale, 6-4, 250, Sr., OT; Mitch Butterfield, 6-0, 260, Sr., C; Keeman Garcia, 6-1, 230, Sr., OT; DeMarcus Garrett, 6-0, 230, Sr., DT; Ty Zorn, 5-10, 215, Sr., DT; Josh Lewis, 6-0, 220, Sr., LB; DeSean Washington, 5-10, 170, Sr., CB; Mac Evans, 5-8, 155, Sr., CB; Jeremiah Fettke, 6-4, 180, Jr., S; Kale Bullock, 5-10, 160, Jr., S; Andy Galliher, 5-10, 155, Jr., K. Coach Speak – “We will continue to build leadership and a family atmosphere within the program. We have a solid core of returning defensive players, including many that were fortunate to play significant minutes last year in several games. Having some experience on the field should help us pick up our practice tempo and hopefully improve our overall team speed. We will need some young players to develop quickly on our offensive side of the ball.”

Mulvane Mascot – Wildcats League – AVCTL III Head coach – Dave Fennewald (23rd year, 115-89) 2012 record – 11-2 2012 playoffs – Lost to Holton in semifinals. Returning starters (7) – Isaiah Evans, 6-3, 260, Sr., OL; Logan Adams, 6-0, 210, Sr., OL; Brent Martin, 5-7, 260, Jr., OL; Michael Mason, 6-1, 200, Sr., RB; Collin Dempsey, 6-0, 175, Sr., WR; Austin Bell, 5-7, 160, Sr., WR; Shane Sullivan, 5-8, 165, Sr., FS. Top newcomers – Conner Wilkes, 6-0, 200, Sr., LB; Brandon Doramus, 6-2, 215, Jr., DE; Riley Rahe, 5-8, 230, Jr., NG; Patrick Kraft, 6-1, 235, Sr., OL; Trevor Wayman, 6-0, 190, Sr., QB; Jace Price, 6-1, 190, Jr., LB. Coach Speak – “Lost 18 seniors from arguably the most athletic class we have had in my 21 years, including offensive league MVP 66


League – Central Kansas Head coach – Max Heinlein (8th year, 25-42) 2012 record – 6-3 2012 playoffs – None. Returning starters (6) – Cade Hawver, 5-11, 245, Sr., OG-DL; Nate Hiatt, 6-1, 220, Sr., OG-DL; Conner Childs, 6-2, 200, Sr., P; Austin Caswell, 5-9, 150, Jr., K. Top Newcomers – Tommy Shea, 5-210, 150, Sr., RB-DB; Bryon Young, 6-1, 170, Sr., RB-DB; Luke Hertal, 6-1, 210, Jr., OL; Jacob Made, 6-1, 160, Jr., WR-DB; Sam Berridge, 5-11, 160, Jr., OL-LB; Casey Goble, 5-9, 160, Jr., QB-WR-DB; Wyatt Henson, 6-0, 165, So., QB-WR-DB; Jordan Lehman, 5-11, 170, So., QB-RB-LB; Jayden Harvey, 5-11, 190, So., OL-DL Coach Speak – “We are going to be a young team this year with a good number of quality players. We will depend heavily on our young players to step up and play on Friday nights. Many of the kids that will be playing have little varsity experience and will have to get up to speed very quickly.”

Rose Hill Mascot – Rockets League – AVCTL III Head coach – Ray Boese (1st year) 2012 record – 4-6 2012 playoffs – Lost to Mulvane in first round. Returning starters (9) – Bret Waddell, 6-5, 190, WR-DB; Garrett Forsberg, 5-11, 190, Sr., RB-LB; Harrison Haydock, 5-10, 140, Sr., WR; Tristan Smith, 5-9, 145, Sr., WR; Logan Gardner, 6-1, 190, Sr., LB; Owen Zimmerman, 5-10, 165, Sr., DB; Bailey Rushing, 6-1, 195, Sr., DE. Top Newcomers – Austin Waddell, 6-5, 170, So., QB; Paco Gloria, 5-8, 180, Jr., LB; Kris Barlow, 6-2, 290, So., OL-DL; Ross Nolan, 5-9, 140, So., WR. Coach Speak – “We will have several challenges to overcome this season – graduation of some great players, as well as losing several coaches from our staff. Despite these challenges, I believe we will surprise everyone with our hard work, the talent of our skill players and new attitude on both offense and defense. We added some great coaches to our current staff and are excited for the season to begin.”

Trinity Academy Mascot – Knights League – Central Plains Head coach – Jared McDaniel (2nd year, 4-5) 2012 record – 4-5 2012 playoffs – None Returning Starters (11) – Tyler Burns, 5-11, 205, Jr., RB-SS; Alex Ast, 5-11, 205, Sr., WR-LB; Erik Hansen, 6-2, 220, Sr., OL-DL; Matt Jones, 6-0, 210, Jr., QB; Matt Harkness, 5-10, 175, Jr., WR; Josh Osborne, FS; Caleb Hoyt, C; Jackson Troutman, 5-10, 220, So., LB. Coach Speak – “We really need to have a good offseason for our offensive and defensive lines. Our skill players will be our strength and our weakness will be depth. The school is building a brand new stadium and it is pretty amazing. Hopefully,

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WEllington Mascot – Crusaders League – AVCTL IV Head coach – Tyler Ryan (2nd year, 2-7) 2012 record – 2-7 2012 playoffs – None Returning starters (11) – Trevor Nance, 6-5, 190, Jr., QB-P; Tyson Hodson, 5-11, 270, Sr., OL; Skylar Brand, 5-11, 215, Jr., OL; Colin Reichenberger, 6-0, 160, Jr., WR-DB-K; Ben DeJarnett, 5-10, 170, Sr., OL; Austin Dunn, 5-10, 185, Jr., RB; Taylor Lamkin, 5-10, 195, Sr., DE; Adam Condit, 5-11, 210, Jr., DT. Top Newcomers – Conner Phelps, 6-0, 175, So., RB-DB; Jaden Hines, 5-8, 200, Jr., RB-LB; Vincent Ast, 6-0, 170, Jr., OL-DL; Andrew Horn, 5-8, 165, Sr., RB-LB; Dalton Holt, 5-10, 230, Sr., OL-DL; William Staley, 5-11, 215, Sr., TE-DE; Brenton Troutman, 6-0, 175, Jr., TE-LB. Coach Speak – “We graduated a lot of seniors from last year, but replace them with a large number of talented underclassmen who have had a lot of success. This is the first time in three years that Wellington has not had a different head coach going into the season, so the continuity in the program

will help us. I believe we will improve on both sides of the ball and added depth on the line will help as the season progresses.”

Winfield Mascot – Vikings League – AVCTL III Head coach – Justin Price (8th year, 25-40) 2012 record – 4-6 2012 playoffs – Lost to


Collegiate in first round. Returning starters (12) – Sam Camp, 5-10, 170, Sr., WR-LB; Logan Mays, 6-1, 170, Sr., WRDB; Jordan Johnson, 5-10, 205, Sr., RB-DE; Aubrey Herlocker, 5-10, 170, Sr., WR-DB; Elijah Muldrow, 5-11, 230, Sr., OL-DL; Ethan Hood, 5-10, 205, Sr., OL-DL; Trey Wedd, 6-1, 210, Sr., OL-DL; Isaiah Amezcua, 5-4, 185, Jr., RB-LB. Coach Speak – “The key for our team is limiting turnovers and penalties and scoring in the red zone. Defensively, we must create turnovers and not allow big plays. We need to play with more intensity. We must find positive leadership while playing unselfishly as a team and towards a common goal. We must trust each other, while holding each other accountable.”

Trevor Nance of Wellington could be one of 4A’s top quarterbacks this season.

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The More Things Change…

Coaches Preseason Polls Central Plains 1. Garden Plain 2. Conway Springs 3. Trinity Academy 4. Cheney 5. Chaparral 6. Douglass 7. Belle Plaine 8. Independent

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Alec Stanley of Conway Springs is a returning starter at both running back and the secondary for the Cardinals.

By Harold Bechard


ust as sure as the leaves start falling off trees in these parts, the Garden Plains Owls and Conway Springs Cardinals begin preparing for the postseason. It’s a Right of Fall for these two powerhouses in Class 3A and the Central Plains League. They’ve dominated the league for so long that it’s hard to remember when either program had a really down year. As the saying goes, the more things change, the more they stay the same. The two teams are ranked 1-2 in the coaches’ preseason poll, with the Owls getting the nod to win a second straight title. Garden Plain returns 10 starters from last year’s 11-1 team that lost to eventual state champion Scott City in the quarters. It was the Owls who had ended Conway’s season a week earlier in the second round of the playoffs. The Owls did take a hit since the end of last season when last year’s starting quarterback and defensive back Caleb Arnold transferred to Derby. Despite that loss of an experienced two-way starter and senior, the Owls will push forward. Twenty-four lettermen are back from last year. “The strength of this team is the returning experience of our juniors and seniors that played last year,” said Owls’ head coach Brad McCormick. “We have lots of kids and want to make sure we have more depth and better experience at those positions.” Leading the returnees is 225-pound senior Wyatt Lehner, who was all-league on both offense and defense, and 215-pound senior Ethan Balestracci, an all-league linebacker. The team should be very strong up front with nearly every player returning from a year ago.



And, oh yes, that grudge match with Conway Springs is schedule for Oct. 11 on the road. At least the Owls won’t have to deal with running back Tanner Wood, who has taken his all-state credentials and immense talents to Kansas State. With Wood leading the way, the Cardinals punished opponents with their antiquated yet extremely successful single-wing offense.

The Cardinals return 12 starters from last year’s 9-2 team, including a pair of dependable senior running backs in Alec Stanley (6-0, 165) and Dakota Finstad (6-0, 175). They will be running behind a huge line, featuring three returning starters – senior Ethan Roth (6-1, 250), and juniors Thomas Berntsen (6-2,

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pair of 4A schools, were picked to finish in the upper division in the coaches’ preseason poll. Teams like Chaparral, Douglas, Belle Plaine, Bluestem and Independent believe they can be there as well. Watching the Chaparral Roadrunners on offense last year was a treat. Watching them on

“In the South Division of the Central Kansas League, the Halstead Dragons are picked as the team to beat. Ten players listed as returning starters, played on both sides of the ball and five of them – Jerry Black, David Loucks, Joseph Myers, Blake Beckett and Elijah McKee - earned some kind of allleague honors. The offensive and defensive lines return intact, but the Dragon have to replace some very good skill players.”

Heart of America 1. Trinity Catholic 2. Sedgwick 3. Ell-Saline 4. Marion 5. Inman 6. Bennington 7. Remington 8. Moundridge Central Kansas North 1. Halstead 2. Smoky Valley 3. Hillsboro

Garden Plain senior Ethan Balestracci was an allleague linebacker last year for the Owls and also a running back on offense.

260) and Logan Creek (6-3, 265). Stanley, Finstad, Creek, Berntsen and Roth are all two-way players, as is a junior with a familiar sounding name – 6-3, 180-pound junior Travis Wood, a tight end and linebacker. “We have a lot of experience on the line, but need to develop the skill positions,” said head coach Matt Biehler, who is 45-5 and starting his fifth season. Trinity Academy and Cheney, a

defense was, well, the opposite. The Roadrunners averaged 44.2 points per game behind the recordsetting arm of quarterback Zach Duwe, but only had a 4-6 record to show for it. The Chaparral defense allowed 42.3 points a game. The Roadrunners return 9 starters from last year and senior Kyndell Hightree will take over at quarterback. He has plenty of players to throw to, led by juniors

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Trey Tucker of Sedgwick is a senior lineman for the Cardinals and a two-time all-league selection. Shawn Nulik and Roger Clark. Chip Wannamaker is a dependable running back. The team received a jolt during the off-season when senior Conner Dickey (6-1, 220) moved to Oklahoma. Douglass returns 15 starters from a 3-6 team, including second-team all-league player Drew Chadic, a running back/cornerback. Quarterback Chase Banister also returns for the Bulldogs. Belle Plaine, meanwhile, has a new coach in Jason Jinkens and 13 starters back from a team that went 2-7. Chase Curl (5-11, 185), Harrison Busick (6-1, 180), Justin Pickens (60, 160) and Nathan Schnier (5-11, 160) all started both ways last year for the Dragons. Independent didn’t get much love in the preseason polls after going 6-4 and reaching the playoffs. The Panthers return 10 starters from a team that went from zero wins to six of them in one season. Seniors Drew Bonfiglio (5-10, 165), Carter McCausland (5-10, 175) and Karson Rowe (5-10, 185) all started both ways. Bluestem is another school expecting big things with 18 starters returning from a 1-8 team. Four players earned postseason awards as Cooper



Minnick, Adam Wolfe, Brett Elsen and John Stiger. In the South Division of the Central Kansas League, the Halstead Dragons are picked as the team to beat. Ten players listed as returning starters, played on both sides of the ball and five of them – Jerry Black, David Loucks, Joseph Myers, Blake Beckett and Elijah McKee - earned some kind of all-league honors. The offensive and defensive lines return intact, but the Dragons have to replace some very good skill players. Kingman could make a big push in the CKL South. The Eagles were just 2-7 last year, but head coach Curtis Albin has 18 starters back, including linebacker Ryan Boroughs, who had 114 tackles last year, and running back Zach Anderson, who rushed for close to 1,000 yards. The Eagles have 16 seniors on the roster this fall. The Haven Wildcats have a new coach in Scott L’Ecuyer, who welcomes back 15 starters from a 5-5 team. The Wildcats are led by senior RB-LB Austin Fritzemeier, senior lineman Isaac Ensz and junior quarterback-defensive back Tim Hendrixson. “Last year’s playoff appearance has generated excitement in and around our program,” L’Ecuyer said. “We return size on the lines and speed at our skill positions“ Trinity Catholic and Sedgwick are expected to battle it out for the Heart of America title. The two teams meet on Oct. 4 in Sedgwick. Head coach Brad Hollinger welcomes back 11 starters filling 13 positions. Jerome Miller was honorable mention all-league as a lineman, while Joey Hale was a second-team linebacker and Elias Jasso a second-team running back. “There is tremendous excitement and energy present around this football team,” Hollinger said. “There were tremendous gains in the weight room and I anticipate around 50 (players) on the roster.” The Sedgwick Cardinals feature one of 3A’s top running backs in 5-9, 185-pounder Dalton Brandt, who rushed for 1,805 yards and 21 touchdowns last season. Junior quarterback Brylie Ware will be a nice complement in the backfield. He threw for 1,100 yards in the first four games before suffering a knee injury. Trey Tucker and Christian Teufel are both first-team all-league linemen. The Cardinals were 10-2 last year and have won 20 of their last 23 games. The Remington Broncos were extremely young last year and played many freshmen and sophomores against much older opponents. The Broncos are still young – only two seniors listed – but head coach Chris Lawler hopes the added year of maturity helps in the win-loss column as well.


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Occasionally we see pets who cannot have orthopedic surgeries that have been recommended for their pets for a variety of reasons, such as health issues, financial limitations or logistics. Some pets have had surgery in the past and may continue to develop arthritis or develop new neurologic problems resulting in a problem with leg function. "Moe" Neff is a 7 year old Newfoundland who developed a partial tear in his cruciate knee ligament and also had developed a weak hock joint because he was trying to walk differently because of his knee injury. He was not able to have knee surgery so our alternative approach was to create a cast molding of his leg and have a custom orthotic brace made for him to support the knee and hock joints. Each joint location on the brace has an articulating mechanism and this brace is specifically made to fit "Moe's" leg. Large and Giant breed dogs do not do very well on three legs if one is injured. Our goals are to keep him weight bearing on this leg so that he can continue to take walks and have a comfortable life. The exciting part about the application of custom orthotics is that if we see a pet with a severely injured paw that results in them losing their foot, a prosthetic (artificial leg) can be fashioned as a functioning limb as long as there is enough leg for the brace to be attached and stay in place. The thing to remember is not all braces and orthotics are created equal, it is a difficult process and sometimes careful adjustments need to be made for the perfect fit and comfort. We don't like to see pets suffer and we know there are situations where we need advances in technology and pain management to help pets when there are limited options or resources. We are fortunate to be able to offer these services and have options for pets who are in need.

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H Changing

Focus Sedgwick’s Brandt the target in 2013

Dalton Brandt is the go-to player for the Sedgwick Cardinals this season. (Photo by Phil Zivnuska)



ow can a running back who racked up 2,200 all-purpose yards and 26 touchdowns possibly fly under the radar? Well, that’s exactly what Sedgwick’s Dalton Brandt did last season. The main focus for the Cardinals’ offense was quarterback Logan Thompson, who was an all-state player and participant in the Shrine Bowl. But, as the 2013 season draws near, Brandt knows that, with Thompson and others gone, he is now the main cog in the offense and the team’s leader. “I know that since I’m a senior now, that I’m expected to be a leader,” Brandt said. “It’s something myself and the rest of the seniors take seriously.” Brandt’s skill set are rare for a player of his stature. Standing only 5-foot-9, Brandt looks more like a fullback than a versatile all-purpose back. However, Sedgwick coach Jeff Werner sees Brandt as a player who can do everything because of his strength. Brandt was the Class 3A powerlifting champion in his weight class a year ago. “I think the powerlifting and desire to be in the weight room has only helped him on the football field,” Werner said. “He has a lot of qualities, but without a doubt his number one attribute is his strength.” In the past, Sedgwick has run a spread passing attack, which has made it difficult for defenses to target one particular player. The Cardinals’ past two quarterbacks - Thompson and Trent Stucky - were asked to do so much in the offense. Now, Werner is going to have to get creative in how he uses Brandt, because he knows that defenses will devote much of their attention on the 5-9, 185-pound senior. Last year as a junior, Brandt rushed for 1,805 yards and 21 touchdowns and also had 405 yards receiving as the Cardinals posted a 10-2 record. He also reached the quarterfinals of the Class 3A state playoffs. “Dalton has such great vision and great hands that we are going to try to run a lot of motions for him to get the ball to him in space,” Werner said. “He is now the featured player on offense, so we are going to run screen passes, put him in the slot and do whatever it takes to get him the ball.” It’s difficult to imagine Brandt putting up even better offensive numbers, but he thinks that his increased role and being the top option in the offense will give him that opportunity. “I’m going to come out running the ball hard,” Brandt said. “But, I also think I’m going to catch a lot of passes too.” Since being in the program, Brandt has seen the Cardinals post a 26-6 record. Now there is a sense of pride to carry on that tradition. He knows that in order for his team to have the same kind of success, he needs to not only carry Sedgwick on the field, but off the field as well. “Every year since I’ve been here, we have gone a game further in the playoffs,” Brandt said. “Our goal this year is to make it a step further and to get past the point we did last year.”

Brandt is being recruited by several schools, and he feels like if he continues to improve like he has over his previous three seasons with the Cardinals, then college football will take care of itself. “I’m going to just keep doing what the coaches ask of me,” Brandt said. “I want to play in college and I’ve been going to a lot camps and have been showing coaches how hard I’m willing to work to be successful.”

Brandt had over 2,200 all-purpose yards during the 2012 season.

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Mascot – Dragons League – Central Plains Head coach – Jason Jinkens (1st year) 2012 record – 2-7 2012 playoffs – None Returning starters (13) – Chase Curl, 5-11, 185, Sr., RBLB; Harrison Busick, 6-1, 180, Sr., WR-LB; Tone Heath, 5-11, 210, Sr., OL; Justin Pickens, 6-0, 160, Sr., WR-SS; Nathan Schnier, 5-11, 160, Sr., WR-CB; Tanner Balsters, 6-2, 235, Jr., OL; Thai Goebel, 6-2, 225, Sr., DL; Levi Turney, 5-9, 155, Sr., DL; Tyler Lowers, 5-10, 150, Jr., FS. Top Newcomers – Steve Happy, 5-10, 180, Jr., QB; Aric Moncado, 6-4, 325, Sr., OL-DL; Adam Sheerger, 5-8, 135, Sr., RB-CB. Coach Speak – “There is a core group of seniors who have been a huge part of the program for many years. I believe their leadership will help this team exceed many peoples’ expectations. They want to prove they can be included in the upper half of our district this year. The strength of this team is experience at the offensive skill positions, at linebacker and senior leadership, but we do have inexperience on the defensive line and a lack of tradition we must overcome.”

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Belle Plaine senior Harrison Busick is a two-way starter at receiver and linebacker.

Mascot – Bulldogs League – Central Plains Head coach – Jeffrey Ast (3rd year, 9-19) 2012 record – 3-6 2012 playoffs – None. Key returning players – Chase Banister, QB; Braiden Seal, OL; Drew Chadic, RB-CB; Nick Broyles, DL; John Gardner, LB; Hunter Roberts, DL. Top Newcomers – Austin Titus, RB; Ethan Savoy, LB. Coach Speak – “Our goal is the get better every day at the fundamentals of tackling and blocking. We have a good nucleus of players returning, but we have to get better every day if we’re going to compete.”

Mascot – Roadrunners League – Central Plains Head coach – Justin Burke (4th year, 12-17) 2012 record – 4-6 2012 playoffs – Lost to Sedgwick in first round. Returning starters (9) – Chip Wannamaker, 5-11, 205, Sr., RB-LB; Shawn Nulik, 5-9, 150, Jr., WR-DB; Jaden Helms, 6-3, 270, Jr., OL; Eric Hurt, 6-1, 270, Jr., OL; Roger Clark, 6-1, 155, Jr., WR; Austin Thomas,


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Mascot – Cardinals League – Central Plains Head coach – Matt Biehler (5th year, 45-5) 2012 record – 9-2 2012 playoffs – Lost to Garden Plain in second round. Returning starters (12) – Alec Stanley 6-0, 165, Sr., RB-LB; Dakota Finstad, 6-0, 175, Sr., RB-LB; Travis Wood, 6-3, 175, Jr., TE-LB; Logan Creek, 6-3, 265, Jr., OL-DL; Thomas Berntsen, 6-2, 260, Jr., OL-DL; Ethan Roth, 6-1, 250, Sr., OL-DL; Alec Brozovich, 5-6, 150, Sr., RB-LB. Others to watch – Alex Gillespie, 6-1, 190, Sr., TE-DB; Luke Fisher, 6-0, 175, Jr., FB-LB; Hunter Huff, 5-8, 150, Sr., RB-DB; Luke Ebenkamp, 5-8, 160, Jr., RB-LB; Drake Kreifels, 5-8, 220, Jr., FB-LB; Dustin Martin, 6-0, 230, Jr., OL-DL; Michael Ramirez, 6-0, 200, Jr., OL-DL; Bryce Davis, 6-0, 200, Sr., TE-DE; Jacob Koch, 6-0, 160, Sr., SE-FS. Notes – “We return several key players, especially in the line for the 2013 football season. We will need to develop at the skill positions. Early season varsity experience will be important for this team.”



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5-11, 185, Jr., DL; Adam Clark, 5-9, 160, So., LB. Returning Lettermen – Kyndell Hightree, 6-1, 165, Sr., QB-DB; Grayson Potelle, 5-8, 195, Sr., OL-LB; Curtis Rogers, 6-1, 165, Sr., WR-DB; Chandler Calderson, 5-7, 150, Jr., RB-LB; Bryce Duhon, 6-2, 220, Jr., OL-DL; Pierce Bringer, 6-3, 165, So., QB-DB. Coach Speak – “We have made the playoffs two of the last three years, but the loss of 10 seniors will make another trip difficult. But, this is what we’re aiming to do with five starters returning from an explosive 2012 offense. We have a good mix of returning players with competition of quality young guys for departed positions. We have some solid linemen returning, but a small senior class brings on concerns of leadership. We need to shore up our defense.”

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Mascot – Lions League – Central Plains Head coach – Kyle Wallis (3rd year, 4-15) 2012 record – 1-8 2012 playoffs – None. Returning starters (18) – Cooper Minnick, 5-9, 175, Jr., RB-LB; Adam Wolfe, 5-10, 160, Sr., WR-DB; Brett Elsten, 6-1, 185, Sr., WR-LB; John Stiger, 5-10, 165, Jr., QB-LB; Dylan Emmons, 6-1, 165, Sr., WR-DB; Logan Haworth, 6-0, 240, Sr., OL-DL; Michael Hurd, 6-4, 195, Jr., OLDL; Judd Simon, 6-2, 175, Jr., OL-LB; Skylar Sooter, 6-1, 185, Jr., OL-DL; Lane Moran, 6-0, 175, So., RB-LB. Coach Speak – “We return a lot of experience from a very young 2012 football team. Continuing to mature and grow as a team will be key components to us succeeding during the 2013 season.”

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Mascot – Owls League – Central Plains Head coach – Brad McCormick (2nd year, 11-1) 2012 record – 11-1 2012 playoffs – Lost to Scott City in quarterfinals. Returning starters (10) – Wyatt Lehner, 225, Sr., RBDL; Ethan Balestracci, 215, Sr., RB-LB; Ross Hartshorn, 240, Sr., OL-DL; Tommy Rowold, 220, Sr., OL-DL; Gunner Cornett, 215, Jr., OL-DL; Jonah Nowak, 240, So., OL-DL . Coach Speak – “We need to focus on the execution of our offense and defense and making sure we do that as a unit. We have a great schedule that will test us and better prepare for the playoffs. We need to stay healthy and develop our younger kids. We have a lot of kids and want to make sure we have more depth and better experience at each position.”

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Mascot – Dragons League – Central Kansas Head coach – Marc Svaty (7th year, 29-27) 2012 record – 5-4 2012 playoffs – None Returning starters (10) – Jerry Black, 5-9, 215, Sr., OL-DL; Kody Keiser, 6-0, 200, Sr., OL-DL; Steve Black, 6-2, 210, Sr., OL-DL; David Loucks, 6-2, 260, Jr., OLDL; Dakota Eash, 6-2, 240, Jr., OL-DL; Keifer O’Neal, 5-10, 170, Jr., RB-DB; Joseph Myers, 5-9, 185,. RB-LB; Dalton Haight, 5-09, 155, Sr., WR-LB; Blake Beckett, 6-1, 170, So., RB-LB; Elijah McKee, 5-9, 150, So., WR-DB. Returning Lettermen – Tate Kaufman, 6-6, 220, So., TEDE; Dylan Ratzlaff, 5-8, 135, So., QB-DB; Casey Kohr, 5-7, 135, So., QB-DB; Topper Kaufman, 6-1, 175, Sr., WR-DE; Trevor Standifer, 5-9, 160, Jr., RB-DB; Christian Morris, 5-8, 135, So., RB-DB; Zach Wright, 6-0, 200, So., RB-LB; Kyler O’Neal, 5-10, 170, Jr., TE-DE; Logan McMurry, 6-1, 165, Sr., OL; Taylor Armstrong, 5-9, 165, So., OL-LB; Justin Mueller, 6-1, 210, Jr., OL-DL; Garrett Dubois, 6-1, 170, So., OL-DL; Jeremy Walters, 5-7, 180, Jr., OL-DL. Coach Speak – “We enter this season with a little different feeling than we have the last couple of seasons. We have a lot returning, yet lost almost all of our skill kids with the graduation of last year’s class. There will be a lot of new faces to carry the football for us. Our offensive line returns intact amd we do have talent and depth. This will be an interesting season.”

Mascot – Panthers League – Central Plains Head coach – Jarrod Hibler (2nd year, 6-13) 2012 record – 6-4 2012 playoffs – Lost to Conway Springs in first round. Returning starters (10) – Drew Bonfiglio, 5-10, 165, Sr., OG-LB; Carter McCausland, 5-10, 175, Sr., WBLB; Karson Rowe, 5-10, 185, Sr., FB-LB; Chandler Miranda, 5-9, 150, Sr., CB; Chad Eikleberry, 5-6, 140, So., FS; Stratton Klenda, 6-0, 150, Jr., FS. Top Newcomers – Jordan Reed, 6-2, 175, Sr., QB-S. Coach Speak – We have very good players who have been waiting for their turn to play. We will be young and inexperienced, so our challenge is to find team chemistry before September. We have some key starters back and some very skilled young kids. If they can come together and work as a unit, we can be a successful ball club again this season.”.


Mascot – Wildcats League – Central Kansas Head coach – Scott L’Ecuyer (1st year) 2012 record – 5-5 2012 playoffs – Lost to Hillsboro in first round. Key returning players – Austin Fritzemeier, 6-0, 180, Sr., RB-LB; Isaac Ensz, 6-1, 190, Sr., OL-DL; Caleb Hopkins, 5-10, 220, Sr., OL-DL; Tim Hendrixson, 5-10, 160, Jr., QBDB; Zach Froese, 5-11, 200, Sr., OL-DL; Reed Oxley, 5-10, 165, Sr., WR-DB; Riley Waggoner, 6-0, 200, Jr., OL-DL. Top Newcomers –Jacob Newcomer, 6-0, 165, Jr., WR-DB; Zach Teter, 5-9, 165, Jr., WR-DB; Bryce Slaton, 5-11, 180, OL-DL; Calean Yohn, 5-10, 220, Jr., OL-DL; Sam Fritzemeier, 5-9, 165, Jr., RB-LB; Rian Borntrager, Jr., WR-DB; Juan DeSantiago, So., OG-LB; Donnie Corcoran, Sr., OL-DL; Kobe Ford, So., OL-DL. Coach Speak – “Last year’s playoff appearance has generated excitement in and around the football program. We return size on the offensive and defensive line and speed in our skill positions. Our deep junior class should be a nice complement to our seniors.”

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Mascot – Eagles League – Central Kansas Head coach – Curt Albin (2nd year, 2-7) 2012 record – 2-7 2012 playoffs – None Returning starters (19) – Mitchell Packard, 6-1, 160, Sr. QB-CB; Braxton Bangert, 5-8, 155, Sr., RBLB-KR; Zach Andersen, 6-1, 215, Sr., RB-S; Ryan Ybarra, 5-11, 240, Sr., OC; Ryan Boroughs, 5-11, 195, Sr., OG-LB; Nathan Wilson, 6-0, 215, Sr., OT-

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DE; Austin Taylor, 5-9, 205, Sr., OG-DT; Tyler Beat, 6-2, 190, Sr., OT; Brandon Bradshaw, 6-4, 175, Jr., TE-FS; Kevin Meng, 6-1, 180, Sr., DE; Parker Maloney, 6-0, 175, Jr., FS. Top Newcomers – Clayton Molitor, 6-1, 165, Sr., LB; Alex Fairchild, 6-0, 270, Sr., DL; Caden Knoblauch, 5-11, 160, So.; Sam Keeny, 6-0, 170, Sr., FB-LB; Tanner Kerschen, 5-11, 195, Sr., OG; Trevor Kerschen, 6-1, 300, So., DT; Wyatt Beat, 6-1, 185, Jr., TE. Coach Speak – “We have nine starters returning on both sides of the ball. We should have better overall team speed, but we still lack a home run threat that many of our opponents possess. I do expect to play lots of kids and our depth should be a big asset. With so many returning starters, we should also have experience on our side.”


Mascot – Broncos League – Heart of America Head coach – Chris Lawler (10th year, 49-37) 2012 record – 1-8 2012 playoffs – None Returning starters (17) – Hunter Hill, 5-9, 165, Sr., QB-LB; Eli Igo, 5-9, 160, Sr., RB-LB; Wyatt Lear, 5-11, 175, Jr., TE-LB; Casey Westerfield, 5-11, 160, Jr., WR-DE; Jesse Thiessen, 5-8, 150, Jr., DB; Bryce Kahle, 6-3, 190, So., OL; Joey Laham, 5-9, 215, So., OL-DL; Joel Eck, 5-11, 185, So., OL-LB; Blaine Cody, 5-9, 160, So., WR-FS; Chance Bowen, 5-8, 140, So., DB. Top Newcomers – Todd Ensz, 5-8, 140, Fr., RB-DB. Coach Speak – “A strength for us is that we return many starters from last year that got valuable experience. We were extremely young last year, but the players competed as hard as they could each Friday night. Age played a huge factor in our record last year. We had a lot of 14-year-olds playing against teams that were heavy with 17- and 18-year-old starters. This year we will be a little older, but still young.”


Mascot – Cardinals League – Heart of America Head coach – Jeff Werner (8th year, 48-22) 2012 record – 10-2 2012 playoffs – Lost to Beloit in quarterfinals. Returning starters (13) – Dalton Brandt, 5-9, 185, Sr., RBLB; Brylie Ware, 5-10, 190, Jr., QB; Trey Tucker, 6-0, 225, Sr., OL-LB; Greer Chandler, 5-10, 180, Sr., RB-LB; Christian Teufel, 5-10, 215, Sr., DL; Luke Brenneis, 5-11, 175, Sr., WRLB; Colby Weber, 5-8, 155, Sr., WR-DB; Cameron Fields, 6-2, 180, Sr., OL-DL; Kyle Nance, 5-11, 215, Sr., OL-DL. Top Newcomers – Tanner Lioby, 6-2, 165, Sr., WR; Phillip Williams, 5-10, 210, Sr., OL-DL; Chanz McCune, 5-10, 205, Sr., RB-DL; Dylan Nobert, 5-10, 175, Sr., LB; Michael Liby, 5-9, 175, Jr., LB; Brice Horsley, 5-10, 170,

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Elias Jasso of Trinity Catholic returns as a running back for the Celtics. Jr., WR; Morgan Gardner, 6-3, 230, Jr., OL-DL. Coach Speak – “We have depth on the offensive and defensive lines and our top running back and passer return. Four of our top five tacklers return and we will have more than 50 players out for the team. We will need to replace the production of Shrine Bowl player Logan Thompson and we will have young players at receiver, the secondary and in the kicking game.”

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Mascot – Celtics League – Heart of America Head coach – Brad Hollinger (2nd year, 5-4) 2012 record – 5-4 2012 playoffs – None Returning starters (14) – Bishop McKenna, 5-10, 225, Sr., OL; Eric Banning, 5-10, 160, Sr., RB; Jerome Miller, 6-6, 265, Sr., OL-DL; Spencer Truman, 5-10, 165, Sr., RB-DBKR-K; Pierce Billington, 6-0, 245, Jr., DL; Joey Hale, 6-0, 220, Jr., OL-LB; Chris Maldonado, 5-8, 165, Jr., DB; Michael Doeden, 5-10, 190, Jr., QB; Elias Jasso, 5-9, 180, Jr., RB; Cole Bredemeier, 6-1, 215, Jr., DL; Christian Christenson, 5-9, 155, Jr., WR; Chance Clark, 6-2, 185, Sr., P. Coach Speak – “We have many starters returning and size up front, but the execution of our offense was not as balanced as we would like it to be. We have a better understanding of our defense and have speed, but we have to be better against the run. There is excitement and energy present around this football team. They have made tremendous gains in the weight room during the offseason.”



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Still Flying High South Haven Cardinals Keep On Rolling Darin Ward will start his second year at quarterback for the Caldwell Bluejays.

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t’s probably not something head coach David Hughes wants to hear, but no one is really feeling too sorry for his football team even though it returns just five starters from last year’s team. After all, you don’t get much sympathy when you’ve won 29 of your last 33 games. The Cardinals certainly have some work to do and holes to fill heading into the 2013 season, but Hughes, who owns a 170-93 record at the school, feels he has the talent to compete once again even though he graduated a large and talented senior class. “A big part of our success will be how well our offensive line develops,” Hughes said. “We have some big kids to play on the line and smaller, quick kinds, so whoever works the hardest is who will play.” It’s a good bet one of those will be senior Richie Goble (6-2, 210), who has started at the center position for two years and will get his turn on defense as a linebacker. He is an honorable mention all-state player and first-team all-league selection. “He works extremely hard and is dedicated to being a good player,” Hughes said. Senior running back J.T. Yunker (6-1, 185) also returns at running back and is a big hitter on defense in the secondary. Riley Blaylock (5-11, 165), who starts as a defensive back, will also move to quarterback this season to replace all-state player Austin Showman. Anthony Hawkins (6-2, 195) is a returning starter at defensive end and a second-team all-league pick last year. Hughes is also looking for good things from junior Parker Ray (5-10, 170) and senior Tanner Creed (5-10, 160). The Cardinals rolled to 10 straight wins last year before losing to Madison in the second round. South Haven is expected to be tested in the South Central Border League by the likes of Udall and Central Burden, who both won seven games last year. Udall returns 10 starters from a 7-3 playoff team, but must replace talented quarterback Michael Propst. The



Eagles won seven of their first eight games, but a rash of injuries, which wiped out the entire starting backfield, led to two consecutive losses to end the season. The Eagles has 35 players on their roster – a very high number for Eight-Man football – and head coach Wyatt Williams has high expectations for his team. He is counting on a pair of sophomores – Alex Perez and Nolan Williams – to be playmakers on offense and for junior Hunter Kistler to take over at quarterback. It was Udall’s 24-20 victory over Central Burden that proved to be the difference in which team made the playoffs behind South Haven in Eight-Man I, District 1 and which

Riley Blaylock will take over at quarterback for South Haven.

team didn’t. It was Central Burden staying home with a 7-2 record. Central graduated its entire backfield, but returns 10 starters for head coach Romney Runyan, but returns a strong offensive line and is expected to move the ball on the ground. Lucas McMichael, who started as a freshman receiver last year, will move to quarterback. Pretty Prairie is another perennial power that lost a talented senior class, but the Bulldogs of head coach C.T. Young will still be a handful for any opponent. The Bulldogs return three senior linemen - Connor Haury (6-1, 165), Matt Bray (5-8, 200) and Nick Helfrich (5-10, 165) – but will be counting on freshmen and sophomores to contribute right away. The Caldwell Bluejays could be one of those darkhorse teams after finished 6-5 and reaching the second round of the Division II playoffs. The Bluejays return 11 starters from that team, including their entire backfield. “We are looking forward to building off the success we found last year late in the season,” head coach Sean Blosser said. Fairfield has a new coach in Lee Odell and he welcomes back 20 starters from a very competitive 6-3 team last year. Two of those seniors – defensive back Ryan Ewy (5-8, 180) and Wayne Schoeneker (5-8, 175) –

Head coach C.T. Young will have one of his youngest teams in his 12th season at Pretty Prairie.

earned first-team all-league honors. The Oxford Wildcats have three allleague players back from a 5-4 team – guard Tom Lawlis (5-9, 170), tight end Colter Silhan (6-0, 180) and junior running back Daelyn Haskins (5-7, 165) – along with six other starters. Flinthills is looking to improve on last year’s 4-5 record with nine starters returning, while Cunningham has eight players back from a team that won four games as well. Norwich is a team that could make a big jump this season. The Eagles were just 2-7 last year, but return seven starters on each side of the ball plus a talented freshman class. Junior quarterback Colton Massey leads Cedar Vale-Dexter this season. The Spartans have eight starters back from a 2-7 team. Kaden Boatman, a junior, will start at quarterback. The Burrton Chargers will be looking to change their fortunes, which have fallen on hard times lately. The Chargers have won just five games since the start of the 2008 season, but return 14 starters from an 0-9 team that took its lumps playing a lot of freshmen and sophomores. Sunrise Academy drops to the EightMan division this season because of dwindling numbers and World of Life is starting a program this fall under head coach Vincent Martin.

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EIGHT-MAN By Kelsey Lyden

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Head coach Lance Vandeveer with senior Dylan Prescott in Attica.

Remember The Titans Argonia, Attica combine to boost numbers By Kelsey Lynden


ance Vandeveer and Luke Greenwood joined together this summer to help merge the Argonia and Attica football programs. The Argonia Raiders are members of the South Central Border League and the Attica Bulldogs belong to the Heart of the Plains League. Because both programs have been down in numbers, they agreed to combine teams in order to maintain a competitive environment for the athletes. The schools came together before summer and established their new team name as the A&A Titans. Their official colors will be black and red. Vandeveer, the head coach for Attica High School, has been coaching the Bulldogs for 16 years. Last season, the Bulldogs were 2-7 with a limited roster. Vandeveer described the struggles of making a realistic practice environment in past years with such meager numbers, “It’s hard to do even half line drills with seven people. We cannot simulate any tackling drills.” Vandeveer credits his players for playing with such a small roster where many would get hurt, dinged up or the wind knocked out of them, but they kept playing. “They had to run every single play and had to be in unbelievable shape. They played iron man football,” he said. “The team has shown consistent hard work and a positive attitude throughout their past seasons, which made for a tough decision to combine teams.” Vandeveer, his players and the community had mixed emotions about the merger of the two teams. “No one wants to give up their identity and their own town, but I think the numbers dictated this,” he said. Since the decision was made to combine programs, Vandeveer’s hopes have soared for his staff and new team.



“We can now do scouting reports and actually put a scout team on the other side,” he said. “Our game preparation will improve because we will have the numbers to work on every aspect of the game because, before, we were just limited to drills.” Greenwood has been the head coach at Argonia for four seasons. Last season, the Raiders went 1-8 with a roster of that started with 13 players and ended up with 11 due to injuries. “I hope that having our two teams together will help us fill the gap that each of our teams are lacking,” he said.

Vandeveer will be in charge of the A & A defense.

A squad of around 20 players is expected for the Titans. During the summer both coaches worked together to create a new staff, new unity and a new mentality for the team. “We both put our individual thoughts aside and looked for the better of the program,” said Greenwood. Greenwood and Vandeveer will be cohead coaches with offensive coaching duties assigned to Greenwood, while Vandeveer the defensive head coach. Along with their official team name, the A&A Titans had to establish where to practice each week since the schools are 29 miles apart. The teams will practice twice a week in Attica and twice a week in Argonia. Along with practices, the home games will be split. Three games will be played in Argonia and two Green will be the offensive head coach for the Titans. in Attica during the 2013 season. Summer workouts were coordinated during the month of July. In June, most of see what they are doing wrong, and help them the players played basketball so they did improve to be better the following years.” not practice together. The team had about Prescott expects his team to win and to a month and a half to prepare for their compete in every game. He says, “Coach first game together as the A&A Titans. Vandeveer will bring real knowledge of Senior Dylan Prescott, a former Attica the game and help people on his side Bulldog, expressed his thoughts on the new (defense) know how to play their position.” program, “I think it’s going to be different, Because of the consolidation, the Titans but I think we are going to be really good.” will not be eligible for the playoffs this fall, He says as an incoming senior to a new team but will have a full nine-game schedule. he wants to “try and help the younger people

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Argonia-Attica Mascot – Titans League – South Central Border Head coaches – Luke Greenwood and Lance Vandeveer 2012 record – Argonia 1-8; Attica 2-7 2012 playoffs – None Returning starters – Not available. Coach Speak – “We hope by combining our two programs, we will be able to field a competitive team that will benefit both schools. The key to success is how quickly we can come together as a team.”

Burrton Mascot – Chargers League – Heart of Plains Head coach – Aaron Glendening (2nd year, 0-9) 2012 record – 0-9 2012 playoffs – None Returning starters (14) – Caleb Hurst, 5-11, 130, Sr., QB-DB; Daniel Bingham, 5-11, 150, Jr., RB-DL; Joey Burr, 6-0, 225, Sr., OL-DL; Ahren Mahoney, 6-0, 175, Sr., TE-DL; Nathan Harper, 6-1, 220, Jr., OL-LB; Nicolas Kennedy, 5-9, 135, So., RB-DB; Elijah Foth, 5-9, 150, So., OL-DL. Top Newcomers – Brandon Thomas, 6-0, 135, Jr., E-DB; A.Wilson, 5-7, 125, Sr., E-DB; Chris Porter, 6-1, 185, Jr., E-DL; Darek Krammer, 6-2, 250, Sr., OL-DL; Zach Hardin, 6-2, 205, Jr., OL-DL. Coach Speak – “Last year, we were very, very young and inexperienced at all positions. This year, we have almost every starter back and a year of experience in our system under our belts. We still need to work on basic fundamental things and continue to work in the weight room, but I am optimistic about this year.”

5-11, 200, Jr., OL; Kaden Halling, 5-10, 140, Jr., DB; Sam Wencel, 5-10, 150, Jr., DB; Brenden Cole, 5-10, 190, DL-LB. Coach Speak – “The strength of our team will be centered around our experience at the skill positions. We return a majority of our backs for both offense and defense. The young players from last year were asked to step up and contribute on a regular basis and this should add to their confidence for this season.”

Cedar-Vale-Dexter Mascot – Spartans League – South Central Border Head coach – Justin Strodtman (2nd year, 2-7) 2012 record – 2-7 2012 playoffs – None Returning starters (8) – Colton Massey, 5-10, 165, Jr., QB-LB; Kaden Boatman, 5-11, 165, Jr., RB-WR-DB; Jacody Bratcher, 5-8, 160, Jr., RB-LB; Taylor Bennet, 5-8, 185, Jr., OL; Dalton Sweeney, 5-10, 155, Sr., DB Coach Speak – “Our team is small in numbers,

Caldwell Mascot – Bluejays League – South Central Border Head coach – Sean Blosser (3rd year, 11-9) 2012 record – 6-5 2012 playoffs – Lost in second round (D-II) to Baileyville. Returning starters (11) – Darin Ward, 5-9, 140, Jr., QB; Trent Kendrick, 5-10, 155, Jr., RB-LB; Rhett Lee, 5-10, 140, Sr., RB-DB; Devan York, 6-2, 180, Sr., OL-DL; Hunter Stuewe, 88


The Caldwell Bluejays, shown here at the Southwestern College summer camp, will look to build on last year’s 6-5 playoff team.

but big in heart. This year, we will have to look to our leaders to play a big role. The players have been hitting the weights hard this summer and we go into the season with improved vigor.”

Central- Burden Mascot – Raiders League – South Central Border Head coach – Romney Runyan (2nd year, 7-2) 2012 record – 7-2 2012 playoffs – None. Returning starters (10) – Austin Holt, 6-2, 245, Sr., OL-DL; Tyler Klick, 5-8, 250, Sr., OL-DL; Dax Stephens, 6-0, 160, Sr., WR-CB; Greg Hilario, 5-10, 200, Sr., OL-LB; Lucas McMichael, 5-8, 170, So., WR-CB. Coach Speak – “We graduated our entire backfield, but are returning a very strong offensive line. We probably won’t have the same speed on defense we had last year, but we will be able to run the ball more and move the line of scrimmage.”

Cunningham Kaden Boatman returns as the quarterback for Cedar Vale-Dexter. (Photo by Donita Clausen, Arkansas City Traveler)

Mascot – Wildcats League – Heart of Plains Head coach – Lance McGuire (8th year, 26-37) 2012 record – 4-5

2012 playoffs – None Returning starters (8) – Austin Mattal, 205, Sr., L; James Fitzsimmons, 245, Sr., L; Devin Cannon, 275, Sr., L; Brandon Sternecker, 190, Sr., OL-LB; Hunter Westerman, 140, Jr., RB-DB; Cody Huhman, 165, Jr., B; Jacob Earley, 185, So., RB-LB; Tim Patton, 140, So., RB-DB. Coach Speak – “We have a lot of big shoes to fill from last year’s team. We will have to work harder to overcome a lack of depth and experience.”

Fairfield Mascot – Falcons League – Heart of Plains Head coach – Lee Odell (1st year) 2012 record – 6-3 2012 playoffs – None. Returning starters (10) – Ryan Ewy, 5-8, 180, Sr., QB-LB; Wayne Schoeneker, 5-8, 175, Sr., FB-LB; Eric Schoeneker, 5-8, 165, Sr., RB-LB; Cannon Burns, 6-0, 175, Sr., RB-DB; Jared McKinney, 6-2, 270, Sr., OL-DL. Coach Speak – “The Falcons are coming off a successful 6-3 season and we have a solid nucleus of returning players and are looking to build on that success. Team speed, size and physicality are definite strengths for this team.” VYPE.COM I HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS I FOOTBALL PREVIEW 2013




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Mascot – Mustangs League – South Central Border Head coach – Shane Thornton (4th year, 15-21) 2012 record – 4-5 2012 playoffs – None. Returning starters (9) – Montgomery Moore, 5-10, 185, OL-LB; Johnathan Trumpower, 5-11, 160, Sr., OE-DE; Clay Oates, 5-11, 170, Sr., FB; Jacob Canady, 5-11, 165, Sr., OC; Colton Allemand, 6-2, 170, Jr., OE; Tyler Timms, 5-8, 175, Sr., NG. Coach Speak – “This team will have a lot of senior leadership this season. We lost three seniors and two were skill players, so we will reply on some younger guys to fill in those positions and we will build around that.; Offensively, we will mix it up a lot.”

Norwich Mascot – Eagles League – Heart of Plains Head coach – Lucas Schroeder (3rd year, 5-13) 2012 record – 2-7 2012 playoffs – None. Returning starters (14) – Lucas Lohrman, Sr., WR; Tristian Wallace, Sr., WR; Daniel Behrens, Jr., RB; Brandon Mace, Jr., OL; Wyatt Lindsey, Jr., OL; Cale Goebel, Jr., WR; Jacob Norris, So., QB. Top Newcomers – Alex McGlothlin, Fr., RB-DL; Logan Payne, Fr., OL-DL; Trent Poe, Fr., OL-DL. Coach Speak – “We return a lot of experience and look to improve on defense with depth coming up in our freshman class. We will have the biggest team in four years as far as numbers are concerned. We return a lot of skill players on offense and will continue to spread the ball all over the field.”

Oxford Mascot – Wildcats League – South Central Border Head coach – Shawn Burkes (8th year) 2012 record – 5-4 2012 playoffs – None Returning starters (9) – Tom Lawlis, 5-9, 170, Sr., OGLB; Dexter Norris, 5-10, 160, Sr., TE-LB; Colton Silhan, 6-0, 180, Jr., TE-LB; Daelyn Haskins, 5-7, 165, Jr., RB; Kurt Sloan, 6-2, 190, DE; Oggie Shimkus, 6-1, 180, DE. Coach Speak – “We have a good core of players returning from last year’s 5-4 team. Developing


some depth will be an important key to success.”

Pretty Prairie Mascot – Bulldogs League – Heart of Plains Head coach – C.T. Young (12th year, 77-31) 2012 record – 8-3 2012 playoffs – Lost to Ness City (D-I) in quarterfinals. Returning starters (4) – Connor Haury, 6-1, 165, Sr., OL-DL; Matt Bray, 5-8, 200, Sr., OL; Nick Helfrich, 5-10, 165, Sr., DL. Coach Speak – “We graduated nine seniors, including six starters on both sides of the ball. We will be very heavy with freshmen and sophomores. We will be counting on them to contribute as we only have six upperclassmen returning. How quickly they develop will go a long way in how successful we are.”

South Haven Mascot – Cardinals League – South Central Border Head coach – David Hughes (151-92) 2012 record – 10-1 2012 playoffs – Lost to Madison (D-I) in the quarterfinals. Returning starters (7) – Richie Goble, 6-2, 210, Sr., OCLB-K; J.T. Yunker, 6-1, 185, Sr., RB-DB-KR; Riley Blaylock, 5-11, 165, Sr., DB; Anthony Hawkins, 6-2, 195, Sr., DE. Top Newcomers – Parker Ray, 5-10, 170, Jr., RBLB; Tanner Creed, 5-10, 160, Sr., OL-DL. Coach Speak – “We have some very competitive players who, if they commit themselves to our summer program and we stay healthy and disciplined, we should have a competitive squad. We graduated a large senior class and most of our starters, but the younger kids got to play at lot so they do have game experience.”

Sunrise Christian Mascot – Buffaloes League – Midwest Christian Head coach – Trey Hall (7th year, 36-23) 2012 record – 1-8 2012 playoffs – None Players to watch – T.J. Fleming, 6-0, 185, Sr., OL-LB; Michael Lee, 5-8, 170, Sr., RB-LB; Daniel Lee, 5-8, 165, Sr., QB-FS; Antonio Kitt, Sr., WR; Caleb Hess, Jr., DL. Notes – The Buffaloes will be moving back to the EightMan division due to a drop in enrollment. They must replace the record-setting quarterback Zach Howell.

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Udall Mascot – Eagles League – South Central Border Head coach – Wyatt Williams (8th year, 36-31) 2012 record – 7-3 2012 playoffs – Lost to Marmaton Valley (D-I) in first round. Returning starters (10) – Tylor Kistler, 5-6, 160, Sr., FB-DT; Alex Perez, 5-11, 170, So., WR; Dalton Loos, 5-7, 160, So., OG; Zach Kratochvil, 6-0, 170, Sr., OC; Hunter Kistler, 5-11, 175, Jr., LB; Nolan Williams, 6-0, 175, So., LB; Tanner Bonnell, 5-10, 170, Jr., DT; Tanner Roberts, 5-7, 165, Jr., DE; Cody Waggoner, 5-7, 150, Jr., DE. Coach Speak – “We are coming off a very good season that ended in disappointing fashion, as our two top running backs and starting quarterback suffered season-ending injuries during the last two regular


season games. After the injuries, we really struggled. However, we played a lot of young players who gained valuable experience for us, including five freshmen.”

Word of Life Mascot – Fire Head coach – Vincent Martin (1st year) 2012 record – First year. 2012 playoffs – None. Players to Watch – Dewayne Robinson, 6-0, 185, So., QB; Manny Richard, 5-11, 175, Sr., WR-DB; Victor McFaden. Notes – This will be the first year of football for the Fire. Richard and McFaden are transfers from City League schools. The Fire will have a lot of speed, but no real size. The majority of their players are baseball players from the Bahamas, who have never played football before.

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Randy Dreiling, Hutchinson H.S. When Randy Dreiling started coaching at Hutchinson, the Salthawks were saddled with a 26-game losing streak. Sixteen years later, Hutchinson has reached nine state football title games and has won seven of them. The 52-year-old Dreiling has turned down interest from Bixby, Okla., and Ravenwood High near Nashville, Tenn., preferring to continue building the state’s premier football program. He spoke with VYPW reporter Jim Misunas for this preseason interview.

VYPE – “How do you define your coaching style?” DREILING – “I’m a Utopian realist. We prepare our team so well that we don’t ever, ever think we will lose. We base that thought process on reality because we make sure what we do is fundamentally sound and done the right way. We are prepared for any possible scenario.”   VYPE – “You’ve always been selfmotivated. Where does that come from?” DREILING - “Motivation has always been doing the job you are paid to do. I get that from my dad. No matter what you did, it was never good enough for him. He gave me feedback. He wanted the job done better. He took pride in doing his job the best he could do.”  VYPE – “What was the biggest obstacle to reaching a championship level in the early years?” DREILING – “At times, we thought we had arrived. The hardest part at the beginning was handling success. We won our first game here to break a 26-game losing streak. We reacted like we won a national championship. The first time we beat Derby I told everyone to handle it like we expected to win. Everyone handled that well except maybe the head coach.” VYPE – “You’re directly involved with the offense, but why do many of your best athletes play on the defensive side?” DREILING - “We’re going to play our best guys on defense. That’s what we always do. If you have a great defense, you have a chance to be in every game.” VYPE – “What are origins of flexbone offense?” DREILING - “Georgia Southern runs the offense exactly like Hutchinson. We incorporate a lot of what Ohio State coach Earle Bruce did in his ‘robust’ three-back power game. When I worked in Colorado, I watched Air Force practice spring ball and they ran the wishbone with three backs. I mixed those offenses. The flexbone runs the same plays out of a different formation.”

VYPE – “Why does the flexbone work?” DREILING - “We attack where they are weakest - where we have many and they have few. When we run triple option football, we cut the field in half. We don’t block two guys because we read the dive and we read the pitch. Two guys are not there. They have three and-a-half guys left to defend half the field.” VYPE – “You have several coaches who have been head coaches. How valuable are your assistants?” DREILING - “We are a football family. The biggest key to success is the continuity and core of our assistant coaches. They are so good I don’t have to tell how to coach because they know what they are doing. They should get more credit for what we do as a program.”  VYPE – “After you started winning state titles, why did you schedule Missouri powerhouse Rockhurst?” DREILING - “You can’t get better by beating teams by 40 or 50 points. When you have to do things perfectly to be successful and get better, that’s why we play that game. We were looking for a team that would challenge us every single play. People told us we could not beat them. The odds are in their favor. But, Rockhurst knows they’ve been in a game every year.” VYPE – “What has been the key to staying competitive at the state level?” DREILING - “The teams that are successful every year have a program and a plan. They execute that plan every day and never take a day off. It’s impossible to maintain a level of excellence if you do not do that.” VYPE – “What’s ahead for 2013?” DREILING - “It will be great competition. We’ve got some great league teams in Derby and Salina South and Dodge City, Garden City and Maize will be really good district teams.” VYPE – “You have had interest from a couple of other places. Why stay at Hutchinson?” DREILING - “I’m not sure there is a better place out there than where I’m at - at least not in this state.” 

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2013–SCHEDULES ANDALE Sept. 6 – At Collegiate Sept. 13 – At Rose Hill Sept. 20 - Clearwater Sept. 27 – At Circle Oct. 4 - Augusta Oct. 11 - Wellington Oct. 18 – At Buhler Oct. 25 - Nickerson Oct. 31 - Cheney

ANDOVER Sept. 6 - Campus Sept. 13 – At Arkansas City Sept. 20 - Eisenhower Sept. 27 – At Independence Oct. 4 – Andover Central Oct. 11 – At Goddard Oct. 18 – Valley Center Oct. 25 - Emporia Nov. 1 – At Newton

ANDOVER CENTRAL Sept. 6 – At Valley Center Sept. 13 - Derby Sept. 20 – At Goddard Sept. 27 – Maize South Oct. 4 – At Andover Oct. 11 – Salina Central Oct. 18 – At Arkansas City Oct. 25 – At Wichita West Nov. 1 - Kapaun

ARGONIA-ATTICA Sept. 6 - Udall Sept. 13 – At CV-Dexter Sept. 20 – At Norwich Sept. 27 - Cunningham Oct. 4 - Hope Oct. 11 - Stafford Oct. 18 – At South Barber Oct. 25 - Caldwell Oct. 31 – At Burrton

ARKANSAS CITY Sept. 6 – At Maize South Sept. 13 - Andover Sept. 20 – KC Center, Mo. Sept. 27 – At Eisenhower Oct. 4 – Valley Center Oct. 11 – At Augusta Oct. 18 – Andover Central Oct. 24 - Kapaun Oct. 31 – At Wichita West

AUGUSTA Sept. 6 – At Circle Sept. 13 - Mulvane Sept. 20 - Wellington Sept. 27 – At Clearwater Oct. 4 – At Andale


Oct. 11 – Arkansas City Oct. 18 – Rose Hill Oct. 25 – At Trinity Oct. 31 - Collegiate

BELLE PLAINE Sept. 6 – At Cheney Sept. 13 – At Trinity Sept. 20 – Garden Plain Sept. 27 - Bluestem Oct. 4 – At Haven Oct. 11 – At Independent Oct. 18 – Conway Springs Oct. 25 – At Douglass Oct. 31 - Chaparral

BISHOP CARROLL Sept. 6 – Wichita Heights Sept. 12 – At Wichita North Sept. 19 – At Wichita South Sept. 27 – Wichita West Oct. 4 – Wichita Northwest Oct. 11 – At Kapaun Oct. 18 – At Eisenhower Oct. 25 - Goddard Nov. 1 – At Liberal

BLUESTEM Sept. 6 – Conway Springs Sept. 13 – At Medicine Lodge Sept. 20 – At Chaparral Sept. 27 – At Belle Plaine Oct. 4 - Douglass Oct. 11 – NE-Arma Oct. 18 – At Remington Oct. 25 - Sedgwick Oct. 31 - Independent

BUHLER Sept. 6 – At Rose Hill Sept. 13 - Collegiate Sept. 20 – At Mulvane Sept. 27 - McPherson Oct. 4 – At El Dorado Oct. 11 - Winfield Oct. 18 - Andale Oct. 25 – At Cheney Oct. 31 – At Nickerson

BURRTON Sept. 6 - Fairfield Sept. 13 – At Stafford Sept. 20 – At Tescott Sept. 27 - Goessel Oct. 4 – At Chase Oct. 11 – White City Oct. 18 – At Hope Oct. 25 – Southern Cloud Oct. 31 - Argonia

CALDWELL Sept. 6 – Central Burden Sept. 13 – At Udall Sept. 20 – At Cunningham Sept. 27 - Baileyville Oct. 4 - Stafford Oct. 11 – South Barber Oct. 18 – South Haven Oct. 25 – At Argonia-Attica Oct. 31 - Norwich

CAMPUS Sept. 6 – At Andover Sept. 13 - Hutchinson Sept. 20 – At Newton Sept. 27 – Salina South Oct. 4 - Derby Oct. 11 – At Maize Oct. 18 – At Wichita Northwest Oct. 25 – Wichita South Nov. 1 – At Wichita North

CEDAR VALE-DEXTER Sept. 6 – At Flinthills Sept. 13 – Argonia-Attica Sept. 20 – South Haven Sept. 27 – At Sedan Oct. 4 – Central Burden Oct. 11 - Centre Oct. 18 – At West Elk Oct. 25 - Oxford Oct. 31 – At Udall

CENTRAL-BURDEN Sept. 6 – At Caldwell Sept. 13 - Flinthills Sept. 20 - Sedan Sept. 27 – At Yates Center Oct. 4 – At CV-Dexter Oct. 11 – West Elk Oct. 18 – At Oxford Oct. 25 - Udall Oct. 31 – at South Haven

CENTRAL CHRISTIAN Sept. 6 – At Canton-Galva Sept. 13 – At Word of Life Sept. 20 - Stafford Sept. 27 – At Little River Oct. 4 - Udall Oct. 11 – Rock Hills Oct. 18 – At Flint Hills Christian Oct. 25 – Wichita Warriors Oct. 31 – SJ Military

CHAPARRAL Sept. 6 – At Trinity Sept. 13 – At Garden Plain Sept. 20 - Bluestem Sept. 27 – At Medicine Lodge Oct. 4 - Independent Oct. 11 - Cheney Oct. 18 – At Douglass


Oct. 25 – At Conway Springs Oct. 31 – Belle Plaine

CHENEY Sept. 6 – Belle Plaine Sept. 13 – At Independent Sept. 20 – At Trinity Sept. 27 – Conway Springs Oct. 4 – At Garden Plain Oct. 11 – At Chaparral Oct. 18 - Nickerson Oct. 25 - Buhler Oct. 31 – At Andale

CIRCLE Sept. 6 - Augusta Sept. 13 – At Winfield Sept. 20 – At Collegiate Sept. 27 - Andale Oct. 4 – At Wellington Oct. 11 - Clearwater Oct. 18 - Hesston Oct. 25 – At El Dorado Oct. 31 – At Maize South

CLEARWATER Sept. 6 - Eisenhower Sept. 13 – El Dorado Sept. 20 – At Andale Sept. 27 - Augusta Oct. 4 – At Collegiate Oct. 11 – At Circle Oct. 18 - Wellington Oct. 25 – At Winfield Oct. 31 – At Mulvane

COLLEGIATE Sept. 6 – Andale Sept. 13 – At Buhler Sept. 20 - Circle Sept. 27 – At Wellington Oct. 4 - Clearwater Oct. 11 – At Maize South Oct. 18 – Trinity Academy Oct. 25 – At Rose Hill Oct. 31 – At Augusta

CONWAY SPRINGS Sept. 6 – At Bluestem Sept. 13 – Caney Valley Sept. 20 - Independent Sept. 27 – At Cheney Oct. 4 – At Trinity Oct. 11 – Garden Plain Oct. 18 – At Belle Plaine Oct. 25 - Chaparral Oct. 31 - Douglass

CUNNINGHAM Sept. 6 – At Pretty Prairie Sept. 13 - Skyline Sept. 20 - Caldwell

Sept. 27 – At Argonia-Attica Oct. 4 - Norwich Oct. 11 – At Fairfield Oct. 18 - Open Oct. 25 - Stafford Oct. 31 – At South Barber

DERBY Sept. 6 – Salina South Sept. 13 – At Andover Central Sept. 20 - Maize Sept. 27 – At Salina Central Oct. 4 – At Campus Oct. 11 - Hutchinson Oct. 18 – Wichita Southeast Oct. 25 – At Wichita East Nov. 1 – Wichita Heights

DOUGLASS Sept. 6 – Garden Plain Sept. 13 – At KC Christ Prep Sept. 20 – Medicine Lodge Sept. 27 – At Independent Oct. 4 – At Bluestem Oct. 11 - Trinity Oct. 18 - Chaparral Oct. 25 – Belle Plaine Oct. 31 – At Conway Springs

EISENHOWER Sept. 6 – At Clearwater Sept. 13 – Maize South Sept. 20 – At Andover Sept. 27 – Arkansas City Oct. 4 – At Newton Oct. 11 – At Valley Center Oct. 18 – Bishop Carroll Oct. 25 - Liberal Nov. 1 – At Goddard

EL DORADO Sept. 6 - McPherson Sept. 13 – At Clearwater Sept. 20 - Winfield Sept. 27 – At Mulvane Oct. 4 – Buhler Oct. 11 – At Rose Hill Oct. 18 – At Maize South Oct. 25 – Circle Oct. 31 - Hesston

FAIRFIELD Sept. 6 – At Burrton Sept. 13 – Pretty Prairie Sept. 20 - Kinsley Sept. 27 – At South Central Oct. 4 - Skyline Oct. 11 - Cunningham Oct. 18 – At Kiowa County Oct. 25 – St. John Oct. 31 – At Macksville

FLINT HILLS Sept. 6 – CV-Dexter Sept. 13 – At Central Burden Sept. 20 - Oxford Sept. 27 - Madison Oct. 4 – At Lebo Oct. 11 – At Burlingame Oct. 18 - Peabody Oct. 25 – At Centre Oct. 31 - Hartford

GARDEN PLAIN Sept. 6 – At Douglass Sept. 13 - Chaparral Sept. 20 – At Belle Plaine Sept. 27 - Trinity Oct. 4 - Cheney Oct. 11 – At Conway Springs Oct. 18 - Haven Oct. 25 – At Hutch Trinity Oct. 31 - Kingman

GODDARD Sept. 6 - Wellington Sept. 13 – At Valley Center Sept. 20 – Andover Central Sept. 27 – At Maize Oct. 4 – Maize South Oct. 11 - Andover Oct. 18 – At Liberal Oct. 25 – At Bishop Carroll Nov. 1 - Eisenhower

HALSTEAD Sept. 6 – At Hesston Sept. 13 - Lyons Sept. 20 – Smoky Valley Sept. 27 – At Sterling Oct. 4 – At Pratt Oct. 11 - Kingman Oct. 18 - Marion Oct. 25 – At Moundridge Oct. 31 – At Hillsboro

HAVEN Sept. 6 – At Eureka Sept. 13 - Pratt Sept. 20 - Hesston Sept. 27 – At Smoky Valley Oct. 4 – Belle Plaine Oct. 11 – At Nickerson Oct. 18 – At Garden Plain Oct. 25 - Kingman Oct. 31 – At Hutch Trinity

HESSTON Sept. 6 - Halstead Sept. 13 - Nickerson Sept. 20 – At Haven Sept. 27 – At Hillsboro Oct. 4 - Kingman Oct. 11 - Pratt

Oct. 18 – At Circle Oct. 25 – Maize South Oct. 31 – At El Dorado

HUTCHINSON Sept. 6 – Salina Central Sept. 13 – at Campus Sept. 20 – At Rockhurst, Mo. Sept. 27 - Newton Oct. 4 – At Salina South Oct. 11 – At Derby Oct. 18 – Dodge City Oct. 25 – At Garden City Nov. 1 - Maize

INDEPENDENT Sept. 6 – At Medicine Lodge Sept. 13 - Cheney Sept. 20 – At Conway Springs Sept. 27 - Douglass Oct. 4 – At Chaparral Oct. 11 – Belle Plaine Oct. 18 – At Sedgwick Oct. 25 - Remington Oct. 31 – at Bluestem

MAIZE SOUTH Sept. 6 – Arkansas City Sept. 13 – At Eisenhower Sept. 20 – Valley Center Sept. 27 – At Andover Central Oct. 4 – At Goddard Oct. 11 - Collegiate Oct. 18 – El Dorado Oct. 25 – At Hesston Oct. 31 - Circle

MULVANE Sept. 6 – At Chanute Sept. 13 – At Augusta Sept. 20 - Buhler Sept. 27 – El Dorado Oct. 4 – At McPherson Oct. 11 – at Rose Hill Oct. 18 - Winfield Oct. 25 – At Wellington Oct. 31 - Clearwater


Sept. 6 – At Maize Sept. 13 –At Salina Central Sept. 20 - Campus KAPAUN MT. Sept. 27 – At Hutchinson CARMEL Sept. 6 – At Wichita Northwest Oct. 4 - Eisenhower Sept. 13 – At Wichita Southeast Oct. 11 – At Salina South Oct. 18 – At Emporia Sept. 20 – Wichita North Oct. 25 – Valley Center Sept. 27 – Wichita Heights Oct. 31 - Andover Oct. 3 – At Wichita East Oct. 11 – Bishop Carroll NICKERSON Oct. 18 – Wichita West Sept. 6 – At Pratt Oct. 24 – At Arkansas City Sept. 13 – At Hesston Nov. 1 – At Andover Central Sept. 20 - Hillsboro Sept. 27 – At Kingman KINGMAN Oct. 4 - Lyons Sept. 6 – Open Oct. 11 - Haven Sept. 13 – Smoky Valley Oct. 18 – At Cheney Sept. 20 – At Pratt Oct. 25 – At Andale Sept. 27 - Nickerson Oct. 31 - Buhler Oct. 4 – At Hesston Oct. 11 – At Halstead NORWICH Oct. 18 – Hutch Trinity Sept. 6 – South Haven Oct. 25 – At Haven Sept. 13 – At Oxford Oct. 31 – At Garden Plain Sept. 20 – Argonia-Attica Sept. 27 – At Pretty Prairie MAIZE Oct. 4 – At Cunningham Sept. 6 - Newton Oct. 11 - Goessel Sept. 13 – Salina south Oct. 18 – At Stafford Sept. 20 – At Derby Oct. 25 – South Barber Sept. 27 - Goddard Oct. 31 – At Caldwell Oct. 3 – At Salina Central Oct. 11 - Campus OXFORD Oct. 18 – Garden City Sept. 6 - Open Oct. 25 – At Dodge City Sept. 13 - Norwich Nov. 1 – At Hutchinson Sept. 20 – At Flinthills Sept. 27 - Udall Oct. 4 – At South Haven

Oct. 11 – At Sedan Oct. 18 – Central Burden Oct. 25 – At CV-Dexter Oct. 31 – West Elk

PRETTY PRAIRIE Sept. 6 - Cunningham Sept. 13 – At Fairfield Sept. 20 – Baileyville-* Sept. 27 – Norwich Oct. 4 – At Little River Oct. 11 – Central Plains Oct. 18 – At Canton-Galva Oct. 25 – At Lincoln Oct. 31 - Solomon *-Centre H.S.

REMINGTON Sept. 6 – At Bennington Sept. 13 – Ell-Saline Sept. 20 – At SE-Saline Sept. 27 – At Hutch Trinity Oct. 4 - Moundridge Oct. 11 - Hillsboro Oct. 18 - Bluestem Oct. 25 – At Independent Oct. 31 – At Sedgwick

ROSE HILL Sept. 6 - Buhler Sept. 13 - Andale Sept. 20 – At McPherson Sept. 27 – At Winfield Oct. 4 - Mulvane Oct. 11 – El Dorado Oct. 18 – At Augusta Oct. 25 - Collegiate Oct. 31 – At Trinity

SEDGWICK Sept. 6 - Olpe Sept. 13 - Marion Sept. 20 – At Sacred Heart Sept. 27 – At Ell-Saline Oct. 4 – Hutch Trinity Oct. 11 – At Moundridge Oct. 18 - Independent Oct. 25 – At Bluestem Oct. 31 - Remington

SOUTH HAVEN Sept. 6 – At Norwich Sept. 13 – South Barber Sept. 20 – At CV-Dexter Sept. 27 – At West Elk Oct. 4 - Oxford Oct. 11 - Udall Oct. 18 – At Caldwell Oct. 25 – At Sedan Oct. 31 – Central Burden

SUNRISE CHRISTIAN Sept. 6 – At Oxford Sept. 13 – At SM Academy. Sept. 20 - Open Sept. 27 – Cair Paravel Oct. 4 – at Logan Oct. 11 – Heartland Christian Oct. 18 – At Natoma Oct. 25 - Open Oct. 31 – At Stafford

TRINITY CATHOLIC Sept. 6 – Sacred Heart Sept. 13 - Moundridge Sept. 20 – At Inman Sept. 27 - Remington Oct. 4 – At Sedgwick Oct. 11 – At Marion Oct. 18 – At Kingman Oct. 25 – Garden Plain Oct. 31 - Haven

TRINITY ACADEMY Sept. 6 - Chaparral Sept. 13 – Belle Plaine Sept. 20 - Cheney Sept. 27 – At Garden Plain Oct. 4 – Conway Springs Oct. 11 – At Douglass Oct. 18 – At Collegiate Oct. 25 - Augusta Oct. 31 – Rose Hill

UDALL Sept. 6 – At Argonia-Attica Sept. 13 - Caldwell Sept. 20 – West Elk Sept. 27 – At Oxford Oct. 4 – At Central Christian Oct. 11 – At South Haven Oct. 18 - Sedan Oct. 25 – At Central Burden Oct. 31 – CV-Dexter

VALLEY CENTER Sept. 6 – Andover Central Sept. 13 - Goddard Sept. 20 – At Maize South Sept. 27 - Open Oct. 4 – At Arkansas City Oct. 11 - Eisenhower Oct. 18 – At Andover Oct. 25 – At Newton Nov. 1 - Emporia

WELLINGTON Sept. 6 – At Goddard Sept. 13 - Concordia Sept. 20 – At Augusta Sept. 27 - Collegiate Oct. 4 - Circle



2013–SCHEDULES Oct. 11 – At Andale Oct. 18 – At Clearwater Oct. 25 - Wellington Oct. 31 - At Winfield

WICHITA EAST Sept. 6 – At Wichita North Sept. 13 – At Wichita West Sept. 20 – Wichita Northwest Sept. 27 – Wichita South Oct. 3 - Kapaun Oct. 11 – At Garden City Oct. 17 – At Wichita Heights Oct. 25 - Derby Nov. 1 – Wichita Southeast

WICHITA HEIGHTS Sept. 6 – At Bishop Carroll Sept. 13 – Wichita South Sept. 20 – Dodge City Sept. 27 – At Kapaun

Oct. 4 – Wichita West Oct. 11 – At Wichita Northwest Oct. 17 – Wichita East Oct. 24 – At Wichita Southeast Nov. 1 – At Derby

WICHITA NORTH Sept. 6 – Wichita East Sept. 12 – Bishop Carroll Sept. 20 – At Kapaun Sept. 27 – Great Bend Oct. 4 – At Wichita Southeast Oct. 10 – At Wichita West Oct. 18 – At Wichita South Oct. 25 – Wichita Northwest Nov. 1 - Campus


Sept. 26 – Wichita Southeast Oct. 4 – At Bishop Carroll Oct. 11 – Wichita Heights Oct. 18 - Campus Oct. 25 – At Wichita North Nov. 1 – Wichita South

WICHITA SOUTH Sept. 6 – Wichita West Sept. 13 – At Wichita Heights Sept. 19 – Bishop Carroll Sept. 27 – At Wichita East Oct. 4 - Hays Oct. 11 – At Wichita Southeast Oct. 18 – Wichita North Oct. 25 – At Campus Nov. 1 – At Wichita Northwest

Sept. 6 - Kapaun Sept. 13 – At Dodge City Sept. 20 – At Wichita East

WICHITA SOUTHEAST WINFIELD Sept. 6 – Dodge City Sept. 13 - Kapaun Sept. 20 – At Wichita West Sept. 26 – At Wichita Northwest Oct. 4 – Wichita North Oct. 11 – Wichita South Oct. 18 – At Derby Oct. 24 – Wichita Heights Nov. 1 – At Wichita East

Sept. 6 – At Marysville Sept. 13 - Circle Sept. 20 – At El Dorado Sept. 27 – Rose Hill Oct. 4 - McPherson Oct. 11 – At Buhler Oct. 18 – At Mulvane Oct. 25 - Clearwater Oct. 31 - Wellington



Sept. 6 – At Wichita South Sept. 13 – Wichita East Sept. 20 – Wichita Southeast Sept. 27 – At Bishop Carroll Oct. 4 – At Wichita Heights Oct. 10 – Wichita North Oct. 18 – At Kapaun Oct. 25 – Andover Central Oct. 31 – Arkansas City

Sept. 6 - Open Sept. 13 – Central Christian Sept. 23 – Solomon Sept. 27 – Seabury Academy Sept. 30 – At Skyline Oct. 10 – At Seabury Academy Oct. 18 – At Kinsley Oct. 25 – Altoona-Midway Oct. 31 – At Clifton-Clyde

2013 Districts Class 6A

Class 4A

District 1 – Free State, Lawrence, Leavenworth, Wyandotte District 2 – SM East, SM North, SM Northwest, SM West District 3 – BV North, BV Northwest, Olathe East SM South District 4 – GardnerEdgerton, Olathe North, Olathe Northwest, Olathe South District 5 – Junction City, Manhattan, Topeka High, Washburn Rural District 6 – Derby, Wichita East, Wichita Heights, Wichita Southeast District 7 – Campus, Wichita North, Wichita Northwest, Wichita South District 8 – Dodge City, Garden City, Hutchinson, Maize

Class 5A District 1 – Highland Park, Seaman, Shawnee Heights, Topeka West District 2 – KC Schlagle, KC Washington, Lansing, Mill Valley District 3 – Bishop Miege, KC Harmon, KC Turner, St. Thomas Aquinas District 4 – Blue Valley, BV Southwest, BV West, Pittsburg District 5 – Andover, Emporia, Newton, Valley Center District 6 – Andover Central, Arkansas City, Kapaun Mt. Carmel, Wichita West District 7 – Great Bend, Hays, Salina Central, Salina South District 8 – Bishop Carroll, Eisenhower, Goddard, Liberal


District 1 – Atchison, Bishop Ward, KC Piper, Sumner Academy District 2 – BasehorLinwood, Jefferson West, Perry-Lecompton, Tonganoxie District 3 – Bonner Springs, DeSoto, Spring Hill, St. James Academy District 4 – Baldwin, Eudora, Ottawa, Santa Fe Trail District 5 – Louisburg, Osawatomie, Paola, Prairie View District 6 – Anderson County, Chanute, Fort Scott, Iola District 7 – Frontenac, Girard, Independence, Parsons District 8 – Baxter Springs, Coffeyville, Columbus, Labette County District 9 – Hayden, Holton, Royal Valley, Wamego District 10 – Circle, El Dorado, Hesston, Maize South District 11 – Augusta, Collegiate, Rose Hill, Wichita Trinity District 12 – Clearwater, Mulvane, Wellington, Winfield District 13 – Andale, Buhler, Cheney, Nickerson District 14 – Hugoton, Larned, Pratt, Ulysses District 15 – Abilene, Chapman, McPherson, Smoky Valley District 16 – Clay Center, Colby, Concordia, Goodland.

Class 3A District 1 – Hiawatha, Horton, Riverside, Sabetha District 2 – Marysville, Nemaha Valley, Riley County, Rock Creek District 3 – Atchison County, Maur Hill Prep, Pleasant Ridge, Silver Lake District 4 – Council Grove, Mission Valley, Rossville, St. Marys District 5 – Central Heights, Osage City, Wellsville, West Franklin District 6 – Burlington, Eureka, Fredonia, Humboldt District 7 – Caney Valley, Cherryvale, Erie, Neodesha District 8 – Galena, Riverton, SE-Cherokee, St. Mary’s Colgan District 9 – Belle Plaine, Chaparral, Conway Springs, Douglass District 10 - Bluestem, Remington, Sedgwick, Wichita Independent District 11 – Garden Plain, Haven, Hutchinson Trinity, Kingman District 12 – Halstead, Hillsboro, Marion, Moundridge District 13 – Ellsworth, Lyons, Sacred Heart, SE-Saline District 14 – Beloit, Minneapolis, Norton, Phillipsburg District 15 – Hoisington, Russell, Scott City, TMP-Marian District 16 – Cimarron, Holcomb, Lakin, SW Heights


Class 2-1A District 1 – Centralia, Doniphan West, Jackson Heights, Troy, Valley Heights District 2 – Immaculata, Jefferson North, McLouth, Oskaloosa, Valley Falls District 3 – Chase County, Herington, Northern Heights, Onaga District 4 – Jayhawk Linn, Lyndon, NE-Arma, Olpe, Oswego District 5 – Ellinwood, Inman, La Crosse, Medicine Lodge, Sterling District 6 – Bennington, Ell Saline, Plainville, Republic County, Smith Center, Washington District 7 – Ellis, Leoti, Oakley, Oberlin, St. Francis District 8 – Elkhart, Meade, Stanton County, Sublette, Syracuse

Eight Man I District 1 – Cedar Vale-Dexter, Central Burden, Oxford, Sedan, South Haven, Udall, West Elk District 2 – Marais des Cygnes Valley, Marmaton Valley, Pleasanton, St. Paul, Uniontown, Yates Center District 3 – Burlingame, Centre, Flint Hills, Hartford, Lebo, Madison-Hamilton, Peabody District 4 – Clifton-Clyde, Lakeside, Linn, Osborne, Pike Valley, Rock Hills, Wakefield District 5 – Canton-Galva, Central Plains, Lincoln, Little River, Pretty Prairie, Solomon District 6 – Fairfield, Kinsley, Kiowa County, Macksville, PrattSkyline, South Central, St. John

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A Look Back at 2012 – District Standings CLASS 6A

DISTRICT 1 WL WL Free State 3-0 10-2 Lawrence 2-1 8-3 Leavenworth 1-24-5 Wyandotte 0-3 5-4 DISTRICT 2 SM West 3-0 12-1 SM East 2-1 7-3 SM Northwest 1-2 2-7 SM North 0-3 0-9 DISTRICT 3 Olathe East 3-0 6-5 BV Northwest 2-1 5-5 SM South 1-2 4-5 BV North 0-3 1-8 DISTRICT 4 Lawrence 3-0 6-4 Olathe North 2-1 3-7 Olathe South 1-2 5-4 Olathe NW 0-3 2-7 DISTRICT 5 Topeka High 2-1 9-2 Junction City 2-1 6-3 Manhattan 2-1 6-4 Washburn Rural 0-3 4-5 DISTRICT 6 Derby 3-0 10-2 Wichita Heights 2-1 7-3 Wichita East 1-2 5-4 Wichita SE 0-3 3-6 DISTRICT 7 Wichita NW 3-0 6-4 Wichita North 1-2 1-9 Wichita South 1-2 1-8 Campus 1-2 1-8 DISTRICT 8 Hutchinson 3-0 10-3 Maize 1-2 5-4 Garden City 1-2 5-4 Dodge City 1-2 5-6


DISTRICT 1 WL WL Shawnee Hts 3-0 5-5 Seaman 2-1 5-5 Highland Park 1-2 1-8 Topeka West 0-3 1-8 DISTRICT 2 Mill Valley 3-0 8-2 Lansing 2-1 3-7 KC Schlagle 1-2 5-4 KC Washington 0-3 3-6 DISTRICT 3 Aquinas 3-0 10-2 Bishop Miege 2-1 7-6 KC Turner 1-2 5-4 KC Harmon 0-3 0-9 DISTRICT 4 BV West 3-0 8-3 Blue Valley 2-1 6-5 BV Southwest 1-2 5-4 Pittsburg 0-3 5-4 DISTRICT 5 Emporia 3-0 9-2 Andover 2-1 8-3 Newton 1-2 3-6 Valley Center 0-3 2-7 DISTRICT 6 Arkansas City 2-1 6-4


Andover Central Kapaun Wichita West DISTRICT 7 Salina South Hays Salina Central Great Bend DISTRICT 8 Bishop Carroll Goddard Liberal Eisenhower


2-1 2-1 0-3

4-6 3-6 3-6

3-0 2-1 1-2 0-3

10-2 7-3 3-6 5-4

3-0 2-1 1-2 0-3

13-0 4-6 2-7 1-8

DISTRICT 1 WL WL KC Piper 3-0 10-3 Atchison 2-1 6-4 Sumner 1-2 2-7 Bishop Ward 0-3 0-9 DISTRICT 2 Jefferson West 2-1 5-5 Tonganoxie 2-1 5-6 Basehor-Linwood 1-2 4-5 Perry-Lecompton 1-2 3-6 DISTRICT 3 Spring Hill 3-0 5-5 DeSoto 2-1 4-6 St. James 1-2 7-2 Bonner Springs 0-3 3-6 DISTRICT 4 Eudora 3-0 12-2 Baldwin 2-1 7-4 Ottawa 1-2 3-6 Santa Fe Trail 0-3 0-9 DISTRICT 5 Paola 3-0 5-5 Louisburg 2-1 7-5 Prairie View 1-2 5-4 Osawatomie 0-3 0-9 DISTRICT 6 Fort Scott 3-0 9-1 Chanute 2-1 7-5 Iola 1-2 6-3 Anderson Co. 0-3 3-6 DISTRICT 7 Girard 3-0 9-2 Frontenac 2-1 5-5 Independence 1-2 1-8 Parsons 0-3 0-9 DISTRICT 8 Coffeyville 3-0 8-3 Columbus 2-1 4-6 Labette County 1-2 3-6 Baxter Springs 0-3 0-9 DISTRICT 9 Holton 3-0 14-0 Hayden 2-1 4-6 Royal Valley 1-2 3-6 Wamego 0-3 5-4 DISTRICT 10 Maize South 3-0 9-2 Hesston 2-1 5-5 El Dorado 1-2 1-8 Circle 0-3 1-8 DISTRICT 11 Collegiate 3-0 9-2 Rose Hill 2-1 4-6 Trinity Academy 1-2 4-5 Augusta 0-3 1-8 DISTRICT 12


Mulvane Clearwater Winfield Wellington DISTRICT 13 Andale Buhler Nickerson Cheney DISTRICT 14 Ulysses Hugoton Pratt Larned DISTRICT 15 McPherson Smoky Valley Chapman Abilene DISTRICT 16 Concordia Clay Center Goodland Colby


3-0 1-2 1-2 1-2

11-2 4-5 4-6 2-7

3-0 2-1 1-2 0-3

9-2 8-4 6-3 4-5

3-0 2-1 1-2 0-3

6-4 4-6 4-5 3-6

3-0 1-2 1-2 1-2

10-2 5-4 4-5 2-8

3-0 2-1 1-2 0-3

8-3 6-4 3-6 2-7

DISTRICT 1 WL WL Hiawatha 3-0 8-3 Sabetha 2-1 5-6 Riverside 1-2 7-2 Horton 0-3 2-6 DISTRICT 2 Riley County 3-0 5-5 Nemaha Valley 2-1 7-3 Rock Creek 1-2 5-4 Marysville 0-3 0-9 DISTRICT 3 Silver Lake 3-0 13-1 Pleasant Ridge 2-1 4-6 Atchison County 1-2 5-4 Maur Hill Prep 0-3 5-4 DISTRICT 4 Rossville 3-0 11-2 St. Marys 2-1 4-6 Mission Valley 1-2 5-4 Council Grove 0-3 3-6 DISTRICT 5 Wellsville 3-0 6-5 Central Heights 2-1 4-6 Osage City 1-2 5-4 West Franklin 0-3 3-6 DISTRICT 6 Humboldt 3-0 8-3 Burlington 2-1 4-6 Eureka 1-2 1-8 Fredonia 0-3 0-9 DISTRICT 7 Caney Valley 3-0 10-2 Neodesha 2-1 7-3 Cherryvale 1-2 3-6 Erie 0-3 1-8 DISTRICT 8 Colgan 2-1 8-4 Galena 2-1 6-4 SE-Cherokee 1-2 6-3 Riverton 1-2 5-4 DISTRICT 9 Conway Springs 3-0 9-2 Chaparral 2-1 4-6 Belle Plaine 1-2 2-7 Douglass 0-3 3-6

DISTRICT 10 Sedgwick Independent Remington Bluestem DISTRICT 11 Garden Plain Haven Trinity Catholic Kingman DISTRICT 12 Hillsboro Marion Halstead Moundridge DISTRICT 13 Sacred Heart Ellsworth SE-Saline Lyons DISTRICT 14 Beloit Norton Phillipsburg Minneapolis DISTRICT 15 Scott City Hoisington TMP-Marian Russell DISTRICT 16 Holcomb Cimarron Lakin SW Heights


3-0 10-2 2-1 6-4 1-2 1-8 0-3 1-8 3-0 2-1 1-2 0-3

11-1 4-4 5-4 2-7

3-0 2-1 1-2 0-3

10-1 4-6 5-4 1-8

3-0 1-2 1-2 1-2

9-2 5-5 4-5 2-7

3-0 2-1 1-2 0-3

12-1 7-3 7-2 3-6

3-0 2-1 1-2 0-3

14-0 5-5 2-7 1-8

3-0 2-1 1-2 0-3

9-2 7-3 5-4 1-8

DISTRICT 1 WL WL Centralia 4-0 12-1 Jackson Hts 2-2 6-4 Valley Heights 2-2 3-6 Troy 1-3 2-7 Doniphan West 1-3 2-7 DISTRICT 2 McLouth 4-0 9-2 Jefferson North 3-1 6-4 Valley Falls 2-2 4-5 Oskaloosa 1-3 2-7 Immaculata 0-4 2-7 DISTRICT 3 Onaga 4-0 6-4 No. Heights 2-2 4-5 Chase County 2-2 2-7 Wabaunsee 2-2 2-8 Herington 0-4 0-9 DISTRICT 4 Lyndon 4-0 11-1 Olpe 3-1 8-3 Oswego 2-2 4-5 NE-Arma 1-3 4-5 Jayhawk-Linn 0-4 1-8 DISTRICT 5 LaCrosse 4-0 11-1 Sterling 3-1 4-7 Inman 2-2 6-3 Medicine Lodge 1-3 2-7 Ellinwood 0-4 0-9 DISTRICT 6 Smith Center 5-0 6-4 Ell-Saline 4-1 7-3

Plainville Bennington Washington Republic Co. DISTRICT 7 Oakley St. Francis Ellis Oberlin Leoti DISTRICT 8 Meade Stanton County Elkhart Sublette Syracuse

3-2 2-3 1-4 0-5

5-4 4-5 3-6 0-9

4-0 7-3 2-2 4-4 2-2 4-5 2-2 4-6 0-4 1-8 4-0 3-1 2-2 1-3 0-4


12-1 8-2 5-4 2-7 0-9

DISTRICT 1 WL WL South Haven 6-0 10-1 Central Burden 4-2 7-2 Udall 4-2 7-3 Oxford 2-4 5-4 Sedan 2-4 4-5 West Elk 2-4 4-5 CV-Dexter 1-5 2-7 DISTRICT 2 Marmaton Vy 5-0 10-1 MDC Valley 4-1 6-4 St. Paul 3-2 6-2 Uniontown 2-3 3-5 Pleasanton 1-4 3-6 Yates Center 0-5 0-9 DISTRICT 3 Madison 6-0 10-2 Lebo 4-2 6-3 Peabody 4-2 6-4 Centre 3-3 5-4 Flinthills 3-3 4-5 Hartford 1-5 1-8 Burlingame 0-6 1-8 DISTRICT 4 Rock Hills 5-1 11-2 Clifton-Clyde 4-2 7-2 Osborne 4-2 6-3 Pike Valley 4-2 4-6 Wakefield 3-3 4-5 Lakeside 1-5 2-7 Linn 0-6 0-9 DISTRICT 5 Pretty Prairie 4-1 8-3 Solomon 4-1 9-2 Central Plains 3-2 4-5 Little River 3-2 7-2 Lincoln 1-4 4-5 Canton-Galva 0-5 3-6 DISTRICT 6 St. John 6-0 8-2 Fairfield 4-2 6-3 Kiowa County 4-2 6-4 Kinsley 3-3 4-4 Macksville 3-3 4-5 South Central 1-5 4-5 Skyline 0-6 0-9 DISTRICT 7 Hodgeman Co. 5-0 8-3 Minneola 4-1 8-2 Spearville 3-2 5-4

South Gray Deerfield Satanta DISTRICT 8 Ness City Hoxie Atwood WaKeeney Quinter Hill City

2-3 1-4 0-5

4-5 2-7 2-7

5-0 4-1 3-2 2-3 1-4 0-5

13-0 7-3 7-2 5-4 3-6 0-8


DISTRICT 1 WL WL Baileyville 4-0 13-0 Hanover 3-1 9-3 Axtell 2-2 5-4 Blue Valley 1-3 4-5 Frankfort 0-4 4-4 DISTRICT 2 Chase 5-1 7-3 Goessel 5-1 6-4 So. Cloud 4-2 5-4 Hope 4-2 4-4 White City 2-4 2-7 Tescott 1-5 1-8 Burrton 0-6 0-9 DISTRICT 3 Waverly 4-0 9-1 Crest 3-1 7-4 Chetopa 2-2 5-4 So. Coffey 1-3 1-8 Elk Valley 0-4 0-7 DISTRICT 4 South Barber 6-0 7-3 Caldwell 5-1 6-5 Stafford 4-2 6-3 Cunningham 3-3 4-5 Norwich 2-4 2-7 Attica 1-5 2-7 Argonia 0-6 1-8 DISTRICT 5 Thunder Ridge 6-0 11-2 SJB-Tipton 5-1 8-2 Northern Valley 4-2 7-2 Stockton 3-3 4-5 Natoma 2-4 3-6 Logan 1-5 2-7 Palco 0-6 0-9 DISTRICT 6 Sharon Springs 6-0 10-1 Weskan 5-1 8-2 Cheylin 4-2 5-4 Grinnell-Wheatld 3-3 5-4 Triplains-Brwstr 2-4 2-7 Golden Plains 1-5 2-7 Tribune 0-6 0-9 DISTRICT 7 Otis-Bison 5-0 9-2 Victoria 4-1 6-4 Sylvan-Lucas 3-2 4-5 Dighton 2-3 3-6 Wilson 1-4 3-6 Western Plains 0-5 2-7 DISTRICT 8 Fowler 5-0 9-2 Rolla 4-1 7-3 Ingalls 3-2 5-4 Moscow 2-3 5-4 Ashland 1-4 1-8 Bucklin 0-5 0-9



A Look Back at 2012 – State Playoff Scores Louisburg 0; Holton 31, McPherson 27; Mulvane 15, Buhler 0. SEMIFINALS – Eudora 21, KC Piper 7; Holton 28, Mulvane 6 . FINALS – Holton 21, Eudora 0.


Bishop Carroll celebrates the 2012 Class 5A5A state championship. Bishop Carroll celebrates the 2012 Class state championship.

CLASS 6A FIRST ROUND – Free State 38, Olathe North 22; Olathe East 17, SM East 7; Lawrence 34, Gardner-Edgerton 32; SM West 34, BV Northwest 14; Derby 70, Wichita North 7’ Dodge City 38, Manhattan 6; Topeka High 42, Wichita Northwest 13; Hutchinson 42, Wichita Heights 7. QUARTERFINALS – Free State 28, Olathe East 7;17; SM West 21, Lawrence 14; Derby 42, Dodge City 19; Hutchinson 42, Topeka High 33.. SEMIFINALS – SM West 48, Free State 21; Hutchinson 29, Derby 28.. FINALS – Shawnee Mission West 19, Hutchinson 14.

CLASS 5A FIRST ROUND – Aquinas 50, Lansing 20; Blue Valley 17, Shawnee Heights 10; BV West 54, Seaman 21; Bishop Miege 41, Mill Valley 23; Bishop Carroll 52, Hays 27; Andover 31, Arkansas City 14; Emporia 55, Andover Central 27; Salina South 62, Goddard 21. QUARTERFINALS – Aquinas 23, Blue Valley 22; Bishop Miege 38, BV West 37 (2 OT); Bishop Carroll 49, Andover 14; Salina South 35, Emporia 20. SEMIFINALS – Bishop Miege 9, Aquinas 7; Bishop Carroll 45, Salina South 21. FINALS – Bishop Carroll 60, Bishop Miege 21.

CLASS 4A FIRST ROUND – KC Piper 34, Jeff West 21; Baldwin 31, Sprig Hill 14; Chanute 13, Paola 7; Girard 34, Columbus 7; Tonganoxie 35, Atchison 28; Eudora 13, DeSoto 0; Louisburg 17, Fort Scott 0; Coffeyville 57, Frontenac 28; Holton 57, Hesston 26; Collegiate 35, Winfield 10’ Andale 58, Hugoton 27; McPherson 34, Clay Center 17; Maize South 14, Hayden 7; Mulvane 37, Rose Hill 14; Buhler 28, Ulysses 7; Concordia 50, Abilene 8. SECOND ROUND – KC Piper 27, Baldwin 21; Chanute 53, Girard 7; Eudora 31, Tonganoxie 10; Louisburg 23, Coffeyville 7; Holton 28, Collegiate 0; McPherson 42, Andale 36; Mulvane 7, Maize South 0’ Buhler 45, Concordia 14. QUARTERFINALS – KC Piper 24, Chanute 22; Eudora 19,



FIRST ROUND – Hiawatha 50, Nemaha Valley 35; Silver Lake 46, St, Marys 6; Wellsville 64, Burlington 15; Caney Valley 52, galena 9; Sabetha 28, Riley County 8; Rossville 41, Pleasant Ridge 0; Humboldt 48, Central Heights 6; St. Mary’s Colgan 34, Neodesha 20; Conway Springs 60, Independent 38; Garden Plain 49, Marion 14; Sacred Heart 21, Norton 19; Scott City 53, Cimarron 6; Sedgwick 70, Chaparral 31; Hillsboro 24, Haven 13; Beloit 66, Ellsworth 0; Holcomb 28, Hoisington 7. SECOND ROUND – Silver Lake 63, Hiawatha 26; Caney Valley 28, Wellsville 6; Rossville 28, Sabetha 27 (OT); Colgan 63, Humboldt 28; Garden Plain 33, Conway Springs 28; Scott City 55, Sacred Heart 7; Sedgwick 38, Hillsboro 34; Beloit 60, Holcomb 8.. QUARTERFINALS – Silver Lake 40, Caney Valley 0; Rossville 17, Colgan 7; Scott City 49, Garden Plain 0; Beloit 52, Sedgwick 28. SEMIFINALS – Silver Lake 35, Rossville 14; Scott City 42, Beloit 26. FINALS – Scott City 28, Silver Lake 21.

CLASS 2-1A FIRST ROUND – Centralia 46, Jefferson North 7; Olpe 28, Onaga 20; Mclouth 42, Jackson Heights 8; Lyndon 44, Wabaunsee 0; LaCrosse 35, Ell-Saline 6; Oakley 14, Stanton County 12; Sterling 26, Smith Center 16; Meade 47, Oberlin 0 . QUARTERFINALS – Centralia 28, Olpe 0; Lyndon 39, Mclouth 6; LaCrosse 20, Oakley 6; Meade 22, Sterling 14. SEMIFINALS – Centralia 34, Lyndon 14; Meade 34, LaCrosse 12. FINALS – Meade 28, Centralia 25.

EIGHT-MAN I FIRST ROUND – South Haven 52, MDC Valley 22; Madison 48, Pike Valley 0; Marmaton Valley 60, Udall 14; Rock Hills 72, Peabody 26; Solomon 54, Kiowa County 42; Hodgeman County 50, Hoxie 12; Pretty Prairie 36, St. John 32; Ness City 50, Minneola 14. QUARTERFINALS – Madison 66, South Haven 28; Rock Hills 76, Marmaton Valley 48; Solomon 22, Hodgeman County 18; Ness City 46, Pretty Prairie 0. SEMIFINALS – Rock Hills 36, Madison 20; Ness City 48, Solomon 0. FINALS – Ness City 40, Rock Hills 8 .

EIGHT-MAN II FIRST ROUND – Baileyville 55, Goessel 8; Caldwell 50, Waverly 36; Hanover 48, Chase 0; Crest 66, South Barber 50; Thunder Ridge 58, Weskan 12; Otis-Bison 54, Rolla 0; Sharon Springs 56, SJ Beloit 6; Fowler 17, Victoria 14. QUARTERFINALS – Baileyville 48, Caldwell 0; Hanover 80, Crest 30; Thunder Ridge 28, Otis-Bison 18; Sharon Springs 37, Fowler 0. SEMIFINALS – Baileyville 50, Hanover 20; Thunder Ridge 44, Sharon Springs 22. FINALS – Baileyville 28, Thunder Ridge 6.



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uring the final padded practice of the season last fall, Treyden Charlesworth wasn’t acting dangerously. He was just a typical kid playing the game he loved, and it was his turn for an ordinary tackling drill in the Wasatch Front Football League. The 7-year-old doesn’t remember anything about what happened in the drill, however. That’s because Charlesworth experienced concussion symptoms when his head collided with the ground after sustaining a legal, fundamentally sound blow. The symptoms of concussions commonly include disorientation, dizziness, nausea to the point of vomiting and fatigue. For Treyden, the aftereffects of the injury persisted for weeks, requiring him to take frequent naps during school for recovery, according to a story written by Trevor Phibbs for the Salt Lake City Deseret News. According to a study by the American College of Sports Medicine, Treyden’s incident is approximately one of the 300,000 sports-related concussions that occur annually in the United States. Because of undiagnosed cases, ACSM believes the actual number is seven times higher. Recurrent concussions can induce life-debilitating complications with learning, vocal communication and

movement while increasing the likelihood of dementia, depression and personality changes, research says. Despite concerted efforts similar to what the Wasatch Front Football League has instituted, which mandates a limit of two padded practices per week to alleviate head injuries, concussions continue without remedy. The percolating controversy surrounding the dangers of head traumas associated with football is brewing. Is the game worth sacrificing your brain? Despite the inherent risks, football continues to be widely popular nationwide, and eliminating head injuries is impractical. But limiting the prominence of second-impact syndrome is an ascertainable goal, researchers believe. SIS happens when the brain endures another jolt while vulnerable from an original impact. A subtle force can potentially cause irreversible damage at this stage. To combat SIS cases, researchers are turning to a helmet-mounted brain sensor. The device, which alerts medical personnel that a player needs prompt evaluation for concussion symptoms, was used in an AFL scrimmage between Jacksonville and Orlando earlier this spring. The sensor, which rests at the neckline, is not a diagnostic tool but an indicator. When active, it displays

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“The thing t o s t r e ss t o p a r e n t s is t h at no headgear, mouth piece or other equipment will prevent c o n c u ssi o n .” - Dr. James weimar a green LED light. If the helmet suffers a significant impact (top 2 percent of hits) the light blinks red to inform trainers. Following ensuing evaluations, it can be reset, allowing the player to return to action. Some worry the blatant exposure might encourage players to “hit guys harder” for bragging rights and despite safety measurements, players will be reluctant to announce injuries publicly. Football presents hazardous injuries far outreaching concussions. Many argue, however, that it also has the ability to groom youth and build foundations of hard work, camaraderie and overcoming adversity. Doctors advocate for players and parents alike to not underestimate the severity of concussions. It’s acceptable to play football, but the believe wagering health for a game is not.

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he City of Wichita Park and Recreation Department is happy to announce that the Greater Wichita Area Junior Football League will be returning for the 2013 fall season. The GWJFL offers leagues for kids as young as seven years old and as old as the 8th grade. The GWJFL supports 18 football organizations located all over the city of Wichita as well as the surrounding areas such as Colwich, Andale, Andover and other communities. These 18 organizations combine for over 90 teams divided into seven separate age groups.




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Wichita Park & Recreation is offering youth coed t-ball again this summer. T-Ball is a great way to get your youngster introduced to organized team sports, teaching them social skills such as teamwork and building friendships. T-ball also teaches them baseball fundamentals such as hitting, fielding, and catching. All players will receive a game jersey as well as trophies at the end of the season. Games are played on the Miracle Field at Orchard Park on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Teams are guaranteed 8 games. Registration ends May 24th. Season starts June 10th.



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Sports Injuries: The Reality The Greater Wichita Area Junior Football League is a highly competitive league that boasts many collegiate football players who have grown up playing in this league, as well as multiple players who have previously and currently play in the National Football League. The junior league currently has over 2,500 kids participating and we are continuing to grow, so come join us. For the public’s convenience we have placed eight fields within our city parks. The GWJFL also offers free practice sites for all team that participate in the Greater Wichita Junior Football League. For more information on how to join this storied league, check out the Wichita Parks and Recreation page on the website. Or call 316-268-4361 to get more information.

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e all want to keep our children safe and secure and help them live to their full potential. Knowing how to prevent injuries from sports and recreation activities, one of the leading causes of child injury, is a step toward this goal. Taking part in sports and recreation activities is an important part of a healthy, physically active lifestyle for kids.

But injuries can, and do, occur. More than 2.6 million children up to the age of 19 years old are treated in the emergency department each year for sports and recreation-related injuries. Thankfully, there are steps that parents can take to help make sure kids stay safe on the field, the court, or wherever they play or participate in sports and recreation activities.

Prevention Tips 1.

Gear up. When children are active in sports and recreation, make sure they use the right protective gear for their activity, such as helmets, wrist guards, knee or elbow pads.


Use the right stuff. Be sure that sports protective equipment is in good condition and worn correctly all the time. For example, avoid missing or broken buckles or compressed or worn padding. Poorly fitting equipment may be uncomfortable and may not offer the best protection.


Practice makes perfect. Have children learn and practice skills they need in their activity. For example, knowing how to tackle safely is important in preventing injuries in football and soccer. Have children practice proper form. This can prevent injuries during baseball, softball,

and many other activities. Also, be sure to safely and slowly increase activities to improve physical fitness; being in good condition can protect kids from injury. 4.


Pay attention to temperature. Allow time for child athletes to gradually adjust to hot or humid environments to prevent heat-related injuries or illness. Parents and coaches should pay close attention to make sure that players are hydrated and appropriately dressed. Be a good model. Communicate positive safety messages and serve as a model of safe behavior, including wearing a helmet and following the rules.

From the National Center of Disease Control and Prevention

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Nearly 100 boys and girls took part in the 12th annual Johnny Bench Camp at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium and worked at six different stations on certain specific drills for catchers - blocking, framing, bunt plays, plays at the plate, pop flies and throwing mechanics. “The great thing is the kids getting to work with the three finalists for the National Catcher of the year Award,” said camp organizer Mike Gehrer. “The finalists are always so good with the kids. It can be a great memory when they get to say, ‘I worked with Buster Posey on pop flies.’ “All our coaches are guys who are playing the position currently or played pro ball, played in college or coach catchers.  Everyone learns a lot and gets to meet Johnny Bench and the finalist. It is a pretty special opportunity.”

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Top 10 Lists (In no Particular order by Harold Bechard, Editor)

Best Football Names 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Cannon Burns, Fairfield Can get you either way Tyler Burns, Trinity Academy Joins Cannon for sizzling backfield Travis House, El Dorado Wildcat QB takes it to the … Zach Lock, Andover Central Perfect for cornerback Mace Metcalf, Arkansas City WR has secret weapon to get open Zach Ruff, El Dorado Is there a better name for a DE? Bailey Rushing, Rose Hill Need we say more? Cody Rosenhammer, West Laying down the … Tyler Skilling, Bishop Carroll This will be needed to replace Palmer Kier Stamp, Andover Central Placing his mark on the game

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Games To watch 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Wichita Heights at Bishop Carroll, 9-6 Salina South at Derby, 9-6 Hutchinson at Rockhurst, 9-20 Wichita Northwest at Wichita East, 9-20 Andover Central at Andover, 10-4 Collegiate at Maize South, 10-11 Garden Plain at Conway Springs, 10-11 Hutchinson at Derby, 10-11 Bishop Carroll vs. Kapaun Mt. Carmel, 10-11 Andale at Buhler, 10-18



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McPherson at Buhler, 9-27 Trinity Catholic at Sedgwick, 10-4 Wichita West at Kapaun, 10-18 Mulvane at Wellington, 10-25 Central Burden at South Haven, 10-31


1. Oggie Shimkus, Oxford-* 2. Dylan Brazell, Northwest 3. Demareio Dixon, Heights 4. Decson Donigan, North 5. Paco Gloria, Rose Hill 6. Huy Ho, Kapaun Mt. Carmel 7. Topper Kaufman, Halstead 8. Johnathan Trumpower, Flinthills 9. Brylie Ware, Sedgwick 10. Grayson Work-Fields, South *-The captain


MASCOTS, NICKNAMES 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Blue Aces Celtics Colts Crusaders Jaguars Mavericks Pioneers

8. Railers 9. Salthawks 10. Swathers H.M. Cardinals Knights

DATES TO REMEMBER 1. August 19 Practice Begins 2. August 30 Team Scrimmages 3. September 5 First Official Day of Competition 4. September 6 Season Opening Friday Night Lights 5. October 18 Districts Begin, 6A through 3A 6. October 31 District Finales, 4A through Eight-Man 7. November 1 District Finales, 6A and 5A 8. November 5 State Playoffs Begin 9. November 23 Eight-Man championships, Newton 10. November 30 State Championship Saturday


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