Fall is on the horizon, and with it comes the rising excitement surrounding Humboldt High School’s football field. The stage is being set for the eagerly anticipated 2023 Cub Football season. With a blend of experienced veterans and emerging talents, the team is gearing up for a journey that will be filled with challenges, victories, and unforgettable moments.

Leading this spirited squad into the fray is Head Coach Logan Wyrick, who is poised to embark on his ninth season at the helm. With an impressive overall coaching record of 54 wins and 27 losses, Coach Wyrick’s expertise and strategies promise to be the driving force behind the team’s quest for success.

Recalling the past season, we witnessed a rollercoaster of emotions—triumphs and setbacks alike. The team’s dominance in their league and their capture of a regional championship were standout moments that defined the 2022 campaign. While the coveted state championship remained just out of reach, the lessons learned and the determination displayed on the field are set to propel the team to new heights in the season ahead.

In the present, the Cub Football team stands at a crossroads of potential and promise. Bid farewell to standout players like Trey Sommer and Maddox Johnson, and say hello to a new era of leaders. The departure of these stars creates opportunities for fresh faces to rise and shine. Still, a solid core of returning starters and seasoned athletes provides a foundation of experience.

On the offensive front, keep an eye on Blake Ellis, Jacob Harrington, and Cole Mathes. Ellis, a versatile quarterback, possesses the skills to excel both in passing and rushing. Harrington, a wide receiver and cornerback, brings versatility to both offense and defense. Mathes, a dual threat as a running back and linebacker, is gearing up to continue his impressive contributions.

But the spotlight doesn’t shine only on the offense. The defensive lineup is equally captivating, with names like Kyler Isbell, Garren Goodner, and Sam Hull taking center stage. Isbell, known for his prowess as a linebacker and guard, adds stability to the defense. Goodner, a multi-year captain and four-year starter, embodies leadership on the field. Hull, celebrated for his wide receiver skills, also makes his presence felt on defense.

As the countdown to kickoff begins, Humboldt High School’s Cub Football team remains steadfast in their aspirations: seizing the Tri-Valley League championship, clinching the district title, and aiming for the state championship. With a mix of experienced veterans and rising stars, the stage is set for an electrifying season—a season that promises grit, determination, and the pursuit of excellence.

Stay tuned for our comprehensive coverage as we dive deeper into the intricacies of the team’s matchups, profiles of key players, and a front-row seat to the unfolding drama that is Humboldt High School’s 2023 football journey. The gridiron awaits, and the Cub Football team is ready to make their mark.