Chanute High School’s Blue Comets football team is gearing up for an exciting and promising 2023 season. With a rich history of success and a dedicated coaching staff, the Blue Comets are poised to make their mark once again on the gridiron.
- Mascot and Colors: The team proudly represents the Blue Comets and sports the colors Carolina Blue, Navy, and Gold.
- League: Competing in the Southeast Kansas League (SEK), the Blue Comets face strong competition.
- Coach Clete Frazell: With 14 years as an assistant and 5 years as the head coach, Coach Frazell brings 18 years of coaching experience to the team. His dedication and leadership have led to a notable 30-8 overall record.
The 2022 season was a successful one for the Blue Comets, finishing with an impressive 9-1 record. The team displayed exceptional skills and teamwork, setting the stage for an even more promising 2023 campaign.
Key Players and Contributors
Returning starters and key contributors include:
- Kaiden Seamster (SR WR/DB): 715 receiving yards, 8 touchdowns, 44 tackles, 2 interceptions in 2022
- Augustus Thuston (SR OT/DT): All-State recognition in 2022, standing tall at 6’5″ and 285 pounds
- Hunter Anderson (SR OT/DE): All-SEK in 2022, with a height of 6’3″ and a weight of 220 pounds
- Jase Tarter (SR CB/WR): Made his presence felt with 35 tackles and 1 interception
- Jordan Duncan (SR WR/DB): A dynamic player standing at 5’10” and 175 pounds
- Kash Fitzmaurice (SR LB): A vital contributor on the field
- And many more who make the Blue Comets a formidable force.
Newcomers and Transitions
The team welcomes new faces, including Luke Becknell (JR OL/DL) and Owen Luttrell (JR WR/DB), among others. These emerging players have the potential to contribute significantly to the team’s success.
Looking to 2023
The 2023 season brings both opportunities and challenges. The team will have to adjust to the departure of skilled players who graduated, requiring a new generation of leaders to step up. A strong focus on team cohesion and off-season preparation will be essential to building a formidable presence on the field.
Strength in the Trenches
The Blue Comets are expected to be particularly strong in the offensive and defensive lines, emphasizing physicality and control of the line of scrimmage. This strategic approach aims to make the team a formidable opponent and tough to beat in 2023.
As the anticipation builds, the Chanute Blue Comets are determined to rise to the challenge and make their school and community proud. Keep an eye on this talented team as they aim to create another memorable season on the football field.