Fredonia Seeking Consistency And Turnovers In District

Fredonia, KS – 1 turnover in 6 games. For an offense that is a statistic any coach would take. As a defensive stat that is not one a defense would take pride in. For the Fredonia Yellow Jackets so far through six games this year, that is all they have managed to take credit for. 1 defensive turnover.

“That’s a stat I’m not sure I’ve ever seen.” said second year head coach Marc Svaty.

The Fredonia defense has allowed an average of 28 points per game in the previous 5 match ups. In week 1, the defense gave up 69 points to 4A-1 Labette County.

“The biggest thing we have to overcome is inconsistency on defense.” said Svaty. “It seems we play good defense, good defense, and then give up a big play.”

Fortunately for the defense, the Fredonia offense has limited turnovers and shown the ability to light up the scoreboard and limit turnovers.

The offense is averaging 39 points per game in their 3 wins this season. The offense is led by Devlin Hendrix, Owen Blandamer, and Joe Reyes. Fredonia has shown the ability to pass and run.

This year the Yellow Jackets open up district play with Wilson County rival’s the Neodesha Bluestreaks, who are also 3-3 entering in to district play.

Neodesha is averaging 44 points per game in their wins. However, in their three losses this year the Bluestreak defense has surrendered 33 points per game. Like their rivals, Neodesha flashes a trio of offensive threats, but have suffered set backs this season due to injuries.

“This match up Friday is huge for both teams. We will both be ready. It will be a great atmosphere and great games for both communities” said Svaty.