Class and District #

3A – District #2

Head Coach

Mark Smith 9th year

Assistant Coaches

John Palumbo, Bill Sullivan, Brady Hill, Jesse Wall, Scott Fields

2019 Record


2019 League Record


2019 District Record


2019 Results

10-1 We lost in the Quarterfinals to Topeka Hayden 14-6


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2019 Recap

We had a tremendous season in 2019, having an undefeated regular season and district championship before losing in the quarterfinals to Topeka Hayden. We were led by a very strong defense and a great group of seniors in 2019. Great leadership and chemistry really made last years group a fun group to be around, who worked extremely hard, and made a lot of big plays.

Key Losses –

QB- Jake Beckmann

RB/LB – Alex Johnson

RB/SS – Ryan Raio

WR/WS – Cale Bridwell

OL – Kaleb Kroenke

OL – Caleb Hemby

OL – Buddy Sexton

OL – Kolby Bevins

LB – Drew Bollinger

CB – Brant Chance

Starters returning OFF/Def

Cruz Blair – OT/DT

Alex Storey – TE

Lane Franklin – DT

Landon Dean – DE

Collin McCartney – DE

Ty Gates – CB

Returning Letterman

Seniors – Griffin Souder, Dylan Ensch Storm Niegsch, Bennie Adarr, Clay Jameson, Gustavo Herrera, Trenton Hessong, Conner Taylor

Juniors – Brady Stanley, Chris Stewart, Dawson Lapping, Justice Compton, Kaston Fields, Parker Beckmann, Peyton Wilderman, Trentyn Harris, Dylan Bollinger, Camden McDonald,

Sophomores – Mario Menghini

Top Offensive Returners –

Sr. Storm Niegsch – RB 39 Carries for 196 Yds and 3 TDs,

Jr. Collin McCartney – 8 Carries for 112 Yards, 1 TD, and

Jr. Landon Dean had 6 catches for 65 yards.

Top Defensive Returners

Sr. Ty Gates – 3 INTs, 4 PBU, –

Jr. Collin McCartney – 81 Total Tackles (49 Solo), 11TFL, 4.5 Sacks, 1 FF, 2 FR

Jr. Landon Dean – 63 Total Tackles (38 Solo), 8 TFL, 3 Sacks, 1 FF, 1 FR

Top Special Team Returners

Sr. – Ty Gates – 2 KOR TDs, 33 Yd Ave Punt

2020 Outlook

We bring back 7-8 guys that have a lot of experience and playing time last year on defense. We expect to have a very strong defense especially with our entire DL returning as Juniors this season. I believe that we will have solid depth at a majority of positions. We will have a lot of competition for some starting spots on both sides of the ball, which should bring out the best in our kids and help our team in the long run. We must be able to control the L.O.S. on both sides and we must be able to take care of the football on offense, and stop the run on defense. We definitely turned the ball over too many times throughout the year on offense. We must be able to take care of the ball and execute. We must be able to be more efficient on offense and give our team the best chance to win. We will need to be able to focus on one play at a time, and just do the little things better to beat the best teams.

Alumni Playing College Ball

Brandon Mlekus – Pitt State, Alex Johnson – Pitt State

2020 Schedule


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