8 man -1 Dist. -1
Ryan Panko – 3rd year
|9/6/||@ Jayhawk-Linn||L, 0-48|
|9/13||vs. Northeast-Arma||L, 0-36|
|9/20||vs. Southeast-Cherokee||L, 0-48|
|9/27||@ Northern Heights||L, 0-42|
|10/4||vs. Leon-Bluestem||L, 21-32|
|10/11||vs. St. Mary’s Colgan||L, 0-51|
|10/18||@ Uniontown||L, 6-54|
|10/25||@ Pleasanton||L, 54-80|
|11/1||@ Olpe||L, 0-1|
The best part about last season was the fact that in spite of being a young team and losing key players to injuries, the kids kept fighting every week, and never gave up. The biggest challenge last season was lack of depth which was the result of a season full of injuries. We were also very young, 16 of our 22 offensive and defensive starters were either sophomores or freshmen. The thing I took away from last season is that we have some very young kids who are ready to take their game and this program to the next level. We will find out just how far we take it here in the next couple years.
Other key returners
Right now, our strength is our maturity. A lot of young kids were needed to step up last year and that will have a profound impact on our program going into this year. I will be looking to Sean Hurst and Blake Audiss this year for on and off-field leadership. Both players are juniors and have dedicated themselves to the betterment of our program for the past three years.
We are still young and a little bit raw. We will need to continue to remedy our football skills and make efficient use of our practice time. Making the switch to 8-man to 11-man should not change too many things but we are going to need to develop a sense of urgency to ensure we are ready to compete at a high level this fall.
Making the switch to 8-man will greatly affect our personnel and the learning curve that goes with learning a completely new system. We mainly want to get better each week, honor this game, and have fun doing it. Not much more you can ask for.
|9/18||vs. St. Paul||7:00|
|10/2||@ Cedar Vale-Dexter||7:00|
|10/16||@ Marmaton Valley||7:00|
|10/23||vs. West Elk||7:00|