by TAYLOR ELDRIDGE
Class: 5ALeague: Frontier LeagueHead Coach: Marvin Diener, fourth year2008 Recap: In Diener's third season under the helm, GE finally shifted into the elite last year. The Blazers finished the regular season 8-1, outscoring opponents 382-42. Gardner-Edgerton then advanced to Class 5A's semifinals, the best finish in school history, before losing to St. Thomas Aquinas 17-12. The team's only losses were to Aquinas, including the 12-6 district loss.2009 Schedule: 9/4 Desoto; 9/11 at Baldwin; 9/18 Paola; 9/25 Louisburg; 10/2 at Springhill; 10/9 at Eudora; 10/16 Pittsburg; 10/23 St. Thomas Aquinas; 10/30 at Ottawa.Returning Starters: 125 Impact Players: T Cameron McLain (6-3, 285, Sr.); C Lucas Powell (6-3, 265, Jr.); QB Bubba Starling (6-4, 190, Jr.); FB Fred Jensen (6-0, 205, Jr.); WR Justice Berry (6-2, 190, Sr.).