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Football Preview: Derby Panthers

by TAYLOR ELDRIDGE

DERBY PANTHERS

Class: 6ALeague: Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League, Division IHead Coach: Brandon Clark, fourth year2008 Recap: Derby football returned to relevance last season in Clark's third season. Behind the dynamic tandem of Jake Snodgrass and Aaron Wilson, Derby upset Hutchinson on its way to a 10-2 season. The Panthers advanced to the 6A semifinals before bowing out to eventual champion Junction City. Derby finished 5-0 in league and 2-1 in district.2009 Schedule: 9/4 at Campus; 9/11 Salina Central; 9/18 at Goddard; 9/25 Hutchinson; 10/2 at Maize; 10/9 Salina South; 10/16 Southeast; 10/23 at East; 10/30 Heights.Returning Starters: 75 Impact Players: WR/CB Devin Hedgepeth (6-0, 190, Sr.); SS Taylor Smith (6-0, 185, Sr.); FS Meshach Kennedy (5-10, 185, Sr.); LT Travis Anderson (6-4, 295, Jr.); HB Jameson Moore (5-10, 220, Sr.).

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