by TAYLOR ELDRIDGE
Class: 5ALeague: Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League, Division IIHead Coach: Tom Young, fourth year2008 Recap: McPherson lost talented running back Nick Garcia early in the season, but still rolled to victories in the first six games before losing 68-7 to Hutchinson. The Bullpups responded by winning their next two district games and knocking off Kapaun and Bishop Carroll before losing to Hutchinson again in the Class 5A semifinals. It was the best finish in school history. McPherson finished 10-2 overall, 5-0 in league and 2-1 in district.2009 Schedule: 9/4 at Goddard; 9/11 Campus; 9/18 at Winfield; 9/25 Newton; 10/2 Arkansas City; 10/9 at Valley Center; 10/16 Hutchinson; 10/23 at Great Bend; 10/30 at Hays.Returning Starters: 145 Impact Players: QB Joel Piper; HB Dylan Barrow; K/CB Ben Clary; C/DL Parker Johnson; WR Treg Fawl.