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Football Preview: Mulvane Wildcats

by TAYLOR ELDRIDGE

MULVANE WILDCATS

Class: 4ALeague: Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League, Division IIIHead Coach: Dave Fennewald, 18th year2008 Recap: Before the season tragedy struck the Mulvane football program and workhorse Huldon Tharp went down with a season-ending injury. In an up-and-down season, punctuated by a thrilling 33-30 win over Rose Hill to qualify for state, the Wildcats finished 5-5 overall, 2-3 in league and lost in the first round of the 4A playoffs.2009 Schedule: 9/4 Great Bend; 9/11 Kingman; 9/18 at El Dorado; 9/25 Andover; 10/2 at Augusta; 10/9 Buhler; 10/16 Andover Central; 10/23 Trinity; 10/29 at Rose Hill.Returning Starters: 125 Impact Players: QB/CB Gus Strunk (5-10, 175, Jr.); HB/LB Dylan Hagerman (5-10, 170, Sr.); C/DE Zach Burkhart (6-4, 250, Jr.); WR/FS A.J. May (5-9, 170, Sr.); G/DT Ethan Copeland (6-1, 260, Sr.); G/DE Drew Shelinbarger (5-11, 190, Jr.).

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