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Football 2015: A look at the Northwest Grizzlies

2015 Northwest football players preseason video interview

Wichita Northwest football players talk about the upcoming 2015 season during a video interview with Joanna Chadwick of the Wichita Eagle and VarsityKansas.com on Aug. 5, 2015.
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Wichita Northwest football players talk about the upcoming 2015 season during a video interview with Joanna Chadwick of the Wichita Eagle and VarsityKansas.com on Aug. 5, 2015.

Coach: Steve Martin, fourth season, 18-12

League: City League

Last season: 7-3

Last five seasons: 30-20

Projected 2015 playoff team? Yes

Top skill players

Player

Ht.

Wt.

Pos.

Yr.

Kevin Folsom

6-0

185

QB

Sr.

Alex Bott

5-11

175

WR

Sr.

Justin Onwugbufor

5-9

155

DB

Sr.

Jahlyl Round

5-10

200

RB

Jr.

Top linemen

Player

Ht.

Wt.

Pos.

Yr.

Branden Ho

6-0

200

DE

Sr.

Duall Watson

6-2

275

DT

Sr.

Gage Fletcher

5-10

265

OL

Sr.

Jared Ross

6-5

275

OL

Sr.

2014 results

Opponent

Score

Carroll

L,43-14

Kapaun

W,48-31

North

W,53-7

Southeast

W,48-7

West

W,38-0

Wichita South

W,49-6

Dodge City

W,61-14

Garden City

W,35-14

Hutchinson

L,35-28

Free State

L,27-16

2015 schedule

Date

Opponent

Sept. 4

at Carroll

Sept. 11

Kapaun (at WSU)

Sept. 17

North

Sept. 24

Southeast (at South)

Oct. 2

West

Oct. 9

Wichita South

Oct. 16

at Dodge City

Oct. 23

Garden City

Oct. 30

Hutchinson

Kevin Folsom on his team

What Northwest does well: “I feel like our strength is effort and hard work. In the offseason, that’s just mainly what we do. I feel like we’re in great shape and we come to practice every day and work our butts off and get better and better. We’ve had adversity with injuries, and somehow we still end up doing pretty well.”

What has to improve: “Stay injury-free. That’s probably the first biggest step. We work hard every day, but focus on the little stuff, stay out of trouble and do the right thing to be successful.”

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