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Football 2015: A look at the Collegiate Spartans

2015 Wichita Collegiate football preview video interview

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

Coach: Mike Gehrer, 19th season, 145-36

League: AV-CTL IV

Last season: 10-2, lost in 3A quarterfinals

Last five seasons: 42-13

Projected 2015 playoff team? Yes

Top skill players

Player

Ht.

Wt.

Pos.

Yr.

Austin Waddell

6-4

205

QB

Sr.

Nathan Burgoyne

5-10

175

RB

Sr.

Levi Aldag

6-1

185

FB

Sr.

Cooper Root

6-3

215

TE

Jr.

Top linemen

Player

Ht.

Wt.

Pos.

Yr.

Will Locke

6-1

195

OL-DE

Sr.

Sam Hatchett

6-1

225

OL-DL

Sr.

Michael Holden

6-4

220

OL-DL

Sr.

Trey Bridwell

6-0

200

OL-DL

Sr.

2014 results

Opponent

Score

Rose Hill

W,28-6

Circle

W,35-6

Andale

L,34-28

Mulvane

W,34-14

Clearwater

W,26-7

Wellington

W,38-34

Bluestem

W,55-0

Independent

W,60-7

Douglass

W,58-0

Conway Springs

W,56-34

Hesston

W,61-35

Scott City

L,26-6

2015 schedule

Date

Opponent

Sept. 4

at Rose Hill

Sept. 11

Circle

Sept. 18

Andale

Sept. 25

at Mulvane

Oct. 2

Clearwater

Oct. 9

at Wellington

Oct. 16

Bluestem

Oct. 23

Independent

Oct. 29

at Douglass

Will Locke on his team

What Collegiate does well: “I think one of the biggest strengths of our team is our guys have really great endurance. (Assistant coach Troy) Black has done a great job of preparing us in the weight room, on the field, in practice. We don’t have many guys, and we know we have to go both ways.”

What has to improve: “Something we do need to improve on is performance late in the game. Sometimes we have a tendency to let it go. Playing four quarters both ways, we need to learn to stick it out. Sometimes it’s not so much a physical thing but mental. If one thing goes wrong, pick yourself up and keep going.”

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