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Football 2015: A look at the North Redskins

2015 Wichita North football players' preseason video interview

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

Coach: Joe Belden, seventh season, 14-43

League: City League

Last season: 1-8

Last five seasons: 4-43

Projected 2015 playoff team? No

Top skill players

Player

Ht.

Wt.

Pos.

Yr.

Jose McDonald

5-10

190

RB

Sr.

Darius Russell

5-11

165

QB

So.

Jorge Bernadac

5-9

205

LB

Sr.

Damian Diaz

5-11

170

LB

Sr.

Top linemen

Player

Ht.

Wt.

Pos.

Yr.

Marquel Thomas

5-10

275

OL

Sr.

Steven Percival

6-2

270

OL

Sr.

Valgene Jones

6-1

175

TE

Sr.

Axel Jimenez

5-9

270

DL

Jr.

2014 results

Opponent Score

South L,42-14

West W, forfeit

Northwest L,53-7

Great Bend L,36-7

Carroll L,49-0

Kapaun L,46-0

East L,50-7

Southeast L,26-7

Junction City L,50-6

2015 schedule

Date Opponent

Sept. 3 South (at Hts)

Sept. 11 West (at Hts)

Sept. 17 at Northwest

Sept. 25 Great Bend (at Hts)

Oct. 2 at Carroll

Oct. 9 Kapaun (at Hts)

Oct. 15 East (at Hts)

Oct. 22 Southeast (at South)

Oct. 30 at Junction City

Jared Faunce on his team

What North does well: “I think our offense is going to be better than it was in the past couple years. I think we have more depth in the passing (game), as well as the secondary. We’ve been putting in the work on those two sides of the ball.”

What has to improve: “Our special teams is one thing that we really have to work on. That’s something that wins games. You can have the best offense and defense, but special teams is where it counts.”

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