Varsity Kansas

A look at Wichita South football

Seth Birkes. South High. (Aug. 12, 2012)
Seth Birkes. South High. (Aug. 12, 2012) The Wichita Eagle

At a glance

Coach: Kevin Steiner, first season

Last season: 4-6, lost in first round of 6A playoffs

Last five seasons: 14-33

Projected 2012 playoff team? Yes

Top skill players

Player Ht. Wt. Pos Yr
Omar Martin 5-5 150 Ath-S Sr.
Davontae Harris 6-1 185 WR-S Sr.
Kyle Elliott 5-10 190 LB-S Sr.
Darius Taylor 5-7 170 RB-CB Jr.

Top linemen

Player Ht. Wt. Pos Yr
Dillon Young 5-10 280 NG Sr.
Seth Birkes 5-10 235 C Sr.
Elijah Morrison 6-0 245 RT Sr.
Isaiah Murdock 5-10 225 LG Sr.

2011 results

West W,30-13

at Carroll L,41-12

Kapaun L,35-15

East W,28-27

Hays L,40-20

Heights L,52-0

North W,20-18

at Campus W,30-14

at Northwest L,63-16

at Garden City L,35-7

2012 schedule

Aug. 31 West (at Northwest)

Sept. 7 Heights

Sept. 14 at Carroll

Sept. 21 East

Sept. 28 at Hays

Oct. 4 Southeast

Oct. 12 North (at Heights)

Oct. 19 Campus

Oct. 25 Northwest


What South does well: “This year our defense is sky-high. We have a lot of speed and we’ll be flying to the ball.”

What has to improve: “I think our work ethic is beginning to change a whole lot. We do everything as a team. I feel like we’ve bonded a lot more.”

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