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A look at Maize football

Spencer Baalman. Maize. (Aug. 12, 2012)
Spencer Baalman. Maize. (Aug. 12, 2012) The Wichita Eagle

At a glance

Coach: Gary Guzman, second season, 3-6

Last season: 3-6

Last five seasons: 16-31

Projected 2012 playoff team? No

Top skill players

Player Ht. Wt. Pos Yr
Conner Lungwitz 6-2 178 QB So.
Jordan Schultz 6-1 183 WR Sr.
Chase White 5-11 179 RB Jr.
Dane Byfield 5-10 175 WR Sr.

Top linemen

Player Ht. Wt. Pos Yr
Collin Nitcher 5-9 176 C Sr.
Blaise Fountain 6-1 262 OL Sr.
Spencer Baalman 6-3 235 OL Sr.
Joseph Hamer 6-0 216 OL Sr.

2011 results

Newton W,11-8 (OT)

Campus L,21-20

at Derby L,35-14

Andover W,14-0

at Salina Central L,21-17

at Hutchinson L,47-27

Garden City L,27-0

at Dodge City L,49-22

Goddard W,41-8

2012 schedule

Aug. 31 at Newton

Sept. 7 at Salina South

Sept. 14 Derby

Sept. 21 at Goddard

Sept. 28 Salina Central

Oct. 5 at Campus

Oct. 12 at Garden City

Oct. 19 Dodge City

Oct. 26 Hutchinson


What Maize does well: “The guys are real close. We all flow together pretty easily. We’ve played football together for quite awhile.”

What has to improve: “Moving the ball on offense. We struggled with that a little bit last year. But we got it figured out over the summer, so I think that will be a little bit better.”

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