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A look at Valley Center football

Valley Center football player Dylan Johnson (August 14, 2012)
Valley Center football player Dylan Johnson (August 14, 2012) The Wichita Eagle

At a glance

Coach: Pat Haxton, third season, 1-17

Last five seasons: 6-39

Last season: 1-8

Projected 2012 playoff team? No

Top skill players

Player Ht. Wt. Pos Yr
Braden Tormey 5-8 170 QB Sr.
Justin Holdaway 6-0 205 HB-LB Sr.
Myles Balthazor 5-8 180 HB-OLB Jr.
Keaton Canaday 6-0 190 HB-FS Sr.

Top linemen

Player Ht. Wt. Pos Yr
Zac Sanders 6-3 290 OL Sr.
Braden Janzen 6-3 250 OL Jr.
Tony Bluml 5-9 175 DL Sr.
Dakota Hoffine 6-2 230 OL Sr.

2011 results

at Arkansas City L,21-20

Circle W,9-6

at Andover L,28-8

at Andover Central L,20-8

Goddard L,21-20

at Spring Hill L,28-6

McPherson L,55-14

at Newton L,34-14

Emporia L,41-10

2012 schedule

Aug. 31 at Andover Central

Sept. 7 at Goddard

Sept. 14 Maize South

Sept. 21 Sunrise

Sept. 28 Arkansas City

Oct. 5 at Goddard Eisenhower

Oct. 12 Andover

Oct. 19 Newton

Oct. 26 at Emporia


What Valley Center does well: “We have a lot of experienced seniors coming back and I think we’re going to match up with opponents a lot better. We’re feeling like we can turn things around this year.”

What has to improve: “Being in a losing program, you’re going to need somebody to step up and lead and show they still believe they can win and be that vocal leader.”

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