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Football 2015: A look at the Collegiate Spartans

Sam Hatchett, Collegiate football
Sam Hatchett, Collegiate football The Wichita Eagle

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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