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Football 2015: A look at the Derby Panthers

Trevor Hudson, Derby football
Trevor Hudson, Derby football The Wichita Eagle

Coach: Brandon Clark, ninth season, 68-34

League: AV-CTL I

Last season: 9-2, lost in 6A quarterfinals

Last five seasons: 44-14

Projected 2015 playoff team? Yes

TOP SKILL PLAYERS

Player Ht. Wt. Pos. Yr.
Brady Rust 5-10 180 QB Sr.
Garrett Xanders 5-8 165 RB Sr.
Damare Simms 6-1 185 DB Sr.
Jacob Moeder 6-0 195 DB Sr.

TOP LINEMEN

Player Ht. Wt. Pos. Yr.
Trevor Hudson 6-4 290 OL Sr.
Tyler Lovette 6-2 290 C Sr.
Ryan Stang 6-2 210 DL Sr.
Peerless Walker 6-0 250 DL Sr.

2014 RESULTS

Opponent

Score

Maize

L,20-13

Salina Central

W,35-14

Mill Valley

W,35-14

Hutchinson

W,35-28

Newton

W,45-14

Salina South

W,45-14

Campus

W,49-13

Wichita South

W,52-14

West

W,45-13

East

W,39-7

Hutchinson

L,35-28

2015 SCHEDULE

Date

Opponent

Sept. 4

Maize

Sept. 11

at Salina Central

Sept. 18

at Mill Valley

Sept. 25

Hutchinson

Oct. 2

Newton

Oct. 9

at Salina South

Oct. 16

Campus

Oct. 23

Wichita South

Oct. 30

West (at Hts)

BRADY RUST ON HIS TEAM

What Derby does well: “Our team plays really, really well together. We’re all really good friends. We’re best friends, we grew up together.… We don’t have any superstars. We’re there for each other.”

What has to improve: “I would say probably the discipline. Sometimes if we are playing really well, and we think we’re too good, we’ll let off the gas a little bit. That’s probably where we need to improve the most. And probably leadership and putting in the extra time.”

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