Varsity Kansas

Football 2015: A look at the Clearwater Indians

Brandon Bates, Clearwater football
Brandon Bates, Clearwater football The Wichita Eagle

Coach: Dirk Ankerholz, seventh season, 29-29

League: AV-CTL IV

Last season: 4-7

Last five seasons: 26-23

Projected 2015 playoff team? No

Top skill players

Player Ht. Wt. Pos. Yr.
Collin Ellis 6-1 190 RB-OLB Jr.
Bryce Gibbs 5-11 170 CB Sr.
Trent Cotton 5-11 200 QB Sr.
Max Whetstone 5-8 180 WR Sr.

Top linemen

Player Ht. Wt. Pos. Yr.
Joe Daniels 6-0 215 C-DT Sr.
Brady Helton 6-2 295 G Jr.
Curtis Rylant 5-10 195 T-DE Sr.
Brandon Bates 6-2 190 DE Sr.

2014 results

Opponent, Score

Scott City L,37-0

Goddard L,30-10

Mulvane L,31-13

Wellington L,47-7

Collegiate L,26-7

Circle W,47-0

Haven W,41-20

Andale L,21-0

Trinity Academy W,24-21

Wamego W,14-7

Holcomb L,49-14

2015 schedule

Date, Opponent

Sept. 4 Scott City

Sept. 11 at Goddard

Sept. 18 Mulvane

Sept. 25 Wellington

Oct. 2 at Collegiate

Oct. 9 Circle

Oct. 16 Haven

Oct. 23 Andale

Oct. 30 at Trinity Academy

Max Whetstone on his team

What Clearwater does well: “I don’t think we have any of those standout superstars that we’ve had in the past, but we’re just one big, solid unit. We’re all brothers and play as one, so I think that gives us the determination that we need.”

What has to improve: “We have a pretty solid running game, so if we can get a good balance with our passing attack then I think we’ll be good. Our quarterback is really good and if he plays with confidence, then we all know he can make the plays and be the guy.”