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Football 2015: A look at the Garden Plain Owls

Caleb Ellis, Garden Plain football
Caleb Ellis, Garden Plain football The Wichita Eagle

Coach: Ken Dusenbury, first season

League: Central Plains

Last season: 4-5

Last five seasons: 38-16

Projected 2015 playoff team? Yes

Top skill players

Player Ht. Wt. Pos. Yr.
Alex Becker 6-3 195 QB Sr.
Marty Landwehr 5-11 180 RB Jr.
Nate Pauly 5-8 160 WR Jr.
Zach May 5-11 170 LB Sr.

Top linemen

Player Ht. Wt. Pos. Yr.
Ryan Gudenkauf 6-1 240 OL Sr.
Jonah Nowak 5-9 228 OL Sr.

2014 results

Opponent, Score

Cheney L,35-21

Belle Plaine W,68-0

Conway Springs L,25-7

Independent W,65-19

Chaparral L,16-6

Bluestem W,49-0

Hutchinson Trinity L,33-22

Halstead L,58-0

Kingman W,24-0

2015 schedule

Date, Opponent

Sept. 4 Cheney

Sept. 11 at Belle Plaine

Sept. 18 at Conway Springs

Sept. 25 Independent

Oct. 2 Chaparral

Oct. 9 at Bluestem

Oct. 16 at Hutchinson Trinity

Oct. 23 Halstead

Oct. 30 at Kingman

Alex Becker on his team

What Garden Plain does well: “It’s going to be our defensive line putting in work. Jonah is a big part of it. He’s a good leader out there, and he makes all those other guys work and do extra.”

What has to improve: “Our running backs haven’t been running as hard as we want them to the last couple years. We want them to get into line and run as hard as they can.”