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Football 2015: A look at the Independent Panthers

Chad Eikleberry, Independent football
Chad Eikleberry, Independent football The Wichita Eagle

Coach: Jeff Boone, first season

League: Central Plains

Last season: 2-7

Last five seasons: 15-32

Projected 2015 playoff team? Yes

Top skill players

Player Ht. Wt. Pos. Yr.
Chad Eikleberry 5-8 150 WR Sr.
Shase Williams 5-10 150 WR Sr.
Chris Taylor 5-10 160 RB Sr.
Cade Dotson 6-0 180 LB Sr.

Top linemen

Player Ht. Wt. Pos. Yr.
Justin Newman 6-5 270 OL Sr.

2014 results

Opponent

Score

Chaparral

L,47-13

Trinity Academy

L,55-0

Cheney

L,42-0

Garden Plain

L,65-19

Conway Springs

L,56-21

Belle Plaine

W,41-8

Douglass

W,34-25

Collegiate

L,60-7

Bluestem

L,42-34

2015 schedule

Date

Opponent

Sept. 4

Chaparral

Sept. 11

at Trinity Academy

Sept. 18

Cheney

Sept. 25

at Conway Springs

Oct. 2

at Garden Plain

Oct. 9

Belle Plaine

Oct. 16

at Douglass

Oct. 23

at Collegiate

Oct. 30

Bluestem

Justin Newman on his team

What Independent does well: “We’ve got a lot of really fast running backs this year. We might be short on the line, we might have to bring a couple guys up. But the guys we’re bringing up, they’ve all played line before.”

What has to improve: “We have less players and we always try to work on that. During the summer we had about a max of in the 20s of people showing up. As soon as we get to school, we go and talk to all the guys and try to get a bunch of guys to come out and play.”

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