Varsity Kansas

Football 2015: A look at the North Redskins

Ropp The Wichita Eagle

Coach: Joe Belden, seventh season, 14-43

League: City League

Last season: 1-8

Last five seasons: 4-43

Projected 2015 playoff team? No

Top skill players

Player Ht. Wt. Pos. Yr.
Jose McDonald 5-10 190 RB Sr.
Darius Russell 5-11 165 QB So.
Jorge Bernadac 5-9 205 LB Sr.
Damian Diaz 5-11 170 LB Sr.

Top linemen

Player Ht. Wt. Pos. Yr.
Marquel Thomas 5-10 275 OL Sr.
Steven Percival 6-2 270 OL Sr.
Valgene Jones 6-1 175 TE Sr.
Axel Jimenez 5-9 270 DL Jr.

2014 results

Opponent Score

South L,42-14

West W, forfeit

Northwest L,53-7

Great Bend L,36-7

Carroll L,49-0

Kapaun L,46-0

East L,50-7

Southeast L,26-7

Junction City L,50-6

2015 schedule

Date Opponent

Sept. 3 South (at Hts)

Sept. 11 West (at Hts)

Sept. 17 at Northwest

Sept. 25 Great Bend (at Hts)

Oct. 2 at Carroll

Oct. 9 Kapaun (at Hts)

Oct. 15 East (at Hts)

Oct. 22 Southeast (at South)

Oct. 30 at Junction City

Jared Faunce on his team

What North does well: “I think our offense is going to be better than it was in the past couple years. I think we have more depth in the passing (game), as well as the secondary. We’ve been putting in the work on those two sides of the ball.”

What has to improve: “Our special teams is one thing that we really have to work on. That’s something that wins games. You can have the best offense and defense, but special teams is where it counts.”