Varsity Football

A look at Carroll football

Zach Befort. Bishop Carroll. (Aug. 12, 2012)
Zach Befort. Bishop Carroll. (Aug. 12, 2012) The Wichita Eagle

At a glance

Coach: Alan Schuckman, 17th season, 139-40

Last season: 10-2, lost in semifinals of 5A playoffs

Last five seasons: 51-10

Projected 2012 playoff team? Yes

Top skill players

Player Ht. Wt. Pos Yr
Zeke Palmer 6-1 205 QB Sr.
Jalen Hernandez 5-9 190 RB Sr.
Matt Denning 6-2 190 WR Sr.
John Buchanan 5-11 165 FS Sr.

Top linemen

Player Ht. Wt. Pos Yr
Bryce Barrientos 6-3 250 OL Sr.
Zach Befort 6-3 255 DL Sr.
Patrick Dugan 6-2 220 DE Jr.
Matt Johnson 6-2 240 OL Sr.

2011 results

Heights L,45-14

at South W,41-12

Southeast W,42-14

at Northwest W,31-7

East W,48-7

Kapaun W,20-13

at Liberal W,54-7

West W,42-0

Hutchinson W,32-24

2012 schedule

Aug. 31 Heights (at Carpenter)

Sept. 7 North

Sept. 14 South

Sept. 21 West (at Northwest)

Sept. 28 at Northwest

Oct. 5 Kapaun

Oct. 12 Eisenhower

Oct. 19 at Goddard

Oct. 26 Liberal

BRYCE BARRIENTOS ON HIS TEAM

What Carroll does well: “One big thing is our leadership. There’s always that stepping stool, finding that leader from year to year. There isn’t that this year. There’s leaders established heading into the season, like Zeke, myself, Bryce Harvey, Zach Befort.”

What has to improve: “We have new players coming in, so our camaraderie, team chemistry will need to get better. And your work ethic can never be up to par. You can always have a better workout.”

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