Varsity Football

Other AV-CTL I teams

Hutchinson

Player Ht. Wt. Pos. Yr.
Tanner Higgins 5-6 140 HB-FS Sr.
Trevor Turner 5-10 160 QB Sr.
Trae Boese 6-0 225 OL Sr.
Blake Simms 5-11 190 LB Sr.
Marc Saffle 6-2 255 OL Sr.

Coach: Randy Dreiling, 16th season, 145-31. 2011: 11-2, won 5A championship

Outlook: The defending 5A champion moves back to 6A with 17 returning starters, 10 on defense. Hutch is trying to return to the state title game for the ninth time in the last decade.

Salina Central

Player Ht. Wt. Pos. Yr.
Nathan Garlow 5-11 180 LB Sr.
Kade True 6-2 225 LB Sr.
Mark Vaughn 6-1 220 LB Sr.
Malik Veal 5-9 180 HB Jr.
J.W. Maldaner 6-2 195 QB Jr.

Coach: Michael Hall, seventh season, 36-25. 2011: 5-4

Outlook: The defense is stout, stocked with eight returners and four three-year starters, but the Mustangs’ fate appears to rest upon if they can transition their passing attack to a new gunslinger in Maldaner, a receiver last season.

Salina South

Player Ht. Wt. Pos. Yr.
Cody Busby 5-7 205 HB Sr.
Mike Shirk 5-10 200 FB-LB Sr.
Grant Flemming 5-11 215 DE Sr.
Justin Stonebraker 5-11 160 QB Jr.
Zach Nachbar 6-1 165 WR-DB Jr.

Coach: Sam Sellers, third season, 12-15. 2011: 4-6

Outlook: After two seasons dealing with inexperience, Sellers’ program is poised to take off in Year 3 with mostly upperclassmen, including a backbone in the backfield with Busby.

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