Varsity Football

Other Central Plains League teams

Belle Plaine

Ryan Willms 5-11 235 OL-DL Sr.
Austin Johnson 6-3 210 OL-DL Sr.
Sebastian Brown 5-11 200 OL-DL Sr.
Quay Hervey 5-10 175 RB-DB Sr.

Coach: Brian Seba, fourth season, 8-19. 2011: 5-4.

Notes: The offensive and defensive lines will be particularly strong with the return of Willms. The senior experience will lead the team in an attempt to achieve consecutive winning seasons for the first time in 20 years.

Schedule: Aug. 31, Cheney; Sept. 7, Trinity Academy; Sept. 14, at Garden Plain; Sept. 21, at Bluestem; Sept. 28, Haven; Oct. 5, Wichita Independent; Oct. 12, at Conway Springs; Oct. 19, Douglass; Oct. 25, at Chaparral.

Bluestem

Patrick Hurd 6-5 235 OL-DL Sr.
Cooper Minnick 5-9 165 RB-LB So.
Adam Wolfe 5-10 155 WR-DB Jr.
Logan Haworth 6-0 220 OL-DL Jr.

Coach: Kyle Wallis, second season, 3-7. 2011: 3-7.

Notes: After ending a 29-game losing streak and making its first playoff appearance in school history last season, Bluestem looks to continue its momentum with the return of five offensive starters and six defensive starters.

Schedule: Aug. 31, at Conway Springs; Sept. 7, Medicine Lodge; Sept. 14, Chaparral; Sept. 21, Belle Plaine; Sept. 28, at Douglass; Oct. 5, at NE-Arma; Oct. 12, Remington; Oct. 19, at Sedgwick; Oct. 25, at Wichita Independent.

Chaparral

Clay Wilcox 6-1 295 OL-DL Sr.
Zack Duwe 5-10 160 QB-DB Sr.
Major Weiss 5-10 150 WR-DB Sr.
Conner Dickey 6-1 220 RB-LB Jr.

Coach: Justin Burke, third season, 69-45. 2011: 1-8.

Notes: The combination of QB Duwe and All-CPL receiver Weiss will be important in order for the Roadrunners to avenge last year’s disappointing season. The young defense will be a challenge for Chaparral.

Schedule: Aug. 31, Trinity Academy; Sept. 7, Garden Plain; Sept. 14, at Bluestem; Sept. 21, Medicine Lodge; Sept. 28, at Wichita Independent; Oct. 5, at Cheney; Oct. 12, Douglass; Oct. 19, Conway Springs; Oct. 25, Belle Plaine.

Douglass

Ryker Greenbaum 5-11 215 FB-LB Jr.
Avery McNelly 5-11 160 RB-DB Jr.
Hunter Ackerman 6-2 175 OL-DL Jr.
Braiden Seal 5-10 135 OL-LB So.

Coach: Jeff Ast, third season, 6-13. 2011: 5-5.

Notes: Douglass has a young team this year, but returns three key juniors from last season. The Bulldogs will need to focus on improving fundamentals such as tackling and blocking in order to be successful.

Schedule: Aug. 31, at Garden Plain; Sept. 7, Sunrise; Sept. 14, at Medicine Lodge; Sept. 21, Wichita Independent; Sept. 28, Bluestem; Oct. 5, at Trinity Academy; Oct. 12, at Chaparral; Oct. 19, at Belle Plaine; Oct. 25, Conway Springs.

Medicine Lodge

Bryant Wornkey 5-11 190 RB-LB Sr.
Tyler Small 6-1 260 OL-DL Sr.
Nathan Leibham 5-10 150 WR-DB Sr.
Logan Berthoff 5-11 180 OL-LB Sr.

Coach: Faron Kraft, second season, 4-6. 2011: 4-6.

Notes: Medicine Lodge will depend on its offense with the return of most starters. Wornkey will lead the offense, returning from his seven touchdowns and 442 rushing yards.

Schedule: Aug. 31, at Wichita Independent; Sept. 7, at Bluestem; Sept. 14, Douglass; Sept. 21, at Chaparral; Sept. 28, at Inman; Oct. 5, Sterling; Oct. 12, at Ellinwood; Oct. 19, Sublette; Oct. 25, La Crosse.

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