Varsity Football

A look at Maize South football

Nevada Harlan, Maize South. (Aug. 12, 2012)
Nevada Harlan, Maize South. (Aug. 12, 2012) The Wichita Eagle

At a glance

Coach: Brent Pfeifer, fourth season, 11-17

Last season: 5-5, lost to Mulvane in first round of Class 4A playoffs

Last three seasons: 11-17

Projected 2012 playoff team? No

Top skill players

Player Ht. Wt. Pos Yr
Wes Phillips 5-10 155 WR-QB-S Sr.
Ridge McDonald 6-2 175 WR Sr.
Jesse Rogers 5-8 185 RB Sr.
Alex Orth 6-0 195 RB-TE Sr.

Top linemen

Player Ht. Wt. Pos Yr
Austin McCormick 6-4 190 DE Sr.
Aaron Cooper 6-0 190 DE Sr.
Gabe Barcenas 5-11 195 OL Sr.
Mitch Butterfield 5-10 225 C Sr.

2011 results

Circle W,28-7

El Dorado W,7-0

at Winfield L,24-21

at Clearwater L,35-27

Wellington W,14-7

at Collegiate L,44-14

at Trinity W,42-10

Cheney W,33-14

at Andale L,48-6

Mulvane L,43-13

2012 schedule

Aug. 31 at Arkansas City

Sept. 7 Eisenhower

Sept. 14 at Valley Center

Sept. 21 Andover Central

Sept. 28 Goddard

Oct. 5 at Collegiate

Oct. 12 at El Dorado

Oct. 19 Hesston

Oct. 25 at Circle

WES PHILLIPS ON HIS TEAM

What Maize South does well: “I feel like our defensive line is a real strength for us. They’re really aggressive and they’re all seniors so that’s a motivated group of guys. As far as I go, I just really want to be on the field at all times ... I feel like I can make an impact on offense at wide receiver and I defense at safety but if I have to play quarterback to help the team, that’s what I’ll do even if it limits my reps on defense.”

What has to improve: “Drake (Dukes) was the only starter we’ve ever had at quarterback and he really developed into a good player so that’s going to be hard to replace him. I think whoever ends up being the quarterback, whether it’s me or Chase (Bell) or Logan (Mormando) that person is going to have to step up and make plays.”

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