Varsity Football

A look at East football

Gilmar Barrera. East. (Aug. 12, 2012)
Gilmar Barrera. East. (Aug. 12, 2012) The Wichita Eagle

At a glance

Coach: Brian Byers, sixth season, 20-24

Last season: 2-7

Last five seasons: 25-29

Projected 2012 playoff team? No

Top skill players

Player Ht. Wt. Pos Yr
J.J. Normore 6-5 185 WR Sr.
Garrett Gates 5-10 160 WR Sr.
Deonta Thomas 6-0 205 RB Jr.
T.J. Sparr 6-1 225 QB Sr.

Top linemen

Player Ht. Wt. Pos Yr
Teryn Brown 6-2 230 OL Jr.
Gilmar Barrera 6-3 285 OL Sr.
Michael Flynn 6-1 235 DL Sr.
Carlos Brown 6-1 220 DL Jr.

2011 results

North W,28-14

West W,49-33

at Northwest L,34-6

at South L,28-27

Carroll L,48-7

at Heights L,62-0

Derby L,57-13

Southeast L,41-15

2012 schedule

Aug. 31 North (at Carpenter)

Sept. 7 West (at Northwest)

Sept. 14 at Northwest

Sept. 21 at South

Sept. 28 Kapaun (at WSU)

Oct. 5 Garden City (at Carpenter)

Oct. 12 Heights (at Carpenter)

Oct. 19 at Derby

Oct. 26 Southeast (at Carpenter)

GILMAR BARRERA ON HIS TEAM

What East does well: “We’ve worked harder in the offseason — harder than in any of the three years that I’ve been here. It shows that people are really willing to work hard and get other people interested in coming out.”

What has to improve: “We have to stay away from injuries because we don’t have a lot of depth. I feel like T.J. (Sparr) has great size for a high-school quarterback and Deonta can be a great running back, but we need to develop some more weapons to win games.”

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