LINK nky’s preview of the NKY high school football season continues with this look at local Class 1A teams.
CLASS 1A, DISTRICT 4
NEWPORT CENTRAL CATHOLIC THOROUGHBREDS
Breds can throw it but moving on in Class A will come down to defense
Not a lot of mystery here in Class 1A here. Just start where 2021 left off – with Newport Central Catholic.
While none of the local small school teams have been done any favors by Northern Kentucky’s changing demographics, NewCath is the team that was once busting heads in the fabled GCL against the likes of Cincinnati teams Elder, St. Xavier, Roger Bacon, Purcell, and Moeller.
And for sending players, including Kentucky’s first Mr. Football Frank Jacobs, to the likes of Notre Dame for national championships. And where Bob Schneider’s 345 wins were good for fourth-most in Kentucky history.
Not that the other challengers – Bellevue, Dayton, and Ludlow – haven’t all won state championships in the single A class. They have. An amazing accomplishment and credit to the spread of talent here historically.
But that was then. Now, you’re looking at a NewCath team with five 2A state championships, the most recent a decade ago in 2012. And the Thoroughbreds are in Class 1A where they outscored their district rivals, 237-74, in five games in 2021, an average margin of 47.4 to 14.8.
But two playoff wins in District rematches against Bellevue and Dayton hardly prepared NewCath for No. 1 Russellville on the road, a 21-0 shutout that has Coach Stephen Lickert making that third game in the playoffs the magic marker for the program.
“Until we go and get out of that third round . . .” he says, and then there’s the part that makes that difficult. “We never are going to have a home game in that third round with our schedule.”
They open with 6A Campbell County, then throw in 4A Covington Holmes and add one of their old Cincinnati rivals like Roger Bacon and it’s hard to get their RPI high enough against teams downstate who do not play those kinds of opponents.
“The RPI stinks for us,” Lickert says. “We’d be better off playing Pikeville . . . Now if we beat Campbell County, it’s two wins,” Lickert says.
Another way to make it work is with a pitching-catching trio of returnees. There’s junior quarterback Kolton Smith, who at nearly 6-foot-5 and 210 pounds, looks more like the tight end he was for much of his career, and leading receivers Luke Runyon and Matthew Landrum who combined for 75 catches for 1,190 yards and 15 touchdowns last fall.
With 2,196 yards passing on 143 for 237 with 26 TDs against eight interceptions, Smith was responsible for those numbers with a big arm that gets the ball deep without a great deal of effort.
“He’s for sure learning how to read defenses,” Landrum says of Smith. “He hasn’t played quarterback for that long. Last year, he tried to zip the ball as hard as he could. Not now.”
Runyon, the leadoff hitter on NewCath’s regional baseball finalists last spring and a three-year starter in football, wanted to talk defense. He and Landrum are both corners. “Defense wins championships, they say,” Runyon says, “we should be all right.”
One big adjustment for the ‘Breds is playing with no home field now that Newport Stadium has been ruled unsafe for fan occupancy. “We’ll play four games at Covington Catholic with our first game at Thomas More,” Lickert says.
That would work out to the Campbell County game at TMU opening night Aug. 19 with Holmes, Newport, Bellevue, and Beechwood at CovCath. And despite the enrollment numbers battle, Lickert said he’s pleased to report that after playing with a 37-man roster last fall, the Breds have 43 now.
Aug 19 Campbell County (at TMU)
Aug 26 Holmes (at CovCath)
Sep 2 At Roger Bacon (Cincinnati), OH
Sep 8 At Walton-Verona
Sep 16 At Covington Holy Cross (at TMU)
Sep 23 Newport (at CovCath)
Oct 6 At Ludlow
Oct 14 At Dayton
Oct 20 Bellevue (at CovCath)
Oct 28 Beechwood (at CovCath)
16 Chad Atkins WR, DB Sr. 13 Chris Meyer WR, DB So.
66 Mason Baas OL, DL So. 56 Eli Morgan OL, DL Sr.
12 Ryan Barth WR, PK, P Sr. 18 Ryan Mullen PK, P Sr.
Dakota Burton So. 74 Mason Neff OL, DL Jr.
26 Kaleb Cole RB, LB So. Noah Ohradzansky Jr.
15 Louie Collopy QB, S So. 8 Kameron Patterson RB, LB Jr.
Ben Colwell Fr. Malcom Perrin Fr.
Aidan Dance Fr. 50 Grant Powell OL, DL Sr.
Axel Dance Jr. Will Rapier Sr.
24 Mitchell Doeker WR, DB Jr. 23 Brady Reckers TE, LB Sr.
Dominic Enzweiler So. 11 Nick Rouse WR, DB Sr.
29 Charlie Ford WR, DB So. 4 Luke Runyon RB, S Sr.
65 CJ Gavin OL, DL Sr. Will Sandfoss Fr.
Jacob Hoffstedder Fr. 64 Nic Shafer OL, DL Sr.
78 Colton Hunt OL, DL So. 6 George Simons WR, PK, P Sr.
Noah Jacob Fr. 14 Kolton Smith QB, S Jr.
17 Tyler Kevill PK Jr. Jacob Sullivan Jr.
28 Landon Kraft WR, LB So. 52 Evan Turpin OL, DL Jr.
3 Matthew Landrum WR, CB Sr. 7 Demetrick Welch RB, LB Jr.
Mario League Fr. Christian Woods Jr.
75 Gabe Lyons OL, DL So. 72 Landyn York OL, DL Jr.
Mason McCloskey Jr.
Class: 1A Win-Loss Records Season Class District* RPI**
Russellville 449 169 12 – 2 5 – 1 3 – 0 .74616
Pikeville 477 155 14 – 2 9 – 0 5 – 0 .73197
Raceland 506 191 12 – 2 6 – 1 5 – 0 .71955
Kentucky Country Day 350 239 10 – 3 5 – 1 5 – 0 .69482
Bishop Brossart 312 102 12 – 1 8 – 1 5 – 0 .65425
Sayre 342 171 8 – 3 8 – 3 1 – 3 .65217
Bethlehem 576 174 11 – 3 7 – 2 5 – 0 .63742
Holy Cross (Louisville) 322 205 9 – 4 3 – 2 3 – 2 .63099
Hazard 291 216 8 – 5 3 – 2 3 – 2 .61651
Eminence 439 369 7 – 4 3 – 4 1 – 3 .60433
Newport Central Catholic 383 284 9 – 4 5 – 1 5 – 0 .60135
Betsy Layne 386 300 8 – 3 2 – 3 1 – 3 .58364
Williamsburg 383 262 8 – 4 4 – 2 4 – 0 .57702
Paintsville 364 263 6 – 6 3 – 3 3 – 2 .57636
Frankfort 376 220 7 – 5 7 – 3 3 – 2 .55058
Crittenden County 301 235 5 – 7 2 – 3 2 – 2 .52287
Pineville 369 255 8 – 4 6 – 2 3 – 2 .51673
Nicholas County 263 185 7 – 6 4 – 4 3 – 2 .50232
Bracken County 188 195 5 – 6 1 – 5 1 – 3 .49040
Campbellsville 123 260 3 – 8 2 – 3 1 – 3 .48467
Dayton 192 317 5 – 7 3 – 6 2 – 3 .47739
Paris 175 196 4 – 7 2 – 5 0 – 4 .47739
Berea 174 239 4 – 7 1 – 6 0 – 4 .46998
Fort Knox 174 377 4 – 7 0 – 7 0 – 4 .46808
Harlan 254 401 4 – 7 1 – 5 1 – 3 .45107
Ludlow 246 324 3 – 8 3 – 4 2 – 2 .44354
Phelps 157 316 3 – 9 0 – 6 0 – 4 .43848
Bellevue 114 457 1 – 10 0 – 5 0 – 4 .38449
Fulton County 94 447 1 – 10 0 – 3 0 – 3 .37378
Lynn Camp 72 305 0 – 11 0 – 4 0 – 3 .32684
Fairview 74 418 0 – 12 0 – 6 0 – 4 .31351
Panthers putting their hopes on ‘experience’ and ‘chemistry
Greg Taphouse is pretty upbeat about his Panthers’ chances this season. “We return a ton of experience and have great team chemistry,” the Ludlow coach says as he enters season No. 6 with a team that finished 3-8 last fall. “We return our entire line and have a good core of juniors and seniors.”
The numbers back that up. Ludlow returns nine starters – eight on offense, nine on defense – with Jaxson Rice and Danny Richardson the offensive leaders and Ethan Powell and Tommy King the defensive leaders for the Panthers.
The schedule is interesting with the Panthers opening downriver at Gallatin County Aug. 19, then traveling to Ohio for a game at Lockland before heading down to the edge of the Bluegrass for a game at Paris. Week 4 has Ludlow home at Rigney Stadium for the first time against Carroll County with Bishop Brossart coming in the next week as the first Northern Kentucky opponent.
The only other Class A schools locally “are all in our district,” Taphouse says of a roster that should be somewhere “in the mid-30s” this season. So by definition, “unless you play up” and don’t care about playing schools your size, you better be ready to travel a bit.
Taphouse did do a bit of travelling to get here.
Like the man he succeeded at Ludlow, Rick Hornsby, Taphouse, a Gwinnett County, Ga. athlete who played at Morehead State, has been at Ludlow for a decade. “I married a Northern Kentucky girl from Ft. Wright,” he says of Amy Weckenbrock, a Morehead soccer player from Notre Dame. Her brothers, Mark and Greg, were athletes of note at Covington Catholic.
“I enjoy it here,” Taphouse says, “a small-town community where you know everybody.”
One player Taphouse knows he’s comfortable turning the team over to is his new quarterback, Jaxson Rice, who switched from catching the ball last year to throwing it. “He’s just an athlete,” Taphouse says, “he’ll fit right in with what we’re trying to do.”
Which is? “Throwing the ball more,” he says. “We’ll be about 50-50 run-pass. Jaxson can read a defense after being a receiver.”
“I think I like quarterback,” Rice says, “it’s better for me there.”
Senior two-way lineman Richardson and wide receiver/defensive backs Powell and King give the Panthers a four-man leadership crew Taphouse trusts.
Class A District play doesn’t get under way until Oct. 6 with the arrival of favorite Newport Central Catholic at Rigney and Dayton Oc. 21 wrapped around a trip to Bellevue Oct. 14.
Aug 19 At Gallatin County
Aug 26 Lockland, OH
Sep 9 At Paris
Sep 16 Carroll County
Sep 23 Bishop Brossart
Sep 30 At Mason County
Oct 6 Newport Central Catholic
Oct 14 At Bellevue
Oct 21 Dayton
Oct 28 At Holy Cross (Covington)
14 Colin Anicka Fr. 34 Andrew Kendall Sr.
21 Dameyn Anness Fr. 5 Tommy King WR, DB Sr.
18 Devlyn Anness Sr. 10 Jackson Mays Fr.
23 Prescott Baer Jr. 80 Brayden McDaniel So.
32 Brendan Branham Jr. 11 Collin McDaniel Sr.
30 Jaylen Bridges RB, LB Sr. 50 Ben McMillen OL, DE Sr.
66 Matt Brock OL, DL So. 23 Keedon Moore WR, DB So.
57 Camden Caudill Sr. 61 Gabe Payne DL So.
28 Byron Conley So. 20 Elijah Perrin Jr.
52 Kaleb Durain OL, DL Jr. 8 Ethan Powell WR, DB Jr.
60 Matthew Engel OL, DL Jr. 18 Breckin Ralston WR, DB Jr.
72 Corbin Herald OL, DL Jr. 2 Jaxson Rice WR, DB, PK Sr.
60 Ashton Hummel Fr. 58 Danny Richardson OL, DL Sr.
40 Dustin Jones OL, DL Jr. 6 Corey Riggs Jr.
64 Elias Kay OL, DL Jr. 1 Harlan Strange
Smaller squad has bigger ‘Devils ready to come right at opponents – and their coach loving it
After losing 21 seniors the past two seasons, Coach Jesse Herbst isn’t backing down a bit from his expectations for his Greendevils team that finished 5-7 last fall.
“We will be young after graduating all those seniors over the past two seasons,” Herbst said, as he looked ahead to summer practice. “But we will be competitive in our district and have already set the goal to compete for the District championship!”
That was before August practice in pads. What Herbst thought he was going to like about this 33-man team – down from 47 a year ago – well, he really, really likes what he’s seeing.
“I’m so happy with this team. We thought this year would be our biggest challenge,” he says of his veteran staff. “But our first 12-13 guys can play football. It’s so different from last year. It’s addition by subtraction. I love those guys from last year but this year’s group has such solid character.”
Herbst would know. He’s the Dayton dean of students. He knows these kids on and off the field.
Start with quarterback Russell McIntyre, “a returning starter who has had an amazing offseason,” Herbst says. McIntyre threw for 571 yards and six touchdowns in the ground-oriented Greendevils offense last season while running for another 272 with four TD.
McIntyre, just 5-foot-7, will play baseball in college and made the Reds traveling team this summer but had to drop out after injuring his non-throwing shoulder. Luckily for Dayton, that allowed him to start football on time.
“We’ll run the veer, double-team everybody, run the clock, and shorten the game,” Herbst says. “I like running the ball.”
Having Landon Hopper, a 6-foot, 200-pound running back helps. He’s put on 25 pounds after three seasons as a DB. “He’s the whole package,” Herbst says, “he makes it happen (for us), and he’s under the radar.”
One player who could get Herbst to re-think his opinion on passing is basketball player Mason Johnson, a lean 6-foot, 150-pounder, who can go up and get it – and most importantly, catch it. “I call him ‘Velcro,’ “ Herbst says. “In our seven-on-seven work, he was amazing.”
Finally, there’s 5-10, 240-pound DeAngelo Jiminez, the third brother to play for Dayton, a two-way lineman who will line up at center on offense.
On defense, the leader will be Caleb Crutchfield, a DB/OLB “up-and-coming junior who had an amazing sophomore season and we expect great things this fall.”
“I love these guys,” Herbst says. “I’ve had them for three-four years now.”
Much like Ludlow, Dayton will do some early traveling, opening Aug. 26 at Pendleton County, then heading to Frankfort the next week for Western Hills followed by a trip down into the mountains to Estill County. Lexington Sayre and Bracken County visit Davis Field the next two weeks before the start of District play Oct. 7 at Bellevue in the neighborhood rivalry everyone in both towns has marked on their calendars.
Aug 26 At Pendleton County
Sep 2 At Western Hills
Sep 9 At Estill County
Sep 16 Sayre
Sep 23 Bracken County
Oct 7 At Bellevue
Oct 14 Newport Central Catholic
Oct 21 At Ludlow
Oct 28 Eminence
68 Nick Baldwin OL, DL Sr. 33 Connor Morgan WR, DB So.
9 Kevin Buemi WR, DB So. 27 Matthew Morgan TE, LB Sr.
13 Caleb Crutchfield WR, DB Jr. 24 Chad Nickell OT, DT So.
14 Dylan Davis RB, S Sr. 17 Ethan Patterson TE, DB Jr.
60 Mason Fromeyer OL, DE So. 74 Joseph Powers OL, DL Sr.
80 Brayden Hall TE, LB Sr. 12 Blake Puchta TE, LB So.
18 Carson Hard WR, DB Jr. 63 Jose Sanchez OL, DL Jr.
99 DeAngelo Jimenez C, DL Jr. 4 Eric Simpson FB, DB Jr.
25 Mason Johnson QB, TE, DE Jr. 52 Chris Watts OL, DE So.
7 Russell McIntyre QB, DB Sr. 76 Peyton Young OL, DL So.
70 Elijah Meiggs OL, DL So.
Numbers game makes for serious challenge – to both coach and players at Bellevue
In 40 years of coaching high school football and now in his 20th year as a head coach, Dave Brausch had thought he’d pretty much seen it all. His 10 years at Lebanon produced an Ohio state champion, before stints at Sandusky Perkins, Clermont Northeastern, and Amelia and then back home in Kentucky at Bracken County and most recently, as an assistant at Holmes.
“I retired from Ohio,” and then unretired when he got Bracken its first-ever nine-win season and then after three years at Holmes, retired again – from football. “For about a month,” said the former Campbell County and Thomas More athlete with a 129-79 record as a head coach. And then the opportunity to get things going at Bellevue came along.
“It’s different,” from anything he’s ever done, Brausch says of the numbers game they’re playing at Bellevue. “It’s definitely unique . . . when you start with 20 kids, if you have a couple missing, you’re down to 17-18.” And that means no 11 on 11 – ever. Until you get to the actual games.
What Brausch is attempting to do is “change the culture,” as in convincing kids that vacations in August are probably not the way to go. This is a place numbers-wise he’s never been before, Brausch says. “We had 25 at Bracken.”
But juicing up the numbers won’t be easy with a 20-man roster that had no sophomores until this week when one came out. “I’ve never had that before,” Brausch says, a near shutout in a class. “Nine of them are freshmen, with three juniors, and eight seniors.”
Of those freshmen, “we’ll have four or five playing at all times,” Brausch says. “We have to hold on to those nine freshmen and build from there.”
But he’s done that before. His state-champion Lebanon team started three freshmen the year he got there and went on later in their careers to win it all.
“It’s going to take at least three years,” Brausch says, with that near-open sophomore class. His goal at a school where only three in Kentucky – Paris, Phelps, and Harlan — are playing football with a smaller enrollment is to get eight or nine of Bellevue’s 25-boy classes per year and get the numbers up that way.
After a 1-10 season and with two major trips downstate to Metcalfe County and Magoffin County and a season-ending finish against Class A favorite NewCath and his former Holmes team, a 4A power, that’s a long way away.
Is there a number you can’t go below, Brausch is asked. He does the quick math. You have to have seven on the line of scrimmage to run a play and at least one player in the backfield to snap the ball to, he figures. So that’s eight.
The hope is they don’t have to go there. But there’s no doubt, for Brausch and his veteran assistant, fellow 40-year coaching vet and multiple hall-of-famer Jeff McCarthy, the onetime Campbell County great at quarterback, this season will require a great deal of creativity.
“You can’t practice as long . . . and you have to be careful about hitting because you can’t afford any injuries,” Brausch says. He’s lucky to have two senior leaders for the young guys to rally around.
“Neither one of these guys has missed a day of practice all year,” he says of center/linebacker James Long and running back/linebacker Steven Meyers who will be tasked with providing the on-field leadership for those freshmen.
“I’m used to it,” Meyers says of the low numbers not unlike a year ago, “it is what it is. But we’ve got eight seniors.” And a guy like Meyers who will play three spots – running back, quarterback, and tight end – and that’s just on offense.
“We’ll just have to push ourselves,” says 250-pound two-way senior lineman Long with college aspirations. “We’ll just get closer and closer,” he says of how the team can make up for lack of individuals. One thing he really likes is the all-new practice gear including the padding for the outside of the helmets. “I love it,” he says.
Aug 19 Holy Cross (Covington)
Aug 26 At Metcalfe County
Sep 1 At Bishop Brossart
Sep 9 At Magoffin County
Sep 16 At Gallatin County
Sep 30 Newport
Oct 7 Dayton
Oct 14 Ludlow
Oct 20 Newport Central Catholic
Oct 28 At Holmes
2 Eddie Bivens WR, CB Fr. 42 Keegan Rizzo RB, S Sr.
65 Chandler Campbell OT, DT Sr. 73 Amari Rogers G, DT Fr.
24 Landon Corley RB, LB Jr. 11 Kayne Ross RB, S Fr.
63 Jackson Day OT, LB Jr. 22 TJ Southwick WR, S Sr.
71 Derrick Fortner G, DT Fr. 51 John Stiner G, DT Sr.
77 Cleon Graham G, DT Jr. 3 Kameron Stokes WR, LB Fr.
74 James Long C, DE Sr. 60 Arion Stuckey OT, DT Fr.
15 Steven Meyers RB, LB Sr. 1 Aaron Vogt WR, S Sr.
50 Ethan Noonchester G, DE Sr. 58 Patrick Vogt OT, DE Fr.
4 Jordan Pendleton RB, CB Fr. 17 Tristan Woodyard QB, CB Fr.
BISHOP BROSSART MUSTANGS
New look Mustangs will try to win the same old way . . . with defense
They’re not exactly starting over but this Mustang team will have a whole new look this season.
In a downstate district separated from Northern Kentucky, it wasn’t always easy to appreciate fully what the 12-1 Bishop Brossart Mustangs accomplished last season. But here’s one accomplishment that can’t be overstated.
Holding opponents to 7.8 points a game with an amazing six shutouts (over Bellevue, Dayton, Holy Cross, Bracken County, and Nicholas County (twice), the Mustangs of Paul Wiggins led the state in the team defense category: No. 1 stopping opponents’ scoring.
“And it could have been seven” says Brossart Coach Paul Wggins Jr. Against Newport in a 21-7 win, that one touchdown was a scoop and score” – not on the defense.
All told, the Mustangs gave up just 54 points in the first 12 games. Did Wiggins and his coaches see it coming? “No, we did not,” he says, “not at all. We had a lot of questions. But we had a group of seniors who saw the senior class before them not get to go because of COVID.”
Those nine seniors are gone but with a 50-man roster, the Mustangs hope to be able to move past the loss of those veterans. “That’s the largest we’ve ever had,” Wiggins says, as his staff works to develop the right balance in coaching that large a squad.
But if the story of the first 12 games was the state’s most stingy defense and a district championship, Game 13 was a completely different story. On the road, 110 miles upriver at No. 3 Class A Raceland, a power for forever in the state’s small school ranks.
It was clear that the first dozen games had not prepared the Mustangs for the challenge. That 48-7 loss was the only blemish for the Alexandria guys, who had given up just 40 points total against 11 of those opponents.
How to explain what happened? “It’s easy,” Wiggins says of his young 14-year-old program, “Raceland has been a traditional 1A power forever. We’re making strides but we’re still growing, we’re not there yet.”
As for Raceland, “they’re really big . . . and this year, they’re playing Highlands,” Wiggins says.
With only 11 seniors last season on a 39-man roster, the Mustangs have increased to 50 this year. And for the first time, “we have a lot of players who have played peewee football and at our middle school,” he says.
But not many who have played at the varsity level. Just four starters return on defense and none – the entire line and backfield are gone – on offense.
“We’re a lot smaller – and a lot quicker,” Wiggins says. Keegan Gulley, a 6-foot, 170-pound sophomore who played a bit as a freshman last year, will get the nod at quarterback.
On defense, look for three returnees to lead the way. Defensive end Austin Schadler “is one of our bigger dudes and at 6-foot and 205 pounds, he’s not that big,” Wiggins says.
Schadler is joined by linebackers Eli Twehues and Evan Orth, who is “as good as it gets,” according to Wiggins. “Not big dudes but fit guys.”
What made Brossart’s defense so effective, he says, is that “we were really good on first and second downs and forced teams out of their comfort zone . . . We’re going to try to do that again, and even our guys who didn’t start got a lot of experience.”
Brossart plays up early, with three 2A teams – Newport in the Aug. 26 opener, Holy Cross, and Lloyd Memorial – in the first four games with Bellevue Sept. 1 in Game 2.
As far as District play, Wiggins says his guys are motivated by being picked third in the district behind a pair of teams – Nicholas County and Bracken County – they beat by a total of 86-0 in three games in 2021.
Aug 26 Newport
Sep 1 Bellevue
Sep 9 At Covington Holy Cross
Sep 16 At Lloyd Memorial
Sep 23 At Ludlow
Sep 30 At Nicholas County
Oct 7 Bracken County
Oct 14 Paris
Oct 28 Pendleton County
17 Alex Amin WR, LB Jr. 25 Austin Oergel Jr.
33 Issac Amin Fr. 5 Evan Orth RB, CB Sr.
26 Nicholas Cozzi Fr. 15 Luke Piscitello WR, LB Sr.
40 Eli Davis Fr. 11 Eli Pittman OL, RB, DL, LB Jr.
30 Everett Dawson Fr. 60 Avery Racke So.
80 Noah Everett Jr. 85 Matthew Riegler Fr.
12 Nate Geiman So. 18 Landon Ruth Fr.
22 Landon Geyer So. 12 Austin Schadler RB, LB Sr.
66 Henry Goering OL, DE Jr. 8 Nathan Schalk WR, LB Sr.
54 Matthew Goering Fr. 56 Joe Schroeder So.
6 Keegan Gulley So. 83 Luke Schroeder Jr.
75 Nathan Heck OL, DL Jr. 20 Anthony Schuck Fr.
61 Evan Herget So. 34 Emerson Schwegmann So.
7 Tyler Holtz So. 42 David Sheffel So.
3 Nolan Jordan Sr. 79 Greg Sheffel Sr.
53 Michael Keitz Fr. 77 Derek Smith OL, DL Jr.
10 Brayden Ketron WR, CB Sr. 81 Tyler Smith Jr.
44 Luke Kohls Fr. 52 Eli Twehues RB, LB Sr.
13 Tyler Kriedenweis RB, DB Sr. 23 Riley Twehues So.
51 Nolan Kruse Fr. 24 Sam Wade So.
82 Conner Lachenmann Fr. 67 William Webster Fr.
2 Derek Martin WR, DB Sr. 9 Sam Willike Sr.
84 Mason McKinzie Fr. 59 Shane Willike So.
14 Mason Meyer WR, DB Sr. Jantzen Wittrock Sr.
71 Alex Noe So. 4 Logan Woosley Sr