Football Team
Front (from left): Matthew Hafliger, James Opat, Cole Felt, Isaac Brungardt, Hayden Opat, Caden Brown, Tanner Sells. Middle (from left): Assistant Coach Taylor Haxton, Carter Minson, Kolby Walt, Colby Burkhart, Tyler Malsam, Chase Critser, Gavin Garza, Head Coach Pat Haxton, Assistant Coach Jason Draper. Back (from left): Dallas Schneider, Nathaniel Werth, Parker Opat, Kobi Shubert, Cooper Desormiers, Hunter Price, Dillon Dunn, Charlie Russell, Keagan Shubert.





Football team prepares for a soaring season

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Playing for the purple team, Dallas Schneider finds himself facing an imposing yellow defense. The TCHS football team held a scrimmage on Friday, August 24 in order to prepare for the 2018 season. 

By Helen Giefer
Although the football team has not yet participated in a game, Coach Pat Haxton is already excited about his group’s potential. With 22 boys out for the sport, Haxton’s primary goal is “to work hard and try to get the team to get better every day and game.” Twenty of Haxton’s 27 years of coaching football have been as head coach.

Keagan Shubert, Nathaniel Werth, and Dallas Schneider are the three seniors participating in football this year.

Shubert weighed in on some attributes of the team.

“Some goals we have as a team are to be better every time you walk off the field and to always have your brother’s back.” Shubert also pointed out that the team has prepared for the season by spending many hours of the summer in the weight room.

As one of the senior leaders, Shubert’s advice for the younger members of the team is to “never take a single play off. You will never get that play back,” adding that taking a play off could be the difference between a loss and a win for the team.

When asked about the foremost thing that stands out about the team, Shubert stated that there is a family atmosphere in the team, concluding that “the whole team is a close-knit group of guys.”

Varsity Schedule Story Score
8/31 Stockton @ Home 7 p.m.
9/07 Hill City @ Home 7 p.m.
9/14 Brewster-Triplains @ Home (Homecoming) 7 p.m.
9/21 @ Atwood-Rawlins Co. 7 p.m.
9/28 Leoti-Wichita @ Home 7 p.m.
10/05 @ Oberlin-Decatur 7 p.m.

10/12 St. Francis @ Home 7 p.m.

10/19 @ Hoxie 7 p.m.
10/25 @ Clifton-Clyde 6 p.m.