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  • Writer's pictureBret & Amber Tueller

High School Football

Coach Eric Rice looks to have a breakout year this season in his fifth year at Douglas County. Under Rice, the Huskies have

never amassed more than one win, but they are hopeful to finish with their first winning record this season. Rice will look to his senior leaders of Lish,

Stonebraker, Wilhelm and McConnell to produce on the offensive side of the ball.

Look for another balanced attack this year as the Husky offense tries to keep the

opposing defenses guessing,

The defense will be led by juniors Rogelstad and Absher, who will need to make up for over 23 tackles per game they lose from the graduating leaders of last year’s squad. If the defense can improve on their allowance of 36 points per game last year, it will go a long way to helping coach Rice have his most successful season thus far. The Huskies will also look to replace Tanner Rinker in the kicking game.

Castle View looks to rebound from a disappointing campaign in 2022 which saw the team come away with their worst record in six seasons. When asked, Coach

Handke says his team is angry.

The Sabercats will rely on their defense to right the ship. Returning leaders Nieto and Ochoa will try to bolster their outputs from last year to keep opposing offenses out of the endzone. They will have Ben

Knox behind in the secondary as well as returning kicks.

The quarterback position is up for

grabs. Coach Handke will have to find scoring somewhere with young and inexperienced groups at running back and wide reciever. Juniors Aaron Perry and Sam Harry will look to step up and fill the void vacated by the offensive stat leaders last year. If the Sabercats are going to get back to winning, Coach Handke will need to channel their anger into focus.


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