MOUNDRIDGE—— The Moundridge High School football team is looking to keep rebuilding after finishing 2-7 finish last season under head coach Jeremiah Meeks. Going into to his third season with the Wildcats, Meeks looking to rely upon his returning skilled players that play both ways to lead the Wildcats to his first winning season.

"Our strengths will be in our skill position players, we have a number of kids that saw a bunch of time on offense and defense at our skill positions. We have two very good QB’s and return both our FB and RB and TE from last year, they are all explosive kids with a ton of upside. Our offensive line will be young and will take some time to mesh early in the year. We will have to develop some depth from our younger classes to fill some holes and add valuable backups."

The Wildcats will have both sophomore Corbin Unruh and senior Dillion Vogts as the two candidates competing for the starting quarterback job. Each provides different skill sets and also see the field in the secondary as well.

"Dillon Vogts will add leadership and compete for our starting QB spot and anchor our secondary. Corbin Unruh will also compete for our QB spot and be a playmaker in the secondary for us," Meeks said.

Moundridge's biggest upside is in the backfield led by their senior playmaker Cody Hazelton at running back and linebacker. He will also be deadly in the return game on special team as well. Daniel Kaufman will be the big man in the middle to be an extra blocker at fullback and will also lead the linebacking corp. Brady Helms returns at tight end and defensive end for the Moundridge and could be the primary No.1 target for whoever is at quarterback. Trevor Kohl anchored offensive line as being a three-year starter. The senior will run both the young offensive line and defensive front for the Wildcats.

"I expect Cody Hazleton and Daniel Kaufman to have big years out of the backfield for us. Brady Helms will continue to develop as a very good pass catching TE for us" Meeks said.

The Wildcats' first two games will be at home, and will finish their season at home. Moundridge lacks depth in the roster, but will continue to utilize what they have as the football program continues to grow.

Moundridge Schedule:

Aug. 31 — Goessel

Sept. 7 — Bennington (8 man game)

Sept. 14 — at Solomon

Sept. 21 — at Pratt-Skyline

Sept. 28 — Macksville (Homecoming)

Oct. 5 — at St.John

Oct. 12 — at Central Plains

Oct. 19 — Little River

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