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(AUDIO) Stanton Football hoping to stay healthy and have successful playoff season

(AUDIO) Stanton Football hoping to stay healthy and have successful playoff season

Team: Stanton

Mascot: Mustangs

Colors: Orange and Black

Class: C-2

Head Coach: David Stoddard (6th season) (24-23 career record)

2018 record: 2-7

Returning Starters: N/A

The Stanton Football Team returns quite a few players on offense from last year’s 2-7 team. Head Coach David Stoddard.

“We return two runners in the backfield…Sutton Pohlman and Gage Tighe…both started last year at wing and fullback. We’ve got four returning starters on the line…Mason Bruggeman, Jordan Gartner, Jackson Benson, Christian Flood, and actually Ben Wilke will be back as well depending on how we’re moving with him around. Tight end last year…Trey Elbert….stepped in as a sophomore…he’ll be a junior this year. And we’ve got other contributors on offense. Brennan Wragge has been getting some reps at running back along with Jason Claussen, Devyn Farrier.”

Stoddard says there is a three-way battle for the starting QB spot right now with Parker Krusemark, Matt Reese, and Adam Arens going head-to-head.

Zak Hansen, Marcus Spotanski, Kadyn Fernau, Cade Goger, Moorghan Prusa, Nathan Arens, Alex Reese, and Sam Bates were all lost to graduation.

Stanton is once again in a loaded District with the likes of Norfolk Catholic, Hartington Cedar Catholic, Ponca, Crofton, and Battle Creek. Stoddard says his team can’t get too far ahead of themselves this year.

“A lot of those teams are going to be ranked or have a great chance to be ranked. Just seems like year in and year out you’re getting a lot of great play overall from the teams in our District. And we know it’s going to be a week-by-week thing. We can’t look ahead to even that inside with the non-district season and the district and then hopefully a postseason run. But it is a week-by-week scenario for us.”

The Mustangs open up the season at home against David City on August 30th.

Stoddard adds staying healthy is the key to having success and making the playoffs this season.

2019 Stanton Mustangs Football Schedule:

08/30/19 David City
09/06/19 @ Tekamah-Herman
09/13/19 North Bend Central
09/20/19 Archbishop Bergan
09/27/19 @ Battle Creek
10/04/19 Crofton
10/11/19 @ Ponca
10/18/19 @ Norfolk Catholic
10/24/19 Hartington Cedar Catholic

Click here to listen to Interview with Coach Stoddard 

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