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THE GARDEN CITY TELEGRAM
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THURSDAY, September 5, 2013
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Satanta’s Jesus Garcia runs the bal on a play during a game last
season against Ingalls. The Indians will be seeking to snap a los-
ing streak this year under new coach Chip Ross, who is a 1996
graduate of Satanta High School and a former player at Garden City
Community College.
8-man:
Greeley Co. has new grid coach
GREELEY COUNTY
JACKRABBITS
After winning only one game
in the two previous seasons, the
Greeley County Jackrabbits will
be looking to get back in the win-
ning column with a new head
coach and three returning players
playing both sides of the ball.
With leading rusher Isaiah
Stone and leading passer Cesar
Yanez lost to graduation, the
Jackrabbits return three talented
players but will need more new
faces stepping up this year.
Senior Elijah Stone (5-6, 140)
returns for Greeley County at
quarterback and safety. Stone car-
r i e d
the ball 26 times for 117
yards and three touch-
downs last
year and led
the team in
r e c e i v i n g
with
nine
recept i ons
for 295
yards and five
touchdowns. Stone also led the
team with 146 tackles and four
interceptions a season ago. Junior
Cody Harney (6-4, 195) also returns
for the Jackrabbits at running
back and defensive end after mak-
ing 57 tackles, one sack, and one
caused fumble on the defensive
side while rushing nine times for
23 yards and making seven recep-
tions for 85 yards on the offensive
side last season. Ty Ibarra (6-0,
155) will also come back for the
Jackrabbits at wide receiver and
defensive end.
“We will not be very big so
our quickness will be our
strength,” said head coach Nathan
Broeckelman. “We have two
seniors out who are very competi-
tive, so they will be the leaders of
the team for our young squad.
With last year’s winless season,
coach Broeckelman knows he still
has lots of work cut out for him
and his team.
“We only scored 94 points last
season with just over 1,200 total
yards of offense, but we have a
completely new offensive system
which the kids are excited for,”
Broeckelman said. “So learn-
ing the offense and being disci-
plined will be keys to success.
Defensively, we just need to con-
tinue to improve, meaning ‘play’
our roles in the defense.”
Greeley County will host
Northwest Kansas League rival
Hoxie for its first game of the 2013
season.
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GREELEY COUNTY JACKRABBITS
League: Northwest Kansas
Class: 8-man Div. II, District 6
Coach: Nathan Broeckelman, 1st year
Sept. 6—
HOXIE
Sept. 13—
at Dighton
Sept. 20—
GOLDEN PLAINS*
Sept. 27—
at Moscow
Oct. 4—
at Wheatland-Grinnell*
Oct. 11—
WALLACE COUNTY*
Oct. 18—
at Triplains/Brewster*
Oct. 25—
CHEYLIN*
Oct. 31—
WESKAN*
*—
Denotes District Game
——
2012 Results
Record: 0-9
Aug. 31—
at Hoxie, L 52-6
Sept. 7—DIGHTON, L 54-6
Sept. 14—at Golden Plains*, L 46-0
Sept. 21—MOSCOW, L 44-26
Sept. 28—WHEATLAND-GRINNELL*, L 30-6
Oct. 5—at Wallace County*, L 59-0
Oct. 12—TRIPLAINS/BREWSTER*, L 40-26
Oct. 19—at Cheylin*, L 40-18
Oct. 25—at Weskan*, L 52-6
*—Indicates District Game
INGALLS BULLDOGS
After falling just short of the 8-
man Div. II playoffs a year ago, the
Ingalls Bulldogs, with six return-
ing players on both the offensive
and defensive sides of the ball,
will be looking for that playoff
appearance this season.
With only Jordan Irsik and
Nathan Hale lost from a year
ago, the Bulldogs still have plen-
ty of hungry and young players
back, including four sophomores.
Sophomore Josh Irsik (5-6, 150) is
back at running back and safety
after leading the team with 381
rushing yards as a
freshman last sea-
son. Two more
sophomores
B r a n s o n
S a n d o v a l
(5-7,
145)
and
Dawson
Sandoval (5-8, 155)
both return to play
at running back/wide
receiver and linebacker. Branson
led the team with 60 solo tack-
les and four interceptions while
Dawson led with 12 sacks last year
for the Bulldogs. Junior quar-
terback Zeke Cox (6-0, 170) also
returns for the Bulldogs after
leading the team with 1,161 pass-
ing yards and 18 touchdowns last
year.
“We statrted a bunch of under-
classmen last year, so we have
some experience coming back,”
said head coach Ted Brown. “Our
team speed is a strength of ours
as well heading into the season.”
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