Fall 2013 Football Preview - page 2

THE GARDEN CITY TELEGRAM
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THURSDAY, September 5, 2013
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Page 2 — Sports Source: It’s the special season
Page 3 — Garden City High School: Hill enters 4th year with veteran roster
Page 5 — Holcomb High School: Speed to be big factor for Longhorns
Page 6 — Scott City High School: Beavers will re-load after 3A title run
Page 8 — Ulysses High School: Kenny likes mix of returners for Tigers
Page 9 — Rankings, Top Players: Check out the preseason selections
Pages 10-13 — 8-Man Previews: Ingalls, South Gray eye spot in playoffs
Page 14-15 — A profile of The Telegram area’s 8 new football coaches
Page 16 — An historical look at area high school football stadiums
Page 17-22 — 11-Man Previews: Hi-Plains, GWAC take center stage
Page 23 — Past Kansas prep football champions/Telegram area champions
Page 24-25 — 2012 Prep football playoff results/2012 Area prep football results
Page 26 — 2013 Prep district assignments/2012 Area District standings
Page 27— 2013 Area prep football schedules/2013 Kansas City Chiefs schedule
Table
of Contents
On
the Cover
Cover photos by Becky Malewitz/Telegram. Photography: Brad Nading.
Cover design by Amanda Thompson
On the cover: Area’s new coaches: Top row, left to right — Ashley Seabolt,
Cimarron; Nathan Broeckelman, Greeley County; Greg Brown, Moscow; Chip Ross,
Satanta; John Guerrero, Syracuse. Bottom row, left to right — Faron Kraft, Wichita
County; Aaron Law, South Gray; Scott Martin, Stanton County.
Credits: Brett Marshall, Sports Editor; J. Levi Burnfin, Sports Reporter; Kevin
Thompson, Contributor; Grant Melin, Contributor.
Advertising: Robin Phelan.
Managing Editor: Brett Riggs.
Editor/Publisher: Dena Sattler.
It’s football — fall is in the air
By BRETT MARSHALL
The dog days of summer are nearly
over.
The Kansas City Royals’ bid to be a
playoff contender in 2013 seems to be
a tortured memory of what ifs. It’s not
nice to be teased if you’re a diehard fan.
Summer golf in the mornings will be
more miss than hit, but of course that’s
the nature of my golf game a good por-
tion of the time.
September brings cool evenings and
open windows for sound overnight
sleeping.
It brings crisp mornings and mild
temperatures, an occasional rain and
less than normal wind velocity.
But more than anything, September
brings us the full beginning of high
school’s academic and athletic years.
This year, due to state scheduling,
most fall sports are starting a week later
than normal. The upside is that it pro-
vided most football teams a few extra
practices before the official start of the
nine-week regular season.
As you can see from our front cover
and the pictures and story on pages 14-
15, our main profile this year is the eight
new head football coaches.
That is nearly half of the 18 schools
The Telegram regularly covers.
One of our photographers, Becky
Malewitz, and I took a 2-day road trip
that covered Leoti, Tribune, Syracuse
and Johnson on one day and then
Cimarron, Montezuma (South Gray),
Satanta and Moscow two days later.
It was great to get out and meet the
new coaches, to hear them talk about
the excitement that is building in their
new programs.
Most saw an increase in the numbers
of players who came out for the teams
this year. Only time will tell if the new
coach, more numbers translates into
more wins.
You’ll also want to take a peek at page
16 where we have a listing of our area
football stadiums with some historical
information, documenting their names,
year built, seating capacity. It is incom-
plete and we welcome information to be
added.
This 28-page section would not be
made possible without the cooperation
of our area coaches and athletic direc-
tors. We thank them for sending us the
information and being available for
interviews over the phone. Good luck!
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