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Welch Wildcats

Coach: RYAN GLEAVES

Schedule:

8-28 - at Wilson

9-4 - vs. Watts

9-11 - vs. Life Christian

9-25 - at Wesleyan Christian

10-2 - vs. Timberlake

10-9 - at Bluejacket

10-15 - vs. South Coffeyville

10-23 - vs. Copan

10-30 - at Deer Creek-Lamont

11-6 - vs. Medford

Last 7 Years:

2019 - 0-10

2018 - 0-8

2017 - 6-5

2016 - 4-6

2015 - 0-10

2014 - 0-10

2013 - 2-8

OFFENSE
Attitude is everything for Welch this season. A young team fought through a tough season and now the look to fight their way through another difficult schedule with more experience and more players on the team. Head coach Ryan Gleaves is optimistic about the programs future. “Our attitude should be much different than last year. We showed up last year hoping that our low numbers would not prevent us from playing ever game. We overcome that hurdle and this year we will build on the experience that we gained from last year,” said coach Gleaves. “I look for these young men to have a different attitude when coming on the field this year.” Daniel Windle (6-0, 200, Sr.) comes in at tight end giving the coaching staff a nice target in the passing game. Noah Barton (5-9, 160, Jr.) did get in on the action last year at running back and could be the teams every- down back in 2020. Dylan Johnson (6-1, 175, So.) is a pure athlete and a versatile player for the Wildcats and their offense. Other players to watch this season include Ethan Costerisan (5-7, 165, Jr.) at guard and Gage Miller (5-11, 165, So.) at guard.

DEFENSE
Six starters are back on defense including Brady Chenoweth (6-0, 190, Sr.) at defensive end and Barton who returns to play linebacker. Barton had 44 tackles last season while Chenoweth accounted for 31. Costerisan will join Barton at linebacker giving the Wildcats a pair of heavy hitters at the position. Johnathan Shelton (5-9, 185, So.) will plug the middle of the offensive line and work to move the line of scrimmage the other direction. Perryman will pull double duty starting at safety. In 2019 Perryman had 28 tackles and one fumble recovery as a freshman. “I am excited about this group of boys that we have coming back. We will still be young overall, but we gained valuable experience last year. We should continue to get better and better over the next few years as these young men continue to grow physically as well,” said coach Gleaves.

 

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