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Red Ravens Battle, But Fall Short In Season Opener


 

 

The Coffeyville Red Ravens started their 2018 season last night at Veterans Memorial Stadium against the Iowa Western Reivers and lost 19 to 6. The Reivers came into this game as the 2017 Region 6 champs and was given a 2 seed in the NJCAA preseason polls. It was also Donor Awareness Game last night at the field as fans wore green in support of both Pat Strohmeier, the mother of the Iowa Westerns coach Scott Strohmeier, and Head coach Aaron Flores as they share a special bond by both undergoing the same lung transplant procedure. The game started as most other opening week games, a bit slow as the first quarter passed with no scoring plays. Reivers came out early in the second quarter and put their first scoring play of 2018 which was an 8 yard pass from QB Tyriek Starks to Richardson to move up by 7, which certainly could have been turned into a couple more touchdowns but the defensive line really came to play for the Red Ravens. Reivers were able to tack on another field goal with 20 seconds in the first half. Red Ravens started Reese Shaw in the first half at the quarterback position who finished at 3-8 for 34 yards, but brought in Carson Proctor in the second half. Proctor wentz 6-11 for 138 yards and brought the Red Ravens their first TD of the year with a 70 yard pass to Thomas. He did throw an interception but that was not the main concern on the offensive side. Despite the experience the offensive line was not giving much time for either back to operate, as the Ravens fumble the football 6 times last night 2 of which were recovered and only rush for just over a yard per carry. The defense did their job keeping the game within reach but the offense just could not get passed the powerful run defense of the Reivers, though fans leave the stadium optimistic of the 2018 season. There were many times you could see strong parts of the offense but only in bits and pieces as they look to improve for week two. Red Ravens travel to Fort Scott next Saturday.

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Red Ravens Football Season Preview


 

A lot of question marks as we head into the 2018 Coffeyville Community College Red Raven football season. Coming off a disappointing 2017 season where they finished 4-7 and had to change coaches just two games into the season due to health concerns for Head Coach Aaron Flores. After a long off season and a successful lung transplant Coach Flores is back and more ready than ever.

 

The Red Ravens are picked to finish 7th out of eight teams in the Kansas Jayhawk Conference and have the preseason number two ranked team in Iowa Western as their first game of the season. Another question mark for CCC is who is going to be under center. Five guys took snaps as the quarterback for the Ravens last year four of them are no on the team and the other one has been moved to WR. Coach Flores says a starter hasn't been named but it has been narrowed down to two guys, Reece Shaw and Carson Proctor.

 

One of the 10 returning players on CCC is Sophomore WR out of Prattsville, Alabama Josh Moore. He says it was good to see Coach Flores come back and healthy and they assistant coaches really stepped up in his absence. Moore also had some high praise for the defense.

 

Coach Flores says Moore has really stepped into his role as a leader of the team and he looks forward to seeing what kind of season he is going to have. CCC kicks off at 7:00pm against Iowa Western and it's Donor Appreciation Night. Iowa Western Head Coach Scott Strohmeier's mom is the honorary captain and will be doing the coin toss. She had the same lung procedure that Coach Flores had. Join Sam Speck and me Matt Jordan on 98.1 tonight as we'll start the pregame at 6:30 and kick off at 7:00.

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High School Football Preview: Sedan


 

Kansas High School Football season gets closer each day. Sedan High School plays eight man football and Head Coach Mick Holt says it presents some challenges that you might not see in your typical eleven on eleven game.

 

Holt says the Blue Devil's season gets underway on August 31st against St. Paul. He says they are one of the tougher matchups on the schedule.

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High School Football Preview: Parsons


 

A Parsons native and former football player returns to the gridiron to take over the coaching duties for the Vikings. Head Coach Kurt Friess says he's been the principal at the elementary for the last eight years but is excited to take over the football team.

 

Friess says the Vikings season kicks off August 31st with a game against Iola.

 

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High School Football Preview: Cherryvale


 

The Cherryvale Chargers made the playoffs last year before being eliminated by rival Caney Valley. Head Coach Harry Hester says if they want to repeat that success they are going to need to find some starters.

 

Hester says the start of the 2018 season looks similar to the end of last season as the Chargers take on the rival Bullpups on August 31st.

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All Road Games for Eureka High Football


 

June 26th a EF3 tornado rips through the town of Eureka for almost two miles. In the path of destruction was the Eureka High School football locker room, equipment room, coaches offices, and equipment. With the loss of the football practice field and game day playing field, Eureka will play the entire 2018 season on the road. New Head Coach Jason Nichols brings 17 years of football coaching experience. The team will rely on a group of returning players to lead them including senior QB Cade Burden, senior OL/DL Jonathan Turner, junior WR/LB Zach Hare, junior OL/DL Brandon Darbyshire, and sophomore OL/DL Ben Sunderland.

 

Despite so many changes and disruptions to the normal start of the football season, Coach Nichols says he's got nothing but positivity so far from not only his players, but fans and the community of Eureka, KS.

 

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