The New Era - All about Sweet Home since 1929

Young grid squad looking to move up this season


September 7, 2011

Members of the varsity football team include, in front, from left, manager Jade Corliss, Scottie Stockman, Colton Schilling, Christian Voldbaek, Colton Holly, Mitch Keenon, Cole Horner, Bryce Vandenberg, Brian Malloy, Ty Collins, manager Caytlin Gillespie and manager Kaci Mauch. In the second row, from left, are manager Kendell Anderson, Austin Rice, Trevor Olson, Wade Paulus, Hunter Bidwell, Spencer Knight, Ty Harvey, Quinn Wise, Josh Wooley, Taylor Conn, JT Weld, Jake Richards, Nate Melcher and Jesse Comstock. In the third row, from left, are Austin Horner, Zane Jackson, Coach Tomas Rosa, Coach Matt Banta, Coach Tom Horn, Head Coach Dustin Nichol, Coach Jay Horner, Coach Randy Whitfield, Coach Darren Perry, Jerohn Coleman and Kyle Wodtli. In rear, from left, are Cory Martin, Zach Murphy, Josh Holman, Alex Armstrong, David Skeen, Angel Negron, Zach Gill, Ashton Stutzman, Avery Shameck, Austin Koershgen and Jacob Smith.

For The New Era

After a 3-7 season last year the Huskies are looking to move up with a strong junior class and some veterans back from 2010.

Sweet Home started the season with a new head coach, Dustin Nichol and a mostly new staff, but then Nichol had to undergo back surgery midway through the campaign. Plus, the team was heavy with seniors who didn’t have a lot of experience.

Still, the Huskies got enough wins in their first year in the Sky-Em League to qualify for a state 4A play-in game and gave host Central a big scare before falling 35-27. Central had beaten Sweet Home on its home...

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