The New Era - All about Sweet Home since 1929

By Scott Swanson
Of The New Era 

With experience under their belts, Huskies look to even some football scores


August 29, 2017

VARSITY FOOTBALL team members are, in front, from left, Austin Stevens, Travis Thorpe, Tye Moore, Colton Smith, Nick Marler, Keegan Holly, Casey Tow, Peyton Ullrich, Parker Lemmer, Conner Russell and Christian Morris. In the second row, from left, are Coach Corey Warren, Coach Jay Horner, Head Coach Dustin Nichol, Gavin Nichol, Nathan Virtue, Austin James, Austin Sills, Lance Hanson, Jasper Korn, Jackson Royer, Hayden McDonald, Robbie Yunke, Boe Baxter, Coach Cole Horner, Coach Ryan Adams and Coach Brent Gaskey. In the third row, from left, are John Lynn, Kelton Gaskey, Noah Moore, Austin Olin, Blake Keeney, Bryce Nichols, Seven Carson, Bryce Coulter, Nate Jeppsen, Levi Baird, David McMullen and Jake Swanson. Not present for this photo are Hayden Nichol, Caden Knight, Austin Griffin and Damion Shocker.

To get a grip on this year’s Sweet Home football team, it helps to remember last year, when the Huskies paid their dues as a sophomore-dominated football team.

Starting the season with a brand new offense and a dearth of experience, the Sweet Home got a slap upside the head in a 35-2 loss in their opener at Hidden Valley. Then things started to improve, rapidly.

Those sophomores figured things out quickly and, although they finished with a 3-6 record, Sweet Home actually made the playoffs by winning the right games – and a coin toss, playing Marshfield even up until halftime befor...

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