The annual Spring Hill High school football soap scrimmage is set for Aug, 26, 7 p.m. at the district stadium.
A non-perishable food item (cans, cake mixes) allows entrance to the game. All non-perishable food items are donated to the Spring Hill food bank to be distributed to families in need in and around the Spring Hill area. Attendees can also bring Gatorade mixes for the players to use during practices.
Second year coach Jason Feeback has been preparing his team for a Sept. 2 opener at Tonganoxie.
The Broncos look to be vastly improved over last years 2-7, sixth place finish in the Frontier League.
“We are excited about the improvements our players have made on and off the field,” said Feeback. “Eight starters return on offense and six on defense. We return a solid nucleus of players and expect to be much better this season.”
Returning starters include senior Sam Arnold, 6’2”, 250 lbs offensive and defensive lineman; senior Joseph Briggs, 5’11”, 175 lbs linebacker; senior Sam Christy, 5’10” , 240 lbs offensive and defensive lineman; junior Keegan Crotchet, 5’11” , 215 lb offensive lineman; senior Trey Cygan, 5’9”, 170 lb wide receiver and defensive back; junior Nathan Ewing 6’2”, 170 lb wide receiver; senior Aaron George, 6’4”, 240 lb defensive lineman; Jacob James, 6’0” , 220 lb offensive and defensive lineman; senior Justyn Kyner, 6’1”, 180 lb linebacker; Nick Sprague, 6’3” , 220 lb senior offensive lineman; Ty Straw, 5’8”, 160 lb senior runningback; Jake Vandaele, 5’10” , 170 lb senior defensive back.
Showing great promise so far in preseason have been Jake Letteelier, 6’2” , 175 lb senior quarterback and defensive back; and Mason Bell, 5’10”, 160 lb senior slot back and defensive back.
Following the opener at Tonganoxie, Spring Hill remains on the road week two at Basehor-Leawood. First home game comes Sept. 16 versus rival Paola.
A preseason poll placed the Paola Panthers as league favorites. Ottawa ranked second.