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Class 1A state football preview: Olpe vs. Oakley

Class 1A

Who: Oakley (10-2) vs. Olpe (12-0)

When: 1 p.m., Saturday

Where: Fort Hays State

Olpe Eagles

Coach: Chris Schmidt

Key players


QB Damon Redeker 5-11, 160, Jr. (643 rushing yards, 10 TDs; 1,029 passing yards, 22 TDs; 2 TDs on punt returns)

TE Jordan Barnard 6-0, 195, Sr. (339 receiving yards, 9 TDs)

RB Kynden Robert 5-7, 165, Sr. (436 rushing yards, 11 TDs)


LB Ted Skalsky 6-0, 195, Jr. (99 tackles, 15 TFL)

DL Garret Cole 5-10, 190, So. (36 tackles, 16.5 TFL)

SS Derek Hoelting 5-10, 160, Jr. (42 tackles, 3.5 TFL)

“We have good leadership in the upperclassmen and they work really well together and play for each other.”

“Key players have been on line up front and probably the ones I mentioned above, but we are truly a team that needs everyone to do their part.”

“Everyone has accepted their role and worked really hard to get better.”

“We have been pretty good on defense all year long,only allowing 35 points total.”

“We need to do the fundamentals of the game well: tackle, block and execute, be assignment sound. If we do these things, we will have a shot to be a state champion.”

Oakley Plainsmen

Coach: Jeff Hennick


QB Eric Cain 6-0 155, Sr. (38-83 passing, 646 yards)

RB E. Abell 5-19, 180, Sr. (256 caries, 1,979 rushing yards, 26 TDs)


LB Jonathan Temaat 5-11, 175, Sr. (69 tackles, 3 TFL)

DT Christian Koch 5-11, 192, Jr. (54 tackles, 4 TFL)

FS Eric Cain, 6-0, 155, Sr. (6 INTs)

Will Schmidt, 6-1, 165, So. (3 INTs)

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