Wildcat leaders ready to step up
     2012-08-23      By Jerry Purvis    news@geringcitizen.com
Coming off a 1-7 record in 2011, the Banner County football team returns all but two players and plan to make a bigger impact in their conference this season.
Third year coach Kenny Stauffer said he’s seeing some good things from early team practices. “I’m seeing a lot more leadership this year than I’ve seen in the past,” he said. “A lot of them are stepping up and want to be leaders on the team. They’re starting out with a really good attitude and it’s a lot different team than we’ve had the last two years.”
The Wildcats only lost two players last year. One freshman has joined the team as well as a junior who decided to go out for the first time.
“The team has set a goal to finish with a .500 record for the season,” he said. “They’d also like to make a playoff game. They’ve taken it on themselves to go 110 percent on every play, no matter what the score is.”
Stauffer pointed out that Garden County and Sedgewick County, Colo. are perhaps the toughest opponents they’ll face this season. But their first game comes up on Aug. 31 when the Wildcats are on the road to face the Morrill Lions.
“We’re pretty excited about that game,” Stauffer said. “This is Morrill’s first year in 8-man and they’re excited to play a bigger school. It’s going to be a fun game.”

Share this story on Facebook
LOGIN or REGISTER for exclusive access to premium content

Good Morning friend!
Recently Read Sports
1348Wildcat leaders ready to step up
922Bearcat tennis wraps regular season
1007Seacat boys swim to fourth at Omaha meet
917Gering runners first
1009Scottsbluff, Gering golf teams headed to state
980Tennis teams finish at state
898Young golfer makes excellence her goal
570State tourney host Gering gets swept out
848Bearcat boys finish big season at state tournament
639Howton signs with Midland
1437Gering golfers drive toward return to state tourney
1267All Points West: Dealing with Lochte monster
876Underdog Bearcat girls ready for state challenge
1388Golfers finish H.S. career at state
907Gering volleyball stumbles
668Women’s Work
844Gering girls cross finish line third
819Bearcats finish third at state golf: Bayard golfer sinks hole-in-one By Jerry Purvis
495Czech out this year’s Bayard golf team!: Exchange student’s victory leads Tigers to Mitchell tourney team title
671WNCC volleyball players ink commitments to continue play
Most Read Sports 2012
3759Mitchell track off to a strong start
3619Morrill baseball back in business
2919Rivals make good friends, better training partners
2829Mendoza spirit lives on in softball tournament
2483Raising the bar high
2447Gering breaks two records at Chadron: Track season gets underway at Chadron Indoor Meet
2427Kizzire and Kautz take first place
2309Gering wrestling builds on experience
2264Doing the heavy lifting
2203Bulldogs basketball ready to run Class B gauntlet
2147Gering girls’ soccer team creating team first attitude
2033Gering resident lives his dream
1996Morrill Lions move to eight-man offers opportunity
1957All Points West: Time to get tough Huskers
1911Gering Boys’ soccer builds foundation
1910Mud Volleyball has another wildly successful year
1908All Points West: We’ll miss 2016 seniors
1900New Bayard coach looks for productive season
1887Bearcat coach nears finish line
1873All Points West: Deter gave us reason to golf
Most Read Sports 2011
3759Mitchell track off to a strong start
3619Morrill baseball back in business
2919Rivals make good friends, better training partners
2829Mendoza spirit lives on in softball tournament
2483Raising the bar high
2447Gering breaks two records at Chadron: Track season gets underway at Chadron Indoor Meet
2427Kizzire and Kautz take first place
2309Gering wrestling builds on experience
2264Doing the heavy lifting
2203Bulldogs basketball ready to run Class B gauntlet
2147Gering girls’ soccer team creating team first attitude
2033Gering resident lives his dream
1996Morrill Lions move to eight-man offers opportunity
1957All Points West: Time to get tough Huskers
1911Gering Boys’ soccer builds foundation
1910Mud Volleyball has another wildly successful year
1908All Points West: We’ll miss 2016 seniors
1900New Bayard coach looks for productive season
1887Bearcat coach nears finish line
1873All Points West: Deter gave us reason to golf
Platte Valley Companies
Fresh Foods
Hale Multimedia LLC
Spectrum Photo
Kendell Henderson
= = = Platte Valley Companies' = = =
Sports Page

Check out the
Gering Bulldogs on