Bayard prepares for strong season
     2014-08-28      By Jerry Purvis    news@geringcitizen.com
Photo by BHS Journalism Department - Members of the Bayard Tigers football team are, from left – Back row: Jacob Wamboldt, Alex Nelson, Colin Hendrickson, Cole Kramer, Andrew Teniente, Dalton Harter, Mitch McKibbin and Bryce Burry. Third row: Joe Ferrero and Haden Scherbarth. Second row: Zaine Gallegos, Alex Wamboldt, Ethan Marker, Lucas Jones, Chandler Cox, Jake Hoff, Manuel Acosta and Conrad Kildow. Front row: Robert Niezwaag, Roger Roach, Phillip Schuller, Bryce Hargens, Tristan Hunter, JD Wurm, Felipe Palomo, Tre’ Purintun, and Henry Schmall.  
With a new quarterback and some new coaching staff members, the Bayard Tigers are looking forward to a competitive football season.

“We’re looking for some good in-game leadership,” said Coach Randy McKibbin. “We also have some pretty good younger kids that are going to have to step up and show they can play at the varsity level. And the players with varsity experience will need to take it to the next step.”

The Tigers, who finished with a 3-6 record last year, have seven players returning on offense and six on defense. Incoming senior Phillip Schuller will be looked to for leadership, as well as new starting quarterback Jacob Hoff, who will have big shoes to fill taking over the position from Zac Rice, who was a two-year starter.

“Having to replace Zac is one of the keys to our offense,” McKibbin said.

The Tigers also lost their defensive coordinator to retirement last year and McKibbin will take over those duties as well. Wade Kniss also returns as assistant coach and offensive coordinator. Gering graduate Dylan Broussard is joining the staff as an assistant, along with Trevor Teichroeb.

“The kids have done everything we’ve asked them to,” McKibbin said. “Now it’s a matter of them retaining the knowledge and keep sharpening their skills.”

He said that after their first game against Mitchell, every other team they face made it to the state playoffs a year ago.

“There isn’t one game I can pick out as more important,” he said. “Every team is good, so we’re going to have to step up and take our best swing. Win, lose or draw, I want to see the team improve with every game. That’s what high school football is about.”


Bayard Football Schedule

Friday, Aug. 29 at Mitchell – 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 5 Home v. Gibbon – 6 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 12 Home v. Southeast – 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 19 at Southern Valley School – 7 p.m. (Central Time)
Friday, Sept. 26 Home v. Kimball – 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 3 Home v. Hershey – 6:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 10 at Cambridge – 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 17 at Bridgeport – 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 24 Home v. North Platte St. Patrick – 6:30 p.m.

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