Football Friday is this Friday, March 19; 46 Toppers are trying to earn playing time in the opener in Roxana after no football was played in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Coaches are Aaron Duff, Andy Stritzel, Jeremy Connor, Evan Malloy, Roger Fath, and Corbin Govaia.
On the roster as of Monday, March 8, were seniors Jace Tuetken, Jude Bertolino, Drew Willman, Jackson Hamby, Brady Huber, Aaron Wille, Zinnen Kenney, Cooper Holcomb, and Tyson Compagni. (The player names are listed by uniform number.)
Juniors are Dalton Reynolds, Kayden Liebscher, Garet Schaake, Joe Keiser, Carson Maddaleno, Ian Malloy, Maddox Scott, Magnus Wells, Drake Mullen, and Zain Kenney.
Sophomores listed include Nick Hockett, Zane Duff, Cameron Hacke, Tanner Clayton, Jaben Compton, Blaze Helton, Antonio Romero, Cole Spensberger, Kyle Butler, Reese Morford, and Wyatt Chappelear.
Because of numbers and time constraints, freshmen will not have a separate schedule this year but will be part of the junior varsity program; those games are on Monday evenings. This year’s freshman crop include Zander Wells, Raheem Malone, Trenton Jeffers, Chase Knetzer, Ian Anderson, Dylan Lessman, Elliot Lentz, Austin Laskot, Carson Walker, Landon Reineke, Quinton Stratton, Alec Leetham, Treyton Kuhl, Jake Huber, CJ Hockett, and Cole Lenzyski.