Brossart football leaps, bounds ahead of last season

Brossart football leaps, bounds ahead of last season

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Brossart football leaps, bounds ahead of last season

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Frank Cetrulo of Brossart makes a reception down deep. Bishop Brossart puts the final work in before opening their season against Dayton, KY.

Frank Cetrulo of Brossart makes a reception down deep. Bishop Brossart puts the final work in before opening their season against Dayton, KY.

Brossart full back Logan Schoulthies runs right up the gut. Bishop Brossart puts the final work in before opening their season against Dayton, KY.

Brossart full back Logan Schoulthies runs right up the gut. Bishop Brossart puts the final work in before opening their season against Dayton, KY.

There is a different energy at Bishop Brossart football practices this summer. The Mustangs enter this season with confidence and stability, two things that were lacking a year ago.

“It’s ridiculously different,” head coach Paul Wiggins said. “The guys already know the system. We’re gonna stay with what they know.”

There is experience in multiple positions, and 31 players on the roster. That’s 10 more players than the team fielded last year. The Mustangs will have a junior varsity team this year. Wiggins took over late last summer and scrambled to field a team. The Mustangs won just one game while playing in Class 2A. They move back down to Class 1A this year and are far more comfortable in the offensive and defensive schemes.

“We got such a late start last year, we weren’t fully able to get up to speed,” said Wiggins. “We are leaps and bounds ahead of where we were at this time last year.”

The team’s top two rushers both return. Frank Cetrulo led the team with 519 rushing yards in 2014, while Logan Schoulthies added 247 yards. Junior Chase Keller and senior Craig Pfefferman are competing for the starting quarterback job.

The Mustangs will be lacking in offensive line depth. Middle linebacker Griffin Goepper will lead the defense.

The reclassification and a new home field will help the Mustangs be more competitive in 2015. The full year of experience under Wiggins and his staff will lead to a more mature team. The goal is to translate that new-found maturity into more wins.

Schedule

Aug. 21 – vs. Dayton

Aug. 28 – at Aiken

Sept. 4 – at Bellevue

9/11 – vs. Trimble County (7:30 p.m.)

9/25 – vs. Nicholas County (7:30 p.m.)

Oct. 2 – at Ludlow

Oct. 9 – at Bracken County (7:30 p.m.)

Oct. 16 – at Paris (7:30 p.m.)

Oct. 23 –vs. Berea (7:30 p.m.)

Oct. 30 – at Pendleton County (7:30 p.m.)

All games at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

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