Friday, August 29, 2014

Wyandotte Opens New Field

Antonio Moore and Steve Ford (Wyandotte


by David Brox, davidbrox@shukc.com

I first want to say congrats to District 500 for another positive move for KCK sports.  The field at Wyandotte looks great and no doubt gives the community and students a sense of pride.  Principal Mary Stewart was all smiles for good reason tonight.

Coach Kreiling, Kendall Dale, Deionta Nunnally, Samuel Roark,
 Robert Tatum, Theo Bass
It is a lot of fun to show up at a game or scrimmage as a photographer because I get to shake some hands and talk to people.  I immediately bumped into Wyandotte head basketball coach Jeff Kreiling who without question started pushing forward in a very positive way.  The team was in attendance tonight to help with the ceremonies for the new field and one thing you see in the picture is unity.  All dressed professionally and building a solid bond as a team.




Coach Kreiling spoke about the dedication in the weight room as a few of these guys are squatting 270 pounds.  This dedication along with the staff that Kreiling has built is a solid foundation for the Bulldogs.  Former UMKC Kangaroo and former stand out at Wyandotte Trinity Hall will assume coaching duties for the freshman team.  The staff is young which is always good in situations like this.

This isn't a make or break year for coach Kreiling but it is for this group of players.  They have played at the varsity level now for what will be 3 years.  I look forward to seeing how they put it together.

I am not going to dive too deep into what I saw in the scrimmage.  Some notes would be the following.


Steve Ford (Wyandotte)
Steve Ford was featured as a RB and ran the ball very hard.  He has always been gifted in the open field but this young man is also powerful.

I tweeted this out but athletically there is not a better set of receivers and RB's than at Wyandotte.  I am not sure it is close.  Jeffrice Wilson, Antonio Moore, Steve Ford, Xavier McKinzy all have great speed.  Moore, Ford and McKinzy have great football frames.  College coaches need to see these young men this year.


#7 Marlon Chin
Marlon Chin got most of the snaps at QB for the Bulldogs.  Chin actually came out to a work out with us over the summer and he honestly is a bit raw at the position.  He is a sophomore transfer from Sumner so that is to be expected.  He is shifty but we will have to see about him as a thrower as he has a long motion.  I walked away thinking that they will be a running team this year with Chin being able to pick up yards on the ground.  He will not be asked to throw the ball deep very often so if he can make the simple throws and avoid turnovers we could have fun following him the next few years.

The offensive line in a word was small.  I don't know how much that is going to matter as this team is going to look to create a ton of space for all the skill players to move around. 

It is official!  I watched 10 minutes of high school soccer.  40+ kids out there for Wyandotte.  I am not sure if that was JV vs varsity but great numbers.

 
 
Overall a great night for the Bulldogs with a decent crowd to go along with it.  I can't wait to come out and broadcast a game.
 
All the pictures I took are on facebook.  Like the page and you are welcome to use the photos however you like.  CLICK HERE



Wednesday, August 27, 2014

SHUKC Coach breakdown

Below is a breakdown of our area coach's records and time of service.

KCAL:
Atchison - Jim Smith's 79-74 - 17th season
Sumner Academy - Todd Wassmann 38-48 - 10th season 
Washington - Bryan Salsgiver 8-10 - 3rd season
Harmon - Steven Jackson 3-24 - 4th season
Wyandotte - Michael Lockett 0-0 - 1st season
Schlagle - Dwayane Williams 0-0 - 1st season


KVL:
Mill Valley - Joel Applebee 31-10 - 5th season
Piper - Chris Brindle 26-12 - 4th season
Bonner Springs - Aslin 15-13 - 4th season
Tonganoxie - Al Troyer 14-8 - 3rd season
Turner - Jeremy Milne 7-11 - 3rd season
Bishop Ward - @ Tim Dorian 2-26 - 4th season
Lansing - John McCall 0-0 - 1st season
Basehor-Linwood - Rod Stallbaumer 0-0 - 1st season


Written and compiled by KCAL & KVL Football Historian
Kevin Booker
Atchison Redmen Information provided by Jim Smith of AHS. 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Cecil Christwell accepts Ice Bucket Challenge

by David Brox, davidbrox@shukc.com

Shout out to Sumner Academy AD for accepting the ALS Ice Bucket challenge.  Here is the note from him below.  If you are participating then send me your video and who you are challenging in the SHUKC family.

To keep it in the SHUKC circle, my player(s), coach and AD that are on the clock are:

Player(s):  Sumner Academy Football Team (Time to set the tone!)
Coach:  Dennis Hurla - Bishop Ward (A great coach and mentor of mine)

AD:  Jodie Hoyer - Washington (From one AD newbie to another...initiation time!)


Make sure that you visit the ALS website to learn about this disease and most importantly donate.

ALS Website

Sunday, August 24, 2014

2014 SHUKC Media Day Replay

by David Brox, davidbrox@shukc.com

It appears we had some connection issues at the beginning of the session.  I will work on clipping Piper and part of Sumner together.  I will also work on a podcast version for the event as well.  Big thanks to all the players and coaches for taking the time.


Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

SHUKC Preseason Predictions and Rankings

by David Brox, davidbrox@shukc.com

Vernon and I have been chatting about some predictions for both leagues and an overall ranking.  Below will be our preseason rankings and prediction of finish. 

Vernon Birmingham

KCAL:

Washington
Wyandotte
Schlagle
Sumner Academy
Atchison
Harmon

KVL:

Piper
Lansing
Basehor-Linwood
Bonner Springs
Bishop Ward
Tonganoxie
Turner

Vernon's Preseason Rankings

1.  Mill Valley
2.  Piper
3.  Washington
4.  Lansing
5. Wyandotte
6.  Basehor-Linwood
7.  Bonner Springs
8.  Schlagle
9.  Bishop Ward
10.  Tonganoxie
11.  Sumner Academy
12.  Atchison
13.  Turner
14.  Harmon

David Brox

KCAL:

Washington
Schlagle
Wyandotte
Sumner Academy
Atchison
Harmon

KVL:

Piper
Lansing
Bonner Springs
Basehor-Linwood
Bishop Ward
Tonganoxie
Turner

Brox's Preseason Rankings

1.  Mill Valley
2. Washington
3.  Piper
4.  Lansing
5.  Schlagle
6.  Wyandotte
7.  Bonner Springs
8.  Basehor-Linwood
9.  Sumner Academy
10.  Bishop Ward
11.  Tonganoxie
12.  Turner
13.  Atchison
14.  Harmon


Saturday, August 23, 2014

David Brox accepts the Ice Bucket Challenge

by David Brox, davidbrox@shukc.com

I held out long enough and got challenged so I will make a donation to ALS and have completed the ice bucket challenge.  I have not personally been affected by ALS but I do know that it is vicious and a worthy cause for donation.  So I wanted to put a spin on who I challenge to keep the support for ALS going.  I want it to spread through all the ranks of SHUKC so I am challenging a player, coach and AD.

The player is Krystian Abbot of Lansing.
The coach is Chris Brindle at Piper.
The AD is Cecil Christwell at Sumner Academy.

ALS website


2014 Media Day Notes

by David Brox, davidbrox@shukc.com

I realize that these events take a bit of time and schedules are tight.  I just went through last year and put together a straw man order for tomorrow.  We will have a table setup at the front of the room.  Each team can wear jerseys and bring a helmet to put on the table while they are talking.  We will start with the head coach to introduce himself and the players.  He will then open with a run down of practice the first week and the summer.  After he is done we will open with questions for the team.

We will work to start as close to 2:00 PM as possible so plan to arrive at the times noted approximately below.  I have provided a rough window for each school.  Vernon who will be our host does a good job of keep things moving.

2:00 - 2:20

Piper

2:10 - 2:30

Sumner Academy

2:20 - 2:40

Mill Valley

2:30 - 2:50

Schlagle

2:40 - 3:00

Tonganoxie

2:50 - 3:10

Washington

3:00 - 3:20

Bonner Springs

3:10 - 3:30

Atchison

3:20 - 3:40

Lansing

3:30 - 3:50

Bishop Ward

3:40 - 4:00

Harmon

3:50 - 4:10

Turner

4:00 - 4:20

Wyandotte

4:10 - 4:30

Basehor-Linwood