New Season Brings Many Changes For Collegiate

By: Mike Curkov Email
By: Mike Curkov Email

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August 18, 2010

High school football teams lose senior contributors every year, but not everyone loses a class like Wichita Collegiate lost. Last year, the Spartans were undefeated Class 3A state champions with a record breaking offense. But the main components of that offense are gone. Head Coach Bill Messamore and his team have to regroup. "We told them it's okay to embrace comparisons to last year and other teams", Messamore said. "The expectations are always high here, it doesn't matter which team is on the field".

Not only do the Spartans have to teach many new starters, they'll also have to learn a new schedule with a new league and new opponents. This year Collegiate moves to AVCTL Division Four. "It's going to be a humbling experience for us, and we're excited about building new rivalries", Messamore said.

W. Collegiate Spartans
(14-0, 3-0, D11 No. 1)
Predicted Finish
2009 Playoffs:
W 51-20 Garden Plain
W 48-0 Hillsboro
W 19-17 Scott City
W 56-21 @Norton
W 37-30 Marysville

2010 Schedule
9.3 Clearwater
9.10 @Rose Hill
9.17 Wellington
9.24 @Andale
10.1 Circle (1-0)
10.8 @Maize South
10.15 Belle Plaine
10.22 @Independent, 50-0 (4-0)
10.28 Douglass, 55-7 (2-0)

Coach Bill Messamore Bio
2005, Collegiate Head Coach
1996-2004, Collegiate Assistant
1992-1995, Friends U. Assistant
Coaching Staff
DC, Troy Black
Cam Clark
Brian Schooler
Steve Clark
Mike Gehrer
Jeff Boone
Records Breakdown
2009: 14-0 (State Champs)
2008: 9-1 (Bi-Districts)
2007: 5-5 (Bi-Districts)
2006: 7-3 (Bi-Districts)
2005: 10-1 (4A Sectionals)
Longest Current Winning Streak: 4, Independent
Longest Current Losing Streak: None

Returning Stat Leaders
Rushing: Ray Taylor (819, 7.7)
Passing: None
Receiving: Ray Taylor (289, 14.5)
Returning Starters
Myles Copeland (6-0, 200) JR OL/LB
Trace Clark (6-2, 190) JR OL/DL
Markus Phox (5-11, 170) SO SS/QB
Raymond Taylor (5-11, 170) SR RB/LB

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