1st & 10 Previews: Wichita Heights High School

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Last year Wichita Heights went 4-5 in Dominick Dingle's first year as the head coach. 

The biggest question for the Falcons headed into 2019 is how they'll replace K'vonte Baker, their star running back who was a walking highlight reel. 

Baker rushed for more than 1,300 yards last year. Josh Sanders will be the starting running back in 2019 and he learned a lot from Baker, including some of his moves. 

"They're calling me shifty now," said Sanders. "I never thought I was a shifty back but just watching him and just implementing some of the moves he does against the defense helps out as well."

This season, Dingle knows they won't have one guy who can do everything Baker did, but they will lean on running backs Josh Sanders, Jaylin Hanks and quarterback Dylan Depperschmidt to fill in that big hole. 

"I don't think we'll be as explosive but collectively as a group anyone of those guys can score at any given time," said Dingle. 

"I got to make sure I'm stepping up as a leader and motivating everyone else to make sure they're positive about what they're doing and that they can do it themselves," said Sanders. "Once you have the internal feeling that you can do it, than that will help produce out there."

"[Sanders] works really hard and he leads by example," said Dingle. "He was voted a captain...just works hard day in and day out, on and off the field, the classroom. He does it all. He's an excellent kid, excellent player and excellent person."

Heights opens up the season on September 6th on the road at Maize South.