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July 15, 2014

2014 Mediapolis Team Preview

FREE!  The excitement level is getting higher and higher for the 2014 football season. Iowa Preps continues our team previews and takes an in-depth look at Mediapolis in this article. See who they have returning and what our thoughts are on the team now!

Head coach: Brian Borrison
Class: 2A
District/Conference: 5
Assistant Coaches: Dave Pierson, Darren Steffener, Matt Schill, Jacob Orth, Jeremy Kral, Brad Coates, John Hull
2013 Record: 11-1
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Reloading was the focus for Mediapolis in 2013 as they won their first eleven games before calling in the playoffs to Albia. It was another strong season that their returners are working hard to improve on. Seventeen athletes who spent time in the starting lineup are back for another go around and that bodes well for their chances heading into the fall. A few key positions need to be filled offensively but having four linemen along with Kelton Gourley, Drew Massner, Steven Holloway, and Cole Erickson all have extensive experience will keep them putting up big numbers on the scoreboard. Five of their top six tacklers return defensively led by Erickson and his fourteen tackles for loss. This unit gave up just twelve points a night and will be improved with an off-season of training. The Bulldogs are looking for a kicker but the overall talent that they have will keep them within the discussion for a Class 2A title this year.

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Key Players Graduated

Drew Foster QB 3rd Team All-State
Adam Drain DL 3rd Team All-State
Seth Bietz WR 3rd Team All-State
Dalton Shadle LB All-District
Drew Buster RB All-District
Ethan Lamm OL All-District

Returning Offensive Starters

Kelton Gourley/WR/5'11/160/2015
Steven Holloway/RB/6'0/215/2015
Cole Erickson/RB/5'9/160/2015
Josh Osborne/RB/5'10/175/2016
Drew Massner/TE/6'1/200/2015
Ethan Timmerman/OL/6'0/215/2016
Lane Eads/OL/6'0/260/2015
Jon Massner/OL/6'1/230/2016
Marshall Rupe/OL/6'1/250/2017

Returning Defensive Starters

Steven Holloway/LB/6'0/215/2015
Cole Erickson/LB/5'9/160/2015
Josh Osborne/LB/5'10/175/2016
Drew Massner/LB/6'1/200/2015
Ethan Timmerman/LB/6'0/215/2016
Marshall Rupe/DL/6'1/250/2017
Brayden Crew/DL/6'0/185/2016
Arthur Brown/DB/5'10/150/2016

Other Returning Varsity Players

Dillon Wagner/OL-DL/6'7/300/2015
Robbie Fletcher/WR-DB/6'2/150/2015
Tanner Gerst/WR-DB/6'1/190/2015
Trevor Phillips/OL-DL/5'10/170/2015
Brad Conley/WR-LB/6'1/150/2015
Weston Bietz/RB-LB/5'10/150/2016
Mason Buster/RB-DB/5'10/160/2016


Alex Ensminger/WR/5'8/140/2016
Darth Wagner/OL/6'4/170/2016
Brendon Tapp/TE/6'1/170/2016
Heath Borders/WR/6'0/150/2016
Shea Swafford/WR/5'8/130/2016
Zach Erickson/LB/5'11/175/2016
Luke Erickson/OL/5'11/190/2016
Jared Lacy/RB/6'0/200/2016
Tristan Timmerman/WR/6'2/180/2017
Brock Hilton/QB/5'8/140/2017

Team Strengths

We return a lot of experience on both sides of the ball. Offensively we return a solid group of lineman and running backs to build around. We will have some new guys throwing and catching the ball, so that will be exciting.

Defensively we have a lot of our front 8 back, which should give us some experience to build around.

Questions Marks

Kicking game

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