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August 8, 2014

2014 Montezuma 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 Montezuma in this article. See who they have returning and what our thoughts are on the team now!

Head coach: Tyler Baethke
Class: A
District/Conference: 7
Assistant Coaches: Tyler Lown, Larry Baethke, Jared Herman, Cory Nikkel, Partner Maschmann
2013 Record: 6-4
2014 breakdown: Overview | Top Returnees | Newcomers

Overview

It was a tale of two different seasons for Montezuma as they dominated their way to a 6-0 start but lost momentum with four straight losses to end the 2013 season. Recapturing the early season magic is the focus for this team heading into the fall and each of their eight starters returning will be striving for more. A few seniors that have moved on will be tough to replace but Mitch Stevens, Jake Hasley, and a host of others are excelling in the off-season and it will show throughout the fall. The Braves will be a younger group overall but their athleticism will keep them competitive from day one. As their younger playmakers get comfortable under the bright lights on Friday night, this club has the potential to make a deep playoff run.

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Key Players Graduated

Kane Barker - TE/RB, DE - 1st Team All-District, 2nd Team All-State
Mitch Gibson - DB, WR/RB - 1st Team All-District, 1st Team All-State
Bryan Gregson - LB/TE - 1st Team All-District
Dillon Wilhelm - QB, FS - 1st Team All-District

Returning Offensive Starters

Mitch Stevens - RB - 5' 10", 175 lbs, 2015
Joe Peck - OL - 6' 1", 230 lbs, 2015
Luke Goodman - OL - 5'11", 180 lbs, 2015
Jake Hasley - WR/TE - 6' 1", 205lbs, 2015
Tyler Geiger - WR - 5'10" 155lbs, 2016

Returning Defensive Starters

Mikey Lyons - CB - 5'11", 165lbs, 2015
Seth Fahlenkamp - S - 5'11" 170lbs, 2015
Jake Hasley - LB - 6'1", 205lbs, 2015

Other Returning Varsity Players

Jack Little - OL/DL - 5'11, 210lbs, 2015
Quintin Bryan - OL/DL - 5'11", 215lbs, 2015

Newcomers

Carson Losure - RB/S - 5'10", 165lbs, 2017
Logan Price - QB/DE - 6', 170lbs, 2017
Zach Townsend - WR/DB - 6'1", 160lbs, 2017
Dominique Ward - OL/DL - 5'9", 220lbs, 2017
Jon Wedgewood - OL/TE/DL - 6'2", 210lbs, 2017
Shane Helm - WR/RB/DB - 5'10", 165lbs, 2017

Team Strengths

Athleticism. We will have a good group of skill position players. We return 3-4 kids that played quality minutes as receivers, running backs, and tight ends. We will also add a solid group of sophomore skills players to the mix which should solidify those positions.

Questions Marks

We will be very young and inexperienced. We will definitely go through some growing pains throughout the year. We will need to replace 3 offensive lineman and all 4 defensive line starters so there will be some questions marks up front for us.


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