2021 Spencer/Columbus Football Season Preview

Spencer(OnFocus) – Under Head Coach Jason Gorst, the Spencer/Columbus Rockets have become a contender each year that plays opponents tough and churns out top teams. This season the expectation is no different for S/C Football.

We take a look at the Rockets’ fortunes through the eyes of Coach Gorst, who graciously gave his time in providing an inside look at S/C Football this season.

OnFocus Spencer/Columbus Rockets Football Season Preview

Coaching staff

Jason Gorst, Erik Stratman, Ryan Sprenger, Eric Custer, Luke Hilgemann, Nick Viegut

2021 Spencer/Columbus Football Schedule

Offense:  key returning players 

OL: Sully Melander, Cole Hanson, Carson Schmidt

Backs: Cole Timmler, Xane Adler, Will Gorst

Defense: key returning players 

S: Cole Timmler

LB: Carson Schmidt, Sully Melander,
DL: Will Gorst

Conference outlook 

The conference will be very good from top to bottom with Amherst and Stratford being the two most established programs.

Keys to your success on offense

We need to be assignment sound, move the chains and control the time of possession.

Keys to your success on defense

We need to defend the pass better and create more pressure on opposing QBs

Behind the scenes: Who are some of the people that help your program succeed?

Nick Viegut has made a tremendous impact in our strength and performance program.  He is very talented and we are seeing the results with increased team speed.  Ryan Sprenger does a wonderful job especially in the area of technology.  We have multiple camera angles, instant replay, and great access for our athletes.  

What is Spencer/Columbus football all about? What does it mean to be a member of the S/C football program?

We need to focus on a team effort.  We want to grow collectively as football players and as men.  Being a member of the team is something special.  We hope to teach life long lessons.  

Coach’s comments: anything else you’d like to share?

While we are young, inexperienced and lack overall size, I think the guys are quick and competitive. I am excited to see where our 2021 journey will take us.

We welcome your stories! Contact us at [email protected]!

David Keech
Author: David Keech

David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]