2021 Wausau West Football Season Preview

Wausau(OnFocus) – The Wausau West Warriors look to compete for a VFA Championship in 2021, no small task within a conference of storied programs. Head Coach Jason Foster took some time to offer a glimpse into this year’s Warriors Football Team:

OnFocus Football Preview: Wausau West Warriors

Coaching staff

Jason Foster-HC, Matt Johnson-OC, Josh Nowinsky-OL, Tim Freiberg-QB, Tim Wimmer-DL, Vince Spratte-DB, Mark Spratte-LB, Adam Urmanski-RB, Curt Richardt-WR, Neil Mantor-DB, Alex Mills-OL, Keith Berens-DL

Offense:  key returning players 

Colton Geurink (1st Team AC)-Led conference in rushing and scoring last season

OL-Logan Burish (1st Team AC), Cayden Kershaw, Sam Kray, Brandt Rice (2nd Team AC) Return as starters

Braden Kapitz is our top returning WR

2021 Wausau West Football Schedule

Defense: key returning players 

Joe Berens (HM AC) returns as the Captain of our Defense at LB

Daveon Gillespie (1st AC) outstanding DE

Reed Napiwocki (2nd Team AC) SS 

Conference outlook 

DCE will be the frontrunner as returning conf champs. Hortonville will strong and after that there will be several teams looking to break through as conference leaders (West, Marshfield, SPASH, Rapids)

Keys to your success on offense

Run the ball effectively and complement that with an efficient and consistent passing game. Our Offense will go where Colton and our OLine take us. We are also excited to see what Jack Berens can do at the QB position

Keys to your success on defense

Eliminate big plays and get off the field on 3rd down. That was an issue for us last season and thus we have worked very hard on our pass coverage/rush. 

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

Every player in our program has a role from starter to scout team grinder and we attempt to ensure everyone knows the value and importance of their role.  We have a coaching staff of 18 (FR-SR) with varying levels of knowledge and experiences that make it a special and extremely valuable group.

 

What is Wausau West football all about? What does it mean to be a member of the Wausau West Warriors football program?

Wausau West Football is about Whatever it Takes Effort, Competitive Excellence, and FAMILY.  As a member of our family you will be pushed hard and held accountable, but you will definitely become a better young man/worman, build incredible relationships, and have a lot of fun!

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]