Archive for Wednesday, September 3, 2003

Ground forces?

Run-oriented THS could take to air more in 2003

September 3, 2003

They've tromped through the trenches plenty of times in the last three years on the football field.

Entering their fourth season under Tonganoxie High coach Mark Elston, the Chieftains have gained many of their yards on the ground.

With an option offense, Tonganoxie has gone to the left or right of those trenches on many occasions as well, but the overall game plan has remained the same -- run, run and run.

But this season, that could change, with Tonganoxie's receiving corps of six capable players.

The Chieftains also enter this year's campaign with a large and experienced senior class.

Elston welcomes 13 players back for their final year at THS. Tonganoxie will look to improve on last year's 5-5 record that included a playoff berth.

But it's not just the football team with eyes on a big fall season.

In today's edition of The Mirror, you'll find in-depth previews of all Tonganoxie teams, along with McLouth cross country and volleyball.

A more in-depth look at Tonganoxie and McLouth football can be found in a special section in this week's edition of The Mirror that includes previews of Lawrence area football squads.

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