Getting To Know You: Waukee Warriors

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“Leave No Doubt” is the mantra for Scott Carlson’s Waukee Warriors as they prepare for the 2014 season. In his 18th season, Carlson feels confident with 9 returning starters (5 defense, 4 offense) coming off of a 10-2 season, 5-0 in District play.

Waukee will have to replace 4 starting offensive lineman (only senior OT Luke Peters returns) and all 4 defensive backs. RB Trevor Allen is back for his senior campaign, with junior QB Ben Ferkin under center. Another Warrior offensive weapon is senior TE Michael Jacobson.

Three 1st team All-Division players will anchor Waukee’s defense (DE Anthony Nelson, DT Nick Tweeten, and LB Pat Gray), with LBs Kyle Boulanger and Drew Linemann also in the mix.

Waukee Stats
2013 Record: 10-2 overall, 5-0 Division 4

2014 Class & District: Class 4A, District 4

Coach: Scott Carlson, 18th season (107-72 all at Waukee)

Returning Starters – Offense
Luke Peters, OT, 12, 6-3, 240
Michael Jacobson, TE, 12, 6-8, 215, 2nd Team All Division
Ben Ferkin, QB, 11, 6-1, 180, 2nd Team All Division
Trevor Allen, RB, 12, 6-0, 190, All State, Team MVP (Offense)

Returning Starters – Defense
Anthony Nelson, DE, 12, 6-7, 215, 1st Team All Division
Nick Tweeten, DT, 12, 6-0, 280, 1st Team All Division, 2nd Team All State
Pat Gray, LB, 12, 5-11, 185, 1st Team All Division Team MVP (Defense), 2nd Team All State
Kyle Boulanger, LB, 12, 5-11, 195, 2nd Team All Division, Warrior of the Year (2012-13)
Drew Linemann, LB, 11, 5-11, 200

Returning Letterwinners:
Zach Baudler, Jacob Fay, Aaron Fogt, Joey Gale, Casey Guess, Bryce Hingst, Nathan Keck, Cole Kitzman, Erik Nelson, Tyler Pfaltzgraff, Kevin Priest, Robert Primrose, Koy Schneiter, Tyler Speight, Ross Vogel, Brandon Krantz, Adam Rose

Coaching staff: Nick Ross (new OC), Brent Heitland, Jason Sanders, Nathan Bailey, Corey Kopatich, Don Campbell, Ron Calvert, Rusty Hughell, Ed Saidat, Tim Murphy

Offensive scheme: Pro set
Defensive scheme: 4-3

2014 Schedule:
Aug. 29 WDM Valley
Sept. 5 @ SE Polk
Sept. 12 @ Dowling Catholic
Sept. 19 Johnston
Sept. 26 @ Marshalltown
Oct. 3 Urbandale
Oct. 10 @ Indianola
Oct. 17 @ Ft. Dodge
Oct. 24 Mason City