Colome football team will be young with no seniors on the team.
There are 16 athletes out for football this year and the Cowboys will open season Aug. 20 at Sully Buttes. This team is new to the Colome football schedule.
The returning lettermen are: Billy Looking Cloud, Kaden Pechota, Jordyn Harter, Sully Shippy, Taitin Ringing Shield, Klayton Heath, Aiden Muller, Jack Anderson and Kash Heath.
Head coach of the Cowboys is Terrance Kinzer who served as an assistant coach and is a 2014 graduate of Colome High School. When in high school, Kinzer was the quarterback for the Cowboys and played in a state 9B championship game where the Cowboys were runner-up.
After high school, Kinzer went on to Morningside University in Sioux City, Iowa, where he played football for one year.
Kinzer has been helping the Colome team for five to six years and the last two years has been the assistant coach.
Kinzer says Eli Vobr, a freshman, will be the starting quarterback. Running backs will be Kash Heath and Kaden Pechota.
The coach is also looking at Jonah Musser and Lane Leighon as possible running backs.
The Cowboys offense will have a mix of running and passing. Kinzer is working on implementing a new offense.
The defense will have a 3-4 look.
The head coach says there is a decent amount of home games. “It is a good competitive schedule,” he explained.
Kinzer’s goal is to see improvement from the team each week. “I just want to see the kids get better as the year goes on. Improvement is the big thing,” he said.
Kinzer’s assistant coach is Chase Hrabanek.
The 2021 Colome football schedule includes:
Aug. 20—at Sully Buttes
Aug. 27—Sunshine Bible, home
Sept. 3—at Centerville
Sept. 17—Corsica/Stickney, homecoming
Sept. 24—Burke, home
Oct. 1—at Avon
Oct. 8—Gayville/Volin, home
Oct. 15—at Alcester-Hudson
Oct. 21—First round of playoffs
Nov. 11-13—State championship in Vermillion