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Class 5 District 6

COC Conference

School Colors: Black and Gold

Head Coach: Brandon Taute (0-0, 1st season)

Assistant coaches: Dayton Whitehead (OC), Erik Yoakam (DC), Logan Shaw (OL), Danny Drouin (OL), Randy Mustain (RB), Peyton Pollock (LB), Josh Yarnell (S), Nick Gariss (DL), Eli Hungerford (LB)

COACH TAUTE SAYS:

“I took the job because of the kids and people in the community of Neosho. The adults are committed to supporting the school district and their kids. The kids are hardworking with a commitment to getting better every single day. I am excited about the opportunity to become a part of Wildcat Nation. Everything you need to help kids become successful citizens is in place in Neosho.”

Five Year Trend (Playoffs)

  • 2020: 0-10 (No playoffs)
  • 2019: 2-8 (First Round)
  • 2018: 8-4 (Third Round)
  • 2017: 2-9 (Second Round)
  • 2016: 6-5 (Second Round)

2020 REVIEW

It was a tough, winless season for the Wildcats, their poorest record in a handful of years. Neosho’s game against Willard was perhaps the brightest spot in the 2020 season, according to the scoreboard. The Wildcats fell in a one score game, 27-20. It was also the most points Neosho scored in a game last season. The rest of the season was a struggle.

RETURNING STARTERS (2020 stats)

DL/OLB Marcus Duncan

OLB Tristen Linders

WR/DB Isaiah Green

OL/DL Nico Olivares

OLB/DB Collyn Kivett

RB Talon Mitchell

OL Seth Green

WR/DB Logan Whetzell

QB Evan Haskins

OL/LB Pete Houk

OTHER KEY RETURNERS

LB Jeremiah Cobb

DB Aidan Howell

DL Hunter Stockton

DL/OL Eric Renner

OLB/RB Jared Siler

DB/WR Landon Werneke

DB/RB Noah Reed

OL Carter Baslee

KEY NEWCOMERS

DE/TE Andrew Rupert

SCHEDULE:

8/27 @ Republic

9/3 vs. Webb City

9/10 vs. Carthage

9/17 @ Branson

9/24 vs. Nixa

10/1 @ Carl Junction

10/8 @ Ozark

10/15 vs. Willard

10/22 @ Joplin

2021 SEASON OUTLOOK

Neosho is hoping to turn a new leaf with Brandon Taute now running the program. He notes that the biggest challenge for his team this year will be learning a new system. However, he expects his group to rise to the occasion. “We have a solid core group of players that are selfless and committed to making the program better every single day,” Taute says.