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Class 2A District 1

Three Rivers League

School Colors: Columbia Blue and White

Head Coach: Nick Cheney (3-4, 2nd season)

Assistant coaches: Thomas Scharbutt, Ryann Wydick

COACH CHENEY SAYS:

“Last season, our players learned how to fight. A lot of players played different spots on the field the last four games. Our team lost the last four games but learned how to pull together and not quit.”

Five Year Trend (Playoffs)

  • 2020: 3-4 (First Round)
  • 2019: 7-3 (Second Round)
  • 2018: 4-5 (First Round)
  • 2017: 0-7 (No Playoffs)
  • 2016: 0-9 (No Playoffs)

2020 REVIEW

Southeast was off to a good start in 2020, winning three of their first four games. However, like many teams last year, the Lancers faced adversity. In the middle of the season, they lost more than twenty players to COVID, and two games were cancelled. They were unable to recover after the break-in play, falling in their final three games of the season. “I just did not do a good job of getting us back on track,” Cheney says. It was his first season as head coach, and Southeast finished with a 3-4 record.

RETURNING STARTERS (2020 stats)

QB/OLB Nate Jacobs (Sr) 5’11”, 155 lb

WR/DB Cade Burdette (Sr) 5’11”, 145 lb – All League DB, All-District

RB/DB Cullen Mutz (Sr) 5’10”, 145 lb – All-League, All District Special Teams

OL/DL Brandon Favuzzi (Sr) 5’10”, 215 lb – All League OL, HM DL

FB/ILB Cash Windsor (Sr) 5’10”, 175

OL/ILB Damien Woods (Sr) 5’11”, 245 lb

OL/DL Ryan Wilkins (Sr) 6’4”, 250 lb – All-League Punter

OL/DE Jace Flower (So) 6’2”, 190 lb

RB/DE Cooper Hamblin (Sr) 6’2”, 185 lb

OTHER KEY RETURNERS

FB/OLB Quintoun Lunsford (Sr) 5’8”, 155 lb

TE/DE Blake Logan (So) 6’1”, 185 lb

RB/DB Deric Mitchell (So) 5’9”, 145 lb

RB/OLB Chris Neal (So) 5’9”, 145 lb

TE/ILB Kolby Lovell (Jr) 5’8”, 175 lb

SCHEDULE:

9/3 vs. Uniontown

9/10 vs. Jayhawk

9/17 – Open

9/24 vs. Erie

9/30 @ Colgan

10/8 vs. Riverton

10/15 @ Neodesha

10/22 vs. Fredonia

2021 SEASON OUTLOOK

The Lancers enter the season with a year of experience under head coach, Nick Cheney. They are returning eight starters on offense and seven starters on defense. Cheney is also expecting great leadership from this year’s group. Nate Jacobs is an important two-way player for the Lancers. “He needs to be on the field on both sides of the ball.” Cade Burdette adds athleticism and smarts to the team. Cullen Mutz is returning following a junior campaign in which he rushed for over 600 yards. Brandon Favuzzi racked up 70 tackles last year. He’s a hard worker and will be an important leader as an offensive and defensive lineman. “Ryan Wilkins and Cooper Hamblin should be two of the best defensive ends in our league,” adds Cheney. Southeast is hoping to field a bigger, stronger team. “We have more players in the weight room this past summer,” Cheney says. He specifically points out Cash Windsor as one of those guys. To be successful, Southeast is looking to improve their red zone efficiency and play hard on every down. There won’t be any time to waste, as they host Uniontown for their season opener. Cheney expects the Eagles to be the toughest competition in the league this year.