Talented Chanute squad enters season with high expectations

The Blue Comets have 16 seniors and a talented group of skill players.

CHANUTE, Kan. – The Chanute Blue Comets are just three days away from their season opener. Chanute hits the road on Friday night to play the Circle Thunderbirds in their first game of the season.

2020 was an up-and-down season for Chanute. The team finished with a 3-4 overall record last season, after going 9-2 and making an appearance in the state quarterfinals back in 2019.

The Comets are aiming to bounce back in 2021, and expectations are high.

“Our expectations are really high this year,” says head coach Clete Frazell, “We think this could be a great team. The 2019 season felt similar. Last year we had high expectations, but the season didn’t go quite as planned with injuries and COVID. The sky is the limit for this group. They can be special. It’s just going to take them coming together and becoming a team to make that happen.”

“Almost everyone playing now has been in a varsity position before,” says senior Kam Koester, “It just gives a big boost to our team.”

Chanute’s high expectations come from having 16 seniors, plenty of experience returning from last year and a talented group of skill players.

“We have a three-year starter in Kam Koester that’s a senior at wide receiver. At left slot we have Kaden Seamster. He’s been ranked highly on some recruiting profiles and things like that as an athlete. He’ll be our left slot,” Frazell continues on the rest of his skill guys, “Ty Leedy is a state champion wrestler, he’ll be in the right slot. He’s been phenomenal so far and he’s going to be a big spark for our team. On the other side we have Dagen Dean. He’s been to a lot of camps and combines and he’s a special kid. He really looks the part. He’s 6-3, 200 pounds and he’s a really athletic kid. We got those guys at receiver, then we have Jackson Coombs back at running back after an injury last year. Our quarterback Eric Erbe is special. He’s been all overt the country to football camps, and he’s going to have a great season.”