Shawnee County Football Tour 2019 – Hayden Wildcats
Today marks the first stop on our Shawnee County Football Tour for the 2019 season, as we check in with the Hayden Wildcats and head coach Bill Arnold.
LAST YEAR: The Wildcats went 7-3 last season, winning a district championship in Class 3A but falling to Marysville in the Regional round of the playoffs. They return 30 lettermen from that squad, including nine starters from a defense that allowed 13 total points in their five district victories last season and posted three shutout victories.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Senior lineman Andrew Schmidtlein, a steady presence in the Wildcats lineup in his career, will open holes for Hayden’s ground attack on offense and disrupt the opponents on defense. Junior Desmond Purnell is a two-way standout at running back and outside linebacker. Junior Trey Pivarnik is hard to block off the edge on defense and his big frame makes him a weapon at tight end/wide receiver as well.
09/06 @ TOPEKA WEST
09/20 @ WASHBURN RURAL
09/27 @ SANTA FE TRAIL
10/04 JEFFERSON WEST
10/11 BISHOP WARD
10/18 @ PERRY-LECOMPTON
11/01 PLAYOFF GAME
How do you build a winning tradition? For @HaydenHigh it means always competing – even in their pre-practice warmups.
— 580 Sports Talk (@580Sportstalk) August 26, 2019
Shawnee County Football Tour 2019
Stop 1 – Hayden