One small step for many teams. One giant leap for the Winfield Vikings.
PHOTOS: Winfield Vikings
Head coach Justin Price’ teams have been trapped in the below .500 mud. The Vikings had finished at or below .500 for five consecutive seasons; but in 2013, Winfield shifted the truck into 4-wheel drive and powered out of the ditch to a 7-4 finish. That season featured a win in the Class 4A playoffs before bowing out in the second round.
HEAD VIKING: Justin Price has steered the ship in Winfield the past nine seasons. He’s complied at 32-44 record during that span.
2013 RECAP: 7-4 overall, 2-1 in district
2014 District: Class 4A DI District 5:Augusta, Coffeyville-Field Kindley, Independence, Winfield
OFFENSE: At 6-5, 185 pounds, Will Alder has the frame of a sharp slinging quarterback. The senior signal-caller tossed for nearly 1,000 yards as a junior. Having playoff experience will be an asset as he looks to guide the program to third consecutive postseason berth.
Aldler’s running back is the complete opposite. 5-foot-5 , 190 pound Isaiah Amezcua totes the rock in the backfield. The short and shifty tailback should provide a punch through the line of scrimmage.
DEFENSE: Four starters return on the defensive side of the ball.
LAST FOUR YEARS:
2013 7-4 playoff regional
2012 4-6 bi-district
2011 4-5 NO PLAYOFFS