El Dorado continues building winning tradition

Published: Aug. 20, 2021 at 5:25 PM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (Catch it Kansas) - Winning the most games in recent memory may be satisfying for some, but not for the El Dorado Wildcats. Head Coach Wes Bell says the message for this year has been simple.

“What we are telling our kids is not to be satisfied with last year. That was last year’s club and we lost some guys from that team,” Bell stated.

Instead, this year’s team is set on proving doubters wrong, and to continue rebuilding a winning tradition following a five win season last year.

“We are looking to repeat that but we want to come back better. We want to sure up some things and beat some teams that some people think that we wont beat,” shared lineman Gavin Bell.

Along with a shifting mindset comes an underdog mentality and an experienced roster. The offensive line will look to be the key to the El Dorado run game that found frequent success a year ago.

Stepping in at running back this season is senior Jaydon Sundgren who will shoulder the bulk of the workload on the ground.

“I think there are people that are worried about it but I have a lot of confidence in myself, the guys have a lot of confidence in me so I am excited about it,” Sundgren stated.

Coach Bell and company say the culture shift in El Dorado has been a long time in the making but if there’s one thing this team will hang it’s hat on, its physicality and the will to win.

“There is not very many people that are going to out physical us. We are dominant and we pride ourselves on physicality and outworking people,” Gavin Bell explained.

Coach Bell agrees saying he wants this team to leave an impression on each opponent they see.

“That is what we want people to say when they get done playing us. They were physical, they played fast all night, the kids played hard and they finished the game,” he finished.

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