Countdown to Kickoff: Wichita Heights

Wichita Heights returns several key pieces to its electric offense.
Published: Aug. 26, 2022 at 11:30 PM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (Catch it Kansas) - The luxury of athletes like John Randle Jr., DJ Dingle and Lafayette Washington have led to strong offensive showings for Wichita Heights.

In Dominick Dingle’s fifth year, they’re trying to untap yet another level up from last season’s 37 points-per-game average.

“We’re just trying to continue to get better and build off last season,” Dominick Dingle said. “We’re trying to blend some new pieces along with all the returners we have, and the kids have done a great job.”

Randle enters the season as one of the top prospects in the state and one of the nation’s top running backs after back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons. He finished with 18 touchdowns on offense.

“He allows us to be versatile, to do a lot of things,” Dominick Dingle said.

DJ Dingle, a senior quarterback who has been a 6A all-state pick with Randle the last two years, finished with over 1,400 yards, 16 touchdowns and just three interceptions in the passing game.

“I try my best to be efficient. Them 3 interceptions, I wanna have less than last year,” DJ Dingle said.” We’ve been working hard all summer getting after it. Just ready to get started and get games going.”

The Falcons also welcome back four starters on the offensive line in the second year of the scheme, while the defense makes a switch schematically. They do welcome back seven starters defensively from a team that went 5-4, and the group is led by three linebackers that were named captains.

“Obviously, iron sharpens iron. As the offense gets better, we get better,” junior Nate Campbell said.

Wichita Heights 2022 Schedule

9/2 - at Garden City

9/9 - at Wichita Northwest

9/16 - vs. Wichita North

9/22 - vs. Wichita West

9/30 - vs. Wichita South

10/7 - vs. Wichita Southeast

10/14 - vs. Bishop Carroll

10/21 - at Kapaun Mt. Carmel