Waverly football coach says seniors are ‘phenomenal kids’ on and off the field

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Waverly High School football, which ended the 2021 season with a 9-2 record, is coming back with a big senior class.

Fourth-year head coach Reed Manstedt says the seniors are a very talented group and one of the biggest graduating classes the program has seen in a while.

“Really good depth in that group,” Manstedt said.  “Phenomenal kids both on and off the football field. They’re kids who do it right in the classroom; they’re kids who do it right out here.”

On Saturday, the Vikings held an inter-squad scrimmage to prepare for the upcoming season.

Senior quarterback Trey Jackson said the team has been preparing by learning new routes.

“We kind of implemented a new passing game this year,” Jackson said.  “It’s been a lot of fun to get these new routes.”

Senior receiver Preston Harms says the Vikings want to make the most of the 2022 season.  Last year, the team ended its postseason run in the quarterfinals.

“Been playing with those guys for a long time, and it’s gonna be a lot of fun to play with them one last time and make the most of it,” Harms said.

The Vikings will open their season against Elkhorn on Aug. 26.

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