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Fall Sports: Longhorns will see plenty of new faces in 2015


Rick Forepaugh

Members of the 2015 Kimball football team, pictured front row, from left, are: Jacob Walker, Izaac Glanz, Jake Jenkins, Greg Wilke, Aroon Flores, Toby McManigal, Andrew McCloud, Jaren Winstrom and Jordan McGinnis. Pictured, second row, from left, are: Zane Anthony, Jaden Mohr, Colton Mielke, Luis Portillo, Kole Bush, Grant Hickman, Izaac Reuter, Brady Kilgore and Corey Travis. Pictured, third row, from left, are: Eric Escajeda, Angel Flores, Sam Tussing, Kyle Spicer, Logan Stahla, Tyler Magninie, Dakota Flores and Derrick Soto. Pictured, back row, from left, are: Robert Morrow, James Merryfield, Jaden Withrow, Ethan Land, Ryan Soper, Byron Rowley, Paycen Harroun, Trent Rutledge, Dalton Pruett, Preston Booty and Creg Barker. Not pictured: Cody Kirby.

The Kimball football team lost a lot of talent from its 2014 team, but coach Nick Kuxhausen sees reasons for optimism about his 2015 squad.

"We have got a lot of really good talent this year," Kuxhausen said.

There are 38 players on the team this year, with eight seniors. Four of those seniors have been playing on the team their entire high school career, which provides for some much-needed experience.

The Longhorns went 6-3 overall last year and 4-1 in district play.

Looking at this season, there will be plenty of new faces all over the field and a few old faces in new places. Gone are the...

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