Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

Horns begin first year of 8 man play


August 30, 2018

Desyree Nelson/Western Nebraska Observer

The Kimball Longhorn football team are pictured from front left, Zane Anthony, Blane Rhode, Javon Coyle, Jacob Withrow and Uziel Flores. Second row is Izaak Rhode, Austin Lulf, Thomas Muldoon, Toby McManigal, Christian Allen-Van Pelt, Jake Jenkins and Ethan Greenwood. Third row is Xavier Wells, Brayden Tyan, Jared Barnes, Beau Hanks, Corey Travis, Luis Portillo and Izaac Reuter.

In Kimball's first year playing 8 man football, and listed as D-1 in the district, Ben Aarestad returns for his second year as Longhorn's head football coach with more than 15 years of coaching experience under his belt. Aarestad is joined by assistant coaches Jarrod Williams and David Hellman and a team of just 19 all working to improve on last year's 0-9 record.

The team graduated two key players, Paycen Harroun and Kole Bush, but they return five starters in the first year of eight-man play for the team.

Returning starters include Corey Travis, a 5'10 senior offensive/defensive lineman...

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