Football Preview: St. Cecilia

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Updated: Mon, 09 Sep 2013 08:31:57 CST

A tradition of consistency. That's what St Cecilia Football Coach Carl Tesmer has built during his tenure at the helm of the Bluehawks. 14 straight playoff appearances and 22 seasons without a losing record Render the expectations lofty as usual for STC. Despite the loss of some key contributors, the Bluehwaks return quite a bit of experience - 7 starters on both sides of the ball. But there's one unit in particular that Coach believes will anchor his squad in 2013 "The offensive line. That's where our strength is. We got lot of people with O'Keefe and Ernst and Mangers is back in there and Lance Schmidt of course so we expect them to carry it for us again this year," said Tesmer. "Our offensive line is a big deal especially with four returning lineman from last year We have to keep it going. We have to fill one spot but we have a couple guys that are ready to take that role. I think we are going to be really good up front and our backfield is going to be loving us blocking for them," said Lance Schmidt. But that veteran group in the trenches needs a new signal caller thanks to Xander Schmidt's graduation And Coach Tesmer, says it's a tight race to find his replacement "Well, Cannon Howell has been working there. And Gus Clark. Grant Schmidt of course and Zach Kitten is kind of helping us out in that area so not a lot of experience but a lot of good ability. Howell can run and throw and he didn't play there last year, so he's going to improve each week with confidence and experience," Tesmer said. Tough docket for the Bluehawks this season. They'll open against Centennial at home. But seemingly all their tough games come on the road at Blue Hill, at Sutton and at Doniphan Trumbull with the regular season finale coming at Duncan Field against Thayer Central.
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