WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Perennial title contender Bishop Carroll faces a host of challenges this year in high school football. Coming off an 11-2 season that ended with a loss to Mill Valley in the championship game, B.C.’s filling several holes on offense. Carroll usually averages 35 seniors, and this year they’re down to 28.
Head Coach Alan Schuckman told KSN, “Well, we have to replace our whole offensive line and our secondary, so those are two areas of need and kids are doing a great job trying to get ready and hopefully we can get that done.” In regards to choosing a starting quarterback, Schuckman said, “We’ve got two we’re really working with; the two are really good players, Braden Howell and Cade Becker, both are having a good Fall Camp and I’m excited to see both of them play this year and what they can do.”
Howell’s older brother Colton was a star quarterback at Carroll and also played for the Butler Grizzlies, before accepting a D-I offer to play QB at Northern Iowa this year.
Leading up to their opener, the Golden Eagles had referees on the field during parts of their practices this month.
Schuckman says, “Actually they’re trying to get some work and asked if they could come out and I said sure, come on out, they’re trying to get better and I respect that, so whatever we can do to help improve the game and improve their play-we’re going to give them that opportunity.”
Bishop Carroll opens the season next Friday against Northwest.