SOUTHINGTON, Ohio (WKBN) – Chalker hasn’t fielded a varsity team since October 3, 2020.
This season will be a mix between playing junior varsity teams on the slate as well as Sebring’s eight-man football.
Considered a club sport for the second consecutive season, Wildcat coach Justin Kren has seen positive results as a benefit to his program. “Going with a club team (community based) last year and this season has helped. We’re still [deciding] if eight-man [football] could work in the near future depending on how the numbers go. We haven’t hit the full rebound yet as to where we want to be.”
The Wildcats will rely on key players such as Ryan Heardman, Dan Kellar, Tanner Kelson, Gavin Stewart, Vince Delvecchio, Tegun Noble, Colt Levensky, Hunter Pequignot, Zach Pack, Lucas Whelchel and Holden Gwinn.
“Our offensive leaders will be Delvecchio, Kelson, Stewart and Levensky,” indicates Kren.
Defensively, Chalker will feature a young grouping.
“They have a lot of potential,” points out Kren. “They’re hungry and aggressive, just need that time to grow as a unit.”
Chalker will begin the 2023 season with a home matchup against LaBrae’s junior varsity team on Saturday, August 19.
Southington Chalker Wildcats
Head Coach: Justin Kren, 3rd season
Last 5 Years (Varsity): 9-16 (36%)
Home Field: Chalker Wildcat Field
Base Offense: Multiple
Base Defense: 4-4