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Union Knight Football 2009

August 26, 2009
Dysart Reporter

2009 3A District 4 2008 3A overall record:(7-3) 2008 3A district 4 record: (5-2) third

2009 HFC: Joe Hadachek, third year at Union, (13-6 overall high school coaching record)

Previous coaching: Asst. Drake University 1986-1995, HFC Buena Vista University 1996-1999

Best time to contact: Saturday 9:30am-10:30am at 515-669-6570, M-F 10am-12pm

Email address: jhadachek@gmail.comTeam web site:

Asst coaches: Jared Pospisil DC/Sec, Tony DeSousa Spec Team Coord/TE, Brandon Adolphs RB, Adam Gassman DL, Chadd Johnson LB, Curt Hilmer SEC, Don Sallee WR, Rick Dolleslager OLB, Jeremy Robb QB, Landon Miller QB, Tim Smith LB/OL

Key letterwinners lost:

Garrett Woodson (Simpson), Matt Harting (Iowa Western), Cheyne Reiter, Ryan Christensen, Gary Urban, Matt Feuerbach, Ryan DeSousa, Tad Talaska, Skyler Hager

Key letterwinners returning (* all district performer 2008, underlined are players to watch)

*Jared Wauters5'11 184 WR/SA * Steven McGarvey 5'10153PK/PU/QB

*Austin Bunz 6'4 220 TE/DE * Matt Gross 6'1 250 OC/DT/LS

Zach Purdy 6' 175 WR/SA Josh Dunkelberger 6'1 170 LB/FB/T

Justin Macal5'8155DB/RB Zach Bathen 6'1 265 OT/DT

Brad Siebel 5'11 165 SA/WR Cole Johnson 6 225 OG/DE

Top Newcomers:

Blake Clark 5'10 170 as soph started several games at LB

Wes Burnside 5'9 165 started last 3 games as frosh RB

Reid Monroe 6'2 160 punter, QB/SA developing

Weston Hennings 5'11 185 LB/OG made major improvement in off-season

*Freshman class undefeated last two years of middle school, group started padded FB in 2003

TEAM strengths:

Steven McGarvey returns as starting kicker and punter, all-stater Jared Wauters combines with Zach Purdy and TE Austin Bunz for passing attack, Wes Burnside as running threat, defensive secondary

TEAM areas of concern:

Loss of six first team all-district players, replacing Woodson as QB, both starting RB's, graduate three starting LB's including Feuerbach, all state DB and punt returner Cheyne Reiter, depth at some positions on OL, DL

TEAM leaders/impact players: Jared Wauters best athlete on team, Steven McGarvey as kicker/punter, Matt Gross as long snapper, Austin Bunz at TE/DE

Basic offensive set: Multiple proBasic defensive set: Multiple 4-3

Comments on the upcoming season: "After moving from 2A to 3A the 2009 Union football team is highly optimistic coming off a (7-2) regular season record and the first post season appearance since 1992 last season. 15 seniors (best back to back seasons in Union history) will lead the way to replace six first team all district players graduating from 2008. We are faster, more agile, and stronger in most positions; however, we will need to gain game experience quickly. Underclassmen will also be counted on heavily to contribute depth at key positions."



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