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Junior receiver Tyce Shook wasn’t quite able to reel in this Alex McCabe pass Friday during the Clippers’ 14-7 loss in Lester Prairie last season. (Richard Rohlfing/southernminn.com)

Coaches

Head coach: Erik Hermanson — 7th year head coach, 26th year on the staff

Assistant coaches: Kyle Atherton, Brady Hahn, Matt Miller, Larry Walechka and Rich Kern (JH)

Key Players

Letter Winners -

12 — Blake McVennes, Isaac Mueller, Alex McCabe, Tyce Shook, Cameron Seely, Jackson Gibbs, Eric Rohlfing and Ben Holden

11- Carter Dylla, Colin Krenik, Kaleb Timlin, Josh Haynes, Tommy Kennedy, Fisher Knish, Jackson Meyer, Larry Walechka, Cade Kriha, Jay Pankratz, Kolby Gens

10 — Henry Strobel, Braeden Hastings, Tanyon Hoheisel, Jacob Rohlfing, Jack Voit, Dakota Alitz, Marty Gibbs

Keep Your Eye On

“Our O line has improved so much,” Hermanson said. “They had to play as underclassmen last year and took their lumps, but they will be much improved this year. Lucas Walechka, Fisher Knish, Cade Kriha, Tanyon Hoheisel.

“Twin Tower tight ends — Seniors Ben Holden and Eric Rohlfing — will be our bookend tight ends. They both have great hands and are strong blockers.

“QB Alex McCabe and his receivers Tyce Shook, Isaac Mueller, Carter Dylla and Blake McVennes are very athletic and quick. They all played last year and look to start this year where they left off and improve each week.

Moved on

Jaren Jobe, Josh Dawald, Kevin Mueller and Brock Olson

2019 Recap

1-8 record. “In our first season in 11 man football in over 25 years, for most of the season all of our captains were injured,” Hermanson said. “We got a lot of experience for our young players but we were physically beaten each week.”

2020 Season Outlook

“We are just glad to have the chance to compete this year and have a season. I am so happy for the seniors to get to play their final year together and represent CHS.”

Coach Comments

“We were such a young team last year and we really took our lumps. I am excited to see how much we have improved and I am just happy to be back with the players working and improving each day together.” — Erik Hermanson, head coach

By The Numbers

35 — total players

16 — letter winners

8 — seniors

St. Peter Herald Sports Editor covers St. Peter, Cleveland, Le Center, Le Sueur-Henderson and Tri-City United and Gustavus Adolphus College. Fishing, tennis and golf enthusiast

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