Riley County Falcons football preview

The Riley County Falcons prepare for another season in the Mid-East League.

RILEY COUNTY (KSNT) – The Riley County Falcons made the playoffs for the 7th straight season in 2013 despite a losing record. Coach Steve Wagner is entering his 31st year as the head man at Riley County, and he knows there’s plenty of room for improvement.

The Falcons will return a solid core of players on both offense and defense, and they’ll be tested right away with a pair of difficult road games to open up their 2014 campaign.

“We understand that our league is tough,” said Wagner. “I think that elevates your play. You either elevate your play, or you’re going to be in a world of hurt. So I think our guys know that and they look forward to that. You embrace it, or you run from it, so we’re hoping to embrace it, and know that we’ve really got to be ready.”

“We thrive off being able to go to the playoffs every year, said senior fullback and linebacker Josh Brazzle. “It’s tradition. It’s getting there and making sure that we reach a standard of excellence for ourselves and for our team.”

“Look at the next game, don’t worry about what’s down the road, just worry about Friday night,” said senior quarterback Brice Brummett. “We always prepare for Friday night, and whatever happens, happens.”

Riley County begins their 2014 season at Wabaunsee on September 5.

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