Lockwood Football Faces Rugged Schedule In 2020

by Makinley Neill

Last year the Tigers had a winning record of 7-4. Although there are many returning players, there has been a change at the top.

Last year’s coach, Luke Rader, is now the head football coach at Stockton High School. Superintendent Clay Lasater will be coaching the Tigers this year.

The Tigers have seven returning starters and several more who played a lot of varsity time.

The Tigers will be led on offense and defense by senior QB/Safety Max Schnelle and full back/linebacker Lane Dunlap. Other key seniors include RB Jamie Kramer, WR Blaine Garver, OL Spencer Neal, OL Reese Fyfe, and OL Elijah Friend. Seniors Quinten Raymond, Brayden Hamilton, Gabe Bench, and Dylan Gallup will also be counted on to provide leadership. 

Coach Lasater is excited about this group. So far the team has avoided setbacks from COVID-19 and hope that they can remain healthy as a team, school, and community.

Coach Lasater said, “We have been approaching each practice like it is the last day we will play football. The scary thing is that any day could be exactly that.”

The Tigers will have a tough schedule along with having a new offensive and defensive system. The Tigers first official game will be at Pierce City against the Eagles Friday, August 29.