Indians ready to rumble in new district

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Rotary hears from CHS coach

By Lou Elliott Jones, Editor

The 2009 Chiefland High School football team is playing in a new district and Coach Ajay Ulmer wants fans and would-be fans to know one thing: “It’s a new team.” Ulmer who gave his annual pre-season report to the Chiefland Rotary Club on July 16, said last year’s 5-5 season is history and he’s looking forward to this season with unabashed enthusiasm. “A lot of the mentality that caused is to go through it (last year) is gone,” Ulmer said of the “We’ve got one scrapping group. They’re tough kids.” Ulmer said he will have about 60 kids dressing out ? 28-30 for the varsity and the rest on the junior varsity. A handful are seniors, compared to last year’s team. But he’s heavy on juniors, students who have been there for all of Ulmer’s tenure. “We don’t have any dead weight. We’ve got guys who can perform on offense and defense. We’ve got good depth and good backup players.” CHS has moved from 1A competition last year to 2B this year, a move Ulmer said was not based on enrollment. It’s a move that affords a level playing field for the Indians.

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