2015 football preview: Windsor led by seniors


By Jason Strickland - [email protected]



Trenton Johnson hands the ball off to Tristen Terry during a game against Sacred Heart last season.


Windsor’s Noah Roberts, left, and a teammate tackles Sacred Heart’s Keyaire Marshall during a game last season.


Windsor’s offensive line prepares for a snap during the Week 1 game against Sweet Springs in 2014.


By Jason Strickland

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Trenton Johnson hands the ball off to Tristen Terry during a game against Sacred Heart last season.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_WINDSOR-2.jpgTrenton Johnson hands the ball off to Tristen Terry during a game against Sacred Heart last season.

Windsor’s Noah Roberts, left, and a teammate tackles Sacred Heart’s Keyaire Marshall during a game last season.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_WINDSOR-1.jpgWindsor’s Noah Roberts, left, and a teammate tackles Sacred Heart’s Keyaire Marshall during a game last season.

Windsor’s offensive line prepares for a snap during the Week 1 game against Sweet Springs in 2014.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_DSC_5774.jpgWindsor’s offensive line prepares for a snap during the Week 1 game against Sweet Springs in 2014.

WINDSOR— Windsor is coming off a 4-6 season that ended with only one Kaysinger Conference win and a rally that fell short at Crest Ridge in the first round of districts.

The 2015 Greyhounds enter the season with eight seniors, so leadership isn’t a problem.

“Really good senior leadership,” said coach Dave Wanninger. “The kids are pumped up. We’re not going to be playing with very many kids, but I think the kids we’re playing are going to be ready to go.”

With a limited roster, Windsor will have many players playing on both sides of the ball. Conditioning was one of the focuses at the start of practice.

“We’re doing fine,” Wanninger said. “We’ve got to get kids in shape because they’ll be playing a lot.”

Trenton Johnson returns for his fourth year at quarterback. He’s surpassed 1,000 yards through the air the past two seasons.

“So we expect a lot out of them,” Wanninger said.

At running back, Windsor returns Tristen Terry, who ran it in for a score twice last season. He also had a receiving touchdown.

Noah Roberts will make the move from offensive guard to running back. He’ll return to his starting linebacker role after leading the Greyhounds in tackles last season. Wanninger said the move from guard to the backfield is going smooth.

“He’s a big kid and he’s excited about doing that of course,” he said. “He’s played running back before and he’s excited to be playing running back again.”

Mason Howard can also be used in the backfield. Wanninger said the 5-foot, 4-inch, 140 pounder is one of the fastest players in the conference. He’ll return to his cornerback spot after being fifth on the team in tackles last season.

To get ready for the season, Wanninger said they just need to practice the fundamentals and learn the plays. He added that the team was ahead of schedule in the first week of practice.

“We’ve got an awful lot put in,” he said. “We’re way ahead where we’ve been in the past, probably.”

Jason Strickland can be reached at 660-530-0147 or on Twitter @J_Strick_Sports.

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Jason Strickland can be reached at 660-530-0147 or on Twitter @J_Strick_Sports.

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