(Greefield) Only 22 athletes are out for football at Nodaway Valley this season. For coach Steve Shantz it's a 2nd straight year of having to work around being very thin on numbers.
Despite the low turnout, Shantz says he thinks they can put the people in place to be competetive in their district. Nodaway Valley will play in Class A District 8 this season with Bedford, Clarinda Academy, Earlham, Martensdale-St. Marys, Mount Ayr, Pleasantville, and SE Warren.
Nodaway Valley went 5-5 last year. The team won four of their last five regular season games to make the playoffs. In the first round they lost to Ogden 32-16.
Nodaway Valley will have to replace 8 seniors from last year including their leading rusher and top four receivers.
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