(Anita) A season ago the CAM football team averaged over 40 points per game, but had just 4 wins to show for it.
CAM football coach Joe Wollum says defense will be a major priority this year after giving up 51.7 points per game in 2013.
Coach Wollum says a lot of the inflated defensive numbers are due to their fast pace offensively. They’d still like to play fast this year unless they find out it hurts their defense too much.
The leader on both sides of the ball will be senior Trace Ticknor. He’s entering his fourth season as a starter on both sides and will make a major impact on games, especially on defense where's he's been among the team's leading tacklers for three straight years.
Offensively Trace Ticknor (1,850 yards passing 22 TD’s, rushing: 674 yards 17 TD’s) will be playing his fourth different position in four years. He’s gone from offensive line to fullback to quarterback and now as a senior will be the team’s starting running back. He makes room for his brother Drew to start at quarterback.
Rounding out the starting offense will be Brandon Flathers at center with Levi Lank and Keagan Hosfelt at the guards. Hosfelt is a three year starter as a junior. Jared McKee and Connor Bell at the tight ends. Austin Williamson whose been a tight end and offensive lineman in the past at fullback.
Fremont-Mills and East Mills look to duke it out for the top spot in the district with tradition rich teams such as Lenox, CAM, Stanton and Sidney fighting for the remaining spots. Not to be counted out are Nishnabotna and Essex.
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