(Exira) After two years and two playoff appearances in 11-player football, the Exira-EHK Spartans will move back to a style of play that they are very familiar with. Exira-EHK will compete in 8-player District 7 against Glidden-Ralston, Coon Rapids-Bayard, Woodbine, West Harrison, Charter Oak-Ute, Ar-We-Va, Boyer Valley, and Heartland Christian.
2012 looks to be a promising year for the Spartan squad which brings back their two leading rushers from a year ago (Trey Sander and Nick Peppers). Drew Peppers will replace Spencer Smith at quarterback in an offense that coach Tom Peteresen says will run the ball 80% of the time. An experienced offensive line will be a huge benefit to that running game. The Spartans return guards Beck Benton and Cody Jens. Coach Petersen believes center Brady Drees could be among the best in the state.
The season will start on August 24th when they take on Boyer Valley.
Click to listen to the interview with coach Tom Petersen