Crestwood football team opens regular season against Charles City on Aug. 24
Wed, 08/22/2018 - 12:19pm admin
Nate Troy Sports Editor
CRESCO - The Crestwood varsity football team will raise the curtain on the 2018 regular season at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24 at home against Charles City in a non-district contest. The Crestwood ninth grade game against the Comets is scheduled to start at 4:45 p.m. on Aug. 24 at home.
The Charles City Comets are looking to bounce back from a difficult 2017 season, which saw them go 2-7. The Comets beat Osage (35-20) and Vinton-Shellsburg (36-20) last year. The last time the Cadets played the Comets was in 2015, which resulted in a 34-7 Crestwood win. The Cadets posted a 5-4 mark in 2017.
The Comets will have a new starting quarterback this season after losing Mike Cranshaw to graduation. Mike Cranshaw tossed for 661 yards through the air, had six touchdowns and five interceptions. He also led the team in total points scored with 32.
Junior Marcus Cranshaw might be the new quarterback this year. In 2017, he completed eight of 16 passes for 71 yards and had one interception.
Charles City’s leading rusher, senior Dylan Koresh, will be back this year. In 2017, he gained 376 yards on 79 attempts and had two touchdowns. The Comets graduated Tyreque Baker (279 yards, four touchdowns) and Mike Cranshaw (253 yards, five touchdowns). Other returning backs include: Elliott Sinnwell (227 yards, two touchdowns) and Mitz Concepcion (71 yards, one touchdown).
The Comets lost leading receiver Tre Walker (14 receptions, 321 yards, four touchdowns) to graduation. Returning receivers include: Koresh (11 receptions, 116 yards), Sinnwell (10 receptions, 88 yards, one touchdown) and Colton Slinger (two receptions, 46 yards).
Crestwood will count on senior Jon Henry at quarterback. In 2017, Henry completed 53 of 108 passes for 810 yards, four touchdowns and had six interceptions.
The Cadets graduated their top three running backs from 2017 including: Chris Guest (530 yards, six touchdowns), Dawson Rasmusson (237 yards, one touchdown) and Clayton Ollendieck (225 yards, one touchdown). Returning backs include: Senior Shane Vokaty (129 yards, two touchdowns), Senior Harry Kitchen (48 yards), Junior Kael Anderlik (31 yards) and Jon Henry (four rushing touchdowns).
Crestwood lost their top receiver to graduation, Clayton Ollendieck (24 receptions, 477 yards, two touchdowns). Returning receivers include: Kitchen (13 receptions, 173 yards, one touchdown), Vokaty (seven receptions, 83 yards), Frank Hrdlicka (five receptions, 49 yards), Anderlik (two receptions, 24 yards) and Zack Lane (two receptions, 14 yards).