ORANGE CRUSHED: Bonner Springs football freshmen off to dominating start

By NICK SLOAN, NJSloan212@gmail.com

At the KCK Preps Media Day event two weeks ago, Bonner Springs head coach Lucas Aslin called his football program "a work in progress" as he enters his second season as head coach.

By looking at the freshmen class at the school, progress is being made.

The Bonner Springs Braves freshmen football team is off to a very good 2-0 start. It's not just the two wins worth noting - it's how bad they're beating their opponents.

In the season opener, the freshmen defeated Spring Hill 50-6 and this week, the Braves youngsters handed Turner a 60-6 defeat, meaning they've outscored their two opponents 110-12 to begin the season.

Leading the way for the Braves has been quarterback Connor Byers. On offense, Byers has been joined by Marcel Holmes at the running back position and Hayden Hoffine at wide receiver and running back.

Size wise, the anchor of the offensive and defensive lines has been freshman Brett French.

The defense has only allowed two red zone possessions combined in the two games.

BONNER SPRINGS JV ALSO STARTS STRONG

The Bonner Springs junior varsity team defeated Turner 62-6 in its season-opening game.

Quarterback Jonah Freese, running back Bryan Lanning, wide receiver Weston Vitt and wide receiver Roman Glenn led the way on both offense and defense.

Those four players play in the secondary on defense.

While the freshmen and junior varsity games may not mean as much compared to the Friday Night Lights, they can indicate how deep a program is talent-wise, coaching-wise and success-wise. If a freshmen team is doing well, it would suggest the future is bright for the program.

Right now, the Braves are doing well at all three levels.