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Seniors beginning their final football season as Longhorns include, front from left, Blaine Dorn, Mikael Kuhlmann, Hayden Bahler, Trevor Peterson, Emmanuel Herrera, back, Bennett Bauerle, Dylan Dreiling, Kobe Clevenger, Logan Jussel and Sebastian Sis. (Johnson Publications photo)

Longhorns to open season at Gothenburg

    Cooler temperatures this week mean fall is just around the corner, which means it must be high school football season.
    The Chase County Longhorns will open the 2019 campaign Friday, traveling to Gothenburg to face the Swedes.
    The Longhorns opened the preseason with 31 players but have already lost one to a broken arm.
    While the offensive and defensive schemes for the Longhorns won’t change, there have been some changes in the coaching staff this year.
    Joining Lenners and assistants Jeff Gleisberg and Kale Gockley are Nathan Gaswick and Randy Longoria.
    As a result, some of the duties have been  shifted around.
    Lenners will still be responsible for calling the defense with Gockley and Gaswick calling the offensive plays.
    Gockley played a key role in that last year working with former coach Todd Westover.
    Lenners said the kids know the offense and expects them to gel with coaching changes.
    First-game concerns always revolve around being in good enough shape, along with jitters that accompany the season opener.
    Offensively, Lenners said the goal is to establish the run and mix in the passing game from a spread offense formation.

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