Craw-Kan Team of the Week: Southeast Lancers

Southeast Cherokee has earned Craw-Kan honors after 4-2 start.
By: Sports in Kansas - Chet Kuplen
Oct 8, 2018

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This week's Craw-Kan "Your Community Technology Partner" Team of the Week from the Southeast Kansas coverage area is the Southeast High School Lancers football team, led by head coach Jerrad Hansen. The Lancers defeated Erie 21-7 this past Friday on the road to improve to 2-1 in district play.

Southeast entered the season on a 28-game losing streak, last winning a game on 10/10/14 against Northeast-Arma. Southeast has now won four games on the year after the first six weeks of the season with a 4-2 record. Senior quarterback Brett Malle has shined for the Lancers in 2018 with 509 passing yards and 405 rushing yards through six weeks. Zaden Hendricks has had 440 rushing yards to lead all Southeast players in rushing yardage. Jakob Taveraro has also had a big year as a junior with 368 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns, while Bryce Petersen has added 277 yards.. Southeast has been balanced offensively with seven different players scoring a rushing touchdown.The Lancers have been run heavy for 288.5 rushing yards per game in 2018.

Defensively Southeast is led in tackles by Tavernaro and Hendricks who each have 41 tackles. Jaret Brumback has 40 stops and Noah Newcomb has also added 37 stops.

The Lancers are back in action this Friday against Riverton (1-5) at home. The Lancers have lost twice, Pleasanton (8-0) and Jayhawk-Linn (14-12). It's a complete turnaround from last year where the Lancers didn't score over 12 points in any game and were shutout three times in the seven games they played.

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Craw-Kan “Your Technology Partner" and Sports in Kansas will once again be in partnership over the 2018-2019 school year to release a "Craw-Kan Team of the Week" for the fifth consecutive season.

"I am looking forward to this partnership again for another year with Craw-Kan and highlighting teams from the SEK area to not only a local platform but also giving them statewide reach on our network, it's became quite the popular feature over the last five years," said Sports in Kansas CEO, Chet Kuplen. "Not only does this help athletes and teams to be promoted for their achievements, it also lets the area know what all the new products that Craw-Kan has to offer, including new gigabit fiber now in the the area. Also that Craw-Kan is now in Frontenac and Pittsburg. It's also going to several other areast in Southeast Kansas” 

"Craw-Kan offers all your technology needs in the area from internet to web design and cell phones to security systems." said Craw-Kan Marketing Manager, Zach Adams. "We have a lot of new products including the fastest internet in the area in the new gigabit fiber, we are also in Frontenac and Pittsburg with our service. We are very excited with all the new products we have to offer to the area."

Nominations will be accepted from every Friday-Sunday, with the "Craw-Kan Team of the Week" being released every Monday on Sports in Kansas (Kansas-Sports.com). Teams must be nominated via email or twitter. 

Teams must be from the following leagues in the Southeast Kansas area to be eligible: SEK, CNC, TRL, plus Erie, Pittsburg and Parsons. 

Craw-Kan and Sports in Kansas will also partner in releasing a "All Craw-Kan Team" for the Southeast Kansas area after postseason play has wrapped up. 

How to nominate?

email: sportsinkansas@gmail.com