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Craw-Kan Team of the Week: Chetopa Football

Chetopa named Craw-Kan Team of Week.
By: Sports in Kansas - Chet Kuplen
Oct 7, 2020

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This weeks Craw-Kan Teleophone "Team of the Week" From Southeast Kansas is the Chetopa High School Green Hornet football team led by head coach Rick Aldridge.

The Hornets entered this season without winning a game since 2018 and have started off with a 3-2 record in 2020, including three straight victories. It marks the first winning streak since 2014 with three victories in a row.

Caden Duggan has had a huge year at quarterback with 734 yards and nine touchdowns over the first five weeks, he's also added four rushing touchdowns. Dakota Pease has been huge in the backfield with 458 yards and seven scores. Pease and Conor Wright also have over 200 yards recieving so far. Pease leads all players with 87 tackles (8 sacks) while Robert Vanatta has added 67 tackles and Gavin Strickland-Broden has added 49. Wright leads the squad with three interceptions while Braydon Kepner has picked up two. 

Nice work by second year head coach Rick Aldridge as the Hornets (3-2) look to be a playoff team this season in 8M-II and are currently 2-0 in district play. Chetopa will have the tough task this week against unbeaten Colony-Crest (5-0) which should decide the district championship. The top four teams of the six teams in district play move on to the KSHSAA State Playoffs for 8M-II in week nine. We are currently approaching week six. 

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Craw-Kan “Your Technology Partner" and Sports in Kansas will once again be in partnership over the 2020-2021 school year to release a "Craw-Kan Team of the Week" for the seventh 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 six or seven 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. We are also doing a Craw-Kan All-Access show this year with video of interviews with athletes that will feature reporter Bethany Bowman.” 

"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-Wednesday 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


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