IKM-Manning Football 2019
Head Coach: Tom Casey, 40th year overall, 220-107
Assistant Coaches: Cory McCarville, Chance McDonald, Joey Thraen, Chris Behrens
2018 Records: 3-2 Class A, District 2; 5-4 overall
Returning Lettermen: 11 (Raine Meneough, Sr., 6-0, 171, HB/LB; Colten Brandt, Sr., 6-1, 184, FB/LB; Grant Behrens, Sr., 5-10, 212, OL/DL; Jacob Dentlinger, Sr., 6-3, 260, OL/DL; Will Jorgensen, Sr., 6-0, 174, OL/DE; Chris Birks, Sr., 6-1, 215, OL/DL; Drew Doyel, Jr., 5-7, 168, WB/LB/P; Body Swearington, Jr., 5-11, 205, OL/LB; Kyler Rasmussen, Jr., 5-11, 197, QB/LB/P; Amos Rasmussen, Soph., 5-7, 155, HB/DB/K; Mitchell Kerkhoff, Soph., 5-9, 160, FB/LB
Returning Starters: Brandt, Dentlinger, Birks, Kyler Rasmussen, Birks
Top Returning Rushers: Amos Rasmussen, 38-210, 4 TDs; Kyler Rasmussen, 73-116, 6 TDs
Top Returning Passer: Kyler Rasmussen, 48-102, 564 yards, 3 TDs, 5 interceptions
Top Returning Receivers: Amos Rasmussen, 4-48, 1 TD
Returning All-District Performers: Brandt (second team defense)
Top Returning Tackles: Brandt, 39 UA, 53 A; Kyler Rasmussen, 27 UA, 55 A; Swearington, 11 UA, 20 A; Birks, 6 UA, 30 A
Rest of Roster: Parker Behrens, Sr., 6-1, 164, WR/DB; Ben Lingle, Sr., 6-3, 147, WR/DB; Jackson Johnson, Sr., 5-10, 187, OL/LB; Hayden McLaughlin, Jr., 6-0, 160, QB/DB; Kamden Robinson, Jr., 5-9, 152, WR/DB; James Vega, Jr., 5-10, 178, FB/DE; Nolan Ramsey, Soph., 5-11, 161, QB/OLB; DeLontae Pearson, Soph., 5-7, 142, HB/DB; Tanner Crawford, Soph., 5-8, 183, OL/DL; Taylor Williams, Soph., 5-10, 215, OL/DL; Max Neilsen, Soph., 6-0, 292, OL/DL; Andan Spooner, Soph., 6-1, 228, OL/DE; Gage Frock, Soph., 5-10, 143, WR/DB; Luke Ramsey, Soph., 5-11, 170, TE/DE; Eli Dreyer, Fr., 5-5, 101, WR/DB; Caden Keller, Fr., 5-8, 122, WR/DB; Hunter Smith, Fr., 5-5, 128, WR/DB; Reed Hinners, Fr., 5-4, 110, WR/DB; Cooper Irlmeier, Fr., 5-8, 142, HB/DB; Austin Wiederin, Fr., 5-9, 174, OL/DL; Cody Girard, Fr., 6-2, 255, OL/DL; Cooper Perdew, Fr., 5-9, 137, TE/DE
Comments from Casey: The boys have worked hard over the summer to be prepared for the upcoming season. Our strengths will begin with our offensive line with guys like Birks, Dentlinger and Swearington to build around. Kyler Rasmussen is back at quarterback to run our offense.
We’re hoping that their game experience will help our team be better this year.
On the defensive side, we return our linebackers in Brandt, Kyler Rasmussen and Swearington. Our junior varsity team had a successful season a year ago, so we’re hoping that those player can help make this year’s varsity team better. Overall depth is probably our main weakness. We will need to find consistency in our passing and kicking games and get our running backs game experience.
We have a very challenging non-district schedule that will be a true test as to how good a football team we will be. The teams in District 2 will be good, well-coached and ready to play. Alta-Aurelia returns several players from their playoff team a year ago and should be the favorite to win the district.
Most of the teams in our district will have a good nucleus of returning starters to build around. It will be important for our team to show improvement each week and stay healthy. If we can do those two things, we will be a competitive football team.
August: 30 - vs. Adair-Casey/Guthrie Center; September: 6 - at Underwood; 13 - at South Central Calhoun; 20 - vs. East Sac County; 27 - vs. Fort Dodge St. Edmond; October: 4 - at Manson-Northwest Webster; 11 - vs. Alta-Aurelia; 18 - at Sioux Central; 25 - vs. Ridge View