NLC: H.S. Football Media Day


FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Previewing the Northern Lakes Conference at high school football media day.

Wawasee Warriors

Head Coach: Mike Eshbach

2016 overall record: 4-6

2016 conference record: 2-5

2017 Opener: Aug. 18, 7 p.m., vs. Lakeland

Outlook: For as many Class of 2017 starters Wawasee sent onto the field last season, the Warriors may have underperformed. They started with a 3-game win streak but stalled to a 4-game losing streak and eventually lost a heartbreaker to Northridge in the first round of sectional play. Now with most of the 2016 starters graduated, first-year head coach Mike Eshbach has a challenge ahead — develop the young guys behind those seniors.The identity of the Warriors (27.4 points per game and 27.6 points allowed per game) is cleared and Eshbach has plenty of youth at his disposal to create a winning standard in the program. Zak Linnemeier and Elisha Tipping will be expected to take on bigger roles in 2017.

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