Winamac not only boasts of having its all-time leading rusher on its football team this year, the Warriors have many other options to attack opponents with.
In fact the 13-0 Warriors have accumulated 5,340 yards of offense this season, as their wing-T offense has been a machine. They have outgained opponents by a mere 3,325 yards, which is almost two miles, literally, heading into their Class A semistate game against Tri-Central (12-1) on Friday night at Roudebush Stadium.
It all starts with Katschke, as the 5-10, 190 pound senior fullback has gained a school-record 2,005 yards on the season on 206 carries with 32 touchdowns. But it certainly doesn’t end with him. Warrior coach Tim Roth said while Katschke helps open things up for teammates, it’s also vice versa as they help him get room to run.
Junior quarterback Parker Fox is 29-for-49 passing on the season for 608 yards despite missing five games with a broken collarbone before returning for the sectional final against West Central. He has nine touchdown passes to go with just one interception. He is a dual threat on the ground, rushing for 486 yards on 51 carries with 7 TDs.
Senior running back Levi Schultz has been a playmaker all year for the Warriors. He has scored 13 touchdowns on the season overall. On the ground he has rushed for 504 yards on 35 carries with five TDs. He is the team’s second leading receiver with 12 catches for 294 yards and 4 TDs. He has two punt returns for a score, one kickoff return for a TD and a touchdown on defense.
Then there’s Keegan Kasten, a 6-foot, 213-pound bruiser. The senior is a key blocker from his wingback position who has rushed for 299 yards and 6 TDs on 35 attempts and adds 10 receptions for 175 yards and 4 TDs.
“Keegan and Levi are both passing threats and running threats, and I think when we get those two outside it makes Tyler even more effective,” Roth said. “Tyler has all the tools to be a good inside runner and he has all the tools to run outside as well. It gives us good balance.”