In the semistate game he showed good hands and hauled in three catches for 62 yards and helped spur the Warriors’ fourth-quarter comeback bid after they had trailed 14-0 after three quarters.
“We hadn’t really passed a lot in games and it was good to see we could do that,” he said. “It showed that overall we’re a good team and not just a good running team with good defense and a good kicking game. It helped [quarterback] Parker [Fox] gain confidence a ton, and he had great protection from a great starting five on our offensive line.”
The Warriors joined their 2000 team as the only teams in school history to finish 13-1 and as semistate finalists.
“Any time you mention guys like that, like Tyler Roth, Parker Roth, Taylor McFarland, those are heroes in our eyes. To be next to them is amazing,” Schultz said.
Schultz is also a returning starter in basketball. The Warriors are expecting to be a top contender in the Midwest Conference and sectional this year. Due to the success of their football team, they’re having a late start this year. They open on Tuesday at Rochester.
“I think we have a lot of athleticism,” Schultz said. “We had a lot of guys in the gym who don’t play football that really improved their game. The football guys are still trying to get our basketball legs now but overall we should be pretty good.”
The following is a question-and-answer session with Schultz.
Q. Of the sports you play, which is your favorite? Why?
A. Football is my favorite sport because I grew up with it. My dad and uncle both coached the local youth team while I was growing up.
Q. How did you first get started in sports? At what age?