Sioux Center to lean on defense for another playoff push

Sioux Center has missed the playoffs just twice in the last nine years. The Warriors went 8-2 last season, losing in round one in Class 2A. Sioux Center has plenty of returning players to make another playoff push.

Quarterback Cade Bleeker is back after throwing for nearly 1,800 yards and 25 touchdowns. He’s one of 17 seniors on the roster.

The defense has their top two tacklers back, Charlie Dykshorn and Jack Vogel. That "D" held opponents to two touchdowns or less in seven of their ten games a year ago. Seven of the eleven starters are back on defense.

"Immediately your level of communication goes up," said head coach Tim Van Regenmorter. "The guys communicating on the field has been very helpful to the guys that have filled in. Your defense is always a little bit farther ahead of your offense this time of year."

"We always make the ball priority," said senior Charlie Dykshorn. "Anything we can do to get that ball back, just to get it back in the offense’s hands, that’s huge."

"It’s been going really good," said senior Cade Bleeker. "We’ve come together as a group really nice so I’m ready to get going and start Friday off with a ‘w’."

Sioux Center opens the season at home on Friday against Class 3A Le Mars. Then, it’s a trip to West Lyon, who’s ranked fourth in Class 1A. West Sioux, ranked second in 1A, visits in week three, before a trip to Spirit Lake to end the first month.

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