2-A-Days: Lawton-Bronson

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LAWTON, Iowa (ABC9 Sports)–Dating back to 2006, Lawton-Bronson has one losing season on the gridiron, no small task for a school their size.

Last year, the Eagles went 7-4, reaching the second round of the postseason, and it might have been further if it weren’t for their district. It was one of the toughest in the state with Hinton and the eventual-state champs West Lyon. 

This season, the Blackhawks and Wildcats are up in Class 1A and the Eagles are ready to make a deep run.

Coach Chad Moseman has six starters back on both sides of the ball, but the Eagles will still be a young team. Don’t confuse young with unskilled, though.

Anteres Ashley had over 1,000 yards and 11 touchdowns last year as a sophomre and he along with AJ Nitzschke will be counted on to carry the offense.

Defensively, Brett Prenger and Austin Peters combined for five interceptions last year, and they’ll lead a unit that lost their top two tacklers from last season.

While some of the usual suspects are off the schedule, it’s still far from a cakewalk into the postseason. But, the goals for the Eagles are clear.

“Last year, we made second round playoffs,” said Prenger. “We got a trophy in the case, I mean, obviously we want to put another one in there. But our goal this year is the Dome. Like, we want to make it to Cedar Falls.”

“By the end of the year, when I hang up the pads, I just want to, win, lose, or draw, play together as a team,” added Nitzschke. “I mean, really be a family, as we’ve always been. The Dome’s always the goal and I believe we can get there and we expect nothing less.” 

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