KFIZ Sports Two-a-Days : Campbellsport Cougars

“Changing the Culture” remains the theme for the
Campbellsport Cougars football team in 2018 after a 2017 campaign that finished
with a 4-5 record and 2-5 mark in the East Central Conference. Head coach Todd
Wondra says changing the culture begins with getting kids into the weight room
and they hope this year’s senior class will be the start of that. “This year,
we’re heading into the season with a group of 18 seniors, so we kind of use
them as a building block to show our kids what the weight room is and what we
need to do to compete at a higher level” Wondra said. Wondra adds that putting
in time and effort in the offseason is key to turning the page at Campbellsport,
and that his players have been doing just that.

Out of the 18 seniors returning for the Cougars this year, Wondra
points to Nick Narges and Matt Koelbl as two names who should be leaders for the
team. Koelbl was lost on the first day of practice last year with a broken
ankle and returns as the starting fullback and middle linebacker, while Narges
played a few different positions in 2017, but enters 2018 as the starting
quarterback for the Cougars. Wondra hopes Narges and Koelbl along with a group
of seniors that have been playing varsity since their sophomore year can improve
the Cougars record in 2018. “We’re hoping that experience, along with the extra
time and effort they put in to getting stronger and doing what needs to be done
to play at the varsity level will help us.” Wondra said.

Wondra expects Kewaskum, Plymouth and Berlin to compete for
the East Central Conference championship again this year, and tells us there
are never any “easy” games in the conference or non-conference portions of the

2018 Campbellsport Schedule:

8/17: At Mayville

8/24: Lomira

8/31: At Ripon

9/7:  Winneconne

9/14: At Kettle Moraine Lutheran

9/21: Berlin

9/28: At Waupun

10/5: Plymouth

10/12: Kewaskum