Monday, August 31, 2015

KC Metro Sunflower Football Connections - Where are they now?

As we enter week-3 for the KC High School Football teams, there are already a few surprises linking the old Sunflower League. Our Sunflower schools will kickoff Friday night while our counterparts across the State Line will begin playing the meat of their schedule.

Currently, the Lee's Summit North (LS North) Broncos are now 2-0, defeating PH South, and
Winnetonka, in Jamar Mozee’s first season. This is the Broncos first 2-0 start since the 2000 season. Former SM East, and SM West Head Coach Harold Wambsgans led the Broncos from 1996 to 2008. Entering week-3 against they face the NKC Hornets. Early on, this play by the Broncos is a great step forward.

At North KC, former SM East Lancer Lineman, Assistant Coach Karl Zubeck (a former Buck Buchanon Award winner – SM East ‘99) is part of Leon Douglas’ staff. The Hornets at 1-1, will face the LS Broncos at home this Friday.


Over in the West Central, the Center Yellowjackets, Coached by former SM North AC Brian DeLong in his 7th season is 44-24, and 2-0 overall in 2015. The Jackets have a third consecutive road game at Pembroke Hill. Center has two road wins versus University Academy, and Nevada already in the books. 

Former Olathe North Running Back legend Maurice Mack Jr., a player under Gene Weir and member of the 6A State Football Eagles Champions 2000-2001, is a former THOMAS A. SIMONE Winner '01 is in his first year Coaching the Washington Wildcats of the KCAL.

Jeremy Milne, another former Olathe North Eagle coached by Gene Weir in the mid-1990’s will be entering his fourth season with the Turner Golden Bears. Former Washington Wildcats Head Coach Bryan Salsgiver (of SM South under Don Hanna in the early 2000s) is part of the Turner staff. Jeremy Milne’s record at Turner is 10W-17L in 27 games coached.

At Washington, Bryan Salsgiver compiled a record from 2012-2014, 13W-14L in 27 games coached. Bryan Salsgiver is now on the Turner Golden Bears Football staff. 

Thank you to our Sunflower Football alumni making an impact in our current student-athletes lives across the KC-metro both in the classroom and on the field. Your work does not go un-noticed and we are looking forward to continue tracking your progress in your Coaching career.

If you know of any other former Sunflower Football alumni in the local Coaching ranks at the High School level, please let us know!

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