Congrats to the SM South Raiders Football Team on Friday night.
The Raiders, in their 50th Football season won their 250th game in school history, and Head Coach Brett Oberzan, earning his first win against the SM Northwest Cougars.
Last spring, Brett Oberzan was named the 7th Head Coach in Raiders Football history succeeding (SM West Assistant Coach) Ryan Lonergan.
Brett Oberzan is the only SMSD #5 Football Coach within the history of the SMSD #512 to ever have his first win land on an anniversary number, as well as an anniversary school year on the same calendar season. Prior to his hiring in the spring, the forty-four current or former Head Coaches before him (of all five High School’s) have never accomplished such a feat in their first official win. SM South Raiders Coaching History 1966-1985 (20) - John Davis - Passed away 10-30-2010 at the age of 81 * (131-57-5, 193 GC, 681 W%) * First Win in school history came in Week-1/Game #1 in 1966 with a W over Raytown South 13-6 * State Champions 1973 (11-0) 3 & 1975 (11-0) 1986-1996 (11) - Fred Merrill - Recently voted in to Coaches HOF * First Win, Week-1/1986 with a W over SM North 10-7 * (62-44, 107 GC, 579 W%) 1997-2000 (4) - Dr. Brett Potts - Currently the Principal of Blue Valley West Jaguars * First Win, Week-1/1997 with a W over Olathe South 16-9 * (18-20, 38 GC, 473 W%)
2001-2005 (5) - Don Hanna - Assistant Coach for the Blue Valley Tigers of the EKL
* First Win, Week-3/2001 with a W over Free State 14-12
* (15-33, 48 GC, 312 W%)
2006-2010 (5) - Brandon Claypool - Currently an Assistant Coach for SM West
* First Win, Week-5/2006 with a W at Leavenworth 52-7
* (10-36, 46 GC, 217 W%)
2011-2014 (4) - Ryan Lonergan - Currently an Assistant Coach for SM West
* First Win, Week-5/2011 with a W over SM Northwest 42-35
* (13-24, 37 GC, 351 W%)
2015-Present (1+) - Brett Oberzan - Lawrence Chesty Lion alumnae, and former Free State Football Assistant
* First Win, Week-9/Game #9 with a W over SM Northwest 14-6
* (1-8, 9 GC, 111 W%) Overall: 250-223-5, 478 Games played, 523 W% @ 1966 to 2015 (50 seasons)
Congrats to the Raiders, and looking forward to seeing you on the gridiron in Season #51
#250at50 - To Follow the Raiders Football program on Twitter @SMSRaiderFB, also @smsouth50 for more information on the school's 50th Anniversary Celebration throughout the 2015-16 year.