Football preview: Barnum Bombers
Bombers return just four starters, but will have more athleticism when they debut Friday, Aug. 30, at Deer River.
Head coach: Mike Klyve
Assistant coaches: Andy Youngren, Bob Minkkinen, Brady Youngberg, Dave Carlson
Returning starters: Blaze Hurst (Sr.), Braiden Davis (Sr.), Reed Kornivich (Jr.), Garrett Coughlin (Jr.)
New faces to watch: Mason Calhoun (Sr.), Sean Nyblom (Jr.), Ethan Berthiaume (Jr.), Max Moors (So.), Willie Richardson (So.)
Team strengths: "We will be athletic," Klyve said. "There are a lot of new faces, but what we graduated in size we will gain in athleticism. They are a high energy team excited to prove themselves."
Biggest challenge: "We graduated 11 seniors last year, six of which had four years of starting experience," Klyve said. "We lack experience and size up front."