Moush Sara John/Independent reporter Wildcat players Miles Niehaus (left) and Kam Bainbridge (right) participate in practice drills as they take to the field for the first time on Monday

Moush Sara John/Independent reporter Wildcat players Miles Niehaus (left) and Kam Bainbridge (right) participate in practice drills as they take to the field for the first time on Monday

Wildcats eye championship as they practice

As the football season gets underway, Wm. E Hay's Wildcats began their practice on Monday, Aug. 22 under the watchful eyes and ...

As the football season gets underway, Wm. E Hay’s Wildcats began their practice on Monday, Aug. 22 under the watchful eyes and guidance of head coach Baharally and seven assistant coaches naking up the support team.

“We have a great coaching staff that will be working with our team this year,” said Baharally.

This year’s coaching staff includes besides Baharally, Guy Neitz as offensive/quarterbacks coordinator, Devon Mappin defensive/defensive backs coordinator, Ty Page as assistant defensive/linebackers, the young Nicholas Baharally as assistant defensive/linebackers coordinator alomngside Tyler Stewart as the coordinator for receivers, Bob Sanders as the running back coordinator, Brian Burks and Bradd Epp as the offensive and defensive line coordinators.

“Our 2016 Stettler Wildcats Football campaign is quickly coming to a start and we are all very excited to get back on the gridiron for what we are hoping will be a championship season for us,” said head coach Baharally. “This year, we have a veteran core of returning players that we are expecting to be leaders for our younger players when we step onto the field.”

“Some of our core players that we are going to be calling on to provide us with this leadership includes Alex LeBlanc, Jordan Lane, Ty McCann, Teron Garbutt, Keegan St. Denis, Tyler Matchett, Cooper Smyth, Trey Nichols, Chase Walton and Will McDonald,” he added.

“We will also have a number of first-year players that will be joining us this year that are bringing with them a great deal of experience from our peewee and bantam programs.”

If the team stays healthy and committed to their goal of winning a championship, Baharally believes they have the potential to actually win the championship trophy.

“However, every member of team needs to understand that they each will have a role to play if we are going to be successful as a team,” concluded Baharally.