Charger football to kick off season against Mission Valley

Wabaunsee football is kicking off its season tonight with high expectations.  Seniors Cade Oliver, Brayden Meseke, Caden Yonke, and Aiden Boeckman return a lot of experience to this squad, and plan to propel the team forward. “We are the leaders of the team; most of us have played for four years and know what we’ve got to do to be successful,” Meseke said. “It’s on us to hold the team and ourselves accountable.” 

Bigger, Faster Stronger | Chargers prepare for summer workouts

With the school year winding down, athletes look forward to summer weights. Summer weights is a time for athletes to stay in shape throughout the offseason. There will also be practices for most all sports. “Summer weights can help athletes get more explosive, keeping them in shape, and getting their muscles ready so they are able to compete at a high level,” said weights coach Garrett Eck. 

Rutledge hired to coach KU football

KU athletic officials announced a “home-run” hire for their football program. Wabaunsee’s head football coach Jess Rutledge will lead the University of Kansas program into the future, the university announced on April 1. 

Seniors create presidential posters

In the government class fake election, students created campaign posters and videos to present to the class. "It's a fun activity to give the kids an idea of what it's like to run for office," government teacher Jess Rutledge said.

Government classes propose facility upgrades

When given the chance to choose improvements for the school and Alma community, the senior government class chose to focus on building and improving sporting facilities.

Every year the Wabaunsee government class writes and proposes bills for improving the school and community.

The process begins with each student suggesting five possible bills. Once the list is combined the class begins to debate and narrow down to their top three overall. Along with debating which bills to push, students have to plan out all the possible questions the bills need to address.

Rutledge proud of WHS football program’s progress after 4-6 finish

After a season ending 52-6 loss against Centralia, Charger football finished the season with a record of 4-6. 

“A losing season is not something we are happy with, but I am proud of the accomplishments and the direction the program is headed in. We won more games this season than the last three seasons combined and won the first playoff game in 37 years, so those are definite positives,” said head football coach Jess Rutledge. 

“Now, we need to build upon that and take the next step which is to have a winning season and continue playoff success.”

WHS Football wins 1st playoff game in 37 years

In October of 1983 the number one song was “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler, the number one movie was "Never Say Again" featuring Sean Connery,  Martin Luther King Jr. Day had just became a holiday and the Wabaunsee High School football team won its first playoff game.

Until last week, that was Wabaunsee’s only playoff win.

The Chargers traveled to Pleasanton Thursday and won 62-18. 

Football looks to continue success after 1st victory

Charger football is off to a 1-1 start behind several standout performances. The team hopes to build on its success as it heads to Troy Friday night.

The team got its first victory Friday night, winning 20-14 over Uniontown. Junior Quarterback Cade Oliver threw for 119 yards and ran for eight yards and a touchdown. Senior running back Derek Wallin and junior running back Aiden Boeckman both scored rushing touchdowns. Senior Tyler Lohmeyer led the team in receiving yards with 50 yards and junior Brayden Meseke had an interception. 

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