HS Football Preview: Chippewa Falls looking for players to fill holes for 2019

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Chippewa Falls (WQOW) — The Cardinals are entering their 33rd season under head coach Chuck Raykovich, and are looking for young and inexperienced players to fill holes for 2019.

Chippewa Falls went 5-5 overall last season, falling to Kimberly in level one of the playoffs in division one. They’ll be a lot of new faces on both sides of the ball, as only one starter returns on defense and three on offense. But this inexperienced group is carrying a great attitude heading into 2019, and are ready to go to work.

“We’ve got great numbers, great attitudes, willingness to work, and they’re fun to be around,” says Raykovich. “That’s what coaching and sports are all about. You know you’ve got to have fun if you’re a player, and a coach as well you better have fun.”

The Cardinals have the tough task of replacing a talented 2018 senior class, including three first-team all-conference performers. Raykovich is hoping players are ready to step up, and fill those spots on both sides of the ball.

“Guys like that, they’re not replaceable. What you do, is hope that you have somebody step up and take their place,” Raykovich says. “But Rico and Matt had qualities where the next guy that steps up may not have, but he might also have some other better qualities.”

Chippewa Falls opens the season August 23rd, they’ll travel to take on Holmen in a non-conference game.

Collin Talbert

Collin Talbert

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