Green Wave get a flog out of their new player
August 30, 2018 - Soccer Balls
In his comparison year, Kern has switched sports. Soccer has been his tumble activity; now he’ll be a placekicker for a Green Wave football team.
“I wanted to try something new,” Kern said. “I went to watch a few football games final year. It looked like kicking domain goals was right adult my alley.”
Kern has been mostly a educated football kicker. He’s asked former kickers he knows for pointers and he’s watched some enlightening videos.
“When Ben came to summer camp, he’d never kicked a football,” Wave manager Ryan Kasowski said. “It was always a soccer ball. we consider we knew he could flog a turn a prolonged way. It was only saying if he could be accurate and strike from a crush marks. And he’s shown he can do that.
“Ben’s been a pleasing surprise. we don’t know if we suspicion he’d be as good as he’s shown he can be. From a coherence standpoint, we consider he’ll give us a kicker who we haven’t had given I’ve been here. We’ve had some good kickers, though not someone who can strike from that distant and from a crush marks.”
As use goes on around Kern, he is alone in a center of a field, kicking domain goals, afterwards methodically retrieving a 3 balls he uses and kicking again.
Kern hits a crossbar on one flog from a 30-yard line and leans behind in disappointment when it bounces to a side, no good. Moments later, his arms are lifted as he again hits a crossbar, this time from a 35, and a turn caroms by for a successful attempt.
“It’s easy from tighten range,” Kern said. “But we get some distance—40-45 yards—and it gets to be a challenge. You have to get your whole physique by a turn and have some accuracy.”
Kern kicks a turn in both sports, though there are differences.
“It’s a lot some-more energy indispensable here,” he said. “But we don’t have to be as pinpoint as in soccer. In soccer, infrequently we have a three-foot domain to fire through. Here we have a 24-foot far-reaching domain to flog through.”
In a tighten game, Kasowski pronounced Kern’s right feet could be a disproportion maker. “It’s good to have a additional hazard we consider he’ll give a team,” Kasowski said.
Kern also practices during far-reaching receiver sometimes. He’d like to get into a diversion during a position. But a comparison is picturesque about his chances.
“I know there are a lot of people here improved than me during receiver,” Kern said. “I only came here to kick.”
EGF Senior High during a glance
• Coach: Ryan Kasowski.
• 2017: 3-7, separated in semifinal turn of Section 8AAA tournament.
• Graduated starters: Dylan Selk, Justin Kallock.
• Returning starters: Sr. Chase Olderback (all-district), sr. Jhett Pesch (all-district), sr. Carter Beck, sr. Ethan Trebil, sr. Jackson Galstad, sr. Luke Vonesh, sr. Zack Johnson, sr. Aaron Riddle, sr. Ross Corbid, jr. Kaden Robinson.
• Potential new impact players: Jr. Julian Benson, jr. Tyler Aamodt, soph. Sam Votava, soph. Ben Moen.
• Returning rushing leaders: Trebil 98-283, Galstad 74-222, Beck 80-202, Benson 37-169.
• Returning flitting leader: Beck 19-49-5, 252 yards.
• Returning receiving leaders: Vonesh 2-58, Trebil 5-29.
• Returning tackle leaders (solo-assisted): Olderback 20-11, Beck 26-5.
• About a offense, manager Kasowski says: “We still wish to run a football. That’s what we hang a shawl on, to be means to grub it out and run a ball. we consider we have a few some-more options as distant as things we can do with some of a athletes we have. We’re doing a integrate of things differently. But we still wish to run a football.”
• About a defense, manager Kasowski says: “We’re operative on a fundamentals. We don’t wish to put too most vigour on a players. We’re only vouchsafing a guys go out, fly around and play.”