Football Captain’s Corner

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Megan Gustafson

Each month, we will be interviewing every sports’ captains. This article is on high school football. Our football team is composed of Washburn, Bayfield, and South Shore. The five captains are Zeke Nieder, a senior (South Shore), Noah Barker, a senior (Washburn), Kevin Leask, a senior (Bayfield), Jeffery Krisik, a senior (Bayfield), Andrew Johnson, a senior (Bayfield).

Zeke Nieder Interview

 

Season Recap:

“Our record is 3-2. I feel like we have progressively gotten better throughout the year. After watching enough film we know where to improve and how to attack other teams. This is my last year and I can safely say it’s been my favorite.”

Season Predictions:

“I think we can make playoffs for the first time since I’ve played. We have to get a few more wins, being in an independent conference it is a little more difficult.”

What can the team do to improve?

“We all know we need to improve our individual assignments, but we need to keep our win streak alive and fight as a team.”

Favorite game so far:

“Hands down ‘Battle of the Bay’.We played and beat Ashland who is a D3 team.”

 

Andrew Johnson Interview

 

Season Recap:

“We’ve been doing pretty good all around. Started out pretty slow but things have been picking up.”

Season Predictions:

“I predict that we’ll at least make it to play off’s if we keep playing the way we do.”

What can the team do to improve?

“The team can improve dominating, and breaking down when tackling and blocking, otherwise we’re pretty good all around.”

Favorite game so far:

“The “Battle of the Bay” when we played Ashland.”

 

Kevin Leask Interview

 

Season Recap:

“Overall a good season.”

Season Predictions:

“Play offs”

What can the team do to improve?

“Work during the off season”

Favorite game so far:

“Ashland”

 

Noah Barker Interview

 

Season Recap:

“Our record is 3-2. This season started pretty rough but we fought through it and have improved a lot.”

Season Predictions:

“Our goal this year is to make it to playoffs. We need to get at least 4-5 wins to have even a shot at making it.”

What can the team do to improve?

“We want to improve our football skills and bring our team to the next level in blocking, tackling, and moving the ball. To improve requires work. Work comes from trying your best in practice. You have to go 100% all the time. No exceptions. Improvement takes dedication to the sport and the team. Not missing practice, doing your best, and putting all our hearts into it with 11 men on the field doing their jobs at the same time will make our team improve.”

Favorite game so far:

“I think the best game we’ve played so far was Ashland. Ashland was probably the biggest game Washburn had played in a long time. It was the first time ever Washburn Football had played Ashland on a Varsity level. Ashland being D3 and Washburn being D5 made the odds in Ashland’s favor. We proved that small schools can still kick butt no matter what the odds are. With the score 8-6 we had won the “Battle of the Bay”. Chequamegon Bay is Washburn’s Bay.”

 

Jeffrey Krisik did not comment.