2021 football preview: Cedar Valley faces new challenges in 5A | High school football

The Head Coach: Weston Zabriskie

2020 review: 4-2 in 4A Region 10, 6-5 overall

Playoffs: No. 13 seed, lost to No. 4 Ridgeline, 64-13, in second round 4A

Players to watch: Conner Petersen (Sr. OL), Bryan Vogl (Jr. DE), Easton Schank (Sr. RB / QB / S), Payton Weber (Sr. QB), Noah Burnham (Jr. WR), KJ Fisher (Jr. TE / KG)

Outlook: Everyone has faced huge upheavals in 2020, but Aviator head coach Weston Zabriskie said his athletes are showing impressive resilience.

“They had so much to do with them and they did everything they could to participate and be successful,” said Zabriskie. “We have learned to push children and have seen them stand up on so many occasions.”

Now Cedar Valley must prepare for a new set of challenges by joining Class 5A. Zabriskie enjoys having a lot of experience and is convinced that he has good players in the trenches, which will be essential in Region 7.

With athletes like senior offensive lineman Connor Peterson and junior defensive end Bryan Vogl in the lead, the Aviators hope to elevate their physique and build on that foundation.

“Execution and consistency will be huge for us,” Zabriskie said. “We have to play a full four-quarter game and not be complacent. Our goals are always to improve day by day, week by week, and to focus on what we can control. “

Fundamental values: Zabriskie has always tried to make his Aviator athletes understand that they are developing life skills, not just football talents.

This is why he pushes them to work on themselves both mentally and emotionally as well as physically.

“The core values ​​of our program are positive attitudes, high values, integrity, academics, team first, respect and service,” Zabriskie said.

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