Centre returns several for football team

Going into his ninth year as the Centre football coach, Kelly Steiner hopes to improve on the 2017 record of 5-3 with five returning offensive players and six on defense.

Coming back are seniors Xavier Espinosa (WR) and Kyle Naerebout (Guard/DL); juniors Dalton Stika (C/DL), Braxton Smith (QB/LB), Jensen Riffel (FB/DL) and Aidan Svoboda (HB/CB); and sophomore Lane Methvin (CB).

Steiner said they want to work together to get better every day, and that it would be important to stay healthy and develop some of the younger players to build team depth.

Centre will open up with Peabody-Burns on Friday, Aug. 31, at 7 p.m.