PBHS Warrior football team young but talented

 The Peabody-Burns football team will look to these letter-winners and seniors for leadership this season: (from left)?Kevin Baatrup, Kaden Gibson, Braxton Kyle, Kiefer Larsen, Nick Preheim, Kyle Seeney, Fred Windsor. Look for a young but talented Peabody-Burns football squad this season as the Warriors seek to improve on last year?s 6-4 record.

Led by nine-year coach David Pickens, the team may need time to find its rhythm.

?We have a very young and inexperienced team with a lot of talent,? Pickens said. ?We will have athleticism and speed to help compensate for lack of experience.?

That lack of experience, however, may contribute to a rough first few games, Pickens said, but play will improve as players see time on the field throughout the season.

Leading the offense this season will be junior quarterback Braxton Kyle, who also is expected to contribute as a free safety on defense.

Providing leadership will be seniors Xavier Jabary, an offensive and defensive lineman, and Fred Windsor, a running back and linebacker.

These juniors are also expected to contribute: Kevin Baatrup (slot, defensive back), Kaden Gibson (defensive lineman), Kyle Seeney (linebacker), Nick Preheim (offensive and defensive lineman) and Kiefer Larsen (linebacker).

?Our team has the capability to be competitive in every game,? Pickens said.

The Warriors are scheduled to open the season Sept. 13 at Little River, where kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

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