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Merkel's Whisenhunt Ready to Step Into Quarterback Spot

The Merkel Badgers will have plenty of new faces on the field this season, and one of them will be under center. Now Riley Whisenhunt is poised to take over at the quarterback spot for the Badgers.
The Merkel Badgers will have plenty of new faces on the field this season, and one of them will be under center.

A total of 14 seniors graduated from the football program last year. One of them was do-everything-quarterback Baylor Mullins. Now senior quarterback Riley Whisenhunt is poised to take the snaps for the Badgers.

"He's a great kid. He's going to be a great leader for us. He was fortunate enough last year to actually play and start a couple of games and had some good playing time throughout the year. So, he's very capable of playing that quarterback spot and leading our team. We're very excited about Riley being the quarterback," said head coach Kieth Mullins.

The transition to the quarterback spot has also been smooth so far in fall practices. Especially after the Badgers first scrimmage against the Coleman Bluecats less than a week ago.

"It's going pretty good. I mean it's taken a while for everything to get going, we had a little trouble [on Saturday], but everything's getting better. Just learning as we go. I've got to work on keeping my composure and taking care of the team, be a good leader," said Riley Whisenhunt.

"He's a different kind of player, more of a bruiser kind of quarterback but he's really stepping up and doing a great job. We've just got to step up and set and example for the younger guys. Just execute and do what we're supposed to do. Do our assignment and that's really all you can do," said Drew Votaw.

The Badgers will look to avoid a slow start this year with a challenging non-district schedule that features Seminole, Wall, and defending Class 1A Div. I State Champion Stamford.
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