When it comes to football, the Sr High Cedarville Pirates have got it going on. They are a team chocked full of size, strength, and staying power. The 2019 Pirate roster holds 43 players, 12 of whom are seniors. Although that makes for a young team, opponents stepping up to face Cedarville in the upcoming season should still proceed with caution. Leading the 3A Pirates as Head Coach is Max Washausen. Matt Chandler is working as the Defensive Coordinator and Jarred Remer is heading the Offensive Line and Defensive Line as Assistant Coach.
On Monday, July 22, Cedarville competed in Lincoln for their last 7 on 7 of the summer. Gravette, Prairie Grove, Greenland, Huntsville, and Gentry, were all on hand for the football camp. Fourth-year Cedarville Head Coach for the Pirates, Max Washausen, had this to say about his boys and their program, “I feel the Cedarville Football program is on the rise. We have 30 plus kids consistently making summer workouts and camps. Our junior and sophomore classes were back to back conference champs in junior high and our senior class wants to be successful.”
“Our strengths are that we are a physical football team that runs the ball well and plays solid defense. We also have more depth than we have had in the past. We now have the ability to throw the ball with senior Calloway Henslee and sophomore Cody Dickens. We will continue to work on playing as one unit and playing as a team. This group plays for each other and the team chemistry is evident. The players have set high goals this upcoming season which include beating Charleston and becoming conference champs. It’s an exciting time for Cedarville Football.” The Pirates will kick off the first game of the 2019 season on August 30 at Westside against the Rebels starting at 7 p.m.