Football senior spotlight

Big wins, tough losses, lots of memories.

After dropping their final home game to Fillmore Central and losing to Chatfield in the playoffs, Cotter’s  football team finished the season with a 2-7 record.  Not what they had hoped for 

Tate Gilbertson’s , the starting QB for the Cotter Ramblers,   favorite memory was the victory over Saint James  last year.

Payton Weifenbach, a wide receiver and punter,  said that his favorite memory was watching Tate grow as a QB. 

Weifenbach, Gilbertson, and Kamara all said that their first goal for the year was to win a game. They accomplished that winning two and playing a number of competitive games early in the season.  

When asked what the keys to winning a game are, Tate said that performing together as a team makes a big difference rather than just playing for yourself. Kamara stated, “Just throw me the ball.” 

Gilbertson threw for 1,215 yards for the year. Gilberston was also the Ramblers second leading rusher behind running back Brennan Speltz.

Weifenback and Kamara both ended up with over 200 receiving yards. Weifenbach also had a number of punts that netted over 40 yards.

Senior Ethan Hesch was the teams leading tackler, while his brother Ryan was second on the team.  Ethan also recorded two sacske.

Kamara had 3 interceptions and Vanya Schultz had two before being sidelined with a season ending injury.

The senior group stuck it out through some tough spots but left behind an improving team, a growing win total, and a lot of good memories.