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Olathe West High School set to play first-ever varsity football game

Posted at 6:07 PM, Aug 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-30 19:26:35-04

OLATHE, Kan. — On Friday, Olathe West High School Owls will play their first-ever varsity game.

In total there are 106 players who make up the football program at the high school.

The school itself has been around for only two years. On Friday they’ll go against Lawrence Free State. These two schools haven’t played before.

They’ve spent the last year, setting traditions and establishing a culture before heading out on the gridiron.

“It’s a different level of play. It’s a different level of physicality, speed, all of those sort of things and so that’s something our guys will have to adjust to quick in order to have success,” T.J. O’Neill, the head football coach for Olathe West, said.

“No matter the outcome I want them to know that—see how hard we work and how hard we play and we’re having fun while we’re doing it,” Zac Krause, the quarterback for Olathe West, said.

Kick off is Friday at 7 p.m.