“He's one of the best players we've had come through here,” coach Reagan Roof said of Page. “He's an enjoyable, great kid. We're excited about what he's gonna do this year. He'll probably be our most valuable player on both sides of the ball.”
Page plays defensive back and receiver, and he also returns punts, where he routinely takes some big hits. But he always bounces back.
“I started as a freshman, and I've always had a chip on my shoulder since then,” Page said. “If you want something bad enough, size doesn't matter. Yeah, I'm small, but I make up for it with what's inside.”
CHANDLER, PRAGUE OPEN WITH NEW COACHES
Two of the longest-serving coaches in the state — Seminole's Mike Snyder and Perkins' Lloyd Wertman — coach in the district.
There are also a pair of coaches starting out in the district, though each are plenty familiar with the places they are at.
Scott Myers was a standout quarterback at Chandler. He had been the head coach at Moore in recent seasons before accepting the job with his alma mater early in the year.
Prague's Dan Maly was an assistant under Kyle Fridrich, with Maly earning the promotion when Fridrich resigned in April.
Maly has head coaching experience, with stops at Chisholm and Keota before taking the assistant-coaching job at Prague.
BY RYAN ABER AND SCOTT WRIGHT