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2018 High School Football Preview: Concordia Cadets

By Eric Dutkiewicz; Aaron Dohring; Tommy Schoegler, 08/08/18, 7:15AM EDT

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TIM MANNIGEL

JAKE BYRD

LIAM FLETCHER

FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Concordia football returns to the gridiron in 2018 looking for the next step in developing a program that has seen success both in the Summit Athletic Conference and the Class 3A playoffs.

Five to six starters are back on a Cadets team that finished 7-5 overall (5-4 in the SAC) and lost to Luers in a sectional final.

Head coach Tim Mannigel wants a balanced pass-to-run offensive attack, but admits the summer has yielded a more pass-heavy team.

There are holes to fill on defense, but many guys played various positions throughout the season, which has helped establish chemistry this offseason.