Inexperience and depth are the two biggest concerns for Coach Lonnie Moore entering his 8th season at Waterloo West. The Wahawks experienced one of their most-successful seasons in recent memory in 2016, but that success may be difficult to repeat this fall. West won eight-straight games during their 8-2 campaign last year with a roster that included 29 seniors.

2017 SEASON PROSPECTUS: WATERLOO WEST WAHAWKS

2016 RECORD: 8-2 Overall / 4-1 District
2016 PLAYOFFS: Did Not Qualify

HEAD COACH: Lonnie Moore
School Record (Years): 23-43 (7)
Career Record (Years): 23-43 (7)

2016 STARTERS RETURNING (6):
Esidro Stuart, OL
Ross Brown, OL/DL
Kalen Burt, TE/DL
Marrio Wright DB
Caleb Dodd LB
Noah Susong LB

OTHER PLAYERS RETURNING FROM 2016 (12):
Cade Dodd, QB
Adijian Muhamedagic, K
Devon Jones, WR/DB
Evan Baker, LB
Richardson Gbeynie, RB/LB
Zacc Sanders, WR/DB
Kadin Paulus, RB
Jacob Mrzlak, OL/DL
Nate Morris, OL/DL
Dallas Jenkins, WR/DB
Moses Mendez-Ramon, LB
Damon Theis, LB

KEY LOSSES FROM 2016 SEASON:
Devon Moore, QB (All-State/All-District/All-Metro-Iowa State)
Nick Joens, OL (All-District/All-Metro)
Tyshawn Cooper, WR/DB (All-State/All-District/All-Metro)
Alex Schneider, OL (All-District/All-Metro)
Sam Gerst, LB (All-State/All-District/All-Metro)
Dylan Meyer, LB (All-District/All-Metro)
Carlton Todd, WR/ DB (All-State/All-District/All-Metro)
Levi Lenius, WR (All-District/All-Metro)
Harrison Eighmey, RB (All-District/All-Metro)
Brendon Claussen, DL (All-District/All-Metro)

HOW COACH MOORE VIEWS UPCOMING SEASON

Team Strength Entering 2017:
Speed

Concerns Heading Into 2017:
Inexperience and depth