The desire to prove something has led to a seamless transition between football coaches at Panorama Community Schools. The Raccoon Valley Radio Network had new Panorama varsity football coach Michael Kauzlarich as a guest on Monday’s Guthrie County PM Sports Page talking several preseason topics ahead of their week one contest later this month. One of the talking points was about the Panthers senior football players and their buy into the program. Kauzlarich says the seniors at the heart of the smooth transition to him as head coach. “A lot of these seniors are unproven on the field in the past, and I think that’s what’s given me such a great head start,” Kauzlarich said, “They’re hungry, they’re ready to get out on the field and put their name on something. I’m really only seeing two starters from last year, and then some spot players. Everybody’s upset with what the record was last year, and I’m included in that. We’re wanting to do something different about it, and these seniors are really taking leadership roles, and basically guiding us into a different direction.”

The 2018 practice period in high school football began on Monday across the state. Panorama’s competition season starts two Fridays from today on August 24, traveling to Fort Dodge for a nondistrict battle against the St. Edmond Gaels.