By Addison Schmidt
The Mustang football team welcomes some new faces for the 2023 season. Connor Brown will take over the head coach and offensive coordinator positions. Brown comes to Silver Lake from Minden with experience as an assistant coach. Assisting Coach Brown is returning defensive coordinator Ryan Behmer, along with special team coach Jordan Scott, and positions coach Terry Bauer. Captains for the 2023 season will be senior Keaton Karr, junior Casey Conway, and junior Lane Conway. Along with new coaches, the Mustangs have new goals for the season. Coach Scott says, “We are starting off the new season with a new culture and new goals for the season. We have the same goal, to make it far and make it to Lincoln to play. We wish to still be playing towards the beginning of October.” The Mustangs lost four seniors last year to graduation. However, they return some solid experience from the previous season. They have eight seniors leading the team this year: Karr, Adrian Gomez, Tayten Menke, Jordan Faimon, Jack Sorensen, Trey Vance, Angus Andersen, and Manuel Fontes. This year they gained three new freshmen: Brody Knehans, Logan Duester, and Evan Kerr. The football team kicks off their season against Palmer in Bladen on August 25th.