Fritsch actually had a better year as a sophomore, but 1,166 yards and 13 TDs is nothing to sneeze at. With a strong offseason and four offensive-line starters back, he could have his best year yet.
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Kortlever passed for 1,511 yards and 19 TDs in 2015 and is looking for more this year. A true student of the game – and a 4.0 student – he attended numerous camps this summer.
Coach Jay Dodd said his returning tackle has put on nearly 25 pounds. “He’s gotten stronger and is still a really good athlete,” Dodd said. Blaine also is expecting big things from him at outside linebacker.
Jensen will be the only newcomer on Blaine’s offensive line, and he’ll be the vocal and inspirational leader in the middle of the defense. He was a second-team All-2A/3A NWC pick on defense last year.