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’17 Season Preview: Rogers Heritage War Eagles

The Rogers Heritage War Eagles did not have the season that they envisioned last season. The rebuilding process has not been an easy one. The War Eagles have won one game in the past two seasons and continuing the rebuilding process is going to take patience. Coach Tony Travis has built a winner before in Pea Ridge and he is looking to do the same at Rogers Heritage.

On the offensive side of the ball, Heritage fans should look for Trey Kitterman to continue to improve this season. Kitterman accounted for over 1,200 yards last season and should have plenty of chances both running and throwing to rack up more yardage this season. War Eagles’ fans should also look for Dylan Qualls to get a number of carries and rack up over 1,000 yards on the ground this season. Fans should look for the War Eagles’ offense to continue to improve and cause problems for the rest of the 7-A West.

Rogers Heritage has talent on the defensive side of the ball and War Eagles’ fans should be excited with the potential this group has. War Eagles’ fans should keep an eye on defensive tackle Landon Evans. Evans has impressive speed and size, which means he should be able to cause problems for the opposing offense every Friday. Being able to pressure the quarterback is a vital component of being a successful team, and Evans should give the War Eagles and opportunity to pressure the quarterback.

The 7-A West is the toughest conference in Arkansas, so challenging for a playoff spot would be an impressive season for the War Eagles. If Heritage can get off to a strong start then the chances of having a playoff type season are not out of the question.

The defensive side of the ball has three returning starters coming back for the 2017 season. Heritage fans should look defensive tackle Landon Evans to use his athleticism to

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