The Gentry Pioneers took some steps in the right direction last season and picked up five wins in the process. Head coach Paul Ernest and the Pioneers are looking to take another step and make the playoffs this season. The Pioneers have the potential to make a playoff run and cause some trouble for the 1-4A Conference this season.

The Gentry offense will have three starters returning on the offensive side of the ball from the 2017 season. Peyton Wright will be the player that Pioneers’ fans will want to keep an eye on this season. Wright caught 73 passes for 900 yards last season and tacked on 7 touchdowns. Wright is very shifty and should cause problems for the opposing defenses. The Gentry offense has the potential to really light up the scoreboard this season.

The Pioneers’ defense will have five starters returning on the defensive side of the ball. The player to keep an eye on with the Pioneers’ defense is Cody Oertel. Oertel is a versatile player on the defensive line. Oertel racked up three sacks last season and has the potential to have a larger impact this season. The Gentry defense should be a disruptive unit this season and improve from game to game.

The Pioneers have the potential to surprise 1-4A Conference this season. I look for Gentry to make the playoffs and perhaps even make a playoff run this season. Enjoy the season Gentry fans, it should be a fun one for this team.