The 2022 Malta Mustangs Football Team. Front Row Left to Right: Kyle Darrington, Kaden Bishop, Camryn Mears, Hunter Ellis, Draven Lageson, Eli Hanson, Tanner Ball, Tye Jones, Reese Brown, Spencer Gibbs, Colton Honey, and Clay Hallenberg. Second Row: Stockton Oxarart, Treyton Wilke, Hunter Stolem, Taylin Johannesen, Colton Mears, Bow SaintLouis, Sebastian Best, Blaine Downing, Mason Simanton, Charlie Brettin, and Kohner Schipman. Third Row: Manager Caitlyn Wilson, Trooper Stiles, Rylee Brusse, Austin Hanley, Trydell Ramirez, Duke Williamson, Sonny Gray, Corbin Crnkovich, Dawson Hammond, Straud Sims, and Manager Madyson Bain. Back Row: Assistant Coach Ryan Wilson, Assistant Coach Aaron DeVries, Head Coach Nick Oxarart, and Assistant Coach Jeff Van Heel. Photo by Lynne's Line Photography
The 100th season of Malta High School Football has officially started, and though the Mustangs suffered a 21-0 loss to Huntley Project last Friday, August 26, the team has retained a lot of young talent.
The team did graduate ten seniors from last year's campaign, which ended in the first round of the playoffs after a heartbreaking 34-22 loss to Whitehall.
Those graduated seniors include Dylan Brown, Eion Estill, Shawn Gilkerson, Darrow Messerly, Cash Salsbery, Jacob Smith, Connor Tuss, Dwight Werk, Ashton Weston, and Rex Williamson.
"We lost a lot of leadership and experience from that gro...