MEDFORD -- Head coach Jon Gettman and the Cascade Christian football team didn't have to look far for their replacement for four-year starting QB Haiden Schaan. The job will be handed to his younger brother, Kiegan, who played wide receiver last season.
"Kiegan is the frontline guy. He was a receiver last year and he has experience at the varsity level," Gettman said, "So, for him, it's just going to be a lot about growth throughout the season."
Schaan is an athlete who played a key role on the Challengers state-championship offense a season ago and now gets slotted into a new position. The Challengers also return the Fralich clan of brothers and cousins, all of whom should contribute on both sides of the ball.
Everything starts with the quarterback, though, and it's clear Gettman trusts his new Schaan to get the job done and help the Challengers get back to the state title game.
"Kiegan has made some great strides as a quarterback," Gettman said, "It's just a matter of developing. Whoever replaces him [Haiden Schaan] certainly isn't going to be at his level where he was last year, so we have to work as a whole team and get contributions from other guys to replace him.