GENOA – The Genoa-Kingston football team has been a steady contender near the top of the Big Northern Conference in recent years, and show no signs of slowing down in 2019.
The Cogs have made the playoffs in four straight seasons, reaching the postseason in Chad Wilmarth’s first two years as head coach. Now entering year three under Wilmarth, G-K will return to running an effective Wing-T attack that’s kept defenses guessing in conference play. The Cogs believe that trend will continue this season.
“Our team is really strong together, we love each other,” says senior Will Franson. “Our grade has played together since Broncos football here. Juniors and seniors, they’ve mixed together really well. It’ll make an impact on the season.”
“I think we’re one of the few teams that runs a Wing-T,” says Coach Wilmarth. “A lot of guys go spread now. For us, especially with our linemen, we like to get our hands down in the dirt. We’re going to run the football. Our kids have bought into that. They know what they need to do. It’s been a process and they’ve done a great job buying in.”
“If you do it the right way, it’s successful,” Wilmarth continued. “It’s exciting to see those kids understand and buy into the Wing-T. From there, we’ve tried to progress and get better.”
Genoa-Kingston’s season starts at home this Friday in BNC play against Rock Falls.