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Jackson Kinzer with grandfather Russell Kinzer....


Can a husky kid named Kinzer lead Colome back to the dome
Aug 4, 2017

By Rich Winter

When I was growing up over in Bennett County I was seriously traumatized by the word husky. With the old tuffskin jeans coming through the JC Penny catelog there were three sizes: small, medium and husky. Well, having to wear the HUSKY sized version of pants made me feel FAT, LOL.

 

It seems that a long time ago the word husky was a little more revered. In reality, husky means stout and strong and big...It also means you might not have the lowest body fat on the team, but, on the athletic field, husky is GOOD! 

 

Really intrigued by the upcoming football season and am anxiously waiting to see what the Colome Cowboys look like this fall. After running to the 9B state championship a year ago, Colome suffered some serious graduation losses. While those losses will be hard to replace, there are some young guns that got a lot of playing time a year ago that should have the Colome machine ready to roll come Aug. 18.

 

One of the guys I'm looking forward to seeing play this season is Colome junior, Jackson Kinzer. This guy saw a lot of playing time as a sophomore a year ago and with the graduation of some skill players, you can expect him to take a bigger role on offense from the RB position. Played both ways a year ago and am expecting Kinzer to take over the THUMPER roll on defense as a guy that really sets the tone with some big-time aggressive hitting. 

 

Toss a ball out on the field and Kinzer is good at it. Had a solid sophomore basketball campaign, great at track in the jumps and relays this year and although I kinda lost track of the Colome baseball programs this summer, think he's solid on that field also

 

Another guy I can't wait to see is Beau Bertram. I think all of us were a little shocked last year when Bertram exploded on the track with his 100 meter form that dipped into the sub 11.5 range. Big, lanky young man that looks like he could evolve into something special by the end of his career at Colome. 

 

One of the questions coming into last season was how would sophomore, Layton Thieman perform. Well, if memory serves he claimed the Joe Robbie most valuable performer from the Dakota Dome a year ago. Good athlete with a year of experience under his belt...I like it. 

 

A new coach over in Colome and some mighty big graduation shoes to fill with the likes of Will Cahoy, Holden Thieman, Matt Campbell and Kelly O'Bryan moving on by graduating, but, the cupboard is not bare in Colome.

 

It might take a minute for some of the new players to step into their roles, but by seasons end, Colome in the Dome...is a distinct possibility.

 

Good luck Cowboys.


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