Lynx’s new backfield looking to duplicate 2020 success

Webster City’s 2020 team featured a dynamic, three-headed monster of a rushing attack in senior quarterback Chase Rattenborg, senior running back Trey Mathis, and sophomore running back CJ Hisler. Two-thirds of that attack is gone in Rattenborg and Mathis, but Hisler looks to take charge as the main ball carrier for the Lynx in 2021. Hisler will lead, what has become one of the most potent rushing attacks in the state, year in and year out in Bob Howard’s single wing offense, and will do so with many new pieces around him. 

The quarterback battle has been ongoing throughout the start of fall practice, a battle that will likely come down to either junior Ty McKinney, sophomore Brian Klaver, or junior Austin Mason. None of the three had much varsity experience offensively in 2020, but Chase Rattenborg stepped in as a one year starter last season, and lead the Lynx to an undefeated regular season. 

The running back positions will look to be filled by players such as Conner Hansen, Jaxon Cherry, Devon Stoakes and a host of other possibilities. Perhaps the biggest positive, is that this new backfield gets to work behind a veteran offensive line. The Lynx open the season on Friday, August 27th against Humboldt on 95.7 KQWC. Kickoff from Lynx Field will be at 7 PM.