The Iowa Western Community College football team opens the season at home on Saturday against Highland of Kansas. This will be the Rievers second season of football after posting a 5-4 record in the program’s first season in 2009.

Scott Strohmeier says they were close in several games they could have won and he is pleased with their first year result. He says the expectations are much higher for this season as they have some guys returning and that experience will help this year.

Strohmeier says with a more experienced team this season there is better leadership on the team. He says that’s probably one reason they started 0-3 last year as they were making a lot of changes early on. Strohmeier hopes to utilize the leadership of the experienced players as they head into the new season.