SYRACUSE, Ind. (21Alive) - Wawasee High School will be under new football leadership this fall following the departure of their longtime head coach.
Josh Ekovich, 28, takes over a Warriors program from Tom Wogoman, who accepted the head coaching job at Northridge High School.
Ekovich is a former University of Saint Francis lineman who was an assistant on Wogoman's staff.
Warriors getting better today. First day of full pad practices tomorrow. Start talking with your pads....who wants to get detaped? #AFA— Coach Ekovich (@coachekovich) August 6, 2013
The Warriors started 2-4, but rattled off 5 wins in their final 6 games to finish 7-5.
"We've got good senior leadership that was pivitole in our turnaround last season," head coach Josh Ekovich says "Starting off fairly poorly, but ended up playing for a sectional championship."
Wawasee is led offensively by junior quarterback Gage Reinhart and junior wide receiver Clayton Cook. Senior Braxton O'Haver is a talented linebacker that will help lead the defense.
"I'm pretty excited about this season, excited to see how we gel as a team and come together as a unit," Ekovich says.
Wawasee hosts Whitko in Week 1 of the high school football season on Aug. 23.
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