Ken Waddell – Realtor, RE/MAX Team Preview: South Warren

Ken Waddell, a licensed Realtor with RE/MAX Real Estate Executives in Bowling Green, Ky., is the title sponsor of Southern Kentucky Preps and Read more about Ken and his business HERE.

The 2020 Kentucky high school football season is right around the corner, and Southern Kentucky Preps — powered by Ken Waddell – Realtor, RE/MAX — is gearing up for the start of the campaign by previewing each of the 12 teams in its coverage area. 

One team will be previewed each day from Aug. 31-Sept. 11. Yesterday, we took a look at Bowling Green. Today, we break down South Warren.

School: South Warren

Mascot: Spartans

Head Coach: Brandon Smith (7th season)

KHSAA Class: 5A, District 2

2019 Results: 10-2 overall, 3-2 Class 5A, District 2

Key Departures (2019 stats)

  • WR Tomi Mustapha — 32 catches, 361 yards, 4 touchdowns
  • TE Chidi Afam — 15 catches, 265 yards, 4 touchdowns
  • DB Jay Whalen — 16 tackles (10 solo), 3 interceptions, fumble recovery

Key Returners (2019 stats):

  • Junior QB Caden Veltkamp — 76-of-122, 1,007 yards, 16 touchdowns, interception
  • Junior RB Kobe Martin — 217 carries, 1,167 yards, 15 touchdowns
  • Senior WR/DB Jantzen Dunn — 19 catches, 324 yards, 6 touchdowns; 37 tackles (26 solo), interception

2020 Season Schedule:

  • Sept. 11: at Warren East
  • Sept. 18: vs. Louisville Central
  • Sept. 25: vs. Glasgow
  • Oct. 2: at Bowling Green
  • Oct. 9: OFF
  • Oct. 16: vs. Greenwood
  • Oct. 23: vs. Christian County
  • Oct. 30: at Logan County
  • Nov. 6: at North Hardin

Preview: South Warren will be the area’s — and one of the state’s — most experienced teams this season. Although the Spartans graduated a handful of players that did big things for them a year ago, they return a boatload of talent — including junior quarterback Caden Veltkamp, running back Kobe Martin and senior wide receiver/defensive back Jantzen Dunn, who’s committed to Ohio State, among many others. South Warren — led by seventh-year head coach Brandon Smith — is coming off a 10-win campaign and is set on capturing its first Class 5A state title since 2018. The Spartans’ schedule is highlighted by games against Louisville Central, Bowling Green and North Hardin, but also includes meetings with Glasgow and Logan County and makes for an intriguing slate.

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