The East Atchison football team is padded up and pumped for the start of the 2016 high school football season. The first game is this Friday night, August 19, at the Fairfax football field against Southwest Livingston. The game begins at 7 p.m. (Photos by Megan McAdams)

The East Atchison high school football team is gearing up for the 2016 season, which begins Friday, August 19, at the Fairfax football field against Southwest Livingston at 7:00 p.m. The team is coached by Bryant Hummel, Mike Hollingsworth, and Joe Unternahrer.
There are 22 team members playing for the Wolves this season. Sixteen of those athletes are freshmen and sophomores, with only six upperclassmen. Though the team is young, the athletes are very talented so Coach Hummel said it should be a pretty successful year.
The 2016 East Atchison high school football schedule follows (JV and V):
Aug. 19 – At Fairfax vs. SW Livingston, 7:00 p.m.
Aug. 26 – At N. Nod. vs. NW Nodaway, 7:00 p.m.
Sept. 2 – At Nod.-Holt/South Holt, 7:00 p.m.
Sept. 6 – JH/JV at NW Nodaway, 5:00 p.m.
Sept. 9 – At Fairfax vs. DeKalb (HC), 7:00 p.m.
Sept. 12 – JH/JV at Fairfax vs. Nodaway-Holt/South Holt, 5:00 p.m.
Sept. 16 – At Tarkio vs. Rock Port, 7:00 p.m.
Sept. 23 – At Mound City, 7:00 p.m.
Sept. 30 – At Stewartsville, 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 3 – JH/JV at St. Joseph Christian, 5:00 p.m.
Oct. 7 – At Stanberry, 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 14 – At Tarkio vs. South Nodaway (Senior Night), 7:00 p.m.
Oct. TBA – Playoffs, 7:00 p.m.
November (TBA) – Quarterfinals, 7:00 p.m.
November (TBA) – Semifinals, 7:00 p.m.
November (TBA) – State