By Jacki Wood

The 2016 North-West Nodaway football co-op will be under the direction of a new coaching staff as the Muskets work to improve upon last season’s 4-7 record.

Terry Clark, who spent 12 years coaching at Peru State College in Peru, NE, makes the move to high school eight-man football as the Muskets head coach. He will be assisted by Cody Marriott and Adam Marriott.

“(Our) team goals are to improve on last year’s win-loss record,” Clark said, who added he is excited about the newly expanded 275 Conference.

He is working to fill some big shoes with eight seniors who graduated from last year’s team including Jakob Cordell, Blake Farnan, Ben Hart, Colt McIntyre, Josh McGinness, Koby Reynolds, Treston Sanders and Justin Shimak. Reynolds became just the third Missouri high school quarterback to pass for more than 10,000 yards in his career.

Clark said the Muskets will focus on a more balanced offense this year.

He said projected impact players are Levi Hoyt, senior linebacker, Dakota Smyser, senior wide receiver, and Korbin Koch, sophomore quarterback.

North-West Nodaway kicks off the season and the new 275 Conference on August 19 at Stewartsville/Osborn.