Coming off the program’s first back-to-back winning season in fourteen years with four returning starters, fifth-year coach Dave Oman’s Centurions are headed into the winter with high expectations. A year ago, Centura posted an overall mark of 13-11, ending the regular season tied for second in the LouPlatte Conference standings tied with Doniphan/Trumbull.
Key returners for the Centurions are Ben Oman, Dawson Casperson, and Joey Carey. Each of the trio earned LPC all-conference honors a year ago. Casperson was named to the first team while Carey and Oman were named to the second team. Junior guard, Noah Wooden is the team’s other returning starter. The coach said the team is excited for the upcoming season but expects another challenging schedule, both in the LPC and outside the league.
“There are several excellent teams on our schedule…it is crucial that we play extremely hard and that we play together, with a goal of improving each week,” Oman emphasized. “We also need to improve defensively, and stay healthy as depth is an overall concern.” Contributions are also expected from Payton Dowse, Ben Noakes, and Tate Trumler.
The Centurions open te season hosting Sandy Creek on December 1st.
Information from Central Nebraska Prep