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Sports Spotlight: Taylor Krenz

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The Grant County-Flasher Football team is making the transition from 11-man to 9-man this season.

One player who will help smooth that transition is Senior captain, Taylor Krenz. He already holds the single-season school record for passing yards and touchdowns, but he measures his success on how his team fares.

Krenz can do a lot on the football field. Run, throw, motivate teammates, he does it all while keeping a smile on his face. But with all the plays he made last season, his team still finished just  four and five. In his final year under center for the Storm, personal achievements won't be enough to satisfy Krenz.

"I've had a lot of fun. Football is my favorite sport and I determine my success on how the team does and winning a state championship would be the ultimate goal for me," says Krenz.

Having that attitude is what makes a great leader and it's something Krenz has learned from his head coach, who also happens to be his father.

"I love playing for my dad. I think it works out really well because I can see things that he doesn't see on the field and I feel comfortable enough to go and tell him."

Jamie Krenz echoes that sentiment and says the father/son element has only made it easier.

"It's been awesome to tell you the truth. I enjoy every minute of it. It's really like having another coach out there. We do a lot of stuff at home and it's just been a joy."

Krenz has used those intangibles to make the game easier for his teammates.

"Taylor makes it pretty easy for us because he's usually pretty clear before the play where he's going to go and where we have to cover and he also has a pretty good head on him. He knows what to expect and where the threats are," says Chandler Rivinious.

Krenz has been playing with most of this group since 6th grade and has emerged as the team leader.

"He's a great teammate. He's always trying to get better. He's always pushing us the hardest and bringing us in the weight room. Getting us to practice," says Zackary Schmidt.

Krenz thought about how it'll feel when his Storm career is over, but he doesn't want to have any regrets when it's all said and done.

"It's different being a senior than any other year because usually you can think "next year i'll do this and i'll do that" but this year is it. We've got to go all out and give it our best."

If Krenz helps lead Grant County-Flasher to a state title, it'll be their first since 1976.

The Storm opened with wins over Hettinger-Scranton and Bowman County. They play in Beach on Friday.

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