The mood around Meade demonstrates how far this program has come. Last year was a great season for the Meade Buffaloes. They were ranked number one last season until they ran into rival Lacrosse in the second round of the 2A playoffs. The Leopards shocked the Buffs 21-12 send MHS to a bitter end to a fantastic season. Many in Meade are trying to figure out what went wrong and players speak of not meeting all of their goals in 2011. But these are good times in Meade. Consider the Buffaloes have seven double digit winning seasons and four of them are the previous four seasons heading into 2012.
This year Meade looks to make it back to the state championship game in Hays after winning the title in 2010. Meade returns seven starters on defense and six on offense. Seventh year head coach Scott Moshier has 47 out for football and 14 seniors at the 2A school. Moshier is 59-11 in six years at Meade.
The Buffaloes lose some of their linemen who helped them go 23-1 on two years. But they return speed and skill. Quarterback Chris Hardaway returns after rushing for 741 yards and passing for 693. Senior Trevin Wiens ran for 1,550 yards last year and junior wing back Jett Little went for 869 yards. Key Buffaloes include: senior wr/olb Micah Harder; senior rb/s Trevin Wiens; senior qb/cb Mark Finster; senior 6'9" te/de Randy Friesen; senior fb/lb Jaco Trevino; senior lineman Armando Ornelas; senior olb Hayden Borth; senior lineman Gunner Harris; senior blocking back/lb Tyler Godfrey; senior ot/ng Cooper Clawson; senior lineman Samuel Podrebarac; senior Chase Ross; junior wb/db Jett Little; junior te/de Morgan Davis; and junior rb/lb Morgan Olvera.
The Buffaloes open their season at Holcomb for the first meeting with the Longhorns since 2005. Canadian is off the schedule after splitting in two meetings.
August 31- at Holcomb
September 7- Lakin
September 14- Southwestern Heights
September 21- at Cimarron
September 28- at Stanton County (102.7)
October 5- Syracuse
October 12- at Leoti
October 19- Elkhart
October 26- at Sublette (102.7)