by Brayden Evensen
The Weber State football season season kicks off on September 2, 2021 with an away game against the University of Utah. Following the bizarre 2020 season, which saw cancellations and a shortened spring season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wildcat team and coaches are looking forward to a return to normalcy. They have a chance to win another championship in the Big Sky.
Looking back on the spring season, it left a bitter taste in the mouths of players, coaches, and fans. Going into the playoffs, Weber State was expected to be one of the leading contenders for the national championship. Instead, they fell to Southern Illinois in the first round of the playoffs. Looking back on that disappointing loss, it is clear that players and coaches are eager and excited. They will not only play a full schedule this fall, but will have a chance to redeem themselves from the spring season.
Looking at this year’s fall schedule, it starts off with a bang. As solid as the Wildcats are expected to be, it will be a mighty challenge to try and take down the Utes. A week after the Utah game, the Wildcats will travel to fellow FCS school Dixie State. On September 18, 2021, the Wildcats will play their home opener against highly ranked James Madison. This is team that the Wildcats fell to in the playoffs a few years ago. After a couple of road games to start the season, it will be a great feeling to be at Stewart Stadium and have Weber State fans cheering on the wildcats. Following the James Madison game, the Wildcats will begin Big Sky conference play.
Players to Watch
Adding to the excitement of Weber State football returning, is the return of several key players. Players like Bronson Barron, David Ames, Sherwin Lavaka, Conner Mortensen, and Clay Moss are all returning to play a big part in how the 2021 season goes.
Anticipation is high for the 2021 football season and for a good reason. Over the past few seasons, Weber State has won the Big Sky Championship, and has been one of the best and most consistent teams on the FCS level. Adding a return to normalcy from a worldwide pandemic and a full schedule as well as having fans back in Stewart Stadium, the Wildcats are expecting big things to happen this fall. They have the talent, experience, and coaching to get it done.
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