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Marceline’s Mark Ross Named KRES Coach of the Year

Marceline's Mark Ross (left)

Area coaches voted Marceline’s Mark Ross the KRES Coach of the Year as revealed on Wednesday’s KRES All-Star program.

Ross guided 12-2 Marceline to a Class 1 runner-up finish.

East Buchanan beat Marceline 21-7 in the state championship. The Tigers captured a third straight district title and seventh consecutive Lewis and Clark Conference title. Ross says he addressed expectations in the preseason.

Marceline won three straight one-possession games before the state finals, including two contests decided on the last play.

The fourth-year head coach Ross called both the offense and defense.

Ross’ roster featured 18 seniors. Running back Hunter Nelson, offensive lineman Landen Gardner, and defensive back Jace Bixenman received KRES All-Star honors. Hear a full interview with KRES Coach of the Year Mark Ross below.

Marceline’s KRES Coach of the Year Mark Ross:




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