2013 Union Team Preview

August 20, 2013

2013 Union Team Preview
By Luke Feddersen
IowaPreps.com Editor

The excitement level is getting higher and higher for the 2013 football season. Iowa Preps continues our team previews and takes an in-depth look at Union in this article. See who they have returning and what our thoughts are on the team now!

Head coach: Joe Hadachek 
Class: 2A
District/Conference: 3
Assistant Coaches: Adam Gassman, Brandon Adolphs, Chadd Johnson, Corbin Payne, Curt Hilmer, Daryl Douglass, Donny Sallee, Jeremy Robb, Rick Dolleslager, Ryan DeSousa, Scott Denner, Tim Smith, Todd Carlson
2012 Record: 9-2
2013 breakdownOverview | Top Returnees | Newcomers


Another outstanding group of seniors is out the door at Union but the talent pool has yet to dry up.  Quarterback Jay Scheel is back for his senior season and this Iowa commitment is one of the most versatile athletes in the entire state.  He combined for over 2,700 rushing and passing while also making an impact defensively and on special teams.  If he stays healthy, Scheel will flat out dominate during his senior campaign.  Leading tackler Jace Hadachek is back for his junior year defensively and is an underrated linebacker who can just make plays.  The Knights know that they can count on these two but filling the other spots on the field is vital if they can remain in the race for a district crown.  That alone will determine how successful this group is during the fall.    

Key Players Graduated

Trev Hadachek, WR/SS, 1st Team All District
Will Crees, TE, LB, 1st Team All District
Brady Petersen, WR/K, 1st Team All District Kicker
Josh Clark, T/DT, 1st Team All District
Justin Clark, G, 1st Team All District
Mitchell Dierks, WR/FS
Tanner Heckt, T/DE, 1st Team All District
Nic Peters, CB, Honorable Mention
Brian Dunkelberger, TE/DE, Honorable Mention
Chase Hansen, G, 1st Team All District
Andrew Osuna, HB, 2nd Team All-District
Tedd Schmitz, C, DE, 2nd Team All District

Returning Offensive Starters

Jay Scheel, QB
Kolten Bader, WR/DT

Returning Defensive Starters

Cole Reiter-RB/FS, 5'10, 165lbs., 2014
Jace Hadachek-OC/LB, 5"11, 220 lbs., 2015
Kolten Bader-WR/DT, 5"10, 145lbs., 2014

Other Returning Varsity Players

Jacob Clark, OG/LB 5'10" 320lbs., 2014

John Ringelstetter, TE/LB, 5'11, 205lbs., 2014

Bo Bader, DE/OT, 6'5, 210 lbs, 2014

Justin Carey, WR/FS, 5'9, 155 lbs., 2015

Cody Rutledge, OT/DT, 5'10, 260 lbs., 2014

Nathan Harting, TE/DT, 6'0, 205lbs., 2014

Nick Weich, OC/DE, 5'7, 180 lbs., 2014

Vince Neil, OG/LB, 6'0" 220lbs., 2014

Drake Rousselow, WR/FS, 6'0, 135 lbs., 2014

Tanner Hilton, OC/DT, 6'0, 195 lbs., 2015


Jacob Holschlag HB/LB, 5'11, 160lbs., 2015
Tate Hadachek WR/CB, 5'10, 150lbs, 2015
Dylan Bear TE/LB, 6'0, 190 lbs., 2015
Alex Bear TE/LB, 6'1, 220lbs., 2015
Elijah Gates
Brady Driscol QB/CB, 5'9, 140 lbs., 2015
Alex Barz OT/DE, 6'2, 240lbs., 2015
Gavin Eastman
Dakota Hopper OT/DE, 6'2, 265 lbs., 2015

Team Strengths

Returning quarterback position along with a core group of players that have patiently been waiting to play. The winning tradition over the last six year combined with coaching staff continuity.

Questions Marks

Biggest concern is lack of game experience. Our senior class has talent and we have good players in the junior and sophomore classes. The biggest challenge we face is finding out who will play what position as fast as possible.