1996 record: 1-8
Coach: Dave Rounds
Years coaching, record: 6th, 22-24-1
Top returners: Kevin Lee, senior, 5-foot-8, 163 pounds, running back/defensive back; Heath Schelleriff, sr., 6-1, 187, wide receiver/ db; Dallas Basham, sr., 5-10, 170, fullback/ linebacker; Mark Robinson, sr., 5-9, 160, placekicker; Mike Jennings, sr., 5-6, 255, center/nose tackle; Chris Carver, sr., 6-2, 180, guard/defensive end; Grant Kinsey, sr., 6-5, 204, defensive tackle; Jake Sprute, jr., 6-0, 167, quarterback/db; Josh Lavigne, jr., 6-1, 170, tight end/de; Marty Pecor, jr., 6-0, 212, t/lb; Matt Roy, jr., 5-9, 161, wr/db; Corey Smith, jr., 6-0, 178, g/db.
Newcomers: Ben Blanchard, sr., 5-11, 195, ot/dt; Jeff Sheldon, sr., 5-11, 155, wr/db.
Quick kicks: Rounds wants Miners to regain respect as a tough-nosed team similar to those he played on and former coach Norm Walker produced.
Coach’s comments: “Hopefully, we’re going to turn things around. They didn’t enjoy getting beat up at all last year. They worked hard in off-season. They’re definitely in a better mood.”
Outlook: Wallace opened with 28-6 win over Potlatch and should move to 2-0 after playing Clearwater Valley on Friday. A 2-0 start would match the best since 1994. Rounds’ biggest concern is depth. Wallace will turn 1996 results around.