SPORTS August 22, 2017

Written by John Kuhens on August 21, 2017

The 2017 football season brings in many fresh faces for Clear Creek Amana.  The Clippers are coming off a 7-2 finish last season that saw the Clippers just miss the Class 3A playoffs. Clear Creek Amana rattled off six straight wins to start the year, but finished 1-2 and were spectators in November. CCA lost 24 seniors from that squad. They begin the rebuilding process with a new head coach Gabe Bakker who was the head coach at Pleasantville last year and had an 8-2 record.  Transfer Ethan Postler will step in under center and lead the charge for the Clippers. The 6-foot-4 senior transferred in from Class 4A state runner up Iowa City West. In limited time, Postler completed 24 passes, six for touchdowns.  The only other Clipper who has taken a snap behind center is Dylan Sheely, who will now line up at receiver.   Matt Brimeyer returns at running back and will figure to play a major role in an up-tempo offense. Brimeyer ran for 731 yards and six touchdowns last year. Last season, Brimeyer didn’t figure into the passing game. With a new offensive philosophy, that likely will change.  The Clippers plan to go multiple formations and no-huddle,” Coach Bakker says he wants to keep the offense simple, yet complex in the way they present it.  While there is a change of pace coming to the offense, the defense will look for more of the same. In their seven wins, the Clippers allowed just 42 points. They allowed 48 points in their two losses.