Prep Football: Winfield-Mount Union’s Buffington Leading by Example

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Winfield — Winfield-Mount Union star Cam Buffington sounds like a coaches dream.

The all-everything, do-it-all sophomore is ready for his second year in the program and head coach Scott McCarty has him playing a position he’s not used to.

Buffington will play quarterback for the Wolves this year, as they aim to improve on a 4-4 season that ended in a lopsided defeat to Lone Tree.

McCarty said that Buffington is transforming the Winfield-Mount Union offense from the quarterback spot.

Hopefully we can use the term explosive” McCarty said. “Big play after big play. I think this offense can be explosive. [Buffington] has a nice arm and he’s learning how to make reads and if you don’t like it you can do what you do. 

Buffington, who is already committed to the University of Iowa after a terrific summer campaign, had been organizing off-site team workouts all summer, calling on teammates to hit the weights, run extra routes and get in shape.

McCarty believes that when your star works as hard as Buffington does, it’s easy to be infectious throughout the locker room.

He pushes himself on every sprint and guys are always trying to catch him and he won’t let anyone take one off. We know that a player-led team will always be more successful then a coach led team.”

When your best player is doing what it takes, doing the right things, is business, not screwing around, that changes the attitude and the mindset of the kids” McCarty explained.

KILJ producer and weekend host Griffin Humphreys also is on this year’s club.

The Wolves will open up their season on Friday, hosting Moravia.

Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

Winfield-Mount Union Schedule: 

August 27th — vs. Moravia (7:00 p.m.)

September 3rd — vs. Iowa Valley (7:00 p.m.)

September 10th — at New London (7:00 p.m.)

September 17th — vs. HLV (7:00 p.m.)

September 24th — at Lone Tree (6:30 p.m.)

October 8th — vs. WACO (7:00 p.m.)

October 15th — at English Valleys (7:00 p.m.)