The West Carroll football players are counting down the days until their Week 2 game on Sept. 2 against Fulton. After a shortened 2021 spring season and a 2021 fall season spent playing JV games, the Thunder are poised to play varsity football for the first time in three years.

Last season was fairly chaotic for the AFC football team. Second-year coach Ben Mershon expects a little more consistency in 2022. The injury bug hit the Raiders hard last fall, but AFC now has more experience thanks to a large group of seniors.