G-E-T, ‘Beef Boys’ carry on power run tradition

As they get ready for the first game of the season, G-E-T football has some big shoes to fill–both on the gridiron and on the sideline.

Legendary coach Jon Steffenhagen has retired and the speed demon running back Luke Vance has graduated and ready to run track at the D-I level.

New coach Jeff Wiseman says that G-E-T has replaced many great players in the past because the program creates great leaders, and the next great leader to help lift his team is senior quarterback Justice Vaaler.

We have four quarterbacks that we’re giving a lot of reps too and are all working extremely hard. And the thing with Justice is he’s such a leader. He’s learned that leadership and he’s had to learn under the fire.”

“[It’s] a lot of responsibility,” said Vaaler, “and I have to become a better leader and take control of the team to be the best that I can be for everybody out there.”

Vaaler is behind a line that knows the importance of having fun. In the early days of fall camp, guys on the line are “letting the belly breathe” just like former UW-Whitewater and current Denver Bronco lineman Quinn Meinerz. They call themselves the Beef Boys.

The Beef Boys and the rest of G-E-T will start the season at West Salem.