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KMS head coach James Cortez communicates with an assistant coach in the booth during the Class A semifinals against Springfield Nov. 17 at the Metrodome. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton

Cortez guides KMS to first state football championship


Being a high school quarterback in football, a point guard in basketball and a catcher in baseball allowed James Cortez to be in control of the action.

Twelve years later, Cortez is even more in control of the action. He is the head coach of the Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg football team that will be playing for the Class A title on Friday.

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