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NW Ohio Prep Football Preview Capsules

Here are preview capsules for several teams from across NW Ohio.

Midland Athletic League
Mohawk
HEAD COACH: Erik Baker (13th year, 79-49)
LAST SEASON: 3-7 overall, 2-5 Midland Athletic League.
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Eric Maskey, 6-3, 205, sr., FB/LB; Devin Fredritz, 6-0, 220, sr., OL/DL; Collin Fox, 4-11, 200, sr., OL/DL; Bryan Schube, 5-9, 175, sr., TE/LB; Mitch Parker, 5-10, 165, sr., WR/DB; Logan Stillberger, 5-9, 160, sr., WR/DB; Gunnar Johnson, 5-9, 185, jr., RB/DB; Tyler Pummell, 6-4, 265, soph., OL/DL; Grant Gucker, 5-10, 185, sr., QB/OLB; Tyler Baird, 5-10, 180, sr., OL/DL.
TOP PROSPECTS: Johnson, running back/defensive back/ kick returner; Pummell, offensive & defensive lineman; Parker, wide receiver; Maskey, punter & linebacker.
NOTABLES: Parker, Stillberger and Johnson are returning all-conference players.
Tiffin Calvert
HEAD COACH: Todd Fox (4th year, 20-14).
2012 RECORD: 7-5 overall, 4-3 Midland Athletic League.
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Marcus Somers, sr., OL/DL, 1st team all-district, HM all-Ohio; Austin Perry, sr., OL/DL, all-MAL; Mitch Depinet, sr., TE/LB; Dan Reineke, sr., WR/DB, all-MAL; Austin Ball, sr., RB/S; Aaron Englehart, sr., OL/DL; Donovan Stith, jr., WR/DB; Tyler Long, jr., QB/S, all-MAL, HM all-district; Marcus King, jr., OL/DL; Mike Smith, jr., WR/DB/K; Matt Iannatuono, jr., OL/DL; Cameron Felter, jr., OL/DL; Adam Recker, soph., RB/LB; Devin Stith, soph., TE/DL; Austin Prenzlin, soph., WR/DB.
NOTABLE: Long rushed for 1,144 yards and passed for 1,098 yards while accounting for 23 touchdowns last year … Calvert’s offensive line returns intact. … Somers is a 3-year starter on the line … Senecas should be buoyed by Ball’s return from injury, He was limited much of 2012 and scored 14 TDs two seasons ago as a sophomore … Calvert returns 9 starters on defense and 8 on offense.
Northern Buckeye Conference
Woodmore
HEAD COACH: Britton Devier (4th year, 9-21).
LAST SEASON: 4-6 overall, 2-5 Northern Buckeye Conference.
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Zach Sandwisch, 6-4, 200, soph., LB; Brad Bringman, 5-10, 175, sr., LB; Malachi Brown, 6-1, 190, sr., WR/K; Henry Flores, 5-8, 235, sr., DL; Erich Gruelich, 6-1, 220, sr., OL; Jake Matwiejczyk, 6-1, 200, sr., QB; Tony Rozzi, 5-10, 175, sr., TE/DB; Dan Sprinski, 6-1, 175, sr., WR; Evan Ulinski, 5-6, 145, sr., WR/DB.
TOP PROSPECTS: Tristan Roth, soph., WB/DB; Matt Depner, soph., WR/DB; Todd Williams, soph., RB/LB; Ian Weishun, jr., RB/LB; Colin Sandrock, soph., OL; Jeremy Cuevas, jr., WR/DB.
NOTABLES: Ulinski was second-team all-NBC last season; Matqiejczyk, Brown, Sprinski earned honorable mention.
Elmwood
HEAD COACH: Brian Cooper (2nd year, 4-6)
LAST SEASON: 4-6 overall, 2-5 Northern Buckeye Conference
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Aaron Arnold, 6-5, 200, sr., WR/S; Sebastian Baxter, 5-10, 170, sr., WR/LB; Dylan Hall, 5-10, 145, so., WR/S; Austin Isaacs, 5-7, 185, jr., FB; Noah Smith, 6-0, 180, so., TE/LB; Austin Jasso, 5-10, 170, jr., HB/LB; Devin Uzelac, 6-0, 220, jr., C; Jacob Firsdon, 6-2, 200, sr., OG/DE; Nolan Kerr, 6-0, 190, sr., OG/DE; Justin Krouse, 6-3, 290, sr., OT/DT; Sawyer Haines, 6-4, 245, sr., TE/NT.
NOTABLES: Haines was All-Conference defensive end last season. Krouse, Arnold return as top prospects as well.
North Central Conference
Bucyrus
HEAD COACH: Aaron Eckert, (2nd year, 4-6).
LAST SEASON: 4-6 overall, 2-5 North Central Conference.
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Noah Graves, 6-2, 275, sr., OT/DT; Collin Light, 6-0, 190, sr., RB; Skylar Hill, 6-0, 187, sr., RB/DB; Tyler Zehring, 5-7, 153, sr., WR/DB; Ollie Faulkner, 5-7, 155, sr., LB; Nate Johns, 5-11, 245, sr., G; Andrew Korned, 6-2, 230, sr., T; Logan Plumley, 6-0, 172, sr., S; Greg Patrick, 6-2, 215, sr., WR/DE; Austin Garrett, 6-3, 188, sr., LB; Kyle Paduch, 5-11, 217, sr., G; Trent Neiderkohr, 5-9, 162, sr., WR/DB; Justese Parsell, 5-8, 136, sr., DL; Justin Campbell, 6-0, 185, jr., LB; DJ Dagued, 5-11, 205, jr., C-DE; Matt Parrish, 5-10, 170, jr., WR; Cole Mortiff, 6-0, 160, jr., QB; Tommy Sculuted, 5-11, 158, jr., DB; Levi Spence, 6-0, 187, jr., DL; Austin Williams, 6-3, 168, jr., WR/DB; Cole Hollis, 5-11, 70, jr., WR; Braxton Zied-Leuthold, 6-0, 173, jr., LB.
TOP PROSPECTS: Mark Mosick, jr., K; Dejos Sadowski, soph., OL; Zane Richardson, soph., RB; Mark Garcia, jr., WR; Bailey Johnson, soph., LB; Dillion Emahizel, soph., OL/DL; Logan Tacket, soph., WR/DB; Devon Alspach, jr., WR/DB; Alex Sprague, jr., WR/DB; Ryan Hemmerly, soph., WR/DB.
NOTABLES: Redmen return 22 letterwinners … Graves, Campbell and Mortiff return as second-team all-conference; Zehring, Dagger and Hill were honorable mention.
Colonel Crawford
HEAD COACH: Ryan Teglovic (6th year, 26-25).
LAST SEASON: 8-3 overall, 5-2 North Central Conference.
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Nate Klingenberger, sr., 6-4, 200, QB/S; Ethan Burkhart, sr., 5-7, 165, RB/LB; Nick Adams, sr., 6-0, 165, WR/S; marcus Garverick, sr., 6-2, 170; Kam Landin, jr., 6-0, 180, TE/LB; Travis Bogard, sr., 6-2, 185, T/DE; Alex Miller, sr., 5-9, 190, G; Ashton VanMeter, sr., 6-1, 190, LB; Adam Cotsmire, sr., 5-10, 150, Cor; Dakota Fulton, sr., 5-11, 210, C/DL; Ron Treisch, 6-2, 220, TE/DE; Dalton Scott, jr., 5-11, 170, RB/S; Eli Reffey, jr., 6-0, 185, RB/LB; Dylan Gaully, jr., 5-10, 160, WR/DB; Austin Scott, sr., 6-2, 320, OL/DL.
TOP PROSPECTS:
NOTABLES: Nate Klingenberger, a first team All-North Central Conference pick and second team all-district selection, returns at quarterback to lead the Colonel Crawford offense.
Wynford
HEAD COACH: Gabe Helbert (2nd year, 9-3).
LAST SEASON: 9-3 overall, 5-2 in North Central Conference.
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Brock Williamson, 5-10, 170, sr., QB; Corey Brown, 6-1, 200, sr., RBDE; Gage Roe, 5-8, 170, sr., RB/CB; Mason Davis, 5-11, 165, sr., WR; Hunter Miller, 5-9, 165, jr., WR/CB; Kody Wilburn, 5-10, 205, sr., TE/MLB; Robert Benson, 5-10, 200, sr., LT; Cyle Skidmore, 6-0, 205, jr., LG/DE; Kaleb Alspach, 5-9, 220, Jr., C; Zach Lear, 6-1, 205, sr., RG/DE; Zach Hendrickson, 6-2, 223, jr., RT/DT; Jeff Cramer, 5-10, 240, soph., DT; Hayden Rhoades, 5-11, 195, jr., RB/OLB; Alec Miller, 5-10, 170, sr., OLB; Keaton Teynor, 5-11, 175, jr., WR/QB/SS; Mason Davis, 5-11, 165, sr., FS.
TOP PROSPECTS: Mason Johnson, jr., WR; Patrick Sterner, sr., OL; Kallan Stiles, sr., TE; Austin Shutler, jr., WR/DB; Braxton Tea, soph., DB; Levi Abbott, jr., DL; Tyler Hatcher, jr., LB.
NOTABLES: Brown, first-team all-NCC and 3-year letterman, had 103 carrires, 825 yards, 7 catches, 103 yards … Williamson, all-NCC honorable mention, was 66 of 139 passing for 1,066 yards, 14 TDs, 2 INTs; 377 yards rushing, 5 TDs; Roe, 3-year letterman, had 64 carries, 330 yards, 4 TDs; 9 catches, 179 yards, 3 TDs; 1 return for a TD; 45 tackles, 3 INTs … Skidmore, second-team all-NCC, had 51 tackles, 21/2 sacks … Davis, honorable mention all-NCC and 2-year letterman, 62 tackles, 3 INTs … Rhoades 51 tackles, 1 sack … Alec Miller 67 tackles.
Northern Ohio League
Tiffin Columbian
HEAD COACH: Brian Colutruglio (4th year, 32-6)
LAST SEASON: 11-1 overall, 5-0 Northern Ohio League.
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Isiah Moore, sr., OL/DL; Ryan Lynch, sr., RB/LB; Nate Hoyda, sr., WB/DB; Jabob Dickman, sr., OLB; Donovan Walker, sr.,QB/DB; Jace Hurt, sr., RB/LB; Tyler Gillig, sr., FB/LB; Jeffrey Crawford, sr., WR/DB; Chase Keller, sr., DE; Andy Schwartz, sr., LB; Cody Chance, sr., DT; Derek Dryfuse, jr., TE/DE; Brandon Rhodes, jr., LB; Austin Thallman, jr., OL; Isaac Theis, jr., LB;
TOP PROSPECTS:
NOTABLES: Moore was northwest Ohio lineman of the year, all-district and all-NOL; Lynch earned first-team all-NOL honors at linebacker; Chance was first-team all- NOL as a defensive lineman; Walker and Hoyda both earned all-NOL second team honors.

 
Northwest Ohio Athletic League
Wauseon
HEAD COACH: Travis Cooper (6th year, 27-24).
LAST SEASON: 3-7 overall, 3-5 Northwest Ohio Athletic League.
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Ty Suntken, 5-11, 185, sr., QB/DB; Aaron Schuette, 6-0, 178, sr., LB; Noah Castle, 6-4, 220, jr., TE; Alec Vonier, 5-8, 188, sr., OL/DL; Zac Robinson, 5-11, 156, jr., DB/WR; Anthony Werder, 6-1, 217, jr., C/DE; Cesar Juarez, 6-1, 220, sr., G/DE.
TOP PROSPECTS:
NOTABLES: Indians’ strength will be their experience and number of returning starters … depth and small senior class will be the team’s weakness … Suntken is the top returner after earning first-team all-league as a defensive back and second-team all-district.
Delta
HEAD COACH: Mike Vicars (24th year head coaching, 154-101 overall record, 1st year back at Delta, but had 62-29 record coaching Delta in the past)
LAST SEASON: 2-8 overall, 1-7 Northwest Ohio Athletic League
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Jeffry McQuillen, sr., 6-4, 185, E/DB; Dylan Nostrant, jr., 5-6, 150, RB/DB; Ethan Edwards, jr., 5-10, 160, E/DB; Tyler Fraker, jr., 5-11, 155, E/DB; Mark Francis, jr., 5-10, 175, RB/DE; Tyler Fahrer, sr., 5-9, 175, RB/DL; Cody Mathews, sr., 5-9, 170, RB/LB; John Winterfeld, jr., 5-8, 180, OL/LB; Todd Miller, sr., 5-10, 165, OL/DL; Michael Morrissey, sr., 5-9, 215, OL/LB; Christian Valentine, sr., 5-11, 165, OL/DL; Alex Lutheran, jr., 6-3, 225, C/DL; Wil Rabquer, sr., 6-2, 185, OL/DE; Chris Kaczmarek, jr., 5-6, 180, OL/DL.
NOTABLES: Morrissey and Winterfeld return at linebacker and were leading tacklers in 2012.
Montpelier
HEAD COACH: Steven Brancheau (3rd year, 4-16)
LAST SEASON: 3-7, 2-6 Northwest Ohio Athletic League
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Keegan Hitzeman, sr., 5-9, 145, QB/DB; Levi Craft, sr., 5-8, 150, RB/LB; Nathan Buehrer, sr., 5-10, 210, OL/DL; Cody Caudill, jr., 5-10, 155; Jordan Birdsall, so., 5-10, 155, RB/LB; Zech Thompson, so., 5-11, 190; Dallas Royer, so., 5-5, 140, RB/DL; Logan Hutchinson, so, 5-4, 125, QB/LB; Jared Sargent, jr., 5-7, 180, OL/DL; Hunter McKelvey, jr., 5-11, 175, OL/LB; Jared Shoup, jr., 6-2, 215, OL/DL; Simon Wang, so., 5-11, 170, RB/DB.
NOTABLES: Coach Brancheau appears to have the Montpelier program headed in the right direction. The Locamotives have 42 players out for the team this season and should have the opportunity to take another step in the right direction with more wins this season.

 
Western Buckeye League
Defiance
HEAD COACH: Jerry Buti (24th season, 157-89; overall, 31 years, 205-120-1).
LAST SEASON: 4-6 overall, 4-5 Western Buckeye League.
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Will Batt, 6-1, 190, sr., QB; Drew Seiple, 5-10, 185, sr., OG; Zack Hale, 6-0, 195, sr., TE/LB; Trey Guilliam, 5-11, 180, sr., DB/WR; Austin Hancock, 5-10, 165, sr., DB/WR; Spencer Batt, 6-2, 190, sr., DE/TE; Gabe Rodriguez, 6-0, 260, sr., DL; Derek Relyea, 5-9, 165, sr., RB; Seth Meyer, 5-8, 155, sr., RB/LB; Savontre Vaughn, 6-0, 295, jr., DT.
NOTABLES: Defiance has posted 18 winning seasons under Buti’s tutelage with 8 playoff appearance, 4 WBL championships (1996, ‘97, ‘00, ‘08); Division II state champions (1997).
Van Wert
HEAD COACH: Keith Recker (2nd year, 1-9)
LAST SEASON: 1-9, 1-8 WBL.
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Terrence Branson, sr., 5-11, 154, WR/DB; Jacob Braun, sr., 6-2, 219, OL/DL; Daniel Patterson, sr., 6-2, 222, OL/DL; Michael Smelser, sr., 6-0, 158, WR/DB; Zack Thomas, sr., 6-2, 246, OL/DL; Chandler Adams, jr., 5-9, 172, RB/LB; Nicholas Krugh, jr., 5-9, 153, WR/DB; Nolan Smith, so., 6-3, 273, OL/DL; Ryan Stoller, so., 6-0, 156, RB/LB; Justice Tussing, so., 5-9, 152, RB/LB.
TOP PROSPECTS: Dillon Baer, jr., OL/LB; Quincy Salcido, jr., WR/DB; Ethan Williams, jr., OL/DL; Jon Averesch, so., OL/DL; Gavin Gardner, so., K; Colin Smith, so., QB/DB.
NOTABLES: The Cougars have just six seniors and nine juniors, so depth will be a concern. Team speed is a strength. Patterson and Smelser were each honorable mention all-WBL picks a season ago.
Wapakoneta
HEAD COACH: Doug Frye (4th year, 24-8; 26th year coaching, 177-100)
LAST SEASON: 7-3, 6-3 Western Buckeye League
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Keaton Metz, jr., 6-1, 175, RB/DB; Quinn Lotridge, jr., 5-11, 165, DB/SE; Thomas Schoenlein, jr., 6-3, 240, DL/TE; Logan Martin, sr., 5-9, 155, RB/DB; Kodi Morgan, jr., 5-11, 175, QB/DB; Adam Henderson, jr., 6-0, 180, RB/LB; Zach Schmerge, sr., 6-1, 230, LB/FB; Cameron Lauck, soph., 5-8, 165, RB/DB; Isaac Kirby, sr., 5-9, 185, sr.; Bailey Hinegardner, sr., 6-0, 195, K; Wil Rankin, jr., 5-11, 235, C/G; Tim Link, jr., 5-10, 230, DL; Wyatt Harrison, sr., 6-1, 230, G; Blake Pfenning, jr., 6-4, 285, T; Kyle Gonterman, sr., 6-2, 240, C/T; Jare Carpenter, sr., 6-0, 230, T; TOP PROSPECTS: Jarred Smith, jr., 6-0, 185, TE; Jon Eaton, jr., 6-1, 185, FB/TE; Nate Posada, sr., 5-11, 150, DB/SE; Ethan Saunders, jr., 6-1, 270, T; Andrew Lowden, jr., 5-11, 190, G; Nick Steinke, jr., 6-3, 185, DB/SE; Nick Miller, sr., 5-10, 220, DL; CJ Young, jr., 6-1, 270, DL; Casey Stauffer, sr., 6-3, 190, DL.
NOTABLES: Wapakoneta looks to be in a rebuilding year in the always tough Western Buckeye League. The Redskins return no starting offensive skill players and only one defensive line starter.

Kenton
HEAD COACH: Mike Mauk (31st season, 208-121)
LAST SEASON: 6-4 overall, 6-3 Western Buckeye League
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Chad Shark, sr., 5-8, 210, C; Logan Nichols, sr., 6-3, 215, T; Marcus Rhoades, so., 6-4, 225, T; Colyn Blackford, jr., 6-0, 165, WR; Kollin Stollar, jr., 5-9, 170, WR; Justin Sawmiller, sr., 6-1, 185, WR; Grant Sherman, sr., 6-5, 215, QB; Jake Hale, jr., 6-0, 260, DL; Noah Furbush, sr., 6-4, 235, LB; Matt Bahr, sr., 6-2, 205, LB; Derek Legge, jr., 5-10, 175, LB; Trevor Downing, jr., 6-0, 165, DB; Kuert Lautenschlager, sr., 5-10, 185, DB; Angelo Lombardo, sr., 5-9, 170, WR; Conner Jones, jr., 5-10, 170, DB; Ethan Beverly, jr., 5-10, 155, DB; Luke Jackson, jr., 5-9, 175, WR; Dylan Abrams, jr., 6-0, 250, DL; Travis Downing, jr., 6-0, 165, DB; Seth Kuhlman, jr., 6-1, 185, LB; Mason Treen, jr., 6-0, 200, OL; Sylas Smith, jr., 5-10, 185, DL; Austin Phillips, jr., 6-3, 210, DL; Austin Knerr, sr., 5-11, 210, LB; Paxton Rembis, jr., 6-0, 180, DL; Larry Wells, jr., 6-8, 310, OL; Steven Manns, so., 6-1, 240, OL; Tristan Reichelderfer, jr, 6-3, 190, LB.
NOTABLES: Sherman returns as quarterback, and he’ll be throwing to two-year starter Justin Sawmiller at wide receiver.
Lima Bath
HEAD COACH: Bill Garland (1st year).
2012 RECORD: 5-5 overall, 4-5 Western Buckeye League.
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Hayden Atkins, sr., WR/CB; Eric Heffner, sr., WR/CB; Alex Lamarr, sr., C; Jordan Mikesell, sr., OG/DE; Collin Gossard, sr., WR/S; Hunter Weis, sr., LB; Jimmie Sellens, sr., TE/DE; Cam Jenkins, jr., QB; Blake McGue, jr., OG/DT; Jared Davis, jr., WR/OLB; Tre Wheeler, jr., RB/S; Tyler Shobe, soph., LB.
TOP PROSPECTS: Trent Jones, sr., DE.
NOTABLE: Hayden Atkins will be a go-to player for the Wildcats this season after earning all-WBL honors in 2012.
Celina
HEAD COACH: Tyler Temple (1st year).
2012 RECORD: 7-3 overall, 6-3 Western Buckeye League.
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Adam Green, sr., 5-10, 200, DL; Louden Limon, sr., 6-0, 190, RB/WR; Jack Hinders, sr., 5-10, 160, WR/DB; Braelen Bader, sr., 5-10, 175, WR/DB/K; Sean Kirk, jr., 5-9, 150, DB/WR; Brandon Hoffman, jr., 5-10, 165, LB; Skylar McCarter, sr., 5-9, 155, DB; Andy Garwood, sr., 5-9, 170, LB; Quinn Giesige, sr., 5-11, 190, LB; Tanner Shindeldecker, sr., 6-0, 210, OL; Kevin Lockwood, sr, 5-8, 225, OL; Alex Giesige, sr., 6-0, 190, OL; Mason Ross, sr., 6-3, 190, WR.
TOP NEWCOMERS: Caleb Hoyng, soph., 6-3, 190, QB.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Quinn Giesige (LB), very physical player and good tackler, also a team captain; Braelen Bader (WR/DB/K) 4-year starter on both sides of the ball most versatile player and best athlete can make plays in the open field. Jack Hinders (WR/DB) 3-year starting safety expects to bbe a contributor at wide out this season too.
COACHES QUOTE: “Our goal is to improve each week as we progress throughout two-a-days and the regular season. Although we lost some players at key positions to graduation, we believe we have the talent and experience to have a very successful season. Our players and coaches have set very high goals in which we believe can be accomplished through continuous hard work.

Green Meadows Conference
Antwerp
HEAD COACH: Drew Altimus (16th year)
LAST SEASON: 0-10 overall, 0-7 in Green Meadows Conference.
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Bryce Hall, 5-11, 142, soph., SB/DB, 27 rushes, 42 yards, 8 catches, 40 yards, 15 tackles; Justice Clark, 5-4, 152, soph., SB/DB, 42 rushes, 114 yards, 4 catches, 95 yards, 45 tackles; Bevin Hall, 5-9, 146, soph., QB/DB, 19 completions, 334yards, TD; Trenton Copsey, 6-3, 191, soph., WR/DB, 7 catches, 45 yards, TD, 40 tackles; Derek Smalley, 6-1, 147, sr., WR/DB, 5 catches, 149 yards, 43 rushes, 173 yards, 4 TDs, 19 completions, 213 yards as QB, 95 tackles; Tyler Messman, 5-9, 200, sr., FB/LB, 7 rushes, 40 yards, TD; Nick Barnhouse, 5-11, 208, jr., FB/LB, 161 rushes, 662 yards, 4 TDs, 65 tackles; Alex Vail, 6-2, 215, jr., OL/DE; Colton Hall, 5-10, 168, sr., OL/DE; Cainan Carlisle, 6-3, 293, soph., OL/DT; Jarett Bute, 5-10, 278, jr., DL/DT, 14 tackles; Carlos Sanchez, 5-8, 174, soph., DL/DE, 30 tackles; Jordan Laker, 5-11, 252, jr., OL/DT; Dalton Gremling, 5-4, 132, sr., WR/DB.
NOTABLES: Archers will feature two-year lettermen in Copsey, Smalley, Messman, Hall, Bute, Laker and Gremling.
Edgerton
HEAD COACH: Ben Wilhelm (3rd year, 10-11)
LAST SEASON: 2-8, 2-5 GMC
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Duane Miller, jr., 6-0, 170, QB/LB; Dallas King, jr., 5-11, 155, WR/DB; Dakota Fritch, jr., 5-9, 175, OL/LB; Andrew Cliffton, jr., 6-2, 235, OL/DL; Nic Edmonson, sr., 5-10, 210, OL/DL; Gabe Brady, jr., 6-2, 195, OL/DL; Chase McClellan, jr., 6-4, 215, OL/DL; Thomas Ritter, sr., 6-0, 175, WR/DB.
TOP PROSPECTS:
NOTABLES: Fritch was an honorable mention all-GMC linebacker last season. Edgerton gave McComb a tough playoff battle in 2011 before McComb prevailed in a 49-39 scorefest.
Fairview
HEAD COACH: Doug Rakes (1st year).
LAST SEASON: 6-4 overall, 4-3 Green Meadows Conferenc
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Erich Wolfrum, 5-9,l 160, jr., WR/DB; Clayton Minic, 6-5, 175, jr., QB/LB; Andy Robinson, 5-8, 155, jr., QB/DL; Aaron Schwarzbek, 5-10, 135, sr., WR/DB; Brad Ebaugh, 6-4, 260, sr., OLDL; Christian Hugg, 5-10, 165, jr., WR/DB; Daniel Smith, 6-5, 220, sr., OL/DL; Jeffrey Kunesh, 5-10, 170, jr., OL/LB; Chase Carpenter, 5-9, 180, soph., OL/LB; Joey Hatchett, 5-10, 240, soph., OL/DL; Brandon Bostater, 5-10, 170, sr., RB/DB, 2-year letterwinner; Damon Corressel, 5-10, 225, jr., OL/LB.
TOP PROSPECTS: Tucker O’Neil, 5-10, 145, sr., WR/DB; Kaleb Eisel, 5-9, 145, sr., WR; Timmy Timbrook, 5-10, 150, fr., WR/DB; Reilly Heater, 5-6, 130, fr., RB/LB.
NOTABLES: Return four starters on the offensive line, but overall the team is very young and inexperienced at key positions.

 
Midwest Athletic Conference
Marion Local
HEAD COACH: Tim Goodwin (15th year, 154-40).
LAST SEASON: 13-2 overall, 6-2 Midwest Athletic Conference.
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Adam Berke, 6-6, 210, sr.; Jason Brunswick, 6-2, 230, sr.; Sam Poeppelman, 6-4, 275, sr.; Troy Homan, 6-2, 195, sr.; Peyton Kramer, 6-2, 200, jr.; Dustin Rethman, 6-0, 175, jr.; Evan Fleck, 6-0, 175, jr.; Jacy Goettemoeller, 5-10, 175, jr.; Nathan Heckman, 6-2, 210, jr.; Jacob Kunkler, 6-0, 175, jr.; Hunter Wilken, 6-0, 170, soph.
NOTABLES: 2012 Division VI champions … Flyers will have experience on offense, the defensive line and in the secondary … finding linebackers will be a key.
St. Henry
HEAD COACH: Brad Luthman (1st year)
LAST SEASON: 8-4, 5-3 MAC
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Tyler Schwieterman, sr., 5-11, 160, WR/DB; Jeff Paul, sr., 6-3, 180, WR/DB; Adam Reichert, sr., 5-10, 165, RB/LB; Jordan Osterholt, sr., 5-10, 170, RB/LB; Chase Hemmelgarn, sr., 6-1, 200, OL/DL; Matt Meier, sr., 6-2, 185, TE/DL; AJ Niekamp, jr., 6-0, 167, WR/DB; Lucas Roll, jr., 6-0, 210, OL/DL; Adam Guggenbiller, 5-10, 195, OL/DL; Tanner Wourms, jr., 5-10, 170, RB/LB; Nate Langenkamp, jr., 5-10, 154, RB/LB; Cole Froning, jr., 5-10, 150, RB/DB; Evan Prenger, jr., 6-0, 175.
TOP PROSPECTS: N/A.
NOTABLES: Luthman takes over a quality squad that finished in the top half of the toughest small-school conference in the state and went two rounds deep into the playoffs.
Delphos St. John’s
HEAD COACH: Todd Schulte (15th year, 145-41)
LAST SEASON: 8-5 overall, 6-3 Midwest Athletic Conference
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Luke MacLennan, sr., 5-10, 195, FB/DE; Cody Looser, sr., 6-3, 215, TE/LB; Tyler Jettinghoff, sr., 6-3, 218, TB/LB; Evan Hays, jr., 5-10, 171, WR/DB; Wes Buettner, jr., 5-11, 185, OG/DE; Spencer Ginter, sr., 6-4, 250, OL/DL; Jason Wittler, sr., 6-0, 198, OL/DE; Ryan Shumaker, sr., 6-4, 245, OL/DL; Nate Schroeder, sr., 5-10, 255, OL/DL.
TOP PROSPECTS: Jordan Mohler, so., 5-10, 157, WR/DB; Ben Wrasman, sr., 5-11, 172, WR/DB; James Harrison, jr., 5-11, 181, TB/LB; Tyler Conley, jr., 6-6, 185, TE/DE; Austin Schulte, jr., 6-4, 235, OL/DE.
NOTABLES: Jettinghoff earned first-team Division VI offense honors as a tailback in 2012.

 
Northern Lakes League
Sylvania Southview
HEAD COACH: Jim Mayzes (21st year, 150-56)
LAST SEASON: 6-4 overall, 5-2 Northern Lakes League.
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Ryan Stout, 6-6, 260, sr., OL/DE; Nate Hall, 6-3, 195, sr., TE/S; JJ Pinckney, 6-3, 170, sr., WR/DB; Barry Grant, 6-0, 240, sr., OL/DL; Malcolm Johnson, 5-8, 150, sr., WR/DB; Leon Eggleston, 6-0, 190, jr., OLB; Keith Gilmore, 5-7, 160, jr., RB/DB; Michael Bronson, 6-0, 220, sr., OL/DL; Nick Goatley, 5-11, 165, sr., WR/DB.
TOP PROSPECTS: Griff McDonald, sr., QB; Myles Magnus, jr., LB; Grant Woodall, jr., WR; Tre’ Simms, jr., DB.
NOTABLES: Stout, Pinckney, Hall, Eggleston and Gilmore earned all-NLL honors in 2012.
Northwest Conference
Paulding
HEAD COACH: Kyle Coleman (1st year).
LAST SEASON: 0-10, 0-8 Northwest Conference.
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Julian Salinas, sr., 6-1, 200, QB/DB; Michael Mott, sr., 5-10, 205, OL/DL; Ryan Schindler, sr., 6-0, 205, OL/DL; Javier Gonzales, sr., 5-10, 175, WR/DB; Dylan Carnahan, sr., 5-10, 175, WR/S; Taylor Deatrick, sr., 5-10, 170, WR/DB; Chazz Hahn sr., 5-10, 185, FB/LB.
NOTABLES: Paulding has just seven returning letterwinners, but each of those players are seniors. Head Coach Kyle Coleman expects Julian Salinas, Ryan Schindler and Javier Gonzales to have solid seasons. Paulding is currently in the midst of a 20-game losing streak.
Ada
HEAD COACH: Bob Olwin (1st year)
LAST SEASON: 10-2, 7-1 Northwest Conference
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Matt Wilcox, sr., 6-1, 175; Austin Dumbaugh, sr., 6-2, 205; Hunter Waller, sr., 5-11, 177; Spencer Arcker, sr., 6-1, 180; Saed Al-Olimat, sr., 5-11, 235; Brady Pitney, sr., 6-1, 210; Chase Tomak, sr., 5-7, 204; Luke Long-Green, jr., 5-8, 160; Levi Bass, jr., 5-10, 193; Noah Beach, jr., 5-9, 183; Dylan Hannoh, jr., 5-11, 167; Blake Ansley, so., 5-6, 166; Lane Nitchie, jr., 6-0, 210.
TOP PROSPECTS: Grant McBride, jr., 6-1, 160; Owen Conley, fr., 6-2, 193; Trent Joliff, fr., 5-10, 168.
NOTABLES: Ada has 13 returning letterwinners, with Matt Wilcox leading the way. Head Coach Bob Olwin says he’s an outstanding athlete, along with the three top prospects.
Allen East
HEAD COACH: Mike Abbey (2nd year, 3-17)
LAST SEASON: 2-8, 1-7 Northwest Conference
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Ross Stewart, sr., 6-0, 200; Matt Shuey, sr., 6-4, 190; Logan Rex, sr., 6-4, 195; Tyler Friesner, sr., 6-2, 165; Alfred Conyers, sr., 6-0, 170; Tanner Stippich, jr., 6-0, 170; Jacob Lawrence, sr., 5-10, 180; Jacob Sherrick, jr., 6-3, 270; Garrett Heuerman, jr., 6-2, 280; Travis Wireman, jr., 5-9, 195.
TOP PROSPECTS: Jayshawn Martin, sr., 6-2, 164; Tyler May, so., 5-9, 190.
NOTABLES: Stewart returns after earning second-team NWC honors as a runningback in 2012.
Spencerville
HEAD COACH: John Zerbe (4th year, 16-24).
2012 RECORD: 8-2 overall, 6-2 Northwest Conference
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Colton Miller, sr., 5-8, 170, RB/DB; Zach Goecke, soph., 6-1, 175, TE/LB; Tyler Core, sr., 6-1, 195, TE/DL; Anthony Schuh, sr., 5-10, 180, RB/LB; Lucas Perkins, sr., OL/DL, 6-0, 215; Logan Vandemark, jr., 5-10, 245, RB/DL; Gabe Davisson, sr., OL.DL, 5-10, 200; Aaron Crider, sr., 6-2, 245, OL/DL; Jordan Wagner, jr., TE/LB, 6-1, 185.
TOP PROSPECTS: Hunter Hardestym sr., RB/LB, 6-1, 180; Mason Noursem soph., QB/DB, 6-1, 160; Grant Goeckem jr., QB/LB, 6-0, 160; Trevor McMichael, jr., RB/DB, 6-0, 175; Evan Pughm soph., OL/LB, 6-0, 200; Elijah Hawk, jr., OL/DL, 6-3, 250.
NOTABLE: Spencerville has five returning starters on defense and three on offense. Schuh, Perkins and Miller were each honorable mention all-NWC last season, Bearcats have 53 players out for football, including 19 freshmen,
COACHES COMMENT: We lost a tremendous group of seniors from a year ago, but we have a real nice mix of upperclassmen and underclassmen that have come together nicely. We will be inexperienced in a lot of spots, but feel as though we can compete in our league. The NWC is very balanced so anything is possible.
Northwest Central Conference
Ridgemont
HEAD COACH: Mike Eversole (2nd year, 5-5)
LAST SEASON: 5-5, 2-3 NWCC
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Dennis Cobb, sr, 5-9, 130, OLB; Chris Weyant, sr., 5-11, 195, LB; Dakota McKee, sr., 5-10, 150 WR; Aaron Shepherd, 6-0, 210, OL/LB; Ryan Johnson, jr., 5-9, 221, OL/DL; Justice McGue, jr., 6-1, 235, RB/LB; Jarod Ray, jr., 6-0, 281, OL/DL; Trevor Sparks, jr., 5-10, 165, LB; Trent Bevington, jr., 6-1, 205, OL/DL; Derik Preston, jr., 5-9, 190, DL; Jordan Rouch, jr., 5-8, 205, OL/DL; Corey Eversole, so., 6-0, 160, QB; Levi Allen, so., 5-10, 205, OL/DL.
TOP PROSPECTS: Cameron Smith, fr., RB/LB; Trenton Sparks, fr., WR/DB; Cade McKinley, fr., OL/LB; Jace McGue, fr., WR/LB.
NOTABLES: Weyant, McGue and Shepherd were each second-team all-NWCC selections a year ago.
Waynesfield-Goshen
HEAD COACH: Doug Foley (first year)
LAST SEASON: 4-6, 3-2 NWCC
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Lake Turner, jr., 5-11, 155, QB/DB; Brandon Bly, jr., 6-3, 230, OL/DL; Lucas Gray, jr., 5-10, 150, OL/LB; Matt Motter, sr., 6-5, 180, SE/DE.
TOP PROSPECTS: James Elliot, jr., RB/LB; Dylan Hopkins, jr., OL/LB; Drew Lament, soph., TE/DE; Brandon Turner, jr., SE/DB; Daniel Fridley, jr., SE/DB; Luke Hall, jr., RB/DB
NOTABLES: The cupboard was left nearly bare for first-year Waynesfield-Goshen head coach Doug Foley, who has just four returing letterwinners in his program. The Tigers do have five juniors that should jump in and fill the void, however.
Toledo Area Athletic Conference
Northwood
HEAD COACH: Ken James (28th year, 152-126)
LAST SEASON: 10-1, 7-0 TAAC
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Kyle Corbitt, sr., 6-2, 212, T/DE; Jake Davenport, sr., 5-10, 140, RB/FS; Luke Laviolette, sr., 6-4, 313, T/DT; Travis Whitmore, sr., 6-0, 225, G/DE; Dominic Bermeto, jr., 5-10, 164, RB/SS; Myles Habel, jr., 6-2, 261, G/LB; Dylan Napier, jr., 5-8, 191, FB/LB; Jacob Vickers, so., 5-10, 154, SE/K.
TOP PROSPECTS: Antoine Brown, sr., FB/LB; Kyle Kirchner, sr., T/DT; Justin Branstutter, jr., SE/CB; Jason Diaz, jr., G/DE; Devon Dunbar, jr., SE/CB; Derek Florez, jr., CB; Chanlor Hayes, jr., HB/LB; Aaron Howard, jr., T/DT.
NOTABLES: Corbitt, Davenport, Whitmore and Bermeto were first-team all-TAAC picks for the Rangers, who were defeated by Patrick Henry in the first round of the playoffs last season.
Sandusky Bay Conference
Perkins
HEAD COACH: Jason Ziegler
LAST SEASON: 10-2, 7-0 SBC
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Tony Didion, sr., 5-11, 184, LB/RB; David Doster, sr., 6-2, 180, S/QB; Dale Irby, sr., 6-3, 175, CB/WR; Kyle Lewis, sr., 6-4, 215, DE/TE; John Workman, sr., 6-0, 210, LB/RB; Chase Green, sr., 6-4, 210, LB/WR; Dylan Hermes, sr., 5-11, 220, DT/OL; Ozzie Hermes, sr., 6-0, 215, DE/OL; Josh Rohrbacher, sr., 6-0, 245, DT/OL; Shawn Rogers, sr., 5-11, 245, DT/OL; Alex Tetzloff, sr., 6-2, 220, DE/OL; Connor Mapus, sr., 6-0, 210, LB/OL; Jacob Yaratch, jr., 6-0, 250, DT/OL; Matt Cremean, sr., 5-10, 180, K.
NOTABLES: Perkins had several players make 1st Team SBC Defense, including Doster, Irby, Lewis, and Green. Irby was first-team SBC offense as well. Didion and Rohrbacher received second team honors as well on defense and offense, respectively.
OAK HARBOR
HEAD COACH: Mike May
LAST SEASON: 7-3, 5-2 SBC
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Cliff Biggert, sr., 6-0, 180, TE/LB; Ben Genzman, sr., 5-10, 195, RB/LB; Cobi Brough, sr., 5-9, 175, RB/LB; Aaron Hopkins, sr., 6-3, 240, OL/DL; Cole Weirich, jr., 5-7, 155, WR/DB; Jonathan Frederick, jr., 5-9, 180, RB/LB; Josh Sarahman, sr., 6-3, 180, TE/DB; Jourdan Maguire, jr., 6-0, 175, WR/LB; Vince Szabo, jr., 6-3, 275, OL/DL; T.J. Lawrence, jr., 6-2, 265; Matt Laughlin, sr., 5-9, 195, OL/DL; Alex Heintz, sr., 6-2, 190, OL/DL.
NOTABLES: The Rockets have five lettermen back on the interior line.
Margaretta
HEAD COACH: Andy Zuk (1st year).
20012 RECORD: 3-7 overall, 2-5 Sandusky Bay Conference.
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Dylan Bailey, jr., 6-2, 155, QB/DB; Stephen Freeh, sr., 5-2, 155, WR/DB; Cory Hansen, sr., 5-9, 170, WR/LB; Derek Abbott, jr., 5-11, 195, TB/LB; Caleb Stockmaster, jr., 5-10, 170, WR/FS; Trent Balduff, sr., 5-11, 165, FB/LB; Ryan Green, jr., 5-11, 180, FB/DL; Jude Hacker, jr., 5-7, 160, WR/FS; Maverick Keller, jr., 5-9, 175, WR/LB; Mason Dye, jr., 6-0, 200, FB/LB; Drake Reed, jr., 6-0, 230, OL/DE; Tyler Tucker, jr., 5-9, 180, OL/LB; Steven Johnson, sr., 6-0, 175, OL/DE; Chris Cheek, jr., 6-1, 160, WR/DE; Nick Kelble, sr., 6-0, 280, OL/DL.
NOTABLE: Kelble, Dye and Balduff are all two-year letterwinners for the Polar Bears., who have a roster of 40 players including eight freshmen.
Blanchard Valley Conference
Pandora-Gilboa
HEAD COACH: Carey Arthur (7th year, 39-34)
LAST SEASON: 5-5, 5-4 BVC
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Seth Schmenk, sr., 6-0, 185, QB/SS; Brian Schneck, sr., 5-10, 172, WR/CB; Alex Osborn, sr., 6-3, 195, WR; Jared Tousley, sr., 6-4, 208, OT/DE; Ron Hovest, sr. 6-4, 296, OT/DT; Evan Hovest, sr., 5-8, 175, C; Reed Hovest, sr., 5-10, 167, WR; Jacob Basinger, jr., 5-8, 175, TB/FS; Addison Diller, jr., 5-11, 171, DE; Tyler Boes, jr., 5-11, 203, LB; Garrett Gerdeman, jr., 6-2, 224, OG/LB; Kyle Conine, jr., 6-2, 255, OG/DT.
TOP PROSPECTS: Bradley Walther, jr., WR; Hunter Hovest, soph., WR/CB; Sam Herr, sr., WR/CB; Jacob Wauters, sr., WR/CB.
NOTABLES: Pandora-Gilboa returns its entire offensive line including seniors Jared Tousley and Ron Hovest, who are both two-year letterwinners.
Vanlue
HEAD COACH: Chris Yeater (fourth year, 4-26)
LAST SEASON: 1-9 overall, 1-8 Blanchard Valley Conference
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Colton Huston, sr., 6-1, 160, WR/DB; Nick Hagerty, sr., 6-0, 170, QB/LB; Dominic Crafts, sr., 5-10, 290, G/DT; Brody Hanna, jr., 5-9, 245, C/DT; Logan Desgranges, jr., 6-1, 255, G/DT; Tyler Wingate, jr., 6-0, 191, G/LB; Jason Summers, jr., 5-10, 180, RB/LB.
TOP PROSPECTS: Tyler Caudill, jr., 6-0, 225, T/LB; Austin Hord, jr., 5-10, 160, RB/LB; Gage Parker, jr., 5-10, 150, WR/DB; Andrew Ross, so., 6-1, 185, T/DE.
NOTABLES: Hagerty returns after earning all-BVC honors in 2012. Vanlue has several big players returning on the line in Crafts, Hanna, and Desgranges.
Firelands Conference
Norwalk St. Paul
HEAD COACH: John Livengood (23rd year, 201-60)
LAST SEASON: 7-4, 6-1 Firelands Conferece
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Paul Carson, sr., 6-2, 195, TE/DE; Jesse Gross, sr., 5-11, 175, FB/OLB; Bob Harwood, sr., 6-5, 195, SE/S; Caleb Meyer, sr., 6-0, 195, C/LB; Ryan Reikowski, sr., 6-0, 215, G/DT; Eddie Simon, sr., 6-2, 245, T/DT; Scottie Slauterbeck, sr., 6-1, 195, QB, CB, PK; Andrew Spettel, sr., 5-9, 175, SE/OLB; Matt Starcher, sr., 5-8, 145, WB/CB; Michael Vieta, sr., 6-1, 195, TE/LB; Grant Dilger, jr., 5-8, 145, WB/CB; Wes Fritz, jr., 6-0, 155, WB/CB; Kyle Rospert, jr., 6-0, 185, C/DE; Devin Smith, jr., 5-8, 165, HB/OLB; Matt VanDotingh, jr., 5-9, 215, T/DT; Jaret Nickoli, soph., 5-8, 165, HB/LB; Jacob Ruffing, soph., 5-10, 195, G/DT; Alex Tokarsky, soph., 5-9, 175, G/DE.
TOP PROSPECTS: Derek Douglas, jr., 5-10, 300, T/DT; Conlan Hipp, 6-0, 175, TE/DE; Jordan Mayer, 6-0, 175, TE/DE; Jacob Robles, jr., 6-0, 215, G/DT; Sam Carper, soph., 5-10, 155, QB/S; Jim Easler, soph., 5-9, 155, SE/OLB; Derek Furlong, soph., 6-0, 145, WB/S; Derek Hay, soph., 6-0, 185, TE/LB; Grady Hedrick, soph., 6-1, 185, G/DE; Nate Meyer, 5-8, 165, C/OLB; Logan Moffit, soph., 6-0, 175, G/DE; Brad Smith, soph., 5-8, 165, FB/LB.
NOTABLES: Norwalk St. Paul should again be a force in the Firelands Conference and should compete for another playoff berth, this time in Division VII. The Flyers have four returning first team All-Firelands Conference players and three more who were second team picks.
South Central
HEAD COACH: Aaron Brokaw (2nd year, 3-7)
LAST SEASON: 3-7, 2-5 Firelands Conference
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Justin Button, sr., 6-0, 310, OT/DL; Logan Kinney, sr., 5-8, 195, FB/LB; Joe Rhine, sr., 5-7, 175, DL; Shayson Wilhelm, sr., 6-0, 260, OT/DL; Eli Brown, jr., 6-1, 220, OG/LB; Jacob Carney, jr., 6-0, 175, QB/S; Stephen Goetz, jr., 6-1, 170, WR/CB; Matt Kelsey, jr., 6-0, 175, WR/S; Michael Jenny, jr., 5-11, 185, RB/LB; Nate Buchanon, jr., 5-7, 140, WR/DB; Cameron Conaway, soph., 5-11, 210, RB/LB; John Oney, soph., 5-10, 220, OL.
NOTABLES: Cameron Kenny is back after earning honorable mention All-Firelands Conference honorable mention honors.
Plymouth
HEAD COACH: Mark Genders (6th year)
2012 RECORD: 5-5 overall, 4-3 Firelands Conference.
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS & STARTERS: 12
PLAYERS LOST TO GRADUATION: 13
BASE OFFENSE: Option.
BASE DEFENSE: 4-4
PROBABLE OFFENSIVE STARTERS: Hunter Bailey, jr., 5-10, 150, QB, 2nd team all-FC; Austin Durbin, sr., 5-11, 185, 4-year starter, HM all-FC; Chance Butcher, jr., 5-8, 170, 2-year starters; Devin Ramey, jr., , 5-10, 165, FB; Tyrell Edmiston, jr., 6-3, 210, 3-year starter; John Gillum, sr., 6-2, 160, 2-year starter; Luke Houser, sr., 6-1, 225, LT, 2-year starter; Alex Picklesimer, sr., 5-8, 200, LG; Teddy Arnold, jr., 5-10, 220, C; started last few games in 2012; Jordan Downs, jr., 5-10, 205, C; Brandon Smith, jr., 6-3, 200, RT, 2-year starter.
OTHER OFFENSIVE CONTRIBUTORS: Grant Weltlin, soph., 6-1, 195, RB; Shadd Collins, sr., 5-9, 180, OL; Nathan Weltlin, jr., 6-1, 195, TE.
PROBABLE DEFENSIVE STARTERS: Pickesimer, sr., DE, 2-year starter; Houser, DT; Thomas Bradford, soph., 6-2, 220, DT; Downs & Collins, DE; Durbin, OLB; Ramey, OLB; Butcher, OLB; Grant Weltlin, MLB; Remington Smedley, soph., 6-2, 175, S; Gillum, CB; Cal Reddin, jr., 5-10, 150, CB.
OTHER DEFENSIVE CONTRIBUTORS: Edmiston, CB/DE; Bailey, CB; Smith, DT; Arnold, DT.
NOTABLE: Plymouth has 36 kids on the roster and returns all but one skill position player from 2012. The defense should be very athletic and quick but there is some inexperience. Goal is to win the league title and earn the school’s first-ever playoff berth.
New London
HEAD COACH: Justin Vorhies (2nd year, 6-4)
LAST SEASON: 6-4 overall, 5-2 Firelands Conference
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Taylor Bolling, sr., TE/DE; Wesley Burt Jr., Jr., C/DT; Tanner Green, soph., G/DE; Tucker Green, soph., G/DE; Caleb Logan, sr., T/G/DT; Julian Molnar, Jr., WR/SS; Derek Phillips, jr., RB/MLB/DE; Josh Hamilton, jr., QB/DB; Nate McIntosh, jr., G/T/MLB; Nick Thomas, sr., RB.
TOP PROSPECTS: Garrett Hall, so., T/DT; Taylor Bollin, sr., TE/DE; D.J. Yates, so., WR/DB; Marcus Bess, sr., RB/DB; Tristan Schneiter, jr., T/DT.
NOTABLES: New London is hoping to compete for the Firelands Conference championship in what figures to be a balance year in the league. The Wildcats will have three running backs that they feel comfortable giving the ball to and quarterback Josh Hamilton returns after throwing for 1,192 yards and eight touchdowns last year.