Friday, July 27, 2012
ROSS RAMS / SOUTHWEST OHIO CONFERENCE
D-II, Region 8
Head coach: Brian Butts, 6 years at Ross, 35-27 record; FAVC champions 2011 and ‘09. Playoffs 2011, 2009. Three straight winning seasons.
Assistant coaches: Brian Sawyers, Dick Ballard, Mark Hafner, Kenyon Commins, Roger Osborne, Kevin Hutson, Doug Carlberg.
2011 record: 4-1 FAVC Scarlet, 8-3 overall.
2011 highlights: FAVC co-champs with Mt. Healthy and Northwest, all at 4-1. Was beaten 53-7 at eventual D-II unbeaten state champ Trotwood-Madison in first round of the playoffs.
Frank Heimkreite, 6-3, 230, sr., TE/DT; 1st Team All-FAVC, 1st Team All Area, 1st Team Cincinnati, 1st Team SW Ohio, Honorable Mention All Ohio. 60 Tackles, 7.5 sacks.
Gus Madden, 6-4, 215, sr., WR/OLB; 2nd Team All-FAVC, 2nd Team All Area, 2nd Team Cincinnati, Honorable Mention SW Ohio. 57 Tackles, 10 sacks, 12 receptions for 131 yards.
Brandon Fernandez, 6-0, 170, sr., WR/DB; 2nd Team All-FAVC, 2nd Team All Area. 81 Tackles, 4 interceptions for 186 yards and 1 Touchdown.
Joseph Jones, 5-10, 165, sr., RB/DB; 2nd Team All-FAVC, Honorable Mention All Area. 79 Tackles.
Gavin Peacock, 6-6, 285, jr., OL; 2nd Team All-FAVC, Honorable Mention All Area, Honorable Mention SW Ohio.
Blake Ballard, 5-9, 160, jr., QB.
Alex Scalia, 6-3, 280, sr., OL.
Simon Stepaniak, 6-4, 275, so., OL.
Curtis New, 6-3, 260, so., OL.
Shane Naegele, 5-11, 150, jr., WR.
Jeff Engel, 5-11, 160, sr., DB.
Heath Coppenger, 6-0, 240, sr., C.
Adam Harris, 5-11, 205, jr., FB/DT.
Brady Johnson, 5-10, 170, sr., FB.
Notable: Other returning starters are Andrew Dunn - Junior Tailback 5’ 9 170lbs, Tyler Bridwell - Junior Offensive Guard, Defensive Tackle 6’ 4 215lbs, Luke Hannon - Junior Linebacker 6’ 2 215lbs, Quinton Couch - Senior Linebacker 6’ 3 205lbs, Drew Chase - Junior Outside Linebacker 5’ 9 180lbs. We have most of the starting defense returning. The defense was at the top of almost every category in the FAVC last year.
With the FAVC folding, Ross moves into the new SWOC.
League favorite(s): Northwest, The league will be a six-team race with Ross, Harrison, Edgewood, Mt Healthy, Northwest and Wilmington all capable of winning the SWOC.
League player(s) to watch: Chad Heineman - Edgewood Offensive Line Senior; Eric Pringle - Mt Healthy Defensive Back; Cory Roberson - Northwest Quarterback; Dequan Render -; Northwest Defensive Back; Rasheen Jones - Northwest Linebacker; Truman Guptafel -; Harrison Defensive End; Colt Briggs - Wilmington Defensive End.
Fri., Aug. 24: Goshen
Fri., Aug. 31: at Monroe
Fri., Sept. 7: Zanesville
Fri., Sept. 14: at Northwest
Fri., Sept. 21: Edgewood
Fri., Sept. 28: at Mount Healthy
Fri., Oct. 5: Wilmington
Fri., Oct. 12: Harrison
Fri., Oct. 19: at Little Miami
Fri., Oct. 26: at TalawandaTweet
DAYTON CHRISTIAN WARRIORS / INDEPENDENT
D-V; Region 20
Head coach: David “Doc” Amlin; first year as head coach; swaps places with former head coach Rick Bostater, who now is an assistant. Amlin was Troy Christian’s head coach from 2003-05 and also was an assistant at Vandalia Butler, Carroll and CJ.
Assistant coaches: Don Hamilton, Tim Lox, Zach Vargo, Russ Rahn, Rick Bostater, Billy Anglin, Eric DiMario, Doug Porter, Leo Bray.
2011 record: 3-1 Metro Buckeye Conference; 9-1 overall.
2011 highlights: School records for least points allowed, most forced turnovers, most points on defense. That was the second straight season DC posted a winning record, the only in program history.
Tanner Wall, 6-1, 180, sr., QB.
Garrett Hamilton, 6-0, 205, sr., OL/LB.
Adam Jackson, 6-0, 275, sr., OL/DL.
Heath Harding, 5-10, 170, sr., RB/DB; 106 carries for 1,138 yards rushing (10.7 average) and 23 TDs.
Joel Turner, 6-1, 170, sr., WR/DB.
Connor Carr, 5-11, 190, sr., RB/DL.
Key newcomers: Nate Jackson, Brandon Williams, Tony Dingess, Andrew Zimmer.
Fri., Aug. 24: Greeneview
Fri., Aug. 31: at Preble Shawnee
Fri., Sept. 7: at Cin. Christian
Fri., Sept. 14: Ponitz Tech
Fri., Sept. 21: at Fairfield Christian
Fri., Sept. 28: at Jefferson
Fri., Oct. 5: Upper Scioto Valley at Troy Christian
Fri., Oct. 12: Meadowdale
Thu., Oct. 18: Belmont at Welcome Stadium
Fri., Oct. 26: Waynesfield-GoshenTweet
CHAMINADE JULIENNE EAGLES / GCL NORTH
D-IV; REGION 16
Head coach: Marcus Colvin; 2nd year; 9-4 career record.
Assistant coaches: Nathan Hyatt, Brad Kassner, Jerry Puckett, Tyler Koch, John Zaidain, Bob Young, Dan Kosak, Darrell Howard, Zac Kauth, Jeremy Valentine, Jesse Ward.
2011 record: 6-1 GCL North; 9-4 overall.
2011 highlights: Region 16 runner-up; defeated No. 1 Waynesville in regional semifinal.
Darrien Howard, 6-2, 245, sr., FB/LB; 1st-team All-Ohio, SW District Defensive Player of the Year, 4-year starter, verbally committed to West Virginia.
Brandon Payne, 5-10, 215, sr., RB; 1st-team All-GCL; 1st-team All-SW District.
Ja’mel Sanders, 6-1, 195, sr., RB/LB; 1st-team All-GCL; 2nd-team All-SW District.
Zach Poelking, 5-11, 240, sr., C/DT; 2nd-team All-GCL; 3-year starter.
Wes Lumpkin, 5-8, 165, sr., WR/DB.
Chris Darden, 5-10, 215, sr., OL//DE; 2nd-team All-GCL.
Kris Lampkin, 6-1, 225, sr., OT/LB; 2nd-team All-GCL.
Niles Isaac, jr., RB.
Seth Kosak, jr., QB.
Jacob Harrison, fr., QB.
Sam Stidham, so., OL/DL.
Tyler Traylor, fr., WR.
League favorite(s): CJ, Fenwick, Alter, Carroll.
League player(s) to watch: Malik Zaire (Alter); Leo Haeni (Fenwick).
Fri., Aug. 24: at Troy
Fri., Aug. 31: Thurgood Marshall at Welcome Stadium
Fri., Sept. 7: Meadowdale at West Carrollton J.H.
Fri., Sept. 14: Cin. Purcell Marian at West Carrollton J.H.
Fri., Sept. 21: at Cin. Roger Bacon
Fri., Sept. 28: Cin. McNicholas at West Carrollton J.H.
Fri., Oct. 5: at Badin
Fri., Oct. 12: at Franklin
Fri., Oct. 19: vs. Carroll at TBA
Fri., Oct. 26: vs. Alter at CentervilleTweet