Tuesday, July 31, 2012
PIQUA INDIANS / GWOC NORTH
D-II; Region 8
Head coach: Bill Nees, 156-57 record, all at Piqua; D-II state championship in 2006; D-II state runner-up in 2000.
2011 record: 2-2 GWOC North; 6-4 overall.
Mike Haney, 6-5, 257, DE.
Soloman Carnes, 6-2, 241, DE; All-GWOC North.
Justice Young, 6-2, 187, QB.
Austin Covault, 6-2, 201, OLB.
Nate Wise, 6-3, 258, OL.
Notable: For the first time in a long time Piqua and archrival Troy will play in the final game of the regular season. The Indians will host the Trojans in Week 10.
Fri., Aug. 24: Elida
Fri., Aug. 31: at Kings
Fri., Sept. 7: at Lima Senior
Fri., Sept. 14: Beavercreek
Fri., Sept. 21: at Springboro
Fri., Sept. 28: Trotwood-Madison
Fri., Oct. 5: at Sidney
Fri., Oct. 12: Greenville
Fri., Oct. 19: at Vandalia Butler
Fri., Oct. 26: TroyTweet
FRANKLIN WILDCATS / SWBL SOUTHWESTERN
D-II; Region 8
Head coach: Rodney Roberts; 16 seasons as head coach, also at Springboro and Carlisle. 90-78 career record; 7th season at Franklin (36-26).
Assistant coaches: Steve Woods, Josh Wulff, Mark Wolfinbarger, Joe Lewis, Rick Thompson, Tom Parker, Brad Childers, Tom Adams, Frank Russell, Mark Mullins.
2011 record: 5-1 SWBL; 9-2 overall.
2011 highlights: SWBL Southwest Division champions; Region 8 playoffs; first home playoff game in school history; 7th time in postseason.
Chris Hymer, 5-10, 180, sr., RB; 167 carries, 975 yards, 14 TDs.
Connor Stickelman, 6-2, 180, sr., WR; 23 catches, 216 yards, 1 TD.
Nate Woods, 5-11, 185, sr., LB; 72 solo tackles, 68 assists, 11 tackles for loss, 2 INTs, 6 sacks.
Kelly LeForce, 6-0, 210, sr., LB; 35 solo tackles, 60 assists; 4 INTs, 2 fumble recoveries.
Caleb Miller, 5-11, 185, sr., DB; 23 solo tackles, 37 assists; 3 INTs.
Luke Kennard, 6-5, 185, so., QB.
Jake Riddell, 5-9, 155, so., WR/RB.
Chase Henderson, 6-3, 270, jr., OL.
Notable: Return 13 starters (6 Off / 7 Def). A very talented sophomore and junior class to mix with a battle tested senior group will give the Wildcats a chance at success again.
League favorite(s): Franklin, Eaton, and Bellbrook.
Fri., Aug. 24: Carlisle
Fri., Aug. 31: West Carrollton
Fri., Sept. 7: at Miamisburg
Fri., Sept. 14: Monroe
Fri., Sept. 21: at Bellbrook
Fri., Sept. 28: at Madison
Fri., Oct. 5: Valley View
Fri., Oct. 12: at Eaton
Fri., Oct. 19: at Brookville
Fri., Oct. 26: OakwoodTweet
The following is a release:
COLUMBUS - Mark Hughes, Director of Athletics and Student Activities at Oakwood High School, has returned to the Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors for a second year during the 2012-13 school year. The first board meeting is Thursday in Columbus.
The OHSAA is the governing body of high school sports in Ohio. It is a voluntary, non-profit organization which governs 826 high schools and 778 middle schools, which amounts to over 350,000 students.
Hughes graduated from Gahanna Lincoln High School in 1978. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in 1982, and a Master of Education degree in sports administration from Ashland University in 1987.
He began his teaching career at Willard High School in 1982. While there, he coached golf and baseball. In 1985, he returned to Gahanna Lincoln as a high school teacher, assistant athletic administrator and softball coach, and he was named the school’s athletic administrator in 1990. He earned his Certified Athletic Administrators (CAA) certification in 1994.
In 1995, Hughes became the director of athletics and student activities at Oakwood High School in Dayton. He is a member of the Southwest Ohio Athletic Administrators Association (SWOADA), the Ohio Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (OIAAA) and the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA). He was elected to the OHSAA’s Southwest District Athletic Board in 2006 and was reelected in 2008, serving as that board’s president during the 2008-09 school year. This is his first term on the OHSAA Board of Directors.
Mark and his wife Betty reside in Oakwood with their two children, Maya, 20, a junior at The Ohio State University, and Mason, 18, a freshman at The Ohio State University.Tweet
XENIA BUCCANEERS / GWOC SOUTH
D-I; Region 4
Head coach: Bob DeLong; 4th year at Xenia 9-21; overall record 94-70 (3 league titles, 2 trips to playoffs, 2001 Regional runner-up).
Assistant coaches: Matt Bartley, Rex Plymale, Tony Grear, Cedric Tolbert jr., Joe Swanson, Javon Richardson, Sean Schooley, Corey Burnette, Cedric Tolbert sr., Bill Dawson.
2011 record: 2-2 conference, 3-7 overall.
2011 highlights: The Bucs played the best teams on their schedule tough last year but couldn’t execute for 4 quarters. The offense passed for over 1,600 yards but struggled to run the ball at times. The best performance of the season was a win at Lebanon.
Tyler Lee, 6-3, 175, sr., WR/DB; has scholarship offers, 18 catches and 2 TD’s in ’11.
David Roberts, 6-3, 195; QB/DB; a D-I prospect as a wideout; will play QB in 2012; a dual threat QB; played 2 ways as a junior in the running back position.
Mitchell Larson, 5-9, 180, sr., LB; short in stature but more than makes up for it in speed and aggression. Leading tackler in all of the GWOC in 2011 (163).
Zane Moore, 6-0, 175, sr., WR/DB; caught 16 passes in ’11; has great hands and will play both ways.
Tyler Baker, 6-3, 270, sr., C; will anchor the offensive line. He has gained great strength and should play even better in ’12.
Tyler Campbell, 6-1, 275, jr., DT.
Tyler Steward, 6-2, 275, jr., DT.
Brandon Day, 5-9, 225, sr., DT
Korey Stills, 5-10, 170, jr., WR/DB ran 4.59 at OSU and Wisconsin. 42 inch vertical jump.
Avondre Jackson, 6-0, 175, jr., RB.
BoBo Jones, 6-2, 175, so., RB.
Dominique Tucker, 6-2, 190, sr., WR; coming from basketball; has great hands.
Derek Hudson, 6-0, 200, sr., RB; very good at times at the end of last season; physical runner.
Tony Echols, 5-9, 140, RB/DB. Pound for pound strongest on the team.
Ty Burden, 5-10, 180, LB.
Dillon Arnette, 5-10, 170, DB.
Coaches comments: Steward and Day paid their dues last year, I look for a big year from them in ’12. This is year four of the new way of doing things and I look for more success. These kids have worked harder in the off-season than any team in my 8 years here in Xenia. They have earned the right to expect to win. With 25 kids who can deadlift 400 or more pounds they are stronger. Kicking should be strong. The key for us will be the play of our offensive and defensive lines.
League favorite(s): I think the GWOC South will be very competitive again. Last year we beat one of the best teams and let some other games get away. I think we can expect to be in the mix.
Fri., Aug. 24: at Carroll
Fri., Aug. 31: Bellbrook
Fri., Sept. 7: at Troy
Fri., Sept. 14: Wayne
Fri., Sept. 21: at Springfield
Fri., Sept. 28: Lebanon
Fri., Oct. 5: at Miamisburg
Fri., Oct. 12: West Carrollton
Fri., Oct. 19: at Springboro
Fri., Oct. 26: FairbornTweet