2017 FALL PREVIEWS: SBAAC football


AMERICAN DIVISION

Western Brown Broncos

TEAM RECORD, LEAGUE FINISH IN 2016

3-7 overall, 1-3 in SBAAC American Division, 4th place

HEAD COACH

Don Sizer, 8 years at Western Brown, 16 total

HEAD COACH’S RECORD

52-29 at Western Brown, 89-75 overall

COACHES IN PROGRAM

Wayne Stacy

Steve Swisher

Pierce Burnam

Dave Pelphrey

Rich Cox

Nate Spears

NUMBER OF STARTERS RETURNING

5

TOP PLAYERS

3-Josh Taylor, Jr, DB/QB/WR

14-Wyatt Fischer, Sr, DB/WR

16-Jacob Daniel, Sr, DB/WR

28-Josh Fry, Sr, LB/RB

50-Dylan Mosher, Jr, LB/WR

LEAGUE TITLES

Last title 2015

ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO SAY ABOUT TEAM, SEASON

I like our team’s focus.

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Batavia Bulldogs

TEAM RECORD, LEAGUE FINISH IN 2016

3-7 overall, 4th in SBAAC American Division

HEAD COACH

Scott Donaldson, first year as head, assistant for past three years

HEAD COACH’S RECORD

0-0

COACHES IN PROGRAM

Josh Combs, off coor

Tyler Miller, assistant

Steve Scaggs, assistant

Tim Saylor, assistant

Middle School

Joe Morehead, head coach

Don Hensley, assistant

Ron Ogden, assistant

NUMBER OF STARTERS RETURNING

10

NUMBER OF RETURNING LETTER WINNERS

21

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING

Will Scaggs-QB

Jake Ellington RB

Brandon Brookbank-RB

Dylan Ellington-TE/WLB

Jason Griffin-D

Kody Cook-MLB

kylun Swanson-OT

Nate Martz-OG

Deven Williams-DB

KEY PLAYERS LOST

Graduation Steven Trainor, Blake Albright, Spencer Flugal

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New Richmond Lions

TEAM RECORD, LEAGUE FINISH IN 2016

10-2 overall, 4-0 and champions of the SBAAC American Division

HEAD COACH, YRS COACHING

Patrick Burke, seventh year coaching, first as head coach

HEAD COACH’S RECORD, YRS COACHING SPORT

0-0 at New Richmond

COACHES IN PROGRAM

Pat Burke – HC/Co-Def. Coord./DL Coach

Pat Fagan – Co-Def. Coord./DB Coach

Ben Osborne – Off. Coord./OL Coach

Rick Mahan – Sp. Teams Coord./Safeties Coach

Danny Scholz – LB Coach

Emmanuel Golsby – WR Coach

David Smith – RB Coach

Derek Roedig – QB Coach

Volunteer coaches Tyler Layman, Josh Fite, Greg Hawkins, Dale Golsby.

NUMBER OF STARTERS RETURNING

11

NUMBER OF RETURNING LETTER WINNERS

20

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING

Josh Anderson, 3,263 yards of total offense (2,068 passing, 1,195 rushing) and accounted for 35 touchdowns (20 rushing, 15 passing) with four interceptions on defense last fall as a sophomore, 2nd Team All-Ohio and SBAAC American Offensive Player of the Year

Corey Bozic – 702 yards receiving, 5 TD, Avg, 80 YDPG

TJ Gelter – 837 yds rushing, 5.9 YPC, 12 TD, Avg 70 YDPG

KEY NEWCOMERS

Josh McDonough

Jason Ackerman

KEY PLAYERS LOST

Jacob Cyrus

Peyton Schweickart

Ethan Gundler

Gage Kramer

LEAGUE TITLES

17 league titles, 7 playoff appearances

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Goshen Warriors

TEAM RECORD, LEAGUE FINISH IN 2016

5-5 overall, third in SBAAC National Division

HEAD COACH

Ryan George, 22 years coaching, 7th year as head coach

HEAD COACH’S RECORD

12-18 in Indiana, 13-17 in Ohio

COACHES IN PROGRAM

13

NUMBER OF STARTERS RETURNING

8 on offense

8 on defense

NUMBER OF RETURNING LETTER WINNERS

20

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING

Kyle Proffitt

Jimmy Strunk

Andrew Arnold

Logan Mantz

Sebastian Abshire

Payton Leugers

Jordan Figgs

KEY NEWCOMERS

Hunter Slusher

KEY PLAYERS LOST

Sam Edwards

Johnny Kube

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NATIONAL DIVISION

Bethel-Tate Tigers

TEAM RECORD, LEAGUE FINISH IN 2016

5-5 overall, 3-1 and second in SBAAC National Division

HEAD COACH

Jeff Essig, second year at Bethel-Tate, 13 years overall

HEAD COACH’S RECORD

6-6

COACHES IN PROGRAM

Varsity assistants

Randy Hospelhorn

Cody Wilson

7th/8th grade coaches

Gary Wallace

Norman Darnell

NUMBER OF STARTERS RETURNING

9

KEY PLAYERS

4-Sr. Austin Carter WR/DB

2-Sr. Owen Holtke RB/LB

12-Sr. Chris Wheeler QB

3-Sr. Seth Becker QB/DB (Western Brown High School transfer)

52-Sr. Bradley Lewis OL/DL

LEAGUE TITLES

Last title 2000

ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO SAY ABOUT TEAM, SEASON

We are bringing back a great group of guys who have a lot of varsity experience. Being a small school, many of our guys were asked to contribute on Friday nights early in their high school careers. Many of our starters this year were starters last year and even those who were not “starters” have seen a good amount of playing time on Friday nights.

We have quite a quarterback battle going on this summer. Senior Chris Wheeler (single season passing leader in school history) is 412 yards away from becoming the all-time career passing leader in school history. Senior Seth Becker (Western Brown High School transfer) was second in the city last year with 2,955 yards passing. Sophomore Alex Manz started in 3 games last year and threw for 596 yards. All three have a shot at winning the starting position.

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Fayetteville-Perry Rockets

TEAM RECORD, LEAGUE FINISH IN 2016

6-4 overall, 1st place in Ohio Valley Athletic League

HEAD COACH

Kevin Finch, 4th season as head coach at FPHS, 23rd season overall

HEAD COACH’S RECORD

18-11 record at Fayetteville

COACHES IN PROGRAM

Anthony Joseph

Dave Wolfer

Don Wolfer

Ryan Briggs

Duane Early

Timmy Crone

NUMBER OF STARTERS RETURNING

6

NUMBER OF RETURNING LETTER WINNERS

8

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING

Luke Wiederhold QB 1 year varsity starter, 10-30 passing 347 yards 3 TD 2 INT

Dakota Fehring All-OVAL punter

Seth Allen RB/LB 14-99 rush, 9 tackles 1 int

Mark Wolfer LB 20 tackles, 2 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery

Chase Lockwood 32 Tackles 2 Int 25 Int return yards, 2 KOR TDs

Nate Fisher 26-88 rush, 62 Tackles

Nate Tipis 13 Tackles

KEY NEWCOMERS

Dalton Novak OL/DL

Logan Stannus F/S, WR

Hunter Jester LB/RB

Bowen Doane WR

Max Dickey

KEY PLAYERS LOST

Graduated: Chase Jester RB/DB 4 year starter 234-1743 rush, 24 TD 49 tackles, 1 Int

Graduated: Tyler Kingus WR/DB 4 year starter, 49 tackles 2 Int, 18-118 rush, SWOFCA All Star game

Graduated Garhett Thompson: 3 year starter OL/DL, All League/City/District, SWOFCA All-Star game

Graduated: Andy Smith: 3 year starter OL/DL 53 tackles, 3 sacks, 5 TFLs

Graduated Tay Call: 3 year starter OL/DL 32 tackles

Graduated Skylar Minton 4 year starter, 36 tackles, 2 sacks, 4 TFLs, 1 Safety, 1 Int

LEAGUE TITLES

2 OVAL championships

ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO SAY ABOUT TEAM, SEASON

There are a lot of spots to be earned on the team this year but the players have been working hard together as a team and the leadership has been strong so far. What we are losing in size we are gaining in speed this year.

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Williamsburg Wildcats

TEAM RECORD, LEAGUE FINISH IN 2016

4-6 overall, third in SBAAC National Division

HEAD COACH

Scott Lefker, ninth year coaching

HEAD COACH’S RECORD

47-35 in 8 years

COACHES IN PROGRAM

Chad Ward, offensive coordinator

Tommy Lefker, JV coach

Adam Chase, assistant

Brandon Dean, assistant

Tim Wood, assistant

Tim Pickrell, assistant

NUMBER OF STARTERS RETURNING

5

NUMBER OF RETURNING LETTER WINNERS

7

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING

Wyatt Lefker

Cameron Hart

Brian Stears

Joseph Stillwell

KEY NEWCOMERS

Michael Norris

Loghan Kelley

Jarrett Thatcher

PREDICTED DIVISION FINISH

Last in SBAAC National Division

LEAGUE TITLES

12 in SBAAC

ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO SAY ABOUT TEAM, SEASON

We are very young, at least 8 sophomores will be playing varsity. Our senior class is small with only 5 seniors and 6 juniors.

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The 2017 Western Brown High School football team.
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