Coach: Joe Stevens
The Rams took their lumps last fall but there are big expectations this fall in Mineral Ridge. Stevens, who went 9-11 as Ridge's coach from 2001-02, takes over a team that returns 21 letterwinners, including eight starters on each side of the ball. Senior Kyle Skiba (815 yards) and Dan Skiba (658 yards and fresh off a state long jump title) return in the backfield, and two-year letterwinner Mike Dominic leads a talented and experienced group of ends. Ridge will also be strong up front on both sides of the ball. The Rams are looking to contend for the league crown and a playoff berth and there's reason to believe both goals are possible.