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DISTRICT TEAMS AT A GLANCE



Published: Thu, August 23, 2001 @ 12:00 a.m.



BEAVER LOCAL

Head coach: Rich Wright, 4th year (22-10).

2000 record: 10-1.

Key losses: Jamin Pastore (QB).

Returning lettermen (15): Jordan Williams (5-11, 200, Jr., TB/WLB); Jared Williams (5-11, 205, Jr., FB/SLB); Derek Smith (6-5, 190, Jr., QB); Jake Robinson (6-0, 190, Soph., QB-TB/SS); Jeremy Shaw (5-10, 170, Jr., TB/MLB); Adam Hoppel (6-0, 230, So., FB/DE); Josh Hendricks (6-2, 180, Jr., TE/DE); Tyler Fox (5-8, 170, Jr., SE/DB); Mike Ronshausen (5-10, 160, Sr., SE/CB); Dave Johnson (6-0, 275, Sr., OG/DT); Brian Rudibaugh (6-4, 200, Sr., OT); Ryan Holden (5-10, 200, Sr., OT); Nick Griffen (6-2, 285, So., OG/DT); Bill Beebout (6-1, 195, Jr., OT/DE); Matt Diffenderfer (5-11, 160, Sr., FS).

Promising newcomers: Matt Vujaklya (6-2, 175, Soph., WB/FS); Brett Mauer (6-0, 190, Soph., TB/SLB); Trevor Campbell (5-10, 185, So., FB/MLB); Dustin Bach (5-8, 170, Jr., FB); Bob Roush (5-6, 160, Sr., TB); Shawn Crane (6-3, 230, So., TE); Derek Poppleriter (6-1, 190, Jr., TE); Dave Kinsey (6-1, 175, Jr., SE); Josh Pastore (5-8, 150, So., WB/CB); Wyle Bates (5-10, 230, Jr., OG/DT); Jordan Maple (6-4, 335, Sr., OT); Andy Shingleton (5-9, 215, So., OG/DT); Travis Taylor (5-10, 180, Jr., OT); Nick Zirillo (5-10, 230, Jr., OT); Blake Shawke (6-1, 210, So., SLB); James Prokop (5-7, 150, Sr., SS).

Outlook: The Beavers will have to overcome the loss of 17 seniors who helped raise the level of expectation within the program. The 2001 team will be young but deep and athletic. Wright looks for the first four games of the season -- against Lisbon, Salem, Rayen and East Liverpool -- to be key.

Schedule:

Aug. 24 -- Lisbon7:30

Aug. 31 -- Salem7:30

Sept. 8 -- Rayen7:30

Sept. 14 -- East Liverpool7:30

Sept. 21 -- at Harrison Central7:30

Sept. 28 -- at Weirton, W.Va.7:30

Oct. 5 -- at Oak Glen, W.Va.7:30

Oct. 12 -- St. Thomas Aquinas (Canton Central Catholic Stadium)7:30

Oct. 19 -- Wellsville7:30

Oct. 26 -- Edison7:30

CAMPBELL MEMORIAL

Head coach: John Ryan, 2nd year.

2000 record: 1-9.

Returning lettermen (16): Anthony Wright (6-4, 309, Sr., OL/DL); Mike Harden (6-3, 215, Sr., RB/DE); Albert Holland (5-10, 160, Sr., RB/DB); Aaron Dobich (6-1, 205, Sr., C/DE); Nick Vansuch (5-11, 190, Jr., RB/LB); Ali Awad (6-1, 170, Sr., WR); Adam Antalocy (6-1, 195, Jr., TE/DB); Rick Quinn (5-11, 150, So., QB/P-K); Terrel Harris (6-1, 180, Sr., WR/DB); Mohamed Awad (6-4, 210, Sr., QB/DB); C.J. Johnson (5-9, 150, So., WR/DB); Mark Such (6-1, 225, So., OL/LB); Jeff Budrovic (5-11, 200, Jr., OL/DL); Dan Stucky (5-10, 175, So., OL/LB); Mike Fabrizio (6-2, 295, Sr., OL/DL); Josh Bascom (6-0, 200, Jr., OL/DL).

Outlook: Skill position players as well as a strong defense up front should help the Red Devils erase some memories of their 2000 season.

Schedule:

Aug. 24 -- at Howland7:30

Aug. 31 -- Struthers7:30

Sept. 8 -- at Kennedy Catholic1

Sept. 14 -- Chaney7:30

Sept. 21 -- Black River7:30

Sept. 29 -- at Mercyhurst, Pa.1

Oct. 6 -- Marion Catholic2

Oct. 12 -- at Newark Catholic7:30

Oct. 19 -- Warren JFK (Mollenkopf)7:30

Oct. 26 -- at Sharpsville7:30

EAST LIVERPOOL

Head coach: Bob Thayer (69-26).

2000 record: 7-3.

Key losses: Twenty seniors, including Sean Yanni (QB).

Returning lettermen (6): Zack Williams (6-1, 285, Sr., OG/DT); Chris Gill (6-3, 280, Sr., OT/DT); Brian Davis (6-2, 260, Jr., OT/DT); Brett Green (6-2, 180, Sr., WR/DB); Matt Skrinjar (5-11, 180, Jr., QB/DB); Antoine Stephenson (5-7, 160, Sr., RB/DB).

Outlook: The Potters will have to deal with youth this season. Coach Thayer likes the potential in which the offensive line has shown.

Schedule:

Aug. 25 -- Mooney (YSU)7:30

Aug. 31 -- Oak Glen, W.Va.7:30

Sept. 7 -- at Salem7:30

Sept. 14 -- at Beaver Local7:30

Sept. 21 -- Rayland Buckeye7:30

Sept. 28 -- Rayen7:30

Oct. 5 -- Richmond Edison7:30

Oct. 12 -- Boardman7:30

Oct. 19 -- at Steubenville7:30

Oct. 26 -- Indian Creek7:30

SOUTHEAST

Head coach: Mike Elder, 1st year (6-4 at Indian Valley).

2000 record: 3-7, 1-3 Portage County League.

Key losses: The Pirates lose just six seniors off last year's team.

Returning lettermen (20): Nathan Abbe (5-8, 180, Jr., RB/LB); Josh Berkley (5-11, 155, Jr., RB/DB); Josh Herndon (5-7, 180, Jr., QB/DB); Jason Ruggles (5-11, 215, Jr., OL/LB); Jack Walden (5-6, 150, Jr., WR/DB); John Capitoni (5-11, 200, Sr., OL/DE); Kris Ciganik (6-2, 215, Sr., OL/DE); Ryan Davis (6-2, 225, Sr., TE/DE); Curtis Dorn (6-2, 208, Sr., OL/DL); Chris Dorris (5-8, 150, Sr., WR/DB); Tyler Faust (5-9, 204, Sr., OL/DL); Luke Kehres (6-0, 165, Sr., WR/DB); Chris Knopick (6-1, 240, Sr., OL/DL); Brett Linzey (5-11, 180, Sr., RB/LB); Randy Mason (5-4, 170, Sr., RB/LB); Jacob Massacci (6-0, 170, Sr., WR/LB); Kevin Mika (5-11, 180, Sr., TE/LB); Jacob Neikirk (6-1, 270, Sr., OL/DL); Travis Root (5-9, 180, Sr., QB/LB); Jacob Sayre (5-9, 170, Sr., OL/DE).

Promising newcomers: Joe Ruggles (5-10, 280, Sr., OL/DL), Aaron Pettigrew (6-1, 160, Sr., WR/DB), Tyler Faust (5-9, 204, Sr., OL/DL), Doug Pringle (6-0, 210, Jr., OL/DL), Matt Hartung (5-9, 135, Jr., WR/DB), Brad Donovan (6-0, 163, Jr., TE/DB), Brad Lanham (6-3, 217, So., OL/DE).

Outlook: With 20 seniors, the Pirates bring an experienced group into the new season in an attempt to erase a 4-16 record in the past two years.

Schedule:

Aug. 24 -- West Branch7:30

Aug. 31 -- at Ravenna7:30

Sept. 7 -- at Field7:30

Sept. 14 -- Garrettsville7:30

Sept. 21 -- at Rootstown7:30

Sept. 28 -- Waterloo7:30

Oct. 5 -- at Streetsboro7:30

Oct. 12 -- Crestwood7:30

Oct. 19 -- at Mogadore7:30

Oct. 26 -- Windham7:30

SOUTHINGTON

Head coach: William Ledsome Jr., 4th year (17-13)

2000 record: 7-3, 4-1 East Suburban Conference.

Key losses: Chad Sylvester (RB/DE); Derek McIntosh (OT/DT); Mike Young (TB/CB).

Returning lettermen (11): Josh Petty (5-10, 180, Sr., OG/DT); Steve Sylvester (6-1, 215, Jr., OT/MLB); Bill Badanjek (5-9, 300, Sr., C/DT); Tim Grimm (5-9, 180, Sr., TB/LB); Paul Weaver (5-10, 170, Sr., WR/DE); Max Slater (6-2, 180, Jr., TE/LB); Kyle Andreatta (6-1, 190, Jr., FB/LB); Thad James (5-9, 170, So., WB/CB); Eric Elmore (5-10, 190, So., OT/DT); Kevin Swiger (6-0, 175, So., QB/S); Tom Plock (6-1, 185, Sr., TE/DE).

Promising newcomers: Nick Fieldhouse (5-11, 175, Jr., TB/OLB); Brian Sabo (5-7, 160, Jr., K/WR/S); Tim Dobbins (5-10, 180, Jr., OT/DT).

Outlook: Although the Wildcats return six lettermen on offense and seven on defense, youth -- and a lack of depth -- still might be a factor. They should thrive on their quickness.

Schedule:

Aug. 25 -- Windham1

Aug. 31 -- at Sebring7:30

Sept. 7 -- at Sandy Valley7:30

Sept. 15 -- Columbus Crusaders2

Sept. 21 -- at Toronto7:30

Sept. 29 -- Lutheran East1

Oct. 6 -- Fairport Harbor1

Oct. 13 -- at Weirton, W.Va., Madonna7:30

Oct. 19 -- at Ledgemont7:30

Oct. 26 -- at Ashtabula Sts. John & amp; Paul7:30

WARREN JFK

Head coach: Tony Napolet, 13th year (98-44-2 at JFK; 133-68-3 in 18-year career).

2000 record: 3-7.

Returning lettermen (17): Chris Canann (5-11, 270, Sr., OL/DL); Josh Cayson (5-11, 150, Sr., RB/DB); Jason Davis (6-2, 250, Sr., OL/DL); Justin Eschman (5-10, 195, Sr., RB/DB); Donny Fox (5-8, 185, Sr., RB/ILB); Gary Gerba (6-0, 185, Sr., WR/ILB); Ken Gilbert (6-2, 165, Sr., OL/DL); Dan Groff (5-10, 165, Jr., WR/DB); Paul Lepro (5-11, 230, Sr., OL/DL); Harry Nidel (5-10, 185, Sr., OL/DL); Jared Poweski (6-1, 185, Sr., OL/DL); Mike Reese (6-1, 155, Sr., WR/DB); Alex Senk (5-11, 180, Jr., QB/DB); Chris Williams (5-8, 155, Sr., WR/DB); Joe Burkey (5-9, 185, Jr., RB/ILB); Matt Karl (6-1, 165, Jr., WR/DB); Chad Stevenson (6-0, 205, Jr., RB/DB).

Outlook: The Eagles have a lot to look forward to. They have a talented senior class, in addition to 17 lettermen who received starting time on one side of the ball. The offensive skill positions, the defense and the kicking game should be sound. Finding depth at quarterback and on the lines will be the challenge.

Schedule:

Aug. 24 -- at Newton Falls7:30

Aug. 31 -- Champion (Mollenkopf)7:30

Sept. 7 -- at Girard7:30

Sept. 14 -- Kennedy Catholic (Mollenkopf)7:30

Sept. 21 -- at Medina Buckeye7:30

Sept. 28 -- Paines. Riverside (Mollenkopf)7:30

Oct. 5 -- at Geneva7:30

Oct. 12 -- Steubenville Cath. (Mollenkopf)7:30

Oct. 19 -- Campbell Memorial (Mollenkopf)7:30

Oct. 26 -- at Howland7:30

WEST BRANCH

Head coach: Jim Laut, 37th year (204-102).

2000 record: 7-4, 5-2 Northeastern Buckeye Conference.

Returning lettermen (16): Matt Martig (6-0, 190, Sr., TE/FS); Drew Romigh (6-0, 175, Sr., WR/DB); John Phillips (6-1, 190, Sr., WR/DB); Josh Scott (5-11, 185, Sr., QB/DB); Don Close (5-8, 165, Sr., QB/DB); Tom Hinton (6-1, 201, Sr., RB/LB); Phillip Truitt (6-1, 195, Sr., TE/LB); Craig Bates (6-3, 217, Sr., OT/DE); Ben Rycraft (6-2, 210, Sr., OG/DE); Shane Rohaley (5-10, 165, Jr., WR/DB); Levi Stryffeler (5-11, 170, Jr., TE/LB); Eric Crawford (5-10, 165, Jr., RB/LB); Josh Davis (5-9, 165, Jr., RB/DB); Robert Stull (6-0, 225, Jr., RB/DE); Sam Jones (6-5, 245, Jr., T/DE); Kyle Sands (6-0, 205, Jr., G/DE).

Promising newcomers: Jeff Martin (5-10, 222, Sr., OG/DT); Derek Votaw (6-1, 203, Sr., C/LB); Tim Esterle (6-0, 170, Sr., TE/DB); Corey Wonner (6-0, 160, Jr., WR/DB); Adam Cutlip (5-7, 175, Jr., RB/LB); Seth Sharp (6-3, 231, Jr., G/OLB); Drew Newhart (6-0, 190, Jr., G/LB); Gary Smith (6-3, 255, Jr., T/DT); Mark Worley (5-10, 159, Jr., WR/DB); Sean Edie (6-2, 239, Jr., T/DE); Matt Campbell (5-11, 168, Jr., WR/DB); Andrew Barker (6-0, 170, Jr., K); Tyler Jordan (6-0, 185, Jr., G/DT).

Outlook: The Warriors return all of their starters at the skilled postions, with the exception of quarterback, and they have six defensive starters back, giving them an experienced group to build on.

Schedule:

Aug. 24 -- at Southeast7:30

Aug. 31 -- Rayen7:30

Sept. 7 -- Marlington7:30

Sept. 14 -- Carrollton7:30

Sept. 21 -- at Akron Springfield7:30

Sept. 28 -- Louisville7:30

Oct. 5 -- at Canton South7:30

Oct. 12 -- Minerva7:30

Oct. 19 -- at Canal Fulton Northwest7:30

Oct. 26 -- Salem7:30




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