2006 Record: 7-4
Trotwood snuck in the 2006 Division II, Region 8 playoff bracket with the No. 8 seed, barely edging out Dayton Colonel White for the final spot. The Rams finished 7-4 including a 35-12 first-round loss to top-seeded Trenton Edgewood. However, with their entire nucleus returning – including some of the best talent in the state – this could be the year that the Rams advance very far in the postseason.
Head coach Maurice Douglass is a former NFL player with the Chicago Bears. He likes his team, but isn’t jumping to any conclusions.
“We have talent, but we need to mold that talent to the point where we consistently win,” Douglass said.
Trotwood is led by arguably the state’s best quarterback in Domonick Britt (6-5, 190, Sr.) who is a University of Cincinnati commitment. Last year he threw for 2,889 yards and 21 TDs, and added 1,039 rushing yards. If Britt continues to improve, the Rams offense will be very difficult to stop because he can hurt defenses in so many ways.
But Britt is only one of many D-I college prospects on Trotwood’s roster. Tight end Brandon Moore (6-6, 230, Sr.) is ranked as one of the top 10 prospects in the state by Ohio High and is a Michigan verbal. Linebacker Jamiihr Williams (6-2, 230, Sr.) will lead the defense and he is ranked as a top 15 prospect by Ohio High. Wide receiver Roy Roundtree (6-2, 175, Sr.) had 43 catches for 726 yards last year and returns as Britt’s top target.
And if that wasn’t enough, the Rams got more good news when running back Michael Shaw (5-11, 185, Sr.) decided to transfer from Kettering Alter. Shaw has tremendous speed and helped lead Alter to the D-III title game last season. Chances are good Britt won’t lead the team in rushing once again. That honor will go to Shaw.
Other players to watch are DE Isaac Washington (6-2, 240, Sr.), DT Corey Holt (6-3, 265, Sr.) and SS Dominique Sams (6-2, 210, Sr.).
The schedule is challenging with three Division I teams (a much-improved Beavercreek team, Troy and Northmont), the defending D-II state champs (Piqua) and an opener on the road against another 2006 D-II playoff team (Marion-Franklin).
|8/24/2007||@ Columbus Marion Franklin||II|
|9/8/2007||A.B.Lucas Secondary School (ON)||–|
|9/14/2007||@ West Carrollton||II|
|10/19/2007||@ Clayton Northmont||I|