Edgewood boasts 15 starters back from ’06 playoff team

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Trenton Edgewood Cougars

Trenton Edgewood was the top seed in the Division II, Region 8 playoff bracket last year and advanced to the second round. This year, head coach Steve Channell welcomes back 15 starters (7 offense, 8 defense) led by running back John Elder (5-8, 170, Sr.) who rushed for 1,400 yards and 26 touchdowns last year.


2006 Record: 9-2

Trenton Edgewood was the top seed in the Division II, Region 8 playoff bracket last year and advanced to the second round.  

This year, head coach Steve Channell welcomes back 15 starters (7 offense, 8 defense) led by running back John Elder (5-8, 170, Sr.) who rushed for 1,400 yards and 26 touchdowns last year. Elder is just 600 yards shy of becoming the school’s all-time leading rusher and he is a workhorse.  

“He’s a tough ball-carrier and of course we’re going to give him the ball a lot again this year,” Channell said. 

Tight end/linebacker Austin House (6-2, 215, Sr.) is one of the few two-way starters and he led the team in tackles last year. He could be among the top linebackers in the state this season. 

Offensive lineman Taylor Miller (6-5, 285) is one of the top sophomores in the state and is already being recruited by Ohio State. 

“(Ohio State recruiting coordinator) John Peterson has already been in here looking at him,” Channell said. 

More good news for the Cougars is that quarterback Nate Thomas (6-1, 185, Sr.) also returns this year to lead the offense along with Elder. Thomas’ top target is Xavier Fugate (6-3, 185, Jr.) who will also line up at free safety. 

“We’ve got a solid group, but we play in a tough region,” Channell said. 

The Cougars’ schedule doesn’t appear extremely difficult with Kings and Winton Woods probably the toughest match-ups.

Trenton Edgewood
2007 Schedule

Date Opponent Division
8/23/2007 @ Kings Mills Kings II
8/31/2007 Eaton III
9/7/2007 (No game scheduled according to ohsaa.org)
9/14/2007 Wilmington II
9/21/2007 Cincinnati Winton Woods II
9/28/2007 @ Cincinnati Northwest II
10/5/2007 @ Hamilton Ross II
10/12/2007 Oxford Talawanda II
10/19/2007 Norwood III
10/26/2007 @ Cincinnati Mount Healthy II


* Fort Ancient Valley Conference games in bold

 

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