Dublin Coffman loaded with talent, boast Ohio’s top player

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Dublin Coffman Shamrocks

Last season, the Shamrocks were the No. 5 seed in the Division I, Region 3 playoffs and finished with a 9-4 record. In the postseason, they won at Westerville South, beat Gahanna Lincoln and lost to eventual state champion Hilliard Davidson. With a bevy of talent, including Ohio's top player OL Mike Adams, they are expected to be even better this year.


With some of the best collection of talent in the state, expectations are very high for Dublin Coffman this season.  

Last season, the Shamrocks were the No. 5 seed in the Division, Region 3 playoffs and finished with a 9-4 record. In the postseason, they won at Westerville South (17-10), beat Gahanna Lincoln (35-23) and lost to eventual state champion Hilliard Davidson, 28-20. 

With a bevy of talent, they are expected to be even better this year. Coffman is led by offensive tackle Mike Adams (6-8, 305, Sr.) who is ranked as the No. 1 overall player in the state by Ohio High. Adams is an Ohio State recruit and is one of the top OL prospects in the nation. 

Another NFL-sized player is wide receiver Jake Stoneburner (6-5, 215, Sr.), who broke out in a big way as a junior with 63 receptions for 950 yards and eight touchdowns. He is also an Ohio State recruit, meaning 18 percent of the Buckeyes’ highly-publicized recruiting class thus far is from Dublin Coffman (2 of 11). 

Taking over at quarterback this season is the highly-skilled Zack Stoudt (6-4, 190, Sr.). If that name sounds familiar to football fans, it should. His father is former NFL quarterback Cliff Stoudt. 

Due to the presence of two-year starter Zak Kristan last year, Stoudt had to wait his turn as the backup. But Kristan graduated (it’s a fad among seniors) and the talk around Columbus is that Stoudt might be the best one-year starting quarterback in the state. Maybe not quite Ben Roethlisberger-like, but let’s just say Stoneburner might be a happy man. 

Two of the many other standout players for the ‘Rocks are linebacker Steve Gardiner (6-1, 205, Sr.) and WR/KR Trey Fairchild (6-0, 185, Sr.; Syracuse recruit).  

The Ohio Capital Conference is always tough and it boasts the defending state champs as well as several other solid teams. Coffman has a very tough stretch in weeks 7-8 when it hosts a very good Upper Arlington team and then travels to Hilliard Davidson the following week. 

In our Division I preview in Ohio High magazine and on this site, we picked Dublin Coffman to win the Region 3 championship and advance to the state semifinals.

Dublin Coffman
2007 Schedule

Date Opponent Division
8/24/2007 Troy I
8/31/2007 @ Lima Senior I
9/7/2007 Westerville Central I
9/15/2007 @ Mentor Lake Catholic III
9/21/2007 Dublin Scioto II
9/28/2007 @ Grove City I
10/5/2007 Upper Arlington I
10/12/2007 @ Hilliard Davidson I
10/19/2007 @ Reynoldsburg I
10/26/2007 Westerville North I


* Ohio Capital Conference games in bold

 

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