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.
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.
|8/31/2007||@ Lima Senior||I|
|9/15/2007||@ Mentor Lake Catholic||III|
|9/28/2007||@ Grove City||I|
|10/12/2007||@ Hilliard Davidson||I|