Tough schedule will make or break Cincinnati Wyoming

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Cincinnati Wyoming Cowboys

The Cowboys will have to replace Division I players Larry Black (Indiana) and Jordan Bright (Indiana State), as well as John Wirtz, Alex Birdsall, Zach Mages and Cameron Boyd (Case Western). If Wyoming is to reach the postseason once again, head coach Bernie Barre, who enters his 18th season with a 147-44 record, will have to fill the shoes of those departed players.


Cincinnati Wyoming (8-3; lost to Clarksville Clinton-Massie, 29-28, in overtime in regional quarterfinals)

PLAYERS TO WATCH

TE/LB Jacob Green (6-3, 230, Sr.), WR/DB DeShawn Harris (6-0, 180, Sr.), LB Tim Benner (6-2, 200, Sr.), RB Josh Boggan (5-9, 170, Sr.), DB Jacob Allsop (5-9, 165, Jr.) and OL/DL Jibreel Black (6-2, 255, Jr.).

SEASON OUTLOOK

The Cowboys will have to replace Division I players Larry Black (Indiana) and Jordan Bright (Indiana State), as well as John Wirtz, Alex Birdsall, Zach Mages and Cameron Boyd (Case Western). If Wyoming is to reach the postseason once again, head coach Bernie Barre, who enters his 18th season with a 147-44 record, will have to fill the shoes of those departed players.

Although just two starters return to the offensive unit for Barree, one of those players is senior tight end/linebacker Jacob Green (6-0, 180). Green is drawing Division I interest and has already received an offer from Ball State. The strength of the Cowboys should be their defense. Senior safety/wide receiver DeShawn Harris returns to anchor the “D,” which returns seven starters. If Wyoming can get past a tough first part of the schedule, including a showdown at home against Dayton Oakwood, Barre should enjoy his 18th year with the Cowboys.

“We have a tough early non-league schedule,” Barre said. “We face Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, Dayton Oakwood ad Hamilton Badin right off the bat, and they are all good. Our league (Cincinnati Hills League) is always difficult. Indian Hill is very good and will be the league favorite. We also play Mariemont at Paul Brown Stadium (home of the Cincinnati Bengals).

“We should be competitive with seven starters back on defense, but we only have two starters back on offense. Our great tradition is a strength, along with good team speed. This should be a fun group to coach!”

8/22 at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy

8/29 vs. Dayton Oakwood

9/5 vs. Hamilton Badin

9/12 at North Bend Taylor

9/19 vs. Cincinnati Finneytown

9/26 at Cincinnati Deer Park

10/3 at Cincinnati Madeira

10/10 vs. Reading

10/17 vs. Cincinnati Mariemont

10/24 at Cincinnati Indian Hill

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