Marion Pleasant ready to contend for Region 14 and state titles again

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Marion Pleasant Spartans

Although head coach Chris Kubbs could not be reached for comment,
many coaches around the state did the talking for him. The sentiments
from each were the same when asked about Marion Pleasant … “They are
going to be very good.”

Whether the Spartans can duplicate their state semifinalist act from
one year ago is yet to be seen, but the backfield is loaded with
experience.


PLAYERS TO WATCH

C/DL Aaron Edington (6-2, 245, Sr.), TE Kyle Nielsen (5-10, 160, Jr.), TB/LB Cory Snyder (5-10, 175, Sr.), HB/DB Kyle Beck (6-2, 170, Sr.) and RB/LB Jake Lawrence (6-1, 200, Sr.).

SEASON OUTLOOK

2007 Record: 12-2, State Semifinalist

Although head coach Chris Kubbs could not be reached for comment, many coaches around the state did the talking for him. The sentiments from each were the same when asked about Marion Pleasant … “They are going to be very good.”

Whether the Spartans can duplicate their state semifinalist act from one year ago is yet to be seen, but the backfield is loaded with experience, which could put them at the top of Region 14 once again.

Pleasant and Fostoria finished 1-2 in the region last year and if both are able to avoid injuries, a possible showdown in the regional final would be very entertaining.

A year ago, the Spartans dropped their first game of the season – 14-7 at St. Henry before going on an incredible run. Pleasant outscored their next nine opponents by a combined score of 433-23 and had five shutouts.

The Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference champs (8-0) reached the postseason for the ninth consecutive season and started the playoffs with another shutout (14-0 over Oak Harbor). Although the school moved up a division, Kubbs led Pleasant to the state semis before falling to Cardinal Mooney (28-0).

The combination of Lawrence, Snyder and Beck should give the Spartans one of the best backfields in the state.

SCHEDULE

8/23 St. Henry
8/29 @ Galion Northmor
9/5 Delaware Buckeye Valley
9/12 Richwood North Union
9/19 @ Sparta Highland
9/26 @ Morral Ridgedale
10/3 @ Mount Gilead
10/10 Cardington-Lincoln
10/17 Caledonia River Valley
10/24 @ Marion Elgin

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