This year, Mount Orab Western Brown claims one of the youngest head coaches in the state of
Dreyer. He has a lot of talent at his disposal,
but not much experience following a first round playoff loss last season.
Mount Orab Western
* Players To Watch –
TE/LB Dane Boggs (6-3, 215, Sr.), RB/DB Brad Rhoades (6-1, 195, Jr.), LB Matt
Canter (6-0, 205, Jr.), OL/DL Walker Davis (6-3, 245, Jr.), QB Matt Corcoran
(6-1, 185, Jr.)
Outlook – The
Broncos were undefeated in the regular season last year and earned the No. 7
seed in the Region 8 playoffs where they fell to New Carlisle Tecumseh in the
This year, one of the youngest head coaches in the state of
Dreyer – takes over the program. Dreyer has a lot of talent at his disposal,
but not much experience.
Boggs is the only returning player that started every game
last season when he finished with 60 tackles from his linebacker spot.
“He didn’t come off field except kickoff return,” Dreyer
said. “He’ll be one of our captains for sure and will be a third-year starter
this year. He’s one of those great all-around athletes; he also plays
basketball. He does everything for us. He’ll be our leader and one of our
Another player to keep a close eye on this season is Rhoades
who will take over as the primary running back.
“He realistically could be the best player in our league
(Southern Buckeye Conference),” Dreyer said. “He played receiver and DB last
year. He can take a pitch or iso and take it all the way. He has 4.5 speed in
the 40 with no exaggeration.”
Taking over as the starting quarterback is Corcoran who was
the junior varsity starter and varsity backup last season.
“We’re changing the offense from the wing-T to the triple
option and Matt is a good quarterback for that offense,” Dreyer said. “He’s
very intelligent, very athletic, plus he’s a great leader and communicator. He
wants to become the guy at Western Brown and wants to take that leadership role
and take us further in the playoffs.
“Even with a young team, our expectations for 2009 are high.
After going 10-0 last year, they have to be raised. We want to get farther than
one playoff game. Region. We want to contend with the teams like Winton Woods,
incredible because most of those teams play a D-I schedule. As we get better
and as our league gets better, then that will get us more computer points.”
As one could easily imagine, Dreyer is very excited for his
first head coaching gig.
“Taking over at Western Brown is thrilling for me,” Dreyer
said. “This is a growing community and
the community has taken me under their wing. Pee wee and middle school football
is growing and there’s a lot of excitement about football around here. They
were 10-0 last year and they want to take the next step. We have the attitude
that we’ve been there (the playoffs) and now we want to go further. We’re looking
forward to the future so see how far thing things can go.”
Dreyer was a high school quarterback at Cincinnati
McNicholas and played Division III college football at
Dreyer was an assistant coach at two of the top programs in
the Tri-State area at Cincinnati Anderson (offensive assistant) and Cincinnati
Colerain (assistant special teams/assistant wide receivers).