Edgerton expects even more improvement this season

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Edgerton Football

Edgerton showed a three-game improvement last season, going from 2-8 to
5-5. Expect another climb in head coach Kevin Kline’s third year. Edgerton hasn’t been to the playoffs since 2003 but that could change this fall with a solid core of players returning.


Edgerton (5-5)

* Players to Watch – QB/DB Jeff Crowe (5-10, 160, Sr.); RB/FS Ethan Schroeder (6-0, 170, Sr.); WR/OLB Josh Goebel (5-9, 155, Sr.); WROLB Jimmy Radabaugh (6-0, 160, So.); OL/DL Austin Cape (5-10, 170, Sr.); WR/LB Dakota Sheets (5-8, 175, Sr.)

* Outlook –
Edgerton showed a three-game improvement last season, going from 2-8 to 5-5. Expect another climb in head coach Kevin Kline’s third year.

Edgerton hasn’t been to the playoffs since 2003 but that could change this fall with a solid core of players returning.

“We are very excited about the opportunities that the 2009 season holds,” Kline said. “We believe that we have a good group of seniors and some really talented skilled players returning that will be the strength of our team.  Our biggest concerns coming into the season will be finding some depth on the offensive line and filling in the key losses we had at the linebacker position.”

Crowe is back for his third year under center in the spread after throwing for 2,174 yards and 18 TDs last season. He also ran for seven TDs and 464 yards. As a sophomore Crowe threw for 1,337 yards and nine TDs.

Crowe will be aided by a deep and talented receiving corps made up of Goebel (33 receptions, 426 yards, three TDs), Radabaugh (30 receptions, 566 yards, four TDs) and Sheets (16 receptions, 181 yards, TD). Goebel and Radabaugh both earned All-Green Meadows Conference honors at receiver last year.

Schroeder will be option No. 1 in the backfield after generating 471 yards and seven TDs on 70 carries last season.

Cape anchors the defensive line after registering 56 tackles, including eight for loss last season en route to second team All-GMC honors.

Schroeder is a three-year starter at DB and was first team All-GMC last year after netting 58 tackles. He had 88 as a sophomore.

Goebel had 58 tackles last year and Sheets added 69.

Other key players to watch are Brody Flegal (WR/FS, So.), Bronson Knecht (OT/LB, Sr.), Evan Kill (OL/DL, Sr.), Cody Entenmen (CB, Sr.) and Brandon McNalley (CB, Sr.).

Said Kline: “Overall, we have some high expectations for the 2009 season and we believe that if we work hard and avoid a lot of injuries that we can compete with the teams that are on our schedule and in Region 23.”

Schedule

8/28 @ HILLTOP (WEST UNITY)    
9/4 EDON
9/11 @ CARDINAL STRITCH (OREGON)    
9/18 WAYNE TRACE (HAVILAND)        
9/25 @ AYERSVILLE (DEFIANCE)    
10/2 HOLGATE
10/9 FAIRVIEW (SHERWOOD)    
10/16 @ HICKSVILLE
10/23 TINORA (DEFIANCE)
10/30 @ ANTWERP

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