Offense not a problem at Portsmouth Notre Dame

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Portsmouth Notre Dame Football

Head coach Kyle McKnight enters his fourth season at Notre Dame with
one of the region’s top offenses. Over the past three years the Titans
have had both a 1,000-yard rusher and passer each season and have
generated over 10,000 total yards. Expect the onslaught to continue.


Portsmouth Notre Dame (6-4)

* Players to Watch – QB Brock Hannah (5-11, 175, Jr.); WR Tyler Noel (6-4, 200. So.); LB Jeff Emnett (6-1, 190, Sr.); LB Drew Weems (5-11, 185, Jr.); DB Dion Cunningham (5-11, Jr.); WR Yannis Haddjiannis (6-2, Sr.); DB Alex Glockner (5-10,  165, Sr.); DL Jacob Taylor (5-11, 160, Sr.); NG Jack Welsh (5-9, 170, Jr.)

* Outlook –
Head coach Kyle McKnight enters his fourth season at Notre Dame with one of the region’s top offenses. Over the past three years the Titans have had both a 1,000-yard rusher and passer each season and have generated over 10,000 total yards.

Hannah returns after throwing for 1,400 yards and 13 TDs last season. Haddjiannis averaged 14 yards a catch last year and caught four TDs.

Keep an eye on Noel, Cunningham and Glockner who have all been timed at 4.5 in the 40.

On defense Taylor is a machine (91 tackles, eight sacks and 6.5 tackles-for-loss).

Overall the Titans return eight starters on each side of the ball.

A tough schedule awaits with key early season meetings with Greenup (Ky.), Columbus Africentric, Zanesville Rosecrans and South Gallia. That stretch will be pivotal to playoff hopes. Southern Ohio Conference action begins in Week 7 with Oak Hill.

Said McKnight: “The key will be how the young Titans handle the rugged schedule in weeks 1-5.”

McKnight also added longtime defensive specialist Andy Schmidt and Bubba Webb to the Titans staff, which now numbers nine.

Schedule

8/29 MARION CATHOLIC
9/4 @ Greenup County (Kentucky)
9/11 AFRICENTRIC EARLY COLLEGE (COLUMBUS)    
9/19 @ BISHOP ROSECRANS (ZANESVILLE)    
9/26 SOUTH GALLIA (CROWN CITY)    
10/2 @ MANCHESTER
10/10 OAK HILL
10/16 @ GREEN (FRANKLIN FURNACE)    
10/24 @ SYMMES VALLEY (WILLOW WOOD)    
10/30 @ SCIOTOVILLE COMMUNITY (PORTSMOUTH)

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