Columbus Grove hopes to regain state championship form

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Columbus Grove Football

The usually tough Bulldogs have been a pedestrian 10-10 the last two
years, including last season’s losing record. Expect a return to glory,
although in order to do that, several young players will have to play
key roles.


Columbus Grove (4-6)

* Players to Watch – OT/DT Dylan Vogt (6-4, 230, Sr.); RB/DB Rayce Risser (6-0, 176, Sr.); QB/DB Jordan Travis (6-2, 180, So.)

* Outlook –
The usually tough Bulldogs have been a pedestrian 10-10 the last two years, including last season’s losing record. Expect a return to glory, although in order to do that, several young players will have to play key roles.

Columbus Grove, which has been in the postseason seven of the last 10 years and won it all in 2003, has only six seniors.

“Our players were disappointed with last season, which was only our second losing season since 1991,” head coach Scott Plate said. “(The kids) are anxious to get 2009 started.  We have some young talented guys who need to step up for this to be a successful season.”

Risser is the team’s leading returning rusher (576 yards), while Travis is back under center after starting as a freshman (six TDs).

The Bulldogs have added Columbus Bishop Hartley to their non-league schedule.

Schedule

8/28 @ PANDORA-GILBOA
9/4 @ ALLEN EAST
9/11 @ ADA
9/19 @ LIMA CENTRAL CATHOLIC
9/25 SPENCERVILLE
10/2 BISHOP HARTLEY (COLUMBUS)    
10/9 JEFFERSON (DELPHOS)    
10/16 PAULDING
10/23 @ CRESTVIEW (CONVOY)    
10/30 BLUFFTON

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