Monroe Central returns 15 starters from school’s first playoff team since 2003

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Woodsfield Monroe Central Football

Things went well for Monroe Central last season as the
Seminoles posted a 9-1 regular season and made a playoff
appearance for the first time since 2003. The Seminoles fell in Round 1
of the playoffs in a shootout to Wheelersburg, but this year’s
team will be using that experience to build from.


Woodsfield Monroe Central
Division V
Region 19

2009 record: 9-2

* Players To Watch – TE Todd Dimmerling (6-1, 200, sr.), DL/OL Alex Haney (5-10, 225, sr.), DL/OL Marcus Schumacher (6-0, 190, sr.), OL/DL Tyler Stephens (5-11, 215, sr.), OL/DL Brock Jones (5-9, 185, sr.), RB/QB Tyler Kinchen (6-0, 210, jr.), RB Cole Hoag (5-9, 200, jr.), WR Tyrone Kinchen (6-0, 200, jr.), RB Korey Hill (5-9, 180, sr.)

* Outlook –
Things went well for Woodsfield Monroe Central last season as the Seminoles posted a 9-1 regular season record and made a playoff appearance for the first time since 2003. The Seminoles fell in Round 1 of the playoffs in a 52-42 shootout to Wheelersburg, but this year’s team will be using that experience to build from.

“It serves as kind of a springboard into the season,” head coach Jay Circosta said.

The Seminoles return a fairly experienced team this year, as seven starters return on offense and eight on defense and 25 lettermen return overall. The team took offseason workouts up a notch as well in anticipation for the season.

“I’ve been pretty pleased,” Circosta said. “We’ve been at 25-30 kids (in the weightroom). That’s pretty good for us.”

Strengths for this team will include the skill positions and running back, where both starters return. However, despite the amount of returning experience, finding someone to take over for third-team All-Ohio quarterback Derek-London Dierkes, who signed to play football with Bucknell University, will be a priority.

“That’ll be a major concern, plugging somebody in there,” Circosta said.

* Schedule –
Monroe Central faces challenges starting in Week 1, during which the Seminoles go out-of-conference to play against Division VI foe Columbiana, who has made the playoffs five straight seasons. The game will take place in Harding Stadium in Steubenville.

“They’re usually in the playoffs every year,” Circosta said. “It’s going to be a tough opener.”

8/27/2010    at Columbiana
9/3/2010      at Shadyside
9/10/2010    Hannibal River
9/17/2010    Caldwell
9/24/2010    at Beverly Fort Frye
10/1/2010    Magnolia (WV)
10/8/2010    at Sarahsville Shenandoah
10/15/2010  Barnesville
10/22/2010  at New Matamoras Frontier
10/29/2010  Lore City Buckeye Trail

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