Key Returners, News of Note, Schedule Thoughts, Coaches Quotes and
more…Columbus Hartley is looking for its second D-IV state title in three years. Said HC Brad Burchfield: “This promises to be a very exciting season on the East Side of Columbus.”
2012 JJHuddle HS Football Previews
Columbus Hartley (11-1, Region 14 Finalist)
High School Name: Bishop Hartley
High School City: Columbus
Coach’s Name: Brad Burchfield
Years at School (Career record): Entering 5th (38-10)
Last Season’s Record (Conference/Finish): 11-1 CCL Gold Champions, Regional Runner Up
Last Winning Season (If not last season): Last Season
Division/Region (I-VI, 1-24): IV-14
Key Returners/Players: Hartley returns most of its lineup from last year, as well as many key starters and contributors from the 2010 State Championship Team. Last season Hartley’s JV team and Freshmen teams were undefeated.
Offense Returning Starters: 8
*Jared Brandewie, QB, jr.: 6-4 QB with Division I talent and ability. Is a strong armed passer as well as a stronger runner.
*JaWuan Woodley, RB/LB, sr.: 1,600-yard rusher last season. Toledo commit.
*Marcellus Calhoun, RB, sr.: All District player in 2011. Led Hartley in TDs last season. Is now bigger and stronger and faster.
*Alonzo Saxton, JR. WB: Electric player as both a runner and receiver who will be one of Ohio’s Top 2014 prospects. He is a great talent and has a chance to make a play every time he touches the ball.
*Jacob Matuska, St. TE: One of the top players in Ohio. He is a devestating blocker and a great athletic receiver. Headed to Notre Dame.
*Tyler Schaffer, OL, sr.: All District Linemen in 2011.
*Austin Kirkbride, OL, jr.: Great blocker. Plays hard.
*Max Steele., OL, jr.: All District player in 2011.
Defense Returning Starters: 7
*Kalil Morris, DL, jr.: All-Ohio DE Last year as a soph. Division I prospect, no question. He is a difference maker.
*Tyler Schaffer, DE, sr.
*Jacob Matuska, LB, sr.
*Nick King, LB, sr.: Great player. Very physical and athletic.
*JaWuan Woodley, LB, sr.: Reigning 2011 Division IV Ohio JJHuddle Defensive player of the year.
*Trevonn Brown, DB, sr.: Fantastic player. Arguably Hartley’s best DB last season.
*Alonzo Saxton, DB, jr.
Additional Key Returners
*Sam MacKowiak, RB, jr.
*Anthony Allwein, RB/LB, sr.
*Emmanuel Kalala, DL, sr.
*Ben Reis, OL, so.
*Jack Zang, LB, so.
*Aaron Winkle, DL, sr.
Potential Division I college prospects?: Matuska (Notre Dame), Woodley (Toledo), Saxton, Morris, Brandewie, Brown
Schedule: Is packed. Week 6 vs. Watterson sticks out. The original CCL rivalry is being renewed for the first time since 1996. Watterson is 26-3 all time vs. Hartley. Have the Hawks turned the corner? Another big game? Week 7 vs Fort Wayne Bishop Luers. This will gain some serious regional appeal. Luers could be the best team in Indiana by this time. As of right now, there will be six kids with D-I offers playing in that game. Additonal games of note include Amanda-Clearcreek, Hoban, Ironton, Coschocton and Ready.
Coaches Quote: “We have a chance to be very good, but of course those that are on our schedule have the same chance. Our success will be determined on how we play week to week against some of the finest teams in Ohio (and Indiana). We lost a heartbreaker in the regional final against Kenton last season in an all time great Ohio High School Playoff Football Game. Experiences like that have the opportunity to galvanize a football team and bring them together, renewing their focus toward one vision. This promises to be a very exciting season on the East Side of Columbus.”