2012 JJHuddle Previews: Findlay

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Findlay Trojans

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2012 JJHuddle HS Football Previews

Findlay (9-2, Region 2 Quarterfinalist)

High School Name: Findlay High School
High School City: Findlay
Coach’s Name: Mark Ritzler
Years at School (Career record): 32-29
Last Season’s Record (Conference/Finish): 6-1, 9-2
Last Winning Season (If not last season): 2011
Last Year’s Division/Region (I-VI, 1-24): I-2

Key Returners/Players (Name, grade, position, height, weight, statistics, college offers):    
*Paul Cosiano Sr. QB 6’2 200; 2,100 yards 19 TDs
*Vance Settlemire Sr. RB 5’10 180; 1,100 yds 17 TD’s
*Austin Niswander Sr. FS/QB/WR 6’1 190; 600 all purpose yds, 8 TD’s, 27 tackles, 1 INT
*Joe Davidson Sr. WR/P/DB 6’7 190; 23 rec., 282 yards, 5 TDs, 37.9 punt avg.
*Jim Orwick Sr. WR 6’0 180; 440 yds, 6 TD’s
*Wyatt Krupp Sr. WR 6’0 165; 328 yds, 2 TD’s
*Devin Dennard Sr. LB 6’0 185; 105 Total Tackles 1 TFL, 2 sacks, 6 caused fumbles

Potential college prospects?: Austin Niswander (commited to Toledo), Joe Davidson, Vance Settlemire, Devin Dennard, Jimmy Orwick

Schedule: No one expected much from Findlay last year, and the Trojans may have surprised some people. This year that won’t be the case. Findlay opens at home against East Cleveland Tech before traveling to Reynoldsburg in Week 2. Week 5 and 7 road games at Toledo Central Catholic and Whitmer are huge.

Coaches Quotes:
“While we had success offensively last year and basically return the entire offense, it was our defense that really stepped it up last year. We had eight senior starters graduate, so young players are going to have to fill into those positions and grow up in a hurry. We snuck up on people last year, but this year we will have a bulls-eye on our back and will have to kick it up a notch if we want to reach the playoffs and go deeper into them.”

 

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