Key Returners, News of Note, Schedule Thoughts, Coaches Quotes and more…
2012 JJHuddle HS Football Previews
Norwalk St. Paul (11-2, Region 7 finalist)
High School Name: St. Paul High School
High School City: Norwalk
Coach’s Name: John Livengood
Years at School (Career record): 21 years, 194 wins, 56 losses
Last Season’s Record (Conference/Finish): 6-4, 3rd place finish
Last Winning Season (If not last season): 2011
Division/Region (I-VI, 1-24): VI-22
*Spencer Byrd, Sr., OT/DT, 6′ 225 lbs.
*Justin Fulton, Sr., G, 5’9 205 lbs.
*Anthony Ghazoul, Sr., SE/CB, 6′ 165 lbs.
*Michael Griffin, Sr., HB/CB, 6’2 175 lbs.
*Ben Jenkins, Sr., G/DT, 5’11, 215 lbs.
*Connor Smith, Sr., WB/CB, 5’10 165 lbs.
*Joe Hinckley, Jr., QB/S, 6′ 175 lbs.
*Caleb Meyer, Jr., C/LB, 6’1 185 lbs.
*Ryan Reikowski, Jr., T/DT, 6’1 225 lbs.
*Scottie Slauterbeck, Jr., HB/CB/K/P, 6′ 175 lbs.
*Andrew Spettel, Jr. WB/OLB, 5’9, 175 lbs.
*Devin Smith, Soph. RB/OLB, 5’8, 155 lbs.
Schedule: Tough non conference schedule with Sandusky St. Marys, Tiffin Calvert and Huron. Both Calvert and Huron (Division IV) were playoff teams and St. Marys is always a tough opener.
“We bring back quite a bit of experience from last season. This was due to some younger guys playing quite a bit due a lot of injuries last year.”
“Joe Hinckley returns at QB. He started as a freshman two years ago, but was out the majority of this past season with a broken ankle. Joe is a very good passer but is equally as good running the ball.”
“Our Senior class is small and filled with good leaders (only 7 seniors), but we have a large group of talented underclassman coming back that we are very excited about.”
“The kids are working very hard to get back to the playoffs. The last two seasons have been tough just missing the playoffs. Both years we finished 9th in the region. As always we have very high expectations coming into this season.”