Key Returners, News of Note, Schedule Thoughts, Coaches Quotes and more…
2012 JJHuddle HS Football Previews
Kettering Fairmont (11-2, Region 7 finalist)
High School Name: Kettering Fairmont
High School City: Kettering
Coach’s Name: Andy Aracri
Years at School (Career record): 2 (4-16), [2012 will year 3 as HC]
Last Season’s Record (Conference/Finish): 2-8
Last Winning Season (If not last season): 2008
Division/Region (I-VI, 1-24): I-4
*Tom West, Sr, QB/OLB, 6.2 212
-Passed for 1802 yds and 17 tds in 2011. Broke the school’s singe game passing record twice with games of 362 & 485. Tom was a stater as a soph at S/OLB and lead defense in tackles & points before switch to QB. Was names 2nd team ALL GWOC QB in 2011. Will also see time on the defensive side fo the ball in 2012.
*Robert Nsenga, Sr, S/LB, 5.11 195
-Returning 2-year stater. 1st Team ALL GWOC as a junior. Team leader in total tackles in 2010 & 2011. Had a season high 21 tackles against Centerville in 2011.
*Aaron Abbott, Sr, DB/WR, 6.0 185
Returning 2-year starter. Played RB a in 2010 and switch to DB/WR in 2011. Aaron was second on team in total tackles in 2011. Was a two player who was 2nd Team ALL GWOC DB in 2011.
*Deven Gannon Sr, WR/Punt Rtnr, 5.10 185
Returning 2-starter and was selected 1st Team ALL GWOC Punt Return Specialists in 2011.
*Danny Sales, Sr, DE/OLB, 6.0 205
Returning 2-year starter at DE
*Chris Rhoades, Jr, RB, 6.0 215
Returning starter at RB who was Special Mention ALL GWOC in 2011 and led team in receptions with 35 and TD’s with 7.
*Damon Bahns, Jr, RB, 5.10 205
Returning starter who was selected 2nd Team ALL GWOC in 2011 and lead team in rushing with 719 (6.0 avg).
*Jean Nsanzimana, Jr, OL/DL 6.2 265
Returning 2 year starter. Two way player.
*Tanner Woodside, Jr, 6.0 230, LB/FB
Returning 2 Year Starter.
*Sean Reliford, Jr, DL, 6.0, 230
*Austin Earbaugh, Jr, OL, OL, 6.1 260
Potential college prospects? Tom West, Sr, QB/OLB, 6.2 212, Robert Nsenga, Sr, S/LB, 5.11 195, Aaron Abbott, Sr, DB/WR, 6.0 185, Chris Rhoades, Jr, RB, 6.0 215, Damon Bahns, Jr, RB, 5.10 205, Jean Nsanzimana, Jr, OL/DL 6.2 265
Schedule: The Firebirds have a new look this year with the annual GWOC crossover swap. New to the slate are: Springboro, Trotwood-Madison and Lebanon. In addition to rivals Kettering Alter and Centerville, Fairmont will also face its GWOC Central meatgrinder: Wayne, Springfield, Northmont and Beavercreek. Said Aracri: “We love playing in the GWOC Central. Along with Centerville, Wayne, Northmont, & Springfield are all intense battles with playoff caliber teams and each game has an unbelievable atmosphere. We believe it is the greatest conference in SW Ohio and are privileged to be a part of such conference with great coaches, players, and teams.”
Coaches Quotes: “We are excited about the 2012 campaign. We have been a young team of many freshman & sophomores these past two years and are looking forward to our most experienced guys leading this team on and off the field throughout the summer and fall. Our focus points are to win everyday and a have great work ethic, build trust within our program between all players and coaches, and create a ‘culture of champions’ here in Kettering that the entire community can be proud of.”