2012 JJHuddle Previews: Shelby

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Shelby Football

Key Returners, News of Note, Schedule Thoughts, Coaches Quotes and more…


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2012 JJHuddle HS Football Previews

Shelby (0-10)

High School Name: Shelby High School
High School City: Shelby
Coach’s Name: Steve McCoy
Years at School (Career record): 1 (0-10)
Last Season’s Record (Conference/Finish): 0-10 (Northern Ohio League/6th Place)
Last Winning Season: 2010
Division/Region: III-11

Key Returners:

1.) Dylan Bailey – Senior 2013 – LT/DE – 6′ 4″ 240 – 5 Pancake Blocks, 58 Tackles, 5 Sacks

2.) AJ Bihl – Senior 2013 – TE/ILB – 6′ 3″ 220 – 13 Receptions 184 Yards 1 TD, 2 Pancake Blocks, 42 Tackles, 1 Sack, 1 Forced Fumble

3.) Andrew Baird – Senior 2013 – QB/RB/SS – 5′ 10″ 175 – 772 Yards Passing 4 TD, 601 Yards Rushing 11 TD, 91 Tackles, 1 Sack, 1 Forced Fumble, 1 Pass Defensed, 1 Interception 1 TD

4.) Tristan Kehres – Junior 2014 – OC/MLB – 6’2 235 – 13 Pancake Blocks, 74 Tackles, 2.5 Sacks, 2 Passes Defensed

Potential college prospects: Dylan Bailey, AJ Bihl, Andrew Baird, and Tristan Kehres

Noteworthy News: 118th Year of Football

Schedule: Last season, the Whippets played a Top 100 schedule in Ohio and nothing will change this season. Week in and week out Shelby is in a dog fight and often their opponents are the bigger dog. The Whippets will have to stay healthy and take each opponent one day at a time to get through their schedule. The team seems to have what it takes to be successful, but for right now they just need to continue their preparation.

Big Games: Madison Comprehensive, Lexington, Marion Harding, Tiffin Columbian, Sandusky and Bellevue. The biggest game? Willard.

Coach’s Quote: “The Whippets return 13 varsity letterman this season, which provides a wealth of experience and leadership. After a disappointing season in 2011 due to a coaching change in June, this group of athletes seems poised, well conditioned and have the right balance between speed and strength. The best assets to this group are work ethic and team cohesion. These guys never miss a workout and if they do they are making it up over the weekend. They live in the gym and on the practice field. Simply put, they want to WIN! The senior’s mentality and drive has seemed to alter the mentality in Shelby because it is not uncommon to see a 7th or 8th grader in the weight room or in agilities working just as hard. Most would think 7th and 8th graders would slow the workout down, but the varsity players welcome the younger athletes, coach them, and mentor them. It is a win, win for the Shelby football program.”

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