Key Returners, News of Note, Schedule Thoughts, Coaches Quotes and more…
2012 JJHuddle HS Football Previews
Oberlin Firelands (10-1, Region 9 quarterfinalist)
High School Name: Firelands
High School City: Oberlin
Coach’s Name: Mike Passerrello
Years at School (Career record): 12-6
Last Season’s Record (Conference/Finish): 10-1 First Place and First ever Plyoff Appearance
Last Winning Season: Prior to last season it was 1997
*Zach Hofecker Senior LB 5’11 215; 129 Tackles 3rd Team All-Ohio
*Dakota Dodge Senior RB/DB 5’7 165; 1st Team All-Conference DB
Noteworthy News: Firelands had a historic run last year as it posted its first winning season since 1997, earned its first playoff berth ever and won its first league title since 1992.
Schedule: The big rivalry game is Week 3 against Vermilion High School.
Coach’s Quote: “Last year we went with the motto “No Excuses, Pure Commitment”. This was designed to change the culture of the football program. With the great 2011 season we have added to the motto “No Excuses, Pure Commitment, CONTINUING EXCELLENCE.”