2012 JJHuddle Previews: Columbus DeSales

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


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2012 JJHuddle HS Football Previews

Columbus DeSales (10-4, state semifinalist)

High School Name: St. Francis DeSales
High School City: Columbus
Coach’s Name: Ryan Wiggins
Years at School (Career record): 5 yrs head coach 52-22 overall. 48-16@DHS
Last Season’s Record (Conference/Finish): 7-4, 1st in CCL
Last Winning Season:
2011
Division/Region: III-10
Key Returners:

*Alex Perrine QB, 5’9 185 senior
Rushed for 568 yds
Threw 1,123 yards and 9 td’s

*JT Blubaugh, RB, 5’9 185
Committed to OSU as a Lacrosse player
780 yards and 5 TD’s in 2011

*Lashaun Sanders WR, 6’1 180

*Nate Lewis OT, 6’1 225

*Chris Ritter, DT, 6’2 235

Noteworthy News: Desales holds the longest active playoff streak in Ohio having qualified 18 years in a row.

Schedule: Is difficult as always, however, DeSales does get six home games this year.

Coach’s Quote: “We had quite a few seniors in the lineup in 2011. Some of them were returners, but many were in the lineup for the first time. It is not uncommon for seniors to wait their turn at DeSales. We have a lot of good younger players who are waiting for their opportunity to carry on the tradition!”

“We have to replace an entire defense, as well as RB Warren Ball (Ohio Sate) who accounted for nearly 90% of last year’s offensive numbers. Having our QB and our #No. 2 RB and WR returning is a good start to our offense. Our offensive line will feature several new faces.”

“Expectations at Desales do not change. The tradition that we represent was created long before any of us were around. We are expected to continue it and everyone involved with our program understands that. We also know it is a huge challenge, but its one we look forward to!”

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