2013 JJHuddle Ohio HS Football Previews: Miami East

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Miami East Vikings

The Vikings made the playoffs for the third time in six years last
season but are still searching for their first postseason win (0-3
all-time). Head coach Max Current (65-78 in 14 years)  thinks this
year’s team is capable of getting that program “first.” Seven starters
return on each side of the ball as do 19 lettermen and 14 seniors.


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2013 JJHuddle HS Football Previews

*Casstown Miami East (7-4, Region 20 quarterfinalist): The Vikings made the playoffs for the third time in six years last season but are still searching for their first postseason win (0-3 all-time). Head coach Max Current (65-78 in 14 years)  thinks this year’s team is capable of getting that program “first.” Seven starters return on each side of the ball as do 19 lettermen and 14 seniors.

The catalyst is senior RB/K/KR/DB Michael Fellers (6-0, 170) who accounted for 14 TDs last year (eight rushing, four on returns, two receiving). He also connected on 35 PATs, punted 35 times (37.8 avg.), made 38 tackles and had an INT and fumble recovery.

Also back are three starters on the offensive line, WR Dalton Allen (sr., 5-9, 160/339 yards receiving, four TDs) and RB Colton McKinney (jr., 5-11, 170/227 yards rushing, two TDs). Two players return with varsity experience in junior Conner Hellyer (6-0, 165) and sophomore Braxton Donaldson (6-2, 230). Hellyer threw for 528 yards and six TDs before being injured in Week 6. Donladson (338 yards passing, two TDs) finished the season under center.

Defensively, senior DL Robbie Adams (6-0, 180) returns after making 91 tackles, 10 TFL and six sacks last year. He also had three TDs as a FB.

Other key defensive contributors will be seniors DB Dalton Allen (5-9, 160/56 tackles), LB Franco Villella (5-8, 155/83 tackles) and DE Alex Brewer (5-11, 170/93 tackles, 10 TFL, three sacks). Overall, the Vikings return 10 players who had at least 23 tackles each last year.

Miami East opens with Miami County rival Milton-Union, which it hasn’t beaten since 2001.

SCHEDULE

8/30 H
Milton-Union (0-0)
9/6 A
National Trail (0-0)
9/13 H
Ansonia (0-0)
9/20 A
Arcanum (0-0)
9/27 H
Mississinawa Valley (0-0)
10/4 A
Bethel (0-0)
10/11 H
Covington (0-0)
10/18 A
Tri-County North (0-0)
10/25 A
Bradford (0-0)
11/1 H
Twin Valley South (0-0)

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2013 Ohio HS Football Preview

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