The Rough Riders seniors have the chance to be the first class in school
history to play in four postseasons. Veteran head coach John Nemec
(222-101-3 career record) has things rolling as he enters is 29th season
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*Kent Roosevelt (10-2, Region 5 semifinalist): The Rough Riders seniors have the chance to be the first class in school history to play in four postseasons. Veteran head coach John Nemec (222-101-3 career record) has things rolling as he enters is 29th season at Roosevelt.
The concern on offense is replacing D-I recruits at QB and WR, but this team’s strength will be defense where nine starters, including seven with a 3.5 gpa or higher, return. The leader of the unit is senior LB Matt Sommers (6-2, 225) who holds a Kent State offer. Other key returners are seniors Kardell Jackson (DB/WR, 5-10, 175), Stan Zalewski (OL/DL, 6-2, 260), Coery Spicer (DE/TE, 6-1, 220) and Michael Bush (LB, 6-0, 205). All four were All-Portage Trail Conference Metro Division selections. Jackson is just the third four-year starter Nemec’s had in 32 years.
Junior WR/DB Luther Fortson (5-10, 180) will contribute heavily.
“Our players work hard and expect to win,” Nemec said. “They are a good group of kids.”
Four of the first five games are on the road, including non-league tilts at Akron Hoban and Cuyahoga Falls. Week 2 against Stow-Munroe Falls is home. Conversely, the Rough Riders close with four of five at home.
Archbishop Hoban (0-0)
Stow-Munroe Falls (0-0)
Cuyahoga Falls (0-0)