2013 JJHuddle Ohio HS Football Previews: Kent Roosevelt

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Kent Roosevelt Rough Riders Football

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.


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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. 

SCHEDULE

8/29 A
Archbishop Hoban (0-0)
9/6 H
Stow-Munroe Falls (0-0)
9/13 A
Cuyahoga Falls (0-0)
9/20 A
Coventry (0-0)
9/27 A
Ravenna (0-0)
10/4 H
Springfield (0-0)
10/11 H
Field (0-0)
10/18 H
Streetsboro (0-0)
10/25 A
Crestwood (0-0)
11/1 H
Norton (0-0)

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