The Firebirds won their first eight games last season, but closed with a
pair of 12-point losses to Colerain and Lakota East that kept them out
of the playoffs. A bad taste lingers, but so does a ton of talent.
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*Lakota West (8-2): The Firebirds won their first eight games last season, but closed with a pair of 12-point losses to Colerain and Lakota East that kept them out of the playoffs. A bad taste lingers, but so does a ton of talent.
Senior QB Malik Grove (5-11, 170) and senior RB Mikel Horton (6-1, 225) were both first team All-Greater Miami Conference last year. Grove threw for 1,163 yards and 11 TDs and ran for 555 yards and 11 TDs last year. Horton, a JJHuddle Top 100 prospect that ran for 1,003 yards and 13 TDs last season, has committed to Kentucky. He also had offers from Florida State, Louisville, Minnesota, Indiana, Purdue and Cincinnati.
The senior WR corps of Tyler Jones (6-1, 175/18 receptions, 256 yards, two TDs) and Jarin Higginbotham (6-2, 180/17 receptions, 216 yards, two TDs) is a lethal one.
Senior OL Landon Johnson (5-11, 245) anchors the line.
Senior K Justin Martin (6-4, 215) is an All-GWOC performer. He hit nine-of-12 FGs last year.
Winton Woods (0-0)
Glen Este (0-0)
Oak Hills (0-0)
Lakota East (0-0)