The Irish are dropping to Division II after making week 11 a season ago
in Division I. Scioto regular season decisions to playoff participants
Dublin Coffman and Hilliard Darby before losing to Olentangy in the
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*Dublin Scioto (8-3, Region 3 Quarterfinalist): The Irish are dropping to Division II after making week 11 a season ago in Division I. Scioto regular season decisions to playoff participants Dublin Coffman and Hilliard Darby before losing to Olentangy in the playoffs.
“We graduate a talented senior class that took us back to the playoffs and had us in the hunt for a league championship,” stated head coach Karl Johnson. “Our success in 2013 will be dependent upon our ability to fill those positions lost by graduation and our juniors ability to step into leadership roles and to lead by example”
Scioto welcome backs a pair of offensive lineman in Jacob Schafer (5’11/240/Sr.) and Brennen Sawicki (6’2/260/Jr.). The latter is drawing Division I interest and earned 1st Team all-league as a sophomore.
Versatile senior Darius McDonald, who owns a Kentucky offer, returns after hauling in 45 receptions as a junior. Senior Cody Steffy (5’8/160) snatched 24 balls for 160 yards a year ago.
Troy Zimmerman (6’0/250) returns on defense after making 131 stops last year earning him 2nd Team all-league. Jack Flood (5’11/180/Sr.) recorded 101 tackles from his safety spot. Spencer Talentino (5’9/175/Sr.) also returns following a 78-tackle campaign and Division 1 prospect Elijah Berry (6’0/250/Sr.) is welcomed back on the defensive line after making 68 stops as a junior. Junior linebacker (6’3/205) is another name to watch along with Sawicki, who was 2nd Team all-district.
A big weapon Scioto will have in its arsenal will be junior kicker Sam Crosa (5’7/130). Crosa was 2nd Team all-league and Special Mention all-district as a sophomore. He converted 46-of-47 PATs and 11-of-13 field goals.
Canal Winchester enters Scioto’s division of the OCC and moves from week 1 to 10 and Worthington Kilbourne will be leaving its division and move from week 10 to 1.
“We play a very schedule, including what I think is the toughest division of the OCC from top to bottom,” said Johnson.
Worthington Kilbourne (0-0)
Dublin Coffman (0-0)
Westerville Central (0-0)
Westerville North (0-0)
Westerville South (0-0)
Dublin Jerome (0-0)
Hilliard Darby (0-0)
Hilliard Bradley (0-0)
Canal Winchester (0-0)