Region 26: Keep an eye on Portsmouth Notre Dame, Bradford, Southeastern…

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Region 26

A look at some players, teams, programs and news of note for the region…


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*Bradford (8-3, Region 24 quarterfinalist): The Railraoders reached the playoffs for the first time in 30 years (1982) last season. Head coach Curtis Enis has the turned the program around. Now can they maintain momentum? Of note…Bradford has had a 2,000-yard rusher in two of the last three seasons.

*Cedarville (1-8-1): The Indians will lean on senior LB Justin Liming (5-11, 190).

*Waynesfield-Goshen (4-7, Region 24 quarterfinalist): That’s no misprint, the Tigers made the playoffs last year with four wins. In 2011 they had seven wins, won the NWCC title and finished ninth in computer points.

*Springfield Catholic Central (2-8): Head coach Steve DeWitt enters his 35th season with the Irish (222-147-1). SCC has been in the playoffs eight of the last 10 years.

*South Charleston Southeastern (5-5): The Trojans have one of the state’s top small school defenders in senior LB James South (6-2, 175) who had 98 tackles and 15 sacks last season. Other key senior contributors will be LB Bryant Banion (6’0,  185/seven sacks), RB Thorne Stoops (6’0, 175),  OL Nick Hess (6’1, 255) and OL Josh Clark (6’0, 250). The wildcard? Junior QB/DB Ben Miller (6’2, 175). Head coach Greg Bonifay is 24-28 in five years.

*Portsmouth Notre Dame (7-3): The Titans are ready to challenge for the program’s second playoff berth since 2000. Key contributors will be senior RB Dakota Smith (6-0, 160), senior DL Daniel Ogg (6-4, 225), senior LB Jack Kayser (6-0, 175) and senior DB Will Haney (6-2, 170).

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Region 26: Team To Beat

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Region 26: Teams To Watch

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Region 26: Also In This Region

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