Region 20: Keep an eye on Tinora, Carey, Bluffton, Spencerville, Crestview…

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Region 20

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


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Keep An Eye On

*Ayersville (5-5): The Pilots return senior QB/DB/P D.J. Hagerman (6-2, 185) who rushed for 536 yards and eight TDs and had a 34.7 punting average.

*Bluffton (5-5): The Pirates will feature three defensive standouts in senior LB Issac Little (6-3, 195), senior LB Drake Luginbuhl and junior DB Robbie Stratton. Little has an offer from Miami (Oh.).

*Carey (8-2): The Blue Devils finished just outside the playoffs last year (ninth in Region 18), but making Week 11 this season is a real possibility. Carey returns senior QB Matt Holsinger, who tied a state record last season with a 99-yard TD run against North Baltimore. Carey also returns senior OL Jacob Goble, senior OL Anthony Blair, senior DB Brandon Zechman and junior DB Bryan Powers.

*Convoy Crestview (5-5): The Knights could make some noise this season. Senior OL/DL Scott Miller and senior RB/DB Malcolm Oliver were All-Northwest Confernece on both sides of the ball last year.

*Defiance Tinora (8-2): After making the playoffs seven of nine years, the Rams missed Week 11 for the second straight season. Eight wins is nothing to cry about, though. Tinora should be right in the thick of things again. Why? The main reason is senior QB/DB/P Derek Drewes  (6-1, 180) who earned All-Green Meadowws Conference honors at quarterback, defensive back and punter in 2012. Also back? All-GMC RB Kurt Kahle (senior). Defensively, look for senior linemen Logan Dickerson and Jacob Zigler to command attention. Senior DB Reid Renollet leads the secondary.

*Delphos Jefferson (6-4): The Wildcats started 5-1 but dropped three of their last four – including two games by two points or less – to finish out of the postseason. That bad taste should motivate a talented group. Jefferson returns a solid senior backfield in RB Zavier Buzard and  QB Austin Jettinghoff. Also back is senior TE/LB Ross Thompson. Keep an eye on sophomore LB Dalton Hicks.

*Elmore Woodmore (4-6): The Wildcats feature one of the state’s toughest small players in senior DB Evan Ulinski (5-5, 141). Ulinkski was a D-III wrestling state runner-up at 106-pounds last year.

*Harrod Allen East (2-8): Senior RB Ross Stewart (6-1, 200) returns after earning second team All-Northwest Conference honors.

*Metamora Evergreen (5-5): Senior Logan Pinkelman (6-3, 230) was first team All-NWOAL OL and second team DL.

*Spencerville (8-2): The Bearcats will lean heavily on senior RB Colton Miller.

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