Division VI: Region 19 Overview


Region 19

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Team To Beat

*Kirtland (14-1, D-V state runner-up): The Hornets made a second
straight appearance in the state finals but failed to defend their title
– barely – falling 10-9 to Coldwater. With standout RB Damon Washington now at Miami (Ohio), expect defense to be Kirtland’s calling card. Senior
DL Cannon Schroeder (6-1, 210) returns after being named the AP D-V
Co-Defensive Player of the Year last season thanks in part to 19 sacks.
Also back is…MORE

Teams To Watch

*Cuyahoga Heights (10-2, Region 17 semifinalist): The Redskins have made the playoffs 15 of the last 16 years and don’t intend to stop now. Senior QB/DB Jordan Martin (6-1, 180) returns after throwing for 22 TDs and running for six more last year. CH also returns a pair of talented senior
WR/DBs in Jack Alpert (6-1, 170) and Tyler Gallo (5-8, 160). Alpert,
who caught 20 passes for 404 yards and seven TDs, had 28 tackles, three
INTs and scored two defensive TDs. Gallo caught 41 passes for 521 yards
and eight TDs. He also made 59 tackles. Another weapon is…MORE

*McDonald (6-4): After making five straight postseasons, the
Blue Devils have now missed out two years in a row. That string should
end this season. McDonald returns a very talented cast led by…MORE

*Mogadore (13-1, Region 21 Champions): The Wildcats have made
the postseason every year since the playoffs expanded to eight teams
(1999). Last season Mogadore won its 17th regional title and 39th league

*Newcomerstown (4-6): The Trojans are searching for the program’s first winning season since 2002. Head coach
Eric Brock (19-31 in five years) welcomes back a cast that includes…MORE

Keep An Eye On

*Brookfield (12-1, Region 13 finalist): The Warriors must
replace a strong senior class that led the program to new heights.
Another big difference this year is dropping from D-IV to D-VI. Key
contributors this season will be…MORE

*Columbiana (6-4): The
Clippers failed to reach the playoffs for just the third time in 10
years last season. Head coach Bob Spaite (156-103-4 in 25 years)
welcomes back four starters on each side of the ball. Key contributors
will be…MORE

*Dalton (4-6): The
Bulldogs return a pair of standout seniors in QB Jack Burke (5-11, 175)
and RB Quentin raines (6-1, 175). Burke threw for 332 yards and three
TDs and ran for 417 yards and five TDs last year, while Burke ran for
680 yards and eight TDs.

*Jackson-Milton (0-10): The
Blue Jays didn’t win a game last year, but that won’t be the case this
season. Jackson-Milton returns 15 starters, including several key senior
offensive pieces in…MORE

*Jeromesville Hillsdale (7-4, Region 19 quarterfinalist):
The Falcons have made the playoffs three of the last four years and
went 9-1 the season they didn’t reach Week 11. Hillsdale has one of the
state’s top small school lineman in senior DE Ryan Bee (6-7, 240). Bee,
who holds an offer from Marshall, had 66 tackles, 11 sacks, 11 TFL and
three caused fumbles last year. Offensively…MORE

*Lisbon David Anderson (2-8): Senior RB Brandon Barnes returns after running for 1,192 yards and 15 TDs last season.

*Louisville St. Thomas Aquinas (9-2, Region 17 quarterfinalist):
After making the playoffs for the first time in 23 years in 2011, the
Knights achieved back-to-back playoff appearances for the first time
since 1983-86. Gone from last year’s team are 15 seniors and 36 rushing
TDs. Back, however, is…MORE

*Newton Falls (1-9): Senior QB Brandon Fuller returns after running for 795 yards and passing for 548 last year.

*Salineville Southern (6-4):
The Indians have one of the state’s best small school WRs in senior
Jared Shilot (6-3, 200) who had 52 catches for a school record 921 yards
and eight TDs last year. He scored 11 TDs total.

*South Range (7-3):
The Raiders return two of their top three rushers in senior Billy
Goodall (5-11, 160/519 yards, five TDs) and junior David McCabe (5-9,
180/408 yards, six TDs)…MORE

*Sugarcreek Garaway (10-1, Region 17 quarterfinalist): Senior
LB Logan Wilson (6-2, 195) is one of the state’s best small school
defenders. He had 82 tackles, nine TFL and six sacks last season after
registering 95 tackles as a sophomore. Wilson also ran for four TDs…MORE

Also In This Region

Smithville (5-5); Oberlin (6-4); New Middletown Springfield (4-6); Burton Berkshire (4-6); Waterloo (3-7); Rootstown (2-8); Rittman (2-7); Cleveland VASJ (1-9); Ashland Crestview (2-8); Greenwich South Central (3-7); New London (6-4)

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