Division IV: Region 13 Overview

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Region 13

Regional breakdown, top players, big games, big names, teams to beat, teams to watch and more…


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Team To Beat

*Indian Valley (6-5, Region 15 quarterfinalist): The return of
senior QB Brady Byers (6-3, 200) and junior RB Jake Davis (5-9, 210)
have elevated expectations for the Braves who are coming off
back-to-back playoff appearances. The program is still looking for its
first postseason win…MORE

Teams To Watch

*Columbus Watterson (7-4, region 10 quarterfinalist): The
Eagles have missed the playoffs just three times in 21 years. Expect
another postseason trip. Head coach Dan Bjelac (80-37 in 10 years) said
Watterson is looking forward to continuing its “great tradition” and
“excited about the challenges” that provides. The Eagles return a solid
trio of senior RBs in…MORE

*Johnstown-Monroe (10-3, Region 15 finalist): The Johnnies
have played in two straight regional finals. Three straight isn’t out of
the question. Junior RB Cody Farley (5-11, 180) leads the charge after
rushing for 1,792 yards and 17 TDs last season…MORE

*Philo (7-3): The Electrics were close last year. Two straight
losses to end the season (and two 2-point losses) kept Philo from
earning the program’s fifth postseason berth and first since 1995. The
Electrics are 0-4 in the playoffs, but that could change this season.
Expectations have grown for a program that raised funds and
independently paid for new field turf at Sam Hatfield Stadium in the
offseason…MORE

*Steubenville (9-3, Region 11 semifinalist): Big Red will be
led by senior DB Robert Harden (6-1, 190). A four-year starter, Harden
had 47 tackles, including 12 TFL last year. He had 52 tackles as a
sophomore and 47 as a freshman.

*Wintersville Indian Creek (9-2, Region 11 quarterfinalist): The
Redskins have been in the playoffs back-to-back seasons (and three
times overall), but are still looking for their first postseason win.
Indian Creek will rally around…MORE

*Zanesville Maysville (9-2, Region 11 quarterfinalist): The
Panthers are coming off the school’s first playoff berth and return a
dynamite 1-2 punch in senior RB Jordan Hayes (5-11, 200) and senior WR
C.J. Harris (6-0, 195).

Keep An Eye On

*Amanda-Clearcreek (3-7): The Aces had a string of three straight playoff appearances snapped last year. Can they rebound?

*Bexley (2-8):
The Lions return a pair of defensive standouts in senior DL Jacob Olds
(6-0, 198) and senior LB Jeff Nicosia (5-11, 189)…MORE

*Byesville Meadowbrook (3-7):
The Colts haven’t had a winning season since 2005 but hopes are high
this season. Senior RB Clay Lapp (5-9, 200) returns for his fourth year
as a starter with 1,906 career yards and 18 TDs. He only played six
games last year…MORE

*Carroll Bloom-Carroll (5-6, Region 15 quarterfinalist):
The Bulldogs – once 2-5 – won their last three regular season games
(over Circleville, Amanda-Clearcreek and Hamilton Township) last year to
earn a spot in the postseason…MORE

*Columbus East (5-5):
Senior QB James Curry (5-10, 180) returns after throwing for 900 yards
and 12 TDs and rushing for 800 yards and nine TDs…MORE

*Columbus South (4-6):
The Bulldogs have never been to the playoffs. Could they get there this
year? Yes. That’s quite a statement for a team that went 0-10 in 2011.
The key? Senior RB/LB Deone Linsley (6-0, 200) who rushed for 1,153
yards and 25 TDs last year. He also had 83 tackles, three INTs and three
defensive TDs…MORE

*Heath (4-6): The Bulldogs will lean on senior LB Kameron Herring (5-7, 175/72 tackles, four forced fumbles).

*Newark Licking Valley (7-3):
The Panthers return the senior pass-catch combo of QB Grant Garber
(6-1, 205/1,008 yards passing, nine TDs) and WR Ty Griffith (6-2, 185).

*Richmond Edison (2-8): Senior
QB Nolan Marcus returns after throwing for 1,345 yards and 13 TDs and
running for 633 yards and 10 TDs last season…MORE

*Tuscarawas Valley (3-7): Senior
RB Kyle Stewart (6-1, 245) leads the charge after rushing for 772 yards
and eight TDs last year. The Trojans also return…MORE

Also In This Region

John Glenn  (6-4), New Lexington (7-3), Claymont (6-3), Morgan (2-8), Fairfield Union (2-8), Columbus Linden McKinley (1-9), Utica (1-9), Vincent Warren (4-6), Buckeye Local (4-6), Warsaw River View (5-5)

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