Division IV: Region 12 Overview

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Region 12

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


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Team To Beat

*Kenton (6-4): The Wildcats had a string of three straight
playoff berths snapped last year when they finished ninth in Region 14.
This season Kenton will look to earn the 10th postseason trip in
history. Despite only being in the postseason nine times, Kenton has a
22-7 playoff record and is 4-0 in state semifinals (2-2 in state
finals). Known for its prolific offense, Kenton has another unit capable
of posting incredible numbers…MORE

Teams To Watch

*Bellevue (13-2, Division III State Runner-Up): The Redmen
advanced to their first state championship game where they came up short
against Akron SVSM. Gone from that team is standout QB Jalen Santoro
and a slew of other impact players. Among the key returners are…MORE

*Bryan (11-1, Region 10 semifinalist):
The Golden Bears capped one of the most impressive seasons in school
history (undefeated regular season, NWOAL title and home playoff win
over Watterson) by winning the inaugural Ohio National Guard JJHuddle
Ohio Team of the Year award. This season could be just as special. Bryan
returns talent galore including the senior trio of…MORE

*Caledonia River Valley (8-3, Region 10 quarterfinalist):
The Vikings are coming off back-to-back playoff appearances and looking
for the first three-year postseason stretch in program history. RV is
also looking for the school’s first playoff win. And it’s within grasp.
Head coach Doug Green (fourth season at RV/82-68 career record) returns a
talented group that should produce plenty of points. Senior QB Matt
Green (5-9, 160) returns after throwing for 10 TDs and running for five
last season. Also back are…MORE

*Galion (9-2, Region 14 quarterfinalist):
The Tigers are coming off just their second playoff berth since 1989
and are poised for another trip to Week 11. Senior QB/ATH Dareian
Watkins (6-1, 204) looks to complete his career as a four-time
all-conference performer and has committed to Northwestern…MORE

*Genoa (11-1, Region 14 semifinalist):
The Comets have made the playoffs five years in a row, but must replace
the Northern Buckeye Conference back (Kyle Nutter) and lineman (Nick
Keller) of the year if they want to do it again. Senior OL Michael
Deiter (6-4, 290) gives them a leg up on the latter. A special player
and first team NBC selection at both OL and DL last year, Deiter has
committed to Wisconsin. Also back for the Comets is…MORE

*Indian Lake (6-4): The Lakers are on the verge
of something big. Indian lake returns its top three rushers from a year
ago in the senior trio of L.J. Henderson (5-11, 185/657 yards, eight
TDs), Chris Teague (5-10, 145/781 yards, nine TDs) and Montel Morgan
(6-0, 175/247 yards, six TDs)…MORE

*La Grange Keystone (5-5):
The Wildcats have never been to the playoffs, but that could change
this year. Junior WR/TE/DB C.J. Conrad (6-5, 218) is becoming one of the
state’s top junior prospects. Last year he caught 59 passes for 924
yards and 14 TDs. He also had three INTs and 87 tackles. Key seniors are…MORE

*Lorain Clearview (7-4, Region 14 quarterfinalist):
After a three-year playoff absence, the Clippers earned the program’s
15th postseason berth last year. A 72-0 first round loss to
Ottawa-Glandorf still stings. The good news? Talent returns…MORE

*Millbury Lake (4-6): The
Lakers were an up-and-down football team last year. A week after
getting shutout by Genoa, Lake scored 54 points in a win over Elmwood.
The next week they lost 41-16 to Rossford. The next week they beat
Fostoria 66-13. Consistency is something this program needs and
something new head coach Mark Emans hopes to provide. Emans, who spent
21 seasons at Wauseon and won a D-III state championship in 1993,
replaces former Sherwood Fairview and Versailles HC Bob Olwin who left
after one year to go to Ada. The cupboard is far from bare…MORE

*Ontario (6-4):
The Warriors will again ride the talented senior backfield of RB Jordan
Campbell (5-10, 200) and QB Tyler Boatwright (5-11, 200). Campbell ran
for 1,785 yards and scored 33 TDs last year, while Boatwright  accounted
for 1,030 total yards and seven TDs…MORE

*Wooster Triway (7-3): The
return of junior QB Parker Carmichael (5-11, 160) gives the Titans a
shot in any game. Carmichael threw for 2,745 yards and 30 TDs and ran
for 220 yards and eight TDs last yea…MORE

Keep An Eye On

*Ben Logan (4-6): Senior RB Jeremy Brisson (5-9, 175) returns
after sharing Central Buckeye Conference Mad River Division Offensive
Player of the Year honors last year…MORE

*Brookside (0-10): The Cardinals will lean heavily on senior QB/P Jake Morgan (5-10, 165).

*Firelands (3-7): Senior OL Joe Sosinski (6-3, 315) is a good one.

*Lima Bath (5-5): The Wildcats will lean on senior DB Hayden Atkins (6-1, 190) and senior WR Teran Sullivan (6-6, 220).

*Marengo Highland (5-5):
The Scots will look to ride a seasoned offensive line led by senior Ed
Kontul (6-3, 290/three-year starter) and junior Jacob Brown (6-0,
210/two-year starter)…MORE

*Otsego (6-4):
The Knights will lean heavily on senior RB/DB Cody Downs, who was
second team All-NBC at both positions last year. Junior OL Dameon Nigh
was also All-NBC.

*Rossford (6-4): The Bulldogs return a
pair of first team All-NBC performers in RB Ian Stolar (sr.) and LB
Jacob Cowell (sr.)…MORE

*Upper Sandusky (7-4, Region 14 quarterfinalist):
The Rams have a special talent in senior LB Tylor Pritchard (6-3, 205)
who had 144 tackles, five sacks, four forced fumbles, two fumble
recoveries and two INTs last year.

*Wauseon (3-7): The
Indians return a good one in first team All-NWOAL DB/QB Ty Suntken
(6-0, 175, sr.)…MORE

Also In This Region

Oak Harbor (7-3), Fostoria (0-10), Shelby (2-8), Clearfork (3-7), Port Clinton (1-9), Vermillion (2-8), Toledo Scott (3-7)

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