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2013 Ohio HS Football Preview
Region 4 Preview
Team To Beat
*Massillon Washington (11-2, Region 2 finalist): The
Tigers had a remarkable season in 2012. They beat D-IV state champion
Akron SVSM, Steubenville and rival Canton McKinley twice, knocking the
Bulldogs out of the playoffs in Week 12. Massillon fell to Whitmer in
the regional final. There are holes to fill, but the Tigers have a solid
nucleus intact. Expectations are high and they should be. The Tigers
possess three JJHuddle 2014 Top 100 prospects in…MORE
Teams To Watch
*Avon (11-2, Region 6 finalist): The Eagles must replace five all district players on offense. Ouch. The good news? The defense returns two key seniors
in DL Domonic Bodnar (5-11, 220) and LB Kevin Maloney (6-2, 185)…MORE
*Avon Lake (8-3, Region 2 quarterfinalist): The Shoreman have two JJHuddle Top 10 Prospects in senior DL/TE Kyle Kuhar (6-4, 245/Ohio commit) and senior DE/OL Ben Oxley (6-6, 275/Northwestern commit)…MORE
*Grafton Midview (9-2, Region 6 quarterfinalist): The Middies will lean on standout senior QB Cody Calloway (6-3, 196) who has committed to Bowling Green. Calloway owns multiple school records
and has thrown for over 2,000 yards in each of the last two seasons
*Medina Highland (7-3): The Hornets finished ninth in Region 6 last year and just missed out on the program’s fourth playoff appearance in five years. The dynamic senior pass-catch duo of QB Bruce Kinsey (6-1, 170) and WR Cory Moncol (6-0, 173) return to an offense that set school records for scoring average (36.5 points), yards (390.9 per game) and first downs (21.7 per game)…MORE
*Sylvania Southview (6-4): The Cougars have a trio of JJHuddle Top 100 senior prospects
in WR/DB Nathan Hall (6-3, 205/Northwestern commit), WR/DB JJ Pinckney
(6-4, 182/Michigan State, Kentucky, Louisville, Indiana offers) and
OL/DL Ryan Stout (6-6, 255/MAC offers).
Keep An Eye On
*Akron Ellet (8-3, Region 5 quarterfinalist): Senior
LBs Matt Geer (5-8, 170) and Dakota King (5-11, 170) lead the Orangmen
defense, while junior RB Jacob Ivery (5-7, 155) returns on O.
*Anthony Wayne (5-5): The Generals will lean on senior RB Sam Bruno (6-2, 185) who holds a Toledo offer. Bruno ran for 1,113 yards and 18 TDs last season…MORE
*Nordonia (7-4, Region 2 quarterfinalist): The Knights return a solid nucleus in senior RB Jordan Nobles (5-11, 185), junior WR Alex Alders (6-2, 195), junior OL Cameron Bell (6-7, 330) and senior LB Alex Woicehovich (6-2, 220).
*Perrysburg (8-3, Region 6 quarterfinalist): Senior RB/LB Mark Delas (6-2, 212) returns for the Yellow Jackets after rushing for 883 yards and 18 TDs last year. He also had 56 tackles.
*Toledo St. John’s (4-6): Senior RB Collin Korte rushed for
576 yards and 11 TDs last year, while junior Craig Mays caught 34 passes
for 458 yards and seven TDs. Sophomore OL Sean Rattay (6-2, 280) was
All-TRAC as a freshman…MORE
*Toledo Bowsher (6-4): The Rebels return a solid nucleus in senior RB Khane Collins (6-0, 190), junior LB Phoenix Reid (5-8, 150) and senior LB Mark Washington (6-2, 250).
*Twinsburg (6-4): Senior DL Cameron Dial (6-3, 230) is one of the region’s top defenders.
*Uniontown Lake (3-7): The Blue Streaks will lean on senior RB
Matt Blasiole (5-10, 184) who ran for 1,656 yards and 17 TDs last
*Walsh Jesuit (3-6): The Warriors have two of Ohio’s top OL prospects in seniors Alex Conley (6-4, 290/Buffalo offer) and John Conner (6-5, 300/Lake Erie and Tiffin offers). Senior LB Bryan DiCillo (6-2, 208/126 tackles, seven TFL) holds offers from…MORE
Also In This Region
Akron Firestone (5-5); Toledo Start (5-5); Oregon Clay (5-5), North Ridgeville (1-9); Amherst Steele (2-8); Holland Springfield (1-9); Barberton (2-8); Canton Timken (1-9); Toledo St. Francis (3-7); Sylvania Northview (3-7); Fremont Ross (3-7), Copley (6-4)
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