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* Players to Watch – RB/LB Vince Kurtz (6'1, 200, Sr.), OL/DL Carter Mullins (6'0, 235, Sr.), WR/LB Jack Jacoby (6'0, 210, Jr.), DB Shane Hossler (6'2, 170, Sr.)
* Outlook – After leading Hopewell-Loudon to back-o-back Division VI state title games, head coach Brian Colatruglio led the Tornadoes to the D-III regional finals last year. Columbian lost 18-7 to eventual state champion Watterson. A strong nucleus returns including five starters on defense, which will be the strength of the team (Kurtz was third team All-Ohio last year). Line play should be solid on both sides of the ball. Offensively concerns include replacing a ton of skill positions (QB, RB, and three WRs). New talent will come from a JV team that went 8-1. The schedule is completely different with five new teams, including new Week 1 opponent Clyde.