2011 Football Preview: Trotwood-Madison -
06-28-2011, 01:05 PM
Trotwood-Madison (12-3, D-II State Runner-Up)
* Players to Watch – DB Bam Bradley (6-2, 205, sr.); DB Cameron Burrows (6-2, 190, jr.); OL L.J. Mosley (6-5, 311, sr.); QB Michael Simpson (6-3, 200, sr.); LB/TE Michael McCray II (6-4, 230, jr.); OL Matt Cash (6-4, 277, sr.); OL Clem Vingar (6-0, 280, so.); OL Jordan Ashe (6-1, 270, sr.); DE Trey Williams-Brown (6-3, 240, jr.); WR/CB Trai Mobley (5-11, 170, sr.); RB Isreal Green (5-9, 196, jr.)
* Outlook – The Rams made it to the state final last year after reaching the regional finals the year before. Expect another deep playoff run this season – if not a state title. As usual, Trotwood boasts an extremely talented roster. Simpson, a three-year starter at Chaminade Julienne, takes over at QB after throwing for 1,423 yards and 15 TDs last season. He also ran for six scores. Green (508 yards and six TDs) has big shoes to fill, taking over for Antwan Gilbert (Toledo) who ran for over 2,000 years each of the last two seasons. Cash, Vingar, Ashe and Mosley anchor a veteran and solid OL. Mobley (15 receptions, 238 yards, four TDs) and McCray (10 receptions, 110 yards, three TDs) are reliable targets. Defensively, Trotwood owns arguably the state’s top secondary. Bradley (94 tackles) owns over 20 offers (including Tennessee, Arizona, Michigan State, Penn State, Pitt and Missouri), while Burrows (65 tackles, six INTs) owns an Ohio State offer and is vying for the label of “No. 1 overall prospect” in Ohio for the Class of 2013. McCray (54 tackles, four fumble recoveries) already holds offers from Syracuse and Toledo. Williams-Brown (68 tackles, 18 TFL and eight sacks) is a D-I prospect too. Head coach Maurice Douglass is 58-42 in 10 years. Tough games include Dunbar, Wayne, Springfield, Troy and Piqua.