Key Team Profiles

Published 1:37 am Thursday, August 27, 2015

Marion Pleasant at Coal Grove: Marion Pleasant was 11-2 last season as the Spartans made the playoffs for the 20th time. Key returning players: WR-DB Nico Sansotta (6-4, 190), WR Joe Craycraft (6-3, 185), QB Bobby Husted (5-11, 180), RB Clay Cheney (5-9, 175).

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Oak Hill at Chesapeake: The Oaks return 8 starters on offense and 7 on defense. Key players: FB-LB Matt Gilliland (6-0, 185), C Nick Metzler (5-8, 254), G Zach Maynard (6-0, 230), G Jaymen Travis (6-0, 180), TE-LB Cody Swann (6-1, 180), QB Lane Burdine (5-11, 147), RB Chris Coy (5-7, 173), LB Tyler Trisch (5-9, 205), RB Willy Harris (5-9, 160). Panthers suffered a key blow when sophomore running back Cecil Fletcher suffered a broken leg.

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Rock Hill at River Valley: The Raiders have several starters back as they look to build on last season’s 6-4 record that included a win over the Redmen. Key players: WR Tyler Twyman, WR Kirk Morrow, QB Dayton Hardway, RB Justin Arrowood, WR George Williams, RB Mark Wray, OL Brody Moles, OL Mike Williams, OL C.J. Jennings, OL Tyler Ward.

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Johnson Central at Fairland: The Eagles have been a Class 4-A power in Kentucky. Key returnees: RB Bryce Skaggs (5-9, 145), RB Connor Ratliff (5-7, 140), RB Gunner Slone (6-2, 245), QB Bryce Workman (5-10, 175), TE Noah Frisby (6-3, 210), G Aaron Butcher (5-7, 225), G Brady Taylor (6-1, 210), T-DT Daniel Meade 6-1, 362).

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Symmes Valley at Huntington: The Huntsmen went 3-7 last season including a 26-16 loss to the Vikings in the season opener. The team expects to have excellent speed overall. Key returnees: QB Tanner Knece (6-0, 165), WR Austin Barker (6-3, 175), OL Billy Doyle (6-3, 260), OL Craig Briggs (6-4, 245), OL Jake Shaffer (6-3, 245), OL Lyle Watters (5-9, 245), OL Trent Waldren (6-2, 230), WR Brian Smith (5-11, 160), WR Jesse Lewis (5-11, 185).

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Minford at South Point: Minford drops down to Division V and has a lot of experience returning. QB is unsettled between Noah Gray, Josh Muck and Michael Stiltner. Besides QB, Stiltner can play WR Key returnees: RT Trace Conley, OL Samuel Frazie, OL Devin Miller, RB Landon Collins, RB Kody Kennedy, RB Tyler Conley, RB Casey Gaines, DL Simon Thoroughman, DL Tyler Compton