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Golden Bears confident despite new faces
By PATRICK DOLAN der, who made 11 of 17 field-goal attempts, were of injuries,” he said. ”Just about all of our kids defensive end, has made a verbal commitment
ThisWeek Staff Writer second-team all-district and Blevins, Tanner and have some experience playing under the lights.” to Akron.
Vaughn were special mention all-district. UA, which employs the wing-T offense, returns “I think you’ll see him be not only a great
The Upper Arlington High School football Blevins, DeVilbiss, Kattoua, Schneider, Tan- two starters on offense in senior tight endAndrew tight end but a great defensive end this year,”
team will have a lot of new faces in its lineup, ner andVaughn were first-team all-league.Ander- Colosimo (6-foot-5, 245 pounds) and junior run- Golden said.
but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have its sights son, Crawford, D’Andrea, Denyes and Lom- ning back Tommy Farwick (6-0, 195). Farwick, Senior Braden Layer (6-1, 180) takes over at
set on winning the OCC-Buckeye Division cham- bardi were second-team all-league and Hallarn who could see time at both halfback and full- quarterback and will be backed up by junior
pionship and securing a Division I playoff berth. received honorable mention. back, replaced Crawford in the final five games, John Townsley (6-3, 190), a move-in from Texas.
The Golden Bears have undergone major Third-year coach Mike Golden — whose rushing for 429 yards on 102 carries (4.2 yards Senior Mikel Berry (6-3, 245) will start at full-
changes from a personnel standpoint, as they team opens Friday at home against Westland — per carry) and scoring five touchdowns. back and junior Alex Drake (5-10, 180) should
lost 19 of their 22 regular starters from a year concedes that UA does not have many “regu- “Tommy is a year older and stronger,” Golden see significant time at halfback.
ago when they finished 10-2 overall — the 12th lar” starters back from last year. “But we have said. “He looks like a player.”
season in the program’s 82 years with at least a lot of kids who started a game or two because Colosimo, who also is expected to start at See UPPER ARLINGTON, page 26
10 wins — and went 4-1 in the OCC-Buckeye
to place second to eventual Division I state cham-
pion Hilliard Davidson (5-0).
UA finished ahead of Dublin Coffman (3-2),
Westerville North (2-3), Grove City (1-4) and
Reynoldsburg (0-5).
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