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Silver Knights return experienced lineup
By JARROD ULREY (NT, second-team all-district) to graduation. safety last season. ing first-team all-district. He is joined in the sec-
ThisWeek Staff Writer Senior Brock Brown (6-foot-3, 185 pounds) Senior Adam Rood finished with 39 tackles ondary by Mace, Christman and sophomore
is back at quarterback after earning special men- and four sacks at linebacker last year but has Brennan McCarty.
For most high school football teams, the pre- tion all-district and completing 94 of 150 passes moved to end. Also on the line will be Grashel “It looks like we’ve got all of our spots filled,
season is a time to begin establishing new lead- for 1,180 yards with 11 touchdowns and five (DE), juniors Tyler Collins (DT) and Jeff Beatty and the good thing is we’ve got some backups,”
ers and discover who can fill the holes left by interceptions. Junior Matt Petrie is the backup. (DT) and sophomore Lucas Beatty. Wolf said. “We’re two-platooning this year.
those now gone from the program. Seniors Shea Brintlinger and Zac Dawson Louks again will be at safety after finishing We’ve got a lot of kids and we’ve got some good
When a team which won the majority of its will be at halfback. Dawson made special men- with five interceptions and 30 tackles and mak- young kids.”
games returns all but four players such as Ready tion all-district after rushing 171 times for 731
is doing this year, practices have a different feel yards and 13 touchdowns.
to them, according to coach Larry Wolf. Brintlinger ran 76 times for 387 yards and
“I don’t have to coach every detail because five touchdowns and was the leading receiver
we’ve got kids who have been through the wars,” with 23 catches for 255 yards and two touch-
he said.
In addition, the Silver Knights shouldn’t be
lacking for motivation.
downs.
Junior Zach Leidienger (6-0, 200) will start
at fullback after being named the team’s prac-
GO KNIGHTS!
After Ready opened 7-1, it lost to Saltsburg tice player of the year. He was at Franklin Heights
(Pa.) Kiski Prep 21-13 and saw its playoff hopes as a freshman and had to sit out last year but
disintegrate with a 6-3 loss to Hartley in the bat- practiced all season.
tle for the CCL-Gold Division title. Junior Steve Christman (14 catches for 206 The Team
The Silver Knights finished 7-3 and placed yards, 4 touchdowns), seniors Mark Louks and
10th in Division V, Region 19, marking the third Nick Mace and sophomore Jordan Karns will
time in four seasons that they failed to advance be at receiver. Senior Ian Graham made 12
to the playoffs. catches for 158 yards and three touchdowns last
Ready opens Friday at DeGraff Riverside and season but is expected to play only on defense.
has added Division V playoff-qualifiers Nel-
sonville-York (home, Sept. 14) and Lima Cen-
Senior Guy Cullison (6-4, 280) is back at right “Tackling All Of Your
tackle after earning first-team all-district last
tral Catholic (away, Oct. 5) to a schedule that
also includes Division IV state runner-up Jonathan
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Thomas (RG). Senior Jeff Grashel (6-2, 185),
six before falling 17-14 to JonathanAlder, which
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finished first in the Region 16 computer ratings
Dana DePassio are at tight end.
and lost to Youngstown Mooney 26-12 in the
Junior Mike Morgan was 4-for-7 on field Buy or sell a home with The Julie Morgan Team during the
state championship game. They lost to Hartley
for the third season in a row. goals, with a long of 43 yards, and was 36 of 37
2007 football season, and we’ll donate a sizeable donation
“If you stumble in one of the earlier ones, you on extra points to be named first-team all-dis-
trict for the second consecutive season. He also in your name to the athletic booster of your choice.
can be in some real trouble with that schedule,”
Wolf said. “Hartley has beaten us three years in averaged 35 yards per punt.
a row. They were better than us for two of those
years, but until we beat them again, talk is cheap.”
Ready returns starters at 17 positions after
“We’ve had our ups and downs and we still
have some things to work, but so far it’s been
pretty smooth,” Brown said. “We’ve been run-
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maybe a little more spread. We’ve set a lot of
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Graham (5-11, 190) is back at inside linebacker
At a glance to lead the defense. He made first-team all-dis-
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Coach: Larry Wolf, 10th season joined at linebacker by senior Curtis Watson, (Mike Morgan ’09, Kelly Morgan ’69) 273-7946
Key players: Shea Brintlinger, Brock Brown, Steve junior Joey Kulp and Brintlinger, who played
Christman, Guy Cullison, Ian Graham, Joey Kulp, Mark
Louks, Nick Mace, Mike Morgan, Aidan O’Rourke and

August 22, 2007 • Central Ohio High School Football Preview ’07
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2007 SCHEDULE
Aug. 24..............DeGraff Riverside ...............Away
Aug. 31..............St. Paris Graham ................Away
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Sept. 7...............Centennial .........................Away
Sept. 14 ............Franklin Heights ................Home
Sept. 21 ............Nelsonville-York.................Home
Sept. 28 ............Jonathan Alder..................Home
Oct. 5 ................Lima Central Catholic..........Away
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Oct. 12....North Ajax (Ontario) Notre Dame...Home
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Oct. 19 ..............Saltsburg (Pa.) Kiski ...........Away
Oct. 26 ..............Hartley .............................Home
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