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At a glance
DELAWARE HAYES PACERS Oct. 12 ..............Pickerington North.............Home
Colors: Orange and black Oct. 19 ..............Marysville .........................Home
Continued from page 34 Coach: Jamie Masi, fourth season Oct. 26 ..............Central Crossing.................Away Continued from page 37
Key players: Dajuan Brooks, Cody Dalga, Devin Dubena, 2006 RESULTS
Welsh. Also back are senior linemen Dajuan Brian Dunlap, Stan Gibson, Kyle Kimbro, Ricky Punches, (4-6 overall, 2-3 OCC-Central) Jesse Miller will run the college 4-3 set with
Brooks (6-foot-1, 220 pounds) and Ricky Kyle Shrout, Evan Welsh and Taylor Wood Heath ....................................................W, 36-31 two starters returning on the line — seniors
On the Web: dcs.k12.oh.us/hayes/index.html Big Walnut ................................................L, 37-0
Punches (6-0, 190). Junior Christion Brooks Pat Lynch and Levi Keeran. Senior Aric Blythe
2007 SCHEDULE Olentangy ...............................................L, 44-12
is moving from linebacker to end. Aug. 24..............Mount Gilead ....................Home Mount Vernon.........................................W, 34-29
moves across the line from being a tight end
Junior Jacob Nicol and Ogletree are expected Aug. 31..............Big Walnut..........................Away Olentangy Liberty ......................................L, 49-9 to a defensive end along with junior Stephen
to start at strong safety, with Burns and Turner Sept. 7...............Olentangy .........................Home Westerville Central ....................................L, 17-7 Beil. Also getting into the mix up front will
sharing time at free safety. Sept. 14 ............Mount Vernon.....................Away Thomas Worthington...............................W, 24-14 be seniors Jon Jindra and Justin Moore as well
“Last year we ran more of a 3-3-3 defense Sept. 21 ............Olentangy Liberty................Away Pickerington North ....................................W, 14-7 as sophomore Brendan Barrett.
Sept. 28 ............Westerville Central ............Home Marysville ...............................................L, 37-20
and this year we’ve simplified some things to Oct. 5 ................Thomas Worthington...........Away Central Crossing........................................L, 11-6 “The mentality is the biggest change that
where we’re more of a true 3-5,” Masi said. we’ve had,” said Blythe of playing under a
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The Pacers lost some size on their lines as Senior Stephen Griffith will start at outside
two-way tackle and punter Alex Maxson (6- at quarterback. 1-4. linebacker with juniors Adam Mullaney and
6, 290) and tight end/defensive end Ryan Treese Another change is that Brent Wise has taken Jeff Gafford, formerly of Worthington Kil- Kenny Parrish vying for the other outside slot.
(6-6, 240) were among the graduates. They Working for the inside position are seniors
over as offensive coordinator for Masi, who bourne, takes over at Marysville. Tom Phillips
must also replace quarterback/defensive back Johnny Rausch and Eric Runyan.
will be defensive coordinator and defensive left Bexley for North and Scott Gordon left
Justin Winebrenner and running back/defen- Returning at safety will be Fridley and junior
sive back Chace Conroy. line coach. Other coaches include Rich Felton Grandview for Thomas. Ricky Vaughn, for-
Aramis Scranton with juniors Ted Cox, Justin
Maxson was first-team all-district in Divi- (running backs), Scott Morrison (receivers), merly of Lima Senior, will lead Central Cross-
Hayes and Kameron Lowe also seeing time
sion II and Conroy was special mention. Jeff Jones (offensive line), Mark Thomas ing. in the backfield.
But Delaware returns seniors Kyle Shrout (linebackers) and Steve Lehman (defensive “There is excitement in all those schools Fridley will punt for the Monarchs with
(6-5, 330) and Kyle Kimbro (6-0, 275) on the backs). with new coaching staffs,” Masi said. “West- Lynch kicking off and Brogan and senior Jared
line. They will be joined by seniors Devin Jones coached Westland into the Division I erville Central played very, very well last year Butler battling to be the place-kicker.
Dubena (6-6, 275) and Cody Howell (6-0, 240) playoffs last season when the Cougars lost in and Gafford will have Marysville ready to play “We have 80 kids and 35 to 40 will be see-
and junior Ben Steele (6-1, 240). the first round to Upper Arlington 28-21 and every week. We have a legitimate shot at win- ing time on Friday nights,” said Gafford, who
“One of the few changes on the offense is finished 7-4. Jones, who will teach science at ning the title, too. I think we’d all be disap- is assisted by Johnson (defensive line), Miller
that we’re going to put our bigger linemen Hayes, lives in Powell and has coached with pointed if we didn’t win it. We went into the (linebackers), Mike Cottrill (running backs),
(Dubena and Shrout) at guard and use Steele Masi before. final two weeks with a shot at it and we let it Jim Gannon (defensive line), Kevin Grand-
and Kimbro at tackle with Howell at center,” There are four new coaches in the OCC- slip through our fingers. fass (defensive backs), Rich Knisley (wide
Masi said. “Last year, defenses were putting Central, as Masi and Westerville Central’s Bob “Our junior class experienced winning an receivers), Gary Miller (offensive linemen),
their tackles on our guards. We think this will Fresch are the lone returnees. OCC title as freshmen and they want to expe- Aaron Rossi (defensive backs).
better utilize our size.” Central won the title last season at 5-0 after rience it again with the whole team. These kids “We have more than 15 players who can
Gibson returns at running back and will be beating Marysville 14-7 in the final week, as worked hard in the offseason and the commu- play football and we’re going to have at least
joined by Christion Brooks. Decker, Dalga and the Monarchs finished 4-1. Pickerington North nity supported us with our weight room facil- 35 kids ready to play. That depth is something
Dunlap are returnees at receiver. went 2-3 to tie Delaware for third. Thomas ity two years ago. Hopefully we can reward that I expect to help us early in the season and

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Junior Taylor Wood replaces Winebrenner Worthington and Central Crossing both went everybody with a championship.” help keep us fresh as the season goes on.”

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The top returnees are senior tackle Drew Oct. 5 ................Westerville Central..............Away
Oct. 12 ..............Delaware............................Away
Hensel (5-11, 250) and senior middle linebacker Oct. 19 ..............Central Crossing ...............Home
Matt Elflein (6-1, 210). Those joining Hensel Oct. 26 ..............Thomas Worthington...........Away
on the line are expected to be John Miller (6- 2006 RESULTS
0, 260) at tackle and junior Jarius Campbell (3-7 overall, 2-3 OCC-Central) Thursday Tequila
and Lawler at end. Joining Elflein and Olney Walnut Ridge............................................W, 21-7
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