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(6-0, 230) and Steve Mehrer (6-0, 208) should
At a glance
join Seago. DUBLIN JEROME CELTICS
Senior Christian Castilla (6-0, 190) will play Colors: Forest green and Vegas gold
Coach: Mark Hundley, fourth season
linebacker. Key players: Marshall Burkhart, Cody Burris, Cory
The secondary should feature Burkhart (FS), Gasparro, Kevin Jackson, Tyler Kiste, Ricky Kovatch,
Burris (FS), senior Cory Gasparro (5-11, 180, Tyler Modecai and Tanner Seago
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CB) and juniors Connor Rosenbaum (5-11, 180,
2007 SCHEDULE
S) and Mike Adolph (5-10, 169, S). Aug. 24..............Westerville Central ............Home
Vogel, senior Ben Kasper (6-1, 160), junior Aug. 31..............Groveport...........................Away
Josh Green (6-1, 168) and sophomore Eric Ruhl Sept. 7...............Reynoldsburg ....................Home
Sept. 14 ............Central Crossing.................Away
(6-1, 152) are contending for the punting and Sept. 21 ............Gahanna ............................Away
kicking duties. Kasper and Green are members Sept. 28 ............Olentangy .........................Home
of the boys soccer team. Oct. 5 ................Pickerington Central............Away
“We have talent on the team, but we’re not Oct. 12 ..............Mount Vernon ...................Home
Oct. 19 ..............Worthington Kilbourne.........Away
deep,” Hundley said. “We’re still not where we Oct. 26 ..............Westerville South ..............Home
should be with numbers and we don’t have the 2006 RESULTS
depth that we should have, but they know that (2-8 overall, 1-4 OCC-Cardinal)
we have talent at every position if everybody Westerville Central ....................................L, 10-0
Groveport..................................................L, 14-8
plays together.” Reynoldsburg ..........................................L, 45-14
Last season, Jerome finished fifth in the OCC- Central Crossing.......................................W, 27-0
Cardinal behind Pickerington Central (5-0), Gahanna...................................................L, 35-7
Olentangy ...............................................L, 33-23
Westerville South (3-2), Olentangy (3-2) and Pickerington Central...................................L, 31-0
Worthington Kilbourne (3-2) and ahead of Mount Mount Vernon.........................................W, 56-19
Vernon (0-5). Worthington Kilbourne .............................L, 24-17
Westerville South ........................................L, 7-3
Hundley again sees Central as a team to beat.
The Tigers reached the Division II state final
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last season, falling to Piqua 26-7.
“We’re a Division II team playing a Division champion
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Benjamin Hartman is among of players at wide receiver for the Celtics, who are coming off
a 2-8 season. of the schedule?”

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Dublin Jerome
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rienced quarterback, the Tigers have a trio of


seasoned receivers in White (20 catches, 366
yards, 1 touchdown), senior Kyle Wood (15
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