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Friday Night Football: Springfield pays a visit to neighboring rival Ellet

By Michael Beaven Published: August 29, 2014

Here is a brief preview of the non-league football game at 7 p.m. Friday between Springfield and host Ellet:

Ellet Orangemen

League: City Series. 2013 record: 10-1, 6-0.

Coach: Joe Yost, 36th season. Coach’s record: 211-144-2.

Players to watch: Jacob Ivery, Sr., RB-MG; Maurice Mackey, Sr., DB-WR; Jae’Vante Ray, Sr., DB-WR; Cle’Von Burch, Sr., RB-DB; Cody Hoskinson, Sr., DE; Jacob Jones, Jr., OT-LB; Lucas Renick, Soph., OG-DE; Mitchell Carver, Sr., DB-WR; Charles Pardee, Sr., C; Garrett Haverstick, Soph., QB; Ryan Jarvis, Soph., DE.

Springfield Spartans

League: Portage Trail Conference Metro Division. 2013 record: 3-7, 2-4.

Coach: Kevin Vaughn, seventh season. Coach’s record: 17-43.

Players to watch: Josh Hako, Sr. OT; Elijah Bell, Jr. WR-DE; Aaron James, Jr. QB; Cole Meyers, So. WR-CB; Niko Ballantyne, Jr. OL; Nick Pleli, Sr. DL; Joey Williams, Sr. DB; Blake Gump, Sr. RB; Billy Butz Sr., DL; Jordan Grof, Sr. OL/DL.

Note: Joe Yost and Kevin Vaughn have known each other for several years. Both men are Ellet graduates and played football on Orangemen teams. Vaughn played under the direction of Yost and later served as an assistant on his staff.



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