Ellet will attempt to win its third consecutive City Series championship in 2014 after putting together back-to-back 6-0 league records. The Orangemen advanced to the Division II playoffs each season, finishing 10-1 overall in 2013 and 8-3 in 2012.
The Orangemen must reload with several seniors from last season gone due to graduation. Matt Geer, Hussain Hamdan and Jacob Isenhart are gone after earning four varsity letters. Auston Fink, Jake Fisher, Dakota King, Andrew Neal and Jake Williams have also moved on with three varsity letters.
“It is hard to tell how are team looks because we have a lot of question marks [following the graduation of a lot of seniors],” said Ellet coach Joe Yost, who is in his 36th season and is 211-144-2. “We have good kids to fill in, but we also have some spots where we are searching.
“I am excited about our guys because they have grown up as young kids around successful kids. They have a great work ethic and they plan on winning.”To read more or comment...
Here is a brief preview of the non-league football game at 7 p.m. Friday between Springfield and host Ellet:
League: City Series. 2013 record: 10-1, 6-0.
Coach: Joe Yost, 36th season. Coach’s record: 211-144-2.To read more or comment...
Here is a brief preview of the non-league football game at 7 p.m. Friday between Barberton and host Cuyahoga Falls:
League: Independent. 2013 record: 2-8.
Coach: Tony Gotto, first season.To read more or comment...
Here is a brief preview of the non-league football game at 7 p.m. Friday between Lake and host Green:
Lake Blue Streaks
League: Federal League. 2013 record: 6-4, 4-2.
Coach: Dan DeGeorge, second season. Coach’s record: 6-4.To read more or comment...
Firestone seniors Jovahn Fair and Bryce Harris talk about the upcoming 2014 high school football season with Michael Beaven from the Akron Beacon Journal. Click here for our entire high school football preview section.
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