2016 PREVIEW: East Clinton football


Compiled by Mark Huber



The East Clinton High School football team, from left to right, front row, Joey Gray, Aaron Livingston, Cameron Conner, Thomas Wright, Anthony Osburn, Austin Hanners, Wes Kidder, Ethan Jones, Bryan Wheeler; second row, Daulton Wilson, Logan McPherson, Nathan Vest, Mason Huff, Matt Horn, Lane Thompson, Austin Rolfe, Garrett Elzey, Todd Wedding; third row, Noah Suiter, Brayden Dotson, Tristan Burkitt, Seth Holten, Patrick Dotson, Tim Taylor, Dylan Creek, Gage Collins, Cory Porter, Cameron Yankey; fourth row, Brandon Wheeler, Garrett Kier, Gunner Neanover, Matt Hall, Nick Mess, Tyler Collins, Tristan Hall, Justin Smith; fifth row, Austin Arellano, Cody Fosbrink, Robert Norman, Jaren Evans, Brendan Jenkins, Wyatt Floyd, student manager Colten Groves, head coach Jeremy Yankey; back row, assistant coaches Keith Taylor, Herb Mihalik, Mark Scovanner, Nick Elzey, DJ Henry, Jerrett Huff, Clyde Snow, Mike Fritz.


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TEAM RECORD IN 2015

2-8 overall (0-7 SCOL)

COACH

Jeremy Yankey, 2nd season

COACH’S RECORD

2-8

OTHER COACHES IN PROGRAM

Keith Taylor, Herb Mihalik, Mark Scovanner, Nick Elzey, DJ Henry, Jerrett Huff, Clyde Snow, Mike Fritz.

NUMBER OF RETURNING LETTERWINNERS

12

NUMBER OF RETURNING STARTERS

Offense 5, Defense 7

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING

Anthony Osburn 5’9” 180 (Sr), 216 yards rushing on 24 carries and 4 TD despite only playing in six quarters last season. Austin Hanners 6’0” 199 (Sr), Second team all SCOL. Jaren Evans 6’1” 209 (Jr), Led the team with 74 tackles last season. Travis Knell 6’0” 292 (Sr), Lombardi Award Nominee

KEY NEWCOMERS

Ethan Jones 5’11” 164 (Sr), Thomas Wright 5’10” 162 (Sr), Tristan Hall 6’0” 220 (Jr)

KEY PLAYERS LOST

Brian Barnes (1st team SCOL, All SW District), DJ Luttrell (2nd team SCOL, honorable mention SW District), Erik Moore (two-year starting QB)

RIGHT NOW I LIKE

The fact that our starting lineup is made up of mostly junior and senior players.

RIGHT NOW WE NEED TO IMPROVE

Our physical and mental toughness.

LEAGUE FAVORITE

Clinton Massie

ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO SAY ABOUT TEAM

Staying healthy is the key to our success

SCHEDULE

Aug 26 @Batavia 7 pm

Sept 2 Blanchester @EC 730 pm; Sept 9 Greeneview @EC 730 pm; Sept 16 Chillicothe @EC 730 pm; Sept 23 @Washington 730 pm; Sept 30 Wilmington 730 pm (Homecoming)

Oct 7 @Miami Trace 730 pm; Oct 14 @Hillsboro 730 pm; Oct 21 McClain @EC 730 pm; Oct 28 @Clinton-Massie

The East Clinton High School football team, from left to right, front row, Joey Gray, Aaron Livingston, Cameron Conner, Thomas Wright, Anthony Osburn, Austin Hanners, Wes Kidder, Ethan Jones, Bryan Wheeler; second row, Daulton Wilson, Logan McPherson, Nathan Vest, Mason Huff, Matt Horn, Lane Thompson, Austin Rolfe, Garrett Elzey, Todd Wedding; third row, Noah Suiter, Brayden Dotson, Tristan Burkitt, Seth Holten, Patrick Dotson, Tim Taylor, Dylan Creek, Gage Collins, Cory Porter, Cameron Yankey; fourth row, Brandon Wheeler, Garrett Kier, Gunner Neanover, Matt Hall, Nick Mess, Tyler Collins, Tristan Hall, Justin Smith; fifth row, Austin Arellano, Cody Fosbrink, Robert Norman, Jaren Evans, Brendan Jenkins, Wyatt Floyd, student manager Colten Groves, head coach Jeremy Yankey; back row, assistant coaches Keith Taylor, Herb Mihalik, Mark Scovanner, Nick Elzey, DJ Henry, Jerrett Huff, Clyde Snow, Mike Fritz.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_FB_ecteam.jpgThe East Clinton High School football team, from left to right, front row, Joey Gray, Aaron Livingston, Cameron Conner, Thomas Wright, Anthony Osburn, Austin Hanners, Wes Kidder, Ethan Jones, Bryan Wheeler; second row, Daulton Wilson, Logan McPherson, Nathan Vest, Mason Huff, Matt Horn, Lane Thompson, Austin Rolfe, Garrett Elzey, Todd Wedding; third row, Noah Suiter, Brayden Dotson, Tristan Burkitt, Seth Holten, Patrick Dotson, Tim Taylor, Dylan Creek, Gage Collins, Cory Porter, Cameron Yankey; fourth row, Brandon Wheeler, Garrett Kier, Gunner Neanover, Matt Hall, Nick Mess, Tyler Collins, Tristan Hall, Justin Smith; fifth row, Austin Arellano, Cody Fosbrink, Robert Norman, Jaren Evans, Brendan Jenkins, Wyatt Floyd, student manager Colten Groves, head coach Jeremy Yankey; back row, assistant coaches Keith Taylor, Herb Mihalik, Mark Scovanner, Nick Elzey, DJ Henry, Jerrett Huff, Clyde Snow, Mike Fritz. Mark Huber | News Journal

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