Champion Golden Flashes Excessive Faculty Soccer Preview 2021

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – In early January, the Golden Flashes hired Tom Conrad (a champion alumnus) as the next head coach on the football program. Conrad served as the team’s offensive coordinator last year.

“It was a great experience to get back in touch with a number of teachers and administrators I haven’t had contact with since I was a student in the Champion Middle and High School,” says Conrad. “It’s been an exciting first few months rebuilding those relationships and working together to improve our program and our community.”

Since advancing to the playoffs in consecutive years (1993: 11-1; 1994: 7-4), Champion has only seen four winning seasons in the last 26 football seasons.

“Our participation in our off-season program was very good, as we added around 12 new players between grades 9 and 12 to our program,” emphasizes trainer Conrad. “We assume that we will have around 15 new players at the start of the season in August. With this in mind, our program for the 2021 season will show strong numbers. Every single player in the weight room has bought into a new strength and conditioning program and in the first 12 weeks of strength training all of our players were able to notice a significant increase in strength in all of our core exercises. Our players buy in and help us establish a strong and elitist football culture in our locker room. It was exciting to see our players build strong relationships with one another. “

The season kicks off on Friday, August 20th against Warren JFK.

The inclusion of Garfield in the MVAC Gray Tier gives the conference further enduring power

“Our expectations for the coming season are twofold,” says Conrad. “Firstly, we want our players to make championship-level decisions in everything they do. We’re focusing more on academics and improving our overall team GPA. We want our players to compete and work just as hard in the classroom as they do on the grating. Second, we want to compete and work extremely hard every day. We believe that culture defeats strategy and we need to focus on strengthening the heart of our team and making sure that no other team can match our intensity and drive. We want to compete in everything we do and will focus on improving before we set our 2021 season goals. “

Record 2020: 2-3 (2-2, 4th place in MVAC Gray Tier)
Trainer: Tom Conrad, 1st season at Champion

There are many changes in high school football coaching in the field this summer

Preview of the champion’s offensive
Scoring Offense: 12.6 (53rd in the range)
Total violation: 211.6
Recurring starters: 8
Most important returnees: Logan Easterday, JR / OL; Joey Fell, JR / QB; Levi Grimes, SR / OL; Keegan McDermott, SR / RB
Key Losses: Zach Scher, OL; Noah Vesey, QB; Austin Willforth, RB
Name To Look For: Joey Fell, QB

Junior Joey Fell will open the season as the team’s caller. Last year he ran 140 yards (6.7 avg), caught 9 passes for 85 strips and threw 4 passes. Conrad sees a lot of potential in his quarterback. “Joey is dynamic on Friday nights. We have to make sure we give him the methods and options to be successful on game day. Joey is a double-threat guy who can injure you with his feet, but isn’t afraid to shoot a shot across the field for quick points. Hunter Haines will be in that position with Joey Fell all summer and we believe Hunter will be ready to go and add to the team when his number is called. “

Last season Austin Willforth (301 yards) and Keegan McDermott (236 yards) led the team in the rushing division. As a team, the Golden Flashes ran 163.4 yards per game.

In advance, Conrad is satisfied with the progress. “We had our core group of eight linemen in every single session and they made some pretty significant gains in the weight room. We have also worked with our linemen on our hands and feet and they have done a very good job focusing on these two aspects of the training and working hard to improve there too. Logan Easterday, who will be playing tackle for us, really stood out with his attention to detail and work ethic in the weight room. He has achieved enormous increases in strength and we are looking for him to anchor our offensive line. Joey Costianes and Lucas Henderlight really stood out this off-season and are the two toughest workers in the weight room every day. We expect the Henderlight to be our real device and Costianes will fit nicely into a guard position on our line. Newcomers Bruce Click and Mason Crawford have also worked very hard and will try to add to the depth of our O-Line unit. Ethan Ray has improved a lot since January and is about to become our starting center. Maxx Campbell will also be ready to fill in a guard position to help the team. “

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Preview of the ChampionsChampion’s defense
Judgmental defense: 21.0 (T-23rd in range)
Recurring starters: 6
Main returnees: Levi Grimes, SR / DL; Conner McDermott, SO / LB; Keegan McDermott, SR / LB; Jack O’Shaughnessy, SR / DB; Mason Sabo, SR / DB
Major losses: Austin Booth, LB; Jacob Pawcio, DL; Austin Willforth, LB
Name To Look For: Keegan McDermott, LB

In the last two seasons (15 games), the champions’ defense allowed an average of 18.9 points per game.

“On the defensive, we rely on a number of players,” says Conrad. “We expect Keegan McDermott (23 tackles, 2 INTs) to be the captain of the defense ship. We expect him to cement the edge of our defense from his position as linebacker. Opposite Keegan will be his brother Conner. We expect it to anchor the opposite edge of our defense. In the middle linebacker position, we rely on Hunter Haines, Landon Johns, and Tyler Rupe to reinforce ourselves and be tough against the barrel. Freshman Michael Sanders tries to earn time in the middle of defense and to help our middle linebacker group against the opponents get the game going. In secondary school, we will rely heavily on Mason Sabo (32 tackles) for his security position as he brings a high level of experience and cover skills to the forefront of defense. Jack O’Shaughnessy will be relied on to play one of the corner positions and he has been a starter here for the last 4 years. Nick Vesey will occupy the corner across from O’Shaughnessy.

At the front, the rotation of Logan Easterday, Joey Costianes, Lucas Henderlight, Andrew Skebe and Nathan Holt will be a tough duel for every team, ”emphasizes Conrad. “We expect these guys to challenge double teams and pick up blocks so that our linebackers can flow freely to the point of attack and stop against the run. Our line of defense, coupled with our experience at the top end of our defense (secondary), puts us in a great position to be strong against the run and the pass. “

2020 MVAC Gray Tier classification
Brookfield – 5-1 (6-4)
Coat of arms view – 4-1 (7-2)
Lip – 3-2 (6-4)
Master – 2-2 (2-3)
Memorial – 2-3 (2-5)
Freedom – 1-5 (1-6)
Newton Falls – 0-3 (1-6)

The excitement grows 100 days before football season; Games to get the adrenaline pumping

Time schedule
August 20 – Warren JFK
August 27th – in Rootstown
September 3 – in the southeast
September 10th – at Newton Falls
Sept. 17 – LaBrae
September 24th – Garrettsville Garfield
Oct. 1 – at Liberty
October 8 – Campbell Memorial
Oct 15 – at Crestview
October 22 – Brookfield

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