Alter didn't return anyone solid but their running back and MLB. They had to replace 5 on their offensive line, a whole new backfield, and returned only two starters on defense. Fairmont at least had experienced offensive linemen and a big chunk of their defense backExcept we lost our entire offensive production from last year while Alter brought back a ton including DI prospects at RB and DB.
Kenston on paper had like 17 starters back including a bunch of D1/D2 talent. I thought they would have walked back to Canton.Is nobody going to mention Kenston? They returned three first team all-ohio guys from a team that running clocked all of DIII on their way o a state title. Then they lost in the first round this year to a New Philadelphia team without Baron May. I think everyone on here expected them to easily repeat.
they went 4-5-1 and won a league?Not sure if this is a surprise or not BUT
Toledo Woodward starting off 0-5 then finishing 4-0-1 to win the Toledo City League title. This senior class at Woodward definitely did work in conference the last 4 seasons going 15-4-1 (20-18-1 overall). Not sure if its coaching or athletes or both but the North End Polar Bears have been doing good and its nice to see.
Not completely shocked that Clyde won, but the score was pretty surprising.Just going to throw this out there....am I the only one that thinks Wyoming losing to Clyde was a MAJOR disappointment? Certainly not a bust as they went 13-1 on the season but....Clyde? Really?
How about the season coach Cutright and his assistants did with Colerain!! They lost a ton of talent and managed to go 11-2 and keeping the GMC winning streak alive. 20 straight Championships.Just going to throw this out there....am I the only one that thinks Wyoming losing to Clyde was a MAJOR disappointment? Certainly not a bust as they went 13-1 on the season but....Clyde? Really?
Blowout loss to Northmont was inexcusable? Northmont made the playoffs!Pickerington North had superstar talent, but squandered it. They never got over losing their projected starting QB. Even though they played a super tough schedule, the blowout losses to Northmont and Westerville Central were inexcusable - as was their no-show playoff performance.
springfield was super talented, kudos on a great season and a great game last week! I haven’t really followed their program but hats off to their kids and their fans,you all were great last week in Piqua.Springfield was my surprise...the Wildcats were way better than I expected them to be and represented the GWOC well!
Centerville was a disappointment as I always have such high expectations for them. Next year will certainly be a tide turner for the Elks who have great young talent!
What roster did you check? Fairmont lost 2 DL, 1 LB, and every CB.Alter didn't return anyone solid but their running back and MLB. They had to replace 5 on their offensive line, a whole new backfield, and returned only two starters on defense. Fairmont at least had experienced offensive linemen and a big chunk of their defense back
I don't know the exact true story of what happened at Wayne, but in my view, it was a travesty what was done with Coach Minton. He earned the right to go out on his own.Biggest disappointment: Huber Heights Wayne 3-7, worse record in nearly 40 years and went winless at home. This team was loaded with talent ... to bad they did not have someone to lead them.....
Biggest surprise: Springboro
Excuses from a school with over 2500 students? Can’t find 20 or 30 players?What roster did you check? Fairmont lost 2 DL, 1 LB, and every CB.
Very true----- eventually Centerville will remember that it is Centerville, and get it back on track. Alter is basically Centerville lite, not really a surprise that both teams are not their usual selves, but they'll bounce back too. Next year should be fun to watch.I would say Centerville was a solid dud along with Alter.
From an OHSAA rep who was on the Wyoming sideline, Wyoming spent the entire first half commenting that Clyde hit harder than any team they had ever played.Clyde seemed to click at the right time. They lost 3 in a row, including to Norwalk who was a heavy favorite in D3 this year. Also lost to Columbian and Sandusky who were D3 playoff teams. By the look of the scores, they won their first three playoff games by one possession or less twice, and one by 14. Wyoming's loss was the largest margain of victory for the Fliers all year minus playing inner city teams. Anyone at the game have an insight on how it went?