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The Infidel

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If there is one team in the EBC that I’m very clueless on it is Canton South. I know they have a great class coming through the ranks hopefully they all don’t transfer to McKinley
 
Ah yes back to some football. But seriously Queen is awesome. But anyway how about a team breakdown by a supporter. I have a good general idea, but don’t have particular player names.

pre season POY COY?
 

The Infidel

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Ah yes back to some football. But seriously Queen is awesome. But anyway how about a team breakdown by a supporter. I have a good general idea, but don’t have particular player names.

pre season POY COY?
I think this is a fair list of contenders:
Alexander (Alliance)
Hartsoe (Alliance)
Johnson (Salem)
Evanich (Marlington)
Hillyer (WB)
Mckiever (WB)
Common (Minerva)
Markins (Minerva)
Chavers (CS)
Moses (CS)
Beard (Car)




If one thing has taught us anything. The POY can come from the school that didn’t win the league as we found out the past two years.
 

NBC 1988

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I think this is a fair list of contenders:
Alexander (Alliance)
Hartsoe (Alliance)
Johnson (Salem)
Evanich (Marlington)
Hillyer (WB)
Mckiever (WB)
Common (Minerva)
Markins (Minerva)
Chavers (CS)
Moses (CS)
Beard (Car)




If one thing has taught us anything. The POY can come from the school that didn’t win the league as we found out the past two years.
Your list looks spot on. Would really like to see a healthy Alexander, he can be a big time player.
 

NBC 1988

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Pretty good start . I’ll trim some Fat off and go with these Boys.

Alexander (Alliance)
Hillyer (WB)
Common (Minerva)
Chavers (CS)
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good list, Alexander has the size and tools to be a big time player. If WB turns Hillyer loose he may the be the best dual threat QB i the area, and beyond. Common is a big, strong and fast kid that plays well on both sides of of the ball. Chavers is dynamic.. I do like McKeiver, he can make plays too and a heck of a target for Hillyer. This is a season that I am really looking forward to. I really hope the play!!!
 
I am hearing Alexander won't be playing QB for the Aviators this fall? I know the A's had success after he went down, but hard to imagine him not being the guy. Alliance will be the favorite but I foresee a very competitive league with a lot of strange games. I think South will be somewhat of a dark horse and if they can have some early success, could make some noise.
 

The Infidel

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I am hearing Alexander won't be playing QB for the Aviators this fall? I know the A's had success after he went down, but hard to imagine him not being the guy. Alliance will be the favorite but I foresee a very competitive league with a lot of strange games. I think South will be somewhat of a dark horse and if they can have some early success, could make some noise.
The Hartsoe kid did finish the year out at QB and I know Alexander was moved to WR for the Marlington game when he was back from injury. Hartsoe broke the school record for single game passing against the dukes. I'd imagine they would play both. Maybe Alliance1 or CaptainA could answer this question
 
It’s a shame that Canton South doesn’t have a JR QB who went to Massillon and a JR RB that started for South as a freshmen that went to McKinley on the roster this year. Wish both of them well and not sure what kind of playing time they will get but they sure would have made South a lot better. With that being said, South will still be much improved this year.
 

Mr. Slippery

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It’s a shame that Canton South doesn’t have a JR QB who went to Massillon and a JR RB that started for South as a freshmen that went to McKinley on the roster this year. Wish both of them well and not sure what kind of playing time they will get but they sure would have made South a lot better. With that being said, South will still be much improved this year.
The PAC could be in the market for an 8th league member. Word is Loudonville will be in another league beginning in the fall of 2022. Will Canton South make a play if the PAC is interested in remaining at 8 members?
 

generalisimo

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I would think that South would be very interested in the PAC. If the PAC wants to remain an 8 team conference ( and they should ), is there any reason why they wouldn"t want Canton South?
 

NBC 1988

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The Hartsoe kid did finish the year out at QB and I know Alexander was moved to WR for the Marlington game when he was back from injury. Hartsoe broke the school record for single game passing against the dukes. I'd imagine they would play both. Maybe Alliance1 or CaptainA could answer this question
What a great "problem" to have. I would imagine that Hartsoe would be a heckuva receiver or running back too. He is also a very good defensive player.
 

NBC 1988

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good list, Alexander has the size and tools to be a big time player. If WB turns Hillyer loose he may the be the best dual threat QB i the area, and beyond. Common is a big, strong and fast kid that plays well on both sides of the ball. Chavers is dynamic.. I do like McKeiver, he can make plays too and a heck of a target for Hillyer. This is a season that I am really looking forward to. I really hope they play this fall, it could be a fun year in the EBC!!!
 
Hearing good things from Wildcat country! Numbers are way up at the workouts and kids have been working extremely hard and putting in extra work. Any news from other EBC schools?
 
Hearing good things from Wildcat country! Numbers are way up at the workouts and kids have been working extremely hard and putting in extra work. Any news from other EBC schools?
I have heard the same encouraging news, Satoshi. Numbers have consistently been in the mid-50s which would be a huge jump from the high 30s the Cats were dealing with in recent seasons. Even more encouraging is the fact that 30-plus kids are freshman and sophomores. It would be huge for the growth of the program if we could play a freshman schedule, or at the very least have a competitive JV team to help our young guys get meaningful reps. Former Wildcat 1st team all-Ohio WR Jerald Robinson has joined the staff to coach WRs and DBs with former Cat Cory Bourquin and they’ve wasted zero time in getting the skill guys to stay late and work on their skills. Absolutely love the hire.

The Cats return three senior starting lineman, all of whom have seen varsity action since their sophomore years. Trent Chavers is a two-way force and 2019 first team All-EBC defensive end (I’m sure old schoolers like Satoshi remember his father Vic Chavers, who was first team all-Ohio for the Cats back in the early 90’s). Juniors Gavin Moses and Hunter Holcomb have been varsity starters since their freshman years. Seniors Shamar Blackmon and Cole Burch are two-way returning starters and will be counted on. Multiple basketball guys who haven’t played football in the past are standing out during workouts as well.

The pieces are there, and the pieces are interesting. The depth is very encouraging especially since it has been our Achilles heel recently. If the Cats can make the right choice at QB, I’m optimistic we can be very competitive in 2020.
 

The Infidel

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I have heard the same encouraging news, Satoshi. Numbers have consistently been in the mid-50s which would be a huge jump from the high 30s the Cats were dealing with in recent seasons. Even more encouraging is the fact that 30-plus kids are freshman and sophomores. It would be huge for the growth of the program if we could play a freshman schedule, or at the very least have a competitive JV team to help our young guys get meaningful reps. Former Wildcat 1st team all-Ohio WR Jerald Robinson has joined the staff to coach WRs and DBs with former Cat Cory Bourquin and they’ve wasted zero time in getting the skill guys to stay late and work on their skills. Absolutely love the hire.

The Cats return three senior starting lineman, all of whom have seen varsity action since their sophomore years. Trent Chavers is a two-way force and 2019 first team All-EBC defensive end (I’m sure old schoolers like Satoshi remember his father Vic Chavers, who was first team all-Ohio for the Cats back in the early 90’s). Juniors Gavin Moses and Hunter Holcomb have been varsity starters since their freshman years. Seniors Shamar Blackmon and Cole Burch are two-way returning starters and will be counted on. Multiple basketball guys who haven’t played football in the past are standing out during workouts as well.

The pieces are there, and the pieces are interesting. The depth is very encouraging especially since it has been our Achilles heel recently. If the Cats can make the right choice at QB, I’m optimistic we can be very competitive in 2020.
Good to hear, the league is a better place when Canton South is competitive. South played everybody tough last year including Alliance and Marlington. I know the incoming freshman class has some talent coming through too.
 

Bull GreenDog

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So is the EBC going to disband after 2021? Will they try to expand? Play with only six?

If they try to expand, I think Sandy Valley, Claymont, Indian Valley, or South Range would be good candidates.
 

ShootNation

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So is the EBC going to disband after 2021? Will they try to expand? Play with only six?

If they try to expand, I think Sandy Valley, Claymont, Indian Valley, or South Range would be good candidates.
I couldn't see them disbanding mostly because there aren't many natural fits for the remaining teams but you could theoretically see a realignment. If I was Carrollton I'd be making contingency plans for sure
 

The Infidel

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So is the EBC going to disband after 2021? Will they try to expand? Play with only six?

If they try to expand, I think Sandy Valley, Claymont, Indian Valley, or South Range would be good candidates.
The league could survive with 6 teams. Scheduling will become easier in the sense all non league games could be Week 1-5. I doubt it though
 

TEAMEBC

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Heard DJ Dota is leaving WB and accepting a position with Girard as a strength and conditioning teacher along with taking a Coaching position ! Smart move.
 
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