Upper Arlington Golden Bears 2022 Football Preview


Upper Arlington Golden Bears

Head Coach: Justin Buttermore
Years Head Coach (current school): 2
Record (current school): 17-6
Years Head Coach (overall): 18
Record (overall): 161-48

Assistant Coaches:
Clint Cox
Marcello Velasquez
Matt Green
Bo Buttermore
Kevin Cassidy
Chris Vangas
Cole Tonucci
Sean Branick
Don Curtis
Austen Rankin
Drew Basil

Record last season: 10-0 (14-1)
League Affiliation: OCC
Last year's playoff results:
Thomas Worthington- 56-0 W
Reynoldsburg 31-12 W
New Albany 41-10 W
Pickerington Central 21-14 W (3 OT)
Lakewood St. Ed's 10-16 L

Team's style of offense: Spread

Top players returning on offense:
Henry Rappolt- OL
James Hayek- QB

Top players lost on offense:
Carson Gresock- RB (Tiffin)
Simon Monnin- QB
Jake Pritchett- OL
John Pritchett- OL
Sam Cannon- WR
Chris Mazzaferri- WR

New impact players on offense:
James Hayek- QB
Jack Ubert- RB
Lance Thrush-WR
Kevin Shen- OL

Team's style of defense: 50

Top players returning on defense:
Collin Ansel- DL

Top players lost on defense:
Doak Buttermore- Safety (Findlay)
Carter Brock- LB
Luke Frederick- Corner

New impact players on defense:
Charlie Paxton- Corner
Jacob Hanks- LB
George Gerber- LB
Will Barger- Safety
Nick Sawyer- Safety

Expected starters on special teams:
Hessel Kirk- Punter
Holden Milliken- Kicker


Final Comments:
We have high expectations for our team again in 2022. However we lost 19 of 22 starters from a year ago and our young team must gain experience and adjust in a hurry to varsity football.