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Eaton football preview

Outlook: Veteran coach Ron Neanen is among the dead of area coaches in his 26th season with the Eagles. Week 8 and 9 setbacks to Franklin and Valley View knocked Eaton out of the 2012 playoffs.

High School: Eaton Eagles

Division this season: IV

Division last season: III

Region: 14

League/conference and division: Southwestern Buckeye League, Southwestern Division.

Home stadium/field: Eaton Community Schools football stadium.

Head coach: Ron Neanen, beginning 26th year, 180-70 career record.

Assistant coaches: Scott Burnett, Bob Ebright, Brad Davis, Chad Lee, Todd Perry, Don Houser, Brandon Robinson, Jeremy Fudge.

2012 record: 6-4 overall; 3-3 SWBL.

5 key returners:

Adam Slemker, 6-0, 195, sr., RB/LB

Billy Ritter, 6-0, 185, sr., QB/DE

Tyler Bulach, 6-1, 230, sr., OL/DL

Steven Ritchie, 5-11, 205, sr., DL

Keenan Wilson, 5-8, 160, sr., WR/DB

Dakota Phillips, 6-0, 265, sr., OL

Cody Walters, 5-10, 215, sr., LB

Aldin Leaker, 5-10, 175, sr., RB/SS

Logan Islamovsky, 6-0, 225, sr., OL

Key newcomers:

Michel McKelvin, 5-9 , 165, sr., RB/SS

Logan Beare, 5-8, 160, jr., RB/DB

Cole Howard, 6-3, 240, jr., DL

Brandon George, 6-2, 230, jr., OL/DL

Garret Eiler, 6-1, 180, jr., TE/DE

Shane Hammock, 5-11, 270, jr., OL/DL

Seth Reynolds , 5-10, 160, jr., WR/SS

Damon Willard, 5-7, 165, so., RB/FS

Coach’s comments: We look forward to opening a new stadium and locker room. We are very excited to play in our new home. We must establish depth at our skill positions and kicking game. We look for an experienced senior class to lead our team in practice and in games.


8/16 @ COVINGTON (Scrimmage), 6 PM

8/23 TIPPECANOE (Jamboree Game), 7 PM

8/30 @ GREENVILLE, 7:30 PM

9/6 ST HENRY, 7:30 PM

9/13 TALAWANDA, 7:30 PM

9/20 @ BROOKVILLE, 7:30 PM

9/27 OAKWOOD, 7:30 PM

10/4 MONROE, 7:30 PM

10/11 @ BELLBROOK, 7:30 PM

10/18 @ FRANKLIN, 7:30 PM

10/25 VALLEY VIEW, 7:30 PM

11/1 @ PREBLE SHAWNEE, 7:30 PM

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