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Fort Recovery football preview

Outlook: A 2-0 start to last season was undone with an 0-5 second half. Still, the Indians have plenty of returning lettermen in key positions.

High School: Fort Recovery Indians

Division this year: VII

Division last year: VI

Region: 26

Conference: Midwest Athletic Conference.

2012 record: 3-7 overall, 1-7 conference.

Head coach: Brent Niekamp; eighth season at Recovery, 22-58 career record.

Assistant Coaches: Dave Blockberger, Zach Sudhoff, Kirk Link, Stacy Drew.

Key returners:

Alex Wenning, sr., 200

Kyle Timmerman, sr., 190

Cole Brown, sr., 240

David Trobridge, sr., 175

Reece Grieshop, sr., 220

Jacob Muhlenkamp, sr., 235

Trent Dues, sr., 240

Cole Hull, jr., 155

Evan Schoen*, jr., 170

Alex Schoen, jr., 175

Mitchel Stammen*, jr., 155

Jacob Westgerdes, jr., 170

Tony Keller*, jr., 200

Seth Riegle*, jr., 175

Nick Link*, jr., 220

Kyle Schroer*, so., 145

Jackson Hobbs, so., 185

Key newcomers:

Darien Sheffer, so., 150

Wes Wenning, so., 165

Coach’s comments: We return a lot of physical players. Most of our line on both sides of the ball has varsity experience. We feel like we can play pretty tough at the line, LB, and RB positions. We are inexperienced at the QB position and WR. We’ll need to learn to play with poise and consistency at those positions. We have a lot of capable players returning. The key to our success will be how quickly we mature at some key skill positions and how smart and hard we can play individually and collectively. As always the MAC presents some great challenges. We are eager to meet them.


8/16 @ UNION CITY (Ind.) (Scrimmage), 7 PM

8/23 FORT LORAMIE (Scrimmage), 7:30 PM

8/30 EDGERTON, 7:30 PM


9/13 @ ANNA, 7:30 PM

9/20 MARION LOCAL , 7:30 PM

9/27 @ PARKWAY, 7:30 PM

10/4 NEW BREMEN, 7:30 PM

10/11 @ DELPHOS ST. JOHN’S, 7:30 PM

10/18 MINSTER, 7:30 PM

10/25 @ ST. HENRY, 7:30 PM

11/1 COLDWATER, 7:30 PM

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