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West Carrollton football preview

Outlook: Second-year head coach Chris Newman is upbeat about the program. A surge of new players and the first win in GWOC program history are qualities to build on.

High School: West Carrollton Pirates

Division this season: II

Division last season: II

Region: 8

League/conference and division: GWOC South

Home stadium/field: All Sports Stadium.

Head coach: Chris Newman, second season, 3-7 career record.

Assistant coaches: Joel Householder, Defensive Coordinator/LB; Mike Hennessy, WR; Derek Hauk, QBs/DB; Eric Snyder, CB/asst. WR; David Woodgeard, DL; John Fantauzzo, DL; Doug Hatcher, RB; Greg Silverman, TE; Nathan Keel, OL.

2012 record: 3-7 overall; 1-4 SWBL

2012 highlight(s)/notable achievement(s): First GWOC win in program history; school record 12 receptions in one game by Trevan Reynolds; school record 188 receiving yards in a game.

5 key returners:

Emil Suriel, sr., RB/DB, 5-10, 180

Chad Vannest, sr., QB, 6-2, 171

Tyler Ackerman, sr., OL/DL, 6-0, 330

Matt Pittman, jr., OL/DL, 6-3, 285

Zach Taylor, jr., DE/OL, 6-4, 220

Lawrence Yahle, sr., WR, 5-10, 172

Key newcomers:

Amir Cribbs, so., LB/RB, 6-0, 190

Ty Page, sr., WR, 5-10, 160

Tyler Wilson, so., TE/LB, 5-11, 180

De-Ondre Taylor, jr., OL/DL, 5-10, 240

Brock Stomoff, sr., OL/DL, 6-3, 290

Alex Craig, jr., WR/DB, 6-1, 150

Jake Haye, jr., DB, 5-11, 165

Coach’s comments: This group has great senior leadership that has been committed all off-season. We have had a number of players decide to play that have not played on our team in the past for various reasons. It is a good mix of skill and linemen. The Pirates are excited for a great season!


8/17 VALLEY VIEW (Scrimmage), 7 PM

8/23 BELLBROOK (Scrimmage) , 7 PM



9/13 @ SIDNEY, 7 PM




10/11 LEBANON, 7 PM

10/18 XENIA, 7 PM

10/25 @ FAIRBORN, 7 PM


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