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2009 Bucks Flag Season

Posted by Dave Rea at Nov 25, 2009 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )
The Bucks Flag Squad had another good season in their second year. The team was made up of 5 and 6 year olds. They get an introduction to football and ease into playing tackle when they move to the Pee Wee Division at 7. As they move up the players and cheerleaders will follow their siblings to the teams they are on or be entered into the draft.

The Bucks were coached by Head Coach Ryan Sweeney and Assistant Coach Kirk Vozar. The Bucks Cheer Squad was coached by Sherry Graham and Dee Thomas.

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2008 Jets Season

Posted by Dave Rea at Nov 25, 2009 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )
The 2008 Jets Varsity were a squad made up of almost 50% new players and the rest were either returners or move ups from the JV Squad. The finished 2-5 in league play and  4-6 overall. They got out to a rough start after their 1st appearance in the Medina Kick-Off Classic where they went 2-1. They were coached by Head Coach Steve Watkins and with Assistant Mike Vogt.

The JV Squad went 4-5 in League play under 2nd year Head Coach Dan Kohler. They got into the playoffs but were eliminated by the Strongsville Blitz in the first round. Coach Kohler was assisted by Dave Walker and Steve Zacharyasz.

The Pee Wee Squad was in their first season under Art Clark with Assistant Coach Dave Raco. This division keeps score but does not award a Championship. The team is made up of 7 and 8 year olds and they are initiated from Flag to tackle football where they began giving them the basics they need to advance to the JV and Varsity levels. 

Jody Theis and Ginger Heberlein coached the Jets JV Cheer Squad and Janet Clark coached the Pee Cheer Squad.

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<center>Two Guys With Trophies</center>

Posted by Dave Rea at Nov 20, 2009 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )
On Saturday, November 14th former Jaguar and now Defiance Yellow Jacket played the final game of his college career. He played two years with the Jaguars in 1999 & 2000 winning championships both seasons. There to watch him play his final game was Hayden Roskey who won a championship this season with the Jaguars. Dustin rushed for over 1,500 yards with the Bucks and his 8.1 yards per carry remains Number 1 for the Bucks rushers all time. He is also number 6 All Time scoring.

Dustin was a defensive back for Defiance and also did Kick and Punt Returns. He finished his career there with 133 Tackles, 7 INTs, 3 Fumble Recovers, 1 Kick Blocked, 35 Kick Returns for 622 yards and 38 Punt Returns for 322 yards. Congratulations Dustin on your career with Defiance and hopefully you are looking forward to graduation in the spring!

 

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The Bucks finished their season on Friday night in Hubbard, Ohio as they lost to the Hubbard Eagles 30-14. The game was much closer than the score showed. The Bucks gave a good accounting of themselves and were in the game all night, a combination of turnovers did them in. We are still proud of these kids who played their hearts out all year, game in game out. Congratulations on your 2009 Season!

There were many former players in the ranks of the high school football team this season. Of the 37 players on the roster 32 played at our level when they were younger.

The Bucs, even though they are now gone, have made their presence felt with 8 former players #7 Carlton Watkins, #11 Ian Hunt, #28 Colton Theus, #44 John Sekerak, #45 Jake Thayer, #54 Joe Ross, #65 Mike Winnans, #25 Kyle Haines and #69 Zach Maxworthy.

The Jets are represented by 14 former players including #1 Andy Young, #21 Chad Gatt, #22 Kyle Gatt, #25, #26 Kyle Miller, #33 Shawn Corders, #42 Rick Monroe, #50 Tyler Carrow, #53 Zac Callihan, #68 Mark Persic, #70 Cody Carrow, #71 Logan Luna, #82 Chris Boutton and #88 Sebastian Ricco.

The Jaguars have #8 Mike Kelly, #10 Austin Friel, #24 Jake Boettner, #27 Ryan McCormick, #32 Anthony Kisiday, #46 Shane Cook, #51 T.J. Hugney, #59 Kelton Keller, #77 Luke Cuthrell and #79 Tyler Erb for a total of 10.

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Darren Cereshko begins new football season at Notre Dame College. The Buckeye and Baldwin Wallace is a Graduate Assistant getting his Masters of Education with a Technology Endorsement. This season he is helping coach the defensive line with Keystone High School graduate and Baldwin-Wallace All-American Gus Patouhas.
 
Darren related "I love coaching and I love football, I am excited to be where I am. I am anxious to see how the team shapes up. It is an new experience coaching at a school that hasn't had a football program before, but I will take a lot out of it."
 
Info on the program:
Notre Dame College is pleased to announce that the development of a football program is underway, with plans to begin intercollegiate competition in 2010.  Falcon football becomes the 19th athletic program at Notre Dame, which first admitted men to the College in 2001.

“We’re thrilled at the prospect of initiating a football program at Notre Dame,” said director of athletics Susan Hlavacek.  “We have challenges ahead, but this is the right time for the College to take this step.  NDC football will bring a certain unity to our campus, and in turn keep us connected to the Greater Cleveland area.”

According to Hlavacek, Notre Dame will begin recruiting now, with a 2009 leadership class forming the backbone of the startup program. The College will look to hire a head coach over the winter of 2008-09.  Based on further study and the success of initial recruitment, the Falcons could play a club schedule in 2009.  Play in an intercollegiate schedule would begin in the fall of 2010.

Hlavacek indicated the announcement was made after months of due diligence in investigating the matter with various elements of the College.

Notre Dame President Dr. Andrew P. Roth indicated that football would be leveraged as part of the long-term success of the College:  “The time is right for football at Notre Dame College.  It helps foster a full college experience and further develops the campus atmosphere we’ve striving to create.  Falcon football will also be a vehicle to build even closer relationships with our alumni and with the Greater Cleveland community.

With their development of a team, Notre Dame becomes the first scholarship football team in the metropolitan Cleveland area. Further details will be announced by the Notre Dame Department of Athletics at a later date. For more information, contact sports information director Skip Snow at 216.373.5319 or ssnow@ndc.ed. 

Notre Dame College is a co-educational liberal arts institution in South Euclid, Ohio. The Notre Dame Department of Athletics sponsors the Falcons' participation in 18 men's and women's intercollegiate sports. The College is affiliated with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the American Mideast Conference (AMC). In 2007-08, Notre Dame athletic programs ranked in the nation’s Top-50, based on the NAIA Director’s Cup all-sports ranking as published by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA). Their website is www.notredamefalcons.com

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