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This was the 60th Varsity game for the Jets and they now have a 36-24-0 record. The Jags have a 46-52-0 record and will play their 100th Varsity contest Saturday night against the Hamilton Wentworth Panthers from Canada. That's alot of Varsity games by these two teams over the last 13 Seasons of Buckeye Youth Football.
We are proud of Varsity Teams and all our other players and cheerleaders not only from this season but from all the seasons past. This weekend the JV Squads will get started and then on the 30th all the Pee Wee and Flag begin their seasons, so come out to the fields and watch some football!
The Coaching staff remained the same, some coaches just changed squads. Lee Mercer and Tom Ward, said goodbye to Chuck Magle who moved over to take over the JV Head Coaching job, and welcomed Andy Wuensch and Gary Karr up from the JV ranks to Varsity.
This season saw the first change in Head Coaches, as Dave Rea stepped down prior to the playoffs, and Lee Mercer assumed the role. Coach Rea will make a move to director as Buckeye Youth Football incorporates.
The Jaguar Cheer Squads again provided on field support and had their usual standard of excellence under Head Cheer Coach Wren Roskey, who completed her 6th season.
They returned many of their starters from 2002, and filled out the squad with experienced JV players that moved up. Every week they pounded their opponents into submission with a potent offense and a relentless defense that pursued to the ball.
The Jets Cheerleadering Squads did a great job of adding their support as they were there every step of the way rooting the squads on at all levels under 4th year Head Coach Kim Watkins.
Head Coach Scot Asvestas returned, along with assistants Scott Gilbert and Austin Eggert, keeping the continuity in the coaching staff for these young players.
These players have learned football fundamentals and having fun. JV Cheer Coach Kelly Hunt returned for her 3rd season of coaching the Cheerleaders. Overall 2003 was another fine year for the Buccaneers.
As a running back at Buckeye he put up some big numbers in the record books, He put up over 1,300 yards rushing in his Senior season of 2005, he holds the all time yards per carry mark for a career with 8.1 yards per rush. He also is the only Buck to ever rush for over 300 yards in a game as he rolled over the Brookside Cardinals in 2005 with 306 yards on 21 carries. He co-holds the season TD mark at 22 in a season and is 5th on the All Time Scoring list. Dustin has done very well with his football career and academically, and we wish him more good luck on the rest of the season at Defiance.