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A couple of our former players are playing college football this season. Dustin Supan is a Defensive Back at Defiance College. He is a Junior this year and had a pretty good season last year for the Yellow Jackets with 34 tackles and 2 interceptions. They finished 5-5 last season and will open this year on September 6 against Muskingum College. Dustin played on the Jaguars Varsity squads of 1999 and 2000 and was one of the reasons they won back to back championships those years.
Down at West Liberty State College in West Virginia Josh Varney begins his Freshman year of College as a member of the Hilltoppers Football team. Josh played with the Jaguars JV in 1998 & 1999, he then moved to the Jets Varsity and played with them in 2000 & 2001. He was the 1st receipient of the 'Golden Jet' award in 2000, and coincidently he picked up the 'Golden Buck' Award last season with as a senior with the Bucks.
Justin is pictured above wearing #19 the same number he wore with the Jaguars, although he wore #20 with the Bucks. Josh is wearing #60 as he did with the Jaguars JV in 1998 (His younger brother Keegan is wearing it on the Jags Pee Wee squad). We wish both of these young men good luck during their upcoming season and also in the classroom.
The Jaguars played back to back games on Saturday night winning the first game against the Lorain Steelers 7-0, and taking the second game 6-0 over the Hamilton Wentworth Panthers. Those games were numbers 99 and 100 in Jaguar Varsity history. Both the wins came on interception returns as they played a very stingy defense.
That set up another Buckeye Showdown with the #5 Seeded Jets and #6 Seeded Jags met last night at 6:00PM. The Jags came out on top 12-0, but both teams have the right to be proud of their first tournament appearances, they each won two games against teams they knew nothing about and found out they could play win if they played the entire game and never let down.
There were four more undefeated teams who scored more points than that Jets and Jags did so they are ranked higher and have a chance to finish either as #1 or as #2. You can visit our hosts by clicking Medina Bees Youth Football.
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.