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The Jags were coach by 2nd year Head Coach Paul Fowler and Assistants Mike Arena and Chris Calta former Buccaneers Head Coach who came over to the Jags when the Buccaneers were dissolved. Coach Arena's defense put up 7 shutouts, to raise the total to 17 in his two years coaching the Jags defense.
The JV Squad made it to the playoff for the 1st time in the 5 years there have been a JV Championship and continued the run into the Championship game with a 7-6 win over the Brunswick Jets to capture their first BDYF/BYFA JV Division Championship. They went 9-1 on the regular season and 11-2 overall as they played more games in a season than any JV team before them. They made their first appearance in Tournament play at the Medina Kick-Off Classic and finished with a 2-1 record. The Jags were coached by 4th year coach Eric Keller who was in his 2nd year as the Jags JV Head Coach. He was assisted by Coaches Paul Schnepp, Kevin Capela and Doug Manross.
The Jags Pee Wee Squad got their second season under way and had a good season under 1st year Head Coach Jon Stahl and Assistants Dennis Gulden and Mickey Ballantyne.
Eve Forster and Heidi Ingersol coached the Jags Varsity Cheerleaders, Stacey Stoll and Lori McCullouch coached the JV Jags Cheerleaders and Bille Conrad and Sheila Schnepp were the Pee Wee Cheer Coaches.
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.
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.
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!
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.