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1996 Season

Posted by Dave Rea at Feb 15, 2007 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )
The Buckeye Jaguars had their Inaugural Season in 1996 with a total of 31 players on the Varsity and JV rosters, and 5 Cheerleaders under the direction of Denise Price. The team was brought into existance with the idea of helping to build the Buckeye Bucks Football family.   We were the newest team and helped BYF to celebrate their 25th Season. We took hand me down jerseys from the old Raiders and those ugly blue helmets from the Colts (some still with the horse shoe on them). The coaching staff contained some former players of the Buckeye Bucks who wanted to help the players learn the basics of football. We went 0-7 as we struggled to learn as coaches and players. We were able that year to show the league that we were serious and determined to be around and show that Buckeye players could hold their own against anything Brunswick could throw at us.
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1999 Season

Posted by Dave Rea at Feb 15, 2007 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )
The Jags began 1999 wanting to run, (with Joe Hon and Dustin Supan you have to run), and the season proved to be the turning point of the program. We had 17 players out on Varsity and several of those players were in their 3rd and 4th seasons with the Jags. They brought leadership, poise, and experience to the team. We had found a leader in QB Drew Megrey, and had much more experienced linemen.

When August ended everyone was excited and felt good things were going to come our way. The opening weekend though would see disaster strike as the Jags were dealt a double wammy at the start of the campaign. In the Saturday night opener at Buckeye we lost to the Steelers 14-12, and played the dreaded Chargers the very next day and lost again, this time 32-0. Two weeks later we would be 1-3 and thinking the bottom fell out of the season.

Then on a cold and rainy night in October, the Redskins visited Buckeye. The Jags were without the services of 5 starters, due to injury, overweight, one out of town, and 1 suspended. The game went to overtime with the score tied 0-0. The Jags got the ball and drove down near the goal line and scored on a run by Danny Lough, Jags win 6-0. It was that point in time that turned the switch on and made them believe they could do it, they had just won without 5 starters by refusing to give up. Buckeye Youth Football came of age, all the hard work, effort, and dedication was about to pay off big time for these kids! It began a string of 13 wins that would carry into the 2000 Championship game. By the way it started a streak for the Redskins of 3 consecutive losses to the Jags without EVEN scoring.

That one game brought out the best in our players and showed that we belonged in the BYF. But they weren't done, on a cold night in November they faced the Chargers who were champions 2 of the last 3 years going into that game. They had only lost 3 games in 5 years, and had no respect for us whatsoever. They even had their championship trophies ordered PRIOR to the game being played (and had them made with UNDEFEATED SEASON on them)! With 3 minutes gone in the first quarter the Jags led 14-0 and the torch was passed as the Jags finished it 26-6 and collected their first BYF Championship. To be the best, you have to beat the best. We did. No longer were the Jags the team anyone could beat by just showing up. The Teal & Black attack was born, and this season had just been a preview.
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1997 Season

Posted by Dave Rea at Feb 15, 2007 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )
The Jaguars returned for their second season. We lost alot of Varsity players but still had a good turnout of players and cheerleaders. We were able to gain a JV Cheerleading squad under Coach Scarpelli. We got new jerseys and took a step forward by having players in their second year who stepped forward as team leaders helping their inexperienced teamates to work hard and show that Buckeye Pride! We went 0-7 again to fall to 0-14 overall, but we were a better team. The competition level came up, as were able to look respectable in games.
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<Center>Jags Come Up A Bit Short</center>

Posted by Dave Rea at Oct 30, 2004 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
The CCYF Jets handed the Jaguars their only loss of the season in the 2004 Championship Game. The Jets won the game 12-8 in a that went down to the final 3 minutes. The Jags were leading 8-6 deep in Jets territory when the Jets recovered a fumble and took the ball out to their own 31 yard line. On the next play they lost 5 yards back to the 25. On a 2 and 15 they threw a pass into the right flat and went 75 yards for the score to end it. It was a well played game by both teams and the game capped off the first season of play with the three organizations being involved. There were 12 Varsity teams, they played a total of 99 games, and got down to 1 Champion.

Buckeye Youth Football and the Jaguars congratulate the CCYF Jets on their 2004 BBCC Championship.
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<center>Former Jags Playing College Ball</center>

Posted by Dave Rea at Oct 11, 2004 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
Every year we talk to the youth players about doing their best on the field and in the classrooom. We want them to show pride, heart, and discipline and aspire to be a Buckeye Buck and then go on to college. We have 3 former Jags at that level during the 2004 Season. Buckeye Youth Football is proud of them and wants to recognize their efforts!

In the spring of 2004 Adam Franz (Jags '96 & '97)signed a national letter of intent to play football at the NCCA Division II level for the
Tiffin Dragons this fall after graduating from Buckeye last June. Tiffin improved from a dismal 2-8 season in 2002, to finish 6-5 last season. Adam, a 6'3" and 240 pound lineman, helped the Bucks to their first 2 appearances in the state playoffs in 2002 and 2003. He was an All Mohican Area Conference selection during the 2003 season, along with being named to the All MAC Academic Team and Co-Most Improved Player for the Bucks. He is a Forensic Psychology major and wants to go to the FBI after graduation. Congratulations and Good Luck in your college career Adam!

Dan and Darren Cereshko (Both Jags in 1996) pictured below, opted to attend
Baldwin Wallace and are playing Division III football for the Yellow Jackets. BW finished 10-2 and made it to the 2nd round of the NCAA Division III playoffs in 2003. Dan, a 5'11" 170 QB, and Darren, a 5'11" 210 WR/DB, together hold most of the all time passing and receiving records at Buckeye that they set during the 2001 & 2002 Sesaons. Dan was the 2003 Iron Antler Award winner for the Bucks. Darren was a Division III All Ohio Player and Defensive Player of the Year in 2002. Congratulations and Good Luck in your careers Dan & Darren! Their Uncle Ron Brant who is pictured with them below is the All Time leading scorer and rusher at Buckeye, as well as holding several other rushing records. imageimage