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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.
Buckeye Youth Football and the Jaguars congratulate the CCYF Jets on their 2004 BBCC Championship.
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.
Two more former Jags have made a choice to play football in college. Dan and Darren Cereshko have both opted to attend Baldwin Wallace College, and will play Division III football for the Yellow Jackets next season. Both Cereshkos, played in 1996 with the very first squads. Dan, a 5'11" 170 QB/DB, and Darren, a 5'11" 170 WR/DB, together broke most of the passing and receiving records at Buckeye during the 2002 & 2003 Sesaons. Dan was the Golden Buck Award Winner in 2003 and Darren was Ohio Division III Defensive Player of the Year in 2002. Congratulations and Good Luck with the Yellow Jackets Dan & Darren!
Earlier in the year former Jaguar player Adam Franz has signed a national letter of intent to play football at the Division II level for the Tiffin Dragons next season after graduation from Buckeye. Adam, 6'3" and 240 pounds, played for the Jaguars in 1997.
During high school he was in the band as a freshmen and sophomore and returned to football as a Junior. His excellent line play helped the Bucks to their first appearances in the state playoffs in 2002 and 2003. He was an All Mohican Area Conference selection this season, along with being named to the All MAC Academic Team and Co-Most Improved Player. Congratulations and Good Luck Adam!