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Drew Megrey Then And Now

Posted by Dave Rea at Aug 30, 2005 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
Back in 1999 the kid on the left was a sixth grader playing QB for the Jags and leading them to their 1st Championship. Now the kid on the right is starting at Center for the Bucks as a Senior in 2005. Keep up the good work the Jags are proud of you! image
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The Jags Are Rockin'

Posted by Dave Rea at Jul 30, 2005 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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2004 Banquet And Coach Mercer Steps Down

Posted by Dave Rea at Nov 22, 2004 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )
Jaguars Head Coach Lee Mercer, citing job commitments and personal reasons, has decided to step down after 7 seasons with the Jags. He began coaching in the 1998 season, coming over from the Medina Colts, where he had been a number of years. He started with a Varsity squad coming off back to back 0-7 seasons in their first two years of existence. His first season saw the Jags pick up their first win and go 2-6. Ironically they won the first game of the season and their existance, at Buckeye over the Browns, and the last game of the season at Edwards Field also over the Browns.

In 1999 he took a team that was 1-3 after their first 4 games and guided them to their first BYF Championship, ending the season at 6-3. The next season saw them go 8-0, becoming BYF Champs for the second time. The Jags made the playoffs the last 6 seasons. The 2004 Season was highlighted with 9 wins and a third trip to the championship game, even though they came up a bit short in losing to the CCYF Jets. He finishes with a 38-20 overall record and a .655 winning percentage.

Coach Mercer has always instilled in the Jags Pride, Effort, and Dedication. They have shown those qualities on the field the last 7 seasons whether winning or losing on a particular day. His efforts will be missed by the Jags, and by the Buckeye Youth Football family.

Well done Coach Mercer, we will miss you, and as always with our former coaches, players and cheerleaders you are always welcome at practices and games. Thanks for everything you have done and for being the class coach that always represented Buckeye Youth Football well wherever we have played.
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2004 Jags Come Up A Bit Short

Posted by Dave Rea at Sep 5, 2004 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
The CCYF Jets handed the Jaguars their only loss of the season in the 2004 Championship Game that was held at home on Steingass Field. 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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The 2004 Jags Say Thanks To Their Team Mom

Posted by Dave Rea at Jul 22, 2004 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
On Tuesday, November 23rd 2004 the Jags held their annual Award's Night. They had to say goodbye to several players, their families, coaches and their Team Mom as this was the last one for them. Head Coach Lee Mercer presented Team Mom Judy Arena with a plaque recognizing her 8 years with the Jags. The players, cheerleaders and coaches gave her a clock and a gift certificate for a day at the spa for all her hard work over the years.

Judy has been around since the first season in 1996. Her son Mike started playing in the first year of the program. She began as Team Mom in 1997 and has been here ever since. She has spent countless hours doing things for the kids. She helped the new team moms with the Jets as they began in the 2000 Season, and the Bucs when they began in 2001.

She made sure handouts were given after practices when need, she arranged the snack schedule for games, got Dad's too help with the chain gang, organized the homecoming parade participation, the banquet, made sure concession stands were done at all games, and the list goes on. She never complained and made sure she supported these kids every season, and with much sacrafice to her own family. She spent lots of time with the Jags and gave up time at home.

Her son Mike played 4 years with the Jags from 1996-99. He won a Championship in '99 and was the first Golden Jag Award winner. Her daughter Jessi cheered on the 1999 & 2000 JV Squads and the 2001 & 2002 Varsity Squads. The last 2 seasons she has helped Coach Roskey coach the girls. Her youngest son Joe started in Flag in 1999, played JV in 2000 & 2001, and played the last 3 Seasons with the Jag Varsity. He got his chance to play in the 2004 Championship Game, and was the first Iron Jag Award winner in 2004.

You can see from all of the above the Arenas have been involved from the beginning of Buckeye Youth Football. Her husband Mike has always been a huge supporter of what we do and helped coach Flag in 1999. The Jags and Buckeye Youth Football want to say thank you to the Arenas, and most of all Thank You Judy! We Love You and will miss you! You will always be our Team Mom!