Genoa Comets Team Preview

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Genoa Comets

Head coach: Paul Patterson (6th year)

Last year’s record: 12-1, lost to Liberty Center in 3rd round of the playoffs

Starters Back: 5 on offense, 5 on defense

Key Players: Daniel Novotney, FB/LB, Rylen Stoner, QB/LB, Daniel Baker, OL/LB, Grant Goodman, OL/DL

Game(s) to circle on the calendar: Oct 4th at Rossford, Oct. 11th vs. Eastwood

Team Schedule:
08/30 H Columbus Bishop Ready
09/06 A Oak Harbor
09/13 A Huron
09/20 H Bloomdale Elmwood
09/27 H Elmore Woodmore
10/04 A Rossford
10/11 H Pemberville Eastwood
10/18 H Fostoria
10/25 A Millbury Lake
11/01 A Tontogany Otsego

Summary: The Comets lost Jake Plantz, Andrew Bench, and Nate Lewis but Patterson says the team has strong leaders in the senior class. They’ll still run the football with Daniel Novotney who ran for 1,000 yards last season. They are very young at the defensive back and linebacker position. The kicking game is a work in progress. The players say they’re using the loss in playoffs as motivation and chemistry is good. There’s a “brotherhood” and a “closeness from freshmen to senior.”