Northwood Rangers Team Preview

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Northwood Rangers

Head coach: Ken James (34th year)

Last year’s record: 9-2, lost in first round of the playoffs

Starters Back: 9 on offense, 9 on defense

Key Players: Jay Moten, QB, Austin Cole, RB, Anthony Williams, RB, Dalton Dempsey, FB, Erik Marazon, LB/OL, Sam Bullimore, OL, Joe Miller, OL, Tyler Hughes, LB/FB

Game(s) to circle on the calendar: Sept 6th vs. Lake, Sept 20th vs. Edon

Team Schedule:
08/30 A Elmore Woodmore
09/06 H Millbury Lake
09/13 A Bloomdale Elmwood
09/20 H Edon
09/27 A Stryker
10/04 H West Unity Hilltop
10/11 A Montpelier
10/18 H Toledo Christian
10/25 A Ottawa Hills
11/01 H Oregon Cardinal Stritch

Summary: Expectations are high for the Rangers with Coach James putting them through what he calls "constant competition" at practices. They have talent on the offensive line and at the running back position. QB Jay Moten throws the ball well and will stay in the pocket to maximize a potential big play. However, if the wrong guys go down to injuries it could really hamper their aspirations. They don’t have a ton of depth. They do have taller skill position players at the wide receiver position which should allow them to open up the offense and stretch the defense. They'll go against Edon for the top spot in the TAAC this season.