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2016 Preview: Buckeye Trail Warriors

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Buckeye Trail Preview

Schedule

Aug. 26: Ridgewood…………….....7 p.m.
Sept. 2: at Caldwell………………..7 p.m.
Sept. 9: at Frontier………………...7 p.m.
Sept. 16: at Barnesville…………....7 p.m.
Sept. 23: Meadowbrook…………..7 p.m.
Sept. 30: at Shenandoah……..…....7 p.m.
Oct. 7: Fort Fry……………….….....7 p.m.
Oct. 14: at West Muskingum….......7 p.m.
Oct. 21: River……………………....7 p.m.
Oct. 28: at Monroe Central……….7 p.m.

Head Coach: Donnie Kerns

Coaching History: Barnesville (2007), Buckeye Trail (2008-12), Meadowbrook (2013), Buckeye Trail 2014-present.

If I wasn`t a coach, I`d be a ____? Fishing. A lot.

College attended: Ohio University

Record as head coach: 0-0

Greatest moments as head coach? Being offered the job at Buckeye Trail

What Person inspired you to coach? Former Trail coach Bill Starr

Family info: Wife Amanda; Daughters Avery and Laney

A positive comment about another OV football coach/program: "Jay Circosta at Monroe Central is what I strive to be. To be able to do what he has done for as long as he has is incredible. He runs a program of class and always has his players ready to play.”

Quote about your team`s upcoming season: “If our kids want to be successful, they have to buy in and be there every day. Even on days that are not mandatory.”

School/Team Information

High School: Buckeye Trail High School

Address: 65555 Wintergreen Road, Lore City, OH 43755

School phone number: 740-489-5005

Athletics Director: Steve Tellep (740-489-5005)

Contact for tickets: Steve Tellep

Contact for boosters: Tonja Hickman

Last team in playoffs: 2007

Playoff appearance/record: 3/2-3

Last conference title: 2007 (OVAC and PVC)

Ohio Division: VII

Type of offense: Pro-style

Type of defense: Multiple

Last year’s football record: 3-7

Greatest moment in team history: Winning 1994 regional final

Mascot: Warriors

School Colors: Blue, White

Best Known Alumni: Jeff Snedegar, John Robinson, Chris Starr

School’s biggest rivals (Barnesville, Shenandoah, Caldwell)

Stadium Information

Stadium Name: Baker Activity Complex

Type Of Turf: Grass

Capacity: 2,750

Player Information

How many returning offensive players: 8 (Troy Pontius, Austin Snodgrass, Carter Streiff, Chase Stillion, Geno Cizmandia, Jacob Suddeth, Kirkland Davis, Kyle Wilson).

How many returning defensive players: 10 (Geno Cizmada, Kyle Wilson, Kirkland Davis, Bryson Ogden, Carter Streiff, Chandler Hixson, T.J. Grafton, Austin Snodgrass, Chase Stillion, Troy Pontius).

How many returning lettermen: 18

Key players lost to graduation: Tyler Faulk, Levi Gold, Jon Duffey