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2016 Preview: Monroe Central Seminoles

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Schedule

Aug. 26: at Union Local.....................7 p.m.
Sept. 2: at Shadyside.........................7 p.m.
Sept. 9: River..................................7:30 p.m.
Sept. 16: Caldwell..............................7 p.m.
Sept. 23: at Fort Frye........................7 p.m.
Sept. 30: Magnolia......................7:30 p.m.
Oct. 7: at Shenandoah......................7 p.m.
Oct. 14: Barnesville...........................7 p.m.
Oct. 21: at Frontier ...........................7 p.m.
Oct. 28: Buckeye Trail......................7 p.m.

Head Coach: Jay Circosta

College Attended: West Liberty University

History of coaching: 45 years as head coach; Woodsfield H.S. (23 years), Monroe Central H.S. (22 years)

Record as head coach: 329-135-5

Current school record as head coach: Woodsfield - 156-70-5; Monroe Central - 173-65

Greatest moment as head coach: 6 undefeated seasons, 2001 regional championship

Family Info: Wife- Donna Sue, Children- Jayne Vinskovich and Susan Snively

Hobby: Football, Family

If I wasn`t a coach, I would be: Retired

What person inspired you to coach? Coach Jack Berger, high school coach at Shadyside

Positive Comment about another OV football program/coach: "There are a lot of great football coaches in the Ohio Valley."

Quote about your team`s upcoming season: "Work in progress. We return six starters on offense and five on defense. Returning QB and some skill players. Return three linemen. Must stay healthy - no depth (25 players)."

Assistant Coaches

Josh ischy, OC; John Ischy, DC; John Perkins; John Speelman, Bill Fox.

Stadium Information:

Stadium Name: Monroe Memorial Park

Stadium Address: 427 Eastern Ave., Woodsfield, OH 43793

Type of Turf: Natural

Directions to Stadium: 427 Eastern Ave., Rt. 78, Woodsfield, OH.

Stadium Phone: 740-472-1334

Stadium Seating Capacity: 1,500

School/Team Information:

High School: Monroe Central

School Address: 469 Lewisville Rd., Woodsfield, Ohio 43793

School Phone: 740-472-0414

Contact for Boosters: Don Longwell

Contact for Tickets: Ryan Rosnick

Athletic Director: Ryan Rosnick (740) 472-0414

Mascot: Seminoles

School Colors: Red, White, Black, Gold

Playoff appearance/record: 14/7-12

Number of years of state championships: 0

Last year team in playoffs: 2014

Last year`s football record: 6-4

Type of offense: Zone read

Type of defense: 40

Conference/class: OVAC AAA

Best known alumni: Pat Singleton, Lance LaFollette, Darryl Shipp, Michael Jorris, Tyler Kinchen

State division or class: Div. VI

Last conference title: OVAC 2014, PVC 2013

School`s biggest rivalry: River, Barnesville

Player Information:

How many returning offensive players: 6 (Jarrett Hooper, QB; Trey Duffy, WR; Bobby O'Donnell, RB/WR; Ryan LaFollette RB/WR; Matt Deskins, G; Alex Webb, T.

How many returning defensive players: 5 (Hooper, S; Duffy, CB; O'Donnell, LB; LaFollette, CB; Webb, T.

How many returning lettermen: 9 (Deskins, Duffy, Hooper, O'Donnell, LaFollette, Cooper Rusk, Webb, Brendon Wilson, Joey Wise, Ryan Reich).

Key returning players:

Key players that graduated: Anthony Block, Joey Schumacher, Justin Kilburn, Tanner Potts.