The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio


September 5, 2013



Offense — C.J. Rice — Had 11 Carries, 152 yards, 2 rushing TD and 2 catches for 35 yards, 1 receiving TD.

Defense — R.J. Nelson and Isaiah Ngraingas — Nelson had 10 tackles, 2 fumble recoveries, 2 tackles for loss; Ngraingas had 11 tackles at corner, many at or near the line of scrimmage.

Special teams — R.J. Nelson — Recovered an onside kick and a big-hit tackle on a kickoff.


Offense —  Anthonie Magda — Had 2 TD and proved to be a threat as a running back and wide receiver.

Defense —  Anthony Barger — One of the leaders in tackles and played fundamentally sound.

Special teams — Riis Smith — had some great returns and also had a 50-yard punt.


Offense — Aaron Rossi — 213 yards and 3 TD rushing.

Defense — Matt Koslowski, Jason Sweat and Jason Huelskamp.

Special teams — Punter Brandon Pakkala averaged 38 yards per boot.


Offense — Jake Vormelker  — QB was 9-12 passing for 110 yards and rushed 19 times for 106 yards and 2 TD.

Defense — Glenn Zaller — 9 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss.

Special teams — Luke Baldwin.


Offense — Ryan Zindash — Had 14 rushes for 54 yards.

Defense — Lucas Hitchcock — Had 10 tackles, including 5 solos, 10 assists and 5 tackles for loss.

Special teams — Chris Wittenmyer — Had a blocked punt.


Offense —  Tyler Loftus.

Defense —  Nick Meloa and Tyree Meeks.

Special teams — Jake Cimorelli.


Offense —  Connor Nikses.

Defense —  Ricky Simcic.

Special teams — Nick Law.


Offense  — Ryan Kahoun.

Defense —  Kyle Kremiller.

Special teams — Nick Lauria.


Offense  — The line — Hunter Rhoades, Shawn Shreves, Jacob Sheets, Ryan Wilkerson and Justin Swinger led the way to 301 yards on the ground.

Defense —  Nick Such had 12 tackles.

Special teams — Chris Brazil.


Offense — Nick Fitzgerald — The quarterback came in as a sophomore when Maxx Brubaker went down and showed great poise.

Defense — Doug Jeddy and John Suba — Jeddy, a linebacker, had 12 tackles, three for loss; Suba, a defensive lineman, had 11 tackles, two for loss.

Special teams  —  Nick Schoval — Punt returner had five returns for a 22.6-yard average.

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— Don McCormack

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