Thursday, July 17, 2008

PrepNation 101 Preseason FB Countdown: No. 91 Coldwater

91. Coldwater (Ohio)
Last season’s record: 14-1, Division IV champion
Coach: John Reed
Key players: LB/FB Adam Homan (6-2, 230, Sr.), QB/DB Cory Klenke (6-1, 180, Sr.), RB/DB Tony Harlamert (6-0, 180, Sr.), WR/DB Zach Kaup (6-0, 185, Sr.)
Biggest strength: Returning skill players
Question mark: Three new starting offensive linemen
Outlook: Youngstown Mooney had reached the No. 8 ranking in the National Prep Poll when Coldwater shocked the Cardinals, 28-27, in last year’s Division IV state final. The championship, their second in three years, capped a season where the Cavaliers outscored opponents by a combined score of 652-220 – and that included a 35-14 loss to regionally ranked Marion Local early in the season. Thirteen starters (including both kickers) from the Mooney game are back, including Ohio State recruit Homan. Klenke, who had more than 3,000 combined passing and rushing yards in ‘07, had a huge game on both sides of the ball against Mooney. Harlamert scored 40 total touchdowns and earned all-state accolades as a junior.

Toughest games: Sept. 12 vs. Marion Local, Sept. 19 at Anna, Oct. 3 at St. Henry

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