Elks out for an encore from 2017 season

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Mike Hartsock previews the Centerville football season.

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

For a while last season it looked like Centerville might run the table in the regular season.  The Elks won seven in a row before losing at Northmont for Brent Ullery’s first loss as the head coach at his alma mater.

Gradutation wasn’t kind to Ullery, the Elks lost plenty of talent from that team.  Among the holes to fill is quarterback where Senior Tyler King and freshman Chase Harrison are battling for the starting job.

“We’re fortunate to have very talented athletes all over our team and quarterback is one of those positions,” Ullery said.  “We also have competition at every position and we’re fortunate to guys who are pushing each other every day.”

That’s what summer camp is all about for coaches and players, a chance to open some eyes and get some playing time on Friday nights.

“We do have some guys stepping up,” senior linebacker Dylan Hiltbrunner said.  “We’ve pulled up two freshmen this year because they have some athletic talent...and those guys have been stepping up.”

The Elks open with four straight home games, starting August 24th against Fairfield.

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