Hartsock: Springboro football looking for playmakers

The Springboro Panthers have dealt with some turnover at quarterback in recent seasons. Ryan Wilhite’s teams have had three different quarterbacks in the last three years, but his Panthers haven’t missed the playoffs because of it.

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“Cameron Roundtree played a lot of quarterback for us at the JV level,” Wilhite said during a break in summer camp. “He played defense for us last season at the varsity level so he’s experienced on Friday nights.”

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Roundtree has signed to play baseball at Wright State after graduation, but he’s excited about finally getting a shot on the football field.

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“The past four years I’ve been working at quarterback too,” he said. “but I’ve also been going around the field working at other positions.”

The Panthers’ biggest question mark heading into the season seems to be a lack of that big playmaker they’ve had in the last several seasons. Wilhite said he needs to find a go-to-guy.

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“We’ve lost some of the playmakers we’ve had in the past,” he said. “That’s the neat thing about high school football. The next guy is out there waiting. We just have to see who emerges.”

The Panthers open at home against Mason on Aug. 25. In Greater Western Ohio Conference play, Springboro is at Centerville and Miamisburg before hosting arch-rival Lebanon in Week 10.

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