High school: Beavercreek Beavers
Division / region: D-I, Region 2
League / conference: Greater Western Ohio Conference, Central Division
Head coach: Nic Black, first season at Beavercreek; succeeds Scott Clodfelter, who left after 10 seasons to be the head coach at Bethel; Black most recently was the defensive coordinator at Springboro; prior to that he was the head coach at Graham.
Assistant coaches: Pete Ankrom, Chris Holtz, Jason Pallo, Jake Young, Rob Andrews, Eric Snyder, Andrew Johnson, John Barr, Bosie Miliner, Steve Owens, Brad Woods, JD Bales.
2013 record: 2-3 GWOC Central; 5-5 overall.
2013 highlights / notable achievements: Graduated RB Allen Lawrence, who rushed for over 1,000 yards; RB/LB Airius Moore signed with North Carolina State and QB Michael Berry signed with Toledo; a 1-2 season start put the Beavers in a quick hole, but those losses were to Fairfield (9-2) and Hilliard Davidson (13-1). Three schedule changes; a rivalry with GWOC South member Xenia resumes in the opener; Springboro visits in Week 4 and the Beavers are on the road vs. Dunbar in Week 5; gone from the schedule are Fairfield, Hilliard Davidson and Piqua.
5 key returners:
Logan Turben, 6-3, 165, sr., QB
Brandon Williams, 6-0, 175, sr., WR/DB
Brian Loose, 6-3, 225, jr., OL
Andrew Greenspan, 6-4, 275, jr., OL
Jackson Hansen, 6-4, 215, jr., OL/P
Tim Bradshaw, 6-0, 220, jr., FB
Stone Kincer, 5-11, 180, jr., FB/OLB
Billy Martin, 6-0, 175, jr., QB/OLB
Thomas Baker, 6-3, 255, sr., DL
Michael Davis, 5-7, 170, jr., DL
Coach’s comments: As a team we want to push the program toward continuously competing for GWOC Central championship and playoff opportunities. I tell our players, I want us to be different than other teams in our league. I want to do things not everybody else does and I believe that will be to our advantage. As coaches we are getting to coach a group of hardworking kids who really like football, which makes it a lot of fun. We are lucky to compete for a great school and have the support of a great community. We will strive to represent the excellence that is on display every day at Beavercreek High School.
Fri., Aug. 29 Xenia, 7 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 5 Carroll, 7 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 12 at Fairborn, 7 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 19 at Springboro, 7 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 26 Dunbar, 7 p.m.
Fri., Oct. 3 at Northmont, 7 p.m.
Fri., Oct. 10 Springfield, 7 p.m.
Fri., Oct. 17 Centerville, 7 p.m.
Fri., Oct. 24 at Wayne, 7 p.m.
Fri., Oct. 31 at Fairmont, 7 p.m.