High school football preview: Vandalia Butler Aviators

High school: Vandalia Butler Aviators

Division III, Region 10

League: GWOC North

Head coach: Greg Bush, seventh season as Butler’s head coach; 28-32 career record.

Assistant coaches: Derek Shellabarger, Matt Williamson, Butch Wise, Ryan Pelfrey, Matt Mitchell, Zach Geuth, Charlie Amlin, Jeremy Lavoie, Vince Godsey, Dillon Ankeny, AJ Owen, Tyler Koch, Ken Mann.

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2014 record: 3-2, 4-6

2014 highlights: Lost three games by less than one touchdown; fifth in the GWOC in offense; 11th in the GWOC in overall defense.

5 key returners:

Nic Martin, 6-2, 232, sr., RB/LB, first team GWOC North, 441 yards rushing and 10 TDs, 56 tackles.

Vinnie Fiori, 5-10, 213, sr., DL; first team All- GWOC North, 56 tackles 2 sacks.

Chandler Craine, 6-1, 195, sr., QB; first team All-GWOC North, 1,437 yards passing, 10 TDs.

Dustin Lewis, 5-10, 170, sr., WR/DB, second team All-GWOC North, 46 tackles, two INTs, 38-yard punt average.

Curtis Davis, 6-3, 245, sr., OL/DE; 26 tackles, 3 sacks.

Key newcomers:

Matt Grossman, 6-2, 215, jr., TE/LB

Gavin Kohler, 6-2, 210, jr., OL/DE

Aaron Fields, 6-0, 170, jr., WR/DB

Trey Sanders, 6-3, 175, so., WR/DB

Logan Flatt, 5-10, 175, so., RB/DB

Coach’s comments: We need to get better and win the close games. We have a tough schedule and have been working hard to get ready for it.

Schedule:

Aug. 28, Springfield Shawnee, 7 p.m.

Sept., 4, Tecumseh, 7 p.m.

Sept. 11, at Wilmington, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 18, at Xenia, 7 p.m.

Sept. 25, at Springfield, 7 p.m.

Oct. 2, at Piqua, 7 p.m.

Oct. 9, Sidney, 7 p.m.

Oct. 16, Greenville, 7 p.m.

Oct. 23, at Troy, 7 p.m.

Oct. 30, Trotwood-Madison, 7 p.m.

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