Outlook: Second-year head coach Sam Watson will be hard-pressed to surpass his debut season with the Greyhounds. At 7-3, Dixie posted just its second winning season in the last 27 years and also advanced to the playoff for the first time.
High School: Dixie Greyhounds
Division this season: VI
Division last season: V
League/conference and division: SWBL Buckeye Division.
Head coach: Sam Watson, second year; 7-3 record at Dixie; 0-1 postseason; first playoff berth in school history in 2012. SWBL Buckeye Coach of the Year, AP Southwest Division V Coach of the Year, AP Division V State Coach of the Year.
Assistant coaches: Doug Mullins (Defensive Coordinator), Jeff Leonard (Special Teams Coordinator), Nick Worley, Ken Long, Todd Owens, Clint Buffenbarger.
2012 record: 7-3 overall; 4-2 SWBL.
2012 highlight(s)/notable achievement(s): Second winning season in 27 years. Made playoffs for the first time in school history.
5 key returners:
Trent Cummins, 5-11, 200, sr., RB/DL
Dustin Bartrum, 5-9, 165, sr.,WR/DB
Logan Watts, 6-1, 170, sr., WR
Zach Arnett, 5-10, 230, sr., OL/DL
Tyler Parker, 6-2, 215, sr., OL/DL
Jacob Campbell, 6-0, 230, sr., OL/DL
Justin Leonard, 6-2, 180, jr., QB
Austin Fisher, 5-8, 170, sr., WR/DB
Tyler Mitchell, 5-10, 180, jr., WR/LB
Coach’s comments: We will be a young but physical, fundamentally sound, and disciplined team. We have to replace some key seniors from last year but we have young athletes eager at the chance to wear the red and grey on the field on Friday nights and they want to continue to build upon the traditions of Dixie football that we started last year. This will be an exciting year with a challenging schedule (the SWBL is always tough), eager young athletes, and the chance to build upon the new Dixie Football Tradition.
8/17 @ TRI-COUNTY NORTH (Scrimmage), 10 AM
8/23 @ ANNA (Scrimmage), 7 PM
8/30 @ TWIN VALLEY SOUTH, 7:30 PM
9/6 @ URBANA, 7:30 PM
9/13 NORTHEASTERN, 7:30 PM
9/20 PREBLE SHAWNEE, 7:30 PM
9/27 BROOKVILLE, 7:30 PM
10/4 @ WAYNESVILLE, 7:30 PM
10/11 NORTHRIDGE, 7:30 PM
10/18 MILTON-UNION, 7:30 PM
10/25 @ MADISON, 7:30 PM
11/1 @ CARLISLE, 7:30 PM