Outlook: The Warriors leaned on the record-setting combination of QB Luke Morgan and WR Austin Wolf, both of whom have since graduated. This season they’ll rely on a strong and talented defense to get back into the hunt for a GWOC South title.
High School: Lebanon Warriors.
Division this season: I
Division last season: I
League/conference and division: GWOC South.
Home stadium/field: James VanDeGrift Stadium at Lebanon JH.
Head coach: Shawn Lamb; eighth season at Lebanon; 50-30 career record; GWOC South coach of the year in 2006, ’09 and ’11.
Assistant coaches: Chuck Wene, Trent Burns, Brian Kindell, Mike West, Chad Keil, Jeff Swanson.
2012 record: 6-4 overall; 2-3 GWOC South.
2012 highlight(s)/notable achievement(s): Graduated QB Luke Morgan broke every Lebanon QB record. WR Austin Wolf signed to play at Akron.
5 key returners:
Alex McCarty, 5-10, 175, DB/WR
Eric Leichliter, 6-1, 275, OL
Nick Bauer, 6-2, 215, LB
Ryan Perkins, 6-0, 195, LB
Alex Stotts, 6-2, 180, WR
Matt McDonald, 6-0, 190, sr., RB; transfer from Little Miami
Joey McDonald, 6-3, 215, jr., LB; transfer from Little Miami
Jango Glaekin, 6-1, 185, so., LB; transfer from Fenwick
Mitch Turpin, 5-9, 175, so., DB/RB
George Groh, 6-2, 255, so., OL
Tanner Clarke, 5-10, 175, sr., QB
Coach’s comments: Very young team, especially on offensive line. Strong defense led by very good LB group. Need to stay healthy.
8/30 KINGS, 7 PM
9/6 @ LOVELAND, 7:30 PM
9/13 GREENVILLE, 7 PM
9/20 @ CENTERVILLE, 7 PM
9/27 FAIRMONT, 7 PM
10/4 XENIA, 7 PM
10/11 @ WEST CARROLLTON, 7 PM
10/18 FAIRBORN, 7 PM
10/25 @ MIAMISBURG, 7 PM
11/1 @ SPRINGBORO, 7 PM