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BEECHWOOD (Class A)

SCHEDULE

Aug. 28 vs. Cincinnati Western Hills, 4:30 p.m.*
Sept. 3 LLOYD
Sept. 10 at Newport
Sept. 17 COVINGTON CATHOLIC
Sept. 25 OWENSBORO CATHOLIC, 2 p.m.
Oct. 1 DAYTON
Oct. 8 at Bellevue
Oct. 15 HOLY CROSS
Oct. 22 LUDLOW
Oct. 29 at Newport Central Catholic
(*Champions Bowl at Highlands)
(All games at 7:30 unless noted)
Coach: Mike Yeagle (103-10) Outlook: The Streak is over, a Northern Kentucky-record 38-game run that ended in a state semifinal loss at Middlesboro.

''It has taken a lot of pressure off the kids,'' Yeagle said. ''It's not hanging over the top of them.''

For the record, a 26-game regular-season winning streak remains, which Yeagle couldn't care less about. His non-district schedule is murderous: Bigger-school powers Cincinnati Western Hills, Newport, Covington Catholic and Owensboro Catholic.

Though just three Tigers started last year, Beechwood has believers; it again ranks No. 1 in the Courier-Journal Class A coaches poll. There are 24 seniors to ease growing pains. ''We have to grow up fast,'' Yeagle said.

Two-way lineman Matt Mercer will be heavily recruited. Mike Nie is the new quarterback; Benny List, who started at wide receiver last year, moves to running back.

Beechwood will be a force because of sheer girth, with the area's biggest offensive line. ''They're as big as the doggone Denver Broncos,'' Dayton coach Dan Ridder said.

ROSTER
Name Pos Ht Wt Yr
Ben Adkisson RB-LB5-10 17811
Dan Anderschat OL-DL5-10 19810
Ryan Arlinghaus WR-DB 5-9 15610
Alex Berger OL-DL 6-5 23810
Lee Bergs WR-DB 6-1 17812
Mark Berwanger OL-DL 6-6 29612
P.J. Biddle OL-DL5-10 19311
Joe Brady OL-DL 6-2 30510
Graham Bode OL-LB 6-2 18111
Kyle BoyleTE-DB 6-1 18111
Naji BsisuOL-DL 6-3 25812
Casey Burns OL-LB 6-2 24212
Matt CampbellRB-DE 6-2 18612
Matt Clayton TE-DE 6-0 17810
Brent CollinsOL-DL 6-1 21511
Tim CoxWR-DB 6-0 16311
Clayton Dickerson WR-DB 5-9 17311
Matt Duncan TE-DE 6-3 21812
Phil Fairbanks RB-LB5-10 18612
Andrew Futcher RB-LB 5-8 16311
Adam GoetzQB-DB5-10 14810
Brady Grimme WR-DB 5-7 15311
Jason Groob OL-DL5-11 17811
T.J. GrothTE-DE 6-5 23812
Justin HainesOL-LB 6-0 18010
Joe HampelRB-LB5-10 18612
Ross Hart WR-DB 5-9 16310
Steve HessOL-DL 6-3 25812
Bo Honebrink WR-DB 5-8 16110
Andy Huenefeld RB-LB 6-1 18010
Mighty HugenbergRB-DB 5-9 16210
Daniel Hicks TE-DB 6-2 17611
Jo Jo Hollekamp WR-DB 6-1 17611
Josh Kaiser WR-DB 6-2 18112
Michael Keam RB-DB 5-9 17811
David Kramer OL-DL 6-2 24311
Benny ListQB-LB 6-2 18312
Preston Long WR-DB 6-0 18312
Eric Lutz TE-DE 6-3 24212
Robert Mangine OL-LB5-10 18610
Max Mann RB-DB 5-7 17312
Drew MatraciaRB-DL 5-9 23811
Matt Mercer OL-DL 6-5 28612
Matt Montoya TE-DE 6-3 18111
Eric MoreheadWR-DB 5-9 17811
Mike Nie QB-DB 6-2 18111
David Potter QB-DB 5-9 16310
Gerry RamundoOL-LB 6-0 18812
Ott RankinWR-DB 5-9 17111
John RauchOL-DE 6-1 18812
Brett Reynolds TE-LB5-10 17610
Thomas RiddleTE-DE 6-2 17811
Philip Ridgell RB-DB 6-2 1789
Adam Robb K-R-B5-10 17812
Nick Sketch RB-LB 6-1 18211
Clayton SmithOL-DL 6-2 17810
Matt Spence WR-DB5-11 17212
Kyle Strategier OL-DL 6-2 25512
Kevin Sturm OL-DL 6-5 24811
Ryan SwiftWR-DB 6-3 17811
Eric Wagner WR-DB 5-9 16012
Matt Wagner OL-DL 6-0 27312
Brett Weber RB-LB5-11 18111
Jason Wells RB-DB 5-9 18312
Josh WentzTE-LB 6-1 17811
Noah WentzRB-DB 5-9 17811
Chris WeraQB-DB5-10 16410