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BELLEVUE (Class A)

SCHEDULE

Aug. 21 Bellevue 14, Whitley Co. 7
Aug. 27 DAYTON
Sept. 3 at Dayton (OH) Jefferson
Sept. 10 at Mason County
Sept. 17 ROWAN COUNTY
Oct. 1 HOLY CROSS
Oct. 8 BEECHWOOD
Oct. 15 LUDLOW
Oct. 23 at Newport Central Catholic
Oct. 29 at Dayton
(All games at 7:30 unless noted)
Coach: Charles Coleman (82-71, including 1-0 this year)

Outlook: Bellevue hasn't had a winning season since 1991, though it has made the playoffs six of the past eight years. That doesn't mean the Tigers can't think big.

''I've been here over 20 years, and our goal has always been the same,'' Coleman said. ''Our goal's always to win a state championship.''

With Beechwood in your district, that's a tough trick. But for those seeking a breakthrough performance this fall, this could be the team. Bellevue could be the district's second-best team, talent-wise.

''We've got a good nucleus of returning veterans,'' Coleman said. ''I think the kids feel they ought to win this year.''

Sixteen starters return, eight on each side of the ball. Junior Nate Berkley, who split quarterback duties last year with Mike Gullett, becomes the full-time QB. Gullett will be a receiver.

Bellevue started strong with a 14-7 victory last Friday at Whitley County. The Tigers' strength is team speed, which will have to make up for a lack of size and depth.

ROSTER
Name Pos Ht Wt Yr
Nate Berkley QB6-1 155 11
Kevin BowlingRB5-11195 11
Josh Bowman RB5-7 140 9
Zac Butke E 5-8 165 9
Chris ClemonsRB5-7 130 11
James DelaneyRB5-9 155 11
Greg DuellE 5-11150 12
Patrick Egan RB5-8 140 9
Alan FlinchumC 6-3 290 9
Thomas Fogelman RB5-7 140 12
Justin FrymanT 5-8 215 9
Jay Grainger RB5-8 140 10
Joey GraingerG 6-0 180 12
Jerry Gramer G 6-1 170 11
Dane GrantQB5-8 160 10
Mike Gullett QB6-1 160 11
Chris Harrison RB5-8 135 11
Eric Heck G 5-9 200 12
Daniel Hicks T 6-4 210 11
Tony HurttE 5-10145 11
Adam Isaacs T 6-4 265 9
Joe LayG 5-8 145 9
Ryan Leopold RB5-6 140 11
John LewisRB5-9 140 10
Russell Madden RB5-11175 12
Chad Montgomery RB5-8 185 11
David Moore T 5-8 180 11
David MulcahyRB5-9 150 9
Frank Murphy RB5-5 125 10
Brad OberdingE 6-3 185 12
Eric Orme T 6-4 175 9
Patrick Orme T 5-9 135 8
Matt PickeralT 6-0 270 12
Michael Rardin G 5-10165 12
Rory Rechtin QB6-1 155 9
Ross Rechtin E 5-11155 9
Sonny RechtinE 5-10150 12
Jake Ross C 5-9 160 11
Jeremiah RossE 5-6 115 8
T.J. Schmitz RB5-5 125 10
Joe Scott RB5-5 125 8
Justin Scott RB5-7 150 12
Andy Tallon G 5-11155 10
Aaron VickersT 5-7 225 10
Danny VickersRB5-3 120 10
Stuart WattonG 5-8 165 9
Cee Cee WoodsT 6-0 210 9
Steven Woods G 5-4 140 8
Joe York T 6-2 205 10