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CONNER (Class AAA)

SCHEDULE

Aug. 27 at Corbin, 8:30 p.m.
Sept. 3 at South Dearborn (IN)
Sept. 10 RYLE
Sept. 17 BOONE COUNTY
Oct. 1 HOLMES
Oct. 9 at Covington Catholic, 2 p.m.
Oct. 15 at Scott
Oct. 22 DIXIE HEIGHTS
Oct. 29 at Highlands

(All games at 7:30 unless noted)
Coach: Tom Stellman (38-58)

Outlook: With Highlands and CovCath strong as ever and Dixie enjoying some sizeable hype, it's easy to overlook Conner. But the Cougars are a sleeper team that could give any of those powers quite a fight.

Seven starters return on offense, eight on defense. It's one of the biggest and strongest lineups in years.

''The line is the biggest ever at Conner and should be one of the best,'' Stellman said.

The star is senior Jeremiah Giron, who -- as a running back last year -- led the team in rushing (1,074 yards), receiving (25 catches, 188 yards), TDs (12), kickoff returns and punt returns. He's moving to QB this fall because of a bounty of other running backs.

''Jeremiah is one of the best all-around athletes in the state -- champion wrestler, great baseball player, super football player,'' Stellman said.

ROSTER
Name Pos Ht Wt Yr
Mitch Arens OG-LB 5-9 20011
Brandon Berkimier WR-DB 5-8 14010
Justin BockhorstWR-DB 6-0 16010
Matt BottsFB-LB5-10 18511
Matt BrummettTE-LB 6-0 20510
Chris Childers WR-DB5-11 17011
Damon DeckWR-DB 6-1 16512
Dustin Deck WR-DB5-10 16012
Andy Ellison FB-LB 6-0 18512
Jeremiah Giron QB-S 6-0 16512
Jim GrahamOG-DE5-11 20512
Brandon Hardin OG-LB 6-1 21010
Jason Harris TB-DB 5-7 15011
Moses Hatfield OG-DE 6-1 24512
J.D. HillenbrandOT-DT 6-0 27512
John Hopper OG-LB 6-1 23012
Michael Hoppius TE-DB 5-9 17511
Clint JohnsonWR-DB 6-2 16010
Terry JohnsonWR-DB 6-4 19011
Luke KilloranOT-DT 6-0 27511
Neil Lageman OT-DT 6-4 23011
Brett Lainhart WR-DB5-11 17011
J.R. LigonFB-LB 6-0 18511
Rob MaloneOT-DT 6-4 28511
Aaron MarquisQB-LB 6-0 19511
Kyle McDanielPK-P 6-2 19512
Matt Nelson WR-DB 6-0 18011
Jason ReedOG-DE 6-2 21511
Matt Rice OG-DT 6-0 21510
Jason RichardsonWR-DB 6-0 15010
Ryan Richardson WR-LB5-10 19010
Terry RowePK 5-9 13011
Andrew Rowland WR-DB 6-0 18011
Tom Spampinato WR-DB5-10 17011
Jacob SteuberTE-DE 6-5 22012
Stewart Stevens FB-LB 5-8 18012
Rob Stewart OG-LB 6-1 23012
Matt Stidham WR-DB 5-8 14010
Matt SueszOT-DT 6-0 18012
Gary Watkins OT-DT 6-1 26511
Bo Wilson TB-LB 6-0 25012