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LUDLOW (Class A)


Aug. 20 Ludlow 59, Paris 34
Aug. 27 MADEIRA (OH)
Sept. 3 at Millersburg Military Institute
Sept. 10 LYNN CAMP, 8 p.m.
Sept. 17 at Nicholas County
Oct. 15 at Bellevue
Oct. 22 at Beechwood
(All games at 7:30 unless noted)
Coach: Tom Staley (29-34, including 1-0 this year)

Outlook: This is the district dark horse. If Ludlow stays healthy, it could finish as high as second behind Beechwood; if injuries accumulate, it could easily miss the playoffs.

''We feel we're going to be a good team,'' Staley said. ''We have a nucleus of good players, but not enough. If we get people hurt, we're really hurting.''

Ludlow will dress only 23 players; there are 12 freshmen who could play later in the event of injuries. But 23 were plenty for a 59-34 victory at Paris last Friday in the season opener.

Staley has six players who will be starting for at least their third season: tailback Jeremy Mills, quarterback L.D. Bell, lineman Ryan McKenzie, wideout Donald Weaver, defensive end Eric Arnold and defensive back Scott Redding.

Mills, a four-year starter, surpassed the 3,000-yard career mark in the season opener at Paris; he rushed for 1,350 yards and 13 TDs last year. Bell threw for 600 yards and seven TDs in 1998; he passed for 93 yards and three TDs last week.

The offensive and defensive lines are a bit young, though. ''That's the key for us,'' Staley said. ''It all starts up front.''

Name Pos Ht Wt Yr
Eric Arnold RB-DE 6-0 16012
L.D. Bell QB-LB 6-0 16512
Richard Cain RB-DB 5-8 1409
Andy Carroll OL-DL5-10 16510
Geoff Cawood OL-LB5-10 16212
Joel CloreTE-DB5-10 15512
Jeremy Combs OL-DE5-10 14510
Joey DrysdaleWR-DB 5-7 12510
Alex Featherstone OL-DL5-10 1509
Eric Gibson TE-DB 5-7 1259
Ryan Grinnan OL-DL 6-2 25311
Steve HammOL-DL 5-8 18511
Brandon Hammons RB-LB 5-9 1409
Josh Harden OL-DL5-10 16510
Jason Lancaster C-DL 6-1 15712
Donald LedmanOL-DE 6-0 16512
Allen LyonOL-DL 5-7 2159
Ryan McKenzieOL-DL 6-2 26512
Nick MeyerOL-DL 5-4 15710
Jeremy Mills RB-DE 6-0 21512
J.T. MooreRB-DB 5-3 1059
Andrew Mullins C-DE 5-8 1378
Matt Mullins OL-DL 6-4 1859
Corey Powell QB-LB 5-5 1509
Daniel Purnell TE-DB 5-7 1109
Scott ReddingRB-DB 5-9 15812
Chris RaybornWR-DB5-10 12610
Tyler SchlickmanTE-DE 6-1 16212
Drew Seimer OL-DL 5-4 1259
Randy Thomas OL-DL 5-7 15010
Ricky Tormey WR-DB 5-9 14510
Blake VogtOL-DL5-11 21012
Josh Waters RB-DB 5-8 15010
Donald WeaverWR-DB 6-0 16512
Chris Wright OL-DL 5-5 1528