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RYLE (Class AAAA)

SCHEDULE

Aug. 28 BELFRY, 1 p.m.
Sept. 4 COVINGTON CATHOLIC
Sept. 10 at Conner
Sept. 17 at Lexington Henry Clay
Sept. 24 LEXINGTON BRYAN STATION
Oct. 1 SIMON KENTON
Oct. 8 at Franklin County
Oct. 15 SCOTT COUNTY
Oct. 22 at Boone County
Oct. 29 at Campbell County
(All games at 7:30 unless noted)
Coach: Kyle Hockman (first season at Ryle; 2-8 overall)

Outlook: New coach, new class, new questions. Ryle's season is the hardest in Northern Kentucky to predict.

Hockman, 32, is a Cincinnati native who will begin just his second season as a high school coach. He went 2-8 at Lima (Ohio) Perry in 1993, then spent the past five years as an assistant at Millersville University, a Division II power in Lancaster, Pa.

His dad, Ken Hockman, coached Louisville Waggener to the Class AAA title game last year, then retired. Now he's here, assisting Kyle as a receivers coach.

Ryle's move to Class AAAA won't be absent growing pains. Hockman will try to gradually implement a two-platoon system, which most AAAA teams employ.

''The jump to AAAA will be tougher than many believe,'' he said. ''To get deep in the playoffs will be much tougher than in AAA. But I think we'll be competitive in our district.''

He'll groom a new QB in senior Justin Parr, who played linebacker last year. And he'll change the run-heavy offense for which Ryle was known to a passintensive attack. Despite the changes, enough talent is here for a strong season.

ROSTER
Name Pos Ht Wt Yr
Travis Alig DB5-10 17011
Nick BlairWR 5-9 16011
Jeremy Blick LB 6-3 20011
Vince Bowman WR5-11 16010
Craig Bresch RB-DB 5-6 15510
Jason Brown DE5-11 18512
Matt Caudill OL5-11 23012
Anthony Coleman LB-OL5-11 22510
Jared Davidson OL 6-2 20011
Brock EdwardsFB5-10 17512
Mike FightmasterOL5-11 21511
Hunter Flannery RB 6-2 15510
Brandon Fohl WR 6-3 17011
Ryan Fossett QB 5-8 1509
Justin Gabbard DL5-10 17512
Tom Gabbard DL5-10 20510
Travis Grant RB 6-0 16510
Mark Gray DB5-10 1709
Andy Griffen OL-DL 6-2 24010
Kyle Harden OL 6-1 23511
John Harmeling OL-DE 6-5 24012
Scott Harmeling DE 6-1 20511
Brandon Helmig DE 6-2 18011
Justin Hermanek OL-DL 6-0 22510
Sam Hirschi TE 6-2 19011
Nick Hooten WR5-11 15010
Adam Hutchinson OL 6-3 21012
Scott Johns DB-WR 5-6 15012
Bo Jones OL 5-9 17010
Mike Kemper OL 6-1 22512
Brett Kilwy OL 5-6 19010
Mitch KingLB-FB 6-0 21512
Austin Klotz LB 5-7 16010
Eric KlotzOL-LB 6-0 21012
Andrew Lageman P-PK 6-2 18011
John Lawson DB5-10 17011
Jeff LeveyLB 5-9 15510
Jared Linton DB 5-9 15011
Kyle Long FB 5-6 17010
Mike Maydak OL5-10 20512
Brandon McNees WR 6-3 16011
Brent Miller WR 6-0 17512
Ryan Miller LB 5-8 16010
Jason Moore P-PK 5-11 15010
Mike MooreWR 5-9 15512
Justin Parr QB 6-2 18012
Preston Parr QB5-11 15010
Shane PateDL 5-8 16010
Matt PeaceDB 5-6 13010
Ian Petrunia DE 6-2 19010
John QuinnOL 6-2 23011
Aaron RaybornTE 6-2 22010
Doug Reddinger DL-LS 5-6 16511
Matt Reinhardt DE 6-0 20011
Brennan RussoLB 6-0 17512
Ben Schadler TE 6-1 17011
Mike Setters WR 6-4 18512
Tim StipekOL 6-0 28012
Mitch WatkinsOL-DL5-11 23011
Matt Wessel DB5-11 15010
Reed YoungTE-DE 6-3 22011
Rocky Zdravecky DB-FB 6-1 20012
Chris Zimmer RB 5-8 15010