Knight FB working to pick up wins


Scott Armrose, in his first year as Northmor’s head coach, is hoping a large number of returnees can help the team improve on last season’s 1-9 record.

The team returns several lettermen on both sides of the ball. Demetrius Johnson, a second-team Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference player last year, will step in at quarterback to replace the graduated Jordan Wiseman. Conan Becker, who was an honorable mention selection, will be the fullback, while Conor Becker will serve as halfback. Kyle Kegley, Chris Bood and Wyatt Reeder return at wide receiver, while Ryan Moore is the tight end. Returning on the offensive line are Tyson Moore and Austin Wheeler. Also, Kegley also will serve as kicker again.

On the defensive line, D’Marcus Hudson, Kaleb Briggs and Ryland Thomas return. Conor Becker, Moore and David Milavec are back at linebacker, while Wyatt Reeder, Conan Becker and Johnson return in the defensive backfield. Also, Johnson is back as the team’s punter and Conan Becker will return punts.

“We are a team learning,” said Armrose. “Our players and coaches alike are learning new systems on both sides of the ball. We have a solid senior class, only four juniors and are relying heavily on a solid sophomore class. We are counting on our senior class for leadership.”

Of those sophomores, four are varsity newcomers that the coach is hoping to see big things from. Center Ethan Trainer, right guard Jordan Haines, right tackle Brandon Planey and cornerback Gavin Ramos will all be expected to contribute.

“We have good team speed with Demetrius Johnson, Conan Becker, Conor Becker and Wyatt Reeder,” he said. “Kyle Kegley, at 6’7” playing wide receiver, is going to give people match-up problems. Our offensive line has two seniors returning in Austin Wheeler and Tyson Moore. We are looking for sophomores Brandon Planey, Ethan Trainer and Jordan Haines to contribute on the line as well. Senior Noah Trainer will play wing back as well.”

In the new Knox Morrow Athletic Conference, Armrose looks at two teams as being potential frontrunners.

“The addition of Danville will make things interesting in our first year in the KMAC,” he said. “Highland has proven themselves the team to beat.”

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Northmor’s football team is looking to improve upon last year’s performance.
http://www.morrowcountysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2017/08/web1_nmfb.jpgNorthmor’s football team is looking to improve upon last year’s performance. Rob Hamilton | Morrow County Sentinel

By Rob Hamilton

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