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ON THE COVER: Mike Fell, Scott Palte and Doug Frye hope to work their magic again.
ON THE COVER: Mike Fell, Scott Palte and Doug Frye hope to work their magic again.
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Our in-depth look at high school football in the region.

INSIDE

Cover story: The sequel plays out

2014 Predictions: Things you can count on

Players to watch: Keep an eye on these 10

TEAM PREVIEWS

Ada: Bulldogs going with a freshman quarterback.

Allen East: Mustangs counting on veteran offensive

line.

Anna: Experienced Rockets optimistic in MAC.

Bath: Experienced backfield gives Wildcats confidence.

Bluffton: Eight returning starters and a first-year coach.

Celina: Quarterback Caleb Hoyng threw for 1,631 yards last year.

Coldwater: Cavaliers looking for a third straight state title.

Columbus Grove: Bulldogs looking for improvement.

Cory-Rawson: Hornets have 12 returning starters.

Crestview: Lots of returning starters creating optimism.

Defiance: Some big shoes to fill in the passing game.

Delphos Jefferson: New coach, new skill players for Wildcats.

Delphos St. John's: Blue Jays changing to a spread offense.

Elida: Bulldogs have 10 returning starters.

Fort Recovery: Indians hope experience leads to more wins.

Hardin Northern: Polar Bears return to a varsity schedule.

Indian Lake: Lakers want to run the ball, limit mistakes.

Kenton: Big changes, but Wildcats still one of WBL's best teams.

Leipsic: Jordan Chamberlin going for another 1,000-yard season.

Lima Central Catholic: New coach, new offense for Thunderbirds.

Lima Senior: Spartans ready to take another big step.

Marion Local: Flyers looking for four state titles in a row.

Minster: Offense looks like it could be a strength.

New Bremen: Cardinals trying to strengthen program.

Ottawa-Glandorf: Titans looking for return to the playoffs.

Pandora-Gilboa: Rockets have a new head coach.

Parkway: Panthers want to build up running game.

Paulding: Panthers hope two wins last year just a start.

Perry: Improvement on the lines could be a key.

Shawnee: Indians have 12 starters returning.

Spencerville: Bearcats have veterans on both sides of the ball.

St. Henry: Redskins ended last year with three straight wins.

St. Marys: Roughriders' last win came during 2011 season.

Upper Scioto Valley: Numbers are up but graduation hit Rams hard.

Van Wert: Cougars hope young players have matured.

Versailles: Tigers inexperienced at skill positions.

Wapakoneta: Redskins want to keep a good thing going.

Waynesfield-Goshen: Young Tigers look for more after tough 2013.

LEAGUE FORECASTS

Northwest Central Conference

Northwest Conference

Midwest Athletic Conference

Three Rivers Athletic Conference

Western Buckeye League


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COVER PHOTOS: Craig Orosz

EDITORS, REPORTERS: Tom Usher, Jim Naveau, Mike Purdy, Jim Krumel, Craig Orosz, Mark Altstaetter, Mike Miller, Richard Parrish, David Trinko.
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