FORT RECOVERY OUTLOOK
COACH: Brent Niekamp
YEARS AT SCHOOL, RECORD: 10, 32-70)
LAST YEAR’S RECORD: 7-5 (4-4 MAC)
DIVISION: VII, Region 26
RETURNING LETTERMEN: 15
RETURNING STARTERS: Kyle Schoer (Sr.); Darien Sheffer (Sr.); Tanner Koch (Sr.); Wes Wenning (Sr., WR); Adam LeFevre (Sr.); Caylen Rockwood (Sr.); Nate Ontrop (Jr.); Caleb Martin (Jr., QB); Chris Link (Jr.).
PLAYER TO WATCH: Junior quarterback Caleb Martin threw for 1,500 yards as a sophomore last year in the Indians’ high-powered offense. It will help that his top receiver, Wes Wenning, is also back.
TOP NEWCOMERS: Hunter Vogel (Jr.); Cole Dues (Jr.); Will Homan (Soph.); Matt Kuess (So.).
OUTLOOK: Fort Recovery got a taste of success last year by reaching the second round of the playoffs before losing to Marion Local. The offense should continue rolling with QB Martin and WR Wenning back to lead the way. A key will be replacing four starters on the offensive line. The core is back on defense, but three linebackers need to be replaced. The Indians have enough returnees to battle for a spot in the playoffs.
FORT RECOVERY SCHEDULE
Aug. 28`Lehman Catholic`7:30 p.m.
Sept. 4`at Fort Loramie`7:30 p.m.
Sept. 11`Anna`7:30 p.m.
Sept. 18`at Delphos St. John’s`7:30 p.m.
Sept. 25`Parkway`7:30 p.m.
Oct. 2`at New Bremen`7:30 p.m.
Oct. 9`Minster`7:30 p.m.
Oct. 16`at Marion Local`7:30 p.m.
Oct. 23`St. Henry`7:30 p.m.
Oct. 30`at Versailles`7:30 p.m.