Team photo from left:
Row 1: Kyle Lamalie, Zane Cox, Hunter Trautwein, Kole Amor
Row 2: Cory Montgomery, Jarvis Jones, Zack Hoffman, Blake Moyer, Matthew Brunner, Jason Stout, Dylan Jagodzinski, Alec Foos, Mike Muffler, Tyler Tran, Jalen Slick, Jan Imboden, Elijah Hampton, Trey Grine, Devin Benson, Ajayi Patterson
Row 3: Alonzo McGhee, Austin Shiets, Matthew Robles, James Jackson, Ivan Franks, Caleb Ottney, Garrett Hausman, Bryce Moreno, Jeffrey Barnett, Isaiah Guzman, Alec Carnicom, Patrick Rusher, Derek Fuller, Rico Puente, Dre Ruiz, Tanner Albert
Row 4: Isaac Kearns, Tyler Schell, Sam Detwiler, Brennan Rostetter, Issac Spears, Cole Beckley, Solomon Sharpley, Jarren Hampton, Evan LeJeune, Ismael Torres, Ismael Venegas, Tavarius Simms, Uriah Huhn, Samuel Franco, Eric Gedeon, Devante Daniels
Row 5: (Players) Ben Root, Tralin Richardson, Charles Trammell, Stefan Johnson, Luis Castaneda, Isaiah McDonald, Jermani Homler, Elijah Johnson
Row 6: Joe Hershey, Troy Albright, Jared King, Gregg Vassar, Chad Long, Dick Kidwell, head coach Derek Kidwell, Seth Childres, John Groth, Jim Kettner, Johnny Alridge, Ryan Ottney, Jeff McNutt
ABOUT THE TEAM:
Coach: Derek Kidwell, 10th year
Last season: 3-7, 1-6 TRAC
Returning letter winners: 15
Returning starters: Offense 6, defense 5
Schemes: Pro-I/4-3 stack
Top players: Seniors Kole Amor, 5-10, 220, DE; Hunter Trautwein, 6-1, 215, DE; Jarvis Jones, 6-5, 250, OT.
Outlook: The Little Giants look to rebound after a tough 2012 season that saw injuries and other negatives turn a potentially promising season into a disappointing one. Kidwell will be counting on his offensive line, and his pair of defensive ends as the backbone of the team.
But depth on both lines, the graduation of three-year QB starter Tyler Wolf, and an unproven kicking game may be three major obstacles in making any significant climb in the TRAC standings.
Ross began optimistically with a 2-0 start last season, then dropped seven of its final eight games, six by 20 or more points. That finish, combined with losses to graduation, led Kidwell to install a more basic approach offensively and defensively this season.
“We will be a run-first offense, and play very hard and physical on defense,” said Kidwell, who hopes his team can bounce back by utilizing strong fundamental football.
FREMONT ROSS SCHEDULE
Aug. 30-at Sandusky
Sep. 6-at Maple Heights
Sep. 13-Pickerington North
Sep. 20-at Lima Senior
Sep. 27-Central Catholic
Oct. 4-at Whitmer
Oct. 18-St. Francis
Oct. 25-at Findlay
Nov. 1-at St. John's