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Fremont Ross Little Giants

Three Rivers Athletic Conference


2013 Fremont Ross Little Giants


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



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.



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. 11-Clay

Oct. 18-St. Francis

Oct. 25-at Findlay

Nov. 1-at St. John's

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