August 4, 2014

The following preview was part of the Dayton Daily News Fall Football Preview:

http://www.mydaytondailynews.com/news/sports/high-school-football-preview

High school: Beavercreek Beavers

Division / region: D-I, Region 2

League / conference: Greater Western Ohio Conference, Central Division

Head coach: Nic Black, first season at Beavercreek; succeeds Scott Clodfelter, who left after 10 seasons to be the head coach at Bethel; Black most recently was the defensive coordinator at Springboro; prior to that he was the head coach at Graham.

Assistant coaches: Pete Ankrom, Chris Holtz, Jason Pallo, Jake Young, Rob Andrews, Eric Snyder, Andrew Johnson, John Barr, Bosie Miliner, Steve Owens, Brad Woods, JD Bales.

2013 record: 2-3 GWOC Central; 5-5 overall.

2013 highlights / notable achievements: Graduated RB Allen Lawrence rushed for over 1,000 yards; RB/LB Airus Moore signed with North Carolina State and QB Michael Berry signed with Toledo; a 1-2 season start put the Beavers in a quick hole, but those losses were to Fairfield (9-2) and Hilliard Davidson (13-1); three schedule changes; a rivalry with GWOC South member Xenia resumes in the opener; a visit to Springboro in Week 4 and the Beavers host Dunbar in Week 5; gone from the schedule are Fairfield, Hilliard Davidson and Piqua.

5 key returners:

Logan Turben, 6-3, 165, sr., QB

Brandon Williams, 6-0, 175, sr., WR/DB

Brian Loose, 6-3, 225, jr., OL

Andrew Greenspan, 6-4, 275, jr., OL

Jackson Hansen, 6-4, 215, jr., OL/P

Key newcomers:

Tim Bradshaw, 6-0, 220, jr., FB

Stone Kincer, 5-11, 180, jr., FB/OLB

Billy Martin, 6-0, 175, jr., QB/OLB

Thomas Baker, 6-3, 255, sr., DL

Michael Davis, 5-7, 170, jr., DL

Coach’s comments: As a team we want to push the program toward continuously competing for GWOC Central championship and playoff opportunities. I tell our players, I want us to be different than other teams in our league. I want to do things not everybody else does and I believe that will be to our advantage. As coaches we are getting to coach a group of hardworking kids who really like football, which makes it a lot of fun. We are lucky to compete for a great school and have the support of a great community. We will strive to represent the excellence that is on display every day at Beavercreek High School.

Schedule:

Fri., Aug. 29 Xenia, 7 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 5 Carroll, 7 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 12 at Fairborn, 7 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 19 at Springboro, 7 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 26 vs. Dunbar at Welcome Stadium, 7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 3 at Northmont, 7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 10 Springfield, 7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 17 Centerville, 7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 24 at Wayne, 7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 31 at Fairmont, 7 p.m.