WTOL 11's 25th Big Board Friday Season preview: Anthony Wayne High School

WTOL 11's 25th Big Board Friday Season preview: Anthony Wayne High School

WATERVILLE, OH (WTOL) - Anthony Wayne

Head Coach: Andy Brungard

Conference: Northern Lakes League (NLL)

Division II

2017 Record: 9-2

2018 Schedule

  • vs. St. Francis
  • vs. Tiffin Columbian
  • @ Clyde
  • vs. Southview
  • @ Bowling Green
  • @ Maumee
  • vs. Perrysburg
  • @ Northview
  • @ Napoleon
  • vs. Springfield

Anthony Wayne is looking to get in to the playoffs for a third straight year.

They were a semifinalist in 2016. The bar is high for the generals. Coming off an NLL title, plus a 9-1 regular season.

"We have 27 seniors. Anytime you can return that many bodies, and 20 letterwinners, and 74 on our roster. Having depth like that makes it easier to practice. Bringing back that much experience makes it easier to understand the systems that we run," said third-year head coach Andy Brungard.

The Generals may have lost some playmakers, but as long as Max Denman is at quarterback, they'll be just fine. His big arm, [Anthony Wayne] didn't need that a lot last year. Still a weapon: 1200 yards and 8 scores in the regular season.

"We've got a bunch of guys stepping up from last year. A lot of guys who played JV. A lot of guys are learning what to do. They're all trying to figure out how to step in and fill their new role. Throughout the summer, competing with these guys, we look really good and I'm proud of the work they've done," said Denman.

And a defense that was anchored by Ben Allen, a linebacker who was second team All-State as a junior.

"We've got a lot of people back in the secondary, and some guys up front. We're still looking to fill some spots, though. That's what two-a-days are for," said Allen.

Anthony Wayne opens their season at home against St. Francis.

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