Bellbrook Golden Eagles football preview

High school: Bellbrook Golden Eagles

Division: III

Region: 10

League/conference and division: SWBL Southwestern.

Head coach: Jeff Jenkins, first season, former assistant who was promoted to succeed Kevin Basinger, who resigned after 19 seasons.

Assistant coaches: Harold Percy, Jim Benetis, Nick Combs, Jon Rommel, Pat Will, Chip Will, Gary Barhorst, Todd Paul, Zack Cline.

2015 record, conference / overall: 3-3, 5-5.

2015 highlights: Went 4-1 second half of the season.

5 key returners:

Justin Havens, 5-11, 200, sr., FB/ LB; honorable mention All-SWBL.

Nathan Cordonnier, 6-4, 210, sr., TE; first team All-SWBL.

Chandler Wren, 6-0, 190, sr., RB.

Tom Orbash, 5-9, 165, sr., WB/DB.

Kyle Crouch, 6-1, 230, DE; second team All-SWBL.

Notable: We will be starting an all new offensive line after losing five seniors. Only two returning starters on offense.

Coach's comments: The senior leadership is strong. We will rely heavily on them throughout the season.


Week 1: Fri., Aug. 26 at Waynesville, 7 p.m.

Week 2: Fri., Sept. 2 at Fairborn, 7 p.m.

Week 3: Thu., Sept. 8 host Tecumseh, 7 p.m.

Week 4: Fri., Sept. 16 host Brookville, 7 p.m.

Week 5: Fri., Sept. 23 at Eaton, 7 p.m.

Week 6: Fri., Sept. 30 at Valley View, 7 p.m.

Week 7: Fri., Oct. 7 host Franklin, 7 p.m.

Week 8: Fri., Oct. 14 host Northridge, 7 p.m.

Week 9: Fri., Oct. 21 at Monroe, 7 p.m.

Week 10: Fri., Oct. 28 host Oakwood, 7 p.m.