Hamilton football preview

Outlook: Chad Murphy takes over the Big Blue after spending the last three seasons as Northwest’s head coach. He succeeds Bob Jacoby, who resigned and returned to the Columbus area after three seasons at Hamilton.

High School: Hamilton Big Blue

Division this season: I

Division last season: I

Region: 2

League/conference and division: GMC

Home stadium/field: Virgil M. Schwarm Stadium

Head coach: Chad Murphy, firsttyear at Hamilton, 17-14, 2012 AP D-II State Coach of the Year, AP SW Ohio Coach of the Year, SWOFCA Steve Kloenne Coach of the Year award.

Assistant coaches: Lee Johnson (OC), Brian Miller (DC), Kevin Wilhelm (OL), Mike Dole (OL), Tyler Walker (WR), Scott Fishman (STC, RB), Justin Frost (Off Asst), Jimmy Bailey (Off Asst), Tyson Cunningham (DL), John Noes (Def Asst), Matt Hoover (DB), Brandon Taylor (DB Asst), Joel Lauer (Spurs/Bandits), Tom Marshall, Zack Getz, Nick Lauer, James Paulley (Program Asst).

2012 record: 1-6 GMC; 3-7 overall.

Key returners:

Quintin Bailey, 6-0, 180, RB/WR/DB

Tyler Denton, 6-0, 175, WR/DB

Austan Shope, 6-0, 230, LB/OL

Devan Pankey, 6-4, 305, OL/DL

Alex Anderson, 5-10, 230, LB/OL

Kaleb Reid, 5-8, 170, WR/DB

Preston McIntosh, 6-3, 185, WR

Zack Keene, 6-0, 175, QB

Key newcomers:

Jamil Daniels, 6-2, 175, WR/DB

A’Shon Riggins, 6-1, 165, QB/WR/DB

Yeremiah Gilliam, 6-0, 190, RB/SS

Taylor Clair, 6-4, 310, OL/DL

Coach’s comments: Excited about this football team. They show up and work hard. A solid senior class that will provide the necessary leadership and some quality underclassmen.

Schedule:

8/30 MILFORD, 7:30 PM

9/6 @ WINTON WOODS, 7:30 PM

9/13 @ KINGS KINGS STADIUM

9/20 LAKOTA WEST, 7:30 PM

9/27 @ COLERAIN, 7:30 PM

10/4 @ SYCAMORE, 7:30 PM

10/11 MASON, 7:30 PM

10/18 @ LAKOTA EAST, 7:30 PM

10/25 PRINCETON, 7:30 PM

11/1 FAIRFIELD, 7:30 PM

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