Friday, August 19, 2011

Who's on the cover of this year's high school football preview?

Our high school football preview hits news stands and driveways beginning Monday. We've featured an area player or storyline on the cover each year since 1996. Here's a look at who we've featured:
1996: Euclid running back Tony Fisher
1997: Kirtland lineman Rob Turner
1998: The first year of the Premier Athletic Conference
1999: Playoff expansion
2000: Robert Smith, the No. 1 player in our top 10 of the 20th century countdown
2001: Brush receiver Roy Hall
2002: Lake Catholic quarterback Mark Petruziello
2003: Mentor's Greg Godic, Angelo DiFranco, Thom Abbott, Paul Burger, Matt Lieb, Scott Goodwin, Chad Mayse and Tony Martucci.
2004: Chardon linemen Gary Schussler and David White
2005: Euclid linebacker Thaddeus Gibson
2006: Mascots playing poker
2007: Football education (with yours truly as the teacher)
2008: Ohio, the battleground state in an election year
2009: Running backs Tim Wetzel of Mayfield, Gary Harmon of South, Mike Korecz of Mentor and Richie Sanders of Lake Catholic
2010: Perry's Mitchell Hokavar, South's Ray Russ, Kirtland's Paul Guhde, North's George Gresko, Mentor's Tom Strobel, Lake Catholic's Chase Hounshell, Ledgemont's Danny LaRosa, Kenston's Pat Porter and Lake Catholic's Richie Sanders.

Who will be on this year's covers? Our preview publishes over four days beginning Monday.

- Howard Primer



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