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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Ithaca Yellowjackets 2017 Football Preview

City / County:  Ithaca / Gratiot
School Mascot Name:  Yellowjackets
2016 Record:  11-1
Conference/Division:  Tri-Valley Conference - West
2017's Expected Division for Playoffs: Division 6
Record last 3 seasons:  38-2
Record last 5 seasons:  66-2
Record last 10 seasons: 118-10

Head Coach:  Terry Hessbrook
Head Coaching Experience:  14 years
Assistant Coaching Staff:
Brad Showers Def. Coordinator
Craig Snyder. Off. Coordinator
Todd Hessbrook LBs
Josh Rayburn.  Receivers
Trevor Marcy. Quarterbacks
Josh Macha OL
Justin Seaman OL
Andrew Snoblen DL
Tim Taylor. Receivers
Noah Moomey Special Teams
Andy Graham DBs
Jordan Hessbrook DBs
Nick White DL
Captains:  TBD
Returning Starters on Offense: 10
Returning Starters on Defense: 9
Returning Key Players:
Joey Bentley senior QB
Adam Culp Senior Kicker
Nathan Bellinger senior DL
Zach Hessbrook. Senior LB
Seth Hessbrook senior OL
Trey Chapin senior receiver
Colton Campbell senior DBS
Seth Davis. Senior receiver
Devin Barnes senior receiver
Jacob Allen senior DB
Nic Jones Senior OL
Ethan McCormick senior OL
Brayden Shaw sophomore RB
Upcoming Players:
Brayden Shaw RB sophomore 2nd leading rusher on varsity as freshmen
Team Strength(s) for 2017:
Experience and team speed
Biggest Shoes / Holes to Fill in 2017:
Replace Greg Woodcock senior LB
2017 Season Outlook:
We expect to compete at a high level.
Outlook on Conference/Division:
Our conference is much improved over the years. OE, Hemlock, Pinconning all make our division much more difficult.  MLS is always strong. St. Charles and St. Louis expect to compete very well this season. Very competitive conference.

- 2013 Ithaca preview

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