Welcome Stadium – Dayton, Ohio
Mason vs. Trotwood-Madison – 8:00 p.m.
Mason continues it’s rebuilding under second year coach David Sedmak after going 2-8 in 2008. The two victories last season came against teams with a combined record of 5-15 while the losses came against some of the best teams in Southwest Ohio.
The summer has been good to the Comets as they’ve competed well in 7-on-7 events and in scrimmages. But the real action gets started on Thursday and will test the overall athletic abilities of a young team looking to find their place in one of the hardest regions in Ohio.
Sedmak is not known for having losing teams and 2008 was a real test for the veteran coach who has seen 30 of his former players earn Division I scholarships with three of them earning spots on NFL teams at his other coaching stops.
One name getting early buzz for the Comets is junior running back David Fulcher Jr. who is the son of the former Cincinnati Bengals safety David Fulcher.
The Comets will find their athletic skill tested against an always super speedy team out of Trotwood.
The Rams had a good and bad season in 2008 going 4-6 overall. The four wins all came in GWOC play and gave the Rams the North Division conference championship. The six losses came against some very good teams as Trotwood battled teams that went a combined 41-17.
Head Coach Maurice Douglas knows athletes and makes sure he uses them when he has them. His 2009 team looks deep in talent on both sides of the football with several players getting heavy college interest.
Key players for the Rams include Justin Favors, Jordan Paschal and A.J. Jordan who looks to be one of the top wide receiver prospects for the Class of 2011.
If Trotwood is hitting on all its cylinders they could be a major problem for Mason and set Mason on the path for another hard season.