FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - Churubusco has been the class of the NECC in recent years, but even the Eagles are prone to change.
A handful of the NECC's nine teams were at North Side on Friday for northeast Indiana's annual high school football media day. To hear from those teams - along with Huntington North - click on the video tabs.
5A HUNTINGTON NORTH (5-5) TRENT FINE (2ND SEASON)
2012: WON 4 OF LAST 5 REGULAR SEASON GAMES; GRADUATED QB DREW SCHNITZ & WRS CALEB RICHISON & PAUL EHLER; ONLY 3 STARTERS BACK ON OFFENSE; SMALL BUT ATHLETIC SENIOR CLASS.
4A ANGOLA (3-7) JOSH SCHOEFF (2ND)
COMING OF FIRST LOSING SEASON SINCE 2007; QB TREVOR LYNCH RETURNS (702 YARDS, 3 TDS); RUNNING BACK AUSTIN BAUER RETURNS (595 RUSH, 503 REC, 12 TOTAL TD); GRADUATED MOST OF OFFENSIVE LINE.
2A CENTRAL NOBLE (0-10) NO COACH
COACH BRANDON BITTING RE-SIGNED – NO NEW COACH NAMED PER WANE'S RECORDS; RIDING A 25-GAME LOSING STREAK; RETURNS 6 OFFENSIVE AND 8 DEFENSIVE STARTERS.
2A CHURUBUSCO (9-2) PAUL SADE (1ST)
BUSCO GRAD SADE TAKES OVER FOR LEE ETZLER; ONLY 7 STARTERS TOTAL RETURN; HAVE WON 4 STRAIGHT CONFERENCE TITLES; RB JASON NICODEMUS & QB JAY PETRIE GRADUATED; LOST TO LUERS 21-0 IN SECTIONALS.
2A EASTSIDE (6-5) MIKE ESHBACH (6TH)
3-MAN RACE FOR QB; RB KADIS RENIER RETURNS (599 YDS); LACK OF EXPERIENCE ON O-LINE; ONLY 4 STARTERS BACK ON DEFENSE; QB/LB BLAKE BLAKER GRADUATED.
1A FREMONT (4-6) NICK MAKSIMCHUK (6TH)
ONE WINNING SEASON IN LAST 10 YEARS; SCORED 15 POINTS OR LESS IN SIX GAMES; 6 STARTERS BACK ON OFFENSE; WR NATE BEATTY BACK (760 RUSH, 31 REC. FOR 504 YRDS, 18 TOTAL TDS); 6 STARTERS BACK ON DEFENSE.
3A LAKELAND (8-2) KEITH THOMPSON (9TH)
WON FIRST 8 GAMES IN 2012; 4 STARTERS BACK ON OFFENSE; QB WILLIAM KELLY REUTRNS (919 YARDS, 12 TDS); ONE RETURNING STARTER IN SECONDARY & JUST 5 TOTAL ON DEFENSE.
2A PRAIRIE HEIGHTS (3-7) VINCENT ROYER (2ND)
NO WINNING RECORD SINCE 1989; AVERAGED 206 YARDS RUSHING BUT ONLY 5.2 YARDS PASSING PER GAME IN 2012; RB BOBBY BLUM BACK (1,161 YTDS, 11 TDS).
3A WEST NOBLE (1-9) MONTE MAWHORTER (15TH)
NO WINNING SEASONS SINCE 2005; RB ERIK MAWHORTER GRADUATED; 10 OFFENSIVE STARTERS BACK INCLUDING QB LANDON STOVER (612 YARDS, 5 TDS); 10 DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING.
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