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Avon Lake Shoremen 2017: You CAN Come Home Again

Sheffield Lake, Ohio –  In 2003, new Shoremen head coach Matt Kostelnik won a State Football Championship with Avon Lake under departed former coach Dave Dlugosz, now he replaces him.

The former All- American at Mount Union will lead the Shoremen, who come off an incredible playoff run in 2016, that included a memorable 27-26 last second victory over arch rival Avon.

A stingy Avon Lake defense returns 6 starters, anchored by Safety Andrew Butrey, whose late interception in the waning seconds, sealed the upset of Avon in last seasons’ playoff thriller.

A new QB and changes in the offensive line will take some time to gel with their spread offense, but 4 offensive starters return which should be able to quickly ease the transition.

Returning Offensive Starters

Caleb Burr, WR/RB/CB, Sr.

Andrew Butrey, WR/S, Sr.

Ryan Beckman, G, 6-3, Jr.

Kyle Leitch, C, 6-0,  Sr.

Returning Defensive Starters

Jake Marinelli, DE, 6-2, Sr.

Cutter Briggs, DT, 6-3, Sr.

Maxwell Wittman, DT, 6-2, Sr.

Jake Sommers, S, 6-0, Sr.

2017 Schedule

Aug. 25 vs. Elyria

Sept. 1 at North Olmsted*

Sept. 8 at Avon*

Sept. 15 vs. Westlake*

Sept. 22 at Lakewood*

Sept. 29 at North Ridgeville*

Oct. 6 vs. Amherst*

Oct. 13 at Berea-Midpark*

Oct. 20 vs. Olmsted Falls*

Oct. 27 vs. Midview*

* SWC games

Ruben joins us this fall to cover High School football. He is an avid and passionate fan of all Cleveland sports. A graduate of Lincoln-West High School many, many years ago, Ruben then went on to serve our country in the US Navy. He was a mentor and coach for the Old Brooklyn Little League and coached basketball at the CYO level.

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