It doesn't matter to Westerville South High School football coach Kyle Stout that his team's next opponent has 11 new starters on offense and also has had to replace half of its defense from a year ago.
Two-a-days are a memory as are the scrimmages. Yes, another football season is set to kick off Thursday, Aug. 25, in central Ohio when Lancaster visits DeSales and Licking Valley is at Newark Catholic, and it's about time!
A winner of 300 games for five programs as well as state championships in 1995 and 2011 at DeSales, Gahanna Lincoln High School girls soccer coach Bob McGee still finds it challenging to discern the strengths and weaknesses of his players during his first season with a new team.
During one of the rounds of the Gahanna Lincoln High School girls golf team's preseason tryouts, sophomore No. 1 player Kayla Davis was paired with some of the Lions' expected junior varsity competitors.
Whether it's been playoff appearances or players moving on to the next level, the high school football teams that have competed in the OCC-Ohio Division in recent years were part of what was perhaps central Ohio's deepest league.
Considering it's just three weeks until DeSales plays host to Lancaster and Licking Valley plays at Newark Catholic on opening night Aug. 25, it's officially time to get excited about the coming high school football season.
The Gahanna Lincoln High School football program is losing four coaching days during the summer of 2017, according to a letter sent from the Ohio High School Athletic Association to the school district dated July 28.