The Warren Central Warriors captured their 8th state title in 2013. Coach Jayson West won his second straight state title after capturing one at Lawrence Central in 2012.
The Warriors will again be competitive in 2014 with the return of six starters on offense and three more on defense.
The Warriors will have to replace some talented standouts in DL Max Hernandez (Army), QB Jeff George (Illinois), G Phil Gegner, TE Zach Gegner, LB Katrell Moss and DL Darion Howard along with many other standouts.
The biggest chore will be finding a new signal caller and replacing eight starters on a great defense.
Returning at running back are standouts Tirone Young and Cliff Thomas. Young has had a good enough spring to land D1 scholarships including Illinois. They will run behind a talented offensive line by returnees Tyler Young, Tre Akers and Hayden Galyean.
The quarterback figures to be Philip Austin.
Offensive newcomers include OL Landon Daily, OL Desmond McGee and WR Glen Montgomery.
The Warriors defense returns highly recruited DB Mykelti Williams. The safety has offers from several Big Ten and SEC teams. Safety Vito Tupea and emerging class of 2016 standout Jasion Brogan at DT.
Defensive newcomers will be DE Courvoissier Morrow, LB Tyan Young, DL Tim Smith, OLB Damon Robinson and DB Drew Winters.