PREVIEW 2014: Center Grove Trojans
The Center Grove Trojans rolled through the season going 11-2 with the lone loss to Ben Davis. Included in those wins was both 6A State Finalists Carmel and Warren Central. Coach Eric Moore led the Trojans to sectional and regional titles before losing a heart breaker to Warren Central in the Semi-State 12-7. Moore will have to replace a lot of talent including DB Alex Aukerman (Army), DL Dillon Dallas, QB Luke Calvert, LB Keegan McFatridge and OL Alex Woods.
Senior RB Max Norris is back for his third season as a starter. Last season Norris accumulated 1234 yards and 16 touchdowns
Look for junior DE Javon Swann to emerge as a top prospect this season.
Sophomore RB Titus McCoy saw significant action as a freshman and could produce even more this season.
SCOUTING THE: TROJANS POSITION BY POSITION
Standout Luke Calvert has moved unto College. Junior Joey Siderwicz and sophomore Jack Kellums will contend for the QB spot.
Max Norris and Titus McCoy (442 yards) are a great duo in the backfield.
Senior Devon Hunsley is the leading returning receiver with 34 receptions. Junior Zach Smith and TE Matt Combs will also be threats.
6-4 senior tackles Austin Smogger and Justin Shiley both return along with junior Jerrod Hopson.
DT Max Glogoza is a three year starter. He will be joined by Javon Swann, Gavin Everett and Cameron Tidd.
Middle linebacker Keith Sears will have to see newcomers to step up and help at linebacker.
Graduation wiped out the secondary. Look for some juniors to step up here.
The Trojans will once again be MIC and State title contenders. Coach Moore needs a QB to step up to replace Calvert. The running game is in great hands with Norris and McCoy. Defensively the secondary will be young and inexperienced.