PREVIEW 2015: WARREN CENTRAL WARRIORS
Like many teams in the 6A tournament, Warren Central was so close. The Warriors saw Ben Davis avenge a regular season defeat and knock them off in the regional by a 40-36 score. Ben Davis ended up capturing the 6A title. The Warriors will have heavy graduation holes to fill.. Key losses include: DB Mykelti Williams (Notre Dame), RB Tirone Young, QB Jordan Leach, OL Tyler Young, OL Landon Dailey, DB Wilmer Coe and S Vito Tupea. Coach Jayson West’s biggest newcomer could be former Pike Head Coach Derek Moyers as offensive coordinator.
The Warriors best returnees are OL Dominick Mathis, a Ball State recruit, and Jasion Brogan, another D1 prospect at DL. The 6-4, 300 Mathis will lead a young offense that returns just three starters. Brogan will lead a defense with only two starters back.
Senior running backs Isaac Avant and Terry Hart will look to step up their game.
Close call here, but I will go with junior defensive back DeJon Anderson. Look for him to have a breakout season in the secondary
BEST POSITION BATTLE:
The quarterback battle will be between juniors Zach Summeier and Tristen Tonte. Last season Summeier was the Warriors JV signal-caller while Tonte started at Perry Meridian where he threw for 1359 yards and 10 touchdowns.
SCOUTING THE: WARRIORS POSITION BY POSITION
This battle could end up like last season where both Jordan Leach and Phillip Austin saw action. Leadership will be key
Senior Jay Coe (59 carries for 349 yards) is the only experienced hand. Look for Isaac Avant, Terry Hart and Jervell Jackson to join him.
Hopefully senior Antoyne Jackson and junior Paul Minor will be big weapons for whoever is throwing the ball. Other names are: Brian Glenn, Keyan Seats
Tre Akers (5-11, 245) joins Mathis as a returning starter up front. Look for Jason Mitchell, Josh Bridgford, R.J. Mack, Durnil Mitchell, Darius Moore, Sean Wyatt, Josh Combs and Braxton Campbell, and Keonyne Washington to contend for playing time on the line.
Jasion Brogan, who has a Big Ten offer from Illinois, had 54 tackles including eight for loss. Other names you might hear are: Justin Blakey, Scott Rennier, Davonte Guthrie, Jalen Stringer, Darius Steans and Tim Smith.
Tyan Young (6-1, 190) is back after posting 43 tackles last season. He looks to be joined by Cornelius Knox, Trace Wellman, Damon Wesley, Michael Jones and Dierryius Guyse.
This will be the most inexperienced part of the Warriors. Dejon Anderson, Julius Brents, Darien Rivers and Jhamyr Johnson could step up
If some young kids step up these Warriors will contend. They have a great foundation of linemen led by Mathis and Brogan.