Panthers At A Glance
2001: 5-5 Overall; 3-5 ICCAC (3rd)
Coach: John Sala - At Ellsworth CC, 0-0, 1st year
Returning Starters: 10; 4 Offensive, 6 Defensive
Overview: Coach Sala and his team are coming off a Pepsi Cola/Sigler Printing Bowl shellacking of Fergus Falls (MN) and are excited about the upcoming season. The Panthers has a successful recruiting class coming in to go along with their veteran leadership.
Returning Players on Offense: Coach John Sala enters his first
season at the helm of the Panthers program with 4 returning offensive
starters lead by wide receiver Nate Oberender.
Oberender, a Pre-Season second-team All-American, caught 24
passes for 334 yards and a touchdown last season.
Also returning are wide out Frankie Jenkins, tight end Chris
Logan and offensive linemen Greg Ohlson.
Returning Players on Defense:
Linemen Jamall Simpson and defensive back Terrance Jones will
lead the Panthers on defensive this season.
Simpson was an All – Region Honorable Mention selection last
season and Jones had 4 interceptions with one returned for a touchdown.
Also back will be linebackers James Dotson and Reggie Lesan along
with linemen Tagarius Spikes and defensive back Santino Turnbow.
Players to Watch: QB Michael Byrd, FB Matt Meek, TE Jordan
Sallis, LB Timarley Bennett, LB Tim Campbell, DB Kareem Goodwin, PK
IOWA CENTRAL CC
Tritons At A Glance
2001: 7-3 Overall; 6-2 ICCAC (2nd)
Coach: Kevin Twait - At Iowa Central CC, 35-27, 6 years
Returning Starters: 14; 8 Offensive, 6 Defensive
Overview: Iowa Central CC must replace an outstanding defensive secondary as well as their top 2 quarterbacks but should be strong on both the offensive and defensive line of scrimmage. Coach Twait will look for both Spellman and Mack to lead the Tritons on offense this year.
Returning Players on Offense: Coach Twait has 8 starters
returning on the offensive side of the ball with half of them earning
Honorable Mention All – Region awards last year.
They include tailbacks Ben Spellman (541 yards, 3 TD's) and
Cory Mack (470 yards, 3 TD's) who both will be looked upon to carry
the load this season. Sophomore
fullback Reggie Brown and wide receiver Steven Rush are also back for
their sophomore season. The
offensive line has four starters back and include Todd Rogers, Cole
Scott, Luke Stigler and Jarrod Verge.
Returning Players on Defense: The Tritons have 2 first team
All–Region players back this season.
Pre-Season All–American Robert Savitsky will return to anchor
the defensive line with tackle Robert Taylor, linebackers Vahn
Schumacher and Danny Triplett and James Idleburgh back at strong safety.
First-team All–Region punter Justin Porter is returning for
Players to Watch: WR DeVon Clark, OL Cody Pickens, OL Kyle
Rueter, OL Justin Mohr, DL Curtis Head, DL Steve Wegner, DL Cory Reitz,
DL Nate Winey.
NORTH IOWA AREA CC
Trojans At A Glance
2001: 9-2 Overall; 7-1 ICCAC (1st)
Coach: Dick Ramsey - At North Iowa Area CC, 103-55-1, 16 years
Returning Starters: 8; 6 Offensive, 2 Defensive
Overview: Under the direction of 16th year head coach, Dick Ramsey, North Iowa Area Community College has just completed their thirteenth winning season. The 2001 Trojans placed first in the conference with a 7-1 record but suffered a heartbreaking 14-7 loss to the #4 ranked Joliet Wolves in the Pepsi Cola/Sigler Printing Bowl. NIACC finished the 2001 season with a 9-2 record and ranked #10 in the final NJCAA Poll. The Trojans have participated in a post-season bowl 7 out of the past 12 seasons with wins in 1990, 1993, and 1998.
Returning Players on Offense: Coach Ramsey returns 3 key
offensive players this season in Quarterback Michael Lawrence and
running back Robert Anderson with Gabe Vargas anchoring the offensive
line. The Trojans will need
to replace Conference MVP Ben Dougherty and two other first team
All–Region Players, Joe Price and Chris Newby.
Returning Players on Defense: The Trojans will only return 2
starters on defensive but include Honorable Mention All–Region
selection Craig Edwards at linebacker and Josh Pesek at the outside
linebacker. They will
however return 8 lettermen from last years 8th ranked
Players to Watch: QB Michael Lawrence, RB Robert Anderson, LB
NORTH DAKOTA STATE COLLEGE OF SCIENCE
Wildcats At A Glance
2001: 3-7 Overall; 2-6 ICCAC (4th)
Coach: Mike Beagle - At North Dakota State College of Science,
0-0, 1 year
Returning Starters: 7; 3 Offensive, 4 Defensive
Returning Players on Offense: First-year head coach Mike
Beagle returns 3 starters to this year's offense: running backs
Terrance Freeney and Benge Ortiz and quarterback Anthony Ekren.
Freeney, a Pre-Season All–American, was second in the nation
last season in rushing as he racked up over 1,400 yards and scored
Returning Players on Defense: The Wildcats have Honorable
Mention All–Region selection Chris Caldwell back to anchor the
defensive line. Coach
Beagle also returns linebacker Caleb Rudnick and defensive back James
Crowther. North Dakota also
returns punter Peter Schletz this season.
Schletz averaged 33 yards a punt and had 1,872 yards.
Players to Watch: WR
Rashem Sharpe, WR Neuby Ras, DL Mike Draper
Overview: The Wildcats will have a good nucleus of players
returning for the 2002 campaign. Freeney
will lead the Wildcats on offense this season with Caldwell leading the
charge on the defensive side.
Predicted Order of Finish (by JCFootball.com)
1. Iowa Central
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