When the 20th Annual Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis Football Classic kicks off Friday at 7 p.m. at Don Drumm Stadium, the Ohio team will be looking to pick up right where last year's squad left off.
The Ohioans, led by head coach Andy Schob and wide receiver Jeremy Fivecoait, trounced West Virginia 48-0 to snap a two-game losing streak.
This year, Ohio features a new coaching staff, led by Fort Frye boss Eric Huck, and new players but will look for similar results.
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Fort Frye head football coach Eric Huck addresses his team during a game in the 2012 season. Huck will guide the Ohio all-star team in the Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis Football Classic Friday at Don Drumm Stadium.
"Absolutely," Huck said when asked if he expects West Virginia to seek revenge after last year's result.
"At the same time, that's kind of our motivation. We want to continue the success we had last year. West Virginia has won more games in this series, overall, so we have a chip on our shoulder as well."
Huck's Cadets enjoyed a successful 2012 season in which they were Pioneer Valley Conference co-champions and earned an Ohio Division III state playoff birth.
BACF Ohio roster
No. Name School Ht. Wt. Pos.
1 Korey Lafferre Monroe Central 5-10 170 QB/S
2 Jared Leasure Caldwell 6-0 190 TE/DE
3 Andrew Vincent Warren 6-0 185 WR/DB
4 Chas Miller Warren 5-11 185 RB/OLB
5 Kyle Miller Waterford 5-10 200 TE/LB
6 Devon Patterson Waterford 5-9 175 RB/S
7 Joey Scowden Eastern 6-1 175 QB/Athlete
9 Justin Massey Fort Frye 5-10 155 WR/DB
10 Jordan Jefferson Frontier 6-0 170 QB/DB
11 Kyle Jackson Federal Hocking 5-11 165 QB/OLB
12 Alex Amos Eastern 6-1 191 WR/S
15 Cody Martin Belpre 5-8 155 WR/DB
17 Tyler Martin Belpre 5-11 200 TE/LB
18 Dylan Leffingwell Warren 6-2 215 QB
21 Terrance Mayle Federal Hocking 5-11 215 RB/DE
22 Kaleb Driggs Morgan 5-11 180 RB/LB
32 Max Alsbach Fort Frye 6-0 185 FB/OLB
36 Andrew Smith Federal Hocking 5-7 150 RB/DL-LB
42 Spencer Lang Fort Frye 5-10 155 RB-WR/DB
50 Chandler Carothers Monroe Central 5-6 195 C/MG-LB
51 Dakota Westfall Morgan 5-8 170 C/LB
55 Eddie Kimbrough Marietta 5-11 250 C/DT
60 Joseph Mazza River 6-4 226 DE
61 Camden Hill Monroe Central 5-9 200 G/DL
63 Kris Comstock Frontier 6-0 230 C-T/NG-DT
64 Dylan Bowman Fort Frye 5-9 200 T/DE
70 Cole Farley Frontier 6-4 225 G-T/DT-DE
71 Blake Staley Warren 6-0 240 OL/DT
75 Jimmy Dye Marietta 6-2 295 T/NT
79 Austin Edgell Marietta 6-3 345 T/NT
He will be joined by his Fort Frye coaching assistants Terry Huck, Andy Sleek, Sonny Bidwell and Kyle Huck on the Ohio sideline.
Huck will also have the opportunity to coach four of his standout players one last time, as Dylan Bowman, Spencer Lang, Max Alsbach and Justin Massey all figure to see significant playing time for Ohio.
"After having a good season, coaching those guys one more time will be very special," Huck said. "They're four great kids and great football players."
Lang and Alsbach are expected to form the starting backfield for Ohio, while Bowman will be at one of the offensive guard spots and Massey will be in the wide receiver rotation.
Warren's Dylan Leffingwell, who signed a National Letter of Intent to play football at Ohio University this fall, will likely start at quarterback for Ohio.
Leffingwell was a three-year starter for the Warrior and set several school records in his career.
Leffingwell's top target will probably be his Warren teammate Andrew Vincent. Leffingwell and Vincent formed one of the top passing duos in the Mid-Ohio valley this fall and could reap havoc for the West Virginia secondary.
Other options for Leffingwell will be Massey, Frontier's Jordan Jefferson, Monroe Central's Korey Lafferre, Eastern's Joey Scowden and Morgan's Austin Campbell. Belpre's Tyler Martin and Waterford's Kyle Miller will share snaps at tight end.
On the line, Bowman will rotate with Warren's Blake Staley and Monroe Central's Camden Hill at guard. Frontier's Cole Farley and Marietta's Jimmy Dye will likely start at the offensive tackle positions, while Monroe Central's Chandler Carothers and Frontier's Kris Comstock will each get snaps at center.
Warren's Chas Miller will handle the kicking and punting duties. It will be a chance for Miller to get a feel for the Don Drumm field surface, as he is expected to kick for Andy Waddle's Marietta College Pioneers this fall.
Federal Hocking's Kyle Jackson is expected to see some time under center later in the game for Ohio.
Huck will mix and match on the defensive side, depending on who gets most of the offensive snaps.
Overall, Huck and his players are just excited to compete for a good cause.
"It's an honor to coach in it," Huck said.
"It's a great cause. I'm looking forward to a good game."