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August 15, 2013

Tribe to debut in scrimmage at South Dearborn against Trojans on Friday night

Milan Indian Football Team


2013 Milan Indian Football Team, coaches and student managers
Pictured above front from left the Lady Indian student managers include: Tara Roark, Vickie Cunningham, Tapanga Gauck, Marisa Combs, Kelsey Hauser and Shelby Ramey. The 17 senior football players in Row 1 include: Shawn Hager 59, Kyle Kuntz 85, Jordan Hartmann 41, Brandon Beard 24, Eli King 72, Gavin Williams 77, Westin Hanson 52, Sam Thompson 33, Jon Spurlock 19, Gavin Detraz 14, Michael Elmer 70, Stefan Anderson 71, Tyler Gauck 55, Taylor Roark 84, Chris Holzbacher, 11, Don Hoffrogge 42 and Jacob Rohrig 88. Underclassmen in Row 2: Michael Thompson 23, Tristan Davies 12, Shawn Fox 6, Caleb Vinup 9, Payton Heal 5, Cody Brandes 50, Sam Simpkins 53, Sam Layden 18, Brennan Tinker 7, Patrick Detraz 45, Preston Turpin 43, Dakota Smith 75, Hakan Craig 81, Jake Cavins 57, Andrew Morgan 62, Mathew McFarland 65, Jake Burdette 86 and Noah Yatsko 3. Top Row: Head Coach Ed Wagner, assistant Cliff Willoughby, assistant Daniel Craig, Jacob Wickersham 63, Michael Offill 25, Brendon Lee 54, Blane Beck 10, Adam Brinkman 48, Karl Hoffrogge 60, Cody Turner 21, Tyler Shipp 51, Christian Stoneking 66, Trey Clayton 76, Hunter Norton 20, Devon Certain 78, defensive coordinator Randy Combs, assistant Jeff Sharp and assistant Bryan Beeler. Unavailable for photo were Devin Sykes 21, Zach Seithel 64 and assistant coach Mike Brandes.

By Gary Franklin

With last year’s senior members a thing of the past, and with a total of 17 2013-14 seniors on the squad, the Milan Indians will definitely take on a new face.

Add to that, there is the career change by former MHS Head Football Coach Ryan Langferman to the position of high school principal and the onset of a new Head Coach Ed Wagner taking the Indian lead, along with other assistant coaching changes. The recipe anxiously awaits a new lead toward an old plan, “winning!”

New uniforms, new freshmen team members, a new group as senior leaders, and a longtime traditional burning desire to do well should allow Milan Indian Football to create a face of its own.
As with most every leadership change, new ideas and new support roles follow; such is the case with some of the former assistant coaching staff.

Following the lead of new Head Coach Ed Wagner, the assistant coaching staff for 2013 includes:
Defensive Coordinator Randy Combs; assistant coaches Jeff Sharp, Mike Brandes, Bryan Beeler, Cliff Willoughby, and Daniel Craig; along with middle school coaches Jeff Stutler, Brian Owens and Rich Healy.

Support staff includes Statistician Brad Voss; video coordinators Brian Owens and Keith Copeland; along with student managers Whitney West, Vicky Cunningham, Tapanga Gauck, Kelsey Hauser, Tara Roark, Marissa Combs, and Shelbie Ramey. Ball boys include Zach West, Parker Lewis and Dakota Sams; MHS Principal Ryan Langferman, Athletic Director John Prifogle and Milan Community School Corporation Superintendent Paul Ketcham.

MHS cheer coaches are Brianna Kraushar and Kady Alloway. This year’s MHS cheerleader squad includes Lauren Thomas, Alexis Owens, Emily Fuller, Kristen Honeycutt, Sydney Ross, Cierra Core, Shelby Egbert, Kiera Hall, Shelby Wullenweber, Jessica Berger, Winona Hopson, Jessica Louden, and Morgan Meyer.

Pick up today's The Versailles Republican for the 2013-2014 Milan Jr-Sr High School Boys Varsity Football Schedule.