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AU Football Eagles Going Through Spring Drills

Story By: Jeff Alan

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 4/8/2013

The Ashland University football Eagles have opened spring drills at Jack Miller Stadium.  Head coach Lee Owens, who begins his tenth season as AU football boss, has several returners on both sides of the football, but will be looking for a new quarterback with the graduation of All-American Taylor Housewright who threw for 3,071 yards and 32 touchdowns in helping the Eagles to an outright GLIAC football title and an undefeated regular season and Division II playoffs finishing at 11-1.

Several candidates are competing for a chance under center.  Amoung them are Ashland High School grad sophomore Zach Bernhard and sophomore Adam Wallace who quarterbacked Creston Norwayne to a football state championship over favored Kenton in 2011.  Owens says a starter may not emerge until the end of August drills. 

Coming back are several starters on offense and defense.  On defense, two of the best in the GLIAC return in defensive lineman Jamie Meder who had 61 tackles a season ago with three sacks and at linebacker, Cody Bloom who was the teams leader in tackles with 116 and 2.5 sacks.

On offense, the Eagles return running back Anthony Taylor who ran for 1,198 yards and 13 touchdowns along with Jordan McCune who rushed for 928 yards and also scored 13 TD's.  At wide receiver, the Eagles may have lost Anthony Cappaso, but do return Erik Thompkins who had 53 reception for 638 yards and three scores along with Dan Piko who latched on to 32 passes for 565 yards with four touchdowns.

The Purple and Gold Game, held annually since April 2004, will be played on Friday, April 26, at 7pm at Jack Miller Stadium.  The Eagles will open the 2013 football season on the road on Saturday, September 7th, at Indianapolis.  The team's home opener is Saturday, September 21st, vs Ferris State.    

   
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