Caden Edwards has committed to continue his academic and athletic career at Ashland University where he will study Criminal Justice and play football. As an Honorable Mention All Federal League player, Caden played both Tightend and Defensive End for the Polar Bears. On the Offensive side, Caden helped pave the way for Jason Davide and company who ran for over 2,100 plus yards and 30-plus rushing touchdowns. While playing Defense, Caden registered 20 primary tackles along with 10 assisted tackles. He helped pressure the quarterback often with 10 quarterback pressures and 3 sacks. Caden hardly left the field as he also was a key contributor on multiple special teams.
Beyond just football, Caden competes in Track (two-year letterman) as a thrower where he competed at the State Regional Meet last year, along with playing on our basketball team (two-year letterman). Caden also is a member of our Varsity J Club.
Ben Holzopfel has committed to continue his academic and athletic career at Ashland University where he will study Exercise Science and play football. As a Junior, he started as an Inside Linebacker and Tightend along with on special teams. Ben registered 120 tackles, 77 primary with 43 assists along with 2.5 sacks and 12 quarterback pressures. As a junior, Ben was First Team All Federal League, First Team All Stark County (WHBC), First Team All NEO Indland, and Third Team All Ohio. During his junior lacrosse season, Ben suffered a severe injury to his knee which limited him to play until Week 10 against North Canton Hoover. In just three games this past season Ben registered a total of 33 tackles. This past year Ben won the WHBC Jim Johnson Sportsmanship Award along with making the Individual Academic All-Ohio Team.
Beyond football, Ben wrestled his sophomore and junior year, played lacrosse all four years, and competed on the wheelchair Basketball team this past winter. Ben is a member of the National Honor Society, Varsity J Club and serves as a member on the Federal League Leadership Council.