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GENERAL
Nickname: Golden Lions
Colors: Blue/Gold
Coach: Bruce Ward
League: Ohio Capital - Ohio
Playoff Division: I
Playoff Division Rank: #32

RETURNERS
Returning Offensive Starters: 3
Returning Defensive Starters: 6
2016 JV Record: 1-8
Starting Quarterback Returning: yes
Top Running Back Returning: yes
Top Receiver Returning: yes
Top OL Returning: no
Top Defender Returning: no

TOP PLAYERS
Jerome Buckner 5'9" 175 Senior WR/DB 4.4
David Miller 6'0" 180 Senior WR/DB 4.6
Michael Lowery 6'1" 170 Junior QB 4.9

STRENGTHS/WEAKNESSES
Team Strengths: Skill Position Returners, 3-Year Starter At QB
Team Weaknesses: Must Develop Depth, Must Replace Entire OL For Second Straight Year

RATINGS
2016 Final Power Rating: 39.5
2016 National Rank: #763
2016 State Rank: #58
Personnel (Back/Lost) Rating Adjustment: -0.5
2017 Starting Power Rating: 39
2017 National Rank: #802
2017 State Rank: #56
Dynasty Rating (Average 2003-2016 Rating): 31.4
Dynasty National Rank: #736
2017 Rating vs. Dynasty Rating Comparison: better by 7.6
Dynasty Record: 86-63 (46-39 in league)

HISTORICAL
2016 Overall Record: 5-5
2016 League Record/Finish: 1-4 (5th)
2016 Points For Average: 27.4
2016 Points Against Average: 16.5
2016 Differential: +10.9
2016 Wins: #687 New Albany (28-24), #1396 Westerville Central (Westerville) (39-10), #4464 Westerville South (Westerville) (23-6), St. John's (Brantford, Ontario) (62-0), #5141 Grove City (34-0)
2016 Losses: #54 Pickerington Central (Pickerington) (20-18), #158 Pickerington North (Pickerington) (28-21), #248 Dublin Coffman (Dublin) (31-13), #591 Lancaster (21-18), #722 Reynoldsburg (25-18)
2016 Opponents W-L: 55-47
Winning Streak Entering 2017 Season: none

SCHEDULE
2017 Schedule: 8/25 at Westerville Central (Westerville), 9/1 at Westerville South (Westerville), 9/8 Elder (Cincinnati), 9/15 New Albany, 9/22 at Dublin Coffman (Dublin), 9/29 Pickerington Central (Pickerington), 10/6 at Reynoldsburg, 10/13 Lancaster, 10/20 Grove City, 10/26 at Pickerington North (Pickerington)
Highest-Rated 2017 Regular Season Opponents: Pickerington Central (Pickerington) (71.4), Pickerington North (Pickerington) (65.2), Dublin Coffman (Dublin) (53.8)
Lowest-Rated 2017 Regular Season Opponents: Grove City (6.5), Westerville South (Westerville) (17.2), Westerville Central (Westerville) (36.6)
2016 Regular Season Schedule Strength: 40.5
2017 Regular Season Schedule Strength: 41.8
2017 vs. 2016 Schedule Strength Comparison: +1.3
2017 Regular Season Schedule Strength State Rank: #8
2017 Regular Season Schedule Strength National Rank: #84
2017 Projected Regular Season Record: 4-6
2017 Projected League Finish: 4th
2017 Undefeated Regular Season Probability: less than 1%