SHELBY, OH- With the high school football season getting underway this weekend, it got The Sports Buzz guys thinking about the top area squads in North Central Ohio. After factoring in returning talent, experience, coaching, and potential, host Brian Skowronski and analyst "Big" Mike Thompson agree the Shelby Whippets have the best nucleus of any team in the greater Mansfield area.
The Whippets return most of their impact players from 2016's 11-2 season that saw Shelby make a run to the Division IV Regional finals. All-Ohio QB Brennan Armstrong and 2,000-yard rusher Shorty Brooks are back, along with senior's Carter Brooks, Brady Hill and other starters on both sides of the ball. Although Armstrong and Shorty are suspended for the first 3 games of the season, along with a pair of other starters, a light early season schedule should put Shelby in a good position to make another postseason run when their star players return to action.
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