Buckeye Youth Football Association: BYFA History

2014 Jaguars Season

The 2013 season saw the Varsity Jaguars make the playoffs for the thirteenth time in their 18 seasons of play, everyone made the playoffs last season. They weren't able to move onto the Championship game as they lost their playoff game by a score of 31-0 to the eventual champion Brunswick Jets. They finished the season at 1-6 under the tutelage of 2nd Year Head Coach Mike Arena and Assistants Adam Read, Jon Stahl and Dennis Galdun.

The JV Squad made it to the playoffs for the 5th time and finished Runner Up in the Division to their nemisis the Brunswick Jets. They finished 8-2 on the season. The Jags JV were coached by Head Coach Bob Chegan and Assistant Coaches Dave Chaney and Jay Mamrak.

The Jags Pee Wee Squad got their 6th Season in the books and had another fine season under  Head Coach Paul Schnepp and Assistant Coaches Shane Metter, Eric Berthold and Tom Grabowski.

The Jags Flag Squad which is made up of 5 and 6 year olds, got their introduction to the football this year under Head Coach Roy Salazar and Assistant Coaches Joe Finding and Jared Swank. 

Head Coach Cathy Maslanka and Assistant Renee Manross coached the Varsity Jags Cheerleaders. There was no JV Squad, so the Pee Wee Cheerleaders were coached by Head Coach Tracey Johnson and Assistant Donielle Finding. The Flag squad was coached by 2nd year coaches Head Coach Erica Melilo and Assistant Heather Stout.

The Jags had support and fund raising from their Team Moms who were led by Head Team Mom Janet Adamsky, Dawn Chegan (Varsity) and Melissa Berthold (Pee Wee)Ashley Thacker (Flag).



2014 Jets Season

The 2014 Season was the last year of the name Jets. They existed for 15 years and had a great run. In 2015 they will be known as the Bucks Orange.

The Jets Varsity posted a subpar 4-5 record, but played with a lot of heart all season as they overcame injuries and small numbers. They made their 10th playoff appearance and 6th in a row. This was the 13th season at the helm for Head Coach Steve Watkins. He had Assistants Mark Crooks and Terry Shrader helping to get the squad ready each week. 

The JV Squad coming off one of their worst seasons in 2013 at 1-8 rebounded to go 8-2 and win their first ever JV Championship in November. They finished their 15th and last season in style. The squad was coached by Head Coach Bob Miller and Assistant Coaches Chris May, Greg Aungst and Tony Vannello.

The Pee Wee Squad was again under the direction of Head Coach Scott Marcum and his Assistant Coaches Morgan Dolata and Mike Augustin. This division was 7 years old and did a lot to help prepare the youngest players to get up to speed for the Varsity and JV Divisions. They do keep score here but there is no Championship Game.

The Jets Flag Squad is made up of 5 and 6 year olds. They get an introduction to football and hopefully have a lot of fun before moving up the ladder in youth football. The Jets Flag players were under the direction of Head Coach Steve VanDette and Assistant Coaches Jay Schrock and Matt Wilhelm. 

The Jets fielded 3 Cheer Squads this season as there was no Flag Squad. The Jets Varsity Cheer Squad was under the tutelage of Head Coach Kim Sexton and Assistant Julie Bell. The Jets JV Squad was coached by Head Coach Ann Vogt and Assistant Coaches Jen Widenmeyer and Jasmine Otterbacher. The Pee Wee cheerleaders again had Head Coach Nicole McGivern.

The Jets had great support and fund raising from their Team Moms. They were led by Head Team Mom Jess Marcum who did the Pee Wee Squad. The other moms were Julie Shrader with the Varsity squad, Nicole McGivern from the JV Squad and Megan Augustine who was the Flag Team Mom.



2013 Jaguars Season

The 2013 season saw the Varsity Jaguars make the playoffs for the thirteenth time in their 18 seasons of play, everyone made the playoffs last season. They weren't able to move onto the Championship game as they lost their playoff game by a score of 31-0 to the eventual champion Brunswick Jets. They finished the season at 1-6 under the tutelage of 2nd Year Head Coach Mike Arena and Assistants Adam Read, Jon Stahl and Dennis Galdun.

The JV Squad made it to the playoffs for the 5th time and finished Runner Up in the Division to their nemisis the Brunswick Jets. They finished 8-2 on the season. The Jags JV were coached by Head Coach Bob Chegan and Assistant Coaches Dave Chaney and Jay Mamrak.

The Jags Pee Wee Squad got their 6th Season in the books and had another fine season under  Head Coach Paul Schnepp and Assistant Coaches Shane Metter, Eric Berthold and Tom Grabowski.

The Jags Flag Squad which is made up of 5 and 6 year olds, got their introduction to the football this year under Head Coach Roy Salazar and Assistant Coaches Joe Finding and Jared Swank. 

Head Coach Cathy Maslanka and Assistant Renee Manross coached the Varsity Jags Cheerleaders. There was no JV Squad, so the Pee Wee Cheerleaders were coached by Head Coach Tracey Johnson and Assistant Donielle Finding. The Flag squad was coached by 2nd year coaches Head Coach Erica Melilo and Assistant Heather Stout.

The Jags had support and fund raising from their Team Moms who were led by Head Team Mom Janet Adamsky, Dawn Chegan (Varsity) and Melissa Berthold (Pee Wee)Ashley ThackerFlag).



2013 Jets Season

The Jets Varisty posted an even 4-4 record as they were the defending Varsity Champions. They made their 9th playoff appearance and 5th in a row. This was the 12th season at the helm for Head Coach Steve Watkins. He had Assistants Mark Crooks and Andrew Nigh helping to get the squad ready each week. 

The JV Squad hit hard times as they went 1-8 on the season after finishing 10-1 in both of the seasons before. For some reason they just didn't gel and it was a long season. The squad was coached by Head Coach Ryan Sweeney and Assistant Coaches Dave Gerderman and Terry Shrader.

The Pee Wee Squad was again under the direction of Head Coach Scott Marcum and his Assistant Coaches Fred Esposito, Mike Augustine and Craig Wrobleski. This division is 6 years old and has continued to help prepare the youngest players to get up to speed for the Varsity and JV Divisions. They do keep score here but there is no Championship Game.

The Jets Flag Squad is made up of 5 and 6 year olds. They get an introduction to football and hopefully have a lot of fun before moving up the ladder in youth football. The Jets Flag players were under the direction of Head Coach Morgan Dolata and Bob Miller. 

The Jets only fielded 2 Cheer Squads this season as there was no Varsity or Flag Squad. The Jets JV Cheer Squad was under the tutelage of Head Coach Kim Sexton and Assistant Julie Bell. The Pee Wee cheerleaders had Head Coach Nicole McGivern.

The Jets had great support and fund raising from their Team Moms. They were led by Head Team Mom Jess Marcum who did the Pee Wee Squad. The other moms were Audrey Calame and Laura Murray from the Varsity squad, Nicole McGivern from the JV Squad and Megan Augustine who was the Flag Team Mom.



2013 Panthers Season

In 2013 we expanded enough to form a third Flag team. So we reached back to 1999 and revived the name "Panthers". The Panthers Flag Squad, which is made up of 5 and 6 year olds, got their introduction to the football this year under Head Coach Steve VanDette and Assistants Brian Walti and Jay Schrock. This division is designed to be fun and for the kids to play different positions. The Panthers had a lot of fun and we hope to have them back for the 2014 Season.

2012 Jaguars Season

The 2012 season saw the Varsity Jaguars make the playoffs for the twelfth time. They weren't able to move onto the Championship game as they lost their playoff game by a score of 7-0 and finished the season at 6-2. They were under the guidance of 1st year Head Coach Mike Arena and Assistants Bob Chegan and Eric Keller.

The JV Squad made it to the playoffs for the 4th time but bowing out to the Brunswick Jets and finishing 7-3 on the season. The Jags JV were coached by Head Coach Jon Stahl, and Assistant Coaches Kevin Capela, Dennis Galdun and Dave Chaney.

The Jags Pee Wee Squad got their 5th Season in the books and had another fine season under  Head Coach Paul Schnepp and Assistant Coaches Jason Mamrak, Shane Metter and Justin Burgess.

The Jags Flag Squad which is made up of 5 and 6 year olds, got their introduction to the football this year under Head Coach Mike Knapp and Assistant Coach Tim Traylinek. 

Head Coach Cathy Maslanka coached the Varsity Jags Cheerleaders, JV Head Coach Amy Nutter and Eve Forester coached the JV Cheer Squad. The Pee Wee Cheerleaders were coached by Tracey Johnson and Head Coach Erica Melilo and Assistant Heather Stout coached the Jags Flag Cheerleaders.

The Jags had support and fund raising from their Team Moms who were led by Head Team Mom Janet Adamsky, Dawn Chegan (Varsity) and Jen Knapp (Pee Wee) and Monica Orient (Flag).



2012 Jets Season

The Jets Varisty posted their 2nd Varsity Championship in 3 years in 2012. It was their 8th playoff appearance and 4th in a row. They went 7-1 on the season with their only loss being the opener to the Brunswick Jets who were their opponent in the Championship game. This was the 11th season at the helm for Head Coach Steve Watkins. He got the job done with Assistants Art Clark, Anthony Musarra and Carmen Monaco.   

The JV Squad went 9-0 in League play for the second year in a row and advanced to the Championship game for the fourth time, the third time in a row. They came up short again as the Brunswick Jets prevailed for their third time in a row 14-0 ending their season mark at 10-1. The squad was coached by Head Coach Dave Walker and Assistants Mark Crooks and Coach Andrew Nigh.

The Pee Wee Squad was again under the direction of Head Coach Ryan Sweeney and his Assistant Coaches Fred Esposito, David Gerdeman and Terry Shrader. This division is only 5 years old and has continued to help prepare the youngest players to get up to speed for the Varsity and JV Divisions. They do keep score here but there is no Championship Game.

The Jets Flag Squad is made up of 5 and 6 year olds. They get an introduction to football and hopefully have a lot of fun before moving up the ladder in youth football. The Jets Flag players were again under the direction of Head Coach Scott Marcum and Assistant Mike Augustine.

Tammy Potter moved up to Varsity to work with the oldest girls. The Jets JV Cheer Squad was under the tutelage of Head Coach Kim Sexton and Assistant Sherry Graham. The Pee Wee cheerleaders had Head Coach and Assistant Ann Vogt. The Flag Squad was coached by Nicole McGivern. 

The Jets had great support and fund raising from their Team Moms. They were led by Head Team Mom Heidi Sweeney who did the JV and Pee Wee Squads, along with Sherrie Rivett from the Varsity squad and Jessica Marcum who was the Flag Team Mom.



2011 Jaguars Season

The 2011 season of Jaguar football saw the Varsity make the playoffs for the 11th time and their 7th appearance in the Championship game. They lost to the Brunswick Browns in that game 30-16 to finish the season at 7-1. They were under the guidance of 4th year Head Coach Paul Fowler and Assistants Mike Arena and Eric Keller.

The JV Squad made it to the playoffs for the 3rd time going 7-3 on the season. The Jags JV were coached by 1st year Head Coach Kevin Capela and Assistants Cleatus Varney, Dennis Galdun and Mickey Ballantyne.

The Jags Pee Wee Squad got their 4th Season under their belt and had a good year under Head Coach Jon Stahl and Assistants Jason Mamrak, Dave Chaney and Bob Chegan.

The Jags Flag Squad is made up of 5 and 6 year olds. They get an introduction to football and ease into playing tackle when they move to the Pee Wee Division at age 7. The Flag team was coached by Head Coach Paul Schnepp and Assistant Mike Knapp.

Head Coach Sheila Schnepp and Sue Lyons coached the Jags Varsity Cheerleaders, Cathy Maslanka coached the JV Jags Cheerleaders, Amy Nutter coached the Pee Wee Cheer Squad and Tracey Johnson coached the Jags Flag Cheerleaders.

The Jags had support and fund raising from their Team Moms. They were led by Head Team Mom Dawn Fowler along with Tina Kutolowski (Varsity), Chris Demagall (JV), Dawn Chegan (Pee Wee) and Jen Knapp (Flag).


2011 Jets Season

The 2011 Jets Varsity lost alot of players to the Junior High team after their defeated 2010 Championship Season. The 2011 Season saw the Jets get their 6th playoff appearance and and 3rd in a row. They didn't fair as well this season and were eliminated in the semi finals. This was the 10th year for Head Coach Steve Watkins He and his assistants Art Clark and Dan Kohler coached the team to another fine season.

The JV Squad went 9-0 in League play and made the Championship for the third time, 2nd in a row. They came up short again as the Brunswick Jets prevailed 12-0. The squad was coached by Head Coach Dave Walker, who moved up from Pee Wee, and Assistants Mark Crooks, Carmen Monaco and Andrew Nigh.

The Pee Wee Squad was under the direction of Head Coach Ryan Sweeney who moved up from the Flag Squad. He and Assistants Scott Marcum, Gary Merker, and Kirk Vozar had a few ups and downs, but did have a successful season at that level. This division keeps score but does not award a Championship. They receive instruction on tackle football get ready to move up to the JV Division after 2 seasons.

The Jets Flag Squad is made up of 5 and 6 year olds. They get an introduction to football and ease into playing tackle when they move to the Pee Wee Division at age 7. The Flag team was coached by Head Coach Scott Marcum and Assistant Mike Augustine.

Kara Seese returned to coach Jets Varsity Cheerleaders, as did Tammy Potter with the Jets JV Cheer Squad. The Pee Wee Squad had Head Coach Ann Vogt and assistance from Sherry Graham and Kristen Novick. The Flag Squad had two new coaches in Renee Geyer and Danielle Roberts.

The Jets had great support and fund raising from their Team Moms. They were led by Head Team Mom Audrey Calame from the JV Squad and Kristen Nemes (Varsity), Heidi Sweeney (Pee Wee) and Jessica Marcum (Flag).



2010 Jaguars Season

The 2010 season of Jaguar football saw the Varsity make the playoffs for the 10th time and their 6th appearance in the Championship game. They lost to the Buckeye Jets in that game 19-14 to finish the season at 7-3. They were under the guidance of 3rd year Head Coach Paul Fowler and Assistants Mike Arena and Doug Manross.

The JV Squad made it to the playoffs for the 2nd time going 6-3 on the season. The Jags were coached by 3rd year Head Coach Eric Keller and Assistants Kevin Capela, Cleatus Varney and Dave Chaney. 

The Jags Pee Wee Squad played their 3rd Season and had another good year under Head Coach Jon Stahl and Assistants Dennis Gulden, Mickey Ballantyne and Jason Mamrak.

The Jags Flag Squad returned to the team as the Bucks Flag teams were disolved. The team is made up of 5 and 6 year olds. They get an introduction to football and ease into playing tackle when they move to the Pee Wee Division at age 7. The Flag team was coached by Head Coach Paul Schnepp and Assistant Mike Knapp. 

Sheila Schnepp coached the Jags Varsity Cheerleaders, Cathy Maslanka coached the JV Jags Cheerleaders, Amy Nutter and Renee Manross were the Pee Wee Cheer Coaches and Tracy Taylor coached the Jags Flag Cheerleaders.



2010 Jets Season

The 2010 Jets Varsity fielded a squad of the most experienced players they had in the past 2 seasons and were able to run the table going 9-0. They beat the Jaguars 19-14 in the Championship Game and became the 2010 BDYF/BYFA Varsity Champions. This was the Jets 5th playoff appearance and their 4th appearance in the Championship Game. The title is their second, they also won it all in 2003. Head Coach Steve Watkins picked up his 50th win along the way. He and his assistants Art Clark and Dan Kohler guided the team to an impressive season.

The JV Squad went 7-3 in League play and made the Championship for the second time. They came up short in a very hard fought game against the Brunswick Jets that went to overtime and saw the Brunswick Jets come out on top 6-0. The squad was coached by first year Head Coach Bill Graham and Assistants Greg Thomas, Carmen Monaco and Anthony Musarra.

The Pee Wee Squad was again under the leadership of Head Coach Dave Walker and Assistants Carmen Monaco and Assistants Mark Crooks, Terry Shrader, Andrew Nigh and Ryan Sweeney. This division keeps score but does not award a Championship. The team had another great season of instruction that gets them ready to move up to the JV Division.

The Jets Flag Squad returned to the team as the Bucks Flag teams were disolved. The team is made up of 5 and 6 year olds. They get an introduction to football and ease into playing tackle when they move to the Pee Wee Division at age 7. The Flag team was coached by Head Coach Ryan Sweeney and Assistant Scott Marcum. 

Kara Seese Jets Varsity Cheerleaders. Tammy Potter coached the Jets JV Cheer Squad, Nicole McGivern coached the Pee Cheer Squad and Kim Watkins returned to coach the Jets Flag Squad.



2009 Jaguars Season
The 2009 season of Jaguar football saw the Varsity match their total for most wins from the year before as they went 12-0 and finished the season by winning the 2009 BDYF/BYFA Varsity Championship 20-0 over the Brunswick Redskins. They went 8-0 on the regular season, and made the playoffs for the 9th time and their 5th appearance in the Championship game. They also had appeared in tournament action for the 2nd time appearing again at the Medina Kick Off Classic, where they went 4-0 and defeated the Warrensville Heights Redskins 7-6 to become the Varsity Division Championship.

The Jags were coach by 2nd year Head Coach Paul Fowler and Assistants Mike Arena and Chris Calta former Buccaneers Head Coach who came over to the Jags when the Buccaneers were dissolved. Coach Arena's defense put up 7 shutouts, to raise the total to 17 in his two years coaching the Jags defense.

The JV Squad made it to the playoff for the 1st time in the 5 years there have been a JV Championship and continued the run into the Championship game with a 7-6 win over the Brunswick Jets to capture their first BDYF/BYFA JV Division Championship. They went 9-1 on the regular season and 11-2 overall as they played more games in a season than any JV team before them. They made their first appearance in Tournament play at the Medina Kick-Off Classic and finished with a 2-1 record. The Jags were coached by 4th year coach Eric Keller who was in his 2nd year as the Jags JV Head Coach. He was assisted by Coaches Paul Schnepp, Kevin Capela and Doug Manross. 

The Jags Pee Wee Squad got their second season under way and had a good season under 1st year Head Coach Jon Stahl and Assistants Dennis Gulden and Mickey Ballantyne.

Eve Forster and Heidi Ingersol coached the Jags Varsity Cheerleaders, Stacey Stoll and Lori McCullouch coached the JV Jags Cheerleaders and Bille Conrad and Sheila Schnepp were the Pee Wee Cheer Coaches.



2009 Jets Season
The 2009 Jets Varsity tooks some steps forward after coming off a 2008 season where there was an influx of new players. They fielded a squad that improved to a .500 record, they finished 4-4 in league play and  5-6 overall. They played much better as the season went on and were able to secure a playoff spot. Head Coach Steve Watkins along with Assistants, Mike Vogt, Art Clark and Zach Rhine guided the squad. The Jets made their 2nd tournament appearance at the Medina Kick Off Classic posting a 1-2 record.

The JV Squad went 6-2 in League play and 6-4 overall under 3rd year Head Coach Dan Kohler. They got into the playoffs but were eliminated in the first round by the Brunswick Jets. Coach Kohler was assisted by Dave Raco, Bill Graham and Greg Thomas. The Jets JV went 0-2 in their first appearance at the Medina Kick Off Classic.

The Pee Wee Squad was under the direction of Head Coach Dave Walker and Assistants Carmen Monaco and Mark Crooks. This division keeps score but does not award a Championship. The team is made up of 7 and 8 year olds and they are initiated from Flag to tackle football where they began giving them the basics they need to advance to the JV and Varsity levels. 

Katie Raco, Jody Theis, Anne Murphy and Ginger Heberlein coached the Jets Varsity Cheerleaders. Becky Casteel and Sara Smith coached the Jets JV Cheer Squad and Tammy Potter coached the Pee Cheer Squad.



2009 Bucks Flag Season
The Bucks Flag Squad had another good season in their second year. The team was made up of 5 and 6 year olds. They get an introduction to football and ease into playing tackle when they move to the Pee Wee Division at 7. As they move up the players and cheerleaders will follow their siblings to the teams they are on or be entered into the draft.

The Bucks were coached by Head Coach Ryan Sweeney and Assistant Coach Kirk Vozar. The Bucks Cheer Squad was coached by Sherry Graham and Dee Thomas.



2008 Jaguars Season
The 2008 season of Jaguar football saw the Varsity put up their biggest win total ever and also play the most games ever. They went 9-1 in the regular season, 12-1 overall, and made the playoffs for the 8th time and their 4th appearance in the Championship game losing by a score of 21-0 to the Brunswick Jets. They also had tournament action for the first time as they appeared in the Medina Kick Off Classic, going 3-0, but not making the final tier due to the tie breakers used.

Paul Fowler took over as interim Head Coach with the departure of Dave Kargle and he teamed with former Jaguar player Mike Arena as coached the players to a pretty good offensive and defensive performance. Coach Arena's defense put up 10 shutouts.

The JV Squad struggled to a 3-5 record during the season but finished the season playing better football than they did at the beginning which is the goal of all the teams every year. Third year Coach Eric Keller took over as JV Head Coach with Assistants Travis McCourt, Paul Schnepp, Greg Cook and Doug Manross. 

The Jags Pee Wee Squad had a good season under 1st year Head Coach Jay Lowry and Assistants Carl Davis and Cleatus Varney.

Bille Conrad coached the Jags JV Cheer Squad and Sheila Schnepp was the Pee Wee Cheer Coach.



2008 Jets Season
The 2008 Jets Varsity were a squad made up of almost 50% new players and the rest were either returners or move ups from the JV Squad. The finished 2-5 in league play and  4-6 overall. They got out to a rough start after their 1st appearance in the Medina Kick-Off Classic where they went 2-1. They were coached by Head Coach Steve Watkins and with Assistant Mike Vogt.

The JV Squad went 4-5 in League play under 2nd year Head Coach Dan Kohler. They got into the playoffs but were eliminated by the Strongsville Blitz in the first round. Coach Kohler was assisted by Dave Walker and Steve Zacharyasz.

The Pee Wee Squad was in their first season under Art Clark with Assistant Coach Dave Raco. This division keeps score but does not award a Championship. The team is made up of 7 and 8 year olds and they are initiated from Flag to tackle football where they began giving them the basics they need to advance to the JV and Varsity levels. 

Jody Theis and Ginger Heberlein coached the Jets JV Cheer Squad and Janet Clark coached the Pee Cheer Squad.



2008 Buccaneers Season
The 2008 Season for the Buccaneers again saw them not be able to field enough players for a Varsity Squad, So they soldiered on with a JV Squad and the newly created Pee Wee Squad. It was the second season for Head Coach Chris Calta. 

The JV Squad did a bit of a reversal by posting a 2-6 mark as opposed to the 6-2 mark they had finished with in 2007. Coach Calta was pleased with their progress the players made as the season went on since there were some new faces on the squad. The biggest obstacle in the JV Division was scheduling and the strength of some of the Strongsville team. 

The new Pee Wee Squad had it's struggles as did the other two BYFA squads since the rosters were created with 14 players. The division overall was a success but changes will be made in 2008 to beef up squad size and get the teams headed in a more learning that 'winning' attitude. They were coached by  Head Coach Dave Chaney and Assistants Greg Thomas and Kirk Vozar.

Stacey Stoll completed her 3rd season as Bucs Head Cheer Coach by coaching the Pee Wee Cheer Squad and Kathe Kriz coached the JV Squad.

The 2008 Season was the final season for the Buccaneers. After creation of the Pee Wee Division and the numbers that we had over the last 3 to 4 seasons the decision was made to dissolve the Bucs and draft the players onto the Jaguars and Jets Squads and continue on with just 2 teams. The Bucs had a good run in their 8 seasons of existance.



2008 Bucks Flag Season
The Bucks Flag Squad was created due to the creation of the Pee Wee Division. The team was made up of 6 year olds and they got an introduction to football and had alot of fun at it along the way. As they move up the players and cheerleaders will follow their siblings to the teams they are on or be entered into the draft.

The Bucks were coached by Head Coach Dave Yorko. The Bucks Cheer Squad was coached by Sheila Schnepp and Janet Clark.



2007 Jaguars Season
The 2007 season of Jaguar football saw the Varsity go 4-4 in the regular season and make the playoffs for the 7th time and the first in 3 seasons. The bowed out in the first round but the fact that they went .500 on the regular season and got there did alot for turning the program around and getting it back on track.

The JV squad struggled during the season but finished the season playing better football than they did at the beginning which is the goal of all the teams every year. The Flag squad was under 2nd year Head Coach Eric Keller, who also helped out with the JV. The Jags also had a familiar face helping out when he could, Coach Cleatus Varney who coached with the Jags from 1997-1999 and was the Head Coach of the Jets in 2000 and 2001.

Coach Wren Roskey took a bit of a step back as she had coaches for all 3 Jag Cheer Squads. She continued as the league cheer coordinator and finished her 10th season overall. She was recognized with a plaque for her dedication to the program at the end of the year awards in November.



2007 Jets Season
The 2007 Jets Varsity was revitalized by the return of some players who didn't play in 2006 and the influx of players coming from the 9-1 JV squad of 2006.  The managed to go 8-0 in the regular season, the 5th time that has been done by a BYFA team.  The won the first two rounds of playoffs to go 10-0 and become the first team to win 10 games in a season. Unfortunately the ride came to an end in November when they lost a very close game 15-12 to the Brunswick Jets. Brunswick converted both of their extra point attempts while our Jets didn't. 

All in all it was a good season for the Varsity after not fielding a team in 2006.  The JV squad had a bit of a rough go as they went 3-5 under new JV Head Coach Dan Kohler who took over for Mike Vogt who moved up to the Varsity level.

The Flag team was under the direction of Art Clark, his wife Janet coached the Flag Cheer Squad and Jody Theis was the JV Cheer Coach.



2007 Buccaneers Season
The 2007 Season for the Buccaneers was kinda like 2006 was for the Jets. The Buccaneers due to junior high football and players deciding not to play caused 9 players that did return to be split between the Jags and Jets and the Bucs did not field a Varsity squad.

Head Coach Scot Asvestas due to work conflicts had to step away for the 2007 Season and may not return at all. The Board of Directors named Chris Calta acting Head Coach for the 2007 Season with a final decision to be made before 2008 begins.

Coach Calta led the Bucs JV to a 6-2 mark, but with the strength in his division they did not make the playoffs. The Flag squad is still maintaining a good roster size in it's 3rd season, they were coached by Dave Chaney and Paul Good.

Stacey Stoll completed her 2nd season as Head Cheer Coach and was assisted by Heidi Sweeney with the JV Squad.



2006 Jaguars Season
The 2006 edition of the Jaguars brought a new Head Coach on the scene. Dave Kargle arrived to see if he could breathe some new life into the Jags and get them going back in the right direction.  He led restored discipline along with having fun and the Jags started to buy in to the routine.  They went 2-7 on the campaign, but the tide had begun to turn.

The JV squad went 3-5 which was not playoff worthy, but the idea with the JV is get them experience and ready them to play on the Varsity team. The Flag squad was under new Flag Head Coach Eric Keller and two new assistants in Paul Schnepp and Paul Fowler.

Wren Roskey remained as Head Cheer Coach and league coordinator as she coached her way through her 9th season in BYFA.



2006 Jets Season
The 2006 Season saw the Jets not field a Varsity Squad, due to low signup numbers and kids going on to Junior High football the Jets Varsity was shelved for the season.

The JV Squad did take up the slack as their division became competative again and they were able to complete the regular season with a 9-0 mark.  The 3rd time a BYFA squad had gone undefeated in regular season play. They were not able to clinch the Championship as they dropped the last game to the Brunswick Jets by the difference of an extra point 7-6.

Head Coach Steve Watkins dropped back and had some fun as he guided the Flag team all season.

The Jets fielded JV and Flag Cheerleaders and were coached by Kim Watkins who finished her coaching after 7 seasons in Buckeye Youth Football. 



2006 Buccaneers Season
The 2006 Season saw the Bucs Varsity struggle to a 3-5 seaon. They lost players from the 2005 squad and were working to rebuild their team. 

Head Coach Scot Asvestas again got two new Varsity Assistants in Rich Metheney, who moved up from JV and Rick Monroe who came over from the Jets with his sone when the Jets did not field a Varsity Squad.  JV Head Coach Chris Calta coached the Bucs to a 4-4 finish with the help of new coaches Jeff Miller and Bill Ross.

The 2nd season of Buccaneers Flag saw new Head Coach Carl Strimple put a good squad on the field with help from Dave Chaney and Tim England. 

Stacey Stoll became the new Cheer Coach and she brought a fresh enthusiasm to the Buccaneers. They fielded only a JV Squad but they did show plenty of spirit.



2005 Jaguars Season
The 2005 Season was a rough one for Jaguars Football.  Head Coach Lee Mercer, and Varsity Assistants Andy Wuensch and Gary Karr called it a career at the end of 2004. Coach Wuensch moved on to coach at the high school level, while Coach Mercer did so for work reasons. 

That left the Directors trying to fill a void in the coaching staff.  Coach Tom Hugney stepped forward and said he would take the helm for the 2005 season since his son T.J. would be in his final season of play with the Jags. The Jaguars struggled all season since they had lost not only 75% of their coaching staff, but many of the players who had lots of years in the system.  To their credit they never quit all season and finished at 1-7 with their lone win coming against the Saints.

The Jags JV squad got a new Head Coach in Tim Roskey, as he took over from Doug Peyton.  The JV went back to a non score keeping division for the 2005 Season and the Jags struggled mostly due to Buckeye's JV teams being smaller in stature than the Brunswick teams.

The Flag Squad was coached by Adam and Theresa Barrington and Travis McCourt. The Jaguars only fielded a JV Cheer Squad and they were coached by Head Cheer Coach Wren Roskey, who completed her 8th season and second as BYFA Cheer Coordinator.



2005 Jets Season
The Jets posted a 4-4 record in 2005 as they continued their streak of 4 consecutive seasons without a losing record. They didn't have quite the potentcy of the two previous editions of the Jets but they were able to compete.  Head Coach Steve Watkins was at the helm for his 4th season as well. He had the help of Mark Carrow and Kraig Ingraham.

The JV were under the guidance of Mike Vogt, with help from Mike Cunningham and Tom Akim.

The Jets again had a complete compliment of Cheerleaders with all 3 squads being filled and under the direction of Head Coach Kim Watkins who wrapped up her 6th season as a cheer coach in Buckeye Youth Football.



2005 Buccaneers Season
The 2005 season marked the 5th season of Buccaneer Football. The second edition of the Bucs Varsity made it to the playoffs with a 5-3 mark but were eliminated in the first round. However this was a good showing for a second year team.

Head Coach Scot Asvestas got two new Varsity Assistants in Kevin Toler and Jeff Thayer. He had a good hold over of the older players from the 2004 team and picked up some player who brought JV experience with them.  JV Head Coach Chris Calta worked his second season on the sidelines with JV Asistant Rich Metherney and the Bucs JV worked on becoming better players as they looked to move up to Varsity in the future.

The season also saw the formation of the Buccaneers first Flag squad. Neal Stacey was the first coach and he had Don Van Drei and Tim England as they put 11 players out on the field to get their first taste of Buccaneer Football. 

Anita Tomak was the new JV Cheer Coach. Again they Bucs were not able to field a Varsity Cheer Squad this season but that will come as growth continues. The Jaguars and Jets experienced the same growth as they developed in the past seasons. The 2005 season was all and all a pretty good ride for the Bucs.



2004 Jaguars Season
2004 marked the 6th consecutive year that the Jaguars made the playoffs. However this time it had a good and bad ending as they made it to the Championship game for the 3rd time in the last 6 years. They came up a bit short as they lost 12-8 to the CCYF Jets, to finish at 9-1.

The Coaching staff remained the same, some coaches just changed squads. Lee Mercer, in his first full year as Head Coach, Andy Wuensch, and Tom Hugney did the Varsity duties with Gary Karr helping on game days. Chuck Magle left the Head JV Coaching job, and he was replaced by Doug Peyton, who got help from Tim Roskey and Joe Spence.

The Jaguar Cheer Squads again provided on field support and had their usual standard of excellence under Head Cheer Coach Wren Roskey, who completed her 7th season and first as BYFA Cheer Coordinator.


2004 Jets Season
The Jets came into 2004 as the defending BYF Champions. They were the team everyone wanted to beat, especially since the expansion to 12 teams in two divisions.

They lost many of their players from 2003, however they filled out the squad with experienced JV and draft picks. They weren't the dominant squad they were in 2003, but they still had a good season and were in the hunt until the last week of the season. They finished at 5-3 and chalked up another winning season in the books.
They were again coached by Head Coach Steve Watkins and Assistants Mark Carrow and Scott Watkins.

The Jets Cheerleaders added their support to their players as they again showed much enthuisasm! Head Coach Kim Watkins completed her 5th Season with the Jets girls.


2004 Buccaneers Season
The 2004 season was the 4th year for the Buccaneers, and it also brought forth their 1st Varsity Squad. They return of almost the entire 2003 JV squad that was eligible to move up made the Varsity transition easier, and gave the new squad experience. The foundation for the future remains solid, as the Bucs went 3-5. The 3 wins in their first season was more than either the Jags or Jets could muster in their inaugural seasons. They are off and running now and the 3rd Varsity gives Buckeye Youth Football a big jump to help feed the Junior High and High School football programs.

Head Coach Scot Asvestas returned, along with Varsity assistants Scott Gilbert and Steve Hunt, keeping the continuity in the coaching staff for these young players. He also welcomed in Chris Calta as Head JV Coach. Chris had the assistance of Austin Eggert who was in his 3rd season, and another newcomer Rich Metheney. These players have learned football fundamentals and having fun.

Sandy Thomas took over as JV Cheer Coach. They Bucs were not able to field a Varsity Cheer Squad this season, but hopefully that will change in 2005. All in all 2004 was a fine year for the Buccaneers.


2003 Jaguars Season
The 2003 season marked the 5th consecutive year that the Jaguars made the playoffs. But as was the case in 2002 they bowed out in the first round. They posted a 5-3 record for season number 8. The 2004 season brings the promise that they will return several players and reload for another run at trying to attain their 3rd Championship.

The Coaching staff remained the same, some coaches just changed squads. Lee Mercer and Tom Ward, said goodbye to Chuck Magle who moved over to take over the JV Head Coaching job, and welcomed Andy Wuensch and Gary Karr up from the JV ranks to Varsity.

This season saw the first change in Head Coaches, as Dave Rea stepped down prior to the playoffs, and Lee Mercer assumed the role. Coach Rea will make a move to director as Buckeye Youth Football incorporates.

The Jaguar Cheer Squads again provided on field support and had their usual standard of excellence under Head Cheer Coach Wren Roskey, who completed her 6th season.


2003 Jets Season
After finishing 2nd to the League Champion Chargers in 2002 the Jets were determined to make a return appearance in 2003. Under second year Head Coach Steve Watkins, and a staff that returned intact from the year before, they made a huge statement. They ran the table going 9-0 and won their 1st BYF Championship!

They returned many of their starters from 2002, and filled out the squad with experienced JV players that moved up. Every week they pounded their opponents into submission with a potent offense and a relentless defense that pursued to the ball.

The Jets Cheerleadering Squads did a great job of adding their support as they were there every step of the way rooting the squads on at all levels under 4th year Head Coach Kim Watkins.


2003 Buccaneers Season
The 2003 season was the 3rd campaign for the Buccaneers. They returned many players from the 2002 squad. The foundation for the future, continues to show as they had again had a competitive squad on the field. They are hoping the numbers rise in 2004 to allow the addition of a Buccaneer Varsity.

Head Coach Scot Asvestas returned, along with assistants Scott Gilbert and Austin Eggert, keeping the continuity in the coaching staff for these young players.

These players have learned football fundamentals and having fun. JV Cheer Coach Kelly Hunt returned for her 3rd season of coaching the Cheerleaders. Overall 2003 was another fine year for the Buccaneers.


2002 Jaguars Season
In 2002 season the Jags reached the playoffs for the 4th consecutive year, and lost in the 1st round to the eventual Champion Chargers. The finished 4-3 on their 7th campaign and will look forward to getting some returners back, along with the JV move ups in 2003.

The Coaching staff had a little makeover as Ken Pekarek and Bob Morcom left us, while Lee Mercer and Tom Ward remained, and welcomed Chuck Magel up from JV. They put alot of work in to get this new group of players molded into a team. They look forward to 2003 and another chance to take a run at a 3rd BYF Championship.

The Jag Cheer Squads maintained their usual standard of excellence and they had another fine year under Head Cheer Coach Wren Roskey, who completed her 5th season.


2002 Jets Season
The Jets took the big leap in 2002 as they went 5-3 and made it to the BYF Championship Game, finishing 2nd to the League Champion Chargers. This was the first season for Head Coach Steve Watkins, as he moved from the helm of the JV Squad to the Varsity. Cleatus Varney remained with the team as an assistant, and along with Charlie Shaw, the three of them got the Jets to click on all cylinders most games.

With their appetite wetted for for another run to the Championship they will look forward to 2003. They should return many starters from 2002, and fill the squad out with experienced JV players moving up.

The Jets Cheerleadering Squads did a great job of adding their support at all levels under 3rd year Head Coach Kim Watkins.


2002 Buccaneers Season
The 2002 season was the 2nd go round for the Buccaneers. They returned almost their entire squad from 2001. This showed that they had built a good foundation for the future. They brought a very competitive squad to the field and were successful all season long in the JV ranks of BYF.

Head Coach Scot Asvestas returned along with assistant Steve Hunt, and they teamed with new coach Scott Gilbert to make a very solid coaching team for these young players.

The kids learned about the game, practiced and played hard, and most important had a whole lot of fun playing. JV Cheer Coach Kelly Hunt returned for her second season and did another superb job with her girls too. The hope is still there for an expansion into the Varsity ranks, however the sign-up numbers will tell the tale.


2001 Jaguars Season
The 2001 season saw the Jags reach the playoffs for the third consecutive year, however they bowed out in the first round with a loss to Hudson. The finished 4-4 in this rebuilding year, after being the Champs the previous 2 years. The Coaching staff remained pretty much in tact with only Scott Hendricks leaving due to work commitments.

Assistant Coach Lee Mercer, Ken Pekarek, and Bob Morcom, and Tom Ward (who moved up from his previous Head JV Coach position) all worked hard to blend this new group of players into a team. They look forward to 2002 and another chance to take a run at a championship.

The Jag Cheer Squads exploded in numbers as well and they all had a very fine year under Head Cheer Coach Wren Roskey.


2001 Jets Season
The Jets took some more steps forward in 2001, as Cleatus Varney took over as Head Coach. They finished 2-6 which was one more win than they had the year before, but don't let that record fool you as the Jets have won 3 games in their first 2 seasons, where the Jags did not win a game till their 3rd season.

With the departure of Coach Supan to the 8th grade program, Coach Varney had assistance from Steve Watkins, who moved up to Varsity from JV Head Coach, and from Coach Dave Weiland. The kids played much better and were only a play here and there from having 3 or 4 wins under their belts during this season. The Jets will be looking forward to season number 3, as Coach Watkins takes over as Head Coach, and they continue taking steps forward to winning their 1st BYF Championship.

The Jets Cheerleadering Squads also filled out this season and they did a great job under 2nd year Head Coach Kim Watkins.


2001 Buccaneers Season
In 2001 Buckeye Youth Football welcomed their 3rd team the Buccaneers. They were only able to field a JV squad but it was still a nice expansion as we grew to over 190 children in football and cheerleading.

Once again Coach Rea was designated the Head Coach, but the work was done by JV Head Coach Scot Asvestas, who will become the Head Coach in 2002. He got some good help from Steve Hunt, Charlie Shaw, and Jeff Mennell.

The kids did real well out of the chute, they learned about the game and had fun playing it. JV Cheer Coach Kelly Hunt did a great job with her girls too. We are hoping there will be an expansion to a Varsity team the near future.


2000 Jaguars Season
The Jaguars started their 5th season and Championship defense with 9 starters from the 1999 team returning and 7 players moving up from last year's JV team. This mix would allow the Jags to continue the juggernaut that they started back in 1999 when they finished the season on a 5-0 win streak.

The Jags came out running at full throttle in the opener, as the defense, which set the tone in each game, scored on the 4th play of first series of the first game. They blocked a Colts punt and Ben DiMarco recovered it for a TD in the endzone. They finished the season in much the same way as it ended on an interception by Dustin Supan on the final play of the 2000 Championship game in a 26-6 win over the same Colts to add their 9th win to cap off an 8-0 regular season and another BYF Championship Season.

The Teal & Black Attack went Back2Back and cut nobody slack in 2000!


2000 Jets Season
The 2000 season saw us begin a new era, Buckeye Youth Football. No longer were the Jags the only team from Buckeye, the Jets were born. We signed up 140 players and cheerleaders which doubled us from the 1999 season. We had started 2 flag teams in 1999 and renamed the Panthers Flag team the Jets to go with their new Varsity and JV teams.

The 2000 season brought excitement and growing pains, sort of the good with the bad, but we survived and again pushed forward as we had done the first 4 seasons.

Cleatus Varney and Scot Asvestas changed colors as they went over to coach the Jets, we welcomed aboard some new faces, Kim Watkins, the Jets Head Cheer Coach, Steve Watkins, the Jets JV Head Coach, and his brother Scott Watkins, who was a JV Assistant. Kim had been with the Steelers prior to coming over to the Jets.

We even saw father and son go head to head as Jag player Dustin Supan's father Rock became a Jets Varsity Coach. All in all things worked out and the program continued to expand due in part to the continuity of the coaching staff who for the most part were in their 3rd season together.

The Jets got their first win in a home game against the Browns (also the Jags first victim in 1998) and they finished a 1-6. The kids were excited to play and had were eager learners. The Jets got off on the right foot due to the Jaguars having been established, and both staffs worked together as Coach Rea was the Head Coach of both teams. They laid a solid foundation and we expect big things from them in the years to come. We are certain 3 or 4 years down the road the Jets will be champions too!


1999 Season
The Jags began 1999 wanting to run, (with Joe Hon and Dustin Supan you have to run), and the season proved to be the turning point of the program. We had 17 players out on Varsity and several of those players were in their 3rd and 4th seasons with the Jags. They brought leadership, poise, and experience to the team. We had found a leader in QB Drew Megrey, and had much more experienced linemen.

When August ended everyone was excited and felt good things were going to come our way. The opening weekend though would see disaster strike as the Jags were dealt a double wammy at the start of the campaign. In the Saturday night opener at Buckeye we lost to the Steelers 14-12, and played the dreaded Chargers the very next day and lost again, this time 32-0. Two weeks later we would be 1-3 and thinking the bottom fell out of the season.

Then on a cold and rainy night in October, the Redskins visited Buckeye. The Jags were without the services of 5 starters, due to injury, overweight, one out of town, and 1 suspended. The game went to overtime with the score tied 0-0. The Jags got the ball and drove down near the goal line and scored on a run by Danny Lough, Jags win 6-0. It was that point in time that turned the switch on and made them believe they could do it, they had just won without 5 starters by refusing to give up. Buckeye Youth Football came of age, all the hard work, effort, and dedication was about to pay off big time for these kids! It began a string of 13 wins that would carry into the 2000 Championship game. By the way it started a streak for the Redskins of 3 consecutive losses to the Jags without EVEN scoring.

That one game brought out the best in our players and showed that we belonged in the BYF. But they weren't done, on a cold night in November they faced the Chargers who were champions 2 of the last 3 years going into that game. They had only lost 3 games in 5 years, and had no respect for us whatsoever. They even had their championship trophies ordered PRIOR to the game being played (and had them made with UNDEFEATED SEASON on them)! With 3 minutes gone in the first quarter the Jags led 14-0 and the torch was passed as the Jags finished it 26-6 and collected their first BYF Championship. To be the best, you have to beat the best. We did. No longer were the Jags the team anyone could beat by just showing up. The Teal & Black attack was born, and this season had just been a preview.


1998 Season
This season brought Midview into the league and with the birth of the Redskins, who the Jags would latter learn to love to beat! The turnout for 1998 was a little bit off as far as number of players, but we scrapped enough to fill the squads out, and the players that came out, came out to play!
Coach Lee Mercer arrived on the scene and we recorded our first win in the season opener on our home field by thumping the Browns 36-12. Lee sold the players on the ideas if "TEAM" and "BUCKEYE PRIDE". We finished at 2-5 overall, as we won the last game of the season, and the seed was planted for the Jags to earn respect from the other squads in the BYF.

The 1998 season also saw the arrival of Wren Roskey as the Jags Head Cheer Coach. Her coming on board coupled with Coach Mercer's arrival, would prove to be excellent for the future as the 1999 and 2000 seasons would prove.

In 1998 the Jags were staying in all the games, and always giving themselves a chance to win. We took several steps forward, and having learned to walk, these kids were ready to run. That season we solidified our place in the Buckeye Football family and gained the support of then Buckeye Bucks Head Coach Jeff Ladner.


1997 Season
The Jaguars returned for their second season. We lost alot of Varsity players but still had a good turnout of players and cheerleaders. We were able to gain a JV Cheerleading squad under Coach Scarpelli. We got new jerseys and took a step forward by having players in their second year who stepped forward as team leaders helping their inexperienced teamates to work hard and show that Buckeye Pride! We went 0-7 again to fall to 0-14 overall, but we were a better team. The competition level came up, as were able to look respectable in games.

1996 Season
The Buckeye Jaguars had their Inaugural Season in 1996 with a total of 31 players on the Varsity and JV rosters, and 5 Cheerleaders under the direction of Denise Price. The team was brought into existance with the idea of helping to build the Buckeye Bucks Football family.   We were the newest team and helped BYF to celebrate their 25th Season. We took hand me down jerseys from the old Raiders and those ugly blue helmets from the Colts (some still with the horse shoe on them). The coaching staff contained some former players of the Buckeye Bucks who wanted to help the players learn the basics of football. We went 0-7 as we struggled to learn as coaches and players. We were able that year to show the league that we were serious and determined to be around and show that Buckeye players could hold their own against anything Brunswick could throw at us.

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