2022-2023 Lake Erie League Football Preview

In one of the most anticipated seasons in recent LEL History, the 2022-2023 Football Season will be the last one for Cleveland and Shaker Heights as they will be moving to the GCC Nest Year. With Many Transfers coming into the LEL this year, Friday Night Football will be a great sight for all this fall.  Below are the Previews for each school:

  • Bedford
    • Head Coach Zac Toth
      • Career Record 0-0
      • 21-22 Season Record 6-4
      • 21-22 Conference Record 4-0
    • Returning Starters
      • Caleb Hunter- LB/RB
      • Trent Thomas- DE
      • DeWonn Hodges- Center
    • Season Outlook
      • Bedford will be much more disciplined. They will be in good shape and pride themselves on their effort, execution, and their discipline. Also the Bearcats are looking to win a lot of regular season games, make a run at the LEL title, and get back to winning meaningful playoff games.

 

  • Cleveland Heights
    • Head Coach Mac Stephens
      • Career Record 45-30-1
      • 21-22 Season Record 9-3
      • 21-22 Conference Record 5-0
    • Returning Starters
      • Owen Bisker FB/LB
      • Darrreon Fair QB
      • Ashawn Sims DE
      • Justin Biggom C
      • Jamir Cliff OLB
      • Ramon Ross G/DT
      • Khadyn Hayes G
      • John Gordon RB
      • Ethan Golden S
    • Season Outlook
      • The number one factor will be staying healthy through the season. Ultimately, our quarterback play will determine how far we go this year. I think defensively we will be a very good team. We have to replace some key guys on the offensive line but think we will be a very good football team overall. We have a third year starter at quarterback and a fourth year starter at full back. We face a pretty tough non-league schedule that should prepare us well for our LEL competition.

 

  • Garfield Heights
    • Head Coach Jason Osborne
      • Career Record 10-15
      • 21-22 Season Record 3-7
      • 21-22 Conference Record 2-4
    • Returning Starters
      • Kevin Carter (G)
      • Tommie Benn (WR)
      • Noah Werman (QB)
      • Jamycal Bennison (RB)
      • Bryce Young (DT)
      • Cameron Smith (WR/CB)
      • Jacquez Lawson (S/WR)
      • Willie Sanders (CB)
    • Season Outlook
      • Barring any major injuries should be a playoff year.

 

  • Lorain
    • Head Coach Damion R. Creel
      • Career Record 20-38
      • 21-22 Season Record 1-10
      • 21-22 Conference Record 1-6
    • Returning/Projected Starters
      • Projected Starting Defense
        • End- Tramaine Suttle ’24 6’1 240 lbs
        • Nose- Luke Wilson ’25 6’1 270 lbs
        • End- Julius Manning ’24 6’0 240 lbs
        • OLB- Jeremiah Lopez ’24 5’10 200 lbs
        • OLB- Ocir Kimble ’25 6’1 1750 lb
        • ILB- Noah Smith ’24 6’0 220 lbs
        • ILB- Jaelon Delaine ’23 5’10 205 lbs
        • DB- Samir Crawford ’25 5’3 140 lbs
        • DB- Rico Anderson ’24 5’11 160 lbs
        • S- John Salamon ’24. 6’0 190 lbs
        • S- Joseph Wyatt ’24 6’0 180 lbs
      • Projected Starting Offense
        • LT- Shane Ramey-Rowland ’24 6’4 268 lbs
        • LG- Evan Hricovic ’24 6’2 270 lbs
        • C- Tyler Fogo ’24 5’10 230 lbs
        • RG- Zaiden Martinez ’23 5’10 240 lbs or Reyci Perez 5″11 230 lbs
        • RT- Isaiah Ray’ 25 5’10 240 lbs
        • RB- John Salamon ’24. 6’0 190 lbs
        • WR- Noah Buchanan ’24 6’3 170 lbs.
        • WR- Jairo Williams ’26 5’8 165 lbs
        • WR- Rico Anderson ’24 5’11 160 lbs
        • Y- Ryan Dibnerdo ’23 6’1 220 lbs
        • QB- Joseph Wyatt ’24 6’0 180 lbs
    • Season Outlook
      • We will keep building on the foundation that we began last year. We will see where that takes us.

 

  • Maple Heights
    • Head Coach Shaq Washington
      • Career Record 29-13
      • 21-22 Season Record 5-5
      • 21022 Conference Record 3-3
    • Returning Starters
      • Edward Robinson (RB)
      • Dawon King (QB)
      • Duwon Williams (LT)
      • Travoughn Jackson (LG)
      • John Oliver (C)
      • Devin Jones (RT/DE)
      • Andrew Bradford (DE)
      • Lee Scott (LB)
      • Christian Allen (DT)
      • Keaun Price (WR)
    • Season Outlook
      • Excited to see a collective unit compete at a high level week in and week out.

 

  • Shaker Heights
    • Head Coach Alex Nicholson
      • Career Record 6-20
      • 21-22 Season Record¬† 3-6
      • 21-22 Conference Record 3-3
    • Returning Starters
      • Flynn Bloch SR QB/DB
      • Aiden Diaz SR TE/OLB:
        • 2nd Team All-LeL 20 catches, 286 yards, 4 TDs, 4 tackles, 1 sack
      • Trey Guice SR OL/DL
      • Jabriel Washington SR LB: 39 Tackles, 8 TFL, 3 sacks, 3 PBU, 1 INT
      • Justin Russell JR OL/DL
      • Tim Switzer JR OL/DL
      • Trey McNutt SO WR/DB: 13 Tackles, 1 TFL, 1 Sack, 1 PBU
    • Season Outlook
      • Veteran players continuing to take leadership roles and younger players getting and learning from experience quickly.
    • Transfers
      • Davelle Johnson, Shaw
      • D’on Hardwick, Glenville
      • Taeshaune Chesney, Stow
      • Dominick Hughley, Lutheran East

 

  • Shaw
    • Head Coach Reginald Smith
      • 21-22 Season Record 2-8
    • Season Outlook
      • We are a young team. Who’s varsity experience showed last season. They understand now. Varsity football in the LEL is for real

 

  • Warrensville Heights
    • Head Coach Bronson Green
      • 21-22 Season Record 2-6
    • Returning Starters
      • Josiah Saulters ATH/DB
      • Dominic Cole
      • Sultan Abdullah
    • Season Outlook
      • Being consistent and playing together.