Boys basketball season preview: Delphos Jefferson Wildcats


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Coach: Jordan Jettinghoff

Years, career record: First year

Division: III

Last year: 15-8, 5-3 NWC (fourth)

Returning letterwinners (* returning starter): Jace Stockwell (Sr., 6-0, guard); Drew Reiss (Sr., 6-0, guard); Brenen Auer (Jr., 5-8, guard)

Promising newcomers: Alex Rode (Jr., 6-4, forward); Drake Schmitt (Sr., 6-5, post); Davion Tyson (Jr., 6-4, post); Tyler Bratton (Jr., 6-4, forward); Trey Gossman (Jr., 5-9, guard); Nick Long (Sr., 6-5, post)

Team outlook: The Wildcats have a new coach and scheme, with coach Jordan Jettinghoff replacing Marc Smith after 10 years. They’ll run a four-out, one-in-motion offense with man-to-man defense, but team shooting is an early concern. “Our coaching staff is excited about this group because we have athletic big guys with guards that can really defend. We have five players above 6-foot-4, which should really help us rebounding offensively and defensively,” Jettinghoff said. “Overall, this group of players has a lot of athleticism and potential to compete for the NWC championship.”

SCHEDULE

Dec. 3 Fairview Sherwood 7:30 PM

Dec. 9 at Fort Recovery 7:30 PM

Dec. 10 at Perry 7:30 PM

Dec. 16 at Bluffton 7:30 PM

Dec. 17 at Kalida 7:30 PM

Dec. 20 at Ottoville 7:00 PM

Dec. 23 Kenton 7:30 PM

Dec. 29 Chatt Insurance Holiday Tournament 12:00 AM

Dec. 30 Chatt Insurance Holiday Tournament 12:00 AM

Jan. 6 Columbus Grove 7:30 PM

Jan. 13 at Crestview 7:30 PM

Jan. 14 Wayne Trace 7:30 PM

Jan. 20 Ada 7:30 PM

Jan. 21 Pandora-Gilboa 7:30 PM

Jan. 28 at Ayersville 7:30 PM

Feb. 3 at Lincolnview 7:30 PM

Feb. 4 at Arlington 7:30 PM

Feb. 7 Fort Jennings 7:30 PM

Feb. 10 Paulding 7:30 PM

Feb. 17 at Spencerville 7:30 PM

Feb. 18 Elida 7:30 PM

Feb. 24 Allen East 7:30 PM

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