2016 AAC White Tier Football Prepper

Senior A.J. Musolino returns to lead Struthers into the 2016 season.

All-American Conference White Tier

2016 All-American Conference White Division Prepper

Among the seven schools which make up the White Tier, there have been at least two teams that have made their way into the post-season in each of the last four years. That accomplishment was evident in 2013 when four teams advanced into week eleven (Hubbard, Lakeview, Poland, Struthers).

Poland is the defending White Tier champion after cruising through the 2015 league season with a 6-0 mark. Struthers welcomes back their senior playmaker – A.J. Musolino – who ran for 830 stripes (13 TDs) and threw for another 984 (12 TDs) before being crowned the Tier’s Player of the Year.

Will the high-powered offense of Niles be able to snag their first winning season in four years (2012: 8-3)? Will perennial powers – Hubbard and Lakeview – find their way back to the top of the heap? With August approaching – we’ll find out soon enough?

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AAC Note: 54.5% of the school’s who have competed in the All-American Conference since 2008 have had winning records…In 2015, 9 AAC schools advanced to the post-season. That broke the previous record of 8 schools advancing in 2009.

2015 Standings
AAC White Division
Poland – 6-0 (9-2)
Lakeview – 4-2 (7-4)
Hubbard – 3-3 (6-4)
Jefferson – 3-3 (6-4)
Struthers – 2-4 (5-5)
Niles – 2-4 (3-7)
Edgewood – 1-5 (2-8)

2015 Team Statistics
Scoring Offense
1.Poland – 28.6
2.Jefferson – 28.0
3.Struthers – 27.1
4.Niles – 26.4
5.Hubbard – 25.8
6.Lakeview – 23.1
7.Edgewood – 18.8

Scoring Defense
1.Poland – 13.3
2.Lakeview – 19.4
3.Jefferson – 20.5
4.Hubbard – 20.8
5.Struthers – 27.9
6.Edgewood – 30.1
7.Niles – 39.0

Returning Individual Leaders
Passing Yards
1.Tyler Srbinovich (Niles) – 1687
2.A.J. Musolino (Struthers) – 984
3.Cole Kosco (Poland) – 637
4.Zach Rogers (Lakeview) – 621

Completion Percentage (minimum of 30 passes)
1.A.J. Musolino (Struthers) – 61.9%
2.Cole Kosco (Poland) – 58.4%
3.Tyler Srbinovich (Niles) – 53.6%
4.Zach Rogers (Lakeview) – 51.0%

Touchdown Passes
1.Tyler Srbinovich (Niles) – 14
2.A.J. Musolino (Struthers) – 12
3.Cole Kosco (Poland) – 8
4.Zach Rogers (Lakeview) – 7

Rushing Yards
1.Jeremiah Knight (Jefferson) – 1593
2.A.J. Musolino (Struthers) – 830
3.Braxton Miller (Edgewood) – 780
4.Regal Reese (Struthers) – 630
5.Tyler Srbinovich (Niles) – 480

Yards Per Carry (minimum of 30 attempts
1.Nick Petrolla (Poland) – 7.1
2.Jeremiah Knight (Jefferson) – 6.6
3.Braxton Miller (Edgewood) – 6.2
4.Regal Reese (Struthers) – 6.1
5.A.J. Musolino (Struthers) – 5.8

Rushing Touchdowns
1.Jeremiah Knight (Jefferson) – 21
2.Tyler Srbinovich (Niles) – 16
3.A.J. Musolino (Struthers) – 13
4.Regal Reese (Struthers) – 7

Receptions
1.Marlon Pearson (Niles) – 46
2.Jasson Faison (Niles) – 34
3.Marcus Ernst (Edgewood) – 30
4.Tekale Rushton (Struthers) – 27
5.Jatise Garrison (Lakeview) – 23

Receiving Yards
1.Marlon Pearson (Niles) – 810
2.Jasson Faison (Niles) – 498
3.Tekale Rushton (Struthers) – 474
4.Marcus Ernst (Edgewood) – 376
5.Jatise Garrison (Lakeview) – 344

Touchdown Catches
1.Marlon Pearson (Niles) – 9
2.Tekale Rushton (Struthers) – 6
3.Jatise Garrison (Lakeview) – 5

Tackles
1.Matt Wittenberger (Hubbard) – 100
2.David Hernandez (Hubbard) – 88
3.Will Danklefsen (Lakeview) – 71
3.Richard Palmer (Niles) – 71
5.Jared Williams (Jefferson) – 65

Quarterback Sacks
1.Will Danklefsen (Lakeview) – 4.0
2.Connor Calabratte (Struthers) – 2.0
2.Sam Hitchcock (Jefferson) – 2.0
2.Joe Lewis (Niles) – 2.0
2.Nick Miller (Poland) – 2.0

Interceptions
1.Marcus Ernst (Edgewood) – 5
2.Jatise Garrison (Lakeview) – 2
2.Braxton Miller (Edgewood) – 2
2.Richard Palmer (Niles) – 2

2016 Schedules
Edgewood
Aug. 26 – at Lakeside, 7
Sept. 2 – Jefferson, 7*
Sept. 9 – at Hubbard, 7*
Sept. 16 – at Newton Falls, 7*
Sept. 23 – Poland, 7*
Sept. 30 – Brookfield, 7
Oct. 7 – at Lakeview, 7*
Oct. 15 – St. John, 7
Oct. 21 – at Struthers, 7*
Oct. 28 – Niles, 7*

Hubbard
Aug. 26 – at Bay, 7
Sept. 2 – Girard, 7
Sept. 9 – Edgewood, 7*
Sept. 16 – at Lakeview, 7*
Sept. 23 – at Howland, 7
Sept. 30 – Niles, 7*
Oct. 7 – at Jefferson, 7*
Oct. 14 – Struthers, 7*
Oct. 21 – at Poland, 7*
Oct. 28 – East, 7

Jefferson
Aug. 26 – Grand Valley, 7
Sept. 2 – at Edgewood, 7*
Sept. 9 – at Poland, 7*
Sept. 16 – Struthers, 7*
Sept. 23 – at Girard, 7
Sept. 30 – Lakeview, 7*
Oct. 7 – Hubbard, 7*
Oct. 14 – at Liberty, 7
Oct. 21 – at Niles, 7*
Oct. 28 – LaBrae, 7

Lakeview
Aug. 26 – Campbell, 7
Sept. 2 – at Liberty, 7
Sept. 9 – LaBrae, 7
Sept. 16 – Hubbard, 7*
Sept. 23 – at Niles, 7*
Sept. 30 – at Jefferson, 7*
Oct. 7 – Edgewood, 7*
Oct. 14 – Poland, 7*
Oct. 21 – at Champion, 7
Oct. 28 – at Struthers, 7*

Niles
Aug. 25 – Girard, 7
Sept. 2 – Poland, 7*
Sept. 9 – at Struthers, 7*
Sept. 16 – at East, 7*
Sept. 23 – Lakeview, 7*
Sept. 30 – at Hubbard, 7*
Oct. 7 – Canfield, 7*
Oct. 14 –at Howland, 7*
Oct. 21 – Jefferson, 7*
Oct. 28 – at Edgewood, 7*

Poland
Aug. 25 – at Marlington, 7
Sept. 2 – at Niles, 7*
Sept. 9 – Jefferson, 7*
Sept. 16 – Howland, 7
Sept. 23 – at Edgewood, 7*
Sept. 30 – Struthers, 7*
Oct. 7 – East, 7
Oct. 14 – at Lakeview*
Oct. 21 – Hubbard, 7*
Oct. 28 – at Canfield, 7

Struthers
Aug. 25 – Liberty, 7
Sept. 2 – Toledo Scott, 7
Sept. 9 – Niles, 7*
Sept. 16 – at Jefferson, 7*
Sept. 23 – Canfield, 7
Sept. 30 – at Poland, 7*
Oct. 7 – at Campbell, 7
Oct. 14- at Hubbard, 7*
Oct. 21 – Edgewood, 7*
Oct. 28 – Lakeview, 7*

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