Super 25 in 25: St. Edward (Ohio) at No. 19 in preseason football

Super 25 in 25: St. Edward (Ohio) at No. 19 in preseason football

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Super 25 in 25: St. Edward (Ohio) at No. 19 in preseason football

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No. 19: ST. EDWARD

Tony Butler (Photo: 247 Sports)

Tony Butler (Photo: 247 Sports)

Location: Lakewood, Ohio

2014 record: 13-2

Final 2014 Super 25: 15

The Eagles won the Division I state title but have a new coach with Tom Lombardo replacing Rich Finotti, who became the director of football operations at Michigan. Lombardo returns to St. Edward after stints as a head coach at Lake Catholic (Mentor) and Highland (Granger Township). He had served as an assistant coach at the school from 2002 to 2006 under his father-in-law John Gibbons.

Top returnees include Indiana commit RB Cole Gest (1,854 yards, 25 TDs), CB Tony Butler, TE-DE Mike O’Malley and OL Mike Tomshack. QB James Keefe, who was a backup last season, will have the benefit of an experienced offensive line to learn behind.

The schedule is one of the toughest in the country, beginning with a game at Gilman (Baltimore) on Aug. 29 and including these toughs: Elder (Cincinnati); St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, N.J.); Cocoa, Fla.; Mainland (Daytona Beach) and Moeller (Cincinnati).

SCHEDULE:
8/29: at Gilman
9/5: Glenville
9/12: at St Joseph Regional Prep
9/19: Elder (Cincinnati)
9/26: Bergen Catholic
10/3: Cocoa
10/10: Mainland
10/17: Canada Prep
10/24: Archbishop Moeller
10/31: Saint Ignatius

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