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10.11.13 - VIDEO: Band Of The Week - Buckeye Local Panthers

Updated: Saturday, October 12 2013, 09:11 AM EDT

10.11.13 - VIDEO: Band Of The Week - Buckeye Local Panthers

10.11.13 - VIDEO: Band Of The Week - Buckeye Local Panthers

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Head Coach: Phil Pest

College Attended: Bethany and West Virginia University
History of Coaching: Wheeling Park 1982-1983, Buckeye Southwest 1988-1989, Buckeye 1990-1995, Wheeling Central 1998-2005, Buckeye Local 2006-Present
Overall Coaching Record: 5-15
Coach's Hobby: Golfing
Family Information: Wife-Jan, Children-Megan, Trevor and Shannen
What person was your inspiration to coach? Tom Hogan

A positive comment about another OV football coach/program: "Enjoyed many great years as assistant coach at Wheeling Central, coaching for Jim Thomas and Mike Young. Coached many years with Ron Pobolish, where I learned most of my coaching."

Stadium Information

Stadium Name: WWII Memorial Stadium
Type of Turf: Grass
School/Team Information
High School: Buckeye Local
School Address: 10692 State Highway 150, Rayland OH 43943
School Phone: 740-854-2196
Contact for Tickets: Sam Jones
Athletic Director: Sam Jones (740-859-2196)
Greatest Moment in Team History: State Finals, 1994
School's Biggest Rivalry: Martins Ferry

Mascot: Panther
Team Colors: Navy/Silver
Last Year Team In Playoffs: 2009
Last conference title: 2009 OVAC
Last Year's Football Record:1-9

Type Of Offense: Multiple
Type Of Defense: 4-3

Best Known Alumni:
Billy West
Bobby Spence
Chet Poblolish
Joe Caminsky
Josten Dear

Player Information
How Many Returning Offensive Players: 7
Key Returning Players:
Shawn Tustin, Damion Beall, Eric Banal, Dylan Dokes, Tyler Miller, Austin Mosser, Ryan Morrow, Jared Moore, Nathan Bloom, Dylan Dokes, Brandon Panepucci
How Many Returning Defensive Players: 8
How Many Returning Lettermen: 16
Key Players That Graduated:
Chase Hopkins, Steven Sable, Devan Pyciak

Assistant coaches
Nathan Skrzypek - Offensive Coordinator
Caleb Myers - Offensive-Defensive Tackles
Anthony Barsch - Offensive Line-Linebackers
Chris Heaton - Running Backs
Mike Wilt - Linebackers-Defensive Ends-Fullbacks
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