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Despite personnel losses, Shawnee remains a dangerous football team

Bellefontaine hosts Braves on Friday in final home game of the season

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Bellefontaine will try to slow down a Springfield Shawnee team that is second in the CBC Kenton Trail division in scoring. The Braves are averaging 35 points per game.

This year’s Springfield Shawnee team does not look a lot like the one that advanced all the way to the Division III state championship game last year, but the Braves still have some weapons remaining in their arsenal.

Shawnee was hit hard by graduation. Many of last year’s stars are gone, including dynamic quarterback Brad Jarzab.

However, the rebuilt Braves have found some momentum. They won three games in a row until falling 24-13 to Tecumseh a week ago.

“They are still a good football team,” said Bellefontaine head coach Chris Schmidt, whose team hosts Shawnee at 7:30 p.m. Friday. “They have good skill players and they have some good size in places.

“They are not the same team from last year, but that was a special group. They have some kids that were part of that run last year.”

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