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Lake's Emans named Division IV co-coach of the year (12-3-13) PDF Print E-mail
Written by KEVIN GORDON Sentinel Assistant Sports Editor   
Tuesday, 03 December 2013 20:59
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Mark Emans
Lake’s football team still is enhancing its already impressive résumé.
The Flyers’ latest achievement saw them represented on the Division IV All-Ohio team announced Tuesday night.
Lake coach Mark Emans was named the co-coach of the year, and three of his players were named to the team.
Junior defensive back Jared Rettig was named to the second-team defense, and senior Nick Walsh and sophomore Adam Duncan received special mention.  DIVISION III-IV-V ALL-OHIO LISTS
The Flyers were 8-3 overall and 5-2 in the Northern Buckeye Conference during Emans’  first season after going 4-6, 3-4 in 2012.
Lake also advanced to the state playoffs where it lost to fourth-ranked Caledonia River Valley in the first round.
The Flyers’ other losses were to Genoa and Eastwood, the top two teams in the NBC. Eastwood and Genoa were state-ranked and advanced to the playoffs.
Lake was ranked 18th at one point during the season.
“The kids did an outstanding job, and we have great kids and great assistant coaches,” Emans said. “I can’t say enough good things about them, and the administration has been so supportive of the program. The award just represents the hard work that everyone has put in.”
Lake’s assistant coaches were Greg Wilker, Dave Rymers, Josh Andrews, Kevin Mermin and Jason Schober.
“They were an outstanding staff and I hope we can stay together for a lot of years,” Emans said. “They’re great coaches, but they’re also great people.”
Emans shared the award with Mark Iammarino of Chagrin Falls, Kris Ketron of Germantown Valley View, Doug Green of River Valley,  and Tony Lee of Wooster Triway.
The Flyers’ 8-2 regular season was their first since 2001, which also was the last time they made the playoffs.
Lake figures to be strong again next season as it only graduates three starters on both offense and defense.
“Most importantly for next season, we have to stay hungry and focused, and we can’t become satisfied,” Emans said. “It’s easy to remain motivated when you’re striving to attain something. But once you attain it, you have to stay focused and continue to improve. We have a lot of aspects of our game that we can be better at.”
In Division V, Eastwood senior lineman Michael Glaze was a second-team choice on defense.
The Eagles had two special-mention picks, senior Jacob Rahe and junior Grant Geiser.
The All-Ohio teams are selected by members of the media, but the Sentinel-Tribune doesn’t have a vote in the process.
The All-Ohio teams are posted at www.sent-trib.com.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 December 2013 10:36
 

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