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HCAC releases football preseason poll

Thursday, August 08, 2013
by Dane Neumeister

The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Coaches' Preseason Football poll has been released and the Mount has been chosen to finish fourth this season. Franklin College, last year's HCAC champion, was chosen for the top spot, garnering seven, first-place votes, and recording 79 points.

They were followed in the poll by Hanover College (two, first-place votes, 67 points), Manchester University, 54 points; and the Lions, 45 points. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Bluffton University, Defiance College, Earlham College and Anderson University round out the poll.

The following Mount players were selected as "Players to Watch" for the 2013 season:

Tyler Elrod  Sr.  Defensive Back  Harrison, OH/H.S.

Adam Bigelow    Sr.   Linebacker     Cincinnati, OH/Anderson                      

Konnor Blevins   Jr.       Linebacker        Cincinnati, OH/Lakota West                 

Russell Turner II    Sr.  Defensive Line   Fairfield, OH/H.S.                                

John Peters        Jr.       Wide Receiver    West Chester, OH/Lakota West            

Nick Kaminsky   Sr.       Wide Receiver    Hamilton, OH/Fairfield                         

Brandon Keller   Jr.       Offensive Line    Flowery Branch, GA/H.S.       

Click here for the complete HCAC release.                                                        

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