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Re: Athens Bulldogs 2017-2018

Post by Sniper_Fan » Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:19 pm

Coach Cozart has done a great job stepping in for a true legend - a man who was the face of Athens Basketball for years, a certain OHSAA Hall of Famer and someone they will probably name the gym after, and has continued on his proud legacy. Cozart is all about TEAM first and being unselfish, so he will be able to keep the kids focused on the prize. With so much young talent it helps to have a player like his son who has shown he can put the whole team on his back and carry them when they have growing pains. The Dogs will be fine.



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Re: Athens Bulldogs 2017-2018

Post by BulldogFan6152 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:47 pm

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Dickleman, Hines, Maxfield, Butcher - all football players - weather they were there or not, I don't know.

And I would assume the Dogs will struggle for a short time, Griff dominated the ball so much and scored (and shot) a ton. It's going to take awhile to adjust to life without him.
I believe Maxfield goes to Atlanta for the summer to see family right?

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Re: Athens Bulldogs 2017-2018

Post by BulldogFan6152 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:56 pm

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I'm excited about this Athens team. This upcoming season I expect a few players to step out of the shadows of former shining star Griffin Lutz. Who will emerge remains to be seen?? The talent will be there and the Teamwork-This will be an Unselfish team. Athens was fairly young last year. The 3 Sophomores now Juniors-Hynes, Maxfield and Chubb saw significant Court time and matured and became more comfortable as the Season went on. Dalton Cozart toward the end of the Season carried the team on his shoulders and into The Convo. Micah Saltzman and Treyce Albin became more Aggressive and will need to Continue as they go into their Senior Campaigns- both will need to be floor Generals and try to fill the shoes of Lutz. Robert Dickelman will be a Force athletically and then add to the Mix fellow football players Isiah Butcher and Justin Hynes and Logan Maxfield-this will be a physical and athletic team in the paint and there are some Guards that can really shoot in Cozart, Saltzman, Henry Gehrig, Austin Koska and Eli Chubb-All 3 can hit the 3 on a consistent basis. VC and Athens will match up well this year-Meigs will be another contender in the TVC-OHIO. Should be an exciting Season.
Maxfield had the hot hand on threes towards the end of the year and had some breakout games against Alexander, Wellston, Morgan and Sheridan after the Christmas holidays. It was like seeing a different player take over the court. Hines is always a force. I think the unknown will be Butcher. I think some of his attitude got him into trouble towards the end of the JV season and he's going to have to control that tempter a bit on varsity for the team to gain trust and gel with him. Your right though, they are a very unselfish team and would hate to see the great things that came out of the second half of the season lose traction with the talent they have. Chubb and Hynes will be big and I feel like there will be a very good distribution of points this season. The defense is strong and with just a few tweaks, I cant see many scoring more than 50 on them this year.

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Re: Athens Bulldogs 2017-2018

Post by BulldogFan6152 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:59 pm

Sniper_Fan wrote:
Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:19 pm
Coach Cozart has done a great job stepping in for a true legend - a man who was the face of Athens Basketball for years, a certain OHSAA Hall of Famer and someone they will probably name the gym after, and has continued on his proud legacy. Cozart is all about TEAM first and being unselfish, so he will be able to keep the kids focused on the prize. With so much young talent it helps to have a player like his son who has shown he can put the whole team on his back and carry them when they have growing pains. The Dogs will be fine.
I am excited about Cozart's optimism and Team first mentality. Good leader and all the kids adapted to him well. For as many issues as we started with, Coach Cozart was quick to address and true up some of those holes and exposures down the stretch when we really needed these guys to come together. I believe some of the younger guys started feeling a sense of ownership to add to the solution finally and help Griffin out.

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Re: Athens Bulldogs 2017-2018

Post by BulldogFan6152 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:11 pm

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Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:35 pm
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Will be an interesting year in SE Ohio and Athens.Athens looks revamped. Hynes and Dickelman are very dominant as inside forces Consensus says Hynes is the best in the area..Saltzman and Albin form a very quick first team back court. Saltzman is a solid 6'2" point that gets others involved , can score when he choses to and plays great defense.. Albin is lightening quick and can defend with aggression. Gets to the rim easily. He loves competition. Cozart has the green light to shoot and can knock down the open shot with consistency. Maxfield is a key. Off the bench Chubb and Butcher will produce and there is a solid supporting cast. Cozart is very comfortable as he enters year number two at the helm.
You act as if you have a good handle on this team. With that being said I am curious as to who you you think the starting 5 will be at Athens?? Returning starters based on last season would be Dickelman, Hynes,
Cozart and Saltzman...Who gets the Coveted 5 Spot??...Do you go with Senior Albin, Juniors Maxfield or Chubb??-Does Sophomore Butcher have a Shot???-Looking for Thoughts on This-All 3 Can play-What a Good problem to have for Coach Cozart....
I see Hynes and Butcher being interchangeable. The concern I have will be speed up and down the court and especially in transition. We have a few players who have some good speed and some who don't in Athens 10-12 lineup. It will be a mix and match scenario, but all interchangeable. Athens had some players really step up at the end shooting to strengthen the offense and others on the defensive end.

Ball handling will be our other issue, as I only see 2/3 that have good vision and true court smarts to handle the press or two man coverage after mid court. I expect coach Cozart to play his best defense to start the season and then start migrating to more the offensive scheme to alleviate the loss of Lutz.

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Re: Athens Bulldogs 2017-2018

Post by VisionQuest » Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:29 pm

Has anyone seen or can anyone share Athens schedule this upcoming season??...If it is out.

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Re: Athens Bulldogs 2017-2018

Post by pfloyd » Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:08 pm

VisionQuest wrote:
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:29 pm
Has anyone seen or can anyone share Athens schedule this upcoming season??...If it is out.
Dec. 5th ... vs Warren High School ... Home

... not a bad opening game or first week game for the Bulldogs on a Tuesday night ...
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Re: Athens Bulldogs 2017-2018

Post by VisionQuest » Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:27 am

pfloyd wrote:
Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:08 pm
VisionQuest wrote:
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:29 pm
Has anyone seen or can anyone share Athens schedule this upcoming season??...If it is out.
Dec. 5th ... vs Warren High School ... Home

... not a bad opening game or first week game for the Bulldogs on a Tuesday night ...
thanks Floyd. Rumor is Athens plays Gallia Academy 1st game of the Season. If true Athens is showing once again a great Strength of schedule

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Post by 93Bulldog » Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:23 am

Oh boy, ending the streak versus the Warriors to start the season!

Thats how you set the tone for the year.

Love it

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Post by Truth&fiction » Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:21 am

93Bulldog wrote:
Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:23 am
Oh boy, ending the streak versus the Warriors to start the season!

Thats how you set the tone for the year.

Love it
Now why would you want to say that ? You are giving the Warriors motivation and you know what happens then.

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Post by Truth&fiction » Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:23 am

Anyone have the Athens 2017-2018 schedule ?

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Post by 93Bulldog » Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:46 am

Truth&fiction wrote:
Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:21 am
93Bulldog wrote:
Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:23 am
Oh boy, ending the streak versus the Warriors to start the season!

Thats how you set the tone for the year.

Love it
Now why would you want to say that ? You are giving the Warriors motivation and you know what happens then.
Lol ive been talking smack toward the big bad blue for so long - they just tone me out anymore.

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Re: Athens Bulldogs 2017-2018

Post by VisionQuest » Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:32 am

Chieftian2009 has Logans "unofficial" schedule on The 2017/2018 Logan Chieftans thread. I see Athens at Logan on 12/16 and Logan at Athens on 1/6. If true this shows some great scheduling on both Schools part. From the bits and pieces I am gathering about Athens schedule which no-one can seem to produce-I have non-league opponents so far as Gallia Academy, Warren and Logan. Anyone have any other input or have a Schedule or hear of any other Non-Conference teams Athens will be playing???

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Post by GoBucks1047 » Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:36 pm

Here's what's been posted so far on OHSAA

http://arbiterlive.com/Teams/Schedule/5467782

Once on the site, change it from 2016-17 to 2017-18

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Post by VisionQuest » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:34 am

GoBucks1047 wrote:
Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:36 pm
Here's what's been posted so far on OHSAA

http://arbiterlive.com/Teams/Schedule/5467782

Once on the site, change it from 2016-17 to 2017-18
Thanks-it looks like half the schedule is posted-all of the home games except the Marietta game

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Re: Athens Bulldogs 2017-2018

Post by thebarlowbandit » Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:36 am

We need no motivation!!!! And it's a good time for Athens, as Coach Maddux will not have much film or look to prepare for Athens. Seeing how Athens does not scout, the playing field should be level for game prep.

Go Blue!

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Re: Athens Bulldogs 2017-2018

Post by Ground Buck » Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:55 am

thebarlowbandit wrote:
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:36 am
We need no motivation!!!! And it's a good time for Athens, as Coach Maddux will not have much film or look to prepare for Athens. Seeing how Athens does not scout, the playing field should be level for game prep.

Go Blue!
No surprise here. Have you ever heard of a youth league coach scouting or watching film? Me either. :mrgreen:

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Re: Athens Bulldogs 2017-2018

Post by dunkcity » Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:48 am

Coach Cozart and Coach Bobo have energized the Athens basketball program. They play at Ohio University this weekend. I hope to see them play.

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Re: Athens Bulldogs 2017-2018

Post by Truth&fiction » Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:43 am

Heard Gallia beat Athens pretty handily . Is that right?

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Post by tvc_fan » Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:45 pm

They will be 3rd in TVC-Ohio!!!

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Post by danicalifornia » Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:57 pm

Truth&fiction wrote:
Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:43 am
Heard Gallia beat Athens pretty handily . Is that right?
Possibly, but a couple things. It is the summer and Gallia will likely be a Top 6 team in the Southeastern Sectional, so they'll be pretty good.

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Post by 93Bulldog » Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:31 am

Are you sure gallia will be at SE?

They use to always be at Logan for years. Would not be surprised if they are back again after realignment. But who knows.

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Post by danicalifornia » Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:51 am

93Bulldog wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:31 am
Are you sure gallia will be at SE?

They use to always be at Logan for years. Would not be surprised if they are back again after realignment. But who knows.
You're probably right. I had forgotten that they were there every year before 2014. Will be interesting to see what the SEODAB does with the Blue Devils. They will be a tough matchup due to their size.

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Re: Athens Bulldogs 2017-2018

Post by VisionQuest » Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:24 am

tvc_fan wrote:
Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:45 pm
They will be 3rd in TVC-Ohio!!!
So does that make them the Under"DOGS" In thE TVC-OHIO??-LOL. Who do you have?? Meigs at 1st to win outright then VC 2nd and Athens 3rd??

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Re: Athens Bulldogs 2017-2018

Post by tvc_fan » Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:14 am

VisionQuest wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:24 am
tvc_fan wrote:
Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:45 pm
They will be 3rd in TVC-Ohio!!!
So does that make them the Under"DOGS" In thE TVC-OHIO??-LOL. Who do you have?? Meigs at 1st to win outright then VC 2nd and Athens 3rd??
1st and 2nd will be between VC and Meigs. All 3 teams are very Similar...A few stand out Seniors on each team Yates(VC), Cozart(Athens), Mattox(Meigs)

VC of course has more recognizable names because of their tourney runs, but they also lost some quality players, So now Yates will see the #1 Defenders, Something he has never seen, he usually see's a teams #3 Defender.

Athens and Meigs have a bunch of players not many recognize other then us homers. we can list all the players we have and say we go 10 deep, but of course we are gonna say that, we are homers, we know the boys. But most the players are unproven, especially when you lose a player like Lutz.

My personal opinion and yes it may be homer based, but I think Meigs has more Ball Handlers then Athens...You have Mattox, Bartrum and Baer. Athens has Cozart, What happened in the Meigs game at Athens last year when Cozart was taken out of the game and they still had Lutz?

So I am basing it on What happens when you take the best player out of the game for each team? Yates, Cozart and Mattox. I think VC and Meigs has the players that can step up better then Athens.

Who can step up and take control of the team with Lutz gone and if Cozart is taken out of the game? I don't even thing people from Athens knows.

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