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Central Catholic football resumes: New team, new talent

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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

High school football has finally returned. Two-a-day practices are beginning for everyone in Ohio.

At Central Catholic, the defending Division II champions are in uncharted territory as they move to Division III.

They lost quite a few players from last year: 34 seniors and a total of 11 starters. But the Irish still have Notre Dame-commit DeShone Kizer, and a winning attitude.

"Everybody talks about how tough it is repeating, but this isn't the same team," said Head Coach Greg Dempsey. "It's a different team, with different kids, different leaders. We lost some great kids last year, [but] we have some great kids coming up and some great players returning."

Quarterback Kizer says this year is a chance to prove themselves all over again.

"We're gonna go make another name for ourselves," he said. "I know last year had a great season, ended up with a ring. I'm happy for that, but now we're coming out. We're a new team with new goals."

The Central Catholic Irish open the season Saturday, August 31 against De La Salle of Warren, Michigan.

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