Port Clinton’s Meyers fills the big shoes with style on offense/defense

Dagan Meyers of Port Clinton celebrates scoring with Cam Gillum.

Port Clinton knows that if it wins its last three games, it is likely to win at least a share of the Sandusky Bay Conference’s Bay Division crown.

Quarterback Cam Gillum is a three-year starter and tackles Ethan Ranzenberger and Samari Smith are back from a team that advanced to state last season. Junior linebacker/running back Dagan Meyers gained valuable experience while graduate Garrett Cornell was injured, then proved invaluable alongside Cornell in the postseason.

However, after a 13-7 loss to Edison, Port Clinton finds itself at a disadvantage. Oak Harbor and the Chargers are undefeated in the Bay Division, although they are even this week.

“We know that as a mall school, we can be in the big shoes,” Meyers said. “We have the same high level now. We have played difficult matches and lost by one score. [last week]. We haven’t played Huron and Oak Harbor. You don’t think a team should be named the best in the SBC until we get to play them.”

Port Clinton's Dagan Meyers drenches in a touchdown.

Port Clinton lost to Bellevue and Perkins in crossover SBC matchups. Willard (4-3, 0-2) visits Port Clinton this week in the Bay Division.

“We have to go week to week,” Meyers said. “We can’t look past any team. Willard has been putting up a lot of points. We can’t look past any team. The secondary has to be disciplined. They’ve got a good quarterback and two good wide receivers.”

Owen Auxter broke his foot, a demoralizing loss on a backhand to Perkins. Sophomore Ryan Caris stepped in from the corner.

“He was a star squad player,” Meyers said. “He has shown that he can do a lot for this team.”

Dagan Meyers from Port Clinton bursts into the clearing.

Jacob Weldon and Cam Gillum are safeties, and Gabe Koskela is a corner. Meech Skoufos and Dylan Koester join Meyers at linebacker.

“We haven’t changed a thing, so we all have a good idea of ​​how to play defense,” Meyers said. “Freshmen have taken on important roles and we didn’t back down like people thought we would.”

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Adam Thorbahn and Smith are linemen, while Ranzenberger and Smith share a spot. Travis Yarnell is fourth.

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