With Joey Marousek Behind Center, North Royalton Poised For Playoff Push: 2018 Football Preview and Camp Visit
Third-year starting junior quarterback Joey Marousek details how he became North Royalton’s starting quarterback as a freshman and where the Bears stand entering the 2018 football season. (Matt Goul, cleveland.com)
NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio — All four losses suffered last year by North Royalton came against playoff teams.
The Bears finished last season on a three-game win streak and have reason to believe they have closed the gap for playoff potential. They bring back a third-year starting quarterback in Joey Marousek and look to make their first playoff appearance since 2012. Also a baseball standout, Marousek threw for 1,578 yards and 15 touchdowns last fall.
The offense should make North Royalton a player in the wide-open Suburban League National Division. Get to know the Bears in the video above and their quarterback, who has been the starter since his freshman season. Learn more about North Royalton below.
North Royalton Bears
2017 record: 6-4
Coach: Nick Ciulli (14th season)
Conference: Suburban League National Division
Players to watch
Joey Marousek, QB, 6-2, 190, Jr.
Simon Antonio, RB/S, 6-2, 185, Jr.
Carson Mroczka, WR/CB, 5-9, 165, Sr.
Joe McVicar, WR/S, 6-1, 190, Sr.
Bradley Kmetz, WR/S, 6-1, 185, Sr.
Nick Wischmeier, OT/DT, 6-4, 250, Sr.
Jeremy Ziemak, G/DT, 6-1, 260, Sr.
Colin O’Farrell, G/C, 6-2, 285, Sr.
Brian Rossman, OLB/TE, 6-1, 215, Sr.
Josh Novak, LB, 5-9, 190, Sr.
Dawson Grimm, S/WR, 6-2, 200, Sr.
Cleveland.com’s preseason camp visits will run throughout August practices and two-a-days. Check back to see if your team is featured.
Divisional previews by region will begin Friday, Aug. 17, and the cleveland.com preseason Top 25 will be unveiled Aug. 20.
By Matt Goul, Cleveland.com
on August 10th, 2018