Top 22: Marion Local's Jacy Goettemoeller
MARIA STEIN - No countdown of the top 22 players in the area is complete without a trip to Maria Stein.The Marion Local Flyers have won three straight state championships and this year they'll be looking for number four.At the center of the returners is senior running back Jacy Goettemoeller. He started as a freshman and made an impact right away in the state title game.With the departure of key players from a year ago including quarterback Adam Bertke, who's now at Pittsburgh, the Flyers still boast a wealth of talent.But no one will be more important than Goettemoeller, who tore his ACL in the state championship game his sophomore year and battled an ankle injury last season.But the senior seems to be as good as ever now."It's been a struggle throughout last season with that ankle injury and then dealing with my knee and everything," Goettemoeller said."Towards the end of the season it started getting better. And this year, you know, I'm healthy. Feeling good, feeling like I did my sophomore year, so it should be a good season this year."