Posted On: 03/13/21 11:00 AM

Southside Christian throttled most of its opponents last fall, won every game by double digits and won its Class A championship game by more points (40) than any of the other four title-game winners.

And while the Sabres were joined by four other eventual state champs who all won by considerable margins in their final games, coach Mike Sonneborn’s bunch is well-positioned to win it all again this fall.

The personnel he has at his disposal is why.


Quarterback Ja’Corey Martin Ja’Corey Martin 6'1" | QB Southside Christian | 2023 State SC put up one heck of an impressive sophomore campaign. It included 19 passing touchdowns - including four in the championship game alone - and just two interceptions.

Martin received near-perfect protection from a line that is now anchored by Tyler Sonneborn Tyler Sonneborn 6'2" | OL Southside Christian | 2022 State SC (pictured above). The Sabres lost a couple starters up front, but they’ve got some size in waiting and should adjust there quicker than maybe some larger-class programs would.


The Sabres will lose a pair of ultra-productive tacklers in Charlie Harof and Zac Zivitski Zac Zivitski 6'1" | DL Southside Christian | 2021 State SC to graduation. That likely means an increased roll for Class of 2023 linebacker Mikel Wright-Woodfield to make a leap next season.

It doesn’t hurt that in front

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