NORTH JACKSON, Ohio (WKBN) – Jackson-Milton returns plenty of key pieces from last year’s 10-win team in seniors Aaren Romigh and Zeke Brock along with juniors Aiden Stanke and Cayden Mitchell and sophomore Ryen Romigh.

“Aaren will be a fourth-year letter winner,” says coach Stephen Procopio. “He’s our leader and has put so many hours in the gym to perfect his craft. He loves the game and has a chance to surpass 1,000 points this season. Ryen, a 6’3 point guard, has a very high ceiling for a sophomore. His basketball IQ is through the roof. He started every game he was available to as a freshman. Aiden had a very successful sophomore season where he really stood out. He has all the ability in the world and we expect him to utilize him in many ways due to his length, athleticism and ability to play multiple positions.”

The Blue Jays will welcome Billy Sloan, Nate Horner, Eddie Gursky, Alex Rotuna and Landon Workman to the fold this season.

Coach Procopio states, “We have high expectations for this team considering we return five players that saw plenty of action last season, including our top three scorers. We have turned up the intensity in practice and expect to go deeper into our bench than we ever have before. We want to compete for not only a conference championship, but also a district title. We have to commit [ourselves] to the defensive end of the floor, focus on not beating ourselves and eliminate mistakes.”

The Blue Jays will welcome Leetonia for their opener on November 26.

Jackson-Milton Blue Jays
Fast Facts
Head Coach: Stephen Procopio
2021-22 Record: 10-13 (6-8), T-4th place in MVAC Scarlet Tier
2021-22 Post-Season Finish: Lost to Badger, 67-53, in Sectional Semifinal
Last 5-Years: 37-81 (31.4%)

2021-22 Team Stats
Scoring Offense: 48.8
Scoring Defense: 57.5
Rebounding: 29.9
Free Throw Percentage: 53.6%
Three-Point Percentage: 28.9%

2021-22 Individual Leaders
Scoring: Aaren Romigh, 13.6
Rebounding: Aiden Stanke, 5.9
Assists: Ryen Romigh, 2.0
Steals: Logan Sokol, 4.7

2022-23 Schedule
Nov. 26 – Leetonia
Nov. 29 – at Mathews
Dec. 2 – Crestview
Dec. 6 – at Heartland Christian
Dec. 13 – Lowellville
Dec. 16 – Sebring
Dec. 20 – at McDonald
Dec. 23 – Badger
Dec. 28 – at Southington
Jan. 3 – at Waterloo
Jan. 6 – at Springfield
Jan. 10 – at Western Reserve
Jan. 13 – Mineral Ridge
Jan. 17 – United
Jan. 20 – at Lowellville
Jan. 24 – at Sebring
Jan. 27 – McDonald
Jan. 31 – Waterloo
Feb. 3 – Springfield
Feb. 7 – Western Reserve
Feb. 10 – at Mineral Ridge
Feb. 17 – Columbiana