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bystutz.thebeacon@yahoo.com June 2018 S THE BEACON BEACON PORTS SCENE By By Jack Chris Zoller Nobbe beaconsports @live.com sports@goBEACONnews.com Don Stonefield Returns to EC Side- line in Interim Role Don Stonefield has been named the interim head coach of the East Central Trojan football program after former coach Justin Roden recently accepted a job as the new By of the Noblesville head coach Maxine Millers near Indianapolis. Klump Coach Stonefield has al- Community ready compiled an impressive Correspondent 76-21 record over eight sea- sons with the Trojans before becoming the school’s athletic xineklump.thebeacon@yahoo.com director in 2011. In a press release from the school, Mr. Stonefield is quot- ed as saying, “It is an honor and privilege to step back into the East Central football program and help lead a great group of talented young men and coaches. I look forward to helping advance the football program and representing this great community and school during this time of transition.” Justin Roden leaves East Central after five seasons and a record of 47-20 which included two state finals appearances and the 2017 IHSAA 4A state title. Coach Roden would like to express his thanks and appreciation for the coverage and support of the East Central football program during his tenure. Coach Stonefield also brings with him a great deal of postseason success from his tenure as head football coach from 2003-2010. Dur- ing his previous tenure, the Trojans won four sectional titles and lost in the semi-state game in overtime to India- napolis Roncalli in 2003, a game that helped to propel the rivalry that would grow be