FROM LEFT: Row 1: Mounib Jomaa, Jared Gray, Morgan Seymour, Emilio Duran, Robert Rank, Devin Dominique, Damon Dominique, Logan Badenhop, Arik Wenzel, Israel Jean- Louis, Charlie Bee, Tyler Everhardt, Cody Gore Row 2: Jay Smith, Kyle Row, Josh Pennington, Anthony Ramirez, Bryce Castilleja, Jadea Robinson, Jacob Woodrum, Seth Huffman, Antonio Zapata, Patricc Booth, Blaze Okey, Brandon Gyori, Jason Duez, Tyler Smith Row 3: Jarred Lutz, Dalton Dudley, Dillion Twining, Keegan Mowrer, Nick Stencel, Logan Davies, Kevin Witt, Chris Hatfield, Brian Richmond, Izaac Bonilla, Logan Chancey, Alan Teet, Tyler Koester Row 4: Jacob Davis, Michael Chandler, Bryce Anderson, Tyler Mildenberger, Wes Rison, Joe Staudinger, Michael Lee, Curtis Hairabedian, Aaron Seymour, Andy Howard, Hunter McLaughlin, Ryan Fournier, Andrew Dickens, Sean Todd.
The Blade/Jeremy Wadsworth
Coach: Mike Donnelly, sixth year
Last season: 3-7, 2-5 TRAC
Returning letter winners: 20
Returning starters: Offense 8, defense 6
Top players: Seniors Damon Dominique, 5-10, 175, RB; Devin Dominique, 5-10, 180, RB; Jared Gray, 6-4, 220, DE; Morgan Seymour, 6-3, 215, DE; Cody Gore, 5-11, 185, LB; Emilio Duran, 5-10, 210, LB. Juniors Kyle Row, 6-1, 170, WR; Anthony Ramirez, 6-3, 180, WR.
Outlook: The Eagles look to improve on their 2011 finish behind a large group of returning starters, led by the twin running back duo of Damon and Devin Dominique, who combined for 992 rushing yards last year.
Gray and Seymour anchor the defensive line. Gore had 78 tackles and Duran 75 in 2011, and Row caught 23 passes. Clay is solid at the skill positions, but lacks depth on both lines, and at the linebacker spot.
"Our skill players are the strength of the team, however the offensive and defensive lines will determine our success," said Donnelly, who has a 24-26 record at his alma mater. "If things go right, we have the potential to finish above .500."
2012 CLAY SCHEDULE
Sep. 7-at Waite
Sep. 14-Central Catholic
Sep. 21-St. Francis at UT
Oct. 5-at St. John's
Oct. 19-at Fremont Ross
Oct. 26-at Lima Senior