FROM LEFT: Row 1: Calvin Palmer, Keith Palmer, Adam Prigge, Ryan Tietje, Gabe Jones, Joe Montana, Jake Carrizales, Miguel Mireles, Galen Powers, Anderson Okuley, Jon Norden Row 2: Nathan Andonian, Brad Breece, Reid Nye, Bandon Cole, Colt Pettit, Tobey Hernandez, Josh Petersen, Derek Hoops, Logan Ziegler, Zach Nye, Kollin Spence Row 3: Josh Brinkman, Jacob Ehlers, Cody Manners, Caleb Carrizales, Blake Rosebrook, Derek Kolpien, Tyler Shope, Drew Maas, Chase Shank, Neil Storch Row 4: Kyler Seemann, Alex VanDeBussche, Brad Pfister, Brennen Jackson, Rex Tietje, Brandon Bennett, Doug Tussing, Ben Kruse, Dillon Rader, Bryce Bostelman Row 5: Brooke Ohlrich, Jay Niese, Tom Zgela, Todd Petersen, Bob George, head coach Bill Inselmann, Greg Leonard, Ben Schwab, Justin Lederer, Ben George, Samantha Nickels Row 6: Coaches - Jay Niese, trainer, Tom Zgela, Todd Petersen, Bob George, head coach Bill Inselmann, Greg Leonard, Ben Schwab, Justin Lederer, Ben George
Last season: 10-3, 2-1 NWOAL
Returning letter winners: 18
Returning starters: Offense 6, defense 7
Top players: Seniors Jake Carrizales, 6-2, 222, OL-DE; Keith Palmer, 5-9, 180, C-LB; Gabe Jones, 6-0, 175, QB. Juniors Colt Pettit, 6-4, 245, OL-DL; Tobey Hernandez, 5-9, 175, RB-DB; Derek Hoops, 5-9, 158, WR-DB; Josh Petersen, 5-10, 170, TE-SS.
Outlook: The Patriots, runners-up last season, always look to contend for the league title. With 18 returning letter winners it looks like they will be in the mix again.
Patrick Henry has plenty of returners who contribute. Jones is an experienced playmaker who scored 13 touchdowns last season. Carrizales and Palmer, who were All-NWOAL first team choices, will be leaders. The Patriots have 35 players, including 11 seniors.
"We have the potential to be in the league race," said Inselmann, who is the longest tenured coach in the NWOAL with a 184-58 career record. "Staying injury free will be a big key."
2012 PATRICK HENRY SCHEDULE
Aug. 24-at Eastwood
Aug. 31-at Swanton
Sept. 14-Liberty Center
Sept. 21-at Evergreen
Oct. 5-at Bryan
Oct. 19-at Waynesfield-Goshen
Oct. 26-at Wauseon