Team photo from left:
Row 1: Logan Harnish, Dustin Searight, Jay Greider, Shane York, Andrew Cline, Jesse Escobedo, Corey Beal, Brandon Moore, Will Rollins, Noah Cross, Cameron Rodriguez
Row 2: Michael Wilkins, Johnny Morton, Preston Keck, Cole Mayle, Tristen Auxter, Colin Salyers, Eric Wheeler, Stone Scott, Zach Kokinda, Aidan Rospert.
Row 3 Brendan Zeitzeim, Jake Johnson, Nick Fontana, Jansen Arrington, Jack Warner, Cal Laurel, Emerson Lowe, Stefan Daniels, Cole Araguz, Nathan Stubblefield, Brandon Moore
Row 4: Hunter Hild, Corbin Trick Amos Honeycutt, Caleb Wiley, David Saunders, Darius Daniels III, Jake Kokinda, A.J. Carpenter, Blaise Hoffman, Trenton Williams
Row 5: Seth Taylor, Deegan Bedch, Joey Brenner, Chandler Minner, Corey Smith, Gabe Rangel, Skyler Cook, Bryce Jackson, Spencer Wadsworth, Tristen Mallory, Keegan Low
Row 6: Adrian Hall, Jacob McCoy, Devin Orosco, Christopher Stanford (manager)
Row 7: Bill Lowe, John Hazzard, Ken Carmon, Beau Carmon, Phil Fought, Marcus Rimboch
ABOUT THE TEAM:
Coach: Beau Carmon, first year
Last season: 1-9, 0-7 Sandusky Bay Conference
Returning letter winners: 5
Returning starters: Offense 2, defense 3
Top players: Senior Corey Beal, 6-0, 180, WR-CB. Juniors Tristan Mallory, 6-0, 220, RB-LB; Keegan Lowe, 5-10, 180, RB-LB; Jesse Escobedo, 5-8, 135, WR-S; Andrew Cline, 6-1, 215, OL-DL. Sophomores Nathan Stubblefield, 5-11, 165, WR-CB; Brandon Moore, 5-10, 165, QB-CB. Freshman Emerson Lowe, 5-9, 185, RB-LB.
Outlook: The Redskins return only five letter winners and will start six sophomores and four juniors on offense while fielding similar youth on defense.
But Port Clinton is eager to begin a new era under Carmon, who spent 2009-11 as head coach at Fostoria. Though the Redskins were picked to finish last in the SBC, their first-year coach believes the program is headed in the right direction.
"We need to start competing in every SBC game," Carmon said. "It doesn’t matter if it’s Clyde or Perkins. You look at those teams, and what do they have that we don't. I think toughness.
"So we're evaluating toughness. That’s physically and mentally, and we’re throwing a lot at them. We don't want to be the doormat of the SBC."
PORT CLINTON SCHEDULE
Aug. 30-at Woodmore
Sep. 20-Oak Harbor
Sep. 27-at Margaretta
Oct. 4-Sandusky St. Mary
Oct. 11-at Sandusky Perkins
Oct. 18-at Huron
Oct. 25-at Clyde