Team photo from left:
Row 1: Spencer Linke, Malachi Brown, Erich Gruelich, Jake Matwiejczyk, John Morris, Evan Ulinski, Tony Rozzi, Brad Bringman, Dan Sprinski, Jon Orman, Henry Flores
Row 2: Ian Weishuhn, John Williams, Jeremy Cuevas, Logan Fonseca, Josh Cowell, Andy Hernandez, Ross Wolford, Thomas Schnitker, Joe Flores, Dennis Ratz
Row 3: Dillon Williams, Tyler Mulligan, Zach Sandwisch, Connor Bringman, Tristin Roth, Clark Jividen, Dustin Haar, Chase Kutchenriter
Row 4: Jarod Gears, Ross Weirch, Colin Sandrock, Todd Williams, Dustyn Sprinski, Parker Lowe, Evan Sandwisch, Joseph O'Connor
Row 5: Mason Beachler, Brandon Cowell, Skyler Brown, DJ Wellons, Derek Wank, Joey Morris, Ben Wilt, JT Atkin, Connor Haas
ABOUT THE TEAM:
Coach: Britton Devier, fourth year
Last season: 4-6, 2-5 NBC
Returning letter winners: 10
Returning starters: Offense 7, defense 7
Schemes: Spread/Multiple 3-4
Top players: Seniors Jake Matweijczyk SR 5-11, 200 QB; Evan Ulinski 5-5, 141, WR/DB; Dan Sprinksi, 6-1, 165, DB. Sophomore Zach Sandwisch, 6-2, 205, MLB.
Outlook: The senior class has considerable playing experience.
“We return the core of the offense and many starters on defense,” Devier said.
Matweijczyk earned all-district honorable mention after throwing for 2,107 yards and rushing for 910.
Ulinski made 43 catches for 534 yards (12.4 per catch) and nine TDs to earn All-NBC second team.
Sandwisch made 52 tackles as a freshman. Sprinksi was All-NBC honorable mention as a defensive back.
But Devier must replace key loses on the offensive and defensive lines.
“We are returning a lot of kids with experience but will have to replace several key positions ,” Devier said. “We expect our sophomores and juniors to step up. This team is a tight bunch who will play together through anything. We will need to have a strong nonleague showing to get us set up for play in the always tough NBC.”
Devier has 48 players, including 11 seniors, who will try to win the school's first championship since the Wildcats won three straight Suburban Lakes League titles form 1995-97.
“Our 2013 squad is looking to change the reputation of Woodmore football,” Devier said.
Aug. 30-Port Clinton
Sep. 6-Cardinal Stritch at Clay
Sep. 13-at Tiffin Calvert
Sep. 20-at Eastwood
Oct. 11-at Rossford
Nov. 1-at Genoa