FROM LEFT: Row 1: Devyn Allen, Matt Fields, Oshea Feemster, Pharoah Reid, Luke Fields, Steven Allen, Frank Rush Row 2: Kenny Jones, Ari Baer, Koresion Barron, Dre King, Angelo Faust, Mike Cornell, Le’Jai Darrington Row 3: Donivan Clark, Donovan Horton, Kolton Davis, Mac Jewell, Steve Johnson, Lamar Smith, Ja’Sean Howard, Bryan Johnson Row 4: Adam Latimer, Marcion Harris, Jayden McClain, Vince Hill, Alontae Feemster, Ty’Shawn Rodgers, Kourtland Young, Raynard Hurst Row 5: Jesse Orosco, Marlino Menchaca, Desmond Taylor, Semaj Simmons, Chaz Hicks, Phoenix Reid, Tim Booth, Dan Waters Row 6: Steven Wood, Sur Hollowell, Raphael Taylor, Chris Hicks, Torrian Brown, Nick Boone, Chris Washington Row 7: Natividad Castro, Justice Saterfield, Tre Davis, Brenden Walker, Khane Collins, Diak Mack, Austin Foster, Chris Suddeth Row 8: Head coach Craig Lubinski, assistant coaches Donald Malloy, Randy Bartz, Rob Peace, Dan Chipka
Coach: Craig Lubinski, third year
Last season: 4-6, 3-2 CL
Returning letter winners: 17
Returning starters: Offense 4, defense 3
Top players: Seniors Kenny Jones, 6-0, 165, WR-DB; Matt Fields, 6-3, 250, OL-DL; Luke Fields, 6-3, 245, OL-DL; Le'Jai Darrington, 6-0, 210, OL-DL. Juniors Steve Johnson, 6-0, 205, RB-DE; Ty'Shawn Rodgers, 6-0, 175, WR-LB; Mac Jewell, 6-1, 170, QB.
Outlook: The Rebels were a contender last season for the first CL title involving only Toledo Public Schools. However, they came up shy of their goal with a couple of late-season losses.
If anything, it has stirred up plenty of drive and motivation to come back stronger this season, even though several key players were lost to graduation.
The key concern is how quick the underclassmen come together to help contribute and provide all-around depth for a team that plays a wide-open offensive game.
"If everyone can play as a unit and fly around we could contend for another City title," Lubinski said. "The team will be a work in progress and getting better every week."
2012 BOWSHER SCHEDULE
Aug. 31-at Springfield
Sept. 7-at Bowling Green
Sept. 14-at Willard
Oct. 26-at Start