FROM LEFT: Row 1: Robert Beck, Michael Kirkpatrick, Zach Wheeler, Chris Overfield, Nick Leone, Ben Petersen, Collin Yurista, Addison Rospert, Cody Smith, Cory Colston, Trey Gluth, Chris Stokes, Drew Blackburn Row 2: Collin Salyers, Jessee Escobedo, Justin Holmes, Keegan Lowe, Chris Weaver, Cal Laurel, Andrew Cline, Jay Greider, Shane York, Zac Smith, Corey Beal, Dylan Stacy Row 3: John Morton, Stephan Daniels, Jordan Kleinhans, Cole Araguz, Zach Kokinda, David Saunders, Kalob Wylie, Tristen Mallory, Alex Bastian, Brock Moore, Jacob Reed, Noah Cros
Coach: Toby Hammond, ninth year
Last season: 5-5, 3-4 Sandusky Bay Conference
Returning letter winners: 15
Returning starters: Offense 7, defense 8
Top players: Seniors Addison Rospert 5-11 160, QB/DB; Cody Smith 5-10, 205, RB/NG; Robert Beck, 6-5, 250, OL; Chris Overfield 5-10, 220, OL/LB; Nick Leone 6-1, 225, OL; Ben Petersen 6-1, 280, OL; Cory Colston 6-0, 220, OL; Trey Gluth 6-3, 215, NG; Chris Stokes, 6-1, 180, DE; Junior Brock Moore, 5-11, 160. WR/DB
Outlook: The first goal for the Redskins? Move up the SBC standings and secure a winning season.
Hammond believes experience will be a significant factor this season, as 13 of his 38 players are seniors, and most of those seniors have started within the last two seasons. A large sophomore class of 15 players also helps the Redskins, as the program will field both a junior varsity and freshman schedule this season, allowing players to develop at the proper competitive level.
Conference coaches picked the Redskins to finish sixth. But the challenge for Port Clinton will be to remain free of injuries -- an aspect that's hurt them in the last few seasons.
"We've been 5-5 the last few years, so we'd like to get a winning season," Hammond said. "But that's always my goal, to have the best team we can possibly have."
2012 PORT CLINTON SCHEDULE
Sept. 1-at Delphos St. John's
Sept. 7-at Genoa
Sept. 14-at Edison
Sept. 21-at Oak Harbor
Oct. 5-at Sandusky St. Mary
Oct. 12-Sandusky Perkins
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