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FROM LEFT: Row 1: Kyle Robbins, Mark Skala, Ryan Clay, Sean Mc- Cormick, Michael Welch, Kevin Destatte, Steven Nordhaus, Jacob Carlen Row 2: Matt Myers, Josh Maas, Zach Schmidt, Dakota Fargo, A.J. Santellana, Jacob Cowell, Ian Stolar, Dylan Losiewicz, Aaron Kolbe Row 3: Casey Orr, Christian Goldsmith, Noah Asmus, Josh Ladd, Josh Reitzel,Trey Demko, Charlie Moore, John Pupik Row 4: Nate Clark, Sean Clark, Nolan Duly, Christian Lau, Nathan Childress, Jonathan Stockard, Ryan Reed, Cody Igo, John Allen Row 5: Eric Davis, Hector Aguirre, Dallas Johnson, Steven Carey, Travis Szczublewski, Avery Swartz, Anthony Carusone, Andrew Myers, Zach Heath, coaches - Bob Abbey, Chris Jones, Darryl Igo, Jaime Clay, head coach Todd Drusback, Troy Adams, Eric Keller, Dave Roth

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Coach: Todd Drusback, third year

Last season: 1-9, 1-6 NBC

Returning letter winners: 21

Returning starters: Offense 5, defense 6

Schemes: Spread-no huddle/50 Multiple

Top players: Seniors Michael Welch, 6-0, 220, C/DT; Kyle Robbins, 6-2, 255, OT/DT; Ryan Clay, 6-0, 160, QB; Steven Nordhaus, 5-10, 190, WR/DE; Sean McCormick, 6-0, 175, WR/SS; Mark Skala, 5-11, 155, WR/DB; Kevin Destatte, 5-11, 150, WR/DB.

Outlook: The Bulldogs snapped a 35-game losing streak last season with a win over Woodmore, but that was the only win last season.

Drusback, who helped rejuvenate the program at Fremont St. Joseph in his last coaching stop, has posted a 1-19 record in two seasons at Rossford.

But Drusback has 44 players this season, including 10 seniors. He said the players now have game experience and improved work ethic.

"We have confidence and resiliency," he said.

Welch earned all-district first team honors as a two-way lineman, while Robbins was honorable mention in the league and district as an offensive and defensive tackle.

Clay threw for 1,722 yards (150 of 263) and 10 touchdowns.

The Bulldogs still must learn how to win, he said.

"We are excited to be competitive this season with a goal of having a winning season," Drusback said.

 

2012 ROSSFORD SCHEDULE

Aug. 24-at Bowling Green

Aug. 31-Maumee

Sept. 7-at Springfield

Sept. 14-Otsego

Sept. 21-at Woodmore

Sept. 28-Eastwood

Oct. 5-Lake

Oct. 12-at Elmwood

Oct. 19-at Genoa

Oct. 26-Fostoria

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