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FROM LEFT: Row 1: Joshua Lord, Codie Cullum, Michael Baker, Corbin Kirk, Ben Steedman, Ty Shy,Walter Phillips, Billy Lonsway. Row 2: Ian Martin, Micah Sanders, George McIlwain, James Bruce, Bryan Pack, Samuel Beach, Kyle Young, Joey Wurzelbacher, Kamal Smith, Devon Gant, Shaun Davis. Row 3: Connor Crayne, Kurt Metz, Kory Petiniot, Navada Parker, Blake Neptune, Ross Lonsway, Elijah Todd, Terrance Cole Jr., Jalen Harris, Rickey Griffin. Row 4: Tyson Proctor, Dutch McNamara, Jacob Ridley, Blake Rotterdamn, Alex Firsdon, Gunner Harper, Brandon France, Brandon Grohnke, Alex Engelhardt, Jesse Ochoa, Kelsey Brown Row 5: Warriclo Boaston, Melvin Wells, Aren Harris, Charles Smith, Robert Prior, Tevin Stuart, Alex Rosales, Kevin McLemore, Davion Burton. Row 6: AJ Harrison, Maricus Garmon, Jasean Fisher, Scottie Seymour, Davion Burton


Coach: Pat Gucciardo, first year

Last season: 2-8, 0-7 NLL

Returning letter winners: 8

Returning starters: Offense 4, defense 3

Schemes: Fun-n-Gun/Multiple 4-3

Top players: Seniors James Bruce 5-9, 240, G; Ben Steadman, 6-3, 210, TE/DE; Clay Fink, 6-0, 175, QB; Ty Shy, 6-2, 170, WR/DB; Michah Sanders, 5-10, 236, OT; Ryan Stickley, 6-1, 185 LB; Ian Martin, 5-8, 250, OG. Junior Elijah Todd, 5-9, 179, RB; Ross Lonsway, 5-10, 184, LB; Navada Parker, 5-9, 145, WR; Tyson Proctor, 6-0, 150, WR/DB.

Outlook: Gucciardo takes over at Springfield after stints at Whitmer and Start.

He said he inherits a team with good strength and speed. Among 61 players, 18 are seniors.

Fink carried 67 times for 375 yards last season (5.6 average), and completed 50 of 92 passes for 648 yards and four touchdowns.

But a lack of depth and experience could be trouble areas.

"The team has worked very hard in the offseason," Gucciardo said. "Teamwork and chemistry are major components to a successful season."



Aug. 24-at Central Catholic

Aug. 31-Bowsher

Sept. 7-Rossford

Sept. 14-Perrysburg

Sept. 21-Napoleon

Sept. 28-at Northview

Oct. 5-at Maumee

Oct. 12-Bowling Green

Oct. 19-at Southview

Oct. 26-at Anthony Wayne

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