Team photo from left:
Row 1: Turner Isaacson, Blake Alberts, Eddie Johnson, Eric Zelina, Kyle Nowicki, Hunter Johnson, Jake Hartbarger, Jacob Mattoni, Alec Dennis, Jake Reid
Row 2: Chase Gottschalk, Joe Urenovitch, Tyree Hummel, Sam Bruno, Jeff Frederick, Josh Schwerer, Jacob Eiche,r James Summers, Vince Schneider, Kyle Aryanyosi, Kyle Rable
Row 3: Brandon Mucci, Alex Raymond, Phillip Burke, Matt Tack, Josh Gordon, Evan Brown, Peyton Brown, Jamar Allan, Dapo Osinowo, Blake Betz, Cylus Hott, Jake Lindke, Scott Harder
Row 4: Mason Zimmerman, Alex Voge,l Brodrick Taylor, Austin Thakur, Lafe Pitzen, Zach Glay, Austin Pennel, Michael Jagodzinski, Steven Zirkel, Brandon Talb, Luke Hadley, Rogan Hanna
Row 5: David Hadley, Austin Buzko, TJ Halko, Donald Short, Mike Tack, Tyler Wyckhouse, Nate Lagger, Ryan Fisher, Marshall Bliss, Jacob Gase, Brandon Owens, Joe Chamberlain, Zach Myers
Row 6: Grant Urenovitch, Ryan Myers, Spencer Burtsher, Tyler Drake, Nick Dalagiannis, Ehi Omofoma
Not pictured: Jacob Yunker, Montez Vaughn
Row 7: Coaches Tom Bridges, Kyle Mclevany, Adam Wagner, David Conley, head coach Craig Smith, Ryan Donley, Eric Hugeley, Josh Lindke
ABOUT THE TEAM:
Coach: Craig Smith, 17th year
Last season: 5-5, 3-4 NLL
Returning letter winners: 15
Returning starters: Offense 6, defense 5
Top players: Seniors Sam Bruno, 6-1, 185, RB; Josh Schwerer, 5-11, 165 RB-DB; Jake Reid, 6-5, 200, QB; Eric Zelina, 6-2, 190, TE; Kyle Aryanosi, 5-9, 165, FB; Blake Alberts 5-10, 210, LB; Sam Lyell, 6-3, 225, OT; Jake Hartbarger, 6-4 P-K.
Outlook: The Generals won three of their first four games last season but lost three of their last four.
AW has an experienced backfield and receivers. The defensive backfield and kicking game should be strengths.
Hartbarger, an all-district and All-NLL first-team punter, has been chosen to play in the Under Armour All-American Game in January in Orlando. He is ranked among the top 10 punters by several national recruiting services.
Bruno rushed for 1,157 yards and 15 touchdowns and was All-NLL first team as both a sophomore and junior.
Reid connected on 44 of 87 passes for 654 yards and seven TDs. Zelina finished with 17 receptions for 267 yards. Alberts was All-NLL second team, while Aryanosi earned all-league honorable mention.
Smith is concerned about the development along both the offensive and defensive lines.
“Anthony Wayne must win the close games we lost last year, and be motivated to reach our goals,” Smith said.
ANTHONY WAYNE SCHEDULE
Aug. 30-at Findlay
Sep. 6-at Start
Sep. 13-Tiffin Columbian
Sep. 27-at Southview
Oct. 4-Bowling Green
Oct. 11-at Perrysburg
Nov. 1-at Springfield