Row 1: Zach Nye, Kollin Spence, Logan Ziegler, Derek Hoops, Colt Pettit, Tobey Hernandez, Nathan Andonian, Brandon Cole, Cory Reese, Joel Sonnenberg, Reid Nye
Row 2: Blake Rosebrook, Kyler Seemann, Caleb Carrizales, Chase Shank, Tyler Shope, Drew Maas, Harvey Shanks, Bryce Bostelman, Neil Storch, Jacob Ehlers, Cody Manners
Row 3: Derek Kolpien, Kent Petersen, Trey Zimmer, Brennen Jackson, Doug Tussing, Logan Wyss, Brad Pfister, Brandon Bennett, Anthony Ickes, Sydney Brewer
Row 4: Student trainer Senna Lanzer, Steven Diem, Mitchell Bonner, Donnie Johnson, Kal Harris, Jake Miller, Student trainer Madeline Giesige
Row 5: Jay Niese (head trainer), coaches Tom Zgela, Todd Petersen, Bob George, head coach Bill Inselmann, Greg Leonard, Ben Schwab, Justin Lederer, Ben George
ABOUT THE TEAM
Coach: Bill Inselmann, 23rd year
Last season: 10-3, 6-2 NWOAL
Returning letter winners: 12
Returning starters: Offense 6, defense 7
Schemes: West Coast pro-set/5-2
Top players: Seniors Tobey Hernandez, 5-9, 175, RB; Zach Nye, 6-0, 165, WR; Derrick Hoops, 5-9, 155, WR-DB; Colt Pettit, 6-4, 260; OL-DL; Josh Petersen, 5-11, 182, TE-DB. Junior Caleb Carrizales, 6-2, 240, OL-DE.
Outlook: The Patriots are among the league's most talented teams and a legitimate contender for the league title.
"We have the potential to be a very good team," Inselmann said. "However, we must develop some young talent to fill in certain spots and give us depth."
Pettit, who has committed to play at Virginia Tech, leads the line blocking for Hernandez, who rushed for 1,285 yards and scored 21 TDs last season.
Nye, Hoops and Petersen are among the 12 returning letter winners, but with just 31 players for depth, PH needs to avoid injuries.
PATRICK HENRY SCHEDULE
Sep. 13-at Montpelier
Sep. 20-at Liberty Center
Oct. 4-at Delta
Oct. 18-at Archbold