2013 Cardinal Stritch Cardinals
Row 1: Austin Wlodarz, Chris Blazevich, Nathan Martin, Michael Outland, Stephen Materni, Cesar Baara, Eddie Uher
Row 2: Jake Halcomb, Seth Kebker, Ricky Pratt, James Dobson, Joe Sinay, Grant Curavo, Tanner Langlois, Connor Ryan
Row 3: Sean Donovan, Abel Castillo, Ricky Lopez, Bobby Romstadt, Andrew Cousino, D.J. White, Josh Kramer, Rick Hrebic, Jared Sutphin
Row 4: Tyler Wolff, Drew Beier, Thomas Hardy, Bryce Ritzler, Matthew Luettke, Zach Naugle, Justice Butler, Lorenzo Garcia
Row 5: CeCe Gozdowski (manager), coaches Nick Fuller, Todd Baden, head coach Brian Wical, Gary Allen, Tom Katafiasz
ABOUT THE TEAM
Coach: Brian Wical, first year
Last season: 1-9, 0-7 TAAC
Returning letter winners: 18
Returning starters: Offense 7, defense 7
Schemes: Hybrid wing-T/3-5-3
Top players: Seniors Stephen Materni, 5-10, 200, OL-DL; Michael Outland, 5-11, 225, OL-DL. Juniors Joe Sinay, 6-2, 210, QB-LB; Chris Blazevich, 6-0, 160, QB-DB; Austin Wlodarz, 5-8, 160, FB-LB; Ricky Pratt, 5-10, 185, FB-LB. Sophomore Grant Curavo, 5-10, 165, WB-LB.
Outlook: Wical begins his first season with 33 players, but only four seniors. He expects the Cardinals to be effective running the ball, and to create a decent pass rush defensively. His top concern is pass coverage from the secondary.
Stritch’s top graduation loss was back Zach Denomy, who rushed for 836 yards and 11 TDs in 2012.
“Our football team has put in a lot of effort and work in the offseason,” Wical said. “We have a lot of potential to have a great season in the TAAC. Our goal is to compete in every game and hopefully be in a position to make the playoffs at the end of the year.”
CARDINAL STRITCH SCHEDULE
Aug. 30-Woodward at Clay
Sep. 6-Woodmore at Clay
Sep. 13-at Lakota
Sep. 20-at Danbury
Sep. 27-Toledo Christian at Clay
Oct. 4-at Gibsonburg
Oct. 11-Ottawa Hills at Clay
Oct. 18-at Edon
Oct. 25-Hilltop at Clay
Nov. 1-at Northwood
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