COACHING STAFF: Phil Annarella, head coach (31st season, 185-120-3). Assistants: Paul Cassano, Wally Hurdley, Doug Barnhart, Jon Elliot, Nico Mancuso, Alan Mikovich, Ed Rankin, Jeff Gessler, T.J. Koniowsky, Andrew Scarmack, Jim Sullivan.
PLAYOFF HISTORY: 5 years, 6-5. Last appearance, 2010
OUTLOOK: Led by Division I recruits and backfield mates, Demitrious and Chris Davis, and Will Mahone, the Falcons will put up points from their spread offense. Nick Williams will be counted on to provide help from the receiver position. Mahone will be one of only four returning starters on defense, so he’ll have to be the leader on that side of the ball.
Aug. 12: At Mentor, 7 p.m.
Aug. 19: Akron Buchtel, 7:15 p.m.
QUOTE from the COACH
“We have some key players back off of last year’s team, but we have several key holes to fill. It will be the development of our supporting cast that will determine how successful this team will be. Also, the success of last year’s team was due to great team chemistry. Hopefully, our senior class will show the same kind of leadership and help to develop that type of ‘team’ concept.”
Phil Annarella, coach