COACHING STAFF: Mark D’Eramo, head coach (1st year). Assistants: Joe Cleghorn, Mike Popio, Roger Patterson, Jeff Mchliney, Joe Ignazio, Pat Birch, Nick Savage.
PLAYOFF HISTORY: 7 years, 7-7. Last appearance, 2009.
OUTLOOK: Will he or won’t he? The status of Dayne Hammond remains in limbo, and even if the senior receiver isn’t OK’d by the OHSAA to attend Warren Harding, there’s some question as to whether he’ll be welcomed back by the Spartans. Boardman is forging forward, though, with Ryan Pollifrone at QB, and senior Dan Popio at LB. Devin Campbell and Allen Starkey are sharing the load at RB, but there’s several others ready to step in if needed.
Aug. 11: At Medina, 7 p.m. Aug. 19: Howland, 7 p.m.
QUOTE from the COACH
“We have a strong nucleus of returning players with experience. Staying healthy and weekly improvement will be the key. Our schedule is very demanding and we welcome the challenge.”