Coach: Bud McSuley
No one person can replace RB Kyle Stadelmyer, who finished his career with 4,200 yards rushing and 73 TDs before heading to YSU, but the Indians return a lot of talent from last year's 9-1 team. Girard has good team speed, led by junior Landon Smith, who had a breakout year at wideout last season. The Indians also return two quarterbacks: senior Adam Charles (who missed last season with a knee injury) and shifty sophomore Dan Graziano, who played like a veteran after being thrust in the starting lineup. The offensive line should be strong, as long as the Indians stay healthy. There is experience everywhere on defense, particularly on the line and at linebacker. On paper, the Indians look like the favorites in the Blue Division.