PLAYOFF HISTORY: 3 years, 3-3. Last appearance, 2006.
OUTLOOK: It’s a new generation for the Red Dragons and first-year head coach Brian Shaner. After a successful run with the Youngstown City Schools, Shaner hopes to turn the Niles program around. A veteran offensive line will be able to help spearhead that goal, but only Tommy Duffy at RB is a returning offensive starter. The defense has six returning starters, including LB Brett Spencer and DB Stephan Yuhas.
COACHING STAFF: Brian Shaner, head coach (1st season; 44-47 overall). Assistants: Jim Bell, Chet Allen, Dennis Parise, George Gulgas, John Krok, Michael Calderone, Ryan Collins, Luke Stucke.