COACHING STAFF: Brian Shaner (9th season, 41-39). Assistants: Dennis Parise, Nick Horvath, Gary Thornton, Bill Burton, John Protapapa, Jarrel Murry.
PLAYOFF HISTORY: 2 years, 1-2. Last appearance, 1997.
OUTLOOK: The reorganization of the Youngstown City Schools means a unique challenge for Coach Brian Shaner. Meshing the former Chaney players with the returnees from East will be as important as the Xs and Os. East doesn’t lack for experience in the backfield, with QB Robert Thompkins and RBs DD Fleetion, George Lafloor and Steven Shackelford. All of those players have at least two letters. Albert Byrd and Davon Edwards will be important members of the lines.
Aug. 12: At Alliance, 11 a.m. Aug. 19: At Campbell, 10 a.m.
QUOTE from the COACH
“The transition to this point has been great, but we are still behind most teams for the simple fact that everything is new. Getting the players on the same page for the offense and defense is a major obstacle.”