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METRO ATHLETIC CONFERENCE AT A GLANCE



Published: Thu, August 22, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



CANFIELD (DIV. II)

Head coach: Mike Pavlansky.

Assistants: Mike Lodyn, Gary Hoelzel, Jack Kenney, Mike Strohecker.

2001 record: 6-4 (3-2 MAC).

Offensive/defensive formations: I and 50.

Key losses: Tom Banna, Gavin DiRusso.

Returning offensive backs: Leo Sorice, QB, Sr.; Tim Dewberry, TB, Sr.; Tom Rogers, TB, Sr.; Mike Turjanica, FB, Sr.

Incoming offensive backs: Bill DeCola, FB.

Returning offensive ends: Steve Kline, SE, Sr.; Jake Wargacki, TE, Sr.; Chaz Carrera, TE,Sr.; Joe Mosca, TE, Sr.; Chris Pankewicz, TB, Jr.

Incoming offensive ends: Brian Pfau, SE; John Virotsko, SE; Jordan Ferns, SE; Chase Axelson, WR, Sr.; Adam Squicquero, TE, Sr.; Jeff Quinn, WR, Jr.

Returning offensive linemen: Dan Coleman, T, Jr.; Jarek Esarco, G, Jr.; J.J. Rousher, C, Sr.; Dave Byce, G, Sr.

Incoming offensive linemen: Josh Vodhanel, G; Brian Hewko, T, Jr.; T.J. Sosnowski, T, Sr.

Returning defensive linemen: David Byce, DT, Sr.; Kyle Henchar, N, Sr.; Dave Olsavsky, DT, Sr.; Ralph Spotleson, N, Sr.

Incoming defensive linemen: Brian Hewko, T, Jr.; T.J. Sosnowski, T, Sr.

Returning linebackers: Chaz Carrera, OLB, Sr.; MIke Turjanica, ILB, Sr.

Incoming linebackers: Adam Squicquero, TE, Sr.

Returning defensive backs: Tim Dewberry, SS, Sr.; Tom Rogers, CB, Sr.

Incoming defensive backs: Chris Pankewicz, CB, Jr.; Jeff Quinn, CB, Jr.

Punter: Justin Kucek, Jr.

Schedule:

Aug. 22 - Rayen7:30

Aug. 30 -- at West Branch7:30

Sept. 6 -- Canton Timken7:30

Sept. 13 -- Wilson7:30

Sept. 20 -- Howland7:30

Sept. 27 -- at Niles7:30

Oct. 4 -- Struthers7:30

Oct. 11 -- at Salem7:30

Oct. 18 -- Poland7:30

Oct. 25 -- Marlington7:30

HOWLAND (DIV. II)

Head coach: Richard Angle.

Assistants: Dom Menendez, Eric Ungaro, Andrew Rauzan, Jim Humphries, Bryan Rauzan, Jeremy Cameron, Tony DelBoccio, Jeff D'Altorio, Tom Eischman.

2001 record: 7-4 (2-3 in MAC, qualified for playoffs).

Returning starters: 12 .

Key losses: Mike Post, Greg Parish,

Returning offensive backs: Maurice Smith, FB, 6-2, 225, Sr.; Matt Zakrajesk, RB, 6-0, 190, Sr.; James Justice, TB, 5-9, 165, Sr.; Mark Faller, RB, 6-0, 185, Sr.; Travis Acevedo, RB, 6-0, 230, Sr.

Incoming offensive backs: Chris Settlemire, QB, 6-2, 175, Sr.; Mike Zambelli, QB, 6-0, 185, Jr.; Brad Lockney, QB, 6-1, 160, Soph.; Rob Wyand, RB, 5-10, 185, Jr.; Willie Davis, TB, 5-9, 165, Sr.; Anthony Jefferson, TB, 5-9, 165, Sr.; Tony Davis, TB, 6-1, 170, Jr.; Brett Davis, RB, 5-11, 185, Jr.; Nick Lyons, RB, 5-9, 170, Soph.

Returning offensive ends: Steve Boyle, WR, 5-10, 175, Sr.; Chris DiGiovanni, TE, 6-2, 220, Sr.; Eric Rhodes, TE, 6-3, 220, Sr.

Incoming offensive ends: Brandon Alexander, WR, 6-1, 180, Jr.; Ryan Rappach, WR, 5-8. 170, Sr.; Rick Kelsh, TE, 6-1, 215, Sr.; Chris Kenney, TE, 6-3, 225, Jr.; T.J. Tomko, 6-0, 185, Jr.

Returning offensive linemen: Ryne Nutt, OT, 6-4, 280, Sr.; Lance Salters, OG, 6-2, 250, Sr.; Andy Bassilon, C, 6-3, 280, Sr.; Tony Corso, C, 6-2, 220, Sr.

Incoming offensive linemen: Andy Bassilon, OT, 6-3, 280, Sr.; Dustin Rose, OT, 6-4, 315, Soph.; Brad Samsa, OG, 6-3, 250, Jr.; Ryan Machusak, OG, 6-0, 230, Jr.; Jeff Cook, OG, 5-10, 220, Jr.; Ryan Mowery, OG, 6-1, 240, Jr.; Joe Bell, C, 6-0, 250, Jr.; Preston Reynolds, C, 5-10, 200, Jr.; Rob Holbrook, C, 6-0, 260, Soph.

Returning defensive linemen: Lanny Crawford, DT, 5-11, 230, Sr.; Nutt, DT, 6-4, 280, Sr.

Incoming defensive linemen: Samsa, DT, 6-3, 250, Jr.; Jeff Cook, DT, 5-11, 215, Jr.; Ryan Mowery, DT, 6-1, 240, Jr.; Rob Holbrook, DT, 6-0, 260, Soph.; Brian Ellington, DT, 6-0, 240, Jr.; Preston Reynolds, DT, 5-10, 220, Jr.

Returning defensive ends: Don Spence, DE, 6-1, 220, Sr.; Smith, DE, 6-2, 225, Sr.

Incoming defensive ends: Mark Faller, DE, 6-0, 200, Sr.; DiGiovanni, DE, 6-2, 220, Sr.

Returning linebackers: Eric Rhodes, ILB, 6-3, 220, Sr.; Zakrajesk, ILB, 6-0, 200, Sr.

Incoming linebackers: Mike Zambelli, ILB, 6-0, 185, Jr.; Ryan Machusak, ILB, 6-0, 230, Jr.; Chris Machusak, ILB, 5-10, 200, Soph.; Josh Rodgers, ILB, 6-0, 200, Sr.

Returning defensive backs: Steve Boyle, DB, 5-10, 170, Sr.; Justice, DB, 5-9, 170, Sr.; Tony Davis, DB, 6-1, 170, Jr.

Incoming defensive backs: Brandon Alexander, DB, 6-1, 180, Jr.; Davis, DB, 6-0, 165, Sr.; Anthony Jefferson, DB, 5-9, 165, Sr.; Emmanuel Hayes, DB, 6-1, 165, Jr.; Alex Wall, DB, 5-10, 150, Soph.; Brett Cyhan, DB, 5-8, 145, Soph.

Returning kickers: Jon Airhart, K, 6-2, 185, Sr.

Incoming kickers: Cody Chappell, K, 6-1. 175, Jr.

Schedule:

Aug. 23 -- at Campbell7:30

Aug. 30 -- Girard7:30

Sept. 6 -- at Lakeview7:30

Sept. 13 -- Brooke, W.Va.7:30

Sept. 20 -- at Canfield7:30

Sept. 27 -- Salem7:30

Oct. 4 -- Niles7:30

Oct. 11 -- at Poland7:30

Oct. 19 -- Struthers7:30

Oct. 26 -- at Warren JFK7:30

NILES (DIV. II)

Head coach: Bill Bohren (36th year overall, 240-120-6); seventh season at Niles.

Assistants: Larry Kempe, Pat Merrick, Brian Fedyski, Terry Howell, Bill Ifft, Tom Mikesell.

2001 record: 4-6 overall, 3-2 in MAC.

Offensive/defensive formations: Wing T/50 angle.

Key losses: Jeff Thomas, Lou Viglio, Steve Mientkiewicz, Tony Caicco, Craig Barrett, Dwayne Gadd, Matt Barityell, Ryan Altobelli, Bill Sullivan, Ben Riggs.

Returning offensive backs: Matt White, FB, 6-0, 235, Sr.; Ryan Barrett, TB, 5-10, 175, Jr.; Jason Liebert, WB, 5-10, 175, Sr.; Joe Skocik, QB, 5-9, 160, Jr.Incoming offensive backs: Jose Gardner, TB, 5-8, 175, Jr.; Vince Gatta, WB, 5-10, 160, Sr.; Kyle Leonatrd, QB, 5-9, 148, Jr.; Joe Gillespie, QB, 5-10, 150, Soph.

Returning offensive ends: Tom Karabin, TE, 6-2, 220, Sr.; Chris Parise, SE, 5-11, 160, Sr.

Incoming offensive ends: Steve Mawby, TE, 6-2, 220, Sr.; Chris Ciminero, TE, 6-0, 210, Sr.; Eric Kelley, SE, 5-10, 150, Jr.

Returning offensive linemen: Dan Hurton, C, 5-9, 210, Sr.; Mike Dunn, G, 5-9, 185, Sr.; Don Fridley, G, 5-11, 215, Sr.; Rob Williams, G, 5-11, 215, Sr.; Joihn Dickson, T, 5-11, 250, Sr.

Incoming offensive linemen: Joe Infante, G, 5-9, 265, Sr.; Josh Miller, G, 6-3, 245, Soph.; Dan Harclerode, T, 6-3, 285, Jr.

Returning defensive linemen: Mike Dunnm T, 5-9, 185, Sr.; John Dickson, T, 5-11, 250, Sr.; Mark Symcheck, T, 6-1, 230, Jr.; Brian Matzye, N, 5-7, 190, Sr.Incoming defensive linemen: Jon Blank, N, 6-2, 255, Sr.; Josh Miller, T, 6-2, 245, Soph.

Returning linebackers: Tom Karabin, LB, 6-2, 220, Sr.; Jim Reppy, LB, 6-2, 225, Sr.

Incoming linebackers: Matt McGuire, LB, 5-10, 180, Jr.; Bob Biddlestone, LB, 6-2, 180, Soph.

Returning defensive backs: Vince Gatta, CB, 5-10, 160, Sr.

Incoming defensive backs: Jason Leibert, FS, 5-10, 175, Sr.; Ryan Barrett, SS, 5-10, 175, Jr.; Joe Skocik, CB, 5-9, 160, Jr.; Bob Smith, CB, 5-8, 160, Jr.

Schedule:

Aug. 23 -- at Girard7:30

Aug. 30 -- Lakeview7:30

Sept. 6 -- Campbell7:30

Sept. 13 -- Steubenville7:30

Sept. 20 -- at Poland7:30

Sept. 27 -- Canfield7:30

Oct. 4 -- at Howland7:30

Oct. 10 -- at Struthers7:30

Oct. 18 -- Salem7:30

Oct. 25 -- Chaney7:30

POLAND (DIV. III)

Head coach: Paul Hulea, sixth year (51-18).

Assistants: Mark Covell, Chris Flauto, Rob Santo, Rick DiNunzio, Mike Jones.

2001 record: 11-2 (5-0 MAC, 2-1 playoffs).

Offensive/defensive formations: Wing-T offense and 4-4 defense.

Key losses: Gaby Dibo, Lou DaVanzo, Jason Marchese, Brendan Moran, Josh Bero, and Tony DiNunzio.

Returning offensive backs: Sean Clayton, QB, 6-5, 220, Sr.; Brandon Hardin, TB, 5-8, 170, Sr.

Incoming offensive backs: Russel Snyder, FB, 6-0, 200, Jr.; Brian Koby, FB, 6-0, 220, Sr.; Jim Shurilla, TB, 6-0, 180, Soph.

Returning offensive ends: Anthony Fuller, SE, 5-10, 175, Sr.; Dave Koval, SE, 5-11, 170, Jr.; George McNabb, TE, 6-4, 235, Sr.

Incoming offensive ends: Greg Fusselman, SE, 6-1, 165, Sr.; Lew Spirtos, SE, 5-10, 155, Jr.; Dan McGarry, TE, 6-6, 235, Jr.

Returning offensive linemen: Marc Sacula, C, 6-0, 235, Sr.; Mike Cirinarich, OG, 5-10, 215, Sr.; Tony Sabelli, OG, 6-1, 200, Sr.; Luke Skinner, OT, 6-3, 255, Sr.

Incoming offensive linemen: Bryce Zimmerman, OT, 6-0, 240, Jr.; Gary Flauto, OT, 6-0, 285, Sr.; Bill Wakefield, OT, 5-10, 230, Jr.

Returning defensive lineman: George McNabb, DE, 6-4, 235, Sr.

Incoming defensive linemen: Jim Zembower, DE, 6-0, 200, Sr.; Cody Cooper, DT, 6-0, 230, Jr.; Mike White, DT, 6-4, 275, Jr.; Brian Koby, FB, 6-0, 220, Sr.; Justin Cheeks, DE, 6-0, 190, Sr.

Returning linebackers: Chris Dulovich, ILB, 6-1, 215, Sr.; Dave Stanton, OLB, 6-0, 200, Sr.

Incoming linebackers: Chris Aracich, ILB, 6-1, 200, Jr.; Greg Susany, OLB, 6-0, 175, Sr.; John Haug, OLB, 6-1, 165, Soph.; Snyder, ILB, 6-0, 200, Jr.

Returning defensive backs: Neil Harris, F/S, 6-1, 180, Sr.

Incoming defensive backs: Ryan DiNunzio, CB, 6-0, 155, Jr.; Anthony Brine, CB, 5-10, 160, Jr.; Scott Streiner, CB, 5-10, 160, Jr.

Schedule:

Aug. 23 -- at Springfield7:30

Aug. 30 -- Jefferson7:30

Sept. 6 -- Wilson7:30

Sept. 14 -- at Canton Central Catholic7:30

Sept. 20 -- Niles7:30

Sept. 27 -- at Chaney7:30

Oct. 4 -- Salem7:30

Oct. 11 -- Howland7:30

Oct. 18 -- at Canfield7:30

Oct. 25 -- at Struthers7:30

SALEM (DIV. III)

Head Coach: Doug Phillips, second year (33-22).

Assistants: Hank Brock, Denny Latess, Dave DiRenzo, Dan Dull, Todd Huda, Tim Wolf, Mark Morris, Aaron Algiers, Mike Ward.

2001 Record: 1-9 (5-5 MAC).

Returning starters: 14

Returning offensive backs: Landen Heath, QB, 5-11, 180, Jr.; Gary Colian, FB, 5-9, 185, Sr.

Incoming offensive backs: Lance Buckley, RB, 5-10, 160, Jr.; Billy Mansour, RB, 5-11, 185, Jr.

Returning offensive ends: Garrett Sevek, WR, 6-0, 190, Sr.; Ross Helmick, TE, 6-1, 215, Sr.; Zac Grey, WR, 5-10, 155, Jr.

Returning offensive linemen: Derek Frederick, T, 6-5, 255, Sr.; Josh Douglas, T, 6-1, 280, Sr.; Sam Duckworth, G, 5-10, 250, Jr.; Lucas Conrad, G, 5-11, 235, Jr.

Incoming offensive lineman: Evan Crowgey, C, 5-11, 240, Sr.

Returning defensive linemen: Brandon Bowers, DT, 6-2, 205, Sr.; David Andre, DT, 6-3, 315, Sr.; Travis Milliron, DT, 6-0, 215, Jr.; Richie Forrester, DT, 6-2, 250, Jr.

Incoming defensive linemen: Crowgey, DT, 5-11, 240, Sr.; Brain Milburn, DT, 5-10, 220, Jr.

Returning linebackers: Geoff Cody, LB, 6-0, 210, Sr.; Colian, LB, 5-8, 185, Sr.; Marcus Jones, LB, 6-0, 170, Sr.

Incoming linebacker: Mansour, LB, 5-11, 185, Jr.

Returning defensive back: Zak Bennett, S, 5-8, 155, Jr.

Incoming defensive backs: Ryan Riley, DB, 6-0, 160, Sr.; Buckley, DB, 5-10, 160, Jr.

Special teams: Brian Schwartz, K, 5-9, 160, Jr.

Schedule:

Aug. 23 - at Marlington7:30

Aug. 30 - Beaver Local7:30

Sept. 6 - at East Liverpool7:30

Sept. 13 - Indian Creek7:30

Sept. 20 - Struthers7:30

Sept. 27 - at Howland7:30

Oct. 4 - at Poland7:30

Oct. 11 - Canfield7:30

Oct. 18 - at Niles7:30

Oct. 25 - West Branch7:30

STRUTHERS (DIV. III)

Head coach: Gary Zetts, 11th year (57-47)

Assistants: Pete Pirone Sr., Pete Pirone Jr., Damon Dohar, Mark Cardin, John Grandy, Paul Dipinto, Dr. Bob Marushak, Ralph Sandy Jr., Mike Colaneri, Bob Stouffer.

2001 record: 5-5 (2-3 MAC).

Offensive/defensive formations: multiple offensive formations, 4-4 defense

Key losses: Nick Leiter, Jim Tabak, Bob Benson, Jason Carcelli, Jason Martin, Josh Levoff, Taylor Hall, Mike Marapese, Jason Mitchell.

Returning offensive backs: Jed Hill, RB, 6-4, 235, Jr.; Nick DeMart, RB, 5-11, 205, Sr.; Dan Lancy, WR, 6-1, 175, Jr.; Dan Livesay, RB, 6-1, 200, Jr.; Shawn Machel, WR, 5-10, 181, Sr.; Matt Thurik, WR, 5-11, 175, Jr.; Tim Zetts, QB, 6-3, 190, Jr.

Returning offensive ends: Dave Allen, WR, 6-0, 180, Jr.;

Returning offensive linemen: Justin Decker, OL, 6-4, 280, Jr.; DeMart, OL, 5-11, 205, Sr.; Jamie Evanson, OL, 6-2, 280, Sr.; Larry Garchar, OL, 5-10, 185, Jr.; Anthony Horvath, OL, 5-10, 185, Jr.; Tom Monus, OL, 5-8, 195, Sr.; Jim Moody, OL, 5-6, 175, Sr.; Dave Sedlacko, OL, 6-3, 210, Jr.

Returning defensive linemen: Decker, DL, 6-4, 280, Jr.; Evanson, DL, 6-2, 280, Sr.; Garchar, DL, 5-10, 185, Jr.; Horvath, DL, 5-10, 185, Jr.; Machel, DL, 5-10, 181, Sr.; Monus, DL, 5-8, 195, Sr.; Moody, DL, 5-6, 175, Sr.; Sedlacko, DL, 6-3, 210, Jr.

Returning linebackers: DeMart, LB, 5-11, 205, Sr.; Hill, LB, 6-4, 235; Livesay, LB, 6-1, 200, Jr.;

Returning defensive backs: Allen, DB, 6-0, 180, Jr.; Lancy, DB, 6-1, 175; Thurik, DB, 5-11, 175, Jr.; Zetts, DB, 6-3, 190, Jr.

Schedule:

Aug. 23 -- Liberty7:30

Aug. 30 -- Campbell7:30

Sept. 6 -- Hubbard7:30

Sept. 13 -- Rayen7:30

Sept. 20 -- at Salem7:30

Sept. 27 -- Wilson7:30

Oct. 4 -- at Canfield7:30

Oct. 10 -- Niles7:30

Oct. 18 -- at Howland7:30

Oct. 25 -- Poland7:30




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