FREDERICK WARRIORS

COACH: Thad Lear (17th year, 70-92).

LAST YEAR: 6-4, 4-1 Class 3A Northern League. Lost 47-13 to Roosevelt in first round of Class 3A playoffs.

RETURNING STARTERS: Keenan D’Arcy (Sr., LB, 6-2, 180); Jordan DeFalco (Sr., LB, 5-9, 175); Zach Mancha (Sr., DB, 6-0, 175); Trystin Montano (Sr., OL/DL, 5-10, 220); Sam Olsen (Sr., LB/TE, 6-1, 175); Jeremiah Pope (Sr., OL/DL, 6-0, 250); Anthony Taylor (Sr., DB, 5-10, 160); Eric Worley (Sr., WR/DB, 6-2, 170).

OTHERS TO WATCH: Casey Kelley (Jr., RB/LB, 6-0, 220); Make Lamb (Jr., QB, 5-11, 165); Austin Torrey (Sr., OL/DL, 6-5, 250); Ben Vue (Sr., RB, 5-8, 170).

STRENGTHS: The Warriors like where they stand with their front line on offense and their depth in the offensive backfield.

WEAKNESSES: Graduation has left a significant void on the defensive line, where the Warriors will begin the season with an inexperienced group.


SCHEDULE

Aug. 30 -— at Conifer, Noon.

Sept. 5 -— LUTHERAN, 7 p.m.

Sept. 11 -— at Pueblo Central, 7 p.m.

Sept. 19 -— HOLY FAMILY*, 7 p.m.

Sept. 26 -— NORTHRIDGE*, 7 p.m.

Oct. 3 — at Roosevelt*, 7 p.m.

Oct. 10 — ERIE*, 7 p.m.

Oct. 17 — at Berthoud*, 7 p.m.

Oct. 24 — NIWOT*, 7 p.m.

Oct. 31 — at Mead*, 7 p.m.

Note: Home games in upper case. Asterisk indicates 3A Northern League game.

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