Field has an experienced team fresh off of consecutive state playoff appearances, the first two postseason trips in the history of the school’s football program.
The Falcons return eight starters on offense and nine on defense. Field coach Patrick Youel is excited about what senior Jay Lugo can accomplish rushing behind an offensive line that features juniors Nate Stasik and Jim Cercek and seniors Justin Fleming and Josh Nagy.
Seniors Brian Grubich, Zack Moore, Aaron Polasky and Mike Ries will be counted on for leadership and production defensively.
Junior Jay Wilson is expected to be the quarterback in place of the graduated Matt Eldreth.
"In all my years in football, this is the closest bunch of kids I have seen," Youel said.
Check Thursday’s Akron Beacon Journal for a special section in the newspaper that previews the 2009 season, which includes a feature story on the Field football team.