Ravenna returns six starters on each side of the ball, and Ravens coach Jim Lunardi is pleased with the speed the team possesses.
Lunardi said quarterbacks, senior Zach Thomas and junior Josh Chechak, will be on the field together a lot. Thomas is more of a runner and will also play some at receiver. Chechak is more of a pocket passer and will also play some at tight end.
Thomas will be key defensively.
Senior wide receiver-strong safety Corey Myers and sophomore running back-linebacker D.J. Jones should also make an impact. The Ravens have made the state playoffs in each of the past two seasons.
Check Thursday’s Akron Beacon Journal for a special section in the newspaper that previews the 2009 season.