St. Vincent-St. Mary Fighting Irish
Coach: Dan Boarman, sixth season at St. V-M and 23rd overall.
Coach’s record: 156-89 overall, 39-19 at St. V-M.
2011 record: 10-3.
Players to watch: Fransohn Bickley, Sr., WR-DB; Jordan Hargrove, Sr., WR-DB; Tom Paolucci, Sr., OL-DL; Derek Pierog, Sr., OL-DL; Dante Booker, Jr., TE-LB; Newman Williams, Jr., RB-LB; Mike Pruiett, Sr., RB-DL; Aaron Adkins, Jr., RB-DL; Eric Prologo, Sr., RB-DL; Aaron Bushner, Jr., QB-DB; Clayton Uecker, Sr., QB; Parris Campbell, Jr., RB-DB; Nate Bischof, Jr., WR-DB.
Outlook: The Fighting Irish return five starters on offense and six on defense from a team that reached a Division III regional final last year. “One of our biggest strength is our overall team speed,” Boarman said. “We are fast. We run to the ball defensively and I think offensively we have some explosive people who can make big plays.” Boarman said developing the lines and getting consistent quarterback play will be vital to the team’s success. “If we have both of those, then I think we will become very successful,” Boarman said.
Aug. 24 Cin. Marian Purcell 7 p.m.
Aug. 31 Walsh Jesuit 7 p.m.
Sept. 7 at Woodridge 7 p.m.
Sept. 14 at Youngstown Cardinal Mooney 7 p.m.
Sept. 21 Archbishop Hoban 7 p.m.
Sept. 28 at Northwest 7 p.m.
Oct. 5 Marion Harding 7 p.m.
Oct. 12 at Barberton 7 p.m.
Oct. 19 at Massillon Washington 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 26 Youngstown Ursuline 7 p.m.