League: North Coast League, Blue Division.
Coach: Tim Tyrrell, first season at Hoban; 13th overall.
Coach’s record: 72-54 overall.
2012 record: 2-8, 2-3.
Players to watch: Jake Tersigni, Sr. WR-FS; Ted Stieber, Jr. OT; T.J. Moore, Jr. TB-CB; Domenic Grosso, Sr. OG-DT; Jacob Kepler, Soph. OG-NG; Owen Mellon, Jr. WR; Joe Parisi, Sr. SS; Kylan Hood, Sr. CB; Dan Sutter, Sr. MLB; Vince Buzzi, Sr. MLB; D’Angelo James, OLB.
Outlook: The Knights return four starters on offense and four on defense under Tyrrell, who formerly was coach at St. Thomas Aquinas from 2001-2007 and Chaminade-Madonna College Prep in Hollywood, Fla., from 2008-2012. Tyrrell, 38, also played and coached at Youngstown Ursuline and Youngstown State University. He played quarterback before graduating from Ursuline in 1993 and was a tight end before graduating from Youngstown State in 1998. The Knights have finished below .500 in each of the past three seasons after reaching the playoffs 10 times (1998-2005, 2008 and 2009) during the previous 15 seasons. “The strength of this team is the seniors,” Tyrrell said. “They really want to turn things around. They are a strong group. They are not all starters, but they really want to have a winning season.”
Aug. 29 Kent Roosevelt 7 p.m.
Sept. 6 at Austintown Fitch 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 13 East Cleveland Shaw 7 p.m.
Sept. 20 at Barberton 7 p.m.
Sept. 27 St. Vincent St. Mary, at InfoCision Stadium 7 p.m.
Oct. 4 at Mentor Lake Catholic 7 p.m.
Oct. 11 Parma Padua 7 p.m.
Oct. 18 Waterloo 7 p.m.
Oct. 25 at Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin 7 p.m.
Nov. 1 Walsh Jesuit 7 p.m.