Fall sports preview: Football


Head coach: Mr. Bill Peebles ‘88

Assistant coaches: Mr. Adam Barth, Mr. Dino Farrell, Mr. Josiah Daniels, Mr. Tim Barthel, Mr. Joe Sanders, Mr. Eric Allen, Mr. Mike McGuigan, Mr. Anthony Salati, Mr. Clifford Brooks, Mr. Darrick Brownlow, Mr. Mike Prior, Mr. Frank Karczewski, Mr. Mike Hunker, Mr. Bobby Brady, Mr. Howard Fogel, Mr. Samson Livingston, Mr. Vince Egan, Mr. Dustin Land, Mr. Matt Panzer, Mr. Bob Koers, Mr. Matt Cannaday, Mr. Chris Dittoe, Mr. Scott Richards, Mr. Cody Johnson

Team’s first official IHSAA-allowed practice: Aug. 3

Last year’s varsity record: 9-3

Last year’s highlights: Sectional champions

Key returning players: Seniors Camden Jordan and Nate McCahill, who is expected to start as quarterback for the varsity, lead a deep and talented team. Other standouts for the Irish, according to Coach Peebles, include seniors Jake Langdon, David Perry, Farrell Henderson, Jayden Scruggs, David Guhl and Zane Hill; juniors Owen Wood, Huddy Miller, Jack Goheen and Jeff Utzinger; and sophomore Brennan Wooten.

Season opener: The team travels to Westfield Aug. 21.

From Coach Peebles: “This is the deepest team I have had as a head coach. There is a lot of competition at all positions. We will have to come together quickly to be able to compete against five teams that played in a State championship last year.”