St. Vincent-St. Mary Fighting Irish preview

League: Independent

Coach: Dan Boarman, seventh season at St. V-M, 24th overall.

Coach’s record: 169-91 overall, 52-21 at St. V-M.

2012 record: 13-2.

Players to watch: Dante Booker, Jr. Sr., MLB-TE; Parris Campbell, Jr. Sr., TB-CB-KR-PR; Newman Williams, Sr. LB-RB; Aaron Adkins, Sr. DL-RB; Tony Adkins, Sr. Aaron Bushner, Sr. QB-WR-DB; Nate Bischof, Sr. DB-WR; Corey Whaley, Sr. DB-QB-WR; Vince Lockett, Jr. LB-TB; Travonte Junius, Sr. DL-WR-TE; Derek Whiddon, Sr. OL-DL; Alec Bianchi, Sr. OL-DL; Joe Morrison, Sr. OL-DL; Tyrece Speaight, Soph. DB-WR.

Outlook: The Fighting Irish return two starters on offense and nine on defense from a team that won the Division III state championship last year. Campbell and Booker were two of the most coveted recruits in the country before both committed to play football at Ohio State. Campbell and Whiddon are the returning starters on offense. The nine returnees on defense are Booker, Williams, Bischof, Whaley, Lockett, Junius, Speaight and the Adkins twin brothers. Junior Sean Devany and senior Tyler Moran are also back after handling the punting and holding duties, respectively.

Schedule:

Aug. 29 Garfield 7 p.m.

Sept. 6 at Walsh Jesuit 7 p.m.

Sept. 13 Woodridge 7 p.m.

Sept. 20 Youngstown 
 Cardinal Mooney 7 p.m.

Sept. 27 Archbishop Hoban, 
 at InfoCision Stadium 7 p.m.

Oct. 4 Northwest 7 p.m.

Oct. 12 at Dayton Thurgood 
 Marshall 7 p.m.

Oct. 18 Barberton 7 p.m.

Oct. 25 at Massillon 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 1 at Youngstown 
 Ursuline, at YSU 7:30 p.m.


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