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August 28, 2013

High school football: Region 1 will once again be tough to win

MEADVILLE — West Middlesex

Head coach: Ed Roberson (1st season)

2012 record: 10-3 overall, 6-0 Region 1

Opening week opponent: Home vs. Wilmington, Friday at 7 p.m.

Former West Middlesex defensive coordinator Ed Roberson takes the reigns of the West Middlesex football team, replacing his former boss Jason McElhaney, who had led the team since 2007, guiding the Big Reds to a Region 1 title last year, and two straight trips to the D-10 Class A final.

Roberson inherits a decent amount of talent from that team. Foremost on the list is returning junior quarterback Trey Staunch, who was second in the region in passing last season (124 for 205,  1,471 yards, 16 TDs, seven INTs). He’ll have to find some new receivers, though. The Reds graduated first-team WR Sage Pope and second-teamer Jeremy Jancso. Tight end Dillon Fair returns for his senior season, though, grabbing 17 passes for 243 yards and two TDs last year.

The Reds also need to replace their leading rusher, Luke Patten, who picked up more than 1,500 yards last season. Their next leading rusher, junior Eric Lucich, returns after taking 45 hand-offs for 362 yards and three TDs in 2012.

Sharpsville

Head coach: Paul Piccirilli (18th season)

2012 record: 11-2 overall, 5-1 Region 1

Opening week opponent: At Moniteau, Friday at 7 p.m.

Sharpsville graduated darn near everybody from last year’s District 10 champion squad. The list of losses includes quarterback Bryan Stafford; the three Wing-T backs in Ross Llewellyn, Derrick Odem and Joey Pagliaroli; their top receiver, Tyler Luchey; tight end Chris Przicina; and first-team all-region linemen Kalen Robertson and Cody Hughes.

So, the Blue Devils are rebuilding. Junior Nick Henwood, who led the Devils’ JV team to an undefeated season last year, will take over at quarterback. Senior Tyler Confer, who moved back to Sharpsville after a handful of years at DuBois, will be the starting fullback. Ben Boucher, a wrestler who hasn’t played football since he was a freshman, is the other starting half back. And Tyler Wansack, who had six carries for 69 yards and a TD with the varsity team last year, will be at the other halfback.

The line returns two players — guard Jacob Llewellyn and P.J. Campoli, who is moving from center to guard. The rest will all be sophomores getting their first real taste of varsity ball.

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