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September 6, 2013

Daily News football capsules



Head coach: Steve Hayden (32nd year, 184-144-2)

Last year’s record: 6-5

Key returning athletes: Reid Garrant, sr.; Chad Legault, sr.; Ryan Kuchar, sr.; Sean Clohisy, sr.; D.J. Engelke, sr.; Chris Croteau, sr.; Jeff Porter, jr.; Luke Strangman, jr.; Nick Soter, sr.; Nick Zaia, sr.; Jack Richard, jr.; Andrew Noyes, jr.; Pat Beaton, jr.; Josh Wesolowski, jr.

Newcomers: Shane Ketola, sr.; Dylan Smith, sr.; Liam Corkery, sr.; Eric Hardway, sr.; Pat Freiermuth, fr.; Joe Boyan, fr.

Strengths: Pentucket returns quarterback Ryan Kuchar, who accounted for 434 total yards and five TDs last season.

Concern: Roster turnover.

Coach’s outlook: “It’s a new group, and they have a lot to learn. I see us getting better every week.”


Head coach: Pat Sheehan (4th season, 7-26)

Last year’s record: 1-10

Key returning players: Luke Boyle, jr.; Mark Boyle, sr.; Justin Cashman, jr.; Dan Cuddy, sr.; Nicholas Desrocher, sr.; James Ford, jr.; Jack Germinara, jr.; Jake Gilbert, jr.; Mark Landry, sr.; Max Luttenbacher, jr.; Max Madden, jr.; Patrick McManus, sr.; Patrick Moran, sr.; Ellsworth Rogers, jr.; Justin Spillane, sr.; Branden Tardugno, sr.; Bradley Whitman, sr.; James Wood, jr.

Newcomers: Kevin Clark, jr.; Brian Cox, jr.; James Driscoll, sr.; Jake Ironfield, jr.; Kallen O’Connor, sr.; Mike Sanchez, so.; Jared Stanley, jr.

Strength: Varsity experience along the defensive line and in the offensive backfield.

Concern: Consistency, depth, tackling.Coach’s outlook: “This is a very exciting year for Triton football. After a dissapointing season last year, everyone is hungry to show what the 2013 team is all about (tomorrow) at Swampscott. Our goal this season is to compete every game and have no regrets.”

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