2015 Brookfield Football Preview

2015 Brookfield Football Preview
Head Coach: Randy Clark, 11th season (59-46)
2014 Record: 6-4
5-Year Winning Percentage: 72.7%
Division/Region: 6/19
Returning Letter Winners: 21
Returning Offensive Starters: 10
Returning Defensive Starters: 9

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2014 Team Stats
Scoring Offense: 32.8 (10th in Area)
Scoring Defense: 16.9 (15th in Area)

2015 Schedule
Aug. 28 – Springfield, 7
Sept. 5 – at Youngstown Christian, 7
Sept. 11 – at Berkshire, 7
Sept. 18 – Liberty, 7
Sept. 25 – at Newton Falls, 7
Oct. 2 – Edgewood, 7
Oct. 9 – at Girard, 7
Oct. 16 – LaBrae, 7
Oct. 23 – at Campbell, 7
Oct. 30 – Champion, 7

Key Losses: Lineman Drew Hunkus along with Chris Johnson, Tommy Hutchinson, and Nate Morrison are among the seven players who have graduated from last year’s group.

Key Returnees: Brookfield welcomes back a strong senior class led by quarterback Augustus Necastro.

Key Storyline: The Warriors’ return to the All-American Conference brings excitement to the program which has been an independent since 2010. Brookfield has only had one winning season (2008: 3-2) within conference play since 1999. This edition of Brookfield football appears to be much stronger than those of the early-2000s.

Strengths: The offense should be potent as they return their signal caller (Necastro) along with a number of skill players (Marc Kraml, Kasey Tingler, Brian Hiner, Caleb Hunkus) and their offensive line is back intact with the likes of Jacob Jackson, Josh Sinkuc, Carmen Furillo, and Zach Hosick.

Weaknesses: With 19 starters back on both sides, there isn’t much to complain about. The Warriors are looking to find leadership qualities in their returnees that those who graduated have shown in the past.

Game to Watch: September 18 vs. Liberty
…The Warriors get back into the All-American Conference with a battle against last year’s champion Liberty. A nice test for Brookfield and their fans to open the league schedule.

New AAC Blue Division
Brookfield
Campbell
Champion
Girard
LaBrae
Liberty
Newton Falls

Odds and Ends
…In Gary Barber’s final season at Brookfield in 1994, the Warriors advanced to the post season’s second round before falling to Benedictine (26-6). That year, Brookfield finished with a 10-2 mark. The school went 16-years without another winning campaign. Since 2011, the Warriors have registered a winning percentage of 77.8%.

Recent League Finishes
2009: 5th AAC Blue (1-4)
2008: 3rd AAC Blue (3-2)
2007: T-6th TAC-8 (3-4)
2006: 6th TAC-8 (2-5)
2005: T-4th TAC-8 (3-4)

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