Scott Garcia returns for his second year as the coach at GlenOak, which welcomes back two starters on offense and eight on defense.
The Golden Eagles are aiming to soar into the playoffs for the second straight season.
Players to Watch – OL/DL Aaron Williams (6-2, 268, Sr.), TE/DE Adam Steiner (6-3, 211, Sr.), TE/OLB Joe Monnot (6-2, 200, Sr.), ILB/FB Andrew Garman (6-0, 195, Jr.), WR/DB Zach Hatchett (5-11, 175, Sr.), QB Brandon Martin (5-9, 175, Jr.).
Outlook – Scott Garcia returns for his second year as the coach at GlenOak, which welcomes back two starters on offense and eight on defense.
“We like to play a ball control style,” Garcia said. “We know you can do that better when you have a good defense as well. We have those guys back. We may need them to carry us through early on as we establish our offense.”
Williams tallied seven sacks last year on defense.
“He also graded out as one of our best offensive linemen as a junior,” Garcia said. “He runs a 4.9 40-yard time and he benches 375 pounds. He’s just a big, strong kid.”
Garman led the team in tackles (107) as a sophomore last year. Hatchett had five touchdowns among his 20 catches on offense. Martin got some limited time at quarterback last year but is favored to take over that role this year.
“Brandon played mostly at receiver last year,” Garcia said. “We had a senior at quarterback. He went down in our playoff game (a 49-25 loss to regular season unbeaten Brunswick) and he came in and took over.
“We are a running football team. We are an I-power football team and we run play-action and do some sprint-out from that.”
GlenOak will again compete in the tough Federal League.
“From top to bottom, the league is as good as it has ever been,” Garcia said. “There are no gimmes in the Federal League.”
Aug. 21 Twinsburg (Thursday night)
Aug. 29 at Brecksville-Broadview Heights
Sept. 5 at Green
Sept. 12 at Massillon Jackson
Sept. 19 Austintown-Fitch
Sept. 26 Canton McKinley
Oct. 3 at Uniontown Lake
Oct. 10 Youngstown Boardman
Oct. 17 at North Canton Hoover
Oct. 24 Massillon Perry