Coach (season): Dave Frank (1st season)
2010 overall record: 1-9
2010 region record (place): 0-6 (seventh)
2010 playoff results: Did not qualify for the District 10 playoffs.
Top players lost: John Fuller, Jake Muye, Russell Bean, Randy Alexi, Jake Skinner
Top returning players: Dan Teed, Neville Askins, Cody Robinson, Joe Hibbler, Luke Muye, Kyler Sonney, Kamron Brace, Mike Fletcher, Jason Brown, Michael Gibbens
Assistant coaches: Matt Glass, Dave McQuiston, Mike Pettinato, Joe Yuhas, Bob Hammer and Jim Stalford
Outlook: Seneca coach Dave Frank is looking for some continuity as he takes over the Bobcats’ fooftball program. With three coaches in three years, Frank is hoping to instill his offensive and defensive philosophies right away. The Bobcats were young last year which could pay off this fall. Seneca lost several talented players to graduation in John Fuller, Jake Muye, Russell Bean, Randy Alexi and Jake Sinner.
The Bobcats developed depth along with experience in 2010 and they will look to surprise a few teams this year. Dan Teed, Neville Askins, Cody Robinson, Joe Hibbler, Luke Muye, Kyler Sonney, Kamron Brace, Mike Fletcher, Jason Brown and Michael Gibbens could be impact players on the varsity level, while Scott Groendaal, Jake Whitman and Bob Lorman look to transition to varsity.
Frank is looking for the Bobcats to play physical football this year and work on limiting turnovers and penalties. Seneca’s schedule is tough this year in Region 4 and in non-region play. Youngsville could be a surprise team in Class A, while Sharpsville is a perennial power. Central Tech is on the rise and Reynolds is not an easy team to beat at home. Seneca will need to use its chemistry and experience to develop as a team and earn some wins this fall.
2 Youngsville 7
9 Sharpsville 7
16 at Northwestern* 7
23 at General McLane* 7
30 Fairview* 7
7 at Central Tech 7
14 at Harbor Creek* 7
21 Girard* 7
28 North East* 7
4 at Reynolds 7
Look for the Kickoff magazine at a Country Fair near you beginning Aug. 15. The 112-page magazine previews the upcoming District 10 football season, including top returning players, schedules, stats and more.
– Tom Reisenweber