Dewayne Burns rushed for 955 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2012.
: Jarrett Samuels (6th season, 54-14)
2012 overall record
2012 region record
: 3-3 (tied for third)
2012 playoff results
: Defeated Mercyhurst Prep 35-7 in the District 10 Class A quarterfinals and lost to West Middlesex 42-0 in the semifinals.
Top players lost
: Rasheem Harrison, Mike Williams, Marshawn Hyman, Jalen Scott, Diallo Lewis, Joe Goudy
Top returning players: Dewayne Burns, Malik Graham, Malachi Newell, John Jackson, Derrick Carter, Tyrone Archie, Austin Pickens, Brandon Gavins, Rob Guelledge, Ray Johnson, Chase Cozart
Assistant coaches: Anthony Pegues, Omar Stewart, Dante Newell, Bill Dungee, Lamont Samuels, Victor Phillips, Troy Harrison, Paul Muhammad, Sam Phillips, Emil DeBonis, Gordy Somerset, Bill Marx, Lavar Howell, Brian Hilton, Anthony Pegues Jr.
Outlook: Farrell was able to not only make the playoffs but advance to the semifinals as coach Jarrett Samuels continues to rebuild the program. The Steelers have one of the most experienced teams back in Region 1, but they have some holes to fill. Rasheem Harrison, Mike Williams, Marshawn Hyman, Jalen Scott, Joe Goudy and Diallo Lewis are gone to graduation. Harrison was voted to the all-region second team at offensive line, while Lewis was a second-team linebacker. Hyman leaves a big hole at wide receiver. He led Farrell with 19 catches for 260 yards and one touchdown as a senior. Goudy is also a big hole to fill at quarterback. He threw for 763 yards and eight touchdowns last fall. While the Steelers have some starters to replace, they return Dewayne Burns, Malik Graham, Malachi Newell, John Jackson, Derrick Carter, Tyrone Archie, Austin Pickens, Brandon Gavins, Rob Guelledge, Ray Johnson and Chase Cozart.
Burns is an emerging Division I prospect after being voted to the all-region first team at all-purpose and second team as a defensive back. He led the Steelers with 955 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns, while hauling in 17 passes for 182 yards and two touchdowns. Burns is getting interest from Temple, Akron and Kent State, while Pickens is getting interest from Akron, Temple and Pitt. Pickens caught four passes for 37 yards and two touchdowns last year and his presence is really felt on defense. Archie is the latest Farrell lineman to receive D-1 interest. He is getting interest from Pitt, Akron and Temple. Graham is back at running back as Farrell’s second-leading rusher with 241 yards on 40 carries last season. Farrell could also receive contributions from new layers Rashaad Phillips, Wandell Murray, Corey Hilton and Donald Phillips. The Steelers have plenty of talent back at the skill position and several solid linemen. Farrell will need to develop a new leader at quarterback, but the Steelers are a team to keep an eye on Region 1 this year.
30 at Sharon 7
7 at Kennedy Catholic* noon
13 West Middlesex* 7
20 Redbank Valley 7
27 at Sharpsville* 7
4 Lakeview* 7
11 Hickory 7
18 at Conneaut* 7
25 Mercer* 7
*Region 1 games
Friday: Fort LeBoeuf