Harborcreek Youth Services Spartans
Coach: Rob Matz
2008 overall record: 0-10
2008 league record (place): 0-8 (ninth place, Region 2)
Playoff results: Did not qualify for the District 10 Class A playoffs.
Top players lost: WR/LB Mike Booritch, OL/DL Issiah Bouie, OL/DL James Frame.
Top underclassmen (tentative): QB/LB Devine Davis, QB/LB Andrew Smith, RB/S Sha-ron Rue, OL/DL Klarc House, WR/LF Isaac Andrews.
Key games: Sept. 11 at Iroquois, Oct. 8 vs. Youngsville, Nov. 6 at Cochranton.
Outlook: HYS, a court-adjudicated group home for older youths, experienced a season familiar to many a first-year program. The winless Spartans lost by an average of 56-7 per game and didn’t score their first points until their fourth game, a 78-6 loss to region champion Saegertown. The closest HYS came to a victory was its season finale, a 28-8 loss to Cochranton. … Pending their return, coach Rob Matz has his top two offensive threats back in senior Andrew Smith and junior Devine Davis. Smith led the Spartans in rushing with 144 yards and two touchdowns, and also completed 35-of-110 passes for 535 yards and four scores. Davis, who split time with Smith behind center, led the team with 706 passing yards and five TDs. … Smith also showed his versatility as a receiver, catching 38 passes for 544 yards and five scores during the 2008 season. His receiving yards were tied with junior Isaac Andrews (26 catches, 4 TDs) for the team lead.
4 at Line Mountain 7
11 at Iroquois* 7
18 Eisenhower* 7
25 Saegertown* 7
2 Mercer 7
8 Youngsville* 7
15 at Union City* 7
23 Cambridge Springs* 7
30 at Mercyhurst Prep* 7
6 at Cochranton* 7
*Region 2 games
Wednesday: Region 2: Iroquois