2017 Edward Little football

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Coach: Dave Sterling (eighth year)

Region: A North

Last year’s record: 3-6, lost in Class A North quarterfinals

Returning athletes: Seniors — Grant Hartley (QB), Terrell Thomas (TE/LB), Justin Theriault (RB/LB), Maxx Bell (WR/LB), Caden Begos (RB/LB), Latrell Thomas (OL/DL), Xzabier Weaver (WR/DB).; Juniors — Josh Hamel (WR/DB), Kevin Lachance (OL/DL), Josh Kaiser (WR/DB), Leighton Girardin (WR/DB).

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Key losses: C.J. Jipson (WR/DB), Tyler Blanchard (WR/DB), Koby Stange (OL/DL), Alex Cook (DE), Mason Brushwein (DB).

Promising newcomers: Junior —Eric Robinson (WR/DB); Sophomores — Gunnar Winslow (OL/DE), Giles Paradie (QB/DE).

What to expect: The Red Eddies return much of the nucleus that was an overtime away from the regional semifinals. Hartley anchors what should continue to be one of the most prolific passing attacks in Class A with the return of leading receiver Bell and numerous other options. Begos will get the bulk of the running opportunities. The Thomas brothers, Theriault, Kaiser, Weaver and Lachance lead what could be a formidable defense. EL should be in the hunt for a home playoff game.

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