2017 Poland football


Coach: Gene Keene (second year)

Region: D South

Last year’s record: 2-7, lost in Class C South quarterfinals

Returning athletes: Seniors — Aaron Paradis (TB/OLB), Tyler Crepeau (T/DT); Juniors — Zach Cote (WR/C), Sam Benedict (T/DT), Tristan Ledwell (G/DT), Tyler Tucci (TE/ILB), Gawain Tibbetts (QB/WB/S); Sophomores —Brady Downing (QB/C), Levi Lawrence  (WR/C).

Key losses: Cody Comeau (TE/DE), Quinn Callahan (G/DE), Quinn Ferguson (FB/NT), Austin Bouchard (TB/ILB), Caleb Hodgkin (G/DE), Andrew Harriman (C/DT).

Promising newcomers: Senior — Mason Plante (WB/C); Juniors — Josh Cote (TB/ILB), Noah Anderson (TE/OLB); Sophomores — Daulton Bolduc (TB/S), Josh Power (C/DT); Freshmen — Joe Ringuette (QB/OLB), Isaiah Hill (WB/S), Evan Kelly (T/DE).

What to expect: A good mix of veteran and new talent takes the Knights into their new class. Tibbetts and Downing split time last year and will vie for playing time at QB, with Tibbetts playing wing-back when Downing is under center. They have good athletes at the skill positions. The line may take some time to mesh, but, like most of the team, they are ahead of where they were at this time last year. The defense has the most holes to fill, particularly on the defensive line.