Coach: Lou Brann (first year)

Conference: South Class: D

Last year’s record: 1-7

Returning players: Seniors — Calvin Glover (RB/LB), Fabian Corriveau (C/LB), Dakota Merrill (G/LB), Devin Merrill (SE/LB), Jack Connell (slot/S); Junior — Elijah Mason (QB/DE); Sophomores — Brett Hastings (RB/QB/CB), Aaron Vermette (RB/SE/CB).

Key losses: Ryan Vail (C/DT), Noah Rose (TE), Chris Chappie (FB/DT), Zach Wheeler (G), Mike Dougherty (slot/SE).

Promising newcomers: Sophomores — Caleb Merrill (G/DT), Toby Leighton (T/DE), Bobby Sicotte (FB/LB/DB), Austin Corriveau (G/LB); Freshmen — Dale Leighton (TB/DB), Joe Sicotte (QB/CB), Brad Lessard (TE), Tommy Watson (TE).

Season outlook: Telstar progressed from zero to one to two wins in its first three seasons as a varsity program. Then the Rebels endured a strange 2014 campaign. The lone victory was a forfeit over Traip that the Rebels lost decisively on the field. In the aftermath, the team elected to forfeit a resulting playoff berth. Brann moves up after one year as an assistant at Telstar and several on the staff at Dirigo. He has installed the Delaware Wing-T with Mason under center and many interchangeable parts around him. The Rebels only have 18 players, so strength and conditioning will be crucial. They have practiced accordingly in preseason in hopes of developing those areas. Many young players will be pressed into on-the-job training. Still, the Rebels believe they have what it takes to pull off a surprise or two and sneak into the playoffs. The upperclassmen agree they won’t pass up that invitation.

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