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HOLY CROSS (Class A)

SCHEDULE

Aug. 27 at Cincinnati Taft
Sept. 3 at Holmes
Sept. 9 at Kentucky Country Day
Sept. 18 at Bethel-Tate (OH)
Oct. 1 at Bellevue
Oct. 8 at Newport Central Catholic
Oct. 15 at Beechwood
Oct. 22 vs. Dayton at Holmes
Oct. 29 at Ludlow
(All games at 7:30 unless noted)
Coach: John Wysong (1-7)

Outlook: Holy Cross isn't scaring anyone yet. But that may not last long.

''Their tradition in their school has always been strong in sports, and that will surely carry over,'' Dayton coach Dan Ridder said. ''At the end of the year last year, you could see they were playing people tougher.''

Holy Cross returns seven starters on offense and nine on defense from its 1-7 inaugural season. After ending last season with 42 players, its roster now numbers 51.

''We learned a lot last year and got tons of experience,'' Wysong said. ''Now the guys are hungry to start winning.''

Senior Andy Krallman, who played briefly at quarterback last year, is now the full-time QB. Brothers Nick and Nate Fischer and their cousin, Rob Fischer, anchor the offensive line. Junior Kevin DeMaria is a strong linebacker and fullback.

The bad news: 6-foot-3, 280-pound standout lineman Joe Perkins elected not to play this season.

The Indians begin play in the local Class A district.

ROSTER
Name Pos Ht Wt Yr
Andy BirkenhauerTE-FS 6-2 17610
Chad BradholdWR-DB 6-1 14512
Kyle BrockmanHB-DB5-11 14110
Josh Bussell HB-LB 5-7 13610
Adam Cady OT-DT 6-1 19010
Craig Craddock HB-LB 5-9 16012
Tony DavisWR-DB 5-9 15011
Kevin DeMariaFB-LB 5-8 16011
Mike Egan WB-LB 5-8 16510
Shaun Ewing FB-LB 5-7 15810
Scott Ferguson HB-DB5-11 1369
Aaron FischerOT-DT 5-4 1819
Nate Fischer G-DE 6-2 18012
Nick Fischer G-DE 6-3 19012
Rob Fischer C-DT 6-2 22012
Damien FowlerFB-LB 5-8 1409
Bill Gilbert QB-DB 6-4 18511
Josh Gilbert OT-DT 5-8 2739
Scott Goetz QB-DB5-10 14611
Robert Gray OT-DE 6-2 19811
Leo Gripshover FB-LB5-11 15710
Ken Jackson OG-LB 5-7 17310
Tyler James FB-LB 5-7 1469
Tyler Jasper QB-DB 5-1 889
Jeremy Jeffries OG-DT 5-8 20512
Carl Kappes WR-DB 5-7 13012
Andy KrallmanQB-FS 6-3 16412
Bob Krallman WR-DB 6-2 15011
Jim Lane OT-DT5-11 25512
Chris Meyer TE-DE 5-8 1459
Drew Meyers OT-DT 5-9 2159
Rick Novack OT-DT 6-0 20411
Jake Paff TE-DE5-11 16212
Craig Rengering WR-DB 5-5 1159
Gary Schroer QB-FS 5-7 1309
Joe ScullyOT-DT 6-1 21512
Nick Scully OG-DT 5-7 1669
Brian Smothers C-DT 6-0 19810
Ben Steffen WR-DB 5-4 1019
Joe StevieWR-DB5-11 1449
Tony StoeckleFB-DT5-11 18310
John Suhr TE-LB 6-1 1859
Scott SvobodaOG-LB5-10 17010
Greg Thelen TE-DE 6-5 17511
Kevin ThornberryHB-DB 5-6 1289
Brian Urlage OT-DT5-11 2319
Zach Vietor OT-DT 6-0 1829
Bill Watters OG-LB 5-9 1579
Zach WhitfordWR-DB 5-6 11610
Andrew Whittle HB-LB 5-9 1489
Dan ZornesWR-FS5-11 14712