Posted: 8:18 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012
By Marc Pendleton
FENWICK FALCONS / GCL NORTH
D-IV; Region 16
Head coach: Fred Cranford; starting seventh year as head coach; 29-31 career record (15-5 last two seasons; a Fenwick grad, 16th season overall with program.
Assistant coaches: Scott Sherman, DC; Lance Barker, DB; Chuck Fedders, LB; Derrick Steiner, DL; Grahm Halcolb, RB; Andy Fedders, OL; Bill Schwab, OL; Tony Arcuri, WR.
2011 record: 5-2 GCL North; 8-2 overall.
2011 highlights: Started lost 40-23 in a shootout with CJ then 35-17 to Alter in Weeks 7-8; beat Badin and Carroll to end regular season, but finished 10th in Region 16, missing playoffs by two spots.
5 key returners:
Leo Haenni, 6-4, 225, sr., TE/DB; 33 on ACT.
Frank Catrine, 5-11, 180, jr., WR/DB.
Ben Hinkel, 6-0, 230, sr., C
Ian Gearhart, sr., 6-2, 255, OL/DL.
Corey Chapman, 6-0, 210, sr., RB/LB.
Lucas Cunningham, sr., 6-2, 245, DL.
John Luke Arrington, jr., 6-6, 220, TE/DE.
Ricky Davis, 6-3, 200, sr., QB; transfer from Moeller following last season. Bolted after deciding he didn’t want to sit behind Moeller QB Spencer Iacovone another season. Already has drawn some offers after limited playing time at Moeller. “There’s only so much time as this is my last year,” Davis said to Espn.com.
Notable team info: Three non-league games against Talawanda (0-10), Oakwood (0-10) and Valley View (2-8) cost Fenwick the 2011 postseason. Talawanda has been replaced by Wyoming in the Skyline Chili Showdown opener at Sycamore. Mount Healthy has replaced Oakwood and Valley View remains on the schedule.
Thu., Aug. 23: vs. Wyoming at Sycamore
Fri., Aug. 31: Mount Healthy
Fri., Sept. 7: at Valley View
Fri., Sept. 14: Badin
Sat., Sept. 22: at McNicholas
Fri., Sept. 28: Purcell Marian
Fri., Oct. 5: at Roger Bacon
Fri., Oct. 12: Chaminade Julienne
Fri., Oct. 19: vs. Alter at Fairmont
Fri., Oct. 26: at Carroll