Head coach: Mark Bailey, fourth season
2015-16 record: 5-14 (3-5 Northwest, fourth)
Returning letter winners (starters): Six (six)
Top players: TE Logan DeLong (Sr.), TE Alyssa Karpinski (Sr.), QB Tiarra Del Rosario (So.), LB Diona Whitley
Outlook: The Spartans bring back six starters as they hope to improve this season.
Karpinski (100 receptions, 1,275 yards, 18 touchdowns), DeLong (89 receptions, 1,197 yards, 12 TDs) and Del Rosario (2,063 passing yards, 26 TDs) return to guide the offense. Whitley (55 tackles) is back to guide an almost-entirely new defense.
“The Spartans’ defense will be completely revamped with only two returning starters,” Bailey said. “We’re excited about the roster we have and hope to improve defensively from last year.
“Offensively, we’re returning two of the city’s top receivers in Karpinski and DeLong. Quarterback Tiarra Del Rosario is a year older and more seasoned and ready to lead the offense. We expect the passing attack to be formidable once again. We’re very excited about the addition of Haylei Hughes on both offense and defense and look forward to seeing her contributions.”