Coach: Jeff Cahill, first year
2007 record: 5-5 (1-5 Southeast)
Returning starters: Five offense, six defense
Top players: WR/DE Jeff Pozdol (Sr.); WR/CB Justin Burdno (Sr.); RB/LB Anthony Ireland (Sr.); RB Charles Phillips (Sr.); RB/LB Martell Walker (Sr.)
Outlook: Cahill takes over for longtime coach Cliff Frazier. Cahill, a 1992 Basic graduate, served as an assistant at Basic since 2002 and will continue using Frazier’s spread offense.
Though the Wolves must replace top athlete Greg Henderson and quarterback Josh Ross, the cupboard isn’t bare.
Receivers Pozdol and Burdno combined to catch more than 50 passes last season and will give new starting quarterback Robby Faiman experienced targets.
Ireland, Phillips and
Basic’s junior varsity team went 8-1 last season, and many of those players will be counted on to help.