Football: Thumbnail Sketch of La Salle

La Salle High

Coach: Drew Gordon, 63-18 in six seasons.

Last year: 12-2 overall; 4-0 Catholic League Red; Catholic League champ; advanced to PIAA Class AAAA state semis.

Offense: Multiple.

Defense: 40.

Top returnees: Sean Coleman, WR-DB-KR, 5-9, 160; Tom Spiteri, OL-DL, 6-2, 280; Patrick Hoffman, OL-DL, 6-4, 260; Andrew Carlone OL-DL, 6-1, 240; Luke Persichetti, OL/DL, 6-0, 240; Chris Kane, QB, 6-0, 210; Jared Herrmann, RB, 5-9, 170; Jon Naji, TE-DE, 6-1, 235; Ryan Winslow, WR-PK-P, 6-5, 205; Dad Poquie, DB, 5-10, 185; Jimmy Herron, QB-WR-DB, 6-0, 170; Mike Eife, FB, 5-8, 190; Trent Simmons, FB/LB, 6-0, 240.

Drew Gordon: "Our strength at this point is probably up front."

Notes: Brett Gordon, former standout QB for La Salle and Villanova, returns to the program as offensive coordinator; Kane moves over from fullback/tight end to play QB; Spiteri is hearing from Ivy and Patriot League schools; Winslow, also a wide receiver, will be a punter at the University of Pittsburgh; look for Hermann and sophomore Jordan Meachum to be the primary ballcarriers, with Eife as the blocking back.

-Rick O'Brien

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