Bloom Township Blazing Trojans
Last year's record: 2-7 (1-4 Southland Athletic Conference), did not qualify for playoffs.
Head coach: Tony Palombi
Record: 19-62 at school and 22-77 overall.
Assistant coaches: Gabe Damiani, Kendrick Hall, Erick Middleton, Chad Nardi, Tom Tong.
Starters back: 11 (8 on offense, 3 on defense)
Top offensive players: Malcolm Hurt , Sr., TE (5 catches); Kendall McGinnis, Sr., RB; Stacey Peoples, Sr., WR.
Top defensive players: Josiah Dailey, Sr., DB (6 INTs); Hurt, Sr., LB (41 tackles); Mr. Clark, Sr., DB
The Times Breakdown
Bloom's record from last season can be deceiving, considering that the Blazing Trojans' seven losses were each by eight points or less. The heart and soul of the 2012 Bloom Township team will be the offensive line. Five seniors make up the starters across the offensive line and its success will lead to success for the Bloom offense. Quarterback Lavonte Blackful transferred. Hurt is a two-way starter for the Blazing Trojans who will look to be a big factor for Bloom Township both at the tight end position and linebacker. Palombi has been impressed with the professional attitude of his players while preparing for the 2012 season. The seniors at Bloom Township will be a big determinate to the team's ability to bounce back from a tough 2011 campaign.
Quote: “"It's going to be a step up from last year. I expect us to be a lot better than we were last year." !~ Palombi
!~ Compiled by Dwight Haislet