New Hampshire Football Report

Team previews: Windham


Coach: Bill Raycraft (ninth season).
Division/Conference: Division II South.
2016 Record: 10-1 (lost to Plymouth in Division II semifinals).
Returning Starters on Defense: (6).
Returning Starters on Offense: (8).
Key Returnees (Where they started last season in BOLD): Royce Belsky (FB/LB), Thomas Splagounias (TE/DE), Jake Aleksa (RB/DB), Tommy Emrick (RB/S), Jimmy Williams  (TE/DE), Collin Peterson  (TE/DB), Cody Potter  (QB), Christopher Burke (K), Anthony McQuire (DB), Zach Cunha  (OL/DL), Hayden Wilson  (OL/DL)
Season Opener: Sept. 2 vs. Hollis/Brookline.
Coach’s Comment: ​Entering the 2016 we had numerous questions in some key positions. Those questions were answered with young players and we have most of them returning.  The key to success in any season will be filling spots of seniors from last season and so far we like what we have seen in the one’s vying for a spot in the starting rotation.  Our strength will certainly be our speed as this may be the most athletic team we’ve put on the field.  To have the results we expect we’ll need the players to adapt to some of our changes and understand the process it takes with some new players taking on much bigger roles.  The teams to beat  in the conference will be everyone. There is so little room for error in the current format that there can be no off weeks. Those returning the most in Division II South are Hollis-Brookline, Milford, Souhegan and St. Thomas.  Other Division II teams expected to be strong are Plymouth, John Stark and Bow.


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