Fairmont Firebirds football preview

High school: Fairmont Firebirds

Division: I

Region: 3

League/conference and division: GWOC National East.

Head coach: Dave Miller, first season at school; career record 125-44 as head coach at Twin Valley South and Covington.

Assistant coaches: Pat Roncagli, Keith Bertram, Greg Bell, George Reinke, Jeff Schwartz, Dave Baker, Josh Jackson, Simon Abboud, David Fleming, Jake Feldmeyer, Brendon Cunningham and Shad Earick.

RELATED: Miller on run game … ‘That’s my DNA’

2015 record, conference / overall: 0-5, 2-8.

5 key returners:

Austin Tackett, 6-2, 210, sr., DE; second team All-GWOC Central.

Graham Bochenek, 6-3, 300, sr., OL, second team All-GWOC Central.

Cam Crayton, 6-0, 165, DB; second team All-GWOC Central.

Trevor Cukovecki, 5-11, 170, sr., DB; second team All-GWOC Central.

Nick Moreland, 5-11, 210, sr., FB/LB.

Jake Perkins, 5-6, 150, jr., RB.

1-2 storylines to follow about your team: New offensive system, going from a spread offense to the triple/midline option.

Coach's comments: The team has been working hard since February and has been receptive to coaching. How good we are will depend on how well everyone on the team buys in and makes a commitment to the program and each other.

Schedule:

Week 1: Fri., Aug. 26 host Alter

Week 2: Fri., Sept. 2 at Hamilton

Week 3: Fri., Sept. 9 at Sycamore

Week 4: Fri., Sept. 16 at Springboro

Week 5: Fri., Sept. 23 host Beavercreek

Week 6: Fri., Sept. 30 at Miamisburg

Week 7: Fri., Oct. 7 host West Carrollton

Week 8: Fri., Oct. 14 at Wayne

Week 9: Fri., Oct. 21 host Centerville

Week 10: Fri., Oct. 28 at Springfield

* All games at 7 p.m.