2015 Wilmington Football Preview

Wilmington, PA (WYTV) – The Greyhounds are coming off another postseason trip in Region 1, but have graduated nearly all of their skill players, forcing veteran coach Terry Verrelli to make some adjustments with this year’s team.

Verrelli returns for his 37th season with the Greyhounds. He’s won 282 games in that span and returns 11 starters, 6 on defense and 5 on offense, which will be led by junior Spencer DeMedal at quarterback. He’s been a two-way standout the past several years but now takes over the spread, no-huddle offense. The Greyhounds have played in a Wing-T style for decades, but made the change based on personnel this season. A veteran offensive line will hopefully help that cause, and keep the up-tempo offense moving.

“It’s been difficult for me,” said Verrelli.  “I know what I want and I’m still searching. Every day I search because we ran a little bit of spread, but we’re a Wing-T team. I see the advantage of the spread if you have a quarterback that can hurt you with his feet, and I think that maybe we do and we’ve got people that can catch the football so I think maybe it’s the best thing for us this year. I hope I’m right.”

“We can be as good as we want to be<” said senior lineman Tyler George. “It just depends on how hard we work, and how hard we work for it.”

“The past few years we haven’t made the playoffs,” said DeMedal. “I mean, we made it last year but we only lasted one round. And we just want to make the playoffs bad, and win D10 like we did the old times.”

The Greyhounds open the season against Grove City on September 4th.

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