Area coaches discuss the lack of coaching changes this offseason, and how that's good for the league Elijah Armold
This is the 10th installment of our daily preview capsules leading up to the start of the York-Adams League high school football season.
Team: West York Bulldogs.
Coach: Jeremy Jones (third season).
2016 record: 2-8 overall, 2-4 in York-Adams Division II.
Key losses (Division II All-Stars in bold):Joey King, wide receiver; Cadence Thomas, running back, wide receiver; Austin Spangler, center; Anthony Torres, defensive tackle; Evan Keim, kicker.
Key returners (Division II All-Stars in bold): Ay'Juan Marshall, Justin Wetzel, Nick Spadafora, Corey Wise, Jamal Anderson, Shane Kauffman, Drew Robinson, Noah Sjoberg, Pat Lichty, Andrew LaManna.
2017 schedule (Division II games in bold): Aug. 25, at Governor Mifflin (7 p.m.); Sept. 1. vs. Central York (7 p.m.); Sept. 8, at Dallastown (7 p.m.); Sept. 15, vs. Manheim Central (7 p.m.); Sept. 22, at Eastern York (7 p.m.); Sept. 29, vs. Kennard-Dale (7 p.m.); Oct. 13, vs. York Suburban (7 p.m.); Oct. 20, at Susquehannock (7 p.m.); Oct. 27, at Dover (7 p.m.); Nov. 3, vs. Gettysburg (7 p.m.).
Outlook: West York returns seven starters on offense and eight on defense as it seeks to bounce back from a down year.
Among the returning starters are Corey Wise, who passed for 756 yards as a freshman, and Andrew LaManna, who caught 20 passes in 2016.
West York head coach Jeremy Jones said the players are excited for the season.
"They don't want to go 2-8 again," Jones said.
The Bulldogs' head coach thinks there are two keys to a successful season for his team.
"Maintaining our health is huge because we don't have a lot of depth, plus making sure our kids keep getting better."
West York faces a highly demanding schedule. Along with their York-Adams Division II opponents, the Bulldogs take on two Class 5-A powers, Manheim Central and Governor Mifflin, and two Division I teams from their own league, Central York and Dallastown.
Quotable: "Playing good teams helps make your team better." — senior Nick Spadafora.
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