Around the county in 30 days
A daily spring preview of every football program in the county.
Coach: Andre Dobson (first season)
Last season: 7-3
District: Class 2A-11 (Admiral Farragut Academy, Fort Meade, Indian Rocks Christian, Lakeland Christian, Shorecrest)
Key losses: RB JoJo Hess, QB Drew Phillips, OL/DL Chad Rose, QB Tyler Stowell
Who's back: RB Seth Rogers, RB/LB Jeremy Smith, RB/LB Andrew Speake, QB Jimmy VanDeilen
What's new: The Mustangs are a depleted bunch after losing 14 seniors to graduation and two others to transfers. They also were without six players from the baseball team this spring. It showed in a shutout to Seminole in the spring game. Northside will rely on VanDeilen at quarterback in what should be a wide-open attack. In the spring game, the Mustangs pulled out all the stops with reverses on kickoffs and halfback passes.
Audible: "We were missing some guys this spring. We just need to keep working in the offseason and we'll get better." — Dobson
Did you know?: The record of Northside's opponents this season is a combined 60-36.
Northside Christian lost 39-0 to Seminole.
Sept. 5 at Calvary Christian
Sept. 12 vs. Orlando First Academy
Sept. 19 vs. Bradenton Prep
Sept. 26 at Fort Meade
Oct. 3 at Fort Walton Beach
Oct. 10 vs. Admiral Farragut
Oct. 24 vs. Indian Rocks Christian
Oct. 31 at Lakeland Christian
Nov. 7 vs. Shorecrest
Nov. 14 at Keswick Christian
Bob Putnam, Times staff writer