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Spring football capsule: Chamberlain


Coach: Joe Severino (second season, 1-9; 17th season overall, 69-99)

Last season: 1-9

District: Class 5A, District 5

Key losses: DB Willie Bostic, QB Travis Hanchett, OLB/WB Roger Madrazo, CB Aubrey Williams

Who's back: OL/DL Todd Baldwin, QB Thaddeous Baxley, LB/FB Reshay Hubbard, RB/CB Xavier Johnson, WR/S Dwyane Richardson, OLB/RB Carlin Scott, DT/OT Derek Venegas, OT Gerald Vickers, WR Will Whiteside, OG/DL Tim Wright

What's new: Not much, which for Severino is refreshing. After a disastrous 2009 in which one coach (Billy Turner) retired, another (John Colbert) resigned after spring drills and more than a half-dozen prominent players transferred out, Severino said stability has finally prevailed. Only four significant players graduated, and no one of note transferred. "We're ahead because we played all these guys," said Severino, who has about 45 players this spring. "We were raided pretty good (after 2008) with the graduation of 27 seniors and the recruiting of all the guys from here. So all these (returning) guys at least have experience." … Severino won't reveal much about his offense, but look for it to have a lot of wing-T elements. Whiteside, a rangy (6 feet 21/2, 185 pounds) rising senior, should be a vital cog in the game plan. … Defensively, the second-year coach is high on Hubbard and Scott, who could give Chamberlain a solid corps of linebackers. … Neil McKinnis, a soccer player, gives Chamberlain the placekicker it sorely lacked. "This guy can boom it," Severino said.

Audible: "We're going from beleaguered to blazing." — Severino, who uses "blazing" to describe the Chiefs' intensity

Did you know?: Jim Gee and Kirk Karsen, Chiefs assistants during the Billy Turner era, are among the new faces on Severino's staff. Karsen is the defensive coordinator. … Johnson started every game last season as a freshman.

Spring game: Half vs. Gaither (at Hillsborough), 6:30 p.m. May 21

2010 schedule

Aug. 27 vs. Jefferson (preseason classic)

Sept. 3 vs. Durant

Sept. 10 at Wharton

Sept. 16 at Hillsborough

Sept. 24 vs. Tampa Bay Tech

Oct. 1 at Plant City

Oct. 8 vs. Alonso

Oct. 15 at Armwood

Oct. 22 vs. Gaither

Oct. 29 vs. Brandon

Nov. 5 at Plant

Joey Knight, Times staff writer

Spring football capsule: Chamberlain 05/11/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 11, 2010 11:26pm]
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