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Spring football capsule: Fivay

Around the North Suncoast in 30 days

A daily spring preview of every football program in Hernando and Pasco counties


Coach: Chris Taylor (first season; sixth season overall, 24-27)

Last season: First-year program

District: None (mixed junior varsity/varsity schedule)

Players to watch: MLB/FB Cole Ruch, OL Kelly Meus, QB Tyler Degen, RB Aaron Gordon, OL/TE/DL Michael Faulkner, OL/TE/DL Kevin Faulkner

What's new: Taylor went into the three weeks of spring practice hoping to install the basic offensive and defensive packages. He said no one has emerged as a starter but there are some quality players. He is excited to see what freshmen come to camp in August. … The Falcons will run the same schemes that Taylor ran at Ridgewood. On defense, it will be an aggressive 4-4. On offense, there will be multiple formations with a focus on zone blocking.

Audible: "The spring really exceeded my expectations. The kids were motivated and excited. I am thankful that we can play a split schedule. Hopefully, we'll end the year on a positive note. We should have a positive experience to build the program on." — Taylor

Did you know? The Falcons played an intrasquad scrimmage at Bayonet Point Middle School in New Port Richey on May 21, where they practiced. … Taylor has assembled an accomplished coaching staff. Former Land O'Lakes offensive coordinator Tim White will serve in the same position, and former Central coach Cliff Lohrey will be the defensive coordinator. … Like Anclote, Sunlake and Wiregrass Ranch, Fivay will play a mixed JV and varsity schedule in its first season. "I know other coaches have gone through this already," Taylor said. "And I am not above talking to other coaches for advice. I have already touched base with (Sunlake's (Bill Browning and Anclote's Matt Wicks)."

Spring game: None

2010 schedule

Sept. 2 vs. Sunlake (JV)

Sept. 9 at Weeki Wachee (JV)

Sept. 17 vs. Central

Sept. 24 at Hudson

Oct. 1 at Berkeley Prep

Oct. 8 at Wiregrass Ranch

Oct. 14 vs. Zephyrhills (JV)

Oct. 21 at Gulf (JV)

Oct. 29 vs. Ridgewood

Nov. 4 vs. Pasco (JV)

Derek J. LaRiviere, Times correspondent

Spring football capsule: Fivay 05/26/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 10:08pm]
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