What are the Falcons doing?
Giving do-it-all RB Jeremy Deering 30 touches a game in a variety of positions. The Falcons believe they might have their best supporting cast yet.
What they're saying about the Falcons
Coach Hugh Dehnert "We've got a nice group of seniors, along with some kids who transferred in. We're excited about our prospects.
Coach Hugh Dehnert "We don't have a lot of depth. I at least want an offense and a defense, and we're there. There were times when we'd punt the ball and no one would hardly come off the field."
Plant coach Robert Weiner "Leto is a tremendously improved team that is one to look out for this year. With Jeremy as one of the county's best and a solid crew around him, they could be a surprise team."
RB Jeremy Deering "We have to get over the hump this year. It's different. We have more intensity in practice. We have more guys coming out. We're working harder."
RB Jeremy Deering "Our district isn't going to be easy, but it gives us a good chance to win, at least to make the playoffs."
Friday Night Rewind This year will mark the first year since 1996 a senior class has had the same coaching staff all four years. They have the stability. This year, wins will start to follow.
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A few Falcons we'll be following on Fridays
RB Jeremy Deering One of the county's top talents. Count on seeing him at RB, QB, WR to utilize all his skills - and give Leto its best opportunity to win.
DB/OLB Lorenzo Laporte His smarts and physical play make up for being undersized; one of the team's leaders.
WR Micah Leon Gaither transfer paces the Falcons in the weight room and has good hands to boot.
RB Terik Greensberry Senior has great feet and has been lauded the team's best blocker.
OT Mike Heilman Two-year starter serves as a coach on the field for the Falcons.
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Tweet and sour
Why the Falcons will make the playoffs
WillWinIf Leto's 22 seniors take charge of taking the program to the next level.
Why the Falcons may not make the playoffs
WillLoseIf Defenses key on Deering, and the rest of the offense fails to step up.