TribLIVE

| Sports


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Returning tailback to anchor New Brighton's young lineup

TribLIVE Sports Videos

Schedule

Coach: Joe Greco

2011 record: 3-6, 2-6

Date Opponent Time

8.31 Ellwood City* 7

9.7 at Beaver* 7:30

9.14 at South Allegheny  7:30

9.21 Aliquippa* 7

9.28 at Freedom* 7

10.5 Beaver Falls* 7

10.12 at Moon  7:30

10.19 at Riverside* 7

10.26 Mohawk* 7

*conference game

Statistical leaders

Passing Mike Nevill*

54-82, 914 yards, 5 TDs

Rushing Kellen Mackey

105-799 yards, 10 TDs

Receiving Kyle Fabyanic*

13-265 yards, 1 TD

*Graduated

Top high school sports
By Meredith Qualls
Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, 6:29 p.m.
 

Coach Joe Greco believes the Lions are on the way up.

“We've had an excellent offseason,” the New Brighton coach said. “We have a solid core of kids grades 10 through 12. They've put the time in.”

With one more win in 2011 than the year before, Greco believes that this year, the team will be even more competitive.

One obvious strength in the lineup is senior Kellen Mackey, who rushed for 799 yards last season.

“Kellen's going to be one obvious impact player. He's looking for a healthy and successful senior season,” Greco said. “He's a strong, fast kid.”

But Greco isn't looking for Mackey to carry the team.

“We're going to have to be more than just him,” Greco said.

New Brighton is still a young team. Senior Tony Tomasi and juniors Craig Thompson and Braden Thomas will play wide receiver, while juniors Lamar Taft and Tyler St. Esprit will play fullback. Joe Greco's son, Gabe, a junior, will play quarterback in the team's spread offense.

The Lions have not been to the postseason since 2003, and this year Greco wants his team to be in the mix.

“The (Midwestern Conference) is always competitive. That's just the way it is,” Greco said. “We hope to be one of the teams fighting for a playoff spot.”

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Football

  1. WPIAL coaches, quarterbacks have concerns about using newly approved footballs
  2. Shady Side Academy football out to compete for Allegheny title
  3. Southmoreland seeking 1st playoff appearance in 35 years
  4. New season, new home for Belle Vernon coach Humbert
  5. Previewing Week 1 high school football matchups
  6. New coach likes the talent at Belle Vernon Area
  7. Quad North neighbors North Allegheny, Seneca Valley set for opener
  8. Experienced senior class leads defending champion South Fayette
  9. Heavy-hearted Burrell set to take on rival Valley
  10. Big 9 rival Ringgold to challenge Thomas Jefferson in season opener
  11. Charleroi coach says ‘the sky is the limit’ for Cougars
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.