The Scouting Report; Division 2 West.

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Byline: Jim Wilson

Bartlett Indians

Coach (career record): Chris Nasis (6-5).

Assistant coaches: Jason Grenier, Scott Kunkel, Jerry Nadeau, Ron Donais, Chris Williams, Steven Zablocki.

2006 record (division): 6-5 (3-4).

Returning starters: 12 (6 offense, 6 defense).

Captains: Sr. WR/DB Andrew Price (6 TDs), Sr. OL/DL Robert Bardier, Sr. OL/DL Andre Thomas, Sr. WR Nick Kiritsis (3 TDs).

Other key returnees: N/A.

Notable newcomers: N/A.

Strengths: Lines and skill positions.

Weaknesses: Overall depth and experience.

Coach Nasis' comments: "The division has been reformatted, and all the teams have a shot to do very well in their respective divisions."

Scouting report: The Indians lose a big weapon in QB Kyle Nadeau. However, behind a talented offensive line led by Bardier and Thomas, they could contend this year. Bartlett was third in the division in scoring last year with 216 points.

Schedule:

Sept. 7 ... at David Prouty, 7

Sept. 14 ... Uxbridge, 7

Sept. 21 ... Northbridge, 7

Sept. 28 ... South, 7

Oct. 5 ... at Clinton, 7

Oct. 12 ... North, 7

Oct. 19 ... Shepherd Hill, 7

Oct. 26 ... Quabbin, 7

Nov. 3 ... at Grafton, 1

Nov. 9 ... at Tantasqua, 7

Nov. 22 ... at Southbridge, 10:15

North Polar Bears

Coach (career record): Mike Ross (60-19).

Assistant coaches: Andrew Tuccio, Mike Besaw, Dan Boyle, Greg Yanovich.

2006 record (division): 4-7 (3-4).

Returning starters: 9 (4 offense, 5 defense).

Captains: Sr. G/LB Alejandro Olivencia, Sr. TE/S Nick Gemme, Jr. T/DE Onasis Occasio, Jr. OT/DT Paul DiStefano.

Other key returnees: Jr. RB/DB Cody Carter (264 rushing yards), Sr. RB/DB Will Shepherd (396 rushing yards).

Notable newcomers: So. RB/S Humphrey Souza, Jr. TE/DE Kwame Akota, Jr. TE/DE Derek Walker.

Strengths: Both lines.

Weaknesses: Depth.

Coach Ross's comments: "We will go as far as our line takes us. We have a young backfield looking to jell and the experience on the line will help them ease into the new season."

Scouting report: The Polar Bears are hoping to contend in a new division this year and will rely on the two-pronged running attack of Carter and Shepherd in the double-wing offense. North's line should provide ample blocking behind Olivencia, Occasio and DiStefano.

Schedule:

x-Sept. 8 ... Oxford, 10

Sept. 15 ... at Worcester Tech, 1

Sept. 22 ... at Burncoat, 1

Sept. 28 ... at Southbridge, 7

Oct. 5 ... at Quabbin, 7

Oct. 12 ... at Bartlett, 7

Oct. 19 ... Tantasqua, 7

Oct. 27 ... Doherty, 2

Nov. 2 ... at Shepherd Hill, 7

Nov. 9 ... Northbridge, 7

Nov. 21 ... South, 7

x-at Burncoat High

Northbridge Rams

Coach (career record): Ken LaChapelle (248-78-6).

Assistant coaches: J.J. Donohue, Matt Hauthier, Jess LaChapelle, John Demagian, Steve Falconer, Dean Bennett, Dustin Brown.

2006 record (division): 6-5 (3-4).

Returning starters: 12 (7 offense, 5 defense).

Captains: Sr. RB/DB Tyler Bennett (478 rushing yards), Sr. OT/DT Peter McCridis, Sr. TE/S Jemal Clarke (19 catches, 247 yards).

Other key returnees: Jr. QB Zach Zidelis (1,016 passing yards, 8 TDs), LB Drew Russell, SE/S Alex Miszasik (22 catches, 340 yards).

Notable newcomers: So. QB Ben Richards, So. C/LB Corey Krazanik, Jr. WR/CB Michael Padro, OT/DT Kyle Bayet, So. G/LB James Tabor.

Strengths: Skill...

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