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Tyrone Perkins of Friends Academy.

Tyrone Perkins of Friends Academy. (Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

FRIENDS ACADEMY QUAKERS

2012 Record: 4-4

Coach: Ron Baskind, 27th season


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KEY PLAYERS: Tyrone Perkins, RB/LB, 6-0, 175, Jr.; Austin Rossi, OL/LB, 6-1, 175, Sr.; Nicholas Chapman, C/LB, 6-0, 180, Sr.; Bill Rechler, RB/LB, 5-7, 160, Sr.; Cam Constants,WR/DB, 5-10, 160, Sr

ABOUT THE QUAKERS: With several of their top tacklers back, including linebackers Rossi (41 tackles), Zach Sideris (34) and Chapman, the defense could take a step forward this year. Perkins, who had 550 yards rushing and 13 total TDs, is back with Constants and Rechler to run the spread offense. Skyler Zaken will help lead an experienced offensive line.

GREAT NECK NORTH BLAZERS

2012 record: 2-6

Coach: Chris Ceasar, 1st season

KEY PLAYERS: Justin Nasimi, RB/DB, 5-8, 175, Sr.; Brian Kahen, QB/LB, 5-10, 185, Sr.; Mike Torres, RB/DB, 5-9, 175, Jr.; Yair Sarraf, WR/DB, 5-11, 175, Sr.; Rom Cohen, RB/LB, 5-11, 210, Jr.

ABOUT THE BLAZERS: Nasimi (800 yds, 6 TDs), Torres (500 yds, 4 TDs) and newcomer Cohen will lead what figures to be an impressive ground attack. Kahen, who also had 65 tackles while playing linebacker, will compete with Tyler Weiss for time at quarterback. Sarraf had four interceptions last season and returns to lead a more experienced defense.

GREAT NECK SOUTH REBELS

2012 record: 2-6

Coach: Mike Passuello, 4th season

KEY PLAYERS: Eitan Agagi, WR, 5-8, 165, Sr.; Ben Lee, QB, 5-10, 185, Jr.; Marc Giovanniello, OG, 6-0, 210, Sr.; Sal Lanzilotta, C, 6-1, 205, Sr.; Jamar Henry, LB, 6-2, 195, Sr.

ABOUT THE REBELS: Agagi (6 TDs), Lee, Giovanniello, Lanzilotta and Alexander Lin lead an experienced group of offensive players for Great Neck South, which averaged 29 points per game over its final four contests last season. Newcomers Anthony Pena, at running back, and Mitchell Peng, at wide receiver, add depth. Henry will pace an athletic 5-2 defense.

JERICHO JAYHAWKS

2012 record: 5-3

Coach: Tim Drake, 1st year

KEY PLAYERS: Ryan Condon, WR/LB, 6-0, 170, Sr.; Alex Gerome, G, 5-11, 195, Sr.; Ian Green, QB/S, 6-1, 175, Sr.; Spencer Shapiro, WR/LB, 5-11, 185, Sr.; Donovan Condon, RB, 5-8, 160, So.

ABOUT THE JAYHAWKS: With all of the team's skill players returning, including Green, who threw seven touchdown passes last season, and Ryan Condon, Jericho's offense could take off this season. Donovan Condon and Shapiro will give Green two excellent options to hand off and pass to. Gerome leads a solid group in the trenches.

LONG ISLAND LUTHERAN CRUSADERS

2012 Record: 7-0

Coach: Chris Reno, 11th season

KEY PLAYERS: Elijah Walters, LB/FB, 6-0, 235, Sr.; Steven Benz, C, 6-0, 215, Jr.; Tyler Seger, QB/S, 6-3, 200, Sr.; Anthony McCoy, RB, 6-1, 180, So.; Tristan Etienne, RB/LB, 5-9, 170, Fr.

ABOUT THE CRUSADERS: Walters and Seger will provide leadership for a Lutheran team that lost 16 seniors. Benz -- one of two sophomores to start last season -- helps pace the offense with McCoy, who ran for 149 yards as a freshman.

PORT WASHINGTON VIKINGS

2012 Record: 7-1

Coach: Jamel Ramsey, third season

KEY PLAYERS: James Burns, QB, 6-5, 195, Sr.; Michael Ginnusa, RB/LB, 5-11, 180, Sr.; Angel Reyes, RB/LB, 5-10, 170, Sr.; Matt Siegel, WR, 6-3, 170, Sr.; Kyle Granger, WR/S, 6-2, 175, Sr.

ABOUT THE VIKINGS: Port Washington returns all of its skill position players, including Burns (973 yards passing) and Ginnusa (682 yards rushing), to what could be an explosive offense. Top pass rusher Jermain Brown leads the defense, along with Granger and newcomers Johnny Nahas and Mark Livshin.

ROSLYN BULLDOGS

2012 Record: 4-4

Coach: Michael Corcoran, first year

KEY PLAYERS: Alex Epprecht, LB/HB, 5-9, 160, Sr.; Christopher Snipes, LB/HB, 6-1, 175, Sr.; Thomas Davis, CB/RB, 5-5, 130, Jr.; Jordan Fishbach, S/WR, 5-11, 170, Sr.; Brian Rogoofsky, OG/DT, 5-8, 215, Sr.

ABOUT THE BULLDOGS: Roslyn has an impressive group of seniors, led by Epprecht, Snipes, Fishbach and Rogoofsky, who are looking to build off an impressive second half in 2012. The Bulldogs won three of their last five games last season, including their final two by a margin of 89-26.

ST. DOMINIC BAYHAWKS

2012 Record: 0-7

Coach: Ed Tini, first season

KEY PLAYERS: Ronald Opara, OL/DL, 5-10, 185, Sr.; Paul Scholz, OL/DL, 5-10, 185, Sr.; Connor Merritt, C, 5-8, 145, Sr.; Stephen Ferrandino, OL/DL, 5-8, 155; Gerard O'Donnell, OL/DL, 5-10, 170

ABOUT THE BAYHAWKS: Opara, Scholz, Merritt, Ferrandino and O'Donnell are expected to provide a solid foundation up front for St. Dominic's power I offense. Seniors Joseph Venezia (WR) and Dominic Cabey (RB/DB), newcomers to the team, bring athleticism to a team that expects to be much improved.

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