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Springfield Cosmos

Athletic Director Mike Hatt

Football: Division II

Head coach - Mike Hatt, seventh season as varsity coach.

The Springfield High School football team is coming off a year in which you can't do any better - an undefeated season and Division III state championship.

Despite losing several key players to graduation including three Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl selections, the Cosmos still bring back plenty of fire power as they gun for another title, however it looks like this year, the division could be wide open.

With all-state quarterback Grant White now graduated, do not expect the Cosmos to throw the ball down field nearly as much as in the past, however senior QB Brandon Boyle did get some reps under center last year and is a great athlete in his own right.

Boyle was also the Cosmos best receiver last season and after moving to quarterback, his top targets will be split end Colin LaPlante and all-purpose running backs Billy Wheeler and Matt Mitchell, who will both also share the ball-carrying duties.

Wheeler will also see some time at the quarterback position as well, which would also allow Boyle to again, run some plays at wide receiver.

The Comsos will also miss wide out Shawn Keefe, who is out with a knee injury, but also watch for Bennett Chevalier to catch some passes and start on the defensive side of the ball.

Players looking to create an impact on the defensive side of the ball include Kirk Pertham and the aforementioned Bennett.

Despite the loss of all-state lineman Keith Cook, Springfield's offensive line remains a strength with Ben Cox (center), Luke Morin and Max Lake (guards) and T.J. Wallace and James Stillings (tackles).

Although perhaps not as stacked as last year, this Cosmos team still has enough talent and experience to make a serious run at a nother title, however like most championship runs, they will have to stay healthy because they are not as deep this seasson.

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