Football Friday Previews: Salem Spartans

      Salem Spartans

      Head Coach: Steve Magenbauer

      Last year's record/playoff result: 12-1, lost to Heritage in state semifinals

      Big losses to graduation: Matt Hill, QB, also Chad Fisher, WR/Safety

      Spartans look to be strong up front on the lines, led by senior Alex Light

      Games to circle on the calendar: Aug. 30 at Franklin Co, Sept. 20 at Northside

      Click here to see Salem's schedule: CLICK HERE

      Summary: The Spartans hope to keep the momentum from last year's 12-1 season going strong. One challenge this year has been finding a new quarterback to try and fill the big shoes of the graduated Matt Hill. Coach Steve Magenbauer expects the offense to be clicking on opening night. Lineman Alex Light says the Spartans are going to "pound, pound, pound." He says Salem will run the ball a lot and the defense will stop opponents by hopefully outlasting them. Salem has two tough road games in the first four weeks, opening at Franklin County and then playing at big rival Northside.