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

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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.