When Shady Side Academy coach Dave Havern talks about the losses of 2013 Post-Gazette North Xtra Fab 22 all-stars Chuck Calabrese and Dennis Briggs and Jarred Brevard, who all graduated last year, it's not hard to hear what the trio meant to the program.
"You don't replace guys like Briggs and Brevard and Calabrese," Havern said. "They're special guys. They just did great work for us for three, four years."
The seniors accumulated 1,622 yards of total offense and 25 touchdowns between them a season ago, but for as much production as they provided for the Indians, Havern believes this year's success lies in the proverbial trenches.
"The whole starting offensive and defensive line is back so that's a big help," Havern said.