Springdale has had a strong history in soccer for many years, so Dyanmos football coach Dave Leasure is always appreciative of anyone who can kick a football through the uprights either after a touchdown or for a field goal.
"Kickers got us into the  playoffs," Leasure said, noting identical 14-12 Eastern Conference victories against Monessen and Greensburg Central Catholic. "We were able to hit our PATs in those games. We always stress the kicking game in practice."
While hoping for contributions from the kickers, Leasure said there is plenty of experience on his 38-player roster. Seven players return on offense, including all five players on the line for a team that finished 6-4 last year, 5-3 in the Eastern Conference.
"We're pleased with this," he said. "We were 3-6 two years ago, and we started three freshmen and four sophomores that year. These kids are now juniors and seniors and they've played a lot of varsity football. That's big for us because we run the Wing-T offense, and that requires a lot of role blocking. Zone blocking is easier to teach, so this type of blocking takes time to teach. We're light years ahead of where we were last year."