Two years ago, Springdale football coach Dave Leasure was forced to rely on a handful of underclassmen. The Dynamos won just three games in 2013 and failed to qualify for the WPIAL playoffs.
They did bounce back last season by winning their last four games en route to locking up a playoff spot out of the Eastern Conference. Leasure's team finished 6-4 after losing to Shenango in the first round of the Class A bracket.
Springdale, however, is hoping the experience from that challenging year pays off this fall. With their traditional Wing-T offense, the Dynamos opened their campaign on a positive last week with a 34-20 win against Serra Catholic. Ben Sowinski, a junior, rushed for a game-high 203 yards and three touchdowns.