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Barker/Roy-Hart football squad prepping for fifth season

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 27 August 2015 at 12:00 am

Photo by Mike Wertman – Veteran members of the Barker/Roy-Hart varsity football squad include, in front, Ryan Doepp, Chris Steves, Joe Dimayo and Chris Anderson. In back are Scott Hoyle, Kyle Secore, Joel Ulrich, Ryan Ulrich and Andy Xapsos.

Boasting a good returning nucleus, Barker/Roy-Hart is prepping to begin its fifth season as a merged varsity football squad.

Senior quarterback Andy Xapsos heads the returning contingent which also includes senior linemen Joe Dimayo, Chris Anderson and Chris Steves, senior running backs Joel and Ryan Ulrich, senior receivers Scott Hoyle and Kyle Secore, senior linebacker Ryan Doepp and junior kicker Noah Rocklein.

“The big keys for us are to stay healthy and to get off to a strong start to get the momentum going for the season,” said Coach Bill Bruning. “I like what I’ve seen so far. We’re just looking for the kids to keep improving.”

Barker/Roy-Hart went 1-5 in the ‘B’ North Division and 3-6 overall last fall.

Barker/Roy-Hart is scheduled to scrimmage at Newfane at 10 a.m. Saturday in a tuneup for the September 4 season opener at Tonawanda.

Schedule

Sept. 4 – at Tonawnada, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 11 – at Depew, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 18 – Alden, 7 p.m. at Roy-Hart
Sept. 25 – at Medina/Lyndonville, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 3 – Central Tech/East High, Pa., 2 p.m. at Roy-Hart
Oct. 10 – Albion, 1:30 p.m. at Barker
Oct. 16 – at East Aurora/Holland, 7 p.m.