Seton Catholic Preseason Preview

A new face in the 4A ranks is Seton Catholic. We take a look at this new 4A2 team.

Team: Seton Catholic
Mascot: Sentinels

City: Chandler

Head coach: Roger Schenks

2006 Record: 11-1

Region: 4A2 East Sky




8/23- Scrimmage @ Carl Hayden

8/31- @ Copper Canyon

9/7- @ Sinagua (NAU)

9/14- Buckeye (@ Mesquite)

9/21- Notre Dame (@ Valley Christian)

9/28- @ Desert Edge

10/5- @ Arcadia

10/12- @ Higley

10/19- Coronado (Homecoming @ Mesquite)

10/26- Queen Creek (@ Valley Chritian)

11/2- @ Tempe


Key Losses: K Eric Keilty, RB Nick Samuels, P Joe Koestner, DL Pat Sullivan, DL Matt Polowski, HC


Key Returners: LB John McDonald, DB Nick Gleisner, HC Rodger Schenks




Last season Seton went 11-1 and lost to Wickenburg in the playoffs. This year they move up to 4A2 and the move itself is difficult as it is but they also drew a tough schedule with over half of their opponents making the playoffs last year. Former head coach Pete Wahlheim took the job at Highland and left new head coach Rodger Schenks with 23 players returning including 12 sophomores.


Coach Schenks says this about making the jump to 4A2, "I look forward to the jump to 4A, and we have the right attitude going into the season. The players are excited and look forward to the challenge in front of them."


Schenks sites discipline and work ethic as the strengths of his team and feels that LB Jon McDonald and DB Nick Gleisner are two of his top players. Both made all city by the Tribune.


Schenks also feels that his team was competitive against bigger schools in passing league this summer and looks for OL Justin Hendrickson, WR/DB Chris Baker, QB/DB Lucas McCarville and RB/LB Corey Vaughn to be pleasant surprises.


This has been a quality 3A team in the past and although they face a tough schedule, I expect Seton Catholic to be competitive.


* Note* Renovations to the facilities means that home games for Seton will be at Valley Christian or Mesquite

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