Coach Jack Byrne: (First year)
2018 record: 6-3, didn’t make playoffs
Offense: Multiple two-back; Defense: 50
Returning starters/lettermen (10): Bobby Dicicco, Sr., TE/LB, 6-0, 205; Mason Belsky, Sr., OL/DL, 6-1, 215; Riley Desmarais, Sr., RB/LB, 5-10, 185; Owen Preble, Sr., OL/DL, 6-0, 215; Dylan Szostak, Sr., OL/DL, 5-10, 210; Joey DaSliva, Jr., WR/DB, 6-0, 180; Eli Nicoloupoulos, Jr., OL/DL, 5-10, 250; Stephen Mague, Jr., OL/LB, 5-10, 190; Stefan Robert, Jr., WR/DB, 5-10, 170; Rocky Heres, Jr., QB/DB, 6-2, 180
Promising newcomers: Dylan Field, Sr., RB/LB, 5-9, 175; Kyle Keenan, Sr., QB/DB, 5-10, 175; Zach Leclerc, Jr., OL/DL, 5-11, 250; Curtis Shattuck, Jr., RB/LB, 6-1, 180; Cole Peterson, Soph., WR/DB, 6-1, 180; Jackson Milano, Soph., OL/LB, 5-11, 200
Returning leaders: Riley Desmarais 14-162, 1 TD receiving, 29-125 rushing, 1 FG; Rocky Heres 7-115, 3 TD receiving; Kyle Keenan 0-1 passing
Returning honorees: Bobby DiCicco, All-Division 1 South first team; Mason Belsky, Riley Desmarais, Dylan Szostak All-Division 1 South second team
Captains: Mason Belsky, Riley Desmarais, Bobby Dicicco, Dylan Szostak
Assistants: Corey Alberico, Ryan Clark, Jim Gallotto, Russ Perkins, Pat Robertson
Odds and ends: Jack Byrne enters his first season as head coach, after serving as defensive coordinator since the program’s inception in 2009. Byrne is also a physical education teacher and assistant wrestling coach at Windham. ... Byrne replaces Bill Raycraft, the program’s head coach since 2009, who stepped down in March. Raycraft is now the athletic director and interim head football coach at Malden Catholic. ... Windham enters its second season in Division 1. The Jags upset perennial powers Pinkerton and Salem last season. ... Two-time Eagle-Tribune All-Star linebacker/offensive lineman Corey Alberico (Windham class of 2013) joins the coaching staff. He was one of Windham’s inaugural captains, then played college football at Castleton State. ... Assistants Ryan Clark, Pat Robertson and Jim Gallotto are holdovers from Raycraft’s staff. ... Bobby DiCicco was an Eagle-Tribune hockey All-Star defenseman last winter. ... Rocky Heres has impressed at quarterback after playing receiver last fall. Kyle Keenan also looks good at QB. ... Mason Belsky is the younger brother of former Eagle-Tribune All-Stars Parker Belsky (WHS class of 2017) and Royce Belsky (WHS 2018). ... Riley Desmarais was the lone captain for the basketball team last winter. He hit 23 3-pointers.
2019 Windham Football Schedule
Sept. 6 at Bedford 7 p.m.
Sept. 14 Goffstown 1:30 p.m.
Sept. 20 at Manchester Memorial 7 p.m.
Sept. 27 Manchester Central 7 p.m.
Oct. 5 Londonderry 1:30 p.m.
Oct. 12 Salem 1:30 p.m.
Oct. 18 at Timberlane 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 26 Pinkerton 1:30 p.m.
Nov. 1 at Concord 7 p.m.