No. 4 BC High eyes Catholic championship


2009: 6-4 (3-1 Catholic Conference)

Coach: John Bartlett (third year, 17-5)

Players to watch: Obum Obukwelu, Sr., OT/DL, 6-2, 265 lbs.; Preston Cooper, Jr., RB/CB, 5-9, 170 lbs.; Jameson McShea, Jr., TE, 6-4, 225 lbs.; Gordon McLeod, Jr., WR, 5-11, 170 lbs.; Mike Gaffney, Sr., LB, 6-1, 200 lbs.

Strengths: Size and physicality of offensive and defensive lines.

Weaknesses: Lack of experience at quarterback.

Outlook: On offense, the Eagles can do it by ground or by air. Running back Preston Cooper is small, but hard to tackle running the ball. Meanwhile, Gordon McLeod and tight end/H-back Jameson McShea are primary targets in the passing game. On the flip side of the ball, it all starts up front with UConn commit Obum Obukwelu. The Eagles are strong at linebacker behind senior Mike Gaffney and sophomore Ryan Tufts.