FORT WAYNE, IN. (WANE) – From 2011 to 2012, Homestead football won 19 games and lost just two. The Spartans offense was nearly unstoppable, averaging just a shade under 47 points per game. In 2013, the numbers dipped to 5-5 and 26 per game. It’s easy to see the connection and it resulted in the Spartans first non-winning season since 1994 and just their fifth in over 40 years.
Homestead is hoping a deep and experienced offense will lead to a quick turnaround in the programs final year in the NHC.
Senior quarterback Logan Ormsby is back after throwing for over 2,000 yards and 20 touchdowns last season. Those numbers figure to go up with receivers Ben Skowronek, Austin Krider, Carlos Sanchez and John Lark all back. The receiving group is experienced, athletic and in the case of Skowronek, big. Adding to the intrigue on offense is a pair of senior running backs lining up behind a five-senior offensive line.
On the other side of the ball, six starters are back on defense for Homestead. Travis Thatcher and Landon Durrell return to the defensive line, while linebacker Adam Newport is back as well. The secondary brings back a pair of starters.
Homestead will scrimmage Snider on Friday, before hosting Huntington North in the season opener on August 22nd.