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Posted: Friday, August 29, 2008 2:31 pm | Updated: 9:37 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

 The numbers were heavily stacked against Chandler Seton Catholic last season.

A strong and tradition-rich program at the 2A and 3A levels, the Sentinels were simply outmanned during their foray into 4A-II.

Playing against schools whose enrollment was at least double and sometimes triple that of its 527, Seton found it hard to compete. The result was a 2-8 record, a mark which was difficult for many to stomach.

“A lot of the kids that played last year have used — it hasn’t been solicited — they’ve just used the word 'embarrassed’ about last year,” new coach Rex Bowser said.

While enrollment is about the same, there are two differences this season that should improve Seton’s record and prevent additional bruising of the ego.

The first is that there has been a spike in participation. While a majority of the starters played on both sides of the ball last season, Bowser said that barring injury he’ll have no more than four going two ways.

The other change is that the Sentinels will run the spread offense, which should help them overcome their lack of size. One of the biggest players on the field will be 6-foot-4, 200-pound junior quarterback Justin Sieczkowski.

While the spread can be complicated, Bowser said he has been pleased with how his players have taken to it.

“They’re very quick learners, and I think that’s the biggest thing we have going for us right now because I got such a late start,” said Bowser, who was hired July 8.

“Things have had to come together really fast because everything we’re doing is completely brand new.”

Hopefully that will mean winning consistently at the 4A level as well.

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No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr.
5 Troy Temple WR/DB 5-7 165 Sr.
7 Anthony Gillespie WR/DB 5-9 140 So.
8 Anthony Wallace QB 5-11 155 So.
9 Michael Chavez K 5-9 140 Jr.
11 Trevor Gleisner WR/DB 6-1 170 Jr.
12 Justin Sieczkowski QB 6-4 200 Jr.
13 Travis Hawes WR/DB 5-10 155 Jr.
14 Zac Awender WR/DB 6-0 155 Jr.
15 Jake Barro QB/DB 5-7 140 So.
20 Tommy Elkins WR/DB 6-0 150 Sr.
21 Joey Harrington WR/DB 5-9 175 Sr.
22 Kyle Johnson RB/LB 5-10 175 Jr.
23 Zach Weatherman WR/LB 6-0 185 Sr.
24 Chris Alcock RB/DL 5-7 160 Sr.
30 Bobby Mayer WR/DB 6-4 180 Sr.
32 Connor Walborn WR/LB 6-0 175 Sr.
33 Greg Rodriguez RB/LB 5-8 175 Jr.
34 Tim Waters WR/DB 5-10 135 Sr.
38 Nate Smith WR/LB 5-11 160 Sr.
40 Chad Allen WR/DB 5-11 155 Sr.
44 Mitch Hershkowitz RB/LB 5-11 205 Sr.
45 Cody Weldon WR/DB 5-9 150 Sr.
51 Max Henkhaus OL/DL 6-0 165 Jr.
52 Matt Hawkins OL/DL 6-2 205 Jr.
54 Dan Floyd OL/DL 5-7 215 Jr.
55 Clayton Cook OL/LB 6-0 220 Sr.
61 Tyler Lopez OL/DL 5-10 165 Jr.
62 Zach Hendrickson OL/DL 6-2 225 Jr.
63 Tommy Moberly OL/DL 6-0 215 Sr.
64 Ryan Redger OL/DL 5-11 220 Sr.
65 Kevin Zeck OL/DL 5-11 195 Sr.
70 Kevin McDonald OL/DL 6-1 270 So.
71 Tommy Tessier OL/DL 5-11 230 So.
75 Justin Magnus OL/DL 6-1 225 So.
80 Kenny Whisenhunt WR/LB 6-0 165 Jr.
81 Michael Polowski WR/DB 6-0 160 Jr.
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