Oakcrest features a talented core of returning players.
The question is is there enough of them?
The Falcons have six starters back on offense and four on defense. They will feature one of the league's top players in RB/LB Brandon Bell.
But Oakcrest plays a tough schedule in the highly competitive CAL American Division. Do the Falcons have the depth to be consistent week in and week out?
Here's some brief facts on this year's team.
League: Cape-Atlantic American
Coach: Chuck Smith (two seasons, 14-8)
Last season’s record: 5-5
Playoff appearances: 3
Playoff record: 2-3
2012 prediction: Spoiler: With linebacker/running back Brandon Bell, the Falcons have a player opposing teams must game plan for.
Game to watch: Sept. 28 vs. Atlantic City: After road games at Hammonton and Cedar Creek, Oakcrest returns home to take on the Vikings.
Key Returnees: Brandon Roberson, Jr., WR/CB, 6-1, 163; Quaashie Jetter, Sr., QB/S, 5-11, 203; Ricky Hess, Sr., WR/CB/K/P, 6-4, 174; Danny Smith, Sr., QB/WR/S, 5-11, 174; Brandon Bell, Sr., RB/LB, 6-2, 225; Quadre Stephens, Sr., RB/LB, 5-8, 195; Frank Mazzeo, Sr., SB/LB, 5-9, 180; Kevin Stokes, So., TE/DE, 6-2, 193; Nick Fursin, Sr., OL/DL, 5-11, 230; Henry Tran, Jr., 5-7, 189; OL/DL; Rob Tewell, Jr., OL/DL, 5-7, 210; Mike Petuskey, Sr., OL/DT, 6-3, 241; Connor Dindak, Jr., OL/DT, 6-2, 282; Trevor Tunney, Sr., OL/DE, 6-3, 212.
Top newcomers: Prescott Nimley, So., TE/DE, 6-2, 196; LaDarrell Dixon, Jr., WR/CB, 6-2, 180; Reece Tunstall, So., SB/LB, 6-1, 193; Terrance Smith, Fr., RB/LB, 5-10, 174; Kevin Stokes, So., TE/DE, 6-2, 193; Isaiah Price, Sr., OL/DE, 6-6, 285.