Matthew C. Perry SamuraiFirst-year varsity program; played a non-varsity schedule the last two seasons.Head coach — Frank Macias, first season (coached both non-varsity seasons).Returning players — 20.Returning starter — 14.Top performers Jarell Davis, Sr., FB; Tristan Graydon, Sr., G; Caeleb Ricafrente, So., TB; Mick Carreiro, Jr., QB-LB; Raoul Bolduc, Jr., DL; Garrett Macias, Fr., QB; Zack Brown, Fr., RB.Strengths — Backfield, most skills positions players Macias says he’s had.Drawbacks — Lack of varsity football experience, lack of receiver height.Overview — Startup. The Samurai are back after an 11-year hiatus preceded by an eight-year run from 1996-2003, half as a youth services team (16-12, including a Japan-best 7-1 in 1999), half as a high-school program (7-20). Macias says the Samurai will simply go out, play hard and see what happens.

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