Moving to a 4-4 as its base defense this season, Marblehead will employ a rotation of Gelineau, Maxwell, Koopman, Dumais, Marino and Gable up front. Anderson will get a chance to start at linebacker alongside Craig, Tyrrell and Will Millett. Cressy, Daly, Blackmere, Matt Millett, Gillis, senior Dean Fader and sophomore Mark Cohen have all gotten equal reps in the defensive backfield.
“We have the kids who can execute what we want to do this year defensively,” said Rudloff, whose team opens the 2013 season tonight on the road in Danvers. “We want to be a lot more multiple this season.”