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2017 Team Previews: Ridgway Elkers (9)

Written by: on Sunday, July 16th, 2017

 

Head Coach: Mark Heindl

Assistant Coaches:

Mickey Delhunty
Brian Hinton
Rick Viglione
Brad Nida
Jack Kifer
Joe Roseto

Team Name: Ridgway Elkers

2016 Record: 10-3

2017 Schedule

Key Starters Lost:

Justin Kasmierski OT/DE
Colton McClain OG/DT
Jake Anderson LB
Ryan Kilhoffer TE
Kyle Jordan WR
Josh Raubenstrauch WR/C/Punter

Offensive Starters Returning:

Sr. QB Johnny Mitchell
Sr FB Joey Elinski
Sr. HB Neil MacDonald
Sr. HB Jake Zimmerman
Sr. Center Philip Shipe
Sr. Guard Devin Gilmore
Sr. Tackle Zach Hodgsdon

Defensive Starters Returning:

Sr LB Joey Elinski
Sr. LB Jake Zimmerman
Jr. LB Evan Furlong
Sr. Safety Neil MacDonald
Sr. DT Philip Shipe
Sr. DE Max Cowan
Sr. Corner Aaron Hinton
Sr. Corner Andy Brier

Special Team Starters Returning:

Sr. Kickers Aaron Hinton and Neil MacDonald
Ex. Point Sr. Aaron Hinton and Jr. Daunte Allegretto

Key Newcomers: Talented Sophomore Class that has gone undefeated in their 8th grade season and last season as freshman

Key Stats:

2017 Offensive Outlook: We need to be consistent on the offensive line in hopes on building off of the offensive success the second half of the 2016 season.

2017 Defensive Outlook: Our defense returns numerous players who played a key role in 2016. To continue to be successful we need to master their assignments and play together as one unit.

2017 Special Teams Outlook: Need to build off the success in kicking game of pinning opponents deep in the kick off, and consistently converting extra points. We will have to replace a 3 year starter at punter

 

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