2017 Team Previews: Carrick Raiders (8)
Written by: Billy Splain on Thursday, August 3rd, 2017
Team Name: Carrick Raiders
2016 Record: 0-8
Key Starters Lost: DB Dequan Evans; WR Dehsaun Dumas
Offensive Starters Returning: Jr. QB LJ Orbovich 5-10 165; Sr. WR Isaiah Canterbury 6-0 165; Sr. WR Emanuel Bowden 5-9 155; Jr. WR Raymar Cohen 6-0 145; Sr. RB Devan Mosby 5-9 170; Sr. OL Trevor Hazen 6-0 260; Jr. C Jonas Chan 5-9 195
Defensive Starters Returning: Sr. DB Emanuel Bowden 5-9 155; Sr. LB Devan Mosby 5-9 170; Sr. LB Chavez Pack 5-9 170; Sr. DL Trevor Hazen 6-0 260; Sr. DB Isaiah Canterbury 6-0 165; Jr. DB Raymar Cohen;
Special Team Starters Returning: Sr. KR Isaiah Canterbury
Key Newcomers: Sr. Ath/DB Dayton Cohen 5-6 140; Soph. OL/DL Cody Rump 6-1 225; Soph. OL/DL Jay Shrank 6-4 285; Sr. TE/LB Daysean Woodson 6-2 195; Jr. Ath/DB Skyler Gianetti; Jr. LB/RB Anjol Lewis 5-11 210.
Key Stats: DB Emanuel Bowden led team in tackles(53) with 11 PBU and was ALL-CITY DB. OL/DL Trevor Hazen is a 4 year starter and had 44 tackles 12 TOL. He was ALL-CITY OL. KR Isaiah Canterbury had 1 return TD and a 22.4 yd average.
2017 Offensive Outlook: Having a disappointing 2016 year plagued by early season-ending injuries to 3 starters, we look to improve our Up-tempo offense. We have 7 returners with quality experience. The key is how quickly our young lineman pick things up. There will be a competitive QB challenge this summer.
2017 Defensive Outlook: We changed our defense to 3-4 midway in 2016 and the kids picked up the assignments better as the season ended. We have to fly around faster and be consistently gap sound this year. Our secondary will be very talented and LB corps are very aggressive.
2017 Special Teams Outlook: Our Punt and Kickoff coverage teams were fairly decent and we will need them to continue to punt our defense in good situations. Our Kick Return specialist had enough practice to give us great field position.
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