2017 Team Previews: Richland Rams (6)
Written by: Billy Splain on Saturday, August 5th, 2017
Assistant Coaches: Eber Verhovsek
Team Name: Richland Rams
2016 Record: 3-7
Key Starters Lost: Brady Thomas
Offensive Starters Returning: Sophomore QB Caleb Burke 6-0 170
Senior RB Ethan Dabbs 6-0 235
Senior WR Trevy Hardison 6-4 225
Senior WR Kegan Smith 6-1 170
Junior WR Joey Kovachick 6-0 170
Senior OL Stephon Triplin 6-2 240
Senior OL Carter Polacek 6-1 220
Junior OL Dylan Dininny 6-5 265
Junior OL Collin Instone 6-3 240
Defensive Starters Returning: Senior CB Kegan Smith 6-1 170
Junior CB Joey Kovachick 6-0 170
Junior S Teon Reed 5-9 160
Senior LB Carter Polacek 6-1 220
Junior DL Dylan Dininny 6-5 265
Junior DL Collin Instone 6-3 240
Senior S Logan Bowser
Junior LB Zach Vogelsberger
Junior LB Shane Gavazzoni
Special Team Starters Returning: Sophomore Punter Caleb Burke 6-0 170
Key Stats: The Rams were well balanced in 2016 with 141 yards per game through the air and 140 yards per game on the ground. Fifteen returning players caught passes last year while 12 rushers return with varsity experience.
2017 Offensive Outlook: We are returning 31 letter winners from last season. We are hopeful that this gained experience will lead to on field success.
2017 Defensive Outlook: We have not proven ourselves as a team that can effectively stop the run on defense and run the football while on offense. This is what wins football games and we need to display this on Friday nights if we want to be a playoff caliber team.
2017 Special Teams Outlook: Although we are a relatively veteran team, we have inexperience in the kicking game.
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