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2017 Team Preview: Meadville Bulldogs (10)

Written by: on Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

 

Head Coach: Ray Collins

Assistant Coaches: Don Erdley
Jason Stearns
Mike Goss
John Amato
Jerry Davis
Cody Cipalla
Mike Richards

Team Name: Meadville Bulldogs

2016 Record: 11-3

Key Starters Lost: Journey Brown
Antonio Ferraro
Barrett Hoffman
Tristan Beck
Austin Cottrell
Luke Sherrod
Lenex Miles

Offensive Starters Returning: Isaiah Manning 6’01, 210lbs RB
Tyler Amory 6’02, 200 TE
Isaac Whistler 6’0, 240 G
William Paczkoskie 6’0 220 T
Julius Ream 5’10, 200 RB

Defensive Starters Returning: Isaiah Manning 6’01 210 OLB
Destin Beck 5’11, 205 MLB
Julius Ream 5’10, 200 SS
William Paczkoskie 6’0 220 DE
Isaac Whistler 6’0 240 NG

Special Team Starters Returning: Jacob Martin 5’10, 215 LS
Julius Ream 5’10, 200 returner

Key Newcomers: DaShawn Wofford RB/DB 6’0, 165
Jontae Brown RB/DB 5’10, 170
Hayden Grove 6’01, 185 OLB
Tom Pollard 5’10, 200 G
Mike Grasso 5’08, 185 G
Jake Martin 5’10, 215 C
Nate Panchura 6’5, 240 T

Key Stats: 2016 – Rushing yards: 7,027 and scored 727 points

2017 Offensive Outlook: Develop a third running back to compliment Isaiah Manning and Julius Ream. Develop a new quarterback to replace Kirk Mumau. Need to fill 3 offensive line positions.

2017 Defensive Outlook: Replace the loss of the entire secondary, adjust to new Defensive Coordinator, Cody Cipalla, who coached for Division 1 Sam Houston State University.

2017 Special Teams Outlook: Need to develop a kicker and a punter after losing Kirk Mumau to graduation. need to develop a new return man after losing Journey Brown to graduation

 

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