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2017 Team Previews: Bellefonte Red Raiders (6)

Written by: on Wednesday, July 19th, 2017


Head Coach: Shanon Mannning

Assistant Coaches:
Terry Bumgardner (DC),
Shawn Hale (OC),
Evan Reese (OL/OLBS),
Bob Sealy (SE/DBS)

Team Name: Bellefonte Red Raiders

2016 Record: 5-6

Key Starters Lost:
Tanner Helms (DE/TE),
Eli Lipscomb (DT/RB),
Tyler Kreger (LB/QB),
Jaiden Boone (DB/SE),
Gaven Danneker (OLB/RB)

Offensive Starters Returning:

Luke Lambert (OT) 6-1 235,
Dylan Houser 5-10 210 (C),
Jake Frey 5-10 200 (OG),
Zack Matsko 6-2 205 (OT),
Andrew Davidson 6-1 220 (OG),
Dexter Gallishaw 5-10 195 (RB),
Cade Fortney 5-10 170 (SE),
Steve Kutches 5-10 210 (FB)

Defensive Starters Returning:
Dylan Houser (DT) 5-10 210,
Jake Frey 5-10 200 (DE),
Steve Kutches 5-10 210 (LB),
Dexter Gallishaw 5-10 195 (LB),
CJ Funk 6 190(LB),
Nick Polasky 5-10 180 (DB),
Cade Fortney 5-10 170 (DB),
Dillon Dietrich 5-9 160 (DB)

Special Team Starters Returning:

Steve Kutches – Punter 5-11, 210
Chris Persiko- Kicker 6-2 185

Key Newcomers:
James McClellan (SR. SE/DB) 5-10 160
CJ Lauck (JR. OL/DL) 6 215

Key Stats:
Dexter Gallishaw – 2016 800 yds rushing
Cade Fortney- 2016 700 yds receiving
Steve Kutches – 2016 80 tackles
2016 – 18 INTS
2016- 3 INTS returned for TDs

2017 Offensive Outlook: Creating explosive play opportunities and flipping field position each offensive possession will critical to our offensive success. We must limit 3 and outs possessions and protect the ball at all times.

2017 Defensive Outlook: Controlling explosive plays (plays over 15 yds.) is the key to our defensive success. Explosive plays not only flip the field but, also create momentum for the opponent. At the end of the day consistent tackling will determine our 2017 season.

2017 Special Teams Outlook: We return our punter and kicker from 2016. Special teams will play a critical role in our over all success in 2017. Our punt and punt return game will play a huge role in controlling field position through out the entire season.


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