2017 Team Previews: Ligonier Valley Rams (60
Written by: Billy Splain on Monday, August 21st, 2017
Assistant Coaches: Corey Turcheck
Team Name: Ligonier Valley Rams
2016 Record: 14-1
Key Starters Lost: Offense:
Offensive Starters Returning: Rec: Aaron Tutino / Jackson Daugherty
OL: Tyler Courtney, Rob Ray, Michael McVicker, Mike Petrof
RB: Aaron Sheeder, Joe Dubics
Defensive Starters Returning: DE: Nathan Burns , Cole Peters
DT: Jacob Neiderhiser, Mike Petrof
LB: Joe Dubics, Aaron Sheeder
DB: Aaron Tutino, Jackson Daugherty
Special Team Starters Returning: Punter: Jackson Daugherty
LS: Zach Beitel
Key Newcomers: Sam Sheeder – QB
John Caldwell – QB
Sully Schueltz – SE
Joey Anthony – LB
Avery Arnone – DB
Zach Beitel – DB
Blake Bridge – OL
Key Stats: 15 Starters return from a 14-1 team, including two high performing athletes on offense.
Entire defensive front returns on one of states top defenses, along with 4 other starters.
2017 Offensive Outlook: Offense will rely on the strength of the offensive line until experience develops at the QB position. Expect a greater emphasis on running the ball early; however the skill players are big play threats and getting them the ball is a priority.
2017 Defensive Outlook: Defense will use the strength of an excellent defensive line to set the tone for the defense. Experienced linebackers will need to make plays and defensive secondary will need to play sound coverage.
2017 Special Teams Outlook: Development of a place kicker is a point of emphasis.
Long snapping should be solid and our punting game is a strength.
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