2017 Team Previews: Portage Mustangs (6)
Written by: Billy Splain on Thursday, August 10th, 2017
Jemery Burkett ,
Ryan Scoran ,
Team Name: Portage Mustangs
2016 Record: 9-3
Key Starters Lost: Breadon St. Clair, Jordan Beyer, Caleb Lutz, Courtland Corrente, Dylan Plummer, Nathan Teno, Chad Scoran
Offensive Starters Returning:
Sr. Center Barry Crum 6-0 ,230 ,
Sr. OT Luke Chobany 6-0, 220,
Sr.OT Barret Wiggins 6-0, 220 ,
SR. TE Austin McCabe 6-2, 200,
Sr.OG Richard Llewellyn 5-10, 195 ,
Sr. FB Zack Wiggins 5-9, 235,Sr.
RB Tommy Randazzo 6-0 180,
Sr. Kyler Swires 6-3 175
Defensive Starters Returning:
Sr. DT. Barry Crum 6-0 ,230 ,
Sr. DT Luke Chobany 6-0, 220, ,
SR. DE Austin McCabe 6-2, 200,
Sr.LB Richard Llewellyn 5-10, 195 ,
SO CB Conner Price 5-9 165
SS Tommy Randazzo 6-0 180,
Special Team Starters Returning: Sr. Punter Kyler Swires 6-3 , 180
Sr. Punt Retuner Tommy Randazzo 6-0m180
Sr. Kick Returner Logan Shaffer 5-8, 145
Key Newcomers: So. DT Mitchell Miko 6-4 255, So. DT Nick DeMatties 6-0 235,
JR. DE Albert Koenigsberg 6-0 185 ,
Jr. RB Blake Oravecez 5-9 165 ,
Jr. CB Caleb Akins 5-10 ,155,
So. LB Ian THrower 6-0 ,165 ,
So. LB Gabe Forst, 5-9, 155,
Jr. OC Ethan Fuller, 6-0 245
Key Stats: Mustang Offense last season had total 4,114 yards in 12 games which averaged 342 a game. Scoring 364 total point , average of 30 points a game. The Defense had 16 fumble recoveries, and 9 interceptions.
2017 Offensive Outlook: The Mustangs will return Zack Wiggins who rushed for over 1,300 yards and Tommyy Randazzo who added another 400 yards. We have the entire line back except for Jordan Beyer. We need to improve on our short passing game this year. We feel we have the players to have an outstanding season and be able to move on into the district playoffs.
2017 Defensive Outlook: The defensive side of the ball we will need to find two linebackers and two corners the rest of the defense will return and we feel that this will be a strong part of our game. Richard Llewellyn was the leading tackler last season and Tommy Randazzo was right behind him in tackles. We want to continue to cause turn overs as we did a great job of that last year.
2017 Special Teams Outlook: We lost our kicker Chad Scoran but return our punter Kyler Swires.
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