2017 Team Preview: Williamsburg Blue Pirates (6)
Written by: Billy Splain on Sunday, August 6th, 2017
Assistant Coaches: Stan Grove
Team Name: Williamsburg Blue Pirates
2016 Record: 7-4
Key Starters Lost: Aden McMonagle-QB
Offensive Starters Returning: SR. RB Chandler Gunnett-6’0″ 215
SR. Athlete Rashadd Knorr-5’11” 175
Defensive Starters Returning: SR. ILB Chandler Gunnett-6’0″ 215
SR. DB Rashadd Knorr-5″11″ 175
JR. DL Nick Ward-6’3″ 260
Special Team Starters Returning: SR. K Nick Michelone-5’7″ 145
Key Newcomers: JR. RB/OLB Grant Mikesic-5’11” 205
JR. T/DL Noah Webb-6’0″ 245
JR. G/LB Jay Clark-5’8″ 225
JR. G/DL Gavin Keith-5’8″ 210
JR. C Ben Post-6’2″ 265
JR. WR Tristen Dehoyos-6’2″ 170
JR. DL Jared Webb-5’11” 220
Key Stats: Rashadd Knorr averaged 8.8 per carry in 2016.
Chandler Gunnett led the team in tackles in 2016.
Chander and Rashadd combined for 159 total yards per game last season.
2017 Offensive Outlook: We must be able to run the ball and control the line of scrimmage. This will set up our play action passing game which will be key to keeping defenses from focusing on the option run game.
2017 Defensive Outlook: The secondary needs to improve from last year, must keep from giving up big pass plays. Looking for our linebackers to stop teams from running the ball effectively.
2017 Special Teams Outlook: Our kicking game should be strong with the return of two year starter Nick Michelone. The return game should be a strength.
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