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2015 TeamPreviews: Punxsutawney (9)

Written by: on Saturday, August 1st, 2015


Head Coach: Brad Wrightpunxsutawney

Team Name: Punxsutawney Chucks

2014 Record:6-5

Key Starters Lost:

QB /CB Dakota Thomas, WR/SS Andrew Fedigan, DL/OL Luke Shiock, OL/DL Jacob Gotwald, LB Keegan Fisher, C Ethan Ambler, DE Dalton Mains & RB Perry Arrington

Offensive Starters Returning:

Sr. OT Brandon Douthit, 6’5” 260
Sr. OG Larry Yeager 5’11” 230
Sr. WR/RB Braxton Giavedoni 5’10” 170
Jr. FB Blake Bizousky 6’0” 210

Defensive Starters Returning: 

Sr. CB, Ryan Jones 6’0” 180
Sr. DL, Brandon Douthit, 6’5” 260
Sr. DL Larry Yeager 5’11” 230
Sr. FS Braxton Giavedoni 5’10” 170
Jr. LB Blake Bizousky 6’0” 210
Jr. LB Joey Dipietro 5’11” 200

Key Newcomers: 

Sr. TE/LB/DE Jared Manners 6’2” 190
Jr. WR/DB/P & PK Ethan Riley 5’11” 170
Jr. LB/WR/RB Devan Kelley 6’1” 185
Jr. C/DE Kaleb Harvey 6’0” 200

D1 (FBS & FCS) Prospects: Sr. OL/DL Brandon Douthit 6’5” 260 (Ran a 4.8 Forty yrd dash at Bald Eagle Combine)
Jr. P/PK Ethan Riley 5’11” 170

2015 Outlook: Please let us know the keys about your team on offense, defense and special teams. What are your keys to having a successful year?

Overall, the key to this years’ team continuing to play winning football will be buying into the new coaching staff and offensive and defensive schemes. The team is well on its way to doing this with really good turnouts to its offseason strength and conditioning program. The team has routinely had between 30- 50 players showing up for summer workouts.

Offense: Offensively the team will strive to run a balanced attack through the installation of an up tempo Pistol offense. Being deep at the skilled positions, the team will look to keep teams off balance by utilizing a dynamic passing game and a sharp, option based run game.

Defense: Defensively, the Chucks will also look to utilize its depth at the skill positions by employing a 4-2-5 base defense.

Special Team: The Chucks will look to use special teams as a way to make splash plays through the use of aggressive special teams schemes. With weapons such as Braxton Giavedoni returning kicks and Ethan Riley Punting and place kicking, the Chucks expect special teams to be a strength in 2015.

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