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2018 Team Previews Apollo-Ridge Vikings @ApolloRidgeFB

Written by: on Thursday, August 16th, 2018

 

Head Coach: John Skiba

Assistant Coaches:
Bruce Yard,
Jeff Zelonka,
Mark Duriancik,
Dave Giunta,
Adam Ross,
Matt Gourley,
Lonny Wells

Team Name: Apollo-Ridge Vikings

2017 Record: 4-6

Key Starters Lost: QB/DE Kyle Fitzroy 6’5 220
OT/DT Joe Sodowsky 6’4 290
TE/LB Cody Peace 6′ 190

Offensive Starters Returning: Sr. RB Alex Gamble, 5’9 165
Sr. WR Brad Milko, 6′ 165
Sr. G Jacob Clark, 6′ 235
Sr. C Kent Harkleroad, 5’9 255
Jr. OL Robbie Harkleroad, 5’11 215
So. FB Logan Harmon, 5’9 187
So. TE Keighton Reese, 5’10 175
So. WR Klay Fitzroy, 6’3 180
So. QB Jake Fello, 5’11 170

Defensive Starters Returning: Sr. OLB Alex Gamble, 5’9 165
Sr. DT Jacob Clark, 6′ 235
Sr. NG Kent Harkleroad, 5’9 255
SR. DL Zack Kostelansky, 5’10 245
So. ILB Logan Harmon, 5’9 187
So. SS Keighton Reese, 5’10 175
So. CB Klay Fitzroy, 6’3 180
So. FS Jake Fello, 5’11 170

Special Team Starters Returning: Sr. P Brad Milko, 6′ 165
So. P Keighton Reese, 5’10 175

Key Newcomers: JR. RB/DB Cade Grguric, 5’9 150
SR. ILB Eli Eckenrode, 5’11 190
FR. PK Gavin Cole, 5’7 135

Key Stats: SO. RB Logan Harmon rushed for 618 yards, also the Leading Tackler.

2018 Offensive Outlook: With the return of 9 starters and key backups from a year ago expectations are high. Two Sophomore QB’s gained valuable experience last year that should let us hit the ground running and throwing. Logan Harmon returning as the leading rusher on the team should allow us to have great offensive balance. Obviously everything will hinge on the play of our offensive line, we have experienced players returning but will have add pieces to complement our returners.

2018 Defensive Outlook: Just like on offense we return a solid group that with maturity should provide us the ability to make stops and get the ball back to the offense. We’re built to be sound with returning D-Lineman, ILB, and a secondary that was tested and learned on the fly last year. The issue is the conference is loaded with highly skilled players that will put a strain on any defense.

2018 Special Teams Outlook: We welcome FR PK in Gavin Cole, that should add extra punch to our scoring opportunities. We have multiple returning punters in Keighton Reese and Brad Milko. Our Kick returners are all back and that should boast our return game.

 

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