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2017 Team Previews: Fort Cherry Rangers (7)

Written by: on Thursday, July 27th, 2017


Head Coach: JIm Shiel

Assistant Coaches:

Paul Spinden
Ryan Tempalski
Chris Hallowich
Mike Pensis

Team Name: Fort Cherry Rangers

2016 Record: 9-2

2017 Schedule

Key Starters Lost:

Scott Miller – WR, DB
Devon Brown – TE, DE
Nick Rogers – WR, DB
Logan Higham – WR, DE

Offensive Starters Returning:

QB/WR – Ryhan Culberson 6-4 210
QB – Brady Whalen 5-10 190
FB – Zach Vincenti 6-1 230
RB – Matt Staley 5-10 190
C – Brennan Smith 6-1 235
T – Alex Nemec 6-3 220
T – Brennan Shiel 6-0 210
G – Jacob Baird 5-11 240

Defensive Starters Returning:

FS – Ryhan Culberson 6-4 210
LB – Brady Whalen 5-10 190
LB – Matt Staley 5-10 190
LB – Zach Vincenti 6-1 230
L – Alex Nemec 6-3 220
L – Brennan Shiel 6-0 210
L – Jacob Baird 5-11 240

Special Team Starters Returning: Punter – Ryhan Culberson
Kicker – Matt Staley

Key Newcomers: Noah Babirad Sophomore WR, CB 6-1 170
Josh Holder Junior Line, LB 6-1 220
Nick Candelore Senior RB,CB 5-10 140
Nate Higham Senior WR, CB 6-1 180

Key Stats: Culberson returns close to 3,000 yards in total offense and 35 touchdowns.
Zach Vincenti is a tough fullback and middle linebacker.

2017 Offensive Outlook: Culberson, Whalen, Vincenti, and Candelore should pick up where they left off from last year. Culberson can play anywhere on the field and is a threat to score from any position. Vincenti is a powerful fullback. New comer Nick Candelore has plenty of speed to compliment Culberson and Vincenti. Brady Whalen can get the ball to Culberson and new wide receivers when asked upon.

Look for the inverted veer package to be key.

There are a few spots that need sured up. Graduated a tight end, two wide recievers and few offensive linemen.

2017 Defensive Outlook: Excellent Linebacker core returns led by Vincenti. Culberson leads the defensive backfield and will be asked to assist new corners.

2017 Special Teams Outlook: Both Punter – Culberson 45yards a punt who can take off at any moment returns.

Matt Staley is an excellent kicker.

Special Teams should be strong.


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