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2018 Team Previews: Franklin Knights @FRKFootball

Written by: on Thursday, August 2nd, 2018


Head Coach: Tom Haynes

Assistant Coaches:
Jason Wargo,
Alex Spahn,
Paul Weidman,
Steve Carroll,
Don Marsteller,
Bay Lawrence,
Mike Turk,
Don Baughman,
Bill Keely,
Porter Rembold,
Jason Peterson,
Khalil West,
John Wright

Team Name: Franklin Knights

2017 Record: 2-8

Key Starters Lost:
Brandon Johnson,
Zach Baughman,
Brendon Gordon,
Bryce Murphy,
Keegan Brisley,
Noah Turk,
Michael Smith

Offensive Starters Returning:
Ian Haynes JR QB 6’2 190,
Josh Nettles JR OL 6’1 245,
Dalton Buckley JR WR 5’11 160,
Eli Stewart JR HB 5’6 160,
Cade Adams HB 5’11 160,
Dominic Miller SR OL 5’10 220,
Anthony Stewart SR OL 6’0 260,
Christian Whitmer JR OL 5’11 200

Defensive Starters Returning:
Eli Stewart JR DB 5’6 160,
Josh Nettles JR DE 6’1 245,
Dorian Gordon SOPH DB 5’6 140,
Dalton Buckley JR DB 5’11 160,
Scott Perry SR DT 6’5 280,
Anthony Stewart DT SR DT 6’0 260,
Holden Cook LB JR 6’0 180,
Dominic Miller LB SR 5’10 220

Special Team Starters Returning: George Coon JR K 5’10 150

Key Newcomers: Ryan Wood Frosh OL 6’2 250, Dustin McMullen FROSH 6’2 260, Carson Wible HB FROSH 5’10 150

Key Stats: Ian Haynes 155-307 for 2931 Yards 29 TD’s, Dalton Buckley 42 Receptions for 750 yards 7 TD’s

2018 Offensive Outlook: The success of our offense will be predicated on our young guys stepping up and filling vital roles. Our QB has to assume the role of team leader and be the guy that others want to play with and for. Execution is an absolute must for us to return to the playoffs.

2018 Defensive Outlook: The key to our defense this year is IMPROVEMENT. We cannot be as successful as we want to be as a team unless our defense vastly improves. Our younger guys are a year older and more experienced. Hopefully, that has created the necessary hunger to battle.

2018 Special Teams Outlook: Again, the keys to improvement in special teams will be the continued development of George Coon our kicker and punter. He has worked so hard this off-season that I believe he is going to have a break out year.

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