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2017 Team Preview: Franklin Knights (10)

Written by: on Tuesday, July 25th, 2017


Head Coach: Tom Haynes

Assistant Coaches:

Bay Lawrence
Jason Wargo
Steve Carroll
Brian Olson
Mike Turk
Donny Marsteller
Don Baughman
Buddy Huff
Fred Frye
Alex Huff
Kevin Wiggins
Porter Rembold

Team Name: Franklin Knights

2016 Record: 4-6

2017 Schedule

Key Starters Lost:

Tyler Jones G / LB
Hagan Cook G / DE
Vinnie Greco RB / LB
Eric Hoffman WR

Offensive Starters Returning:

Soph QB Ian Haynes 6’2 190
Soph C Josh Nettles 6’1 225
Jr. OT Hunter Feltenburger 5’10 240
Sr. OT Keegan Brisley 6’0 235
Sr. WR Brandon Johnson 6’3 180
Sr. RB Zack Baughman 5’10 220
Sr. RB Bryce Murphy 5’10 170
Sr. WR Brendan Gordon 6’2 170

Defensive Starters Returning:

Soph CB Eli Stewart 5’8 160
Soph DT Chase O’Neil 6’1 240
Sr. DT Keegan Brisley 6’0 235
Sr. DE Noah Turk 6’0 175
Sr. LB Zack Baughman 5’10 220
Sr. SS Brendan Gordon 6’2 170
Sr. FS Bryce Murphy 5’10 170

Special Team Starters Returning:

Sr. K Brendan Gordon 6’2 170

Key Newcomers:

Soph K George Coon K 5’9 140
Soph WR Dalton Buckley 5’10 150

Key Stats:

Haynes: 104-206 1577yds 17 TD
Johnson: 32 Rec 491yds 6 TD
Gordon: 18 Rec 387yds 5 TD
Gordon: 65 Carries 250yds 2TD
Gordon: 7-20 passing 109yds 1 TD

2017 Offensive Outlook: Our keys to a successful offensive season will be decided heavily by our ability to run the ball better than we did last season and on the further development of our young QB, Ian Haynes.

2017 Defensive Outlook: Our success defensively will be built around the progress of our defensive line and the inside linebackers. Our strength will be the experience of our defensive backs, and hopefully they can bring this group together, quickly.

2017 Special Teams Outlook: Here again the addition of young talented kicker George Coon should help solidify the kicking game.


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