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2017 Team Preview: Greensburg Salem Golden Lions

Written by: on Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017


Head Coach: Dave Keefer

Assistant Coaches: Ray Reitz
Casey Cavanaugh
Mark Keefer
Matt Boe
Bill Wisniewski

Team Name: Golden Lions

2016 Record: 5-5

2017 Schedule

Key Starters Lost: Teegan Hahn
Alex Phillip
Corey Kelley
Clay Palmer
Ryan Collette

Offensive Starters Returning: Jake Hoyle Sr. QB/LB 6-0 210
Joe Williams Sr. RB/FS 5-11 165
Will Gongaware Sr. OL/DL 6-1 225
Jake Wienman Sr. C/DL 6-1 235
Kevin Braswell Sr. WR/DB 6-1 175

Defensive Starters Returning: Same as Above
Trent Patrick So. QB/LB 5-9 220
Adam Cuccia Jr. RB/DB 5-9 165

Special Team Starters Returning:

Key Newcomers: Tyler Williams Jr. WR/DB 5-10 160
Desean Hertzog Jr. RB/DB 5-8 155
Aaron Putt So. RB/DB 5-7 165
Cavan Trout So. WR/LB 6-2 185

Key Stats: Jake Hoyle – 1500 all-purpose yards

2017 Offensive Outlook: The driving force behind our offense is Jake Hoyle staying healthy and having a successful season making the correct run reads, improve his passing threat as well as minimizing turnovers. We believe the young skill guys we have returning can be very good but they are filling a large void left by Hahn and Phillip. If our experience on the offensive line can improve their quality of play then I believe the offense can be very difficult to defend.

2017 Defensive Outlook: On defense, we have a number of players returning from last season but again lose a huge part of our defense in Hahn. We look for Hoyle and other young LB’s to fill that void and provide more depth to our defense. Our scheme is built around pressure. If we correctly match our coverage with the pressures and execute the scheme correctly we will have a defense that will put pressure on offenses and force them to prepare for us…

2017 Special Teams Outlook: We lose 3 year starter in Ryan Collete at K/P. We look for newcomers to fill the void. We return 2 year starter Kevin Braswell as our LS.


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