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2017 Team Previews: Mercer (10)

Written by: on Monday, July 17th, 2017


Head Coach: Patrick McClearn

Assistant Coaches: Ed Klutcher
Rob Swartz
Rob Kennis
Austin Hall
Bobby Brannon Jr
Randy Bartlett
Rick Whenry

Team Name: Mercer Area High School

2016 Record: 1-9

2017 Schedule

Key Starters Lost:

Eric Gawne
Isaiah Bartolone
Cody Forrester

Offensive Starters Returning:

JR QB Dylan Hetrick
SR RB Austin Hesselgesser
SR RB Jimmy Amon
JR OL Cam Peters
JR OL Josh Adams
JR SE Brian Shevitz
SR SE Adam Walker
SR OL Garret Shiemke

Defensive Starters Returning:

SR DL Bob Gregory
JR DL Cam Peters
SR DE Jimmy Amon
SR DE Adam Walker
SR LB Austin Hesselgesser
JR DB Brian Shevitz
JR DB Dylan Hetrick

Special Team Starters Returning: K Adam Walker
P Brian Shevitz

Key Newcomers: JR OL Andrew Weinel
JR SE Zach Previty
JR OL Joe Prentice
SO RB Ian Taylor
SO DB Tony McCrae

Key Stats:

2017 Offensive Outlook: Developing new starters on the offensive line and find depth/competition for the skill positions

2017 Defensive Outlook: Finding several new starters for the linebackers and in the defensive backfield

2017 Special Teams Outlook: Improving the punting and kicking games and finding new returners

League Rankings: 1 Sharon
2 Hickory
3 Sharpsville
4 Greenville
5 Wilmington

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