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2017 Team Previews: West Green Pioneers (7)

Written by: on Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

 

Head Coach: Rod Huffman

Assistant Coaches: Brian Jackson
Ben Brudnock
Doug Victor
Eric Bedillion
Chad Scott
Ryan Crouse
Scott Miller
Scott Sykai

Team Name: Pioneers

2016 Record: 3 wins – 7 losses

2017 Schedule

Key Starters Lost: Craig Weaver
Dylan Morgan
Cole Hamilton

Offensive Starters Returning: Isaac Courtwright – Senior – RB/LB/CB – 5’10” – 165 lbs
Zach Pettit – Sr. QB/WR/CB – 5’11” – 165lbs.
Ben Jackson – Soph – RB/LB – 6′ – 185 lbs.
Wyatt White – Jr. – OL/DL – 6′ 1″ – 240 lbs.
Jeremiah Miller – Jr. – OL/DL – 6′ – 235 lbs.
Brock Bedillion – Soph. – OL/DL – 6’1″ – 245 lbs.
Nathan Brudnock – Jr. – WR/CB/S – 6’1″ – 180 lbs.
Patrick Brady – Sr. – TE/LB/S – 6’2″ – 185 lbs.
Christian Fox – Sr. – FB/K/LB – 5’10” – 235 lbs.

Defensive Starters Returning: Andrew Litton – Soph. – LB/FB – 6′ – 175 lbs.
Gavin Scott – Soph. – LB/DE/CB – 6’1″ – 170 lbs.
Brayden Black – Sr. – LB/OL/FB – 5’11” – 180 lbs.
Cole Widdup – Jr. – LB/DL/OL – 5’10” – 200 lbs.
Jacob Wilson – Jr. – DL/OL – 5’10” – 230 lbs.
Marcus Morris – Jr. – DL/OL – 5’10” – 240 lbs.
Garrett Ross – Sr. – DL/OL – 6’2″ – 245 lbs.

Special Team Starters Returning: Christian Fox – Sr. – FB/K/LB – 5’10” – 235 lbs.
Austin Geho – Soph. – FS/RB – 5’9″ – 140 lbs.
Dakota Dulaney – Jr. – LB/FB – 5’9″ – 165 lbs.
Caleb Johnson – Soph. – CB/WR – 5’8″ – 135 lbs.
Greggory Staggers – Soph. – OL/DL – 6’2″ – 225 lbs.

Key Newcomers: Hayden Ross – Fr. – ST/WR – 5’9″ – 130 lbs.
Ronnie Howard – Fr. – ST/OL/DL – 5’8″ – 190 lbs.

Key Stats: Ben Jackson – Freshman Running back 2016 – Run for 1190 yards
Zack Pettit – As a Junior – Ran for 780 yards while missing 2 games at the end of the 2016 season

2017 Offensive Outlook: #1 – Stay healthy
#2 – Take care of the ball
#3 – Ball control -offense – to keep clock moving & control flow of the game
#4 – Score more than the other team (ha)

2017 Defensive Outlook: Good overall team speed
Stronger and more mature players
Must improve on NOT giving up the BIG plays
Control line of scrimmage – especially on 3rd down

2017 Special Teams Outlook: Must improve our kicking game – was one of our major weaknesses in the 2016 season – especially extra point conversions

 

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