2017 Team Preview: Penns Valley Rams (6)
Written by: Billy Splain on Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
Assistant Coaches: Tom Shearer
Team Name: Rams
2016 Record: 3-7
Key Starters Lost:
Offensive Starters Returning:
Jacob Duffield / Sr / TE / 6-6, 260
Thomas Kauffman / Sr / OG / 6-2, 260
Nick Kubalak / Sr / WR / 6-2, 165
Matthew Tobias / Sr / OT / 6-4 / 250
Defensive Starters Returning:
Matthew Caldana / Sr / LB / 5-8, 230
Jacob Duffield / Sr / DE / 6-6, 260
Tristen Klinefelter / Sr / CB / 5-6, 150
Justin Sands / Sr / LB / 6-4, 205
Special Team Starters Returning: None
Cole Breon / WR / 5-8, 150
Dillon Covalt / Jr / LB / 6-0, 220
Ryan Ripka / Jr / RB / 5-6, 140
Isaac Spotts / Jr / LB / 5-10. 170
Greyson Wolfe / Jr / LB / 5-10, 165
Andrew Tobias -QB – 1672 yds passing, 20 TD’s.
Jared Hurd – WR – 44 catches, 495 yds, 5 TD.
Marcus Woodford – WR – 35 catches, 440 yds, 6TD
Takoda Bubb – RB – 116 carries, 604 yds, 5 TD
2017 Offensive Outlook: We need to build around a solid core of returning players. We have to replace our skill players at QB / RB / WR.
In order to be successful, our team will need to develop a balanced attack and develop our playmaking capabilities.
2017 Defensive Outlook: We need to build a cohesive unit that plays fundamentally sound football. There are several returning starters. Our underclassmen gained valuable experience and will be counted on to replace our graduates. In order to be successful, we need to create turnovers and hold our opponents to 3 and out situations and capitalize on being opportunistic.
2017 Special Teams Outlook: We need to retool our special teams. There will be competition to replace our Kicker and Punter. We will be successful if we can flip the field and pin our opponents back with our special teams. Taking advantage of scoring opportunities is a must.
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