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2018 Team Previews: Freedom Bulldogs @freedomdawgs

Written by: on Friday, August 10th, 2018

 

Head Coach: Russ Barley

Assistant Coaches: Greg Toney
Mark Ross
Ron Hough
Greg Vukich
Bob Prentice
Tom Lazarus
Ron Coder

Team Name: Reedom Bulldogs

2017 Record: 5-5

Key Starters Lost: Kyle Borgman Rb-Db
Dan White Ol-Dl
Seth Weismantle Ol-Dl
Michael Keith Db
Carson Gilarno Kicker

Offensive Starters Returning: Zach Rosa 6’1″ 170lb Qb
Cody Ross 5’11” 215lb Rb
Tanner Boyer 6’1″ 240lb Ot
Noah Yeck 6’1″ 170lb Rec
Jake Pail 5’8 160lb Rec
Noah Henderson 5’11” 190lb Te
Kevin Lawrence 6’0″ 200lb Og

Defensive Starters Returning: Zach Rosa 6’1″ 170lb Db
Cody Ross 5’11” 215lb Lb
Tanner Boyer 6’1″ 240lb Dl
Noah Yeck 6’1″ 170lb Db
Jake Pail 5’8 160lb Db
Noah Henderson 5’11” 190lb Lb
Kevin Lawrence 6’0″ 200lb Dl

Special Team Starters Returning: Jake Pail 5’8″ 160lb Kick Returner

Key Newcomers: David Martsolf 6’0″ 220lb Dl-Ol
Jim Happ 5’11” 200lb Dl-Ol
Joe Leasha 5’11” 220lb Dl-Ol
Noah Valles 6’1″ 200lb Dl-Ol

Key Stats: Cody Ross Over 174 Solo Tackles, 23 Tackles For Loss, 2 Caused Fumbles, And 1 Inteception Over The Past Two Years

Zach Rosa Has 2325 Passing Yards & 18 Td’s In Just 22 Career Starts At Qb

Noah Yeck Had 12 Receptions For 265 Yards & 6 Td’s In 2017

2018 Offensive Outlook: The Key To The Bulldogs 2018 Season How Well The Key Returning Skill Players Adapt To Coach Barley’s New Wing T Offense. Look Ofr Rosa To Be Able To Make Playes With His Legs Running The Ball As Well As Throwing It To Key Receivers In Yeck, And Pail. Ross Will Settle In As The Primary Running Back For The First Time In His Career But Look For Pail To Help Carry The Load.

2018 Defensive Outlook: The New Defesne Is Built Around 2 Time Top 22 All Conference Middle Linebacker Cody Ross, Who Also Has Senior Noah Henderson Returning To Play The Sam Linebacker Position. Boyer, And Lawrence Return On The Defensive Line, While Yeck, Pail, And Rosa Will Be Looked Upon To Solidify The Veteran Secondary. Overall This Unit Has Playmakers Spread Out On The Field But The Key Will Be Who Fills The Two Open Spots Along The Defensive Line And The Open Will Linebacker Spot.

2018 Special Teams Outlook: 1st Year Player Nick Dinardo Will Be Counted On To Take Over The Kicking And Punting Duties For The Freedom Bulldogs Who Over The Past Two Years Have Had To Kickers Named As First Year All Conference Players. Pailwill Return For His Third Year Returning Punts, And Kickoffs And Shows Great Speed And The Ability To Score On Any Opportunity.

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