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2017 Team Previews: South Fayette (7)

Written by: on Friday, August 18th, 2017

 

Head Coach: Joe Rossi

Assistant Coaches: Shane Patterson
Joey Farkas
Ryan Faraci
Mike Slencak
Bill Yost
Scott Litwinovich
Derrick Carson

Team Name: South Fayette

2016 Record: 10-1

2017 Schedule

Key Starters Lost: Dan Trimbur WR
Geavonie Love RB/LB
Alex Minford OL/DL
Mikey Speca WR/DB
Luke Meindl DB
Cam Garland WR
Andrew Gedrys OL/DL
Dom Malosh LB

Offensive Starters Returning: Drew Saxton 6’1 190 QB
Johnny Beck 5’11 195 RB
Noah Plack 6’2 210 TE
Ray Eldridge 6’4 260 OT
Tom Elia 6’2 250 G

Defensive Starters Returning: Ray Eldridge 6’4 260 DE
Jake Walker 5’10 225 DT
Noah Plack 6’2 210 LB
Johnny Beck 5’11 195 FS

Special Team Starters Returning:

Key Newcomers: Joe Mowod 5’10 200 LB/RB
Peyton Tinney 5’11 170 WR
Mike Trimbur 5’11 165 WR
Ryan Kokoski 5’10 170 WR
Ben Coyne 6’2 210 DE

Key Stats: Noah Plack (commit to Delaware)
Ray Eldridge (commit to Richmond)
Drew Saxton enters the season with 4703 yards and 61 td’s

2017 Offensive Outlook: A very inexperienced South Fayette team will enter the 2017 season as we graduated 22 seniors where 9 members of the senior class moved on to play college football. We return our trigger man which is so vital when you have a young team. Drew Saxton will enter his third season as a starter and will develop the young crew of WR’s we have. Noah Plack led the team in receptions in 2016 and will be a mismatch for us all over the field. He has some of the best ball skills in all of our years at SF. Ray Eldridge, Tom Elia and Jake Walker will anchor our offensive line and all saw action in 2016.

2017 Defensive Outlook: The defense will replace 8 starters and will be led by Ray Eldridge, Jake Walker and Noah Plack who all return as starters and are all some of the best at their positions. Ray led the team in sacks while Noah was our leading tackler. Jake used his wrestling background to lead all defensive lineman in tackles last season. Johnny Beck had some starts in 2016 and became a force on defense when he had the opportunity. The secondary will look to him to lead.

2017 Special Teams Outlook: We graduated our all league kicker/punter in Dan Trimbur and will have a new group of punters/kickers who will battle in camp for starting positions.

 

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