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2015 Team Preview – Sun Valley (1)

Written by: on Thursday, August 6th, 2015. Follow David Mika on Twitter.

 

Team: Sun Valley Vanguardssun_valley_a

Conference: Ches-Mont American

District: 1 AAA (2006 playoff qualifier)

Location: Aston, Pa.   Delaware County

Head Coach: Ray Gionta

Assistant Coaches: Craig Stephenson, Rudy Cerami, Dana Keith,

Ted Carotenuto, Bill Fulton, John Mc Allister

2014 Record: 2-4 (league), 5-7 (overall)

2015 Team Schedule

KEY LOSES: Ed Racine OL/DL, Nate Cusumano TE/DE, Kijana Gordon

RB/DB, Mike Fisher LB, Juwan Chandler RB, DB

Twitter: @SValleyFootball

RETURNING STARTERS:   (4 offense, 4 defense)

Sr.Bobby Koons OG/LB  5’11- 210 (HM All –Ches mont)

Sr. Anthony Ruggiero  C/DT (HM All-Ches mont)

Sr. Logan Markley  OT/DL 6’3-250  (2-year starter @ OT)

Jr. Gabe Boccella QB/DB 6’0-185  (starter as soph. 6 td passes)

Sr. Wali Sabree DE 6’3-215

So. Shane Luedtke  DT/OL  6’0-270

Sr. Tyler Smith  K/P  5’11-160     (holds school record 8 PAT in game)

Jr. Quentin West  RB-DB  5’9-165   (40 carries-171 yards game)

 

Other Letter Winners:

Sr. Nigel Bell   OG-DE 5’11-185

Jr. Jon Kester  RB- LB 5’10-180  (66 carries-281 yds-4 tds)

So. Charlie Wendling  RB- OLB   6’0-180 (14 carries-83 yds-2 tds)

 

TOP NEWCOMERS:

Jr. Ishy Ahmad  REC/DB  5’10-150

Jr. Tyler Schuck  OG/DT  5’10-250

Jr. Chase Kilgore   TE-OLB  5’11-160

So. James Gines  TE-LB  5’11-190

Jr. Marvin Barnett RB- DB 5’10-165

Jr. Tim Brooks OG-LB  5’9-180

So. Adam Robinson QB- DB 5’11-170

So. Josh Truesdale  SE-DB  6’0-170

 

STRENGTHS:

A good returning core of starting players on offense will include 3 lineman and quarterback. The Kicker is back which should help the offense and field position for the defense. There are young players coming up who have a significant amount of game time from 14.

The defense has 3 returners in the front eight.

 

WEAKNESSES:

Youth on both sides of ball. Sophs and first year players as juniors will play. The roster will be dominated by underclassmen . Depth is always a problem at the smallest Ches Mont American School.   The number of two way players

 

OUTLOOK:

Coming off an Inaugural season with 3 wins in the last 4 games will provide the vanguards with some momentum heading into 2015. The team will be young and ready to compete in an always tough ches-mont American conference. Traditional Ches-mont powers will be a challenge for vanguards.

Questions need to be answered in all three phases of game. The Vanguards experienced players must remain injury free. This will give the team time to develop and mature as the season progresses. They will compete and fight in each game on the schedule. The Building continues with an improvement on 2 league wins as a goal.

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