Team # 2 Class 3A – Danville Area (4)
Head Coach: Jim Keiser
Assistant Coaches: Chris Coombe Bill Freeman Stacey Puckey Brian Raup John Weber Brian Klock Dan Feldmann Marty Palm
Team Name: Danvile Ironmen
2015 Record: 7-4
Key Starters lost: Matt Meloy, Mark Kitchen, John Berkey,Colton Riley
Offensive Starters Return: (8) OT Derien Yeager, OG Ken Cooper, OG Preston Fausnaught, FB Trent Hilkert, HB/QB Gannon Feldmann, HB Ryan Palm, TE Shayne Kozick, WR/QB Peyton Riley
Defensive Starters Returning: (9)
CB Peyton Riley, OLB Trent Hilkert, OLB Shayne Kozick, LB Eric Sees, MLB Ken Cooper, SLB Jared Mowery, DE Preston Fausnaught, DE Derien Yeger, NG Evan Hagenbuch
Special Team Starters Returning: (3)
K/P Peyton Riley, Kr Peyton Riley, Kr Ryan Palm
Key newcomers: (5)
FR TE/LB Colton Sidler, RB Joey Harris, LB Graeden Feldmann, OL Kevin Palm, DB/RB/LB Matt Danneker
Key Stats: Trent Hilkert 1300 yards 14 TD’s Shayne Kozick 5 td catches
2016 Offensive outlook: (Please let us know the keys about your team on offense. What are your keys to having a successful year?)
We need to have more consistent play from our quarterback and more production from our supporting cast around Trent. We also need to have a couple young linemen step up and fill the 2 spots where we lost 2 very good players.
2016 Defensive Outlook: (Please let us know the keys about your team on defense. What are your keys to having a successful year?)
We are very excited as we bring back 8 starters from what I feel was a very strong unit last season. Our D line needs to continue to improve from a very syrong 2015 and our linebackers led by ken Cooper need to stay aggressive and improve on their reads. We will be replacing 2 very strong DB’s (espescially Matt Meloy and his 9 picks) but the kids we have compoeteing for those jobs are very strong athletic kids.
2016 Special Teams Outlook: (Please let us know the keys about your team on special teams. What are your keys to having a successful year?)
Peyton had a very strong freshman season at both kicker and punter and also as a punt returner.
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