2016 Team Preview – Hughesville (4)
Head Coach: Dan Tucker
Assistant Coaches: Adam Gehr, Shawn Hale, Mark Burrows, Billy Michael, Steve Rupert, Jared Stermole, Logan Snyder, Mike Steele, Jon Delker, Mel Derhammer
Team Name: Hughesville Spartans
2015 Record: 9-3
Key Starters lost: Trey Smith, Zach Fry, Alex Welch, Ethan Duff, Melvin Derhammer, Wyatt Spring
Offensive Starters Returning: (5)
Sr. OT Josh Dauberman, 6-5, 285
Sr. QB Landon Henry, 5-10, 165
Sr. RB Ryan McClain, 5-9, 160
Sr. G Braden Foresman, 5-10, 170
Jr. OT Brad Beaver, 6-2, 275
Defensive Starters Returning: (6)
Sr. DE Josh Dauberman, 6-5, 285
Sr. SS Ryan McClain, 5-10, 165
Sr. CB Malachi Savage, 5-10, 170
Jr. LB Dale Shrawder, 6-0, 175
Jr. DT Brad Beaver, 6-2, 275
So. LB Jase Wright, 6-0, 190
Special Team Starters Returning: (0)
Key Newcomers: (7)
Sr. WR Brenden Gardner, 6-3, 175
Jr. WR Ori Shaner, 5-10, 165
Jr. WR Patrick Rogers, 6-2, 180
Jr. FB Julian Brehm, 6-3, 220
Jr. C/DE Gage Avery, 5-10, 220
Jr. WR/DB Daulton Myers, 5-10, 160
So. DE Jesse Bowersox, 5-10, 175
D1 (FBS & FCS) Prospects: Josh Dauberman (FCS) receiving attention from Albany, Lafayette, Lehigh, etc.
Key Stats: Returning QB Landon Henry threw for 2163 yards last season including 27 TDs and only 5 Ints.
2016 Outlook: Please let us know the keys about your team on offense, defense and special teams. What are your keys to having a successful year?
Offense: Offensively we need inexperienced receivers to step up and make big catches in long down and distance situations. We need our offensive line to play at a consistently high level. Our QB needs another big year and will have to get involved in the run game.
Defense: Defensively we return a solid group of linebackers and 2 excellent D linemen. Our secondary was hurt by graduation but returning starter Malachi Savage will help to anchor our pass defense as well as Patrick Rogers who saw significant time as a sophomore last season while filling in for an injured Trey Smith. Our front seven should be strong against the run but we will need great effort from our new secondary athletes to help shut down opponent’s passing games.
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