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2016 Team Preview – Sun Valley (1)

Written by: on Friday, August 12th, 2016. Follow David Mika on Twitter.

 

Sun Valley Vanguards – 2016sun_valley_a

Conference: Ches-Mont American

District: 1 5A (2006 playoff qualifier)

Location: Aston, Pa.   Delaware County

Head Coach: Ray Gionta

Assistant Coaches: Craig Stephenson, Shane Coyle,

Ted Carotenuto, Bill Fulton, Casey Simpkins, Chris Quintans,

Paul Strus

2015 Record: 2-4 (league), 4-8 (overall)

2016 Schedule:

KEY LOSES: Bobby Koons OG/LB, Logan Markley OT, Anthony ruggiero c

 

RETURNING STARTERS:   (7 offense, 6 defense)

Gabe Boccella            SR.               QB/DB            6’0-185            HM All Ches-Mont,

700 yds & 5 tds passing, 300& 7 tds rushing,

 

Tyler Schuck            SR.            OT/DT            6’0-245            Started @ OT

 

James Gines                         JR.      TE/OLB         6’0-190           Started both ways

HM all ches-mont both ways

 

Jon Kester                            SR.               RB/LB            5’11-180            Started @ RB,

1212 yds rushing   2nd team All Ches-Mont

 

Ishy Ahmad                           SR.       WR/DB       6’0-160           Started @WR 15 rec. 250 yds.2 tds       Injured missed 6 games

 

Tim Brooks                           SR.             DE/OG         5’11-215            Started @ DE

 

 

Caliph Jones             JR.             RB/DB         5’8- 160            started @ Safety

65 carries 380 yds 2 tds

 

Charlie Wendling                        SO.             RB- OLB            6’0-180            started @ LB

HM All Ches-Mont

 

Bailey Kilgore                     JR.            WR-DB       5’10-155            started @ cb

 

Quentin West                        SR            RB-DB             5’9-165            Started @ RB         injured

Missed 7 games

 

Shane Luedtke                            So.       DT/OL            6’1-280            Started @ DT

 

 

Other Letter Winners:

Mike Windsor            SR.            RB-DB                        5’8-150

Chase Kilgore                           SR .               OG-DE                         6’0-180

Austin Campbell            sr.            P-K                        5’8-145

 

TOP NEWCOMERS:

Tyrhi Mc Cray                 JR.            RB/DB            5’8-150

Aj basht                                jr.            og-lb              5’10-175

Sal Carmolingo             jr            ot-dt                5’10-215

Rocky Albano                       so.       RB-LB             5’8-180

Alex Siekierski                 so.            Ot-dt               5’11-260

Lance Stone                         so.            Rb-OLB    5’10-160

Dom Ellis                             so.            C-DE               5’9-180

 

STRENGTHS

Returning starters at skill positions on offense and around the perimeter of defense. Specialists will also be strong area. A lot of experience overall returns.

 

WEAKNESSES:

Line men and line play. We need to develop young lineman as we go along in season. Depth at all positions.   The number of 2 way players. We need to develop young players in program to provide some depth late in season.

 

OUTLOOK:

Looking for leadership from a senior group that have played for last two seasons. They know what is needed for the team to have a winning season. If the vanguards can develop the line play and young players; while remaining healthy the chance for a successful season is there,

Traditional Ches-mont powers will be a Challenge for vanguards.

The goal is to have a winning season.

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