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2016 Team Preview – Tri-Valley (11)

Written by: on Saturday, August 6th, 2016. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


Head Coach: Mike Ulicnytri_valley_a

Assistant Coaches: Brian Bowman, Richie Dunkelberger, Brynn Bowman, Jason Eby, Marty Shade, Kevin Scheib

Team Name: Bulldogs

2015 Record: 9-3

2016 Schedule:

Key Starters lost:
Hunter Herb – two year all-state defensive lineman 280 career tackles
Jaden Buchanan – all state defensive back : off. stats – Rushing – 135 carries for 662 yds and 14 TD’s : Receiving – 30 rec for 490 yds and 12 TD’s : Passing – 87 – 168 for 1294 yds – 10 TD’s 8 Ints
Tyler Lucas – Rushing – 120 carries for 726 yds and 6 TD’s : Receiving – 54 rec for 711 and 7 TD’s
Chase Schaeffer – Rushing – 169 carries for 996 yds and 15 TD’s
Dan Opozda – OL/ DL
David Deibert OL/DL
Deven Schwalm OL

Offensive Starters Return: (5)
Sr TE Jake Kroh 6’1 200 lb
Jr FB Danny Scheib 5’11 235 lbs
Jr OT Josh Kroh 6’1 235 lbs
Jr HB Dawson Schwalm 6’0 180 lbs
Jr SE Ashton Buchanan 6’0 165 lbs

Defensive Starters Returning: (6)
Sr LB Jake Kroh 6’1 200 lb
Sr DT Brian Rusinko 5’10 195 lbs
Jr LB Danny Scheib 5’11 235 lbs
Jr LB Dawson Schwalm 6’0 180 lbs
Jr DB Ashton Buchanan 6’0 165 lbs
So LB Kolt Shaeffer 6’0 195 lbs

Special Team Starters Returning: (1)
Sr K Colby Harner 5’10 165 lbs

Key newcomers: (11)
Sr DB Tyler Dalton 5’11 170 lbs
Sr DT Nick Rice 5’11 260 lb
Sr DB Dawson Boltz 5’9 150 lbs
Sr DB Racye Newswanger 6’1 175 lbs
Jr QB Logan Yoder 6’1 175 lbs
Jr OL John Lindenmuth 5’10 240 lbs
Jr OL Darren Young 6’3 290 lbs
Jr LB Cole Rothermel 5’10 180 lbs
So DT Eric Dove 6’0 260 lbs
So HB Ike Lucas 5’10 160 lbs
So SE Nick Ziemont 6’1 165 lbs

Key Stats:
Dawson Schwalm Rushing – 106 carries for 619 yds 5 TD’s
Dan Scheib Rushing – 47 carries for 392 yards 5 TD’s
Ashton Buchanan Receiving – 19 rec- 344 yds & 3 TD’s

Dan Scheib 107 tackles
Jake Kroh 115 tackles
Bryon Rusinko 111 tackles
Dawson Schwalm 84 tackles
Colt Schaeffer 62 tackles

2016 Offensive outlook: (Please let us know the keys about your team on offense. What are your keys to having a successful year?)

Offensively TV returns a number of skill position players led by juniors Danny Scheib (FB), Dawson Schwalm (HB) and Ashton Buchanan (SE). The 230 lb Scheib, who missed most of the 2015 season with an injury, should be a force to contend with out of the backfield. Junior Logan Yoder is expected to replace Buchanan at QB and has two solid years of JV experience behind him. The biggest question mark on offensive is replacing 4 of 5 starting offensive linemen

2016 Defensive Outlook: (Please let us know the keys about your team on defense. What are your keys to having a successful year?)

Defensively the linebacking corps of Scheib, Schwalm, senior Jake Kroh and sophomore Colt Schaeffer return. Question marks will be on the defensive line and in the secondary where the Bulldogs only return lineman Brian Rusinko and defensive back Buchannan.

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?)

Colby Harner returns to kick PAT’s and Ike Lucas will have another year returning kicks and punts . We are in the process of finding a punter to replace Jaden Buchanan and also need a few more return men

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