40 Teams in 40 Days – Day 38 – Coatesville (1) – Big School Team # 2
Conference: Ches-Mont League, National Division
Nickname: Red Raiders
Coach: Matt Ortega
2012 Record: 14-3
Returning Players – Offense: Sr. OT Colin Raysor; Sr. OG Titus Richards; Sr. TE Tyler Burke; Sr. RB Daquan Worley; Sr. RB Isaih Flamer; Jr. WR Jay Stocker
Returning Players – Defense: Sr. DT Mike Boykin; Sr. DL Titus Richards; Sr. LB Tyler Burke; Jr. LB Steven Pawling; Sr. LB Devonte Suber; Sr. DB Daquan Worley; Jr. S Jay Stocker; Sr. Isaih Flamer
Special Teams: “We lost all our guys from last year. Tyler Burke will be our punter. Our kicker is Joey Sacco. He kicked in JV last year. Daquan Worley, Jalen Hudson and Isaih Flamer will be doing the kickoff duties. Our punt returners are Jalen Hudson and Stanley Woodward.”
Top Newcomers: DB Ahkema Evans
How’s your offensive line?
“We only return two starters from last year on the offensive line. We have our left tackle back, Colin Raysor. Titus Richards is back at left guard. We are rotating our centers between Garrett Muroski and Andrew Diegenio. We are going to rotate the other guard spot with Daniel Glass and Jevone Norman. Our right tackle is Dave Thomas. This is one of the deepest offensive lines we have had.”
“We have our tight end back Tyler Burke. He is a three-year starter, is a great blocker and has great hands. He is going to be a huge part of our passing game this year.”
Who will be your quarterback this year?
“We had a battle at the quarterback spot this summer between Junior Sami Warren and Sophomore Jordan Young. We are going to start Jordan. But both he and Sami will get playing time this year for us.”
How’s your running game look?
“We return our leading rusher from last year. He is Daquan Worley. He is a Penn State recruit. He’s a physical runner and gets stronger as the games goes. He plays a lot bigger than he is. He proved that in the playoffs. We also have our second string running back from last year back. He is Isaih Flamer. We have another guy Jalen Hudson. He will be a slot receiver and at times he will be a runner.”
Note: Worley rushed for 1,779 yards on 228 carries and 20 touchdowns.
Who are your receivers?
“We have Jay Stocker back at receiver. Jalen Hudson will be at slot receiver for us. Jimmy Clark and Ricky Southcott will battle for playing time. Keenan Coleman will be in the mix.”
How’s your defensive line?
“We have Mike Boykin back at defensive tackle. Titus Richards is back on the line. Steven Jacks will play inside on the line. Derrick Muroski is going to play defensive end for us. Daniel Glass is one guy that has been in the rotation. He will be a tackle. Jevon Norman will be in the mix.”
How do your linebackers look?
“We have all three linebackers back. We will start with Tyler Burke. He is a three-year starter and committed to Maryland. He is a guy that is all around the ball. He has a nose for the ball and he’s our leading tackler the last two years. He is a special player. Devonte Suber and Steven Pawling are the other two linebackers back from last year.”
Note: Burke was a key player on the Red Raiders last year. He helped his team advance to the PIAA Class 4A State Championship game last year. He had 18 total tackles and two fumble recoveries in that game.
How’s your secondary?
“We have a lot of experience coming back in the secondary. We have Daquan Worley back. He is a three-year starter. He is a great cover corner. Not may teams throw the ball his way. He is aggressive with the run game when he needs to be. His biggest intangible is his team leadership. We have Jay Stocker back at free safety and Isaih Flamer back. We have a transfer from North Carolina. His name is Ahkema Evans. He started down there as a sophomore. Daniel Ahara will play some safety. Stan Woodard will add depth to the secondary.”
Note: Worley had 45 tackles and three interceptions last year.
What are your strengths this year?
“Our strength on the team starts on defense. We have eight returning players from last year’s team. On offense our strength is the running game. We have a lot of guys that have experience from last year’s team. But, we had to replace some guys. We had a chance to play a lot of young guys last year. We have a lot of guys waiting there turn. So, its their time for them to step up.”
What is different about this team compared to last year?
“We aren’t going to be a high flying team like last year. We are real excited about our team. It’s going to be a different style team. We are going to be bigger up front this year. We are going to run the ball with the backs we have and rely on a great defense. One thing for sure we are going to work hard.”
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