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2017 Team Preview – Big Spring (3)

Written by: on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


Head Coach: Cory Hoffman

Assistant Coaches: Bob Baker, John Barnett, Don Witter, Matt Eisenberg, Chuck Hickes, Don Armold, Frank Landis, Shane Cohick, John Fetchkan, Ken Garvin.

Team Name: Big Spring

2016 Record: 6-4

2017 Schedule:

Key Starters Lost: QB Jaret Petty, MLB Tom Miller, OLB Austin Brownawell, DE Lucas Carey, OL Hunter Adams, K Noah Keiter

Offensive Starters Returning: (6)

Sr. RB Ryan Adams, 5-6, 165
Jr. RB Zach Hasco, 5-8, 185
Sr. OL Steven Lynn, 6-2, 240
Sr. WR Joey Yaukey, 5-8, 160
Sr. WR Nick Black, 5-11, 180
Sr. WR Peyton Bechtold, 6-4, 185

Defensive Starters Returning: (6)

Soph. DE Gavin Pritchard, 6-6, 210
Jr. LB Zach Hasco, 5-8, 185
Sr. DB Ryan Adams, 5-6, 165
Sr. DB Joey Yaukey, 5-8, 160
Sr. DB Charles Bowers, 5-9, 170
Sr. DB Peyton Bechtold, 6-4, 185

Special Team Starters Returning: (1)

Sr. KR Charles Bowers, 5-9, 170

Key Newcomers: (9)

Sr. QB Ethan Lee, 5-11, 185
Jr. OL/DL Mike Kutzmonich, 5-11, 265
Sr. OL/DL Andrew Kulp, 5-11, 280
Sr. OL/DL Adam Spencer, 6-1, 220
Soph. OL/DL Alex Spencer, 6-0, 260
Sr. OL/DL Tyler Wiley, 6-1, 250
Soph. OL/DL Marshall Surrency, 6-3, 265
Soph. RB/LB Nathan Fetchkan, 5-10, 205
SR. LB Kyle Brobst, 5-8, 170

Key Stats: Graduated Sr. QB Jaret Petty (1099 passing, 671 rushing) accounted for more than half of the teams total offensive production in 2016.
Graduated Sr. LBs Tom Miller and Austin Brownawell accounted for 169 total tackles in 2016.
Returning Sr. RB Ryan Adams has rushed 261 times for 2067 yards (7.92 ypc) and 21 TDs in his career including a 1392 yard performance in 2016.

2017 Offensive Outlook: We are working on developing an offensive line that returns just one starter and preparing a new quarterback. Relying on the skill set of veterans at both the WR and RB positions.

2017 Defensive Outlook: We need to continue to be aggressive with an inexperienced front four. Developing linebacker corps has lots of upside. Secondary returns solid experience and athleticism.

2017 Special Teams Outlook: Seeking a replacement for top tier kicker Noah Keiter


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