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2017 Team Preview – Northwest Rangers (2)

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

 

Head Coach: Lon Hazlet

Assistant Coaches:

Ray Bierbach
Leigh Bonczewski
Mark Renninger
Sam Gmitter
Paul Hufford
Roy Phillips

Team Name: Northwest Rangers

2016 Record: 7-3

Key Starters Lost:

WR/DB – Ezra Judge
TE/DL – Dylan Wolmelsdorf
OL/DL – Nick Levandowski
OL/DL – Luke Pavill
FB/LB – Jack Stancavage

Offensive Starters Returning: (9)

Jr. QB David Piestrak
Sr. RB Jacob Anderson
Sr. FB Beau Getz
Sr. WR Brandon Hardiman
Jr. WR Connor Hazlet
Sr. TE Austin Ford
Sr. OL Zach Wolfe
Sr. OL Devon Anusiewicz
Jr. OL Camden Capece

Defensive Starters Returning: (9)

Sr. DL Austin Ford
Sr. DL Austin Sult
Sr. DL Devon Anusiewicz
Sr. LB Beau Getz
Jr. LB Tyler Stevens
Sr. RB Jacob Anderson
Sr. DB Brandon Hardiman
Sr. DB Adam Bukavich
Jr. DB Connor Hazlet

Special Team Starters Returning: (1)

So. K Jack Wessler

Key Newcomers: (3)

Jr. WR/DB Bryce Koser
Jr. RB/LB Colton Babcock
Sr. OL/DL Steve Bingman

Key Stats: 230 rushing yards per game
38 team touchdowns
Jacob Anderson returns with almost 1,600 yards rushing.
David Piestrak returns with 1,200 yards total offense.

2017 Offensive Outlook: On offense, we will need to be more balanced than years past. Being able to keep the defense honest will open up holes both in the air and on the ground. We will be successful if we dominate the line of scrimmage.

2017 Defensive Outlook: On defense, we will need to fly to the ball and gang tackle. We will be successful if we trust the process and do our individual jobs.

2017 Special Teams Outlook: We expect to treat special teams as a full 1/3 of a football game. Starting field position will be a key factor as well as capitalizing on scoring opportunities.

 

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