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2017 Team Preview – Williams Valley Vikings (11)

Written by: on Thursday, July 27th, 2017. Follow David Mika on Twitter.

 

Head Coach: Tim Savage

Assistant Coaches:

Kyle Bingaman
Paul Herb
Mike Gunkle
Alex Langhans
Ben Ancheff
Josh Rodichock

Team Name: Williams Valley Vikings

2016 Record: 12-2

2017 Schedule:

Key Starters Lost:

Daymian Shoop OG/DT
Ian Minnich OG
Kailin Hoffman OT
Ryan Harris OLB
Ken Reed WR/S
Matthew Kemble OLB

Offensive Starters Returning: (9)

Jr Qb Levi Engle 6-1 185
Sr Rb Dylan Rabuck 6-0 195
Jr Fb Nick Savage 5-10 185
Sr Te Devon Rabuck 6-0 210
Sr Wr Jake Wolfgang 6-5 195
Sr Wr Allen Hand 5-9 160
Jr OT Spenser Dimon 6-5 295
Sr C Adam Stroup 5-9 200
Jr Og Faison Ali

Defensive Starters Returning: (8)

Jr Dt Zech Hite 6-5 280
Sr De Devon Rabuck 6-0 210
Jr De Nick Savage 5-10 185
Sr Lb Dylan Wolfgang 6-1 190
Sr Lb Dylan Rabuck 6-0 195
Jr Db Levi Engle 6-1 185
Sr Db Jake Wolfgang 6-5 195
Sr Db Allen Hand 5-9 160

Special Team Starters Returning: (4)

Sr P Jake Wolfgang 6-5 195
Sr PR Devon Rabuck 6-0 210
Sr KR Jake Wolfgang 6-5 195
Sr KR Allen Hand 5-9 160

Key Newcomers: (8)

Sr WR/DB Nick Ulsh 5-9 160
Sr OT/DT Dakota Morgan 6-3 215
Soph WR/RB/DB Brady Miller 5-9 145
FR RB/DE/LB Jessie Engle 6-1 190
SR LB Shane Harris 5-9 160
Jr OG/LB Cole Warren 5-9 210
Soph LB Bryce Lucas 5-9 175
Soph OT/DT Bryce Miller 6-2 245

Key Stats: 12-2 Dist 11 Champion
Lost 24-20 to Steel High 2nd Round of States

2017 Offensive Outlook: Loss of 3 Sr Lineman will be biggest concern. Due to several injuries over past to seasons several young guys got multiple starts which is vital to the rebuilding process. Adam Stroup will anchor the line at his center position for the 3rd season as well as returning Tackle Dimon. Lower overall numbers so health is again the main concern. Skilled position talent is the offensive strong point. All skills have started since freshman season. Class A east player of year Dylan Rabuck is back to handle the ground attack setting school record of 2300+ yrds. Fullback Nick Savage is clearing the path. Qb Levi Engle has taken the offseason by storm and will make an all-state selection case. WR’s and TE all Sr’s all blessed with exceptional speed and quickness. Jake Wolfgang at 6-5 is a DC headache. Allen Hand’s separation speed and Devon Rabuck’s strength provide elite options in passing game. Team unity and sharing in each others success is vital key to accomplishing team goals.

2017 Defensive Outlook: Very Solid upfront and stout against the run and excellent pass rushers from the edges. Big Zech Hite is as large and physically gifted as any interior player at any classification. Devon Rabuck tallied 19 sacks in 2016. Opposite side DE Nick Savage high energy disruptive presence. All State linebacker Dylan Wolfgang and Dylan Rabuck are back yet again. Wolfgang looks to build on a 178 tackles campaign that is best amongst state leaders. Secondary very strong with 3 returning Db’s in the mix with Wolfgang,Engle and Hand. Picks will be the intention.

2017 Special Teams Outlook: Be efficient crisp and a positive extension of the offense and defense.

 

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