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2019 Team Previews: Southern Columbia Tigers (4)

Written by: on Friday, August 23rd, 2019. Follow Dave Fegley on Twitter.


Head Coach: Jim Roth (36th year)

Assistant Coaches: Andy Mills, Mike Johnston, John Marks, Al Cihocki, Roger Nunkester, Brandon Traugh, Andy Helwig, Alex Carawan

Team Name: Southern Columbia Tigers

2018 Record: 16-0 (PIAA 2A STATE CHAMPIONS)

Twitter: @socotigersports

Hudl Highlights:

Key Starters Lost:

QB – Stone Hollenbach
OL – Troy Donlan
OL -Oak Six
OL – John Stabinski

Offensive Starters Returning: (6)

RB Gaige Garcia (Sr)
RB Gavin Garcia (So)
FB Ty Roadarmel (Sr)
WR Julian Fleming (Sr)
TE Wade Kerstetter (Jr)
OL Jake Herr (Sr)

Defensive Starters Returning: (9)

DL Lear Quinton (Sr)
DL Cole Schankweiler (Sr)
LB Cal Haladay (Sr)
LB Max Tillett (Sr)
LB Preston Zachman (Sr)
LB Nate Crowl (Sr)
DB Julian Fleming (Sr)
DB Cade Linn (Sr)
DB Jake Davis (Jr)

Special Team Starters Returning: (3)

P Julian Fleming (Sr)
PR Julian Fleming (Sr)
KR Gaige Garcia (Sr)

Key Newcomers: (5)

OL Colin Doraski (Sr)
DL Tyler Waltman (Jr)
OL Derek Wertman (Jr)
WR Liam Klebon (So)
LB Wes Barnes (Fr)

Key 2018 Stats:
Julian Fleming – 1,524 receiving yards & 22 TD’s
Gaige Garcia – 2,042 rushing yards & 38 TD’s
Cal Haladay – 131 tackles & 5 sacks
Max Tillett – 124 tackles & 7 sacks
Preston Zachman – 597 passing yards & 372 receiving yards

2019 Offensive Outlook: On offense 4 key skill players return. The Garcia brothers (Gaige & Gavin) at the running back spots and Ty Roadarmel at the fullback position. Julian Fleming returns as the top wide receiver. Fleming is going to Ohio State and Gaige Garcia to Michigan on football scholarships. Jake Herr and Cam Haladay return as experienced run and pass blockers. The key is finding replacements at for the rest of the o-line. Preston Zachman will take over at QB and can pass and run.

2019 Defensive Outlook: Defensively, the strength will be our linebackers. Cal Haladay committed to Michigan State. Max Tillett and Zachman are scholarship players.Nate Crowl also returns at a linebacer position. on the d-line Lear Quinton and Cole Schankweiler are returning starters. There is a battle for the other two spots in the 4-4 defensive scheme. In the secondary, Fleming and Jake Davis will be the corners. Cade Linn is our safety.

2019 Special Teams Outlook: Dangerous return men in Fleming and Gaige Garcia. They have the ability to go the distance any time that they touch the football. Ethan Haupt will be our kicker and is a soccer player as well. Fleming returns as the punter.

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