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2020 Team Previews: Warrior Run Defenders (4)

Written by: on Friday, August 7th, 2020. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


Head Coach: Chris Long

Assistant Coaches:

Rich Gardner
Bill Michael
Zach Burrows
Gary Meehan
William Michael
Jason McCormick
Joe Bowman
Derrick Zechman
Jeremy Betz

Team Name: Warrior Run Defenders

2019 Record: 7-5

Key Starters Lost:

RB/DB Denver Beachel
QB Reminngton Corderman
FB/LB David Gearhart
WR/CB Riley Daubert
WR/DE Ahmahd Keyes
TE/OLB Tyler Pick
T/DT Kenny Newman
G/MLB Jack Welliver
G/LB Garrick Grady
DE Pete Reasner

Offensive Starters Returning: (2)

Sr. OT Braden Snyder, 6-2, 250
Sr. C Michael Buck, 5-11, 260

Defensive Starters Returning: (2)

Sr. FS, Nathan Michael, 5-8, 170
Jr. LB, Logan Smedley, 5-10, 185

Special Team Starters Returning: (1)

Sr. KR Nathan Michael, 5-8, 170

Key Newcomers:

Offensive: Sr. Athlete, Hunter Rovenolt, 5-8, 160; Jr. RB, Justin Blair, 5-10 175, Sr. OT, Caleb Long, 6-7, 285, Jr. OL, Ethan Carper, 6-1, 260, Sr. OG, Austin Witmer, 5-9, 210, Sr. WR, Coltin Pentycofe, 6-1, 170, Sr. RB, Ethan Litchard, 5-8, 165.
Defensive: Sr. DB, Hunter Rovenolt, 5-8, 160; Jr. LB, Justin Blair, 5-10 175,  Jr. DL, Ethan Carper, 6-1, 260, Sr. DL, Austin Witmer, 5-9, 210, Sr. CB, Coltin Pentycofe, 6-1, 170, Sr. LB,  Ethan Litchard, 5-8, 165., So. LB Dominick Buss 5-8, 170, So. DB Xander Beaver, 5-8, 160.

2020 Offensive Outlook: We will need to replace 9 starters on the offensive side of the ball. New starters at skill positions will need to acclimate quickly to varsity speed and level of play. We return 2 starters on the offensive line which will help and there are several that are hungry to compete at the varsity level this year after playing JV and some do have key time on Friday nights in the past. Running the football effectively early in the season is key to opening up a passing game.

2020 Defensive Outlook: We must play fundamentally sound football with returning only 2 starters on this side of the ball. We have to tackle well and keep teams from moving the chains.

2020 Special Teams Outlook: We will be looking for new starters all over on special teams after losing our punter and kicker. Nathan Michael does have some kick return experience.


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