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2021 Team Preview: Williams Valley Vikings

Written by: on Saturday, August 21st, 2021. Follow David Mika on Twitter.

 

 

Head Coach: Tim Savage

Assistant Coaches:
Mike Gunkle
Paul Herb
James Burns
Owen Daniel
Stephan Sedesse

Team Name: Williams Valley Vikings

2020 Record: 9-1

District: 11

Class: A

League: Colonial-Schuylkill League, Blue Division

Key Starters Lost:
Jesse Engle
Bryce Herb
Jake Hermann
Mason Evans
Bronson Kelly
Collin Rafferty

Offensive Starters Returning:
Ezi Hite OT JR 6-2 255
Owen Shoop OG SR 5-10 235
Jackson Yoder C SR 6-0 215
Braiden Shadle OG 6-0 240
Brady Evans WR JR 6-4 180\
Alex Achenbach RB/QB SOPH 180
Logan Williard JR FB/WR 5-10 180
Cruz Banda SOPH OL 6-0 225

Defensive Starters Returning:
Ezi Hite De JR 6-2 255
Hunter Wolfgang DE SR 6-5 180
Logan Williard OLB JR 5-10 180
Gage Miller OLB JR 5-8 160
Jackson Yoder ILB SR 6-0 215
Brady Evans DB JR 6-4 180

Special Team Starters Returning:
Logan Williard Punt And Kickoff Returners
Alex Achenbach Punt And Kickoff Returners

Key Newcomers:
Nic Joseph SR 6-1 185 RB/S/OLB (Missed Entire 2020 Season To A Knee Injury As A Would Be Starter)
Issac Whiteash JR 5-10 165 QB/S
Nathan Cole SR 5-10 170 WR/DB
Aiden Miller Jr 5-10 230 ILB/OG
Parker Lords SOPH 5-9 150 WR/DB
Braiden Criswell FR 6-2 165 TE/DE

2020 Returning Player Stats:

Ezi Hite had 79 total tackles, 4 sacks, and 14 TFL.

Jackson Yoder had 85 total tackles and 4 TFL. 

Brady Evans caught nine passes for 244 yards and three touchdowns.

Alex Achenbach rushed for 501 yards on 78 carries and three touchdowns. He caught for 87 yards and one score. 

Logan Williard rushed for 92 yards and four touchdowns. He caught 11 passes for 162 yards and two touchdowns. On defense, he had 61 total tackles, 2 sacks, 5 interceptions, and 7 TFL.

Cruz Banda had 41 total tackles, 2 sacks, and 9 TFL.

Hunter Wolfgang rushed for 350 yards on 61 carries and three touchdowns. He caught seven passes for 188 yards and one score. On defense, he had 47 total tackles, 2 sacks, and 8 TFL.

Gage Miller had 47 total tackles and 3 TFL.

2021 Offensive Outlook: Offensively we will be missing the multiple-year all-state players we have had in the past. The offense will be the same multiple set balanced attack with our deepest team in the skill position ever as a staff. Lots of inter-changeable athletes. the competition this off-season has been our most aggressive to date. A couple of options at the QB spot. we return 5 of our top 6 offensive linemen from a year ago. It’s imperative that this is the team’s strength.

2021 Defensive Outlook: 4-4 With several zone and man coverage looks from the secondary. Lots of depth in the front 8 box. Nearly All new guys in the secondary to start 2021. Harass the QB and fill the run lanes.

2021 Special Teams Outlook: Very talented returners with the bulk of the special teams unit back. Must find a punter and kicker.

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