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Pierce and Welsh: Best Jimmy Pierce and Tony Welsh did enough for their football teams last season to be runaway winners of the big school and small school players of the year awards. But they are gladly coming back for more. Pierce, the Laurel Highlands quarterback, and Welsh, the Beth-Center running back, are entering their senior years of high school and are, without any doubt, the best players on the best teams in the Herald-Standard circulation area.

Jimmy Pierce,

Laurel Highlands quarterback Pierce, it seems, was destined to be the starting quarterback at Laurel Highlands. So much so that he was called upon to “fill in” as a freshman. No one has questioned who LH’s quarterback would be ever since. “He’s a young man who was forced to play as a freshman because we had no one else,” LH coach Zack Just said. “We were really banking on solid quarterback play and we lost a kid, a transfer. We lost Jarret Keller, who is at Cal now, coach Mike Keller’s son. He had a fantastic career when he was in West Virginia. He led the state in passing yardage two out of three years. Obviously, we got some good quarterback play our of Rafael Cannon that year, but some injuries derailed his season. “Jimmy was forced to start three games as a freshman. And he did phenomenal considering the circumstances. His first ever start as a freshman was at Thomas Jefferson. You talk about trial by fire. But each week he got better. Each year, he’s gotten better He’d find stuff to work on and get better at. Obviously, having a kid with that much experience and that much talent is very nice as a head coach.” Pierce played well enough for the LH coaches to realize he was a star in the making. Just implemented a triple-option offense that would come to feature Pierce as a runner, passer and ... well, leader of the offense. “I think last year, he really took off,” Just said. “I thought he had a decent sophomore season, the offense was new, we had just put in the triple-option. It was new for me, it was new for my coaches, it was new for all of the players. Anytime you do a wholesale change from a wide-open spread look to the triple option that we run, the double-wing, we knew it was going to take some time. “But last year, he just really took off in it. He feels comfortable in it and I think if you would build an offense for Jimmy, it would be the triple. He is, far and away, one of the toughest football players I have ever coached, any position. The kid takes some hits on some inside runs that, as coaches, we hold our breath. But he pops right back up, he jumps in there. Last year, he was hurt going into the Mars game. Quite frankly, we probably shouldn’t have even played him. He wanted to play, he rehabbed all week. He’s a kid who refuses not to play and not to be in there.” After enduring 1-9 seasons as a freshman and sophomore, Pierce blossomed as a junior. He led the Mustangs to a playoff berth and a 48-26 loss to Central Valley in the first round Class AAA bracket. Pierce credits hard work put in by him, his teammates and coaches for the turnaround. “The coaches really cranked up the offseason workouts, the lifts and the runs,” Pierce said. “Throughout the offseason, they worked on the new offense, the triple-option. Then, my sophomore year, we went 1-9 with it, but it showed us what we could do by perfecting it. I think it was mostly mental, just adjusting. We knew it would work, even when it wasn’t working. Just working with the first team and getting our timing down. We would just come up and work on those things, a couple of times a week.” “Work ethic is not his problem,” Just said. “The kid will do whatever. He’s not afraid to put in the time. I come up here on our off days and he’s behind the weight room running hills with his dad. You come up here at any time and he and Chad Livingston and Zack Mettler can be up here working on their routes, throwing. When you talk about commitment, he is that. He exemplifies everything that, as a head coach, you want out of your quarterback.” “He’ll put in the time before practice, after practice, watching film, going to extra camps. He actually went to Annapolis this summer to go to Navy’s camp because they run a similar offense to what we run. He has really grown and it is a testament to his work ethic.” Pierce is the middle child of Jim and Michelle Pierce. His father is a state trooper and his mother is a middle school teacher in the LH district. Jimmy has an older sister, 21-year-old Maria and 10-year-old Mia. “They are really supportive,” Pierce said of his parents and sisters. “My dad puts a lot of time into me. He’ll work with me, won’t let me miss a practice, always makes sure I don’t miss a workout. He get a lot of credit, as does my mom. She makes sure I stay on top of my grades. My dad was real active with the wrestling team and my mom helped with the scorebooks for wrestling.” If his work ethic doesn’t come from his parents, it comes from his older sister. His biggest fan, easily, is his younger sister. “Maria is busy all of the time, she works a lot. Maria was a good athlete, she did very well in the javelin. Mia comes to everything. We’ll drag her out of bed at 6 o’clock in the morning to come to a wrestling tournament or to a football game. She is my big fan.” She is not, however, his only fan. Just loves how he works and LH followers have come to appreciate the not-afraid-to-get-dirty approach Pierce brings to every game he plays, every competition he enters. Besides football, Pierce is a very good wrestler who almost singlehandedly resurrected the LH wrestling program. But choosing which sport to play in college will not be tough for him. “I would go as a football player,” Pierce said. “I like both sports, but I like football a lot more. Of course, it might come down to the scholarship money. All things being equal, though, I would choose football over wrestling. I feel I could play Division I. I’m not the biggest, I definitely lack size, but I think I could play positions other than quarterback, like defensive back or running back.” “I would tell any college coach that they would be a fool not to take Jimmy,” Just said. “If the young man was four or five inches taller, he’d have 10 to 15 Division I offers right now. The way they recruit kids now, where if you don’t meet their height and weight requirements, it’s hard to get a look. But someone is going to find an outstanding football player that is going to contribute immensely at the college level.” First things first, though. Pierce and the Mustangs have their sights set pretty high this season. “We have a lot of good athletes,” Pierce said. “We can go far this year. We’ve been working hard all summer. We just have to make sure we stay consistent throughout the season. We showed last year, when we were consistent, how well we moved the ball against TJ and Central Valley and all of the other teams. We just hurt ourselves with turnovers. The goal for this year is winning a playoff game and a Big 10 championship. I feel like we could definitely do it this year. Everyone’s been working hard this summer and we’re excited for the season.”


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players on best teams BY MIKE CIAROCHI • PHOTOS BY ROBERTO M. ESQUIVEL

But why are they so good? What makes them tick? How can these players make such a difference to their teams? They have different stories to tell. Once you have read them, we are convinced you will agree that they are deserving cover boys for our annual football supplement.

Tony Welsh,

Beth-Center running back Tony Welsh took a more direct route to the greatness he has achieved at Beth-Center, but readily admits that playing running back facilitated his ascent. “I think he rose to the top a couple of years ago,” Woods said. “He has always been that premier back.” And Woods should know. As long as he has been Beth-Center’s coach, the team has produced enough quality running backs to keep any three coaches happy. Welsh has won the last two Herald-Standard Touchdown Club titles, but has other goals in mind for his senior season. He ran for 1,576 yards last season and needs 1,892 as a senior to pass Keith Miller and become Beth-Center’s all-time leading rusher. “I’m hoping to get a lot of carries, but I’m kind of looking at it more as a team thing, though,” Welsh said. “As a team, we’re trying to get playoff wins, but in terms of a personal goal, I’d like to get 2,000 yards this year.” “Tony’s going to be our workhorse, there’s no doubt about it,” Woods said. “He’s going to be the guy that has to carry the load. I have very high expectations for him and he has definitely accepted that challenge and he has worked hard. Tony has gone above and beyond for this football program and I just expect a lot out of him.” A son of Denny and Natalie Welsh, Tony has an older brother, Dominic, who is a baseball player at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus. He also has a younger sister, Talia, a freshman-to-be at Beth-Center, and a younger brother, Rocco, a sixth grader and future football player for the Bulldogs. “When I was starting out, I was always watching my older brother,” Welsh said. “I always wanted to get involved with what he was doing, so that’s how I got into football and wrestling. We weren’t always competing, but I always wanted to do what he was doing. I would do extra work to keep up with him. My dad was always pushing me to do better at things. He coached the junior high and he’s the quarterback coach up here. He has always been one of my coaches. He used to pick me out a lot of the times because I’m his son, but I always liked having him as a coach. And my mom, of course, has always been a big supporter of me.” Welsh is also a fine wrestler for the Bulldogs and is setting himself up for a tough decision when it is time to pick a sport to play in college. “I think that’s up to Tony,” Woods said. “If he wants to play college football, I can definitely help him to go that route, but I think he is equally as good as a wrestler, so it becomes a personal decision he has to make. Whenever he makes that decision, we’ll go that route and help him get into a good school.” “It’s like right in between right now,” Welsh said. “I’d like to go to a bigger college for the experience and I think I can go to a bigger college for wrestling than for football. For wrestling, I’ve talked to Cal-Poly, Clarion, Pitt, Buffalo, pretty decent sized schools.” Welsh isn’t the biggest of kids and his size may be a big factor in determining where he goes to college and what sport he plays. Not surprisingly, Welsh is being proactive about that, too. “Since wrestling has ended, he came out for the track team,” said Woods, who doubles as the BC track coach. “He became a sprinter to work on his speed. He hits the weights hard. He actually went out of the district and hired a personal trainer to improve his speed and his strength. He put on close to 20 pounds since last year and his speed hasn’t changed. I think at the right school, the right fit, I think he has a chance to play football at a bigger school.” “I went out for track to work on speed and conditioning,” Welsh said. “Conditioning I guess was one of my weaker parts. I’d run out of gas a lot last season. So I decided to get in shape a little more. I went to a speed training center in Wheeling. They work on a lot of form, whatever they can see that you are weak on. There are wrestlers that go there, basketball and football players, so they have different coaches for each sport.” Welsh hopes the extra work will pay off for him and the Bulldogs this season. After all, 2,000 yards don’t just happen.

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ALBERT GALLATIN COLONIALS

HEAD COACH

JOE EMBACHER

Colonials banking on offensive line, experience ROSTER

By Paul S. Brittain For the Herald-Standard

SENIORS Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Chris Baruch

OL

5-9

235

Devin Carney

WR

6-1

170

Trey Cavaliere

OL

6-4

340

Luke Dice

RB

5-10

170

Todd Eicher

WR

5-7

150

Joey Embacher

RB

6-1

170

Hunter Matthews

OL

6-1

230

Hunter Moody

QB

6-2

175

Jacob Nace

RB

5-10

190

Cody Riggin

K

5-11

220

Justin Schatz

OL

6-3

280

Sam Show

OL

6-0

230

Alex Stoy

OL

6-1

205

Blake Tolbert

WR

5-8

150

Damon Tolbert

RB

5-10

185

Cruz White

RB

6-2

190

JUNIORS Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Dylan Berkshire

WR

6-1

195

Devon Colebank

RB

5-11

175

Dustin Colebank

C

5-9

225

Oner Guthrie

RB

5-9

185

Ron Harwood

RB

5-8

160

Willie Hyms

RB

5-8

165

Klayton Jenkins

OL

5-11

230

Darius Ketter

OL

5-9

315

Andy King

WR

5-11

185

Robbie Klink

OL

6-3

255

Jackson Kopas

WR

5-9

150

Shane Leskinen

OL

6-4

260

Collin McNeish

OL

5-11

255

Hunter Mosako

OL

5-10

295

Casey Peebles

OL

5-11

190

Chris Show

WR

5-9

170

Dakota Wilson

OL

5-10

230

SOPHOMORES Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Nathan Bricker

WR

6-2

160

Corey Dodson

OL

6-2

260

Patten Fabrycki

WR

6-1

180

Steven Harwood

RB

5-8

170

Trevon Oliver

RB

5-7

170

Adam Simon

RB

6-2

175

FRESHMEN Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Jace Cappellini

RB

5-9

155

Joseph Dolobach

WR

5-9

150

Angelo Doyle

QB

6-1

160

Logan Embacher

WR

5-9

120

Elijah Harwood

RB

5-6

160

Nathan Lavery

OL

6-1

170

Alex McMiller

RB

5-9

175

Noah Miller

OL

6-0

260

Braeden Moody

QB

5-10

155

Brock Morrison

OL

5-7

170

Willie Palmer

QB

5-10

150

Jaden Whethers

OL

5-9

205

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Joe Embacher is definitely an Albert Gallatin guy. The Colonials’ third-year coach played for the school in 1988 when it initially competed under the name of Tri-Valley after the jointure of Albert Gallatin, German and Fairchance Georges. He has also had several sons play for the Colonials, including senior running back Joey Embacher and freshman wide receiver Logan Embacher. So it’s easy to see where he has more than a coaching position invested in the fortunes of the football program. Led by an offensive line that returns all but graduated guard Jacob Boyd, the Colonials will hang their hopes of turning the corner to success on 14 returning lettermen this season. Returning linemen include seniors Hunter Matthews, Alex Stoy and Trey Cava-

liere and juniors Klayton Jenkins, Dustin Colebank, Collin McNeish and Hunter Mosako. Senior Hunter Moody returns at quarterback along with running backs Embacher, Willy Hymes, Cruz White, Damon Tolbert, Jacob Nace, Cody Riggin and Luke Dice. Senior Devin Carney is the most experienced wide receiver in the mix, while junior Jackson Kopas and sophomore Nate Bricker are also talented wide receivers. “We plan to rotate our running backs to make sure each one touches the football. Every one of them brings something different to the table,” Embacher said. Moody broke his hand late last season and Embacher said, “Hopefully, he’s as good as new. He’s very intelligent and knows where every kid is supposed to be (on offense). His class rank

is in the top five. He’s also very athletic with a strong arm.” While Mathews will play on both offense and defense, Embacher said Stoy, Mosako and Corey Dodson will play only on defense, providing a relatively fresh front when the opponent has the ball. “These are big kids with a lot of natural strength,” Embacher said. “Mosako is the top bench presser on the team.” Riggin will handle the punting and kicking duties on special teams. Changes in the Colonials’ coaching staff include Shane Ziats at offensive coordinator and Luke Weekley at defensive coordinator. Ziats has been on the staff for several years, while Weekley is from Wheeling, W. Va., and has considerable experience on numerous levels. The Colonials are looking

to qualify for the WPIAL playoffs for the first time in 10 years. The Big Nine Conference provides powerhouses like Thomas Jefferson, West Mifflin and Ringgold, but the local rivalries with Laurel Highlands and Uniontown provide emotional inspiration in the midst of the schedule. Embacher said both local rivals have talent. Laurel Highlands “had some success (making the playoffs last year) and their mental aspect will be high.” Uniontown “has plenty of good athletes, and we’ve had competitive games with them the last couple years.” Embacher admits that if Albert Gallatin is to turn the corner, 2015 is a key year with the team’s experience. He said the keys will be in the team’s attitude and confidence level this year.

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BELLE VERNON LEOPARDS

ROSTER SENIORS Ht.

Wt.

Shane Boyles

C-DT

5-8

220

Noah Bukowski

TE-LB

6-1

195

Naquwan Dixon

OG-DT

5-9

250

Luke Durigon

RB-DB

5-8

166

Max Durigon

WR-CB

5-7

165

Alex Gillingham

OL-DT

6-2

215

Seth Goddard

WR-CB

5-9

155

Joe Gruber

RB-LB

5-11

180

Trevor Gush

OG-DE

6-1

230

Omar Johnson

OT-DE

6-0

210

Collin Johnston

LB-WR

6-0

185

Jake Powell

WR-FS

5-11

150

Cameron Quinto

LB-FS

5-8

160

Sebastian Rainey

OT-DE

6-2

205

Colton Schmeltz

RB-LB

5-10

170

Mike Semancik

TE-De

6-1

215

Nick Sweitzer

OT-DT

6-5

290

Phil Taylor

QB-CB

6-2

170

Derek Verkleeren

WR-K

5-10

152

Austin Yazzani

OT-DT

5-5

195

JUNIORS Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Ed Chaykin

FB-LB

5-7

175

Keishaun Clark

TE-DE

6-0

185

Ben Coyle

LB

6-2

205

Mike Fine

QB-LB

6-1

220

Nick Hall

RB-LB

5-10

175

Dallin Harris

LT-DT

5-10

270

Jake Herron

C-DT

6-0

250

Elijah Johnson

WR-FC

5-6

118

Tim Labuda

WR-CB

6-1

170

Dan Limpert

QB-CB

5-11

165

Hunter Manack

RB-LB

5-9

150

Ian Pallotta

FB-LB

5-8

170

Derrick Sisley

WR-LB

5-9

155

Cody Williams

RT-DT

6-1

252

Humbert looks for improvement from Leopards

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HEAD COACH

MATT HUMBERT

By Rob Burchianti rburchianti@heraldstandard.com Matt Humbert has mixed emotions when looking back on his first season as head coach at Belle Vernon. On one hand, the Leopards snapped a string of three straight losing seasons with a 5-5 record, including a 5-3 mark in the Class AAA Big Nine Conference which put them in third place. On the other hand, Humbert felt his squad left at least a couple wins out

as just the first step for his program. “I feel like we definitely got the ball moving in the right direction,” said Humbert, who is a graduate of Laurel Highlands and California University of Pa. “Statistically in the past they hadn’t been very successful, but previous coach Aaron Krepps did a good job in my mind. My goal when I came to Belle Vernon was to evaluate what the needs were, the positives that we needed to duplicate that

positive, pointing out how close the team was to finishing 8-2 instead of 5-5. “We definitely feed on that,” Humbert said. “We’re accountable in all areas, offensively, defensively and special teams. As any coach will tell you, it’s always real basic stuff when you lose close games. It’s missed tackles or blown assignments or it’s lining up in a formation wrong and then you can’t convert a first down. “It’s all well within some-

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Name

Sophomores Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Derek Cesovski

RB-LB

5-8

160

Ting Feng Chen

RB-LB

5-7

165

Dom Dongilli

WR-LB

5-5

135

Justin Eckroate

OG-DT

5-6

224

Dylan Haney

OG-DT

5-6

190

James Klotz

OG-DT

5-8

185

Chris McCullough

K

5-6

235

Alexandros Naylor

TE-LB

5-11

180

Logan Petrosky

OL-DT

6-1

235

Logan Pfrogner

WR-FS

6-0

165

Brandon Roche

WR-LB

5-11

165

Ken Shemish

RT-LB

5-10

200

Derek Thomas

QB-LB

6-2

190

DE-DT

6-2

225

Blake Zubovic

FRESHMEN Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Wesley Amodeo

QB-FS

5-7

125

Anthony Bertram

WR-LB

5-11

175

Jay Bonacci

OG-LB

6-0

180

Joey Federer

WR-CB

5-5

140

Jake Fine

WR-CB

5-6

125

Max Gauden

TE-DE

6-0

195

Oliver Herczeg

WR-FS

5-8

140

Daywon Johnson

FB-LB

5-8

170

Nino Kuntz

WR-LB

6-0

220

Nathan Lynch

RB-CB

5-10

145

Jaxon Marzec

WR-CB

5-5

100

John McCahill

OT-DT

6-3

252

Aundreas Naylor

OG-DT

5-9

184

Eric Oblak

C-DE

6-1

200

Colin Pallotta

OG-DT

5-4

220

Mason Pascoe

RB-FS

5-7

140

Kirk Popelas

OT-DL

6-0

250

Anthony Rebar

OT-DT

6-1

220

BELLE VERNON HEAD COACH MATT HUMBERT LEADS HIS TEAM TO THE DESIGNATED AREA FOR MEDIA DAY.

there on the field. “The disappointing thing was most of our losses were all very close games,” Humbert said. “We really as a staff and a team lost two games that were really we felt within our grasp to win. But that’s life and you can’t sit there and dwell on the past. You just have to learn from it.” Humbert was referring to conference losses to West Mifflin (35-28) and Ringgold (28-24), the latter school being where he was a head coach before coming to Belle Vernon. The Leps also dropped a close non-conference game to Hollidaysburg (7-0). Even so, Humbert sees 2014

were in place under coach Krepps, and we needed to address the negatives in the program. “It’s always a work in progress. I felt that we did kind of take a step forward.” Humbert feels he and his coaching staff are on their way to establishing their system. “It’s always tough when you take over a program,” Humbert said. “I feel like the team this year is a little more cohesive as a unit. We have a bunch of different units kind of functioning together, and that’s a key thing if we want to be consistent with our play.” Humbert is trying to use last year’s close losses as a

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thing that we can control, that’s the frustrating thing and that’s what we preached on and that’s what we tell the kids this year. The losses we had last year were really by our own hand, it was well within our control. We didn’t produce when we needed to.” Limiting those mistakes is one of Humbert’s goals. “We’re just always trying to instill more discipline, making sure that we limit penalties, making sure that we dotted all of our ‘i’s’ and crossed all of our ‘t’s’ to give us the best advantage possible.” Talent helps you win games, too, and Humbert has some key players returning, in-

cluding two options at quarterback. “(Junior) Mike Fine and (senior) Phil Taylor are both splitting reps at this point,” Humbert said. “I haven’t declared a starter. What we did last year was we ran the tailback a lot from the quarterback spot, we ran our receiver from the quarterback position, so there will be multiple people taking snaps on Friday night. “(Senior) Luke Durigon, our tailback, is going to be a good one for us. He split time last year. We’ve got (senior) Mike Semancik who we’ll utilize at tight end and defensive end this year. He’s a guy that we’re expecting some really big things out of.” Another key weapon is senior wide receiver/kicker Derek Verkleeren “We’ll actually utilize him in the run game and the pass game,” Humbert said. There are several impact players back on defense. “We have two outside linebackers that are coming back and they’ve had very, very good camps so far: (seniors) Noah Bukowski and Collin Johnston. One or our inside linebackers returning is (junior) Ben Cole, and he is just a tough kid that is super-coachable and will do a great job offensively and defensively for us this year.” Humbert isn’t one to make predictions. He’d rather just focus on his team and let the chips fall where they may. “I don’t know where we fit in,” Humbert said. “I would like to think we’re in the thick of things. I think everyone has improved, in my mind, a little bit. It’s really hard to gauge. We’ll see what happens.”

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Seems, feels, looks like transition period over for Steelers By Jim Wexell

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RUNNING BACKS: Eyebrows were raised last March when the Steelers signed 32-yearold DeAngelo Williams to a free-agent contract. The 10-year vet has been injury prone of late, but has remained healthy throughout this preseason and has displayed the burst that’s allowed him to rush for 6,846 yards in his career at 4.8 yards per carry. Williams has in fact looked outstanding this summer and should provide the Steelers with a fine replacement for Le’Veon Bell, who’ll sit out the first two games with a suspension. Bell was second in the NFL in rushing yards and total yards from scrimmage and led all running backs in receiving yards. He’s lost more weight and reported to the team at 216 pounds with 2.9 percent

Seems, feels and looks like the transition period is over for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Three Super Bowl appearances in six years have been followed by an oh-for-fouryear drought of playoff victories. However, the Steelers are now a strong candidate to end that drought and possibly go deep into the playoffs. They have the offense -- perhaps the greatest in team history. The question is whether it’s strong enough to carry a defense that’s still waiting on top young draft picks to blossom. Even if the answer’s no, this Steelers team should be fun to watch.

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QUARTERBACKS: Most of the questions from fantasy football players deal with the Steelers’ preponderance of skill players: Who will get the ball the most? Well, if you have to ask that question then your answer is probably to just draft Ben Roethlisberger. The big man has mastered Todd Haley’s offense and has an overload of weapons. He tied for the NFL lead in passing yardage last year and could very well top that total this season. His production of points should also get a boost from the new extrapoint rule that’s forced the Steelers to spend a session per practice on two-point conversions. Behind him are question marks. The recently signed Michael Vick is 35 years old, but the last time Steelers fans saw him he was leading the opposing New York Jets

body fat. Behind Williams and Bell will be Josh Harris and fullback/tight end Will Johnson. WIDE RECEIVERS: Antonio Brown completes the set of triplets who became the first such group in NFL history to rank among the top two in their respective yardage categories. Brown caught 129 passes for 1,698 yards last season and at 27 years old shows no signs of slowing down. He’ll be helped by the improvement of the receivers working with him. Markus Wheaton will likely be the starter and will move into the slot when Martavis Bryant enters the game. Both players have grown since last season and that should allow for easy pickings by Roethlisberger. Darius HeywardBey still has game-breaking speed as the No. 4 receiver,

while third-round pick Sammie Coates has shown flashes but has a long way to go. TIGHT ENDS: Yes, Roethlisberger will benefit from the glut of playmakers in the offense, but so will veteran TE Heath Miller, who just might find the middle of the field more wide open with Brown and Co. on the flanks. Miller, at 32, may have lost a step but still has sticky hands, and a great feel for the game and for his quarterback. Matt Spaeth is the veteran backup with Johnson and rookie fifth-round pick Jesse James behind him. OFFENSIVE LINE: The loss of Maurkice Pouncey for a minimum of three months will be felt mainly in the screen game with the mobile Pouncey often getting to the third level to help ballcarriers. He’ll be replaced

by Cody Wallace, a veteran who’s been with the team since 2013 and who’s smart enough to soften the loss of their communication leader. The rest of the starting line -- Kelvin Beachum, Ramon Foster, David DeCastro, Marcus Gilbert -- has grown in its third season together under coach Mike Munchak. Alejandro Villanueva, the 6-foot-9 war hero, has grown into a serviceable reserve tackle this summer. Doug Legursky and Chris Hubbard are battling a couple of undrafted rookies for jobs as reserves in the interior.

utilize their nickel against the growing use of 3-WR sets. Defensive coordinator Keith Butler wants to see more penetration from his linemen and expects big things from Cameron Heyward and Stephon Tuitt. They’ll move from 3-4 DE to 4-3 tackles in that nickel alignment and will carry the burden of not only getting to quarterbacks, but shutting down the run game. Depth could become a problem beyond NT Daniel McCullers. Cam Thomas is back for what he hopes will be an improved second season with the team.

DEFENSIVE LINE: The Steelers allowed 4.36 yards per carry last season, their highest average in 50 years. Fans want to criticize NT Steve McLendon, but he’s rarely been on the field this preseason as the Steelers again

LINEBACKERS: It’s perhaps the deepest unit on the team, but will 37-year-old James Harrison A.) last the season?, and B.) receive any help from No. 1 picks Jarvis Jones and Bud Dupree? Arthur Moats will also be a big part of the four-man rotation for the two outside positions. Inside, Lawrence Timmons and Ryan Shazier may be the quickest set of inside linebackers in the league. Shazier might also be the team’s best pass-rusher, as long as he stays healthy. Sean Spence, Vince Williams and Terence Garvin provide quality depth.

STEELERS QUARTERBACK BEN ROETHLISBERGER (7) AND WIDE RECEIVER ANTONIO BROWN (84) TALK DURING TRAINING CAMP AT SAINT VINCENT COLLEGE IN LATROBE. THE STEELERS’ OFFENSE, LED BY ROETHLISBERGER, BROWN AND RUNNING BACK LE’VEON BELL, HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BE THE BEST IN TEAM HISTORY.

SECONDARY: The additon of Brandon Boykin has provided the team with depth at cornerback, but questions remain whether he and the returning trio of William Gay, Cortez Allen and Antwon Blake can shut down premier receivers. Adding depth will be rookie Doran Grant as B.W. Webb has the edge on Kevin Fogg for the presumed sixth cornerback spot. There’s also depth at safety, but again the starters don’t elicit confidence from a fan base that’s watched Troy Polamalu and Ryan Clark play in five combined

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BETH-CENTER BULLDOGS

ROSTER SENIORS Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Frank Dreucci

RB

5-11

196

Jacob Mowl

OL

5-8

170

Anthony Welsh

RB

6-0

201

Robert Work

OL

5-11

190

Edward Zeille

TE

5-8

186

Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Colton Belmont

OL

6-3

230

Ray Bruno

OL

6-2

250

Trent Cunko

QB

5-8

185

Ethan Erb

RB

5-5

134

David Headlee

OL

6-4

272

JUNIORS

Perry Lemley

OL

5-7

184

John Little

TE

5-11

186

Nick Pryor

WR

5-7

144

John Romanakis

OL

6-2

257

James Sberna

WR

6-0

163

Sophomores Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Trevor Anderson

RB

5-8

218

Garrett Dillon

OL

6-3

180

Michael Esmond

OL

6-2

238

Matt Safreed

WR

5-10

155

Tim Trump

OL

6-1

251

Mason White

OL

6-2

167

Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Jake Baker

OL

6-2

180

Talon Balog

TE

5-7

120

Shane Belmont

WR

5-7

134

JJ Berish

TE

5-9

157

Dylan Dingle

RB

5-11

191

Evan Dreucci

OL

5-11

182

Dominic Fundy

QB

6-0

181

Orion Grace

WR

5-6

135

Zach Hayden

OL

5-5

140

Jake Housel

OL

5-7

130

Bailey Lincoski

RB

5-9

152

Christopher Pohill

OL

5-8

177

Drake Zeille

OL

5-7

165

FRESHMEN

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Beth-Center, Woods face crossroads By Mike Ciarochi mciarochi@heraldstandard.com Ed Woods always has the Beth-Center football team ready to defend a conference championship and he has the defending small schools player of the year, Tony Welsh, and some other key players returning to help the cause. But Woods and the Bulldogs face a bit of a crossroads this season. Gone from last year’s Tri-County South Conference champs are 10 graduating seniors and with them went plenty of experience that will be hard to replace. “Jason Stay, he played inside linebacker for us, he was our signal caller on defense, he was a captain of our team,” Woods began. “He was very versatile on offense, he played quarterback for us, he played split end for us, he played fullback for us at times, so that was a big loss. Nico Brown, who was one of our running backs/slot receivers, played corner for us, kickoff return specialist, punt return specialist, so those are two key skilled kids that we lost. “Line-wise, on both sides of the ball, we lost Dakota Vilcoss, who played guard and defensive end; we lost Danny Smith, who played a guard for us and defensive end; we lost Derrick Hill, who played offensive tackle for us; we lost Josh Van Divner who played defensive tackle for us. So we lost a lot.” So possibly for the first time, Woods and the Bulldogs are feeling what it’s like to be a Class A school, where rosters are small and replacements must be made, forged from the same weight room equipment that forged those who came before them. “When you’re only getting in the 20s, maybe up to

the mid-30s, as far as kids and you lose 6-7 starters, it’s hard to replace them,” Woods said. “And in our league, with our team, if you’re starting one way, you’re starting on both sides of the football and special teams. So, you’re trying to replace a lot of positions.” And so it goes at BethCenter, just like it goes at Frazier and Mapletown and California and other Class A schools. Woods believes he and his coaches have the parts in their locker room, but until Friday nights start to count again, nobody knows for sure. “Tony’s going to be our workhorse, there’s no doubt about it,” Woods said. “I think we have the pieces to replace who we lost. But until we actually get on the field and start hitting, start playing, you never really know. From December until now, just evaluating players as far as strength and speed, how kids have progressed from last year to this year, through the summer, I see a lot of positive signs that they can possibly fill those positions. And a lot of those kids had the opportunity to play some last year in varsity games, in the third and fourth quarters, so they do have some varsity experience. “But, hey, it’s next man up. We expect them to fill those spots and be as productive, if not more productive.” Speaking of production, it’s hard to find a player who has done for the Bulldogs what Welsh has done. He enters his senior season with Keith Miller’s BethCenter rushing record of 5,101 yards in his sights and could like to go over 2,000 in his senior season. Nobody, not even Welsh, can do it alone, though. “We’ve always been fortunate enough that we’ve had two or three pretty

good skilled kids so we can share the load and give everybody touches. We’re going to play that by ear. We have a couple solid young running backs. I don’t know if they are ready to take that kind of pounding in the varsity game yet, but we’ll do what we have to do. We do have Trent Cunko back. He’s our quarterback who I think can run the football. We have Frank

Dreucci back who we’re probably going to move to a fullback. He played tight end for us last year. We have Eddie Zellie back, who also played tight end last year. So we have some other skilled kids, as tight ends, receivers, fullbacks.” Even those guys will need blockers to pave their way to the end zone.

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HEAD FOOTBALL COACH JASON HOUSE AT BROWNSVILLE AREA HIGH SCHOOL'S MEDIA DAY.

SENIORS Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Travis Bevard

TE

6-0

215

Noah Brown

WR

6-7

185

Tryvon Brown

WR

5-8

155

Marcellous Grooms

QB

6-0

205

Hunter Holman

G

6-0

200

Lenny Michaux

TB

5-10 160

John Pascoe

FB

5-10 195

Matt Rouse

TE

5-9

230

DaVante Stafford

TB

6-0

185

Phil Thomas

TE

5-11 165

Cory Wellington

TE

6-5

185

Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Jake DeWitt

OT

6-0

230

Tier Herman

WR

5-11 165

Amonte Marsh

FB

5-11 225

DeJour Thomas

TB

6-0

185

Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Brody Bagwell

WR

5-9

165

C.J. Eperjesi

WR

5-11 170

Mello Grooms

WR

5-11 160

Anthony Herman

OT

6-3

245

Zion Howard

WR

5-9

180

Quadir Johnson

C

5-10 240

Mason Kelly

WR

6-2

180

Parker Kochis

TB

6-0

170

Tyrese Lewis

TB

5-6

150

Shandon Marshall

TE

6-4

190

David Velosky

OT

5-8

200

Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

John Colvin

WR

6-1

145

Lucas Ham

FB

5-9

175

Dylan Lewis

FB

5-9

175

Austin Lincoski

WR

5-7

125

Quintin Mapstone

G

5-10 245

Jake McCormick

QB

6-4

175

Dustin Mickey

OL

5-8

185

Jamal Minor

G

5-10 220

Cody Morris

OT

5-10 310

Evan Olesko

OL

5-10 180

JUNIORS

Sophomores

FRESHMEN

House working to bring new attitude to Brownsville By Kevin Harrison For the Herald-Standard New Brownsville head football coach Jason House is working to give the Falcons a new attitude. The Falcons were winless in the Interstate Conference last year, but House knows his kids are much better than what they showed on the field. House is a 1992 Brownsville graduate and played on an

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undefeated team for the late Lou DeSimone before losing in the first round of the playoffs. House says he brings some of the DeSimone attitude with him about doing things the Brownsville way. “We working to install a whole new culture at the way things are done here,” he said. “Doing things the Brownsville way means be disciplined, having structure, be tough hard-nosed kids.” He has seen the early results, getting up to 36 kids to come out for the team. He says the Falcons picked up a couple of baseball and basketball players, which will make them a more athletic team overall. “The kids are buying in to what we’re trying to teach and I’m pleasantly pleased with their efforts,” he said. “They speak with respect ‘Yes sir,’‘No sir.’ They get down on themselves a little bit and we get on them to get in there and get back after it, and they go. They’re working hard to make themselves better. Things are starting to happen.” House has a couple of veterans he can rely to lead the team this season. Senior quarterback Marcellous Grooms and senior running back John Pascoe have started since they were freshmen. Another senior, Matt Rouse, brings three years of experience to the team at his tight end spot. “I see the kids starting to pick each other up, which is huge,” House said. “You’re going to go through some adversity. We’ve thrown some adversity at the kids and they have responded well.”

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House says Grooms can do a lot good things for Brownsville. He says he’s had a history of being coached hard and he goes a little downhill from that. House says that is changing, noting, “Don’t beat yourself up. We’ll beat you up enough. Let us coach you and we move on. He is really starting to respond.”

Another player House will count on is wide receiver Tyler Herman, who House believes might be his best overall athlete. Sophomore wideout Mason Kelly should get some reps also. House said the team is re-

sponding well to the new staff. He says they like how they are being coached, they like the discipline. They like the mentality of “Let’s get in, get our work done and get out.” House added the players have bought into everything the

staff is trying to teach. House wants the program to grow to where they are mentioned in the same breath as Washington and Mount Pleasant, which he feels are the top programs in the Interstate Confer-

ence. With four teams making the playoffs, House sees no reason which Brownsville should not be one of the four. “Behind Washington and Mount Pleasant, I think we have the ability to play

with any team in the conference,” he said. “I’m not going to lie. It’s going to be tough, but we’ll compete. I want to get the kids into the right spots, play hard to the whistle and work to grow better each week.”

Another player House will count on is wide receiver Tyler Herman, who House believes might be his best overall athlete. Sophomore wideout Mason Kelly should get some reps also. House said the team is responding well to the new staff. He says they like how they are being coached, they like the discipline. They like the mentality of “Let’s get in, get our work done and get out.” House added the players have bought into everything the staff is trying to teach. House wants the program to grow to where they are mentioned in the same breath as Washington and Mount Pleasant, which he feels are the top programs in the Interstate Conference. With four teams making the playoffs, House sees no reason which Brownsville should not be one of the four. “Behind Washington and Mount Pleasant, I think we have the ability to play with any team in the conference,” he said. “I’m not going to lie. It’s going to be tough, but we’ll compete. I want to get the kids into the right spots, play hard to the whistle and work to grow better each week.” three years of experience to the team at his tight end spot. “I see the kids starting to pick each other up, which is huge,” House said. “You’re going to go through some adversity. We’ve thrown some adversity at the kids and they have responded well.” House says Grooms can do a lot good things for Brownsville. He says he’s had a history of being coached hard and he goes a little downhill from that. House says that is changing, noting, “Don’t beat yourself up. We’ll beat you up enough. Let us coach you and we move on. He is really starting to respond.”

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SCHEDULE

ROSTER Name Mason Grillo Andrew Jodan Ray Tichnor Victory Wadsworth KC Zajicek Name Nick Barron Jaycee Conaway Cody Crow Mike Gwyn Tyler Rothfuss Tim Sheehan Tyler Troutman Name Josh Altman Ben Bilitski Jordan Campbell Braden Collins Colton Darrah Alex Harris James Harris Devan Lallier Ben Martin Dustin Mock Bryce Mudry Brady Petrucci Collin Philips Jon Wood Name Austin Grillo Josh Gwyn Derrick Hammit Raymond Jones Dwight Sphar Jelani Stafford Nick Urban Clayton Watson Jallil Winston

SENIORS Pos. OL-DL OL-DL WR-DB OL-DL WR-QB-DB JUNIORS Pos. OL-DL RB-LB WR-LB WR-DB WR-DB OL-DL QB-DB SOPHOMORES Pos. RB-LB WR-DB WR-DB OL-DL WR-DB OL-DL OL-DL WR-DB OL-DL K RB-LB WR-LB WR-DB RB-LB FRESHMEN Pos. QB-DB WR-DB WR-LB OL-DL OL-DL WR-DB OL-DL OL-DL RB-LB

All games at 1:00 p.m. unless noted Ht. 5-11 5-6 6-1 6-1 5-11

Wt. 210 190 155 285 170

Ht. 6-0 5-11 6-0 6-0 5-10 6-1 5-10

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Dillow looks to turn Trojans’ fortunes around The current group of seniors on California’s football squad have played for two coaches and have a career mark of 7-21. Darrin Dillow, the third coach the seniors will have in their four years, looks to turn the past results around this season, but understands the Trojans have some work ahead of them. And, that includes Dillow, himself. “I’ve been completely out of football the last couple years. I really missed it. I missed the kids. It was a good opportunity, being a teacher here,” said Dillow, who was hired in February. “It’s nice.” According to Dillow, coming in after a 3-year hiatus is a mixed bag. “There’s some good things, some bad things. The bad thing is we don’t know where the kids are. I coached when the seniors were freshmen,” said Dillow. “You have to get them to buy into your program. The seniors have had three coaches. That’s tough. “The positive is we’re starting fresh. We’re young.” Dillow is more defensive-minded. “Defense is easier. It’s fundamentals, getting off the ball, tackling,” said Dillow. “Offense, there are schemes, motions, new vocabulary. “We need to adjust to what we have.” Dillow said the coaching staff has flipped the defensive alignment three times already in a short amount of time. Offensively, Dillow has a very basic approach. “We want to be balanced on offense. We’ll adjust to the personnel we have. As a defensive-minded coach, I’d like a ball control offense, but we need to be able to throw the ball a little,” said Dillow.

he’s a senior,” said Dillow. “He’ll also play safety.”

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Tyler Troutman, a junior, will handle most of the snaps under the center. “He’s stepped up. He was impressive in the 7-on-7 drills,” said Dillow. “We’re not bad up front. Nick Barron, a junior, sophomore Braden Collins, junior Tim Sheehan and freshman Clayton Watson are doing a good job.” The Trojans will play on both sides of the ball.

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“Our defense isn’t looking too bad. Our defensive line has big bodies and the defensive backs are the most experienced. The linebackers are young,” said Dillow.

The Trojans play in the Tri-County South Conference, a conference that has been dominated by Beth-Center in recent years. “Beth-Center is tough running the ball. Ed Woods is a great coach,” said Dillow. “Frazier throws the ball and has a great coaching staff. “Mapletown has George Messich and he has a nice group of kids coming through.” Four teams advance to the playoffs and Dillow sees the Trojans in that mix.

Dillow said K.C. Zajicek gives the offense versatility and leadership.

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CARMICHAELS MIKES

HEAD COACH

RYAN KRULL

ROSTER SENIORS

Name

Pos.

Coty Allen

WR-LB

Brody Blaker

TE-DL

Shawn Dulaney

RB-LB

Chevy Miller

QB

Jake Barnish

WR-DB

Isiac Schmelzlen

WR-DB

Cody Lancaster

OL-LB

Chris Ross

OL-DL

Austin Wise

OL-DL JUNIORS

Name

Pos.

Brett Henry

RB-LB

Hunter Davis

RB-LB

Hunter Phillips

WR-DB

Cody Brown

WR-LB

Johnny Christopher

WR-DB

Dalton Joseph

WR-DB

Noah Kazmarczik

OL-DL

Robert Meadows

OL-DE

Mikes’ sights set on returning to playoffs By Adam Brewer For the Herald-Standard There’s always been a winning tradition around the Carmichaels football program and after missing the playoffs in 2014 for only the second time in the last 17 years, the Mikes have their sights set on returning to the postseason and build-

One of the keys to success for the Mikes is being balanced on offense. “We were one-dimensional in a lot of games last year and that hurt us,” Krull said. “We struggled to throw the ball a year ago and that allowed teams to put an extra guy in the box. It’s very

position at times. Also adding depth at the receiver position are Jonathan Christopher, Cody Brown, Hunter Phillips, Jacob Barnish and Brody Blaker. Carmichaels will have a lot of guys back from last year’s offensive line and they include Robert Meadows, Tim Currey, Noah Kaczmarczyk,

Chad Ruse

WR-DB

Jacob Lowry

TE-DE

Nick Mundell

RB-DB

David Morgan

QB

Chris Pease

RB-DB

Tim Currey

OL-DE

Brennen Pelzer

OL-LB

Austin Strahan

OL-DL

Nate Broadwater

OL-DE

Justin Smith

OL-DE

Travis Connard

OL-DL

Even Burnett

OL-DL

In the secondary, Carmichaels will be led by Mundell, Christopher, Barnish and Issac Schnelzlen. Those guys are also likely to see time in the kickoff and punt return game, while Davis will handle the extra points and Allen will be penciled in as the punter.

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FRESHMEN

Name

Pos.

Ethan Greene

RB-LB

Brad Ruse

RB-LB

Garret Ponick

WR-DB

Joey Minor

RB-LB

David Phillips

OL-DL

Jacob Shaw

OL-DL

Caleb Negley

OL-LB

Ryan Swartz

OL-DL

Nick Swaney

OL-DL

David Thomas

OL-DL

Colliin Reynolds

OL-DL

Jacob Turner

OL-DL

Andy Leichter

TE-DE

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Sept. 4 Sept. 11 Sept. 18 Sept. 25 Oct. 2 Oct. 9 Oct. 16 Oct. 23 Oct. 30

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ing confidence in the TriCounty South Conference. The Mikes finished with an overall record of 3-6 and went 3-5 in the TCS, losing its final three games of the 2014 season. But, there’s a certain level of confidence with Carmichaels in 2015, as the team lost only five seniors and returns a plethora of talent across the board for thirdyear head coach Ryan Krull. “We have 40 kids in camp this year and these kids are working every single day,” Krull said. “I think the kids are more mature and they know what we expect from them. There’s definitely a confidence boost and experience factor with a lot of our kids in key positions. We don’t set big goals here, we worry about the little things and take it day to day.”

hard to run against nine guys in the box. We need that passing threat.” The two quarterbacks battling it out for the starting QB job are David Morgan and Chevy Miller. Krull is intrigued about the battle, but wants to see someone step up and take over the starting role. The Mikes are perhaps the deepest at the running back and wide receiver positions. At tailback, Shawn Delaney, Coty Allen and Nick Mundell will see the majority of carries. The three backs combined for seven rushing touchdowns in 2014. Hunter Davis will also see some time in the backfield. Allen, who was the quarterback a year ago, will also line up at the wide receiver

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Pos.

Broadwater, Meadows, Currey and Jacob Lowry will see time at the defensive end spot, while Strahan, Blaker, Evan Burnett and Austin Wise will rotate at the defensive tackle position. At the linebacker position, Delaney and Brown will see the most of the time, but will be backed up Brennen Pelzer and Cody Lancaster. Allen will drop down in the box from his safety spot.

SOPHOMORES

Name

ing to be passive. We want to be the aggressor every game. If we have an option of sending an extra guy in for the pass rush versus dropping him in coverage, we are probably going to rush the quarterback and go for the pressure.”

Austin Strahan and Nate Broadwater. Defensively, Krull looks at being aggressive and using their depth to be successful. “We have a great group of kids and they know what we want to do on defense,” Krull stated. “We are not go-

“This conference is always competitive,” Krull said. “For me the top four teams (right now) in the conference are the ones that made the playoffs a year ago. They are the teams to beat until we start Week One. I worry about us than anybody else. We have to take care of our business and prepare for every opponent.” The Mikes only non-conference game in 2015 is at home versus Riverview on Sept. 18.

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CONNELLSVILLE FALCONS

HEAD COACH

DAVE MCDONALD

SCHEDULE

All games at 7:00 p.m.; unless noted Sept. 4

McKeesport

Sept. 11

Penn-Trafford

Sept. 18

at Latrobe

Sept. 25

Hempfield

Oct. 2

at Central Catholic, at CMU (7:30)

Oct. 9

at Plum (7:30)

Oct. 16

Norwin

Oct. 23

at Kiski Area (7:30)

Oct. 30

Altoona

CONNELLSVILLE’S SENIORS INCLUDE; (FRONT FROM LEFT) JULES STASH, BRADEN HONE, AUSTIN PUSKAR, COREY FOGLE, KYLE JOHNSON, STEVEN WHITE, WILLIAM BELL, DEVIN CAFASSO, COLTEN MCKNIGHT, LOUIE MAURO, (BACK FROM LEFT) JIMMY CELLURALE, TODD BROTHERS, STERLING MILLER, NEIL BUTLER, JOE STOCK, TYLER CHILDS, JACOB FARRIS, TYLER SECHRIST, KURT JOHNSON AND CHANCE LONGTON.

SENIORS

JUNIORS (CONT)

ROSTER

SOPHOMORES (CONT)

FRESHMEN (CONT)

Jules Stash

Chatham Papoi

Brock Basinger

Trent Kuhns

Braden Hone

Zachry Cavanaugh

Trent Welling

Tyler Metzger

Austin Puskar

Ryan Bastian

Cruz Long

Cade Warrick

Timothy Bish

Luke Kuhns

Robert Steindl

Tyler Rock

Jimmy Cellurale

Jobi Cook

Bobby Crouse

Vincent Masi

Kyle Johnson

Shane Mancuso

Cole Stash

Michael Harrold

Corey Fogle

Josh Martin

Seth Younkin

Luke Mancuso

Steven White

Andrew Fronczek

William Bell

Collyn Pletcher

Tanner Orndorff

Chris Smiley

Devin Cafasso

Nycholas Price

Blake Lancaster

David Marchewka

Colten McKnight

Seth Collins

Tim Hough

Terry Long

Louie Mauro

Kode Mussleh

Joel Lonigro

Cameron Wormack

Todd Brothers

Howard Metzger

Cade Thomas

Austin Fisch

Neil Butler

Shawn Leapline

Kaeleb Layman

(Note: No other information available at press time)

Joe Stock

FRESHMEN

SOPHOMORES

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Tyler Childs

Dylan Bubarth

Noah Karpiak

Jacob Farris

Kyle Ridley

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Shane Kuhns

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Dylan Harshman

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Derek Orndorff

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McDonald optimistic as Falcons ready for 2015 season By Kevin Harrison For the Herald-Standard

CONNELLSVILLE QUARTERBACK DEREK ORNDORFF TOSSES THE BALL TO A TEAMMATE DURING THE TEAM’S MEDIA DAY AT CONNELLSVILLE’S FALCON STADIUM.

McDonald says anytime a team can qualify for the playoffs, especially in Quad-A, it’s an accomplishment. He pointed out the Falcons have made the playoffs two out of the last four years.

Connellsville’s Dave McDonald, like most coaches, is looking optimistically toward the upcoming football season. He thinks the Falcons have a leg up on some of the competition by qualifying for the playoffs last year, where they met WPIAL champion and PIAA runner-up PineRichland.

“We’ve had a long stretch where getting a win in the regular season was tough to do,” he said. “They played a team that went to the state final. I think it was a measuring stick and gave them an idea on what they need to do to compete at that level.”

He says getting a taste of postseason play should help some his returning players.

McDonald hopes that the experience of last season will teach the Falcons how to finish ball games. He said on offense it’s about sustaining drives and not making mistakes, figuring if they can consistently get 3½ yards a play they will move the ball. On defense, McDonald said his Falcons must tackle better.

“I know I say this every year, but I am definitely excited about this season,” said McDonald. “I think we have a really good group of guys. We have some guys that have played a lot of football for us and some young guys that haven’t had the opportunity to play, but it’s their time. They’re excited about getting their chance and they are doing the things we ask them to do.”

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“I think if we clean up those things offensively and defensively, it gives us an opportunity to stay in those tight games

and make a play.” The Falcons have several veterans with two and three years of experience. McDonald says he likes some of his skill kids like running backs Steven White and Braden Hone. “Both of these guys have played a lot of football and can do some good things when they get into the open field. They’re two of the most explosive kids I’ve had here,” he said. “We’ve got good competition at the fullback spot and Corey Fogle, Derek Orndorff and Dylan Harshman are competing for the quarterback spot.” Looking up front, McDonald mentioned senior Todd Brothers, who is entering his third season as a starter on the offensive line and should get a little more defensive work at times. “We have some young guys on the offensive line with some size and pretty good feet,” said McDonald. “If we get them to

execute, I think that group will get better the more they play.” Other players mentioned in competition for spots on the line are seniors Louie Mauro, Neil Butler and Tyler Childs and juniors Shane Mancuso and Joby Cook. Plus, sophomores Bobby Crouse, Cole Stash and Seth Younkin are looking to earn minutes. “These guys have good size and are athletic,” he said. “We’re trying to find combination of guys that can play together on the offensive and defensive lines.” McDonald said the key for the Falcons this year is to play as a unit and not get down on themselves after a bad play. “We’ve got to play as a unit because we don’t have a whole lot of Division I football players running around here,” he said. “We have got to tackle and not turn the ball over. I like these kids and if we do things the right way as a team, I’m excited to see how this season unfolds.”

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FRAZIER COMMODORES

HEAD COACH

MIKE STEEBER

SENIORS

Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Timothy Broadwater

TE-LB

6-1

180

Caleb Cox

WR-DB-P

5-10 163

Nicholas Harvey

OL-DL

5-10 233

Joe Horvath

OL-DL

6-1

212

Lucas Klorczyk

RB-LB

5-9

175

Hunter Patterson

QB-WR-DB 5-8

164

Cameron Roebuck

RB-LB

5-11 210

JUNIORS

Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Joshua Cox

WR-DB-K

5-11 154

Tyler Girvin

OL-DL

5-11 219

Dalton Kmetz

OL-LB

5-10 200

Damon Lovis

WR-DB

5-7

Jordan Lynn

OL-DL

5-11 244

Sean Metts

WR-DB

6-2

139

Michael Mickey

OL-DL

6-2

209

Logan Muzina

OL-LB

5-9

185

Billy Pellick

OL-DL

5-9

280

Christopher Pierce

QB-DB

5-9

158

145

Brennan Raygor

RB-LB

5-7

148

Nickolas Stark

OL-LB

5-11 177

Ryan Walters

OL-DL

5-11 294

Zane Wyckoff

WR-DB

5-9

147

SOPHOMORES

Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Lloyd Baer

RB-DB

5-4

135

John Celaschi

QB-WR-DB 5-10 143

Trevor Griffith

WR-DB

6-1

Harry Johnson

OL-DL

5-11 234

James Kulwicki

OL-DL

5-11 261

Brandon Lovis

WR-DB

5-6

129

Corey Roebuck

QB-DB

5-8

137

Jonah Santo

TE-LB

5-9

190

Kallyer Shoaf

RB-DB

5-6

148

Ryan Toth

OL-LB

5-8187

162

Frazier expects to contend for TCS crown again By Dave Stofcheck For the Herald-Standard Frazier comes into the season with several experienced players, up front and at the skill positions. Leading the way is senior quarterback Hunter Patterson. Patterson did a little bit of everything last season, lining up at quarterback, wideout, defensive back and punt returner. With his arm and legs, Patterson can be explosive. “He’s a dynamic player,” Frazier coach Mike Steeber said. “We’re looking at him to lead our offense and that’s a role he’s certainly accepted.” Patterson will see most of his time under center. He will be counted on even more after running back L.A. Ross transferred to Greensburg Central Catholic. “Hunter’s a tough, gritty kid,” Steeber said.

Seniors Cameron Roebuck and Lucas Klorczyk will see time in the backfield, as will sophomore Brennan Raygor. “Lucas got some carries later in ball games last year and he really fought for yards after contact,” Steeber said. “He had a big run against Avella and showed he can cut it loose.” A pair of seniors, Damon Lovis and Caleb Cox, and junior Joshua Cox will be among Patterson’s intended targets.

nior Michael Mickey. Mickey saw extensive playing time as well last season. “If we can stay healthy across the board, that’s really big in Class A,” Steeber said. “A season can change really fast when you start losing some guys.” Several of Frazier’s players will play on both sides of the ball, including Patterson, Lovis and Horvath. Steeber said Frazier’s defensive unit must play with intensity.

“We have a lot of guys who can make plays,” Steeber said. “Staying healthy is certainly going to be important for us. We have confidence in the guys to make plays for us and that makes it easy for us to spread the ball around.”

“The biggest thing is getting to the football,” Steeber said. “As a unit, we want numbers to the football. Our goal is getting our guys flying snap to whistle.”

Anchoring the offensive line will be senior Joe Horvath, an all-conference selection last season. Horvath is a three-year starter and should receive some help along the line from ju-

played out the last few seasons as a battle between

SCHEDULE

Frazier will again compete in the Tri-County South Conference, which

Beth-Center and the Commodores. “It’s certainly been a big game,” Steeber said, referring to his team’s rivalry with Beth-Center. “It’s usually an important game to determine who will come out on top of the conference. You certainly hope the game ends up being meaningful. “We expect Mapletown to be a very good football team and there’s some new coaches in the conference so there should be some unexpected surprises. “Our goal is to improve each year and I think we’ve done that in some way, either by our record or by our playoff seed. The team does take a lot of pride in trying to improve on what the previous year’s team did.”

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All games at 7:00 p.m.;

SOPHOMORES

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Ht.

Wt.

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RB-DB

5-8

134

Logan Kulikoski

WR-DB

5-9

144

Mason Lucas

OL-DL

5-9

233

Julian Muccioli

WR-DB

5-11 139

Vincent Muccioli

WR-DB

5-7

120

Shane Price

RB-LB

5-9

128

Collin Schragl

RB-DB

5-3

104

George Smalich

TE-LB

5-8

170

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JEFFERSON-MORGAN ROCKETS

HEAD COACH

AARON GIORGI

SCHEDULE

ROSTER SENIORS

All games at 7:00 p.m.;

JUNIOR (cont)

Sept. 4

West Greene

Sept. 11

at Frazier

Sept. 18

Avella

Sept. 25

at California

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Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Joe Headlee

RB

5-10

160

Jacob Bissett

WR

6-0

175

Eli Rafail

QB

5-8

155

David Blaker

RB

5-10

180

Brendan Spencer

WR

5-7

120

Oct. 2

Bentworth

Kedar Davis

TE

6-1

185

Jacob Van Divner

TE

5-8

160

Oct. 9

at Mapletown

Colten Dikun

OL

6-0

350

Oct. 16

at Springdale

Will Fath

OL

6-2

180

Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Oct. 23

Beth-Center

Dalton Fowler

OL

5-11

200

Colten Davidson

WR

5-8

140

Oct. 30

Carmichaels

Trevor Kniha

RB

5-10

180

Dennis Garret

QB

6-0

165

Brennan Kozich

OL

6-1

190

Christian Pyles

OL

5-10

160

Mike Metz

WR

6-0

170

Tristian Yeager

OL

5-6

150

Bo Ricci

K

5-9

150

Zach Shaffer

OL

6-3

225

Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Nick Teagarden

WR

6-0

165

Jacob Broadwater

RB

5-11

200

Michael Ludrosky

OL

5-10

220

JUNIOR

SOPHOMORES

FRESHMEN

Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Justin Maddich

WR

5-7

140

Dylan Crockard

WR

5-10

155

Brody Mazurik

OL

5-9

230

Diari Davis

OL

6-2

315

Jadon O’Neal

OL

5-10

155

Austin DeFrank

TE

6-3

215

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New era dawns at J-M as Giorgi takes over

“I just want to compete every week,” said Giorgi, who was the offensive coordinator for the Rockets last year. “I want us to be one of those teams where we fight every week and teams know that they are going to be in for a fight. We have to be prepared every game and I think we are capable of being a playoff team this season. We can’t afford to have any letdowns.” The 2014 season was an up-and-down one for J-M, as the Rockets compiled an overall record of 4-5 and went 4-4 in the Tri-County South Conference. The .500 record in the conference tied for fourth place, but Avella garnered the playoff spot due to the head-tohead tiebreaker. “Obviously we can look at last year and learn a lot from it,” Giorgi said. “A lot of our younger players got game experience and that’s very key for us as a team. We have a lot of starters coming back and there’s a comfort level. To me it’s a clean slate for everybody to start the year and we are just looking for the best players to be on the field.” As it relates to the conference, Giorgi stated that the Tri-County South is very balanced this year and

there are a lot of teams in the middle of the pack. “This conference is very open to me this year,” he said. “Obviously, Beth-Center has to be the favorite to win and I think Frazier is going to be right up with them. The rest of the conference is wide open and I think it’s all about getting hot at the right time.” The Rockets, who are looking to get back to the playoffs for the first time since 2012, have 11 seniors in 2015 and Giorgi points to their leadership as a vital part of the success for J-M.

fense is wide receiver Jacob Bissett, wideout Nick Teagarden and tailback/receiver Colten Davidson. The offensive line is perhaps the strongest position for J-M with four players with starting experience coming back. Anchoring

the line will be Zach Shaffer, Dalton Fowler, Brennan Kozich and Will Fath. Defensively, the Rockets will be led by Shaffer on the defensive line and Kniha at the linebacker spot. Fowler and David Blaker will also be penciled in as starters

in the front seven, while Headlee is the leader of the secondary with a teamhigh four interceptions a year ago. Soccer standout Bo Ricci will be handling kicking duties for J-M, while the punter job is still up for

grabs. Davidson, Headlee and Teagarden will handle the return duties. The Rockets will open the 2015 campaign at home versus West Greene on Sept. 4. J-M’s lone nonconference game will be at Springdale on Oct. 16.

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By Adam Brewer For the Herald-Standard I t’s a new era for JeffersonMorgan football in 2015, as Aaron Giorgi takes over the head coaching reins for the Rockets, looking to put a team on the field that competes every week.

“We have a great group of seniors and juniors,” he said. “They are pushing each other and have been working in the off-season. From lifting to conditioning to doing drills on the field, these kids are working their butts off and showing these younger kids what it takes to play football.” Junior Eli Rafail and sophomore D.L. Garrett will be battling for time under center for the Rockets, while J-M will support a strong rushing attack, headlined by senior tailback Trevor Kniha and sophomore running back Joe Headlee. “We have two quarterbacks with two different styles and we will take advantage of their skills,” Giorgi said. “I like our runners and both of our backs are hardnosed kids. We are running a split back system with no true fullback. Both guys can carry the load on offense for us.”

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ZACK JUST

ROSTER SENIORS Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Lucas Boyle

Wing-DB

5-9

155

Nick Campbell

WR-LB

6-1

185

Jarvis Crews

RB-DB

5-9

175

Dylan Groh

OL-DL

6-1

285

Brandon Isler

Wing-LB

5-7

160

Christian Jones

Wing-DB

5-11 170

Chad Livingston

WR-DB

6-0

175

Zack Mettler

WR-DB

5-9

165

Vinny Orrico

OL-LB

6-2

190

Jimmy Pierce

QB-LB

5-8

180

Hunter Sloboda

Wing-LB

5-7

145

Max Suchevits

OL-DL

5-10 195

JUNIORS Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Marcus Bubonovich

OL-DL

5-10 215

Jacob Dukman

WR-LB

6-2

Will Karwatske

QB-DB

5-10 170

Cameron Lizza

WR-DB-PK

5-7

Tai Mickens

Wing-DB

5-10 170

Patrick McCabe

OL-DL

5-10 220

Logan Miller

OL-DL

6-2

Ke'shawn Ramsey

OL-DL

5-10 265

Shawn Richter

RB-LB

5-6

160

PJ Savini

RB-LB

5-7

155

Hunter Scott

OL-DL

5-10 225

Jacob Swartz

TE-LB

6-4

220

Josh Tankalavage

OL-DL

6-0

175 Wt.

170 145

210

SOPHMOMORE Name

Pos.

Ht.

James Baker

OL-DL

5-10 210

Cody Christopher

OL-DL

5-10 200

Brandon Chury

OL-DL

6-0

Jadakiss Collins

RB-DE

5-10 175

Ian Edenfield

TE-LB

6-3

205

Kolby Nahan

RB-LB

5-7

150

Thadius Jones

Wing-LB

5-10 170

Manny Kelley

OL-DL

5-9

200

Will Kusniar

OL-LB

5-8

195

Jonathan Lightsey

OL-LB

5-9

195

Jacob Mikluscak

Wing-DB

5-6

145

Dakota Mikkita

Wing-DB

5-10 200

Chad Petrush

RB-LB

5-7

Jason Petrush

OL-DL

5-10 165

Ryan Richter

QB-LB

5-6

165

285

185

Mustangs gearing for playoff win By Mike Ciarochi MCiarochi@heraldstandard.com

Scott, who is only a junior that started last year as well. Having three returning starters on the O-line is very good.”

Laurel Highlands and coach Zack Just are hoping last year was just scratching the surface of what may lie ahead. “We’re very optimistic,” Just said. “We bring back a lot of players from a team that made great strides last year. We were glad to be back in the playoffs after two 1-9 years. Last year, we had real good success early, we struggled a little bit in the middle of the season, but finished strong in the regular season and really played Central Valley tough (in the playoffs). We’re really trying to carry over that momentum into 2015.” In fact, the Mustangs hope to do something no other LH football team has done before. Just welcomed back a group of players that has accrued a wealth of experience. The roster includes 13 seniors, including quarterback Jimmy Pierce, who was last season’s big school player of the year. Pierce leads a veteran group that hopes to carry the Mustangs to the top of the Big 10 Conference and beyond. “We’re excited. It’s hard to believe that it’s already here,” Just said. “It feels like we just played in the playoffs. But this group has worked so hard. Not just Jimmy, that whole senior class. They all work hard together. They are all hoping to do something that’s never been done here at Laurel Highlands and that’s win a playoff game.” This group learned many lessons from previous teams, including a veteran group that graduated last year. “We had a great group of seniors, guys who worked extremely hard for us,” Just said. “Brett Kusniar was a captain for us, started for three straight years somewhere on the defensive side of the ball. James Isler, who also was a three-year starter on defense for us and even played offensive tackle when we needed him to last year. Dontay Jacobs and Dominic Galderisi were our two wings that were just so explosive. Jordan Vecchiolla was our No. 2 receiver and starting free safety. Not only were those guys great football players, they were just great for the team, with their attitude, their commitment. There is no doubt we lost a lot of good kids in that class.”

Also gone from last year is fullback Jason Leone. “Jarvis Crews will take on the responsibility,” Just said. “He was starting to get more time there due to injuries to Leone last year and had some really good games for us. Had a great game against West Mifflin, against Ringgold, even in the playoffs. Galderisi and Jacobs are going to be very hard to replace at wing, but we’re going to lean heavily on Lucas Boyle at that position. Then a group of other guys, from Hunter Sloboda to Christian Jones, will all spend some time at that other wing. They all do things different and each has their strengths and we’ll try to take advantage of them.” What has Just and the Mustangs really juiced for 2015 is a defense that turned a corner last year. “Obviously, we made some strides on that side of the ball,” Just said. “We played much better than we did the previous years. When you look at the games we won, we won in large part because of the defense, which was huge in beating Elizabeth-Forward, was huge in the Uniontown game coming up with stop after stop and really just dominated Albert Gallatin from start to finish. The defense is what kept us in the Central Valley game. They just caused Central Valley so many headaches throughout the second and third quarters. We return a lot of talent on that side of the ball, as well. Lucas Boyle has started a bunch of games,

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Even with the losses, the Mustangs have some key players returning, including offensive lineman Dylan Groh, who joined Pierce on the MSA preseason all-star team. “Offensively, even though we lost some key pieces, we have a lot that are going to make a huge difference,” Just said. “Obviously, everybody knows about Jimmy. Having a kid back that started since his freshman year is huge for us, but also having Chad Livingston to throw to on the outside is a big plus. Chad’s been playing well since his freshman year. He was second-team All-Conference with nearly 500 yards and six touchdowns receiving. He’s coming off finishing third in the state in the high jump, he’s just a tremendous athlete. “Dylan, being another MSA Kennywood preseason pick, was an All-Conference guard last year. Logan Miller returns at guard for us and he’s started since his sophomore year. We also bring back Hunter

FRESHMAN Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Conner Basinger

QB-DB

6-0

160

Adam Delorenzo

OL-DL

5-10 210

Ben Delorenzo

OL-DL

5-10 210

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Wing-DB

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WR-DB

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TE-LB

6-1

Nick Faverio

OL-DL

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Wing-DB

5-5

130

David Kooser

OL-DL

5-9

175

Josh Rishel

OL-DL

5-8

195

Blaine Satovich

OL-DL

5-9

215

Jerry Smitley

OL-DL

5-10 175

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Jarvis Crews has been a key to that defense. Brandon Isler started games last year. Ian Edenfield, who is only going to be a sophomore, started the last six games, so we have a lot of pieces in place

on that side of the ball as well. “We run a lot of 4-4. We want to get guys in the box. We understand that in our league if you are going to win, you have to stop the

run. Week in and week out, if you can’t stop the run, you’re going to struggle to win, so we want to get as many guys in the box to do that as possible.” Special teams will be

solid for LH, as well. “Cameron Lizza will be out kickoff guy and our placekicker,” Just said. “Cameron will be a junior and really has come a long way. Tremendous work

ethic for a young man who came out and we weren’t really sure what we would get out of him. But he works so hard. I really feel that this will be the best that we’ve been in the kicking department

since I’ve been here. He doesn’t play soccer any more, he’s a pure football player now. He is going to give us the opportunity, we feel, that 40 and in, we can actually kick field goals. We haven’t

been that comfortable in a while here. Jimmy is obviously a fantastic punter and we also have Chad Livingston, too, so based on the situation, the personnel, both of those guys can punt for us.”

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MAPLETOWN MAPLES

HEAD COACH

GEORGE MESSICH

Maples aim to continue upward trend By Adam Brewer For the Herald-Standard

ROSTER SENIORS Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Jacob Bigley

TE-LB

6-0

165

Patrick Clites

WR-DB

5-10

160

Harley Gee

OL-DL

5-11

250

Matt Hein

RB-DB

5-9

165

Chase Johnston

OL-DL

6-1

275

Dustin Lemley

QB-LB

5-11

180

Brandon McClead

OL-DL

6-3

325

Matthew Rush

RB-LB

6-2

220

JUNIORS Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

R.J. Durr

TE-LB

6-1

185

Tristan Franks

WR-DB

6-4

175

Alix Gennette

WR-DB

5-11

160

Tanner Griffin

QB-DB

5-10

160

Dakota Hayes

WR-DB

5-11

170

Gavin Uphold

TE-LB

5-9

180

Jake Visokey

OL-DL

6-6

215

SOPHOMORES Name Ronnie Walter

Pos. Burkholder- TE-DE

Ht.

Wt.

6-2

165

J.T. Hennessey

RB-DB

5-9

160

Nate Lippencott

OL-DL

5-11

180

Lane Powell

OL-DL

5-10

175

Dylan Rush

RB-LB

5-9

180

R.J. Sigley

OL-DL

5-9

165

Tanner Weston

OL-DL

5-10

210

FRESHMEN Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Brandon Donley

QB-LB

6-0

180

Robert Friend

OL-DL

5-11

220

Christian Gribschaw

RB-LB

5-10

155

Dakota Koontz

OL-DL

6-1

285

J.J. Scott

OL-DL

5-11

270

The 2014 campaign was a special year for the Mapletown football program, as the Maples garnered seven wins and broke an eightyear playoff drought. In 2015, the Maples and veteran coach George Messich are looking for more and are looking to continue their upward trend in the TriCounty South Conference and in Class A. “Last year was a special season for us and we have a lot of kids coming back from that team,” said Messich, who will be entering his 33rd year as head coach for Mapletown. “Our kids have shown the growth and the maturity from year to year. We have had an excellent camp and we are really excited for the regular season. You can see the confidence and the swagger with our guys.” The Maples went 7-3 overall and posted a 6-2 record in the TCS. Mapletown ended the regular season with a five-game winning streak before dropping a

first-round playoff contest to Avonworth, which was the Class A runner-up a year ago. “I think with this team it’s all about effort,” Messich expressed. “You have to give that same effort on every play and you can’t stop until the whistle is blown. We were a physical team last year on both sides of the ball, and I think this year should be no different. Being physical starts up front and you have to bring that mentality every game.” Mapletown’s offense is predicated with being physical and running the ball, but Messich also likes what he has at the quarterback position with first-year senior starter Dustin Lemley. “There’s no secret that we like to run the football and that’s going to be our goal every game,” Messich said. “But I also think we are going to be able to pass the ball a little bit better this season. Dustin has a nice arm and is just a smart kid. He has embraced his role with the offense.”

Maples will be sophomore tailback Dylan Rush, who amassed over 1,000 yards on the ground in 2014. Other options for Mapletown will be seniors Matt Rush and Matt Hein. Both backs are versatile and can also be receiving threats for the Maples. The Maples’ receiving options this season will be wideout Tristan Franks, speedy receiver Alex Gennette, wideout Tanner Griffin and tight end RJ Durr. “We have a lot of speed on offense this year,” Messich said. “That will add another element to our team and I

think we have a lot of playmakers in a lot of different spots on offense. Dylan Rush and Matt Hein are going to be our primary backs, but both are good receivers.” The unit that Messich is most excited aboutis the offensive line. The line brings back four starters from last year and they include Brandon McClead, Harley Gee, Jake Visokey and Chace Johnston. The center position is still up for grabs and the battle is between sophomores Tanner Weston and Lane Powell.

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Scotties pushing to get over hump, into playoffs

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are Jake Beistel and Doug Leighty. Beistel moves from three seasons at center to one of the guard positions with junior Anthony Hunt taking over as play-snapper.

As told by third-year head coach Mark Adams, the short version for Southmoreland football this season would be, “Back to the beginning.”

Joining the mix are juniors George Hillen, Austin Vance and Bert Leasure. Vance saw action in place of Leighty when the latter briefly missed time because of an injury last year. Hillen has been a two-year defensive lineman who will now go both ways.

Adams’ Scotties were 4-6 and 4-5 the past two seasons, and missed the playoffs last season only because of a late touchdown in a 25-21 loss to Waynesburg Central. Southmoreland is a mix of youth and experience, with the strength of the team in the offensive and defensive lines.

Beistel, Leighty and Hillen return as three-fourths of the 2014 defensive line tandem that included nowgraduated Jordan Pawlikowsky. Vance is expected to fill Pawlikowsky’s defensive role.

Back as fourth-year starters on both sides of the ball

ROSTER SENIORS Name

Pos.

Ht.

David Pisula

WR-CB

5-5

Andrew Polakasky

RB-LB

5-9

185

Ryan Francis

RB-LB

5-11

170

Jake Beistel

G-DT

6-2

285

T-DE

6-4

250

Doug Leighty

Wt.

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Additional starting graduation losses included quarterback Brennan Bunner, linemen Joe Espey, Kyler Brosius and Travis Jones, tight end Chas King, wide receiver Justin Livengood, and running backs Brennan Coles, Tyler Livengood, Mataeo Garner and Jake Pisula. Pisula is Southmoreland’s career and single-game rushing leader, and his role will be filled by senior Ryan Francis and junior Tommy Pisula, among others. “We don’t expect Tommy (Pisula) to be his cousin Jake (Pisula),” Adams said. “We’re just asking him to be himself and be the best he can be.” Adams said Francis “is a hard-nosed kid who didn’t play a lot on offense last year. But he provides sta-

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Tommy Pisula

RB-WR

6-2

190

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WR-DB

Austin Vance

T-DE

6-2

200

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OL-DE

6-1

260

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

QB-CB

5-11

175

Ht.

Wt.

FRESHMEN Name

Pos.

Nick Hyde (Full roster not available at press time)

SCHEDULE All games at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 4

at Charleroi

Sept. 11

Beaver Falls

Sept. 18

at Brownsville

Sept. 25

at McGuffey

Oct. 2

Derry

Oct. 10

at Burgettstown (1:30 p.m.)

Oct. 16

at Waynesburg Central

Oct. 23

Washington

Oct. 30

Mount Pleasant

Another slotback receiver will be junior Vinnie Keffer, who returns to the football field after a two-year absence.

Sophomore quarterback Jaden Datz brings a pedigree to the table. His brothers Shane and Beau previously played quarterback at SHS. “Jaden has some phases of experience,” Adams said. “But he’s still essentially a sophomore.” The receiving corps for Datz will include junior Michael Moresea and first-time sophomore Brandon Stone. Stone had success on the Scotties’ playoff basketball team last winter, and Adams expects that adding his 6-9 frame to the mix will provide “a game-changer”

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Incoming freshman running back Ronnie Robinson “will be looking to help out offensively.”

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Name

to the offense. “We have to get the ball to him on the outside.”

In the secondary, Gennette and Hein will be corners, while Franks and Griffin will play safety. Mapletown will begin the 2015 season with a road match-up with defending conference champion BethCenter on Sept. 4.

“The Tri-County South is always competitive and it’s going to be up for grabs,” Messich said. “Beth-Center and Frazier are very good football teams, and I think we are right up there with them. I think every week is going to be a battle and there should be a lot of close games this year. I think there’s about six or seven teams that can make the playoffs out of this conference.” The Maples will then host rival Carmichaels in their first home game of the year on Sept. 11.

Returning as punter will be senior Kyle Rhodes, while sophomore Ronald Rodriguez will handling the kicking duties. Several additions to the coaching staff should also help the Scotties. Ed Jenkins will be offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach while Dante Parker will coach defensive backs. Jenkins left the head coaching job at Charleroi after

Adams isn’t concerned about the Scotties having only three home conference games this year, with the other home game a non-conference clash with Beaver Falls. “We played everything away two years ago,” Adams said, in reference to the home schedule being moved to California University after the infamous Alverton turf flood of 2013. “Home or away is not going to make a difference.” As for the Interstate Conference, Adams said “It’s a very balanced conference. Our goal is to be consistent.”

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Ht.

Wt.

Andrew Cain

FB/LB

5-11

185

Jonathon Cogar

OL/DL

6-3

250

Jack Fudala

RB/LB

5-10

205

Cole Garrett

WR/QB/DB

6-0

170

Logan Henderson

RB/DB

5-8

145

Robby Miller

OL/DE

5-9

190

Matt Snyder

RB/DE

5-8

170

Jacob Tretinik

FB/DE

5-11

215

Terry Victor

WR/LB

5-11

160

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JUNIORS Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Tristan Allen

RB/LB

5-9

180

Jacob Berrier

OL/DL

5-10

235

Nate Blair

K

6-1

155

Zach Eisiminger

RB/LB

5-10

185

Nathan Hinerman

OL/DL

5-10

270

Leo Jones

OL/DL

6-1

240

Jacob McCallum

WR/DB

5-10

160

Colin McCracken

QB/TE/LB

6-1

190

Chases Owens

OL/DL

6-1

250

Dalton Riggenbach

RB/LB

5-8

145

Hunter Robinson

RB/DB

5-11

170

Dustin Rutan

OL/DL

5-10

215

Branden Sanders

TE/LB

5-11

190

Challen Spitznogle

RB/DB

5-7

150

Derek Wilson

TE/DE

6-1

185 Wt.

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record of 6-4 and a 5-3 mark in conference play. Waynesburg’s season came After making it back to the to an end in the first round playoffs for the first time of the Class AA playoffs with since 2003 last season, the a defeat to eventual WPIAL Waynesburg Central foot- and PIAA champion South ball team and coach Russ Fayette. Moore will look to continue “Last year was a special year for the kids, the coaches, the to build and grow in 2015. The Raiders won four of school and the community,” their last five regular-season Moore stated. “We were one games to claim the fourth or two plays away from winplayoff spot in the Interstate ning the Washington game Conference with an overall (a 28-20 loss) and the Mount Pleasant game (a 2827 loss), and a couple of All games at 7:30 p.m. injuries away from competSept. 4 at Burgettstown ing in that McSept. 11 Brownsville Guffey game. Sept. 18 Washington We battled a lot of injuries Sept. 25 at Mount Pleasant and adversity, Oct. 2 Charleroi but these kids Oct. 9 at Quaker Valley showed great resolve.” Oct. 16 Southmoreland Moore, who Oct. 23 McGuffey will be enterOct. 30 at Derry ing his ninth

SOPHOMORES Name

Pos.

Ht.

Dylan Boyle

OL/DE

5-9

175

Fensterm- WR/LB

5-9

150

Robert acher Eli Kiger

OL/DE

5-11

180

Dylan Scritchfield

QB/DB

5-8

140

Jon Zalar

WR/DB

5-10

145

SCHEDULE

FRESHMEN Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Chad Farkas

OL/DE

6-1

210

Spencer Lesinski

OL/DE

6-1

215

Troy Mcie

WR/DB

5-10

135

Cody Morehead

TE/DE

5-10

170

Colin Rose

WR/DB

6-1

160

Caleb Stephenson

QB/TE/LB

5-9

145

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overall season and his fourth straight year with Raiders in his second stint, had 35 kids in camp and needs to replace 11 key seniors from a year ago. “We are young in some key spots this season,” Moore said. “We not only lost starters, but we lost starters with two or three years of experience. We have a couple of good athletes and big kids on our team, but we need leaders. It’s hard to step up and be a leader. There are so many different types of leaders, vocal or quite, and it should be fun to see who steps up for us.” As it relates to the Interstate Conference, Moore anticipates another rough and tough schedule with the conference being highly competitive from top to bottom. “When you think of our conference, you have to mention Wash High first,” Moore said. “They are such a deep

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RUSS MOORE squad and have a lot of talented backs. Mount Pleasant has a good quarterback coming back and McGuffey always seems to be able to reload every year.” “I think Southmoreland is going to be under the radar and they know how to play defense. Brownsville returns a lot of speed and should be better. Derry was a physical team and that was a good match-up for us. I think we are right in the playoff mix and it’s all about staying healthy.” Junior Colin McCracken will take over the quarterback role this year after playing the tight end position a year ago. “Colin is so mentally tough and is just a true leader for our kids,” Moore said. “He’s a big kid and is also a 4.0 student. He knows the offense

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SCHEDULE All games at 7:00 p.m.

SENIORS

Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Tyler Baker

WR-TB

5-9

145

Owen Main

QB-OLB

6-2

200

Kyle McCartney

FS

6-0

155

Wyatt Whitlatch

C-T

6-2

217

JUNIORS

Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Doug Berdine

CB

5-10

160

Cole Hamilton

QB-LB

6-0

170

Zach McHenry

5-9

Dylan Morgan

G

Kolton Rush

6-1

187

6-4

Eric Stoll

FS

5-8

150

Craig Weaver

G

6-6

250

Sept. 4

at Jefferson-Morgan

Sept. 11

Bentworth

Sept. 18

Mapletown

Sept. 25

at Serra Catholic

Oct. 2

Beth-Center

Oct. 9

Carmichaels

Oct. 16

at California

Oct. 23

at Frazier

Oct. 30

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“We set some boundaries right off the bat,” Huffman said. “Kids today are tied up with video games. There were no electronics at the camp. I think some of them went into DTs (delirium tremens). We’re trying to get the kids to buy back into something that will lead to success. We’re trying to build a program of class, character and spiritual leadership. “These kids come from a lot of different backgrounds but this team has become a brotherhood. This was a special time to see.”

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Red Raiders to rely on athletic RBs

ROSTER SENIORS Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Lucas Boyle

Wing-DB

5-9

155

Nick Campbell

WR-LB

6-1

185

Jarvis Crews

RB-DB

5-9

175

Dylan Groh

OL-DL

6-1

285

Brandon Isler

Wing-LB

5-7

160

Christian Jones

Wing-DB

5-11

170

Chad Livingston

WR-DB

6-0

175

Zack Mettler

WR-DB

5-9

165

Vinny Orrico

OL-LB

6-2

190

Jimmy Pierce

QB-LB

5-8

180

Hunter Sloboda

Wing-LB

5-7

145

Max Suchevits

OL-DL

5-10

195

JUNIORS Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Marcus Bubonovich

OL-DL

5-10

215

Jacob Dukman

WR-LB

6-2

170

Will Karwatske

QB-DB

5-10

170

Cameron Lizza

WR-DB-PK

5-7

145

Tai Mickens

Wing-DB

5-10

170

Patrick McCabe

OL-DL

5-10

220

Logan Miller

OL-DL

6-2

210

Ke'shawn Ramsey

OL-DL

5-10

265

Shawn Richter

RB-LB

5-6

160

PJ Savini

RB-LB

5-7

155

Hunter Scott

OL-DL

5-10

225

Jacob Swartz

TE-LB

6-4

220

Josh Tankalavage

OL-DL

6-0

175

SOPHOMORES Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

James Baker

OL-DL

5-10

210

Cody Christopher

OL-DL

5-10

200

Brandon Chury

OL-DL

6-0

285

Jadakiss Collins

RB-DE

5-10

175

Ian Edenfield

TE-LB

6-3

205

Kolby Nahan

RB-LB

5-7

150

Thadius Jones

Wing-LB

5-10

170

Manny Kelley

OL-DL

5-9

200

Will Kusniar

OL-LB

5-8

195

Jonathan Lightsey

OL-LB

5-9

195

Jacob Mikluscak

Wing-DB

5-6

145

Dakota Mikkita

Wing-DB

5-10

200

Chad Petrush

RB-LB

5-7

185

Jason Petrush

OL-DL

5-10

165

Ryan Richter

QB-LB

5-6

165

FRESHMEN Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Conner Basinger

QB-DB

6-0

160

Adam Delorenzo

OL-DL

5-10

210

Ben Delorenzo

OL-DL

5-10

Rocco Delverme

Wing-DB

Julian Dennis

WR-DB

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Uniontown football coach John Fortugna plans to use athleticism and a returning 1,000-yard running back to make up for a lack of experience on the offensive line as his Red Raiders compete once again in the tough Big Nine Conference. Fortugna, who has been head coach at his alma mater for at least 20 years, and on the staff for 30, once again will have to rely on a line that doesn’t have the luxury of size, but believes his athletic backs, who also have some power, can run out of a spread formation that is led by quarterback Phil Mosley. “Phil is the man right now,” Fortugna said. “He got in some games last year and is a great threat to run the ball. He can also throw it, too, but he will get a lot of yards using his legs running out of our spread formation. We want to spread the field with our athletes and get the ball to them so they can use their speed. We will use two backs in the field and sometimes three, which is what we call a ‘diamond set.’” Joining Mosley in the backfield is senior running back Ariane Washington, who gained over 1,000 yards last season on the ground. “Ariane will get the most of the carries, but we have other backs that will get in the game and can make a differ-

ence,” Fortugna said. “Ariane is a good back and coming off a great year.” Junior Malakay Howard will be a solid sub when Washington needs a rest. One of Mosley’s targets down field will be Ben Wilson. Uniontown’s offense has the potential to be quick strike with its speed, but Fortugna would like to have his team use the clock to its advantage with some ball-control offense. “I think Phil is perfect for this offense because he is very quick and has had some reps in the past,” Fortugna said. “We want to keep the ball in our hands and not let the other team take up the time of possession.”

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The veteran coach knows he will have to be patient with his inexperienced line. However, he plans on coaching the kids up to lead the way for his talented backfield.

be a big asset for us because of the skill,” Fortugna said. “I think we can really do some damage with our special teams. You can win football games with special teams.”

“I am never one to make excuses, but we have a line that has not played too much varsity football,” Fortugna said. “They will need to come out here and work hard to get ready for the season. I think we are in one of the best (Class) AAA conferences in Pennsylvania.”

The Red Raiders had a tough season in 2014 with their lone win coming over Albert Gallatin. However, Fortugna believes his team can surprise some people with the line coming together, his offense clicking and the defense being aggressive.

The Red Raiders will have to go after teams when on defense, and the Uniontown alumnus has defensive coordinator Keith Jeffries, who is also a Uniontown grad, working with a five-linebacker set, who will have to go after teams and not sit back in a passive defensive set. “We are going to be young on defense,” Fortugna said. “We are going to come at teams and run to the football. We have to be aggressive. We weren’t as aggressive the first day of practice, but we came back stronger the second day.”

Sept. 4

West Mifflin

210

Sept. 11

Ringgold

5-6

135

Sept. 18

at Belle Vernon

5-11

150

TE-LB

6-1

165

Sept. 25

at Laurel Highlands

Nick Faverio

OL-DL

5-10

200

Oct. 2

Elizabeth-Forward

Ryan Fike

Wing-DB

5-5

130

Oct. 9

at Trinity

David Kooser

OL-DL

5-9

175

Oct. 16

Thomas Jefferson

Josh Rishel

OL-DL

5-8

195

Blaine Satovich

OL-DL

5-9

215

Oct. 23

at Albert Gallatin

Special teams play can make or break close games and Fortugna believes the third phase of football will help his team come Friday nights.

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OL-DL

5-10

175

Oct. 30

at Yough

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The special teams play can be a wild-card for the Red Raiders with their athletes. All of those pieces will have to come together, as all of Uniontown’s nine regular-season games will be in the Big Nine Conference that features 10 teams, with Yough joining the league. “We start out with West Mifflin, Ringgold, Belle Vernon and Laurel Highlands,” Fortugna said. “This is probably one of the toughest schedules we’ve had in a while. They are all good teams that have people coming back, but I believe we can surprise some people. I am not into giving predictions and all that, but we will take it one game at a time, and go from there.” Perennial power Thomas Jefferson and Elizabeth-Forward are in the conference, along with Trinity and Albert Gallatin coming back. Fortugna points to his team’s Sept. 25 battle with crosstown rival Laurel Highlands. The game is always important for bragging rights but its significance has increased in the last several years as both teams use it as a turning point to the season. The Mustangs defeated Uniontown last season, 3914, en route to the playoffs. LH features senior quarterback Jimmy Pierce, who has earned preseason awards as one of the top signal callers in the area, who Fortugna is well aware of. “It is always a tough game with Laurel Highlands no matter what the situation is,” Fortugna said. “They have a good team with a lot of guys coming back and a great quarterback. He is a nice kid and comes from a good, hard-working family. It will be a battle with those guys but we look forward to the challenge.”


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Page 26 WAYNESBURG CENTRAL|| CONTINUED FROM 24 and I can’t say enough good things about him.” Cole Garrett will back-up McCracken at the signal collar position and will see snaps under center at certain points in games. Garrett will be penciled in to play at the wide

receiver slot, too. At running back, the Raiders will have depth with Zach Eisiminger, Matt Snyder, Jake Fudala and baseball standout Hunter Robinson. Jacob Tretinik will return as a starter at fullback, while Jacob McCallum will see snaps at the wide receiver spot. Branden Sanders and Derek

WEST GREENE ||CONTINUED FROM 24 A total of 27 kids made it through the camp, which was broken down into three practices daily. With one of Class A’s smallest rosters last season, West Greene claimed just one victory. “Because of injuries, there were times we had as low as 14 kids available,” Huffman said. “We had to shuffle the deck every week just to put a team on the field.” Huffman said West Greene has a number of experienced players back, including senior Owen Main and junior Cole Hamilton. Both saw time at quarterback last season. “Owen and Cole are very smart, very heady,” Huffman said. “Both have good arms and average speed. But both are able to step out of the pocket and make plays.” At linebacker, Main and Hamilton will help quarterback the defense, with Main lining up at mike and Hamilton seeing time inside. The rest of the Pioneers look up to Main, according to Huffman. “I believe he is the leader of this team and one of the guys we’ll be counting on heavily on both sides of the ball,” Huffman said. “The players look to him, follow him. “He’ll be calling plays on offense and defense and that’s a lot to put on one kid. It takes leadership to be able to do that and he has that quality.” Senior Tyler Baker and soph-

omore Zach Pettit will see playing time at tailback and also as the X-receiver. “Tyler is very smart and very versatile,” Huffman said. “He was our leading receiver last year but he had a little bit of a banged up knee. He’s gotten in the weight room and gotten stronger.” Zachary McHenry and Kolton Rush are a pair of juniors playing football for the first time. “They were basketball players who came out for football,” Huffman said. “They’ve quickly become football players that happen to play basketball.” West Greene will once again compete in the Tri-County South Conference. The Pioneers open their season on the road at JeffersonMorgan. “Every year you almost have to say Beth-Center will be picked to be the conference favorite,” Huffman said. “Frazier is right there too and Mapletown is going to be good. Carmichaels, Jefferson-Morgan, us … you have a handful of teams who are going to mix it up and fight for the final playoff spot. Anything can happen. “We have a lot of interchangeable parts. We can probably go two-deep at every position. Also, one of our strengths is a lot of our guys have the ability to play two or three different positions. We feel we can be competitive this season and we can be right there with teams in the fourth quarter.”

Wilson will see time at tight end and be counted on to catch and block for a runoriented offense. The line is a little inexperienced, but will be led by senior and lone returning starter Jonathon Cogar at right tackle. Surrounding him

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CAL U Vulcans Vulcans ready for another PSAC title run

By Jim Downey jdowney@heraldstandard.com The Vulcans finished 8-2 last year and California (Pa.) head football coach Mike Kellar sees no reason why they can’t be as successful in 2015. “I feel good with where were at,” Kellar, whose in his 10th year as head coach, said during the team’s media day. The defense has to replace a great deal of firepower with the loss of linebackers Branko Busick, Spencer Lynn and Jeff Knox, Jr. Also gone is defensive lineman Kenny Wilkins. Lynn led the team with 87 tackles (39 solo, 48 assists). Busick was third with 68 (35, 33) and Knox was fourth

with 59 (36, 23). Knox had a team-high four forced fumbles and was second with 7½ sacks. “We had a lot of tackles from our linebackers. Knox is playing in Canada and Spencer’s in Germany. That’s three very good football players there,” said Kellar. “But, our defensive line and secondary are back intact.” Sophomore Luke Hrapchak (6-2, 235) and redshirt freshman Brendan Blair (510, 195) are projected to be starters. “We recruited linebackers very well. There’s not a lot of experience,” said Kellar. Junior safety Jordan Bowman (6-0, 210) headlines the returning defenders. Bowman earned All-PSAC West First-Team honors last year. Junior defensive back Arnel

Farmer (5-11, 200) led the Vulcans in tackles last year. Aaron Terry (junior, 5-11, 185), Josh Page (5-10, 175) and Chaz Veal (senior, 6-0, 190) give the Vulcans stability in the defensive backfield.

Tyler Haddock (sophomore, 6-0, 290), Adam Mihoci (sophomore, 6-3, 290), Jawan Turner (junior, 6-0, 255) return to anchor the defensive line with Turner earning All-PSAC West FirstTeam honors last year. Placekicker All games at 1 p.m., unless noted. Cody Nuzzo and Andrew Cerett Sept. 5 at Virginia State both graduated, Sept. 12 Bloomsburg opening up the Sept. 19 Shippensburg competition for Waynesburg Sept. 26 at Edinboro (noon) Central graduate Oct. 3 Seton Hill Ian Patterson, a sophomore, redOct. 10 at Slippery Rock (2 p.m.) shirt freshman Oct. 17 at Indiana (Pa.) (6 p.m.) Dominick DelOct. 24 Clarion (3 p.m.) greco and junior college transfer Oct. 31 at Gannon (noon) William Brazill. Nov. 7 Mercyhurst “(Nuzzo and Cerett) were big for Nov. 11 at Lock Haven us,” said Kellar.

Schedule

Three starting offensive lineman return for the Vulcans, as do all-conference selections quarterback James Harris and wide receiver Garry Brown. “Our starting quarterback is returning. That’s important,” said Kellar. “We have the starting wide receiver, tight end and three of our lineman back. They’ve all been there.” Harris completed 194-of330 pass attempts for 3,055 yards and 24 touchdowns, while only throwing seven interceptions. Brown was his favorite target with 62 receptions for 1,143 yards and eight touchdowns. Kowan Scott, a senior, was second on the team with 44 catches for 897 yards and a teamhigh 10 touchdown receptions. Kellar and his staff are

searching for a replacement for a running back to fill Terrell Roberson’s 606 yards from a year ago. John Franklin III is the preseason favorite to fill the void, but Connellsville grad Jordan McCrae and Nate Goldsmith are also in the mix. According to Kellar, the PSAC West will be highly competitive. “Gannon is picked to be No. 1. Slippery Rock and IUP are always there, and Mercyhurst has a lot of players returning,” said Kellar. “There’s no week off, from top to bottom. There are no games when we come out at the coin toss and we are going to win.” California opens the season on Sept. 5 at Virginia State.

PITTSBURGH PANTHERS

Narduzzi stressing strong work ethic at Pitt

By Stephen Flinn For the Herald-Standard

New Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi hopes to inject a strong work ethic and tough mentality into the Panthers this season. “When somebody plays the University of Pittsburgh, they’re going to know they were in a brawl,” Narduzzi said. “We will work tirelessly as coaches and players to get things done every day.” Narduzzi’s experience in coaching defense should be invaluable. The Panther offense is expected to be a strength this season but the defense played sub-par last year. Eight starters return on offense, including two of the best weapons in the country -- running back James Conner and wide receiver Tyler Boyd, both junior all-conference players. Conner is the reigning ACC Player of the Year after rushing for 1,765 yards and an ACC record 26 touchdowns last season. Boyd is the only player in ACC history to record over 1,000 receiving yards in both his freshman and sophomore seasons. In addition, the Panthers will

return a starting quarterback for the first time in three years. Junior Chad Voytik started all 13 games last year and completed 176 passes on 287 attempts for 2,233 yards and 16 touchdowns while throwing only seven interceptions.

Left tackle Adam Bisnowaty and left guard Dorian Johnson, both juniors, will bolster the left side of the line. The right side of the line will be a rebuilding project, however, especially after projected starter sophomore Jaryd Jones-Smith suffered a season-ending knee injury in the off-season.

New offensive coordinator Jim Chaney, who arrived at Pitt from Arkansas, is known for being able to lead a productive offense. Voytik should benefit from his knowledge and tutoring.

Sophomore Alex Officer will take over at right guard after filling in admirably at center last year after Rowell went down in the second game. Redshirt freshman Alex Bookser is the favorite

“[Chaney] has the expertise to run different offenses and tailor game plans to his personnel’s strengths,” Narduzzi said. “Jim is a brilliant Sept. 5 quarterbacks coach who has tutored Sept. 12 some exceptional Sept. 19 college and pro playOct. 3 ers.”

Schedule

Voytik should have plenty of protection as eight lettermen on the offensive line return, including six with starting experience. Senior center Artie Rowell returns after missing most of last season with a knee injury.

Youngstown St. (1 p.m.) at Akron (6 p.m.) at Iowa (8 p.m.) at Virginia Tech (TBA)

Oct. 10

Virginia (TBA)

Oct. 17

at Georgia Tech (TBA)

Oct. 24

at Syracuse (TBA)

Oct. 29

North Carolina (7 p.m.)

Nov. 7

Notre Dame (TBA)

Nov. 14

at Duke (TBA)

Nov. 21

Louisville (TBA)

Nov. 27

Miami (TBA)

to take over the right tackle position. Dontez Ford is expected to take over the starting wide receiver position opposite Boyd, who will miss the opener due to a one-game suspension. New defensive coordinator Josh Conklin arrives from FIU where his defense was ranked among the top in the country in fumble recoveries, defensive touchdowns and turnover margin, all stats the defense lacked last year. “FIU were among the top five in the country in takeaways and defensive touchdowns,” Narduzzi said. “We want our defenses to have an attacking, opportunistic mentality and Josh will help us achieve that.” Seven starters return on defense, including the core of the defensive line as senior starters Khaynin MosleySmith and Darryl Render and top reserve Tyrique Jarrett are all back. A key aspect of Narduzzi’s defense is pressing coverage with the cornerbacks, so the defensive ends are expected to get pressure in the backfield. The Panthers do not have a dominant rush end, so pres-

sure will be created by committee. Returning starter Shakir Soto returns as does sophomore Rori Blair (who is also suspended for the first game). Senior Juan Price returns but is still unproven. He showed promise as a freshman but has been hurt throughout his college career and has only played in six games in three years. Junior Bam Bradley and senior Nicholas Grigsby will take over the outside linebacker positions (called Star and Money in Narduzzi’s system) for departed starters Todd Thomas and Anthony Gonzalez. Junior Matt Galambos returns to anchor the middle linebacker slot. Last year’s starting cornerbacks, senior Lafayette Pitts and sophomore Avonte Maddox, return as does junior Reggie Mitchell at free safety. Junior Javonte Pitts, sophomore Pat Amara and true freshman Jordan Whitehead are challenging for the strong safety spot. Both the starting place kicker, junior Chris Blewitt, and starting punter, sophomore Ryan Winslow, return. Boyd and Maddox returned punts and kickoffs last year and may take on that role again.

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WAYNESBURG YELLOW JACKETS

Yellow Jackets have question marks to answer

By Adam Brewer For the Herald-Standard

The Waynesburg University football program has several question marks as it enters the 2015 season. One of those question marks is how the team is going to handle starting the season with three straight road games? On the field, the key question is can the Yellow Jackets replace 15 starters (nine on offense) from a year ago? Who will take the snaps under center after the decorated career of Carter Hill? Who is going to step up at the skilled positions and in the front seven of the defense? Coach Rick Shepas, in his 11th year with the Yellow Jackets, is looking to answer all of those question marks and is excited about the prospects of the season. “We know we lost a lot from last year, but we are looking at it in a positive way,” Shepas said. “We believe in our formula and we just have to continue to build this program. Our recruiting class is strong and we believe some of those guys can make an immediate im-

pact. Not having those high expectations and flying under the radar will help us this year.”

Waynesburg finished with an 8-3 overall record last year and a third-place finish in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference with a 6-2 mark. The Yellow Jackets also earned their fourth straight postseason berth when they hosted the ECAC Southwest Bowl. One key element to Waynesburg’s offense in 2015 will be all-purpose running back Willie Leavell, who accumulated 1,449 allpurpose yards a year ago.

play,”Leavell said. “That could be a touchdown on a return or just a good return that will change field position. We always stress the importance of special teams and we know how big it can be for an offense.” Leavell will also be a leader for a young offense that will include other skilled players in tailback Jerry Lawman, tailback Jared Becker, wide out Tim Cooper, receiver Joe Malta, wideout Drew Glotfelty and tight end Dan Davis (Waynesburg Central). The quarterback competition will be a fierce one in camp and will include juniors Chris Shortley, Cole Long and Kevin Barners, as well as sophomore trans-

“I just want to be productive and help this offense out at any position,” Leavell said. “I prefer to play in the slot, but it really doesn’t matter to me. We have a couple of new faces on offense this year and it’s up to Sept. 5 me to be a more vocal Sept 12 leader for the guys.” The senior tailback garnered first-team All-PAC all-purpose player award last year and also was picked as a second-team All-PAC kick returner. “On special teams you always want to make a game-changing

fer from Marietta College, Cage Galupi.

“It’s a wide open competition this year at quarterback,” Shepas said. “I feel like all that competition will help everyone out. We ask a lot of our quarterbacks and obviously it’s a key spot for us. We are looking for a leader and he needs to bring his identity to this offense.” Shepas will also take a hard look at Austin Pinkerton and Jake Dougherty at the QB spot. The offensive line lost three starters from 2014, but returns two big cogs in the trenches in seniors Tyler Powell and Nik Sappie. Waynesburg has had a

Schedule

All games at 1:30 p.m., unless noted. at Muskingum (1 p.m.) at Saint Vincent (1 p.m.)

Sept. 19

at Geneva (7 p.m.)

Sept. 26

Bethany (W.Va.)

Oct. 3

Grove City

Oct. 10

at Case Western Reserve (2 p.m.)

Oct. 17

Westminster

Oct. 24

Thiel

Oct. 31

at Thomas More (noon)

Nov. 14

at Washington & Jefferson

strong defensive line over the years and the 2015 edition will look to continue the trend. Leading the line play will be senior Jordan Voitus and junior Zach Machuga. A year ago, Machuga registered 47 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, and four sacks.

a huge question for us last year and Josh was one of the guys that stepped up” Shepas said. “Josh has great technique and doesn’t allow the big play. He got bigger during the off-season and is just a stronger kid. I look for our defense to be very good this year.”

“We have a lot of trust in our coaches,” Machuga said. “Defensively, we just have to play our style and control what we can control. We need a new identity on defense this year. We put a lot of pressure on our D-line and it’s always about bringing that same energy every snap.”

Other key pieces to the defensive backfield will be Zach Sniadach, Donate Gibson (Uniontown) and Tristan Sandrosky (Uniontown). The Yellow Jackets should have a solid return game with Leavell and Cooper handling the duties, as well as a strong punting game in returning starter Jonathan Hager (Uniontown).

There’s a lot of depth at the linebacker spot for the Yellow Jackets, headlined by Aaron Palmer, who led the team in tackles last year with 75 stops.

Waynesburg was picked to finished fourth in the preseason PAC poll behind Washington & Jefferson, Thomas More and Bethany. Waynesburg was the only team in the conference to defeat conference champion W&J a year ago.

Carmichaels High School graduate Josh Mundell made a steady impact in the Waynesburg’s secondary a year ago and will look to continue his consistent play at the corner position. Mundell compiled 54 tackles, three interceptions and 25 pass break-ups.

The Yellow Jackets will start the season on Sept. 5 at non-conference foe Muskingum University. Waynesburg’s first home game will be on Sept. 26 versus Bethany (W.Va.).

“The secondary was

WVU MOUNTAINEERS WVU has more questions than answers

teams have never had trouble putting up points. By Jonathan Guth jguth@heraldstandard.com Dana Holgorsen enters his fifth season as head coach at West Virginia with more questions than answers as his Mountaineers will once again be tested in the strong Big 12 conference. WVU is coming off a 7-6 overall record (5-4 in the Big 12) that earned the Mountaineers a berth in the Liberty Bowl. Holgorsen, who has led his team to three bowl games in his first four years, saw WVU lose, 45-37, to Texas A&M. The offensive-minded coach fell to 1-2 in bowl games. Holgorsen’s first year as a head coach at WVU in 2011 was very successful as the Mountaineers went 10-3 (5-2 Big East) in the Big East conference. WVU moved to the Big 12 in 2012 and went 7-6 (4-5 Big 12) but still earned a trip to the Pinstripe Bowl, albeit in a losing effort. Following a 4-8, 2-7 season, Holgorsen and the Mountaineers rebounded last year. Clint Trickett, who retired from football on Dec. 26 due to five concussions in 14 months, is gone as the signal caller for Holgorsen. Skyler Howard is set to be the Mountaineers’ starting QB on opening day. Howard, a junior and junior college transfer, replaced Trickett as last season was winding down, and was 56-of-110 for 829 yards and eight touchdowns. “Skyler has to keep getting better,” Holgorsen said. “I really believe he has this offseason. He has a firm grasp of what we want and he needs to play within the system and protect the ball. He needs to do what we ask him to do, and he has done a good job of that so far.” WVU was No. 12 nationally in total offense last season with 499.8 yards per game, and Holgorsen-coached

The Mountaineers are also with standout wide receiver Kevin White and deep threat Mario Allford. Former Hopewell star Rushel Shell, who started his career at Pitt, will be a valuable piece on the ground for the Mountaineers. “Rushel is going to be a between the tackles guy, lower his shoulder and get tough yards,” Holgorsen said. “When the opportunies are there, he needs to pull through. We are working on him doing that, as well as maintaining health in the meantime. It’s a fine line there. I am not disapointed in him whatsoever. I want to see him dominate everytime we give him the ball.” Shell has battled through injuries and also some behavorial issues that go back to his high school career, but Holgorsen and staff are working on getting him to being an every-down back. “He is not there yet in terms of being on the field in every situation,” Holgorsen said. “The perception of him being a dominant force is far greater than what the reality is. I will be the first to tell him that. He’s a physical, determined kid who doesn’t play like that all the time. My job is getting him to do that starting in game one.” Wendell Smallwood is a versatile back who will provide Shell a breather when he needs it and can make an impact out of the backfield as a receiver. With White and Allford gone, the Mountaineers will rely on wide receivers Shelton Gibson, Daikiel Shorts Jr., Jordan Thompson, KJ Myers and Vernon Davis. Holgorsen is eager to see what Shorts brings to the table and believes he can fit in wherever he is needed.

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Up front for the Mountaineers on the defensive side of the ball will be ends Noble Nwachukwu (sophomore) and Larry Jefferson (junior), while redshirt senior Kyle Rose will start at nose tackle. The linebacking corps features four seniors, including reshirts Edward Muldrow and Nick

Kwiatoski, and K.J. Dillon and Isaiah Bruce.

ly Kinney is tabbed as the starting punter.

Seniors Karl Joseph (safety) and Terrell Chestnut (cornerback) will start in the defensive backfield, while juniors Darryl Worley (cornerback) and Jeremy Tyler (safety) play on a defense that must improve from last year for WVU to compete for the conference crown. The defense will be challenged every conference game.

Gibson and Smallwood will be returning kickoffs, while Davis is the punt returner.

“The pass rush should be better this year,” Holgorsen said. “Noble looks really good so far and we relied on blitzing so much last year. The more that we can get to the quarterback without rushing, the better we are going to be. We are in a better place now than we were a year ago.” Reliable kicker Josh Lamber, who was a finalist for the Lou Groza award last season, returns to handle kickoffs and field goals. Bil-

WVU opened last season with Alabama, but the competition drops significantly this season with the

opener being a home game against Georgia Southern at Mountaineer Field. Following a home game against Liberty and a bye week, West Virginia hosts Maryland before opening the Big 12 schedule on Oct. 3 at Oklahoma.

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Georgia Southern, 7:30 p.m.

Sep. 12

Liberty, 3 p.m.

Sep. 26

Maryland, TBA

Oct. 3

at Oklahoma, TBA

Oct. 10

Oklahoma St., TBA

Oct. 17

at Baylor, TBA

Oct. 29

at TCU, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 7

Texas Tech, TBA

Nov. 14

Texas, TBA

Nov. 21

at Kansas, TBA

Nov. 28

Iowa St., TBA

Dec. 5

at Kansas St., TBA

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PENN STATE NITTANY LIONS

Penn State playing with chip on its shoulder By Mike Dudurich For the Herald-Standard UNIVERSITY PARK -- James Franklin has a chip on his shoulder, but it’s not the “us against the world” sort of chip that motivated the Penn State football program through its recent journey through Unhappy Valley. When the Nittany Lions reported for fall practice, Franklin made sure his team got that message as well. But while it would be understandable for everyone associated with the program to have that big chip, especially in the direction of the NCAA, that’s not exactly where the head coach is coming from. “I think we have a bunch of prideful, passionate guys who have come to Penn State to do something special, and I think we’re going to have that chip on our shoulder until we get where we want to go,” Franklin said. “And that’s to build the No. 1 organization in all of college football. “When I say that, everybody thinks about just the wins, and that’s part of it, but it is also the No. 1 graduation rate, that’s

STEELERS ||CONTINUED FROM 8 Super Bowls. Mike Mitchell is coming off a rough and injury-plagued season, and Shamarko Thomas -- while improving weekly in August -- hasn’t started at strong safety since he was a rookie in 2013. Reserves in the back end include veterans Will Allen, Robert Golden and special-teams standout Ross Ventrone. SPECIALISTS: Shaun Suisham is on IR for the year and has been replaced by Garrett Hartley, who was 3-for-3 in the first three preseason games and has made nearly every field goal he’s attempt-

the No. 1 GPA, that’s having an unbelievably positive impact in the community, that’s competing at a very high level in the Big Ten and competing at a very high level nationally. That’s the whole package.” While Penn State’s quest to achieve those off-field goals will be an ongoing process, there is a much more immediate quest in front of the Nittany Lions: get back to being a national power every Saturday in the fall. That effort will get a big boost from an offense that was ugly and ineffective for much of the 2014 season. Quarterback Christian Hackenberg seemed to be stuck in first gear most of the year and that, combined with a young and inexperienced line, had PSU in trouble offensively a lot of the time. The offensive line averaged allowing three sacks per game and Hackenberg finished the year having been sacked a Big Ten-worst 44 times last year. There are now six linemen with starting experience returning so there is hope. Among that group is center/ guard Kevin Reihner, a 6-3, 315 player who played three

years at Stanford, graduating in March with a degree in management science and engineering. “I am so excited to play in this place,” Reihner said, noting his parents, two uncles and a cousin attended Penn State. “I have to learn the system, but I think I can help out.” Reihner, as well as 6-6, 290 sophomore tackle Andrew Nelson, believe that while going through a time as they did in 2015, things should be

ed in practice. The Steelers may still be scouting other camp competitions at PK, and the punting job is also far from settled as incumbent Brad Wing is being pushed by strong-legged Jordan Berry. The return game still must rely on Brown for punts, while Dri Archer has struggled as a kickoff returner.

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1. Steelers -- Take the over in the early games, but, if this defense comes around, a deep run into the playoffs is a possibility. 2. Ravens -- They keep losing players but replacing them with young studs thanks to

much different this year. “The experience we have on the line is going to make a big difference,” Nelson said. “I know Christian was frustrated last year, we all were. But we have a good mindset going into this year.” At the opening of fall practice, Franklin was anxious to see how his big man from Stanford was going to do with pads on. “I really am interested to see how he translates onto the field,” the second-year coach

SCHEDULE

Sep. 5

at Temple, 3:30 p.m.

Sep. 12

Buffalo, Noon

Sep. 19

Rutgers, 8 p.m.

Sep. 26

San Diego St., TBA

Oct. 3

Army, TBA

Oct. 10

Indiana, Noon

Oct. 17

at Ohio St., 8 p.m.

Oct. 24

at Maryland, TBA

Oct. 31

Illinois, TBA

Nov. 7

at Northwestern, TBA

Nov. 21

Michigan, TBA

Nov. 28

at Michigan St., TBA

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sive tackle and a likely high NFL draft prospect, returns to lead what is expected to be a strong unit. With junior lineman Austin Johnson also coming back, the Nittany Lions should be good against the run. Franklin’s team suffered a big loss when linebacker Mike Hull’s eligibility ran out and it will be a group effort to replace him. PSU will be tough up front and strong again in the back. The secondary, led by senior safety Jordan Lucas, allowed just 178.2 yards passing per game. There is quality depth on the corners, which should make the Nittany Lions tough to throw against. Franklin also faces the task of replacing kicker Sam Ficken, who was vilified after missing kicks that cost PSU a couple games in his freshman year, but finished his career very strongly. He finished with 271 points, the third-most by a kicker in PSU history. His 24 field goals in a season is the most in school history as is the 15 straight he made. Franklin called him the team’s “best offensive weapon all year long.”

said. “His leadership in the meeting rooms, knowledge of the game and passion for Penn State, with his family connections has been really good. I would say the offensive line is probably the position I’m most excited about or anticipating seeing how they play together.” In addition to keeping Hackenberg upright more often, improved offensive line play will help improve the running game which will be led by Akeel Lynch. He was the only back to average more than 100 yards per game. A trio of sophomores, Mark Allen, Nick Scott and Jonathan Thomas, are talented and figure to be in the mix behind Lynch. Sophomores DaeSean Hamilton, Chris Godwin and Saeed Blacknall are the top wide receivers coming into the season. That’s a good group, with Hamilton grabbing 82 passes in 2014. 2014 was another good season for defense at Penn State. That unit allowed on 100.5 rushing yards per game (third in the nation) and 2.95 yards per carry (second in the nation). Anthony Zettel, senior defen-

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