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2019 Team Previews: Slippery Rock Rockets @SRAHSFootball

Written by: on Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

 

2018 Season Record
7-4

2019 Schedule: https://pafootballnews.com/slippery-rock-rockets/

DATE

OPPONENT

LOCATION

TIME/SCORE

08-17 Mohawk  Mohawk (SCR) Slippery Rock Stadium 10:00 am
08-23 General McLane  General McLane (0-0) Slippery Rock Stadium 7:00 pm
08-30 Reynolds  Reynolds (0-0) Reynolds HS Football Stadium 7:00 pm
09-06 Franklin  Franklin (0-0) Slippery Rock Stadium 7:00 pm
09-13 Sharon  Sharon (0-0) * Sharon Tiger Stadium 7:00 pm
09-20 Grove City  Grove City (0-0) * Forker Field 7:00 pm
09-27 Titusville  Titusville (0-0) Slippery Rock Stadium 7:00 pm
10-04 Conneaut  Conneaut (0-0) * Slippery Rock Stadium 7:00 pm
10-11 Hickory  Hickory (0-0) * Hornets Stadium 7:00 pm
10-18 Oil City  Oil City (0-0) Slippery Rock Stadium 7:00 pm
10-25 Sharpsville  Sharpsville (0-0) Slippery Rock Stadium 7:00 pm
Head Coach
Larry Wendereusz Jr
Assistant Coaches
Eli Christy
Chris Saunders
Cecil Blauser
Russ Sarver
Ryan Lauster
Jason Mack
Mike Wendereusz
Larry Galcik
Key Starters Lost
Kaleb Kamer
Sean Northcott
Jake Shaffer
Pat Shea
Mitchel Houston
Ryan Broad
Offensive Starters Returning
Sr QB Vito Pilosi
Sr RB David Duffalo
Sr RB/WR Nathan Hyatt
Sr OL Cody Hall
Sr OL Zach Marini
Jr WR Ethan Plesakov
Defensive Starters Returning
SR OLB Vito Pilosi
SR ILB David Duffalo
SR DB Nathan Hyatt
Jr DB Ethan Plesakov
Special Team Starters Returning
Sr K Nathaniel Willison
Key Newcomers
SR OL/DL Gabriel Smithbauer
Jr OL/DL Justin Shaeffer
Jr LB Evan Long
Jr DB Ethan Sarver
Jr WR/DB Julian Brigham
Soph OL/DL Tony Pilosi
Soph RB/WR/DB Ryan Montgomery
Soph WR/DB Brenden Earl
What does your offense need to improve on from last year?
We want to be able to be more balance running and throwing the football. We were a very heavy run team last year with a very good offensive line and skill positions. This year we have to be able to throw the ball to keep teams from loading the box. In order for us to be successful offensively, we need the new guys up front to step up and be ready for Friday nights. We could be very young up front, but will they be ready for Friday nights.
What does your defense need to improve on from last year
We need to be able to get off the field on 3rd down. Last year we had a very good defensive front and we were able to play the run game with 3 defensive linemen. This year we need to find 3 guys to replace them and do what is expected of them. We have 2 linebackers returning with a third one moving positions, we need to find the other linebacker. We also lost 2 3 year starters in the secondary, one was the quarterback of our defense. Who is going to step up and take control of our secondary and entire defense.
What are your overall thoughts on this years team?
Special Teams – Nathaniel has been our kicker for 3 years now. He has gotten better every year and this year will be no exception.Our keys for this year is going to be will our loses up front be filled. It is going to be a physical camp where we find out who can fill the jobs that we have lost. When you lose 4-5 positions of 3 year starters, we are going to play some inexperienced players. How fast can they pick up on the speed and physical play on Friday nights.

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