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2021 PFN Team Preview: The Slippery Rock Rockets @SRAHSFootball @srhs_rowdies @SRAHSATHLETICS @CoachLarryW

Written by: on Friday, July 16th, 2021

 

Slippery Rock Rockets PFN Page

@SRAHSFootball

Head Coach Larry P. Wendereusz, Jr.

Assistant Coaches 
Eli Christy,
Chris Saunders,
Cecil Blauser,
Russ Sarver,
Jason Mack,
Larry Galcik,
Kaleb Kamerer

2020 Season Record 2 – 6

2021 Schedule

DATE

OPPONENT

LOCATION

TIME/SCORE

08-21 Freeport  vs. Freeport (SCR) Slippery Rock Stadium 10:00 am
08-27 Fort LeBoeuf  vs. Fort LeBoeuf (0-0) Slippery Rock Stadium 7:00 pm
09-03 Mercyhurst Prep  @ Mercyhurst Prep (0-0) Mercyhurst University 7:00 pm
09-10 Titusville  @ Titusville (0-0) * John J. Carter Stadium 7:00 pm
09-17 Grove City  vs. Grove City (0-0) * Slippery Rock Stadium 7:00 pm
09-24 Corry  vs. Corry (0-0) Slippery Rock Stadium 7:00 pm
10-01 Conneaut (OH)  @ Conneaut (OH) (0-0) 7:00 pm
10-08 Hickory  vs. Hickory (0-0) * Slippery Rock Stadium 7:00 pm
10-15 Sharon  vs. Sharon (0-0) * Slippery Rock Stadium 7:00 pm
10-22 Girard  @ Girard (0-0) Battles Memorial Field 7:00 pm
10-29 Butler  @ Butler (0-0) 7:00 pm

* – denotes league game
(SCR) – denotes scrimmage

What are your expectations for your team this year? 
We earned a lot of experience last season, so we are hoping that our young players will be ready to take the step up to be able to compete with the better teams in our region. We expect to be more physical on both sides of the ball as we have a lot of returners coming back.

When your team is on offense, what are the keys to success? 
Offensively we hope to be able to run the ball with more success. Our key will be our ability to move people off the ball. We expect this will give us more of an opportunity to throw the ball down the field. We expect that will so many players back, we will be able to add a few more wrinkles to the offense.

When your team is on defense, what are the keys to success? 
We have to be able to stop the run. We return some guys up front and linebackers, but we have to be better at stopping the run. We will also be more intentional about looking and forcing turnovers. When you run to the ball, good things happen. We will do a better job of that this season.

Key Starters Lost 
Justin Schaeffer,
Ethan Plesakov,
Evan Long,
Charlie Dugo

Offensive Starters Returning 
Jr QB William Mokel 6-0, 175
Sr RB Shane Thompson 6-1 180
SR RB Ryan Montgomery 5-11 175
Jr RB Brett Galcik 6-0, 185
Sr WR Brendan Earl 6-0 175
Jr WR John Sabo 6-0 170
SR OL Tony Pilosi 5-10 200
SR OL Jacob Humes 6-1 260
JR OL Issac Bell 6-0 250
JR OL Brody Galcik 6-2 220

Defensive Starters Returning 
SR DB Ryan Montgomery 5-11 175
Sr DB Brendan Earl 6-0 175
JR DB Maddox Allen 5-8 165
Sr LB Shane Thompson 6-1 180
Jr LB Brett Galcik 6-0, 185
SR DL Tony Pilosi 5-10 200
JR DL Brody Galcik 6-2 220
Sr DL Trent Duncan 5-11 255

Special Team Starters Returning
Sr. LS Andrew Massella 5-10 170
SR Ret Ryan Montgomery 5-11 175
Jr Ret Brett Galcik 6-0, 185

Key Newcomers
SR TE/DL Dylan Twentier
SR TE/LB Walker Just
JR OL/LB Braiden Reich
SR WR/DB Colton Glass
Soph WR/DB Sam Schwartz
Soh RB/DB Sal Mineo
Jr WR/LB Lucas Allison
Soph OL/DL Matthew Cratty

Players we should keep an eye on? 
Ryan Montgomery
Tony Pilosi
Jacob Humes
Shane Thompson
William Mokel,
John Sabo,
Brody and Brett Galcik.

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