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PIAA Class 1A State Championship Preview: Steelton-Hishspire vs Jeannette @Jhawkathletics @RollersFootball

Written by: on Thursday, November 26th, 2020

 

 

The Skinny (strengths, weaknesses, the stars):  

For Steelton-Highspire:

Steamroller coach Andrew Erby (49-30) has a team loaded with talent especially at skill positions.  Mekhi Flowers is a 4-star recruit and has made a difference offensively and defensively in a few games this year.  He has 940 yards receiving and 14 TDs.  Throwing the ball this year is freshman standout, Alex Erby.  He has tossed 31 TD passes and accounted for 2,307 yards through the air.  WR Damein Hammonds has 677 yards and 10 TDs.  Lest you think the ‘Rollers pass all the time, think again.  Odell Greene has 1,491 yards rushing and 14 scores.  Steelton averages 44 points a game.  Flowers has 4 INTs on the defensive side of the ball. The Rollers have been winning on the edge the past couple weeks starting with a close game with Delone Catholic. Their last three games have been decided in the last two minutes.

For Jeannette:

The Jeannette Jayhawks are coached by Roy Hall (115-26).  The Jayhawks have a freshman at quarterback too by the name of Brad Birch.  He’s pitched the pigskin for 1,676 yards and 28 TDs.  He got banged up a couple weeks ago and if he doesn’t play, Roberto Smith will step in.  All he did was throw for 277 yards and a score last week plus run for 3 more TDs.  Brett Birch has 40 receptions for 571 yards and 10 touchdowns.  Toby Cline has hauled in 33 passes for 513 yards and 10 scores.  James Sanders has 29 grabs for 590 yards and 10 TDs.  Smith is the regular half back and has 21 touchdowns and 780 yards.  The Jeannette defense and special teams are to be reckoned with because they have recorded 13 TDs in 2020, a phenomenal total.

Steelton-Highspire Offensive Plan:

Keep on keepin on. Erby needs to be a little more accurate than usual. Those Jayhawk DBs are probably the most athletic the Rollers have seen all year. Smith and Sanders are dangerous and can neutralize a good wide receiver. They’ll also look to get Odell Green running downhill.

Steelton-Highspire Defensive Plan:

This may seem repetitive, but both teams will have the same goals.  The Rollers will definitely need to play better in the middle of the field. It’s been a weakness and a team like Jeannette can see that. They’ll need to be more disciplined and keep the game in front of them.

Jeannette Offensive Plan:

Score points, get the ball in Smith’s hands. It’s that simple, or not. They’ll need to score often to keep up with the athletic wideouts of the Rollers. Establishing a running came can be helpful to slow the Rollers, that’s what BG did last week. But to win, the Hawks will have to give themselves more time to score.

Jeannette Defensive Plan:

Cover cover cover, keep Flowers and company blanketed, and if they can, do something no team has done all year, win the battle up front. The Jayhawks would do themselves a favor to get pressure on Erby. This game has all the makings of a shootout.

 

Starting Lineups:

Head Coach: Roy Hall                                               Head Coach Andrew Erby

Jeannette Steelton-Highspire
OFFENSE OFFENSE
# NAME POS HT WT YR # NAME POS YR HT WT
4 James Sanders WR 5-7 150 SR 1 Alex Erby QB FR 6-3 190
6 Toby Cline WR 5-10 170 SR 4 Odell Greene RB SR 5-11 190
7 Brett Birch WR 5-10 170 JR 24 Taeyon Bratton FB JR 5-10 225
13 Kaelan Piscar H 6-0 215 SR 9 Mehki Flowers WR JR 6-2 190
5 Roberto Smith QB 6-1 185 SR 5 Tyrone Moore WR JR 6-2 190
21 Jaydin Canady RB 5-10 185 SO 2 Damein Hammonds WR SR 6-2 175
64 Emilio Huerta T 5-9 215 SR 51 Marlyn Davis RT JR 6-2 295
53 CJ Blasco G 5-9 210 SR 50 Tyhri Duncan RG SR 6-0 250
59 Ryan Kimmel C 6-1 220 SO 55 Marcus Martinez C SR 5-10 225
55 Justin Shank G 6-2 280 JR 75 Kiyler Raye LG SR 5-10 230
57 Xavier Harper T 6-1 215 SR 52 Tydre Hollands Alli LT SR 6-2 225
DEFENSE DEFENSE
59 Ryan Kimmel NG 6-1 220 SO 3 Davin Pryor FS JR 5-9 160
29 Tyshawn Jamison DE 5-8 180 JR 10 Jaeion Perry LB FR 6-0 180
55 Justin Shank DE 6-2 280 JR 12 Amir Williams LB FR 6-1 185
80 Eli Binakonsky LB 6-1 200 SO 9 Mehki Flowers SS JR 6-2 190
13 Kaelan Piscar LB 6-0 215 SR 5 Tyrone Moore CB JR 6-2 190
32 Basil Wilson LB 5-11 205 JR 2 Damein Hammonds CB SR 6-2 175
5 Roberto Smith SS 6-1 185 SR 52 Tyshawn Hollands Alli LB SO 6-1 195
21 Jaydin Canady SS 5-10 185 SO 53 Andre Erby II NG FR 6-3 235
4 Jimmy Sanders DB 5-7 150 SR 55 Marcus Martinez DT SR 5-10 225
7 Brett Birch DB 5-10 170 JR 75 Kiyler Raye DE SR 5-10 230
6 Toby Cline DB 5-9 170 SR 52 Tydre Hollands Alli DE SR 6-2 225
16 Bryan Hernedez K SR 5-10 175
9 Mehki Flowers K/P
4 Odell Greene K/P
10 Jaeion Perry P

 

How They Got to Hershey

 

 

2020 Steelton-Highspire Steamrollers Schedule

OVERALL LEAGUE HOME AWAY STREAK
9-0 3-0 6-0 3-0 W9

DATE

OPPONENT

TIME/SCORE

09-26 Upper Dauphin  vs. Upper Dauphin (2-5) W 43-6
10-02 Middletown Area  @ Middletown Area (4-2) * W 43-21
10-10 Trinity  vs. Trinity (0-7) * W 77-0
10-17 Camp Hill  vs. Camp Hill (3-3) * W 36-26
10-24 Big Spring  vs. Big Spring (5-4) W 65-30
10-30 Delone Catholic  @ Delone Catholic (6-1) W 23-13
11-07 Muncy  vs. Muncy (7-2) (SP) W 50-43
11-13 Old Forge  @ Old Forge (5-1) (SP) W 39-36
11-21 Bishop Guilfoyle  vs. Bishop Guilfoyle (7-3) (SP) W 16-14
11-27 Jeannette  vs. Jeannette (10-1) (SP) 11:00 am

2020 Jeannette Jayhawks Schedule

OVERALL LEAGUE HOME AWAY STREAK
10-1 5-0 3-1 7-0 W10

DATE

OPPONENT

TIME/SCORE

09-04 Sto-Rox  @ Sto-Rox (SCR) 7:00 pm
09-11 Clairton  vs. Clairton (8-1) L 28-34
09-19 Riverview  @ Riverview (1-7) * W 55-6
09-25 Imani Christian Academy  vs. Imani Christian Academy (1-6) W 45-0
10-02 Leechburg  @ Leechburg (3-4) * W 60-14
10-09 Springdale  @ Springdale (5-3) * W 36-28
10-16 Bishop Canevin  vs. Bishop Canevin (4-3) * W 49-0
10-23 Greensburg Central Catholic  @ Greensburg Central Catholic (2-5) * W 55-0
10-30 Avella  vs. Avella (5-3) (P) W 62-14
11-06 Rochester  @ Rochester (7-2) (SP) W 40-13
11-14 Clairton  @ Clairton (8-1) (P) W 45-14
11-20 Reynolds  @ Reynolds (9-1) (SP) W 48-12
11-27 Steelton-Highspire  @ Steelton-Highspire (9-0) (SP) 11:00 am

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