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2019 Team Previews: Meyersdale Red Raiders @MdaleFootball

Written by: on Friday, August 16th, 2019


2018 Season Record

2019 Schedule:





08-17 Everett  Everett (SCR) Meyersdale Stadium 10:00 am
08-24 Ferndale  Ferndale (0-0) * 1:00 pm
08-30 Blacklick Valley  Blacklick Valley (0-0) * Meyersdale Stadium 7:00 pm
09-06 Shade  Shade (0-0) * Panther Stadium 7:00 pm
09-13 Conemaugh Township  Conemaugh Township (0-0) * Meyersdale Stadium 7:00 pm
09-20 Conemaugh Valley  Conemaugh Valley (0-0) * Meyersdale Stadium 7:00 pm
09-27 Windber  Windber (0-0) * Windber Stadium 7:00 pm
10-04 Berlin-Brothersvalley  Berlin-Brothersvalley (0-0) * Meyersdale Stadium 7:00 pm
10-11 Portage  Portage (0-0) * 7:00 pm
10-18 North Star  North Star (0-0) * Meyersdale Stadium 7:00 pm
Head Coach
Ryan Donaldson
Assistant Coaches
Andy Stahl
Jerry Donaldson
Barry Rowland
Bobby Hartman
Tim Garlitz
Jim Henry
Josh Bolden
Bob Donaldson
Buddy Howsare
Key Starters Lost
Lyle Moody, FB/LB
Kirk Eberly, WR/DB
Offensive Starters Returning
Sr. QB Mahlon Reese, 6-2, 160
Sr. RB Devin Kretchman, 6-0, 200
Sr. HB, Drake Gindlesperger, 5-11, 180
Sr. OL, Riley Whitfield, 6-1, 280
Sr. OL, Jeffery Haer, 5-8, 250
Sr. OL, Ethan Shankle, 6-1, 260
Jr. OL, Hunter Beal, 6-0, 250
Sr. TE, Gavin Hetz, 6-5, 175
Jr. WR, John Harvey, 6-2 160
Defensive Starters Returning
Sr. DL Riley Whitfield, 6-1, 280
Sr. DL Jeffery Haer, 5-9, 250
Sr. DL Ethan Shankle, 6-1, 260
Jr. DL Hunter Beal, 6-0, 250
Sr. DE Daniel Ludwick, 5-9, 175
Sr. LB Devin Kretchman, 6-0, 200
Sr. LB Drake Gindlesperger, 5-11, 180
Sr. DB Tyler Fisher, 5-7, 135
Sr. DB Dakota Kennell, 6-3, 175
Jr. DB John Harvey, 6-2, 160
Special Team Starters Returning
Sr. K/P Matthew Blubaugh, 6-1, 205
Sr. KR Tyler Fisher, 5-7, 135
Jr. PR John Harvey, 6-2, 160
Key Newcomers
So. OL/DL Brady Fritz, 5-8, 180
Jr. K/P Brennan Campbell, 6-1, 155
Sr. WR/DB Reese Kennell, 6-0, 160
What does your offense need to improve on from last year?
Our offense needs to improve upon consistency in both the run and pass games for four entire quarters. We need to limit the three-and-out drives. With 9 out of 11 starters returning, our offense plans on maintaining an experienced run and pass game.
What does your defense need to improve on from last year
Our defense needs to find its identity early and attack for four quarters every single week. This year’s defense features several players with game experience which needs to translate to playing smart, fast and physical. Again, 9 out of 11 starters return on defense, and depth has been built throughout the off-season and from valuable game experience from underclassman last season.
What are your overall thoughts on this years team?
This year’s team will rely on many seniors that have started on both offense and defense since their sophomore seasons. Many underclassmen gained game experience last season, and will be called upon this season to provide depth at all positions.
The keys on special teams will be to execute in all areas of the game. With special teams being a third of the game, emphasis has been placed on the return, blocking, punting, and kicking game for this upcoming season.

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