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2019 Team Previews: Keystone Panthers @KeystoneFootba2

Written by: on Friday, July 19th, 2019

 

2018 Season Record
3-7

2019 Schedule: https://pafootballnews.com/keystone-panthers/

08-17 Cochranton  Cochranton (SCR) Cochranton Stadium 10:00 am
08-23 Redbank Valley  Redbank Valley (0-0) * Bulldogs Stadium 7:00 pm
08-30 Port Allegany  Port Allegany (0-0) Keystone Stadium 7:00 pm
09-06 Cambridge Springs  Cambridge Springs (0-0) Baird Field 7:00 pm
09-13 Cameron County  Cameron County (0-0) Keystone Stadium 7:00 pm
09-20 Curwensville  Curwensville (0-0) * Riverside Stadium 7:00 pm
09-27 Sheffield  Sheffield (0-0) Keystone Stadium 7:00 pm
10-04 Union-AC Valley  Union-AC Valley (0-0) * Union Stadium 7:00 pm
10-11 Smethport  Smethport (0-0) Keystone Stadium 7:00 pm
10-18 Elk County Catholic  Elk County Catholic (0-0) * Dutch County Stadium 7:00 pm
10-25 Moniteau  Moniteau (0-0) Keystone Stadium 7:00 pm
Head Coach
Ryan Smith
Assistant Coaches
Jason Nellis
Jason Best
Austin Ion
Rick Atzeni
Wade Barto
Chuck Weaver
Dan Cosper
Key Starters Lost
G, Donnie Gutonski
T, Zack Kellerman
WR, Brandan Kapp
WR, Hunter Langharst
Offensive Starters Returning
Sr, QB Isaak Jones
Jr, RB Nick Weaver
Sr, WR Jayden Blazosky (2018 1st team all conference)
Sr, G Kirk Wolbert
Sr, C Brady Rapp
Sr, WR Alex Rapp
Jr, TE Keenan Heeter
Defensive Starters Returning
Sr. DB Jayden Blazosky
Sr. DB Alex Rapp
Sr, LB Kirk Wolbert
Sr, DL Brady Rapp
Jr, DE Nick Weaver
Jr, DE Keenan Heeter
Special Team Starters Returning
Long Snapper JR Nick Weaver
Key Newcomers
So. FB,LB Caleb Nellis
So. WR, DB Ian Keth
So. T Landon Hurrelbrink
So. T Gunnar Heeter
So. WR, S Zander McHenry
What does your offense need to improve on from last year?
We need to finish drives in the red zone. We entered the red zone many times last year and came out with zero points which made a huge difference in a few games. We need to play hard to the end and stay positive at all times.
What does your defense need to improve on from last year
We need to keep getting to the ball. We need to be more disciplined and get more guys to the ball. We have to do a better job of hitting and wrapping.
What are your overall thoughts on this years team?
I am excited for this years team. We have a bunch of guys back from last years team. We were a young team last year and will continue to be young this year. This season we had a strong sophomore class that has had huge success in the jr high. There are many talented players.

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