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2019 Team Previews: Union/A-C Valley Falcon Knights @ACV_Football

Written by: on Friday, August 2nd, 2019

 

2018 Season Record
4-7

2019 Schedule: https://pafootballnews.com/union-ac-valley-falcon-knights/

DATE

OPPONENT

LOCATION

TIME/SCORE

08-17 West Shamokin  West Shamokin (SCR) 10:00 am
08-23 Coudersport  Coudersport (0-0) Coudersport Stadium 7:00 pm
08-31 Sheffield  Sheffield (0-0) Wolverine Mountain 1:30 pm
09-06 Curwensville  Curwensville (0-0) * Union Stadium 7:00 pm
09-13 Otto-Eldred  Otto-Eldred (0-0) Union Stadium 7:00 pm
09-20 Elk County Catholic  Elk County Catholic (0-0) * St. Marys High School 7:00 pm
09-28 Port Allegany  Port Allegany (0-0) Gators Stadium 1:30 pm
10-04 Keystone  Keystone (0-0) * Union Stadium 7:00 pm
10-11 Cameron County  Cameron County (0-0) Union Stadium 7:00 pm
10-18 Redbank Valley  Redbank Valley (0-0) * Bulldogs Stadium 7:00 pm
10-25 Ridgway  Ridgway (0-0) Union Stadium 7:00 pm
Head Coach
Brad Dittman
Assistant Coaches
Ray Fox, Dan Reed, Chris McNany, Kline Terwilliger, Cullen McNany, Greg Wolbert
Key Starters Lost
Nolan Cumberland, Brady Cullen, Joe Dehart, Chase Kline, Quintin Weaver, Caleb Penny, Jonathan Powell
Offensive Starters Returning
Sr QB Luke Bowser, Sr. TE Colton Hoffman, Sr OL Layton Stewart, Sr. OL Colby Best, Sr. RB Tony Thompson, So. Caden Rainey WR/RB, Jr. Tanner Merwin WR, Jr OL Drayk Wolbert
Defensive Starters Returning
Sr. LB Colton Hoffman, Sr LB Colby Best, Sr DL Layton Stewart, Sr CB Tony Thompson, Jr S Tanner Merwin, Jr LB Eli Penny, So CB Caden Rainey
Special Team Starters Returning
So Caden Rainey, Jr Karter Vogle, Jr Tanner Merwin,
Key Newcomers
So OL/LB Carter Terwint, So OL/DL Colton Murray, So Ath Andrew Verostek, So OL/DL Conner McFadden
What does your offense need to improve on from last year?
Offensively we need to focus on sustaining drives and putting points on the score board. Also every player has to make the plays when they have the opportunity. Last year we “just missed” on quite a few plays that probably cost us some more wins.
What does your defense need to improve on from last year
Defensively now we are in the second year of the same system. We should be able to be a faster, more physical, defense due to the players having a good understanding of our terminology and philosophies. We need to focus on being a better tackling team overall as well.
What are your overall thoughts on this years team?
Our roster is down in numbers this year. We will have about 24-25 players on the varsity roster between both schools. However, most all of these players gained valuable experience last year. We have a good group of seniors this year that are real leaders. I believe their leadership will take us to greater heights as a team. Also we must stay healthy this year, with a small roster we can’t afford a bunch of injuries. If we can stay healthy, this team should improve on our finish of a year ago.

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