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2020 Team Preview: The Curwensville Golden Tide @tide_football @JustinMarshal39

Written by: on Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

 

Curwensville Golden Tide

Head Coach Jim Thompson

Assistant Coaches
Chris Folmar
Justin Marshall
Luke Grata
Joe Bennett Randy Marshall

2019 Season Record 1-8

2020 Schedule

DATE

OPPONENT

LOCATION

TIME/SCORE

08-22 West Branch  @ West Branch (SCR) 10:00 am
08-28 Elk County Catholic  vs. Elk County Catholic (0-0) * Riverside Stadium 7:00 pm
09-04 Cameron County  @ Cameron County (0-0) Red Raider Football Complex 7:00 pm
09-11 Union-AC Valley  vs. Union-AC Valley (0-0) * Riverside Stadium 7:00 pm
09-18 Smethport  vs. Smethport (0-0) Riverside Stadium 7:00 pm
09-25 Keystone  @ Keystone (0-0) * Keystone Stadium 7:00 pm
10-02 Coudersport  @ Coudersport (0-0) Coudersport Stadium 7:00 pm
10-09 Redbank Valley  vs. Redbank Valley (0-0) * Riverside Stadium 7:00 pm
10-16 Otto-Eldred  @ Otto-Eldred (0-0) Terror Stadium 7:00 pm
10-23 Brockway  vs. Brockway (0-0) Riverside Stadium 7:00 pm
10-30 Philipsburg-Osceola  vs. Philipsburg-Osceola (0-0) Riverside Stadium 7:00 pm

* – denotes league game
(SCR) – denotes scrimmage

Key Starters Lost 
Nick Holbert DL/OL
Zach Holland LB/RB

Offensive Starters Returning
Daniel McGarry, Soph QB
Duane Brady, Sr. RB
Jayce Witherite, Sr. OL
Curtis Caldwell, Sr. OL
Josh Bloom, Soph. OL
Collin Jacobson, Jr. WR
Jake Mullins, Jr. WR

Defensive Starters Returning
Scott Condon, Sr. DL
Shawn Orcutt, Jr. DL
Duane Brady, Sr. LB
Andrew Freyer, Jr. LB/SS
Thad Butler, Jr. CB
Jake Mullins, Jr. CB
Collin Jacobson, Jr. FS

Special Team Starters Returning
Jake Mullins, Jr. P/K
Michael Lezzer, Sr. LS
Thad Butler, Jr. KR/PR
Collin Jacobson, Jr. KR/PR

Key Newcomers
We have several Freshmen that will be battling for playing time.
Blaine Witherite OL/DL
Jarett Anderson OL/DL
We also have a couple of Freshmen that could find themselves in the mix as skill players.
Alex Shaffer SS/RB/WR
Grant Swanson CB/WR

What does your offense need to improve on from last year?
Our offense needs to cut down on the turnovers. We gave the ball away too many times last season. We also need to reduce the amount of negative plays, especially in the run game. Our third goal is to eliminate pre-snap penalties.

What does your defense need to improve on from last year
Tackling better and getting more guys to the ball carrier are our two main goals. These two things go hand in hand. We had “willing” tacklers last year, but we were young and not always capable of getting the ball carrier to the ground in one on one situations.

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