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2020 Team Preview: The Redbank Valley Bulldogs @RVBulldogs

Written by: on Thursday, July 30th, 2020

 

Redbank Valley Bulldogs

Head Coach Blane Gold

Assistant Coaches
Jason Kundick – Offensive Coordinator
Chad Ortz – JV Head Coach
Jake Dougherty – Quarterbacks
Connor Shoemaker – Wide Receivers/Defensive Backs
Craig Hibell – Wide Recievers Ronny Geist – Linebackers

2019 Season Record 9-3

2020 Schedule

DATE

OPPONENT

LOCATION

TIME/SCORE

08-22 Central Clarion  vs. Central Clarion (SCR) Bulldogs Stadium 10:00 am
08-28 Keystone  @ Keystone (0-0) * Keystone Stadium 7:00 pm
09-04 Otto-Eldred  vs. Otto-Eldred (0-0) Bulldogs Stadium 7:00 pm
09-11 Elk County Catholic  vs. Elk County Catholic (0-0) * Bulldogs Stadium 7:00 pm
09-19 Sheffield  @ Sheffield (0-0) Wolverine Mountain 1:30 pm
09-25 Brockway  vs. Brockway (0-0) Bulldogs Stadium 7:00 pm
10-02 Smethport  @ Smethport (0-0) Smethport Stadium 7:00 pm
10-09 Curwensville  @ Curwensville (0-0) * Riverside Stadium 7:00 pm
10-16 Coudersport  vs. Coudersport (0-0) Bulldogs Stadium 7:00 pm
10-23 Union-AC Valley  @ Union-AC Valley (0-0) * Union Stadium 7:00 pm
10-30 Punxsutawney  @ Punxsutawney (0-0) Jack LaMarca Stadium 7:00 pm

* – denotes league game
(SCR) – denotes scrimmage

Key Starters Lost
Ethan Hetrick (2019 First Team All-Conference Wide Receiver, Defensive End, Defensive Lineman of the Year, First Team All-District 9 Defensive End)
Chase Bish (2019 First Team All-Conference Linebacker)
Trenton Bowersox (2019 First Team All-Conference Offensive Line, 2019 Pennsylvania Football News Second Team All-State )
Samuel Hetrick (2019 Honorable Mention All-Conference Defensive Back and Wide Receiver)

Offensive Starters Returning
Dalton Bish (Sr. WR, 6-1, 140)
Aiden Gardner (Sr. OL, 6-2, 206)
Coltin Bartley (Sr. OL, 5-11, 200)
Kolby Barrett (Jr. OL, 5-9, 250)
Gunner Mangiantini (Jr. QB, 5-11, 190)
Ray Shreckengost (Jr. RB, 5-11, 199)
Kobe Bonanno (Sr. RB/TE, 6-3, 250)
Hudson Martz (Sr. RB, 6-0, 194)

Defensive Starters Returning
Ray Shreckengost (Jr. DE, 5-11, 199)
Joseph Mansfield (Jr. DE, 6-2, 175)
Kobe Bonanno (Sr. NT, 6-3, 250)
Hudson Martz (Sr. LB, 6-0, 194)
Coltin Bartley (Sr. LB, 5-11, 200)
Dalton Bish (Sr. DB, 6-1, 140)
Trent Rupp (Sr. DB, 5-10, 140)

Special Team Starters Returning
Hudson Martz (Sr. P, 6-0, 194)
Coltin Bartley (Sr. LS, 5-11, 200)

Key Newcomers
Brenden Shreckengost (Jr. RB/LB, 5-7, 150)
Tate Minich (So. RB/LB/DB 5-10, 150)
Carsen Rupp (So. OL/DL 6-2, 230)
Cam Wagner (So. QB/DB 6-1, 160)
Aiden Ortz (So. WR/DB 5-11, 150)

What does your offense need to improve on from last year?
Our offensive philosophy will remain the same as past seasons. We will run the gun spread as our base formation and will simply run what the defense gives us. We started off last season running the ball extremely well and ended the year on the opposite end of that spectrum. We need our running game to remain consistent throughout the entire season. I feel confident in that happening with three starting running backs and three starting offensive lineman returning this year. We will also be looking for Gunner to continue to develop in his second year as our starting quarterback. Prior to his injury last season, Gunner led us to a 7-1 record and was getting better each and every week. This has been his first off-season knowing he will be the starter and I’m looking forward to not only seeing how he develops as an athlete but also how he develops as a leader.

What does your defense need to improve on from last year
With the exception of our two games versus Coudersport where we gave up a combined 98 points, the brightest part of our team last year was the relentless, aggressive, and physical play of our defense. Our defense was taken to task in the two Coudersport matchups. If we can match the physical play of the other ten games and erase the two breakdowns, I’ll be happy with where we are at as the season comes to an end. We have lost our physical and emotional leader, Ethan Hetrick who racked up a school record 13.5 sacks in 2019. Someone will have to step up to take on that role. On the bright side, we have seven starters returning which includes all-state defensive end Joseph Mansfield who tallied 11 sacks as a sophomore.

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