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2020 Team Previews: The Keystone Panthers @KeystoneFootba2 @rsmithcomptech

Written by: on Monday, June 29th, 2020


Head Coach Ryan Smith

Assistant Coaches
Jason Nellis,
Rick Atzeni,
Wade Barto,
Josh Albright,
Austin Ion,
Chuck Weaver,
Dan Cosper

2019 Season Record  9-2

2020 Schedule





08-22 Cochranton  Cochranton (SCR) Cochranton Stadium 10:00 am
08-28 Redbank Valley  Redbank Valley (0-0) * Keystone Stadium 7:00 pm
09-04 Port Allegany  Port Allegany (0-0) Gators Stadium 7:00 pm
09-11 Brockway  Brockway (0-0) Keystone Stadium 7:00 pm
09-18 Cameron County  Cameron County (0-0) Red Raider Football Complex 7:00 pm
09-25 Curwensville  Curwensville (0-0) * Keystone Stadium 7:00 pm
10-03 Sheffield  Sheffield (0-0) Wolverine Mountain 1:00 pm
10-09 Union-AC Valley  Union-AC Valley (0-0) * Keystone Stadium 7:00 pm
10-16 Smethport  Smethport (0-0) Smethport Stadium 7:00 pm
10-23 Elk County Catholic  Elk County Catholic (0-0) * Keystone Stadium 7:00 pm
10-30 Moniteau  Moniteau (0-0) Warriors Stadium 7:00 pm

BOLD – denotes home game
* – denotes league game
(SCR) – denotes scrimmage

Key Starters Lost
Isaak Jones QB,
Jayden Blazosky WR/DB,
Alex Rapp WR/DB,
Kirk Wolbert G/LB,
Brady Rapp T/DL,
Tim Baughman FB/NG,
Riley Woods T

Offensive Starters Returning
Sr. RB Nick Weaver 6’ 170,
Sr. RB Taylar Altman 5’6 155,
Sr. C Haden Peters 5’8” 195,
Sr. TE Keenan Heeter 6’1” 185,
SR WR Logan Sell 5’11 150,
JR G. Landon Hurrelbrink 5’11” 205

Defensive Starters Returning
Sr. DE Nick Weaver 6’ 170,
Sr. LB/S Taylar Altman 5’6 155,
Sr. DE Keenan Heeter 6’1” 185,
So. WR Logan Sell 5’11 150,
JR DL Landon Hurrelbrink 5’11” 205,
JR LB Caleb Nellis 5’9 160, Jr.
So Zander McHenry 5’8” 145,

Special Team Starters Returning
Jr. Kicker Nick Cosper 5’11” 140,
Sr. Punter Nick Weaver

Key Newcomers
Sophomores: Kyle Nellis, John Ace, Cole Henry;
Coming back to the program Seniors Gavin Hogue and Cameron Easton

What does your offense need to improve on from last year? 
Last year we had an offensive explosion balancing between the run and the pass. We had 1-1000 yard rusher in Nick Weaver and 1- very close (914) yds in Taylar Altman. As a team we ran for over 3000 yards and averaged the most points in very long time for the school. This year we look to expand upon last years success with two senior running backs and amazing speed in the WR positions. We have to gain experience with new quarterbacks after losing a three year starter (Isaak Jones) to graduation. This team has tremendous potential to be just as successful as last years team.

What does your defense need to improve on from last year 
The defense made huge improvements from the year prior by giving up less points than the season before. We need to be more consistent in the secondary. We did a good job but gave up too many big plays. We need to continue to tackle well and keep getting better.
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