Coach (season, record): Jerry Pacifico (5th season, 5-35)
2011 overall record: 2-8
2011 region record (place): 1-4 (tied for fourth)
2011 playoff results: Did not qualify for the District 10 Class AA playoffs.
Top players lost: Blake Heim, Tyler Miller, Justin Rhodes
Top returning players: Clayton Stoyer, Logan Rickert, Kellen Gursky, Jamar Henry, Brenton Tymchyshyn, Mike Millero, Alex Mcwherter
Assistant coaches: Dan Gill, Josh Mull, John Tofani, Todd Daniello, Brad Stoyer, Marty Miller
Outlook: Reynolds could have a bounce back season this fall. The Raiders only lost three starters on both sides of the ball, including Blake Heim, Tyler Miller and Justin Rhodes. Miller ran for 581 yards and seven touchdowns last season, while Heim and Rhodes were key players as well. Reynolds weren’t hit hard by graduation and have plenty of senior leadership back this season.
Among the Raiders’ returning starters are Logan Rickert and Kellen Gursky. Rickert was voted to the all-region second team as an offensive and defensive lineman. He has been getting plenty of looks from colleges in the offseason. Gursky was voted to the second team at linebacker. Also back is Clayton Stoyer along with Jamar Henry, Brenton Tymchyshyn, Mike Millero and Alex Mcwherter. Stoyer threw for 309 yards and one touchdown and ran for 150 yards and one touchdown last season. Millero could be a breakout running back this season. He ran for 144 yards and four touchdowns last fall and is primed for a big year.
Reynolds starts the season with two games the Raiders can win. They open the season with Maplewood and Titusville before traveling to powerhouse Grove City. The Raiders may not be on the level of the top Region 3 teams but they have the experience to make things interesting in the playoff race.
31 at Maplewood 7
7 Titusville* 7
14 at Grove City* 7
21 Saegertown* 7
28 at Sharon* 7
5 Wilmington* 7
12 Kennedy Catholic 7
19 at Greenville* 7
26 at Hickory* 7
2 Mercer 7
*Region 3 games
– Tom Reisenweber