Summer Huddle – Reynolds

   July 25, 2013 12:00 pm

 

Levi Stoyer

Mike Millero

Josh Mull

Reynolds Raiders

Coach: Josh Mull (1st season)
2012 overall record: 6-4
2012 region record: 3-4 (fifth)
2012 playoff results: Did not qualify for the District 10 playoffs.

Top players lost: Logan Rickert, Jamar Henry, Kellen Gursky, Austin Mathews, Clayton Stoyer

Top returning players: Michael Millero, Levi Stoyer, Joe Yarzab, Gene Ringer, Jake Stoyer

Assistant coaches: Dan Gill, Brad Soyer, Marty Miller, John Tofani, Todd Daniello, Josh Wilkinson, Jerry Pacifico, Matt Dietrich, Ray Olsen

Outlook: Reynolds is looking to go in a new direction this season as Josh Mull takes over the program. Mull has plenty of experience as an assistant coach at Reynolds and was an assistant at Sharon as well. Mull and his staff will have some big-time players to replace this season. Logan Rickert, Jamar Henry, Kellen Gursky, Austin Mathews and Clayton Stoyer have graduated. Rickert and Henry were both voted to the all-region first team on the offensive and defensive lines, while Gursky and Mathews were all-region linebackers and Stoyer an all-region defensive back. Gursky was also Reynolds’ second-leading rusher with 616 yards and nine touchdowns, while Mathews ran for 210 yards and four touchdowns. Stoyer threw for 159 yards and two touchdowns, while Gursky had four catches for 60 yards.

Reynolds will turn to its experienced players in Michael Millero, Levi Stoyer, Joe Yarzab, Gene Ringer and Jake Stoyer. Millero ran for 1,281 yards and 16 touchdowns as a sophomore, while Levi Stoyer caught five passes for 59 yards and two touchdowns. He is a returning starter at tight end, while Yarzab, Ringer and Jake Stoyer are back on the offensive line. Michael Williams, Zane Barger and Logan Payne are three linemen that could push for playing time in camp. Adam Ballish and Curt Fowler return in the backfield, while the Raiders also have several talented freshmen that could compete for starting jobs. Kyle McConnell and Jack Mahlon are back at the skill positions, while Kegan Miller could start at quarterback. Sophomore Dan Blaney could also battle for the starting quarterback position. The Raiders have been flirting with a playoff spot for years but can’t seem to break through and make the postseason. Reynolds is hoping to break through in a brutal region with a new head coach. The Raiders open at home against Maplewood before a trap road region game at Titusville. The good news for Reynolds fans is they have the powerhouses in Region 3 spread out. The toughest region stretch could be taking on Sharon and Wilmington back-to-back in the middle of the season. The Raiders have plenty of experience but need several playmakers to step up this season.

Schedule
August
30 Maplewood 7
September
6 at Titusville* 7
13 Grove City* 7
20 at Saegertown* 7
27 Sharon* 7
October
4 at Wilmington* 7
12 at Kennedy Catholic noon
18 Greenville* 7
25 Hickory* 7
November
1 at Mercer 7
*Region 3 games

–Tom Reisenweber

 

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