CLASS DD PREVIEW
Several Teams to Battles for Title
Sherman: will make a trip to the Ralph again
Panama: Enlow is the total package to spark the Panthers to the playoffs
Frewsburg: Transfer Spicer will be a major boost for the Bears
Clymer: Wiggers is starting for the 4th consecutive year; the RB loves to shake the bake.
Pine Valley: Weaver and Wilcox will make the Panthers competitive
Franklinville: Greiner and Kopp have the Panthers competing for a playoff berth
Catt./Little Valley: Timberwolves go as far as Forester takes them
Frewsburg - Trevor Spicer
Franklinville - Stephen Enlow
Pine Valley - Dan Weaver
Sherman - Andrew Graham
Clymer - Jake Wiggers
Panama - Stephen Enlow
Wildcats have posted an excellent 12-5 record the past two seasons. They return 7 players on both sides of the ball. All-WNY Candidate Jake Toy will anchor the line, while other Candidates, Andrew Graham, Devin Moorhead and John Luden will anchor the offense. LB Chris Grenier will lead the defense. Moorhead scored 14 TDs and Graham threw for 10 and scored 6 TDs last season. They will compete for League and Sectional Title. In his two years at QB, Graham threw for 1,501 yards and 17 TDs. The senior is also an excellent leader.
Head Coach: Bob Krenzer (186-106-0, 35 years)
Assistant Coaches: Andy Lyon, Ty Harper, Cory Emery, Cory Card
2012 Varsity Record: 7-2
Starters Returning: Offense - 7, Defense - 7
Key Players: Jacob Toy, John Luden, Andrew Graham, Chris Grenier, Devin Moorhead
Key Losses: Trevor Enterline, Travis Henry
2012 JV Record: 3-3-0
Panthers look to improve from last year's disappointing 2-win season. Key players for Chris Payne include All-WNY Candidates Stephen Enlow and Jacob Short. Other key players include Bryce Payne, Dustin Smouse, Michael Shreve, Eric Shutt and Ricky Eddy. JVs are 15-1 over the past two years, including an undefeated season in 2012. They will be competitive and will challenge for the Title. Panthers host Clymer in the opener.
Head Coach: Chris Payne (74-74-0, 17 years)
Assistant Coaches: Ed Nelson, Bill Schneider, Doug Hosier
2012 Varsity Record: 2-6-0
Starters Returning: Offense - 6, Defense - 8
Key Players: Stephen Enlow, Jacob Short, Bryce Payne, Dustin Smouse, Michael Shreve, Eric Schutt, Ricky Eddy, Dylan Bergman, Greg Delahoy, Kyle Saxton
Key Losses: Tanner Propheter, Rob Benson
2012 JV Record: 8-0-0
Bears look to improve on last year's 3-win season. They've moved down to Class DD. Key players will be Zach Haller, Colin Anderson, Kevin Rogers and Bryce Peterson. A key addition is Travis Spicer, who transferred from a PA High School.
Frewsburg will be competitive. They open against Pine Valley and Franklinville. They will battle for a playoff berth.
Head Coach: Terry Gray (52-45-0, 11 years)
Assistant Coaches: Brendan Carter, Tom Nelson, Randy Sitler, Adam Loftus
2012 Varsity Record: 3-5-0
Starters Returning: Offense - 4, Defense - 4
Key Players: Zach Haller, Trevor Spicer, Colin Anderson, Kevin Rogers, Bryce Peterson.
Key Losses: Jacob Caldwell, Nick Munella
Dave Bodamer's Pirates recorded an excellent season in 2012, reaching Section Title game at the Stadium. Returning is All-WNY Candidate Jake Wiggers (candidate for 1,000 yds. rushing). Other key players include Matt DeStevens, Garrett McaFoose, Mitch Einink and Jared Dunnewold.
Pirates open against Panama and Sherman. They will compete for the Title.
Head Coach: Dave Bodamer (7-2-0, 1 year)
Assistant Coaches: Dan White, Bob Newton, Scott Neckers
2012 Varsity Record: 7-2-0
Starters Returning: Offense - 4, Defense - 5
Key Players: Jake Wiggers, Matt DeStevens, Garrett Mcafoose, Mitch Einink, Jared Dunnewold.
Key Losses: Caleb Clark, Dan Lictus, Tom Heiser, Connor Payne
PINE VALLEY PANTHERS
The Panthers look to improve this season. Key players for Chris Buczek include Dan Weaver, Jacob Wilcox, Michael Isula and Dakota Ulmer. The key to the season will be play of the line. They open with Frewsburg and Cassadaga Valley. They will be competitive.
Head Coach: Chris Buczek (18-34-0, 6 years)
Assistant Coach: Jacob Cuthbert
2012 Varsity Record: 3-6-0
Starters Returning: Offense - 4, Defense - 3
Key Players: Dan Weaver, Jacob Wilcox, Michael Isula, Dakota Ulmer.
Key Losses: Josh Kilburn, Lucas Trombley
Panthers return 2 All-WNY Candidates in Jamie Grenier and Peter Kopp from last year's 5-4 team. Defense will be led by Greiner, Kopp, William Bays, Ethan Lawrence, and Nick Krzeminski. Offense is to be sparked by Kopp, 4-year starter Ben Erickson and Zack Smith.
They have tough matchups in the first three weeks with Sherman/Ripley, Frewsburg and Clymer. They will compete for a playoff berth.
Head Coach: Mark Blecha (43-64-0, 13 years)
Assistant Coach: Scott Palmatier
2012 Varsity Record: 5-4-0
Starters Returning: Offense - 2, Defense -3
Key Players: Peter Kopp, Jamie Grenier, Ben Erickson, Ethan Lawrence, Zack Smith, William Bays, Nick Krzeminski, Bryce Blecho, Jeff Bushnell, Charlie Furman, Blair Swamick, Peter Kopp
Key Losses: Christian Bigham, Carl Ratzel
2012 JV Record: 2-5-0
Timberwolves look to improve from last year's one-win season. Key player will be Justin Forester. They open at Allegany-Limestone. It could be a long season for Tim Miller's squad as they only scored 88 points in 2012.
Head Coach: Tim Miller (78-86-0, 17 years)
Assistant Coach: Bryan Gunsolus, Ken Wright, Ken Minnekine
2012 Varsity Record: 1-7-0
Starters Returning: Offense - 4, Defense - 4
Key Players: Justin Forester
Key Losses: Matt Booth, Sam Agnew
CLASS DD PRESEASON ALL-LEAGUE:
QB - Andrew Graham, Sherman
RB - Stephen Enlow, Panama
RB - Devin Moorhead, Sherman
RB - Trevor Spicer, Frewsburg
RB - Jake Wiggers, Clymer
RB - Justin Forester, Catt./Little Valley
RB - Dan Weaver, Pine Valley
TE - Jared Dunnewold, Clymer
WR - John Luden, Sherman
WR - Ethan Lawrence, Franklinvile
OL - Jacob Short, Panama
OL - Jake Toy, Sherman
OL - Zach Haller, Frewsburg
OL - Michael Shreve, Panama
OL - Jacob Wilcox, Pine Valley
RS - Dakota Ulmer, Pine Valley
DL - Dustin Smouse, Panama
DL - Colin Anderson, Frewsburg
DL - Michael Shreve, Panama
LB - Jamie Greiner, Franklinville
LB - Ben Erickson, Franklinville
LB - Chris Greiner, Sherman
LB - Mitch Einink, Clymer
LB - Dan Weaver, Pine Valley
DB - Peter Kopp, Franklinville
DB - Matt DeStevens, Clymer
DB - Eric Schutt, Panama
DB - Kevin Rogers, Frewsburg
RS - Garrett Mcafoose, Clymer