2017 FALL PREVIEW: WC football


TEAM RECORD, LEAGUE FINISH IN 2016

0-10 overall, 0-9 in OAC

HEAD COACH

Bryan Moore, first year head coach

HEAD COACH’S RECORD

0-0

COACHES IN PROGRAM

Corey Filipovich, Brad Watkins, Matt Byrne, Hayden Thomas, Marque Jones Sr, Will Isaac, Will Bowman, Jaylin Kennedy, Eric Fox, Josh Sams, Brandon Peluso

NUMBER OF STARTERS RETURNING

14

NUMBER OF RETURNING LETTER WINNERS

48

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING

Luke Creditt, PJ Meyer, Eric Flynn Jr, Sterling Clark, Lane Hacker, Saul Boysel, Tim Murphy, David Henry, CJ Thompson, Bryan Gonzalez, Jay Higgins, T. Narcisse-Murphy.

KEY NEWCOMERS

Tre’Quez Parks, Olien Kiel, Cam Crayton, LeRoy Wilson, Tavion Bryant, Chris Jurski, Dylan Fawley, Kenny Jones, Aaron Johnston, Kyle Barrett, Ameer Jackson (Transfer)

KEY PLAYERS LOST

K Grant Brown – 4 year starter; RB Chase Manica – 3 year starter, finished with 1,476 career yards and 10 touchdowns

RIGHT NOW I LIKE

Our front 7 on defense. They did a great job in our Anderson scrimmage of controlling the line of scrimmage and making the quarterback uncomfortable. The defense has shown a great improvement in their pursuit of the football. Coach Filli and his staff have done a great job of getting these guys to understand how important it is to run to the ball on every play and improve their tackling.

Offensively, I was most happy that we didn’t turn the ball over at all on offense in our scrimmage. Wilmington has averaged nearly 3 turnovers a game over the past 5 years. We had great balance in our run game and short passing game.

WE STILL NEED TO IMPROVE ON

Alignments and assignments!! The first thing that can get you beat on Saturday’s is not knowing where to align or what your specific responsibility is on every snap. Both sides of the ball are learning new schemes and we are mixing in a lot of freshman into the Two-Deep. Our football IQ has to improve if we are going to be competitive. A lot of that comes with reps. Our coaches are trying to learn our personnel and adjust our schemes to fit what the players can do and learn in a short amount of time.

Our kicking game also needs to show dramatic improvement over what they have shown in years past. We cannot afford to give away points and/or possessions with our special teams units.

SCHEDULE

Sept 2 vs Earlham 130 pm @WC

Sept 16 @Otterbein 2 pm

Sept 23 vs Capital 730 pm @WC

(Youth Football and Community Day)

Sept 30 @John Carroll 130 pm

Oct 7 @Baldwin-Wallace 2 pm

Oct 14 vs Marietta 2 pm @WC

Oct 21 vs Mount Union 130 pm @WC

Oct 28 @Heidelberg 130 pm

Nov 4 vs Ohio Northern 130 pm @WC

Nov 11 @Muskingum 1 pm

ROSTER

Kyle Barrett, Fr, QB, Beechcroft

Jay Higgins, Jr, DB, Cooper City (Fla)

CJ Thompson, Sr, LB, Cin Northwest

William White, Fr, QB, Fern Creek (Ky)

Broderick Smith Fr, Huron (Mich)

Gino Hinton, Jr, RB, Maple Heights

Eric Flynn Jr, Sr, RB, Cle Cent Catholic

Steve Broussard, So, LB, Ft Lauderdale

Deshawn Maddox, So, WR, Capital Hts (Md)

Cam Crayton, Fr, DB, Kett Fairmont

Ameer Jackson, Fr, WR, Cle Brush

Kenny Jones, Fr, RB, Gamble Montessori

Dusty Lykins, So, QB, Little Miami

Brandon Middleton, Jr, LB, Garfield Hts

James Andrews, Fr, DB, Gamble Montessori

Luke Creditt, Sr, QB, Waynesville

Darnell Harrison II, Fr, WR, Day Dunbar

Bryan Gonzalez, So, LB, Jackson

Jed Asmus, So, DL, Hillsboro

Dylan Voltz, Jr, WR, Madison Plains

Dre Chin, So, DB, Coral Gables (Fla)

Tyler Wilson, Fr, DB, West Carrollton

Nick Riley, Fr, HB, Day Carroll

Deavyn Jones, Fr, DB, Kett Fairmont

Olen Kell, Fr, DB, Lebanon

Aaron Johnson, Fr, RB, Glen Este

Zayne Hart, Fr, WR, Carlisle

Parris Weathersby, Fr, DB, Holy Cross (Ky)

Malik Pettiford, Jr, HB, Washington Sr

Eli Altherr, Fr, RB, Amelia

Zach Zurface, So, DB, Washington Sr

Jacolby Wilson, So, HB, Boynton Beach (Fla)

Tavion Bryant, Fr, LB, Col Beechcroft

Eric Mullins, Fr, DB, Piketon

Aaron Volle, So, LB, Olmstead Falls

Tre’Quez Parks, Fr, DB, Col Beechcroft

Trevontea Owens, Fr, LB, Redford Union (Mich)

Leroy Wilson, Fr, DB, Cin Princeton

Chris Baer, Fr, RB, Little Miami

Derek McCall, Fr, DB, Triad

Nik Logic, Sr, LB, Sidney

Mike Acquaviva, So, HB, Coral Springs (Fla)

Ryan Murphy, So, DL, Brush

Ian Darras, Fr, K, Celina

Chris Silhavy, Fr, RB, West Union

Thomas Westmoreland, Fr, DB, Whitney Young

Luke Newton, Fr, LB, Clermont NE

David Henry, Sr, DL, Wilmington

Austin Brockman, Sr, LB, Fayetteville

Tyree Camara, Fr, LB, Col Africentric

Zach McLaren, Fr, LB, Spotsylvania (Va)

Kevin Shamp, Fr, K, Badin

Victor Pinnock, Sr, OL, Howard Blake (Fla)

Tyler Hayward, Fr, LB, Amelia

Dylan Fawley, Fr, OL, Blanchester

Kyle Ackley, Jr, DL, Ben Logan

Bernard Ross, So, DL, Ft Lauderdale (Fla)

Saul Boysel, Jr, OL, Ben Logan

Lane Hacker, Sr, OL, South Putnam (Ind)

Brian Kajuna, So, DL, Canal Winchester

Darren Milligan, Sr, DL, Carlisle

Caleb McCrady, Fr, Dl, Fairfield Union

Chris Jurski, Fr, OL, Perrysburg

Sam Fruchtenicht, Fr, OL, Holy Cross (Ky)

Nick Moore, So, OL, Carlisle

Kelvin Valdes, So, OL, Felix Verela (Fla)

Dakota Fultz, Fr, OL, Clermont NE

George Thompson, Fr, OL, Fayetteville

Ed Cook, So, OL, South Fork

Zane Usinger, Fr, OL, Springfield (Ill.)

Sterling Clark, Sr, OL, Cin Northwest

Lawrence Green, Sr, DL, Edgewood

Eric Lundquist, So, OL, Hermods Gym (Sweden)

Nick Rice, Fr, OL, Bracken Co (Ky)

Josiah Johnson, So, OL, River Valley

Ben Petrey, Fr, OL, Bourbon Co

Tucker Thornberry, Fr, OL, Clermont NE

Donovan Hays, Fr, DL, Marion-Franklin

Zach Phillips, Jr, WR, Greenville

AJ Hightower, So, WR, Tipton Rosemark Aca (Tn)

Kysean Yorker, Fr, WR, Northeast (Fla)

PJ Meyer, Sr, WR, Cin Elder

Matt Creditt, So, WR, Wilmington

Tim Murphy, Sr, HB, Grandview Hts

Travis Veach, Fr, WR, Piketon

Joel Armistad, Fr, WR, Cin Princeton

Deric French, F, WR, Eastern (Ind)

Tyler Kingus, Fr, WR, Fayetteville

Ryan Prince, Sr, DE, Urbana

Kyle Norman, Fr, DL, Springboro

Terrance Narcisse-Murphy, Sr, DE, Lyman (Fla)

Joe Shuga, Fr, K, Botkins

Michael Vargo, So, DL, Avon

Nolan Keller, So, DL, Cin LaSalle

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The Wilmington College football team will open its season 1:30 p.m. Saturday at home against Earlham College.
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/09/web1_WC_footballteam.jpgThe Wilmington College football team will open its season 1:30 p.m. Saturday at home against Earlham College. Courtesy Photo