Hopewell-Loudon Chieftains 2022 Football Preview


Hopewell-Loudon Chieftains

Head Coach: Brian Colatruglio
Years Head Coach (current school): 12
Record (current school): 109-36
Years Head Coach (overall): 21
Record (overall): 172-73

Assistant Coaches:
Nate Colatruglio
Brad Snyder
Aaron Kapelka
Jeremy Nutter
Jason Bish
Trent Ardner
Rob Ponn

Record last season: 5-0 / 13-2
League Affiliation: Sandusky Bay Conference - River Division
Last year's playoff results: State Semi-Finalist

Team's style of offense: Spread

Top players returning on offense:
Hayden Welly RB 32 TD's

Top players lost on offense:
Ashton Bour QB - 1st Team All-Ohio
Brandon Boes OL- 1st Team All-Ohio

New impact players on offense:
Evan Kreais QB
Braylon Martinez WR

Team's style of defense: Multiple

Top players returning on defense:
Jagger Endicott LB
George Beucler DB

Top players lost on defense:
Isaac Gaietto- All Ohio
Brodie Vitt - All Ohio

New impact players on defense:
Braylon Smith DL
Erik Hossler DL/LB

Expected starters on special teams:
K- Braylon MArtinez
Punter- Evan Kreais
PR- Blake Berrier
KR- George Beucler

Final Comments:
Strength- Size upfront on both sides, skill players on offense.

Weakness- experience and depth.


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It's strictly a guess on my part but Coach Gilbert might have seen things drying up for a while at Columbian when he stepped down. Based on the success the program had up to that point it probably was very attractive at the time. Colatruglio is a fine coach but wound up taking a blow to his otherwise stellar record while at Columbian. If I'm not mistaken Coach Gilbert is still the running backs coach at Tiffin University so he still had a few downs left in him.