Struthers football 2020 thread

Spread All Day

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I figure now is a good time to start this thread. New coach. New era.

John Bayuk takes the reigns from Curt Kuntz. Along with John, his father Jeff comes over from JFK presumably to coach the offense. The cats lose a lot of talent. But they under performed last season going 6-4 and then losing their first round playoff game. The cats are coming off of 3/4 playoff years with all first round exits.

Aiden Hall is the best player returning, has d 1 interest at the moment.

2020 schedule
@lakeside
@crestwood
Vs West Branch
@Hubbard
Vs Lakeview
Vs Jefferson
@Niles
Vs girard
@South range
Vs Poland


I Predict around 6-7 wins. With 7 wins the cats might be able to get in the playoffs.
 

Buckeye Elite

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First 2 should be wins barring something crazy, Wes branch returns their QB but not sure what else, cats should start 3-0 heading into Hubbard, if they get past Hubbard there’s no reason the cats can’t finish with At least 7 wins.

Hall will be the most dynamic player in the conference again, but it is yet to be known if bayuk will use him at Qb or throw I’m all over, backfield should be Marshall, slocum and Cam, could be a wildcard to see if the really good freshmen plays and where if so. The biggest concern will be the lines and the defense.

Not as much talent as last season, but some really good skill position players
 

Jaws31

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Greenamaier(not sure on the spelling) is coming over with Bayuk to Struthers. I don't know if he is going to end up as the OC or if he will just be sn O-line coach. As an OC he can get a little stuck in his ways at times and won't open it up very much. The last couple of year he seemed to regress in his play calling a bit. He a fantastic line coach though, one of the best.
 

TEMPESTA

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Struthers wins at least 7 games next year.....Jaws, I disagree with you on Greenie. Know your personnel and their limitations. Greenie understood that. You never knew what you were going to get out of that one position. Run the ball, ball control, flip the field, play great defense and special teams. Turnovers and three and outs kill, short fields and momentum changes. Weapons weren't the issue offensively, getting them the ball with consistency was. Greenie can flat out coach Oline and Bayuk/Greenie relationship will work wonders at Struthers. The horse is in the stable there waiting for his freshman year. I wish Struthers well.
 

BTrev

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Struthers has to rebuild their OL. So does Hubbard, Niles, Girard, and South Range. I'm not sure about Lakeview and Jefferson. But just about everyone will have questions about their offensive lines early on. I think Poland is the only team with the majority of their OL coming back.
 

Spread All Day

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Struthers has to rebuild their OL. So does Hubbard, Niles, Girard, and South Range. I'm not sure about Lakeview and Jefferson. But just about everyone will have questions about their offensive lines early on. I think Poland is the only team with the majority of their OL coming back.
Big yikes for us then if that’s the case. Thought Poland was majority seniors too.
 

BTrev

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Big yikes for us then if that’s the case. Thought Poland was majority seniors too.
Poland's OL last year...
LT: Kellgren - JR
LG: Yaskulka - SR
C: Williams - JR
RG: Feliciano - SR
RT: Frank - SO
Their tight-ends were Voitus and Kountz, both Seniors. And their starting running backs were Ellis, Rutana, and Alessi... all Seniors.

Returning for Poland on offense is...
QB: Fulton - JR... also Todd - SR
WR: Centofanti - SR
And Kellgren, Williams, and Frank on the OL.
Caudle also played a lot at RB down the stretch before the playoffs, while Alessi was nursing his hamstring.

I'm not sure who the guards will be this year... maybe Sabrin and Solic. At TE, maybe the other Tucker twin and/or Pagano. Gessler might play more offense this year. Caudle should be the featured RB. Probably Mrakovich/Parker at FB.
I don't think they have the horses in the backfield to run the stack I every play again this year. They're going to need someone to step up at WR across from Centofanti.
All said... unless Caudle has a season reminiscent of Pete Perry in 1999, Fulton will need to run the ball a lot more to keep the offense on the field... that passing game was brutal.

Since I'm on the subject...
The only starters Poland has back on defense are Eichert at DT, Mrakovich at LB, and Centofanti and Gessler in the secondary.

The kicker, Kushner, is also gone. Poland always has good kickers, though.

Poland will still be one of the favorites to win the NE8. And they're still a playoff team. But they won't be anywhere near as dominant as they were in 2019.
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Buckeye Elite

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Poland had better tackles then guards last season, one of the only teams that will pull a guard In our conference but their mid direction works, poland will be solid, losing those backs especially Alessi and Rutana is going to be very hard to replace, if Poland is forced to throw more then usual they will be in trouble
 

BTrev

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Chaney, Cleveland Heights, West Geauga, Mentor Lake Catholic, and Akron SVSM are all looking for games in week 2. Any of them would make more sense than Crestwood.

Unfortunately, I doubt the AD is open to rescheduling at all this year. So the OOC is what it is. Weeks 1 and 3 should open up next year... but aside from Streetsboro in week 3, there aren't many appealing matchups posted for weeks 1 and 3 of 2021 yet.
 

Buckeye Elite

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Chaney would have been a no brainer for me, plus the game is at crest wood
Chaney, Cleveland Heights, West Geauga, Mentor Lake Catholic, and Akron SVSM are all looking for games in week 2. Any of them would make more sense than Crestwood.

Unfortunately, I doubt the AD is open to rescheduling at all this year. So the OOC is what it is. Weeks 1 and 3 should open up next year... but aside from Streetsboro in week 3, there aren't many appealing matchups posted for weeks 1 and 3 of 2021 yet.
 
Poland's OL last year...
LT: Kellgren - JR
LG: Yaskulka - SR
C: Williams - JR
RG: Feliciano - SR
RT: Frank - SO
Their tight-ends were Voitus and Kountz, both Seniors. And their starting running backs were Ellis, Rutana, and Alessi... all Seniors.

Returning for Poland on offense is...
QB: Fulton - JR... also Todd - SR
WR: Centofanti - SR
And Kellgren, Williams, and Frank on the OL.
Caudle also played a lot at RB down the stretch before the playoffs, while Alessi was nursing his hamstring.

I'm not sure who the guards will be this year... maybe Sabrin and Solic. At TE, maybe the other Tucker twin and/or Pagano. Gessler might play more offense this year. Caudle should be the featured RB. Probably Mrakovich/Parker at FB.
I don't think they have the horses in the backfield to run the stack I every play again this year. They're going to need someone to step up at WR across from Centofanti.
All said... unless Caudle has a season reminiscent of Pete Perry in 1999, Fulton will need to run the ball a lot more to keep the offense on the field... that passing game was brutal.

Since I'm on the subject...
The only starters Poland has back on defense are Eichert at DT, Mrakovich at LB, and Centofanti and Gessler in the secondary.

The kicker, Kushner, is also gone. Poland always has good kickers, though.

Poland will still be one of the favorites to win the NE8. And they're still a playoff team. But they won't be anywhere near as dominant as they were in 2019.
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Poland has perhaps one potential of the best TB's (sophomore next year) that they have had in a very long time. Speed, vision, and the ability to cut on a dime. Not sure he will be ready for prime time as as a Sophomore, but if he is, it will be fun to watch. If indeed the O Line fills in as you indicate above, it looks like Poland will still average 6'2 250+ across the line.
 
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