Prep football preview: Perry Ramblers

Prep football preview: Perry Ramblers

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Prep football preview: Perry Ramblers

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8/24 SARANAC

8/30 at Goodrich

9/7 OTISVILLE LAKEVILLE

9/14 at Flint Beecher

9/21 at Mount Morris Johnson

9/28 DURAND

10/5 LAKE FENTON

10/12 at Montrose Hill-McCloy

10/19 at Blanchard Montabella

ROB PORRITT

* Age: 44

* Playing experience: Haslett 1983-84, Albion College 1985-89

* Coaching experience: Perry 2011-present

* Career record: 2-7

* Full-time job: Haslett High English teacher

* Assistant coaches:Tim Beebe, A.J. Rahar, Jimmy Hastings, Mitch McManus, Chad Curtis, Nick King, Kurt Wilson, Zach Porritt, Bob Porritt, John McGraw

no. name
position…year

2 Colton Brehm RB/LB…sr.

5 Lucas Tallent RB/DB…jr.

6 Gabe Woodworth TE/S…sr.

7 Dakota Hart QB/OLB…jr.

9 Collin Powell TE/DE…sr.

12 Nick Grennell TE/OLB…sr.

21 Matt Fanko TE/OLB…sr.

22 Dillon Brooks RB/DB…jr.

23 Braden Finch TE/FS/P…jr.

24 Drew Edington RB/DB…jr.

30 Kenny Polhemus RB/LB…jr.

32 Kris Bentley RB/DB…jr.

40 Corbin Curtis RB/LB…sr.

50 Cody Proudfoot OG/DL…jr.

51 Alex Proudfoot OG/LB…jr.

53 Cody Scheberl C/DL…jr.

54 Kevin Kelsch OG/DL…sr.

55 Shane Devota OT/OLB…sr.

56 Justin Figueras OG/DL…so.

60 Zach Scott OG/LB …sr.

61 Zach Bender OG/DL…sr.

63 Gary Nemeth OL/DL…sr.

65 Calvin Canfield C/DL…sr.

74 Colton Westervelt OT/DL…sr.

75 Jebidiah Spencer OT/DL…jr.

Returning starters

3 on offense

3 on defense

OFFENSE

Shane Devota, 6-3, 185, sr. OT

Dillon Brooks, 5-9, 180, jr. RB

Kenny Polhemus, 5-9, 200, jr. FB

DEFENSE

Shane Devota, 6-3, 185, sr. OLB

Kenny Polhemus, 5-9, 200, jr. LB

Dillon Brooks, 5-9, 180, jr. DB

OTHER CONTRIBUTORS

OFFENSE/DEFENSE

Corbin Curtis, 6-0, 200, sr. RB/OLB

Calvin Canfield, 6-5, 295, sr. C/DL

Jebidiah Spencer, 6-1, 270, jr. OT/DL

Braden Finch, 6-2, 180, jr. TE/FS

Dakota Hart, 5-11, 200, jr. QB/OLB

Alex Proudfoot, 6-0, 185, jr. OG/LB

Cody Proudfoot, 5-11, 175, jr. OG/DL

Gabe Woodworth, 6-2, 170, sr. TE/DB

Matt Fanko, 5-10, 180, sr. TE/OLB

Nick Grennell, 6-1, 185, sr. TE/OLB

Lucas Tallent, 5-10, 175, jr. RB/DB

Colton Brehm, 5-9, 160, sr. RB/LB

Drew Edington, 5-8, 155, jr. RB/DB

Kris Bentley, 5-8, 150, jr. RB/DB

Fourcast

RIDDLED WITH INJURIES

A season plagued with injuries doomed Perry to a last-place finish in its final year in the CAAC White. However, the Ramblers will see a whole new group of opponents as they make the move to the Genesee Area Conference’s Red Division. The only team to show up on Perry’s schedule that was on it last year is Durand, a team the Ramblers beat 42-28 in their season finale.

ONE GREAT GAME

Junior Dillon Brooks will make his first start since breaking his leg three days after a terrific season opener last year. Brooks rushed for 220 yards on 12 carries, returned a kick 85 yards for a touchdown and made two receptions for 50 yards against East Jackson. Having him in the lineup for an entire season, along with Kenny Polhemus (who rushed for 500 yards in eight games), should be a big boost.

NOT NEW

Last year was Calvin Canfield’s first year of football. With a year under his belt, the 6-foot-5, 295-pound senior should be a solid two-way lineman. He lost more than 50 pounds and improved his strength in the weight room.

ALL-LEAGUER BACK

Senior Shane Devota will be the Ramblers’ leader . Devota earned all-league honors in the CAAC White last year at both offensive tackle and outside linebacker.

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