Football Preview: Ridgedale Rockets

Football Preview: Ridgedale Rockets

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Football Preview: Ridgedale Rockets

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The Ridgedale 2015 football team is, front row from left, Kalib Patterson, Dakoda Jenkins, Caleb Ross, Tyler Parker, Garrett Metzger, Karson Holley, Camron Blair, Matt Sarver and Josh Patterson; second row, Tony Wiseman, Noah McEldowney, Branden Jaggers, Tyler Wren, Trevor Wren, Franklyn Lofton. Jonathan Howlett, Chad Wisniewski, Gavin Metzger; third row, Nick Bridges, Gerald Loving, Alex Brown, Ben Jones, Zach Hopkins, Hunter Boyd, Nathan Miller, Merrick Cooper; fourth row, Issak Riley, Justin Cellar and Duvan Bautista.

The Ridgedale 2015 football team is, front row from left, Kalib Patterson, Dakoda Jenkins, Caleb Ross, Tyler Parker, Garrett Metzger, Karson Holley, Camron Blair, Matt Sarver and Josh Patterson; second row, Tony Wiseman, Noah McEldowney, Branden Jaggers, Tyler Wren, Trevor Wren, Franklyn Lofton. Jonathan Howlett, Chad Wisniewski, Gavin Metzger; third row, Nick Bridges, Gerald Loving, Alex Brown, Ben Jones, Zach Hopkins, Hunter Boyd, Nathan Miller, Merrick Cooper; fourth row, Issak Riley, Justin Cellar and Duvan Bautista.

Key losses: LB Jared Wisniewski (second team All-Ohio, first team All-Central District, honorable mention All-Northern 10 Conference, 171 tackles, 118 solo tackles, 3 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries); OL/LB Cole Blair (44 tackles, 23 solo tackles); RB/DL Jacob Cannon (honorable mention N10, third in N10 with 16 tackles for losses, 66 tackles, 8 touchdowns); QB/DB Kole Fisher (593 passing yards, 4 TDs, 3 interceptions, 18-yard average on kick returns); OL/DL Zac Shaffer (54 tackles, 30 solo tackles, 5 tackles for loss); LB Paige Felker (22 tackles, 12 solo tackles); OL/DL Brock Miller

Key returnees: Seniors OL/DL Isaak Riley, OL/DL Justin Cellar; juniors RB/LB Trevor Wren (second team All-Central District, 90 tackles, 59 solo tackles), Hunter Boyd (71 rushes, 393 yards, 7 receptions, 130 yds.), RB/LB Tyler Wren (69 tackles, 38 solo tackles), OL Tony Wiseman, WR/DB Alex Brown, RB/DB Caleb Ross (33 tackles, 21 solo tackles) and sophomore QB/LB Brandon Jaggers.

Other key athletes: Freshman RB/DB Josh Patterson

Keys to success: “Our team and individual goals are to build on the successes from the 2014 season. We have good teamwork and determination. Inexperience and youth are our weaknesses.” — Head coach Pat Ballenger (second season at Ridgedale, 2-8).

Ridgedale 2015 schedule

Aug. 27

Elgin

Sept. 4

Wynford

Sept. 11

at Upper Sandusky

Sept. 19

Waverly

Sept. 25

at Buckeye Central

Oct. 2

Colonel Crawford

Oct. 9

at Carey

Oct. 16

at Mohawk

Oct. 23

Bucyrus

Oct. 30

at Seneca East

Ridgedale 2014 Results

(2-8, 1-7 N10)

Elgin

L, 0-34

Wynford

L. 0-61

St. Wendelin

W, 49-18

Crestline

W, 22-20

Buckeye Central

L, 6-38

Colonel Crawford

L, 8-54

Carey

L, 0-62

Mohawk

L, 0-34

Bucyrus

L, 0-36

Seneca East

L, 15-42

2015 Ridgedale Rockets

No.

Name

ht.

wt.

Pos

Yr.

2

Dakoda Jenkins

5-3

105

WR/DB

10

5

Branden Jaggers

5-11

175

RB/LB

10

7

Duvan Bautista

6-0

150

K/P

12

9

Tyler Wren

5-10

145

RB/LB

11

10

Trevor Wren

5-10

145

RB/LB

11

11

Hunter Boyd

6-1

180

RB/DB

11

14

Caleb Ross

5-6

135

RB/DB

11

15

Alex Brown

5-11

155

WR/DB

11

17

Karson Holley

5-7

132

WR/DB

10

20

Kalib Patterson

5-4

125

RB/LB

10

21

Gavin Metzger

5-10

140

WR/DB

11

22

Garrett Metzger

5-9

135

QB/DB

9

23

Nate Miller

6-3

175

TE/DB/LB

9

30

Merrick Cooper

5-10

175

TE/RB/LB

9

32

Josh Patterson

5-6

145

RB/DB

9

36

Nick Bridges

6-4

180

TE/LB

11

51

Ben Jones

6-1

275

OL/DL

11

52

Tony Wiseman

5-10

270

OL/DL

11

55

Gerald Loving

6-4

185

OL/LB/DL

9

56

Issak Riley

5-11

250

OL/DL

12

60

Justin Cellar

6-3

245

OL/DL

12

62

Chad Wisniewski

5-8

125

OL/DL

9

65

Cameron Blair

5-6

200

OL/DL

9

66

Chris Rettig

5-10

225

OL/DL

11

70

John Howlett

5-9

160

OL/DL

11

72

Noah McEldowney

5-8

290

OL/DL

11

75

Zac Hopkins

6-0

260

OL/DL

11

77

Franklin Lofton

5-11

250

OL/DL/LB

9

82

Matt Sarver

5-7

130

WR/DB

9

86

Tyler Parker

5-7

140

WR/DB

11

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