Soccer preview capsule: Twin Valley Raiders | Excessive Faculty Sports activities
League: Berks Part 2.
Classification: Class 5A.
Head coach: Dean Owens, fifth season, 18-22.
Key losses: All-league WR/DB Nick Kurtz, all-league T/DT Zach Hubert, all-league LB Garrett Tinsley, FB/DE Danny Hammersley.
High offensive gamers: QB Ryan Scheivert, all-league RB Dominic Caruso, RB Nick Stolz, RB Gavin Siriani, FB Nick Harris, all-league WR Trey Freeman, C Ollie Savage, G Ryan Corros, G Cenzo DiFabrizio, T Cody Baker, T Alex Snyder.
High defensive gamers: T Ollie Savage, T Cody Baker, T Hunter Hittle, T Alex Snyder, LB/S Dominic Caruso, LB Cenzo DiFabrizio, LB Jake Simmet, LB Ryan Corros, CB Trey Freeman, CB Nick Stolz, S Nick Harris.
Notable: The Raiders return to Part 2 after two seasons in Part 1. They gained the Part 2 title in 2007.
Quotable: “Our program has come a good distance in 4 years. Now we have a devoted group and had nice numbers over the summer time getting ready. Now we have gotten a lot stronger and have bodily matured in some spots (and) our ability place gamers are sooner.” — Raiders coach Dean Owens
The thin: The Raiders return two of the highest ability guys within the league in RB Dominic Caruso and WR Trey Freeman, each juniors, and a younger lineup that might be a yr away from difficult for a postseason berth. Caruso is coming off a 1,000-yard speeding season and is closing in on program data for profession speeding yards, TDs and factors; he is already set the mark for carries in a season and a profession. He is stronger and sooner, and is predicted to proceed to raise his recreation. Freeman averaged 18.3 yards on 19 receptions final season. QB Ryan Scheivert, certainly one of seven return starters on offense, has made strides since a sophomore season that noticed him throw for 809 yards and full greater than half his passes. Seven additionally return on protection. Roster numbers are once more low, with simply 31 gamers within the prime three courses. They’re going to depend on as many as eight two-way starters, and depth once more shall be a key concern. After three straight .500 finishes, they slipped final yr however might make strides this yr and needs to be extra aggressive in Part 2.
On the wire: Center of the pack.
— Compiled by Mike Drago