Beechwood 2018

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    This year looks a bit like last year in that there were some key player losses to graduation but there are still a good number of key returning players as well.

    The strength of the team will be at the line of scrimmage. There will be good size, depth and experience. OT/DT Adam Derry leads the way going both ways. C Noah Fisher will be a 3 year starter and has made all star teams the previous two years. OT John Willis along with fellow linemen Duncan and Dayton Baugh are excellent returning starters. There is plenty of size to match up and hold their own with the big schools Beechwood will face in their always challenging schedule.

    Beechwood never lacks for RB's. Logan Castleman is a rare for Beechwood 4 year starter who will lead the way at RB. He is the full package with speed, strength and toughness. JR Josh Derry is like one of those old school Beechwood RB's who would just as soon run through you than around you. JR Mitchell Corts is also talented and will get his share of carries as Beechwood rotates players to keep everyone fresh.

    QB is a big hole to fill as Brayden Burch was the consummate field general. He was always in control and a very accurate passer. The discussion in this thread tells us Beechwood has a very talented possible replacement coming in. The good thing for whoever the starting QB turns out to be is there will be a lot of talent surrounding the new QB. That will keep the pressure off the new QB while he works his way into the offense. Key returning WR's are John Odom and Jake Sherron. There are several other talented players who will be working hard to show the coaches they deserve their share of playing time. There are a number of possibilities and there will be plenty of depth.

    The key losses on defense are Mr. Everything Safety Daniel Mescher, shut down CB Elijah McKenney and CB Jake Massie. Beechwood has the talent to reload but losing those quality experienced starters will take time to get the quality back near last year's level. Castleman will start at strong safety and be a leader on the field for the new starters. Again, there are plenty of talented possible replacements and the competition for playing time will be strong. The LB corps will be led by Josh Derry and I expect Mitchell Corts to become a force on defense.

    As mentioned in the thread, losing Daniel Mescher from the kicking game will be a blow. Mescher was a reliable field goal option the coaches had confidence in and could execute kickoff strategy very well also.

    With the returning talent Beechwood has, they will most likely be a strong favorite to three-peat as 1A champion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EyeOfTheTiger View Post
    This year looks a bit like last year in that there were some key player losses to graduation but there are still a good number of key returning players as well.

    The strength of the team will be at the line of scrimmage. There will be good size, depth and experience. OT/DT Adam Derry leads the way going both ways. C Noah Fisher will be a 3 year starter and has made all star teams the previous two years. OT John Willis along with fellow linemen Duncan and Dayton Baugh are excellent returning starters. There is plenty of size to match up and hold their own with the big schools Beechwood will face in their always challenging schedule.

    Beechwood never lacks for RB's. Logan Castleman is a rare for Beechwood 4 year starter who will lead the way at RB. He is the full package with speed, strength and toughness. JR Josh Derry is like one of those old school Beechwood RB's who would just as soon run through you than around you. JR Mitchell Corts is also talented and will get his share of carries as Beechwood rotates players to keep everyone fresh.

    QB is a big hole to fill as Brayden Burch was the consummate field general. He was always in control and a very accurate passer. The discussion in this thread tells us Beechwood has a very talented possible replacement coming in. The good thing for whoever the starting QB turns out to be is there will be a lot of talent surrounding the new QB. That will keep the pressure off the new QB while he works his way into the offense. Key returning WR's are John Odom and Jake Sherron. There are several other talented players who will be working hard to show the coaches they deserve their share of playing time. There are a number of possibilities and there will be plenty of depth.

    The key losses on defense are Mr. Everything Safety Daniel Mescher, shut down CB Elijah McKenney and CB Jake Massie. Beechwood has the talent to reload but losing those quality experienced starters will take time to get the quality back near last year's level. Castleman will start at strong safety and be a leader on the field for the new starters. Again, there are plenty of talented possible replacements and the competition for playing time will be strong. The LB corps will be led by Josh Derry and I expect Mitchell Corts to become a force on defense.

    As mentioned in the thread, losing Daniel Mescher from the kicking game will be a blow. Mescher was a reliable field goal option the coaches had confidence in and could execute kickoff strategy very well also.

    With the returning talent Beechwood has, they will most likely be a strong favorite to three-peat as 1A champion.
    Some of those kids seem like they have been there forever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluesport View Post
    Some of those kids seem like they have been there forever!
    A lot of them have been. Several three year starters/contributors and Castleman has started since he was a freshman. If this group of seniors can win another title, they will join some of the Yeagle years seniors with three rings.

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    Hes not better than kramer, so it's not a screw up.

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    Great insight quickslick! It will be interesting to see how Castleman does handling the load on offense while playing a huge role in thier defensive secondary as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oracle93 View Post
    Great insight quickslick! It will be interesting to see how Castleman does handling the load on offense while playing a huge role in thier defensive secondary as well.
    I would imagine he will get rest. Josh Derry will get a lot of carries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bwtigerpaw View Post
    I would imagine he will get rest. Josh Derry will get a lot of carries.
    Josh Derry is going to have a MONSTER season. They will be a filthy 1-2 punch. Can’t wait to watch them this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bwtigerpaw View Post
    I would imagine he will get rest. Josh Derry will get a lot of carries.
    Derry starts on defense as well. Neither will see much rest.

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