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Scouting the 2015 Boone Grove Wolves football team

Scouting the 2015 Boone Grove Wolves football team

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Boone Grove's Evan Stewart will get a chance to carry the load this season.

Everybody's All-American

Evan Stewart, Sr., RB/LB. Coach Tony Tinkel thinks the 185-pound Stewart will have a chance to lead the state in rushing. "If he can walk, he's going in," Tinkel said. "He's just football smart. He picks his holes very well. He just keeps going. When he gets open, he's tough to catch." Stewart has worked outside of practice with his brother, a trainer, to prepare himself for what may be an even heavier running load. He is a leader on defense, too."

He's got next

Tony Skoda, Sr., K. Skoda was off to a strong start last year when he was sidelined by disciplinary issues. He has been attending camps, where he has shown 50-yard range. "I honestly think he could be a state leader in field goals if he has the opportunity," Tinkel said. "Him putting the ball in the end zone (on kickoffs) will save us a lot of headaches. That's a real nice weapon to have."

The Times' breakdown

With inexperience at quarterback and receiver, the Wolves will lean even more heavily on their running game behind Stewart, who averaged nearly 19 carries a game last year, and Derick Cioni, another physical back. Stewart will also form a strong linebacker combination with Lange. Depth is a concern with numbers less than 40 and at least four players likely starting on both sides. Tinkel expects to have the edge on special teams in most games with Skoda. "I think we'll have a really good year," Tinkel said. "I think we have the potential to go 8-2 at the worst."

Roster

No.NameHt.Wt.Yr.Pos.
2Sam Kilburg5-11185 QB/C
3Derick Cioni5-10195Sr.RB/LB
5Dylan Paul5-9190Fr.QB/LB
7Brandon Vann5-9160So.WR/DB
11Brett Morris5-4140Jr.RB/DB
12Cameron Jones5-9130So.WR/DB
13Evan Stewart6-0185Sr.RB/LB
14Gari Nunez5-5145Fr.FL/DB
18Brett Adler6-0155Jr.WR/DB
19Tony Skoda6-0190Sr.K
20Keiggan Lange5-9180Jr.RB/LB
22Zac Beatty5-6140So.RB/DB
23Joel Colvin5-6135So.FL/DB
24Josh Keaton5-5130Fr.WR/DB
25Tyler Whetsel5-8130Fr.FL/LB
35Brian Spears5-7135Fr.FL/DB
40Pete Kilburg5-10175Jr.FB/LB
44Teddy Truby5-10185Jr.TE/DL
52Javid Stahl5-5160Sr.OL/DL
53Adam Recio5-7170Fr.OL/DL
58Mitchell Allen5-6165Fr.OL/DL
61Cody Morris6-3265Sr.OL/DL
62Matthew Crisman5-7180Jr.OL/DL
64Alec Mshar5-9200Jr.OL/DL
68Austin Hoskins6-2206Fr.OL/DL
70David Childress5-7200Jr.OL/DL
72Ryan Dziewicki5-9200So.OL/DL
73Shaun Beird5-10265Sr.DL
74Bryce Vann6-0190Jr.OL/DL
76Luke Wilkening5-7200Fr.OL/DL
80Luke Crisman6-1165So.WR/DB
82Taylor Piazza5-10140So.WR/C
83Cody Krieter5-11145So.FL/S
84Nathan Williamson6-1160Jr.WR/S
85James Katona6-0160Sr.WR/C
87Zack Albee6-3205Sr.TE/DE
88Kyle O'Neal5-8150So.WR/DB
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Jim was keeping standings on his chalkboard from the time he could print and keeping kickball stats in grade school at St. Bridget's. He covers all manner of prep sports for The Times and is a long-suffering Chicago Cubs fan.

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