Pittsville Panthers Football Season Preview

Coaching staff

Jeremy Duerr, Chirs Solatycki, Peter Petersen, Sam Schwanebeck, Brent Friday

(updated 8/22 5:45 PM)

Offense:  key returning players 

Marcus Getsinger, Dylan Luther, Evan Haley, Easton Dammann, Dryden Luther, Braden Friday, Waylon Grimm, Bradely Neve, Kellen Getsinger

Defense: key returning players 

Marcus Getsinger. Waylon Grimm, Dylan Luther, Avery Chipman, Evan Haley, Easton Dammann, Dryden Luther, Braden Friday, Bradely Neve, Kellen Getsinger

Conference outlook 

Look forward to the challenge of competing in the Marawood again. We get to measure ourselves against great programs like Edgar and Colby, that are in the mix every year for state titles or deep playoff runs. Abbostford, Auburndale, and Marathon always have tough teams which makes for a very strong conference. We are looking to play tough against all of the teams and be a playoff contender.

 

Keys to your success on offense

Like every level of football, the games are won in the trenches. If our offensive line can play like we expect, we have very good skill players that can have a lot of success.

 

Keys to your success on defense

Physical and smart. Marcus Getsinger is one of the best linebackers in the area and we have a strong defensive line in front of him. Coach Petersen always has a great defensive game plan and has our defense ready to go.

 

Behind the scenes: Who are some of the people that help your program succeed?

 Administrative Assistant Kim Fox at the high school office helps with all of the pre-season paperwork which alleviates some headaches for me. Athletic Director Mark Denniston is always on top of things and updates. Junior High Football Coach Eric Hahn and head baseball Coach Justin Rayburn are great motivators during the summer in the weight room. All of the parents that push their players to work hard and help the program when asked. All of the donors and sponsors for our annual golf outing that support our program.

 

What is your football program all about? How do you measure success?

Our program foundation is about teaching the players accountability, pride, and being a good person. We teach the players to be accountable for their jobs on the team which include getting good grades so they are eligible to play, being at practice, working hard, and being prepared for every practice and game, all qualities that will help them after football to be successful in their lives. We teach them to have pride in everything they do, give your best effort in everything you do. We expect our players to be good people, help others, and be leaders in the school.

We obviously want to win every game, but we also want to get better everyday and always give our best effort.

 

Coach’s comments: anything else you’d like to share?

The players have been working hard and we look forward to the season!

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Author: David Keech

David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]