Riverview 2019 Preview and Prediction

Riverview enters the 2019 season with 17 letter winners returning from a team that finished 7-3 and qualified for the playoffs for the 5th time in the last 6 seasons. There are high expectations for the Pirates as usual and they should challenge for a Huron League title.

Lessner Stadium 10/5/18

Head Coach: Derek MacLaughlin (6th season, 32-20)

Assistant Coaches: Erick Southward, Nick Gross, Ryan Patrick, Jeff Stragalas,  Chris Haut, Jason Dodd, Vince Maheras

Starters Returning: Offense 5, Defense 6

Returning Players to Watch: Tommy Gardner SR. DE/TE, Jimari Moultrie JR. CB/RB, Garrett Vineski SR. OL/DL, Brandon Igna SR. OL/DL, Edward Bryant SR. OL/DL, Austin Poe SR. DB/RB, Alex Smith SR LB/TE

New Players to Watch: Cal Lockhart SO. OLB/TE, Preston Thompson SO. RB/DB, Ben Johnson SO. RB/DB

Cal Lockhart 10/5/2018

Coach’s Thoughts: “The league is tough!  Outstanding Linebackers, skill players, lineman, offensive threats, etc…  Every game will be a challenge and the competition helps everyone in the league get better.  Its going to be an exciting year!”

FNV Outlook: Coach Mac continues the tradition of fine coaches at Riverview and him and his staff have built a program with talent and depth that will compete every year for a playoff birth and a league title. Expect the Pirates to be in the thick of the Huron League race with a week 4, September 20th showdown with SMCC as one of the biggest games of the 2019 season.

Chris’ Pick: 8-1

Frank’s Pick: 8-1

Gary’s Pick: 8-1

1 thought on “Riverview 2019 Preview and Prediction”

  1. Wow! I love what I see here! I agree w coach about the talent around this league. Incredible individual talent and team talent all over. If I could, I’d travel to watch a lot of these HL match ups this year.

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