hell of a staff ledonne is putting together. You’ve got experienced guys who have played at every level of football all over, as well as plenty of guys with ties to the former staff.
Honestly if you look back at last year and every game PR lost, they were all close. The issue wasn’t the talent on the field. It was the execution, the play calling, the fundamentals, and conditioning. with a full experienced staff at hand, an actual off-season, the resources for the PR athletic department has, and add on what they return with some kids being recruited now, I’d wager they’re looking pretty good for this upcoming season. The results will surely speak themselves though.
With all the coaches to be on the staff, the players should be getting "coached up" the whole practice, even the scouters and JV players should be getting quality input. There shouldn't be a whole lot of standing around without guidance.
Hopefully the coaching numbers translates to on-field learning.
I was under the impression Gibsonia area was fast growing. No? Was wondering when they'll reach 6A. 530 count now, just 28 from 6A.
Regarding the "old staff connections" no direct coaches, but some kids who were in the "program" including Crawford, and now recent add- Camino, both played in 2017 champ yearIt is. Lots of new houses. Somehow though, the last two cycles they have been 50-60 boys smaller than the 2016-2017 and 2018-2019 cycles.
Sorry folks to be a downer- but this is a rebuild year, new coaches, new system, new philosophies. Unlikely they will get new kids- they have lost some kids to these sports, and they will continue to lose them. Roster, as always will be a big indicator- if varsity is over, maybe 70, then, i eat my words. Not about to name names, but last year they lost 3-4 good athletes, this year, a few already.It looks like with the staff in place there may be opportunity to get the between sports kids back into the program: Lacrosse and Baseball. These kids give you the relief at the skill position that might be needed. There is has been mostly positive reaction to the new staff with the exception being the Kasper hopefuls. Workouts seem to be well attended and enthusiastic (good indicators).
Oddly quiet about the actual PR team on here now that staffs are settled and the old staff has moved on, maybe we can get some actual updates about the 2022 Team. Wish the old coaches well, time to close the chapter and move on like the coaches did.
Not much excitement on this team, at least not yet. Quite a few kids have either left, injured, still recovering from injury. Many kids are gonna be "new starters." The staff is almost all brand new, yet unproven. I realize that "we should move on" but the community has not really recovered from the program being ripped apart, IMO. The district wanted to "decrease the emphasis" on winning. Mission accomplished. Zero male sports even competed for any kind of championship this whole friggin year. Lacrosse, basketball, football, baseball, hockey, zip zero. Those teams were perennial powers from like 2015 to 2020- this year, they barely got "above .500."Oddly quiet about the actual PR team on here now that staffs are settled and the old staff has moved on, maybe we can get some actual updates about the 2022 Team. Wish the old coaches well, time to close the chapter and move on like the coaches did.
Too early to tell. No 7v7 yet. QB not yet set. Will know more soon, I think maybe 5 camps in the next 30 days w 7v7 tourneys, this week, program has an off-week. There are definitely some good "pieces" of talent, but the puzzle is not yet put together. Several kids injured, still recovering, not 100%, and spring sport kids not fully involved till now- and the staff- keeps growing, like 20 new coaches in the last 2 monthsWhat’s going on with P-R? Is Palmeiri back at QB? How are they doing in 7v7? OL should be terrific!
Rebuild year. Not much talk, meaning not going very well, IMO. From bits and pieces I have heard is, in the 7/7s they are "about .500." I have also heard a few things, that PR admin is making things difficult for new Head Coach, not surprising. Also weird, but good, rosters are good and bad- might be lower at grades 10-12, but might be higher at younger grades- like 5 to 8. Who knows, might be really good/strong program in a couple years, not sure about this yearHeard yesterday P-R did well in the Pitt 7v7 but didn’t advance to finals. No details.
Rebuild year. Not much talk, meaning not going very well, IMO. From bits and pieces I have heard is, in the 7/7s they are "about .500." I have also heard a few things, that PR admin is making things difficult for new Head Coach, not surprising. Also weird, but good, rosters are good and bad- might be lower at grades 10-12, but might be higher at younger grades- like 5 to 8. Who knows, might be really good/strong program in a couple years, not sure about this year
Heard they went 4 and 1, with only loss last second score to Peters. There was not a "final bracket" only pool play, so no official first place. Supposedly they "won" another tourney 2 weeks ago. So things looks decent, promising, lots of good comments about LeDonne, he is dedicated and working very hard, kids are committed and working hard.Anybody go to the P-R 7 on 7 this past weekend? I saw Coach LeDonne tweeted about having 16 teams. Good turnout.
Bummer- yea, lots of PR people kinda "holding their breath." some kids are saying they might be "good" but not sure if that means 7-4 or 10-1 "good." And, still lots of new coaches, parents and kids still not sure. And the QB is not 100% set.P-R definitely playing Seneca Valley. They have a very hard schedule, opening with Pickerington North and it includes, PCC, NA, SV, and PH.
A couple SV kids committed to Navy (saw a tweet today). This is there big opportunity. They are loaded with seniors and PCC has a bunch of Juniors. If they can't beat PCC this year, they are going to have to restart. Not sure what NA has that is exciting and can make them a contender again - expect them to be 7-3 / 8-2. NA is so weird - they have no skill on offense to speak of, and haven't in years.
I have heard absolutely nothing about P-R. I have been away on vacation for a little, but I am getting some updates on Mars that I will post shortly.
greenmissle- the line for PR will be good, not sure great, most likely SV will be the best "line" faced by Lebo, PCC might be better than PR. Skill- some potential, maybe good not great. Info from Bummer is accurate- with the addition of Hasley and Eastburn gone- as receivers and runners, arguably the two best skill guys, other than Palmieri. As i said in my previous posts, this is gonna be a "rebuild year" for PR- lot of new stuff, new coaches, new technique being learned. All of 2021, the PR "trainwreck" program did not have an offensive line coach- that really hurt the development of the "younger o-line" kids. IMO the biggest concern after QB is defense- not sure it will be any better, maybe worse than last year- lots of new kids in new spots- might have to win some games 21-20.P-R will be running a new offense with the QB playing under center. If you watch film of Penn Hills from last year, I'm sure it will be like that instead of the spread offense that we saw undee Kasperowicz and Campos.
The leading receiver from last year, Alex Gochis, graduated and Ryan Palmieri, the leading rusher, will be playing RB full-time now. Also, Ethan Pillar will be splitting carries.
Other receivers include Andrew Mellis and Brad Gelly, who were both solid last season. However, the success of the offense will depend on the line and the ability of the players to learn the new system.
new-2020 - when you say rebuild, does that mean there are better players coming up that are younger right now?