Livonia Churchill Chargers 2017 Football Preview

Written by
Jeff Corrion

City / County: Livonia / Wayne
School Mascot Name: Chargers
2016 Record: 5-4
Conference/Division: KLAA Gold
2017's Expected Division for Playoffs: Division 2
Record last 3 seasons: 18-12
Record last 5 seasons: 30-20
Record last 10 seasons: 52-45

Head Coach: Bill DeFillippo - HC, QB, OC
Head Coaching Experience: 5 years
Assistant Coaching Staff:
Allen Feigel-OL and Strength & Conditioning
Al Smith-DC and Safeties
Mike Brooks-LB
Terrance Williams-RB
Ron Targosz-Wideouts & DB's
Jeff Ricketts-Slots
Andy Wahl-DL
Tye Pickens-FB and Scout Teams
Chad Mezigian-Video
Erick Cassar-Video
Nick Barbas-Video
David Guan -Video
Lauren Feigel-Director of Football Operations
Captains: TBD
Returning Starters on Offense: 7
Returning Starters on Defense: 5
Returning Key Players:
Darrell Mason Jr. RB/S 2019
Hunter Templin OL/DL 2018
Joe Neimeister OL/DL 2018
Steve Darichuk OL/DL 2018
Ethan Gyurnek OL/DL 2019
Jaren Carble WR/DE 2018
Drew Alsobrooks QB 2019
Tyrese Williams RB/OLB 2018
Martell Dooley WR/CB 2018
Quantrez Pittman DL 2018
Brennan Mikel DL 2018
Michael Parrish MLB 2019
Jake Hastings S 2018
Upcoming Players:
Jay Grissom WR/CB 2018
Colin McCusker OL/DL 2018
Brendan Lowry WR/CB 2020
Andrew Greff LB 2019
Avery Grenier WR/S 2019
Deon Pitchford WR/CB 2019
Joel Forgacs TE/LB/DE 2019
Immanuel Ruttenburg TE/DL 2019
Evan Lay OL/DL 2019
Matt Salutes OL/DL 2019
Team Strength(s) for 2017:
Our offensive and defensive lines and our QB's leadership qualities are some of our strengths.
Biggest Shoes / Holes to Fill in 2017:
Our biggest hole to fill will be the the lack of experience on the perimeter. However, those groups have worked extremely hard to close the gap and will continue to do so.
2017 Season Outlook:
We have a fairly competitive group this year. Many position battles will take place during two-a-days. And it will be interesting to see who steps up. We have a pretty close-knit team this year too, which we have lacked in previous seasons.
Outlook on Conference/Division:
Our conference is going through some changes. Regardless, the KLAA is still one of the more competitive conferences in the area, and it will strengthen even more as the conference looks to expand.
Our division will be tough. We will continue to focus on one game at a time.

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