Wednesday, April 16, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Oak Ridge football wants to keep on, keeping on

Oak Ridge Varsity Football.

By
From page A8 | September 04, 2013 | Leave Comment

2013 Oak Ridge
Varsity schedule

Aug. 30 – Vista del Lago W 38-0
Sept. 6 – Rocklin, 7:15
Sept. 13 – @ Franklin, 7:15
Sept. 20 – @ Grant, 7 p.m.
Sept. 27 – Vacaville, 7:15
Oct. 4 – Bye
Oct. 11 – @ Folsom, 7:15
Oct. 18 – Sheldon, 7:15
Oct. 25 – @ Ponderosa, 7:15
Nov. 1 – Pleasant Grove, 7″15
Nov. 9 @ Jesuit, 1 p.m.

Trojans rely on proven, time-test  formulas as 2-13 season gets underway

Team: Oak Ridge

Mascot: Trojans

League: Delta River League — Ponderosa, Folsom, Pleasant Grove, Jesuit, Sheldon.

Division: I

2012 record: 12-2 overall; 4-1 league

Head coach: Eric Cavaliere

Assistant coaches: Mark Watson (quarterbacks, passing game); Chris Williams (cornerbacks, tight ends); Darren Jonutz (Defensive Coordinator, linebackers); Aaron Brackney (offensive line, run game); Kevin Lopina (wide receivers); Kevin Placek (defensive line), Cavaliere (running backs, safeties).

Key games: Aug. 30 season/home opener vs Vista del Lago; Sept. 20 at Grant; Sept. 27 vs Vacaville; Oct. 11 Delta River League opener at Folsom; Oct. 18 Homecoming vs Sheldon; Nov. 1 Senior Night vs Pleasant Grove.

Intro — The Trojans came very close to another section title last season but finished as the runner-up. Since joining Division I, Oak Ridge has steadily improved. All that’s left is getting over the hump or more specifically, get past Granite Bay who ended Troy’s season each of the past two years. Two playoff wins at Burbank the past two seasons were epic.

Cavaliere has the program’s focus set on goals that have immediate impact. Yes, win the section banner, yes, get into position to win league, yes, make the playoffs and yes, win in the playoffs. More importantly, though is the game in front of them.

Offense — Expect to see balance. Oak Ridge will show a lot of different formations, shifts and motion while utilizing its personnel. Shot gun, running, throwing … it’s all in the Trojans’ arsenal.

Key returning players are quarterback/wide receiver Jacob Sipes. running back Josh Wellman, fullback Tanner Hughes, receiver Justin Priest and tight end Trent Buenzli.

Oak Ridge’s offensive line will be inexperienced but a huge key to its success. In the trenches, Troy has young, good athletes which bodes well for the future.

Along with Sipes, Cavaliere and Co. feel that quarterback Ian Book also gives them an excellent chance to win. With Sipes holding value elsewhere (receiver. defensive back), the Trojans have a quarterback controversy of the best kind. Book quarterbacked Troy’s season-opening win over Vista and had solid numbers.

“The question us coaches have to answer is what the best team on the field will be,” said Cavaliere before the season started.

Defense — In a word, speed, as Cavaliere sees a lot of players that can run to the ball. Returning to the fold are defensive backs Victor Bunce, Colton Giorgi and Sipes, and linebackers Thomas Mahlman and Buenzli.

Like on offense, the defensive line, except for Austin Clarke, is new.

Special teams — An Oak Ridge strength led by Sipes, an All-Section punter. The kicking is handled by incumbent Ryan Lamb with Tyler Franzen and Adam Walter in the mix.

League: The Delta River is a grinder with no weeks off. Folsom is nationally ranked and Pleasant Grove is a perennial power.

“It’s a good strong league and a lot of fun,” Cavaliere said. “If you don’t play your best … you lose.”

 

 

LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | No comments

.

News

EDH Fire Dept. annexing Latrobe

By Noel Stack | From Page: A1, 7 Comments

 
Motorcycle fatality in Greenwood

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1

 
Greenwood School being restored

By Rebecca Murphy | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Cal Fire increasing staffing, hiring

By Cal Fire | From Page: B1

 
EID restricts watering days

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A1, 13 Comments

Lover’s Leap fall injures man

By Tahoe Tribune | From Page: A1

 
Tea Party meeting April 17

By Tea Party Patriots Of El Dorado Hills | From Page: A3, 62 Comments

 
Town Hall Meeting on Underage Drinking May 1

By El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition | From Page: A6

Floating body not a body

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A7

 
Old mill a goner

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A11, 18 Comments | Gallery

.

Letters

Middle class getting poorer?

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 54 Comments

 
Real estate lies

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 15 Comments

A great big thanks

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

 
Murder? Suicide?

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 8 Comments

‘Drive Clean’

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 5 Comments

 
.

Sports

Griz have challenging day

By Mike Bush | From Page: A8 | Gallery

 
Outside with Charlie: Switch gear

By Charlie Ferris | From Page: A8

Ponderosa volleyball is a family affair

By Jerry Heinzer | From Page: A8 | Gallery

 
Aussie team makes visit

By Special to the Democrat | From Page: A8

Roundup: April 15, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A9 | Gallery

 
.

Prospecting

At a glance: Take aim on fun

By Mimi Escabar | From Page: B2

 
Men to walk a mile in her shoes

By Center For Violence-Free Relationships | From Page: B2 | Gallery

Runners stampede for Sugarloaf scholarships

By El Dorado County Office of Education | From Page: B2 | Gallery

 
Team works to fight disease

By Placerville Kiwanis | From Page: B3

 
COOL School is accepting applications

By Rescue Union | From Page: B4

Band of Miwoks fund mission

By Shingle Springs Band Of Miwok Indians | From Page: B12

 
.

Essentials

Crime Log: March 25-27

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

 
Weather stats 4-15-14

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2

.

Obituaries

Numa Edward “Ed” Roberts

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
Ronald Russell Rohrer

By Contributor | From Page: A2, 2 Comments

.

Real Estate

.

Comics

Horoscope, Thursday, April 17, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A10

 
Horoscope, Wednesday, April 16, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A10

TV Listings

By Contributor | From Page: A10

 
Sudoku

By Contributor | From Page: A10

Flying McCoys

By Contributor | From Page: A10

 
Speed Bump

By Contributor | From Page: A10

Working It Out

By Contributor | From Page: A10

 
Shoe

By Contributor | From Page: A10

Rubes

By Contributor | From Page: A10

 
New York Times Crossword

By Contributor | From Page: A10

Tundra

By Contributor | From Page: A10