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Ponderosa optimistic about 2013 season

PONDEROSA HIGH SCHOOL football team.  Democrat photo by Pat Dollins

PONDEROSA HIGH SCHOOL football team. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins

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From page A10 | September 06, 2013 |

2013 Schedule

Aug. 30 – Natomas W 60-6
Sept. 6 – @ Valley, 7:15
Sept 13 – Cordova, 7:15
Sept 20 – @Union Mine, 7:15
Oct. 4 – @ Rio Linda, 7 p.m.
Oct. 11 – Jesuit, 7:15
Oct. 18 – @ Pleasant Grove, 7:15
Oct. 25 – Oak Ridge, 7:15
Nov. 1 – @ Folsom, 7:15
Nov. 8 – Sheldon, 7:15

Team: Ponderosa

League: Delta River League — Oak Ridge, Folsom, Jesuit, Pleasant Grove, Sheldon

Division: I

2012 record: 6-5 overall, 2-3 league

Head Coach: Jason Tenner

Assistant coaches: Jeff Lewallen (offensive coordinator, offensive line), Brad Lawson (defensive line), Rob Ralph (strength/conditioning), Dwayne Brekke (wide receivers), Riki King (Special Teams, outside linebackers), Jon Brenner (defensive backs), Mark Brenner (offensive line/video), Xavier Williams (assistant).

Key dates: Sept. 20 at Union Mine; Oct. 11 Delta River League opener/Homecoming against Jesuit; Oct 25 against Oak Ridge; Nov. 1 at Folsom; Nov. 8 Senior Night against Sheldon.

Intro — Ponderosa took big strides last season in reaching the postseason for the first time in Division I. The Bruins won a must-win, regular season-ending road game to do so.

While the bulk of players responsible for that success have graduated, Ponderosa coach Jason Tenner feels this year’s squad, while young, can match or exceed 2013 records.

“If we get healthy the sky’s the limit,” Tenner said. “We’re very young right now with six sophomores up — the most since I’ve been here — but I don’t see it as rebuilding but an opportunity to see where we are and where we can focus our energy.

“We’ve had horrible and great days at camp and good and bad practices. if we can find consistency we’ll be OK.

The Bruins’ team goals are to compete for a league title and return to the playoffs.

Offense — Ponderosa will feature a mixed offense of the fly, run the play action when it suits them or drop back and get the ball to its receiver corps led by Josh Bist.

Bist is a key returner as is running backs Jeff Martin and Austin Tibbs. The quarterback is Colby Chiverton who Tenner feels has good command of the offense.

It’s by-committee at tight end while Logan Murray, Aaron Jestice, Lars Moeller, Dylan Selders, Connor Schilling and Will Newey will all see time on the offensive line.

Defense — A 3-4, agressive, multiple fronts, athletic, fast, will hit and get after people. Up front, Jestice and Joe DelValle are returning All League performers while sophomore Kyle Jennings is in the mix.

The Bruin linebackers are all athletic playmakers led by Trae Providence, Tyce Providence, Craig McKinnon and Xavier Valles. In the secondary, Connor Goss and Kevin Ackernecht are the corners; Tibbs and Conrad Washington are the safeties. Expect to also see Martin on the defensive side of the ball.

Special teams: Curtis Goldsmith from the soccer team handles both the kicking and punting reponsibilities.

League — This will be the Bruins final go-around of the Delta River League, considered the area’s toughest. Next season, Ponderosa will compete in the Capital Valley Conference.

“It’s a rough league, everyone’s good. There’s no cupcakes — everyone plays well and hits hard,” Tenner said. “Everyone will be bigger than us but I’m excited to see how our guys will respond every Friday night.”

Notes: The Bruins won their opener last week against Natomas.

 

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