Things are getting tougher here but anyway I slice it I come up with this order. I know I am going to start getting some slack from people. Please pay close attention to the wins and losses.
Riverview had pretty much experienced football heaven in its first 25 years or so in the Huron League. The last couple seasons have probably been the equivalent of hell for the Pirate faithful. Last years team set a season record for points given up in a season and the Bucs had one of their worst records ever.
A season later Riverview fans are excited about the upcoming season. Mostly because of one man, Jeff Stergalas. Stergalas is everything they are looking for at Riverview; a veteran coach, winning record, discipline, a state championship and home grown. Many in the community think it's just a matter of time before they are back on top.
Offensively look for the Pirates to leave the single wing offense and become more diverse under Stergalas. Look for veterans Andrew White and Mike Tarbutton to provide much of the offense for Riverview this year. On the defensive side of the ball the Pirates will go back to the old school and become a much more physical team. Look for Dennis Brannon and Brad Bosman to lead the way for a defense that gave up 321 points last year.
The biggest thing that will impact Riverview football this year is Stergalas. High School football success requires good coaching and Riverview has that once again. Look for the Pirates to make an improvement this season and go 3-4 in the league and 5-4 overall.