Riverview is coming off a 4-5 season that saw the Bucs finish just 2-5 in league play. Gone to Central Michigan is OL/DL Nick Beamish and 3 time All Huron Leaguer Brad Bosman. Jeff Stergalas is in his third season at his Alma Mater and has put his defensive stamp on the program.
Offensively, Riverview will be led by QB Matt Gibbons. Gibbons has a tall athletic receiving corp led by seniors Cory Turner and Chris Krach. Look for FB Brock Salser and RB Marcus Samuels to carry the ball in Stergals's run first offense.
Defensively, look for the Pirates to once again be stingy. Riverview will be led by 1st team All Huron League LB Salser and LB Vince Maheres. The defensive line will be led by 6-1, 245 lb Blake Smith.
Riverview will once again open the season with Class A Crestwood. The Pirates beat the Chargers in last season's opener 14-6. Riverview should be a tough match up for any team in the league and with a little luck could very well finish in the top 4 in the league while making the playoffs.