Monday, August 24, 2015

Riverview Preview

The Riverview Pirates finished 6-4 last season while qualifying for the playoffs for the third time in the last four seasons. Coach Derek McLaughlin enters his 2nd season at the helm of the Pirate program.

Riverview will be led on both sides of the ball by senior Tyler Chase. Chase established himself last season as one of the best linebackers in the league, as well as, a solid full back who could block and carry the ball. Look for him to clear holes this season for senior RB Eric Gant. Senior Wyatt Gardocki will anchor the offensive line for the Pirates.

On defense, the linebacking corp appears to be the strength of the defense with Chase and fellow senior Brian Gubbini leading the way. Others that figure to contribute on defense are seniors Robert Pinkava, Shane Sparks and Daniel Rice. Look for sophomore Nick Walsh to make a contribution somewhere on the defensive side of the ball.

Riverview appears to have a solid team with numerous players returning along with an 8-1 JV team from a year ago. Riverview opens at home this week against the Ecorse (3-6) Red Raiders. Prediction: 6-3

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fair enough -- now it's time to strap me up and show the predictors the BUCS can win some games they aren't favored to win !!!

Anonymous said...

Fair enough -- now it's time to strap em up and show the predictors the BUCS can win some games they aren't favored to win !!!

Anonymous said...

I believe this Bucs team is going to surprise alot of people this team has a cast of players that went 9-0 in JV 2 years ago and last year's JV went 8-1..there defense is solid all the way around and there offense has depth on the line and at TB position Gant,Rice and Brown will give teams fits! Looking forward to a great season..GO BUCS

Anonymous said...

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Chris Schultz said...

If we are going to have the grammar police on the site then they will be ripping my righting (intended) pretty regularly.

Anonymous said...

Nice article today in Freep.com on Nick Beamish (Riverview '11?).

http://www.freep.com/story/sports/college/2015/09/02/central-michigan-chippewas-football-preview/71622404/