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Season Preview: Bloomsburg

2013 Season Preview

 

OFFENSE

 

It's a new beginning for the Bloomsburg Panthers as they have a new head coach, Mike Kogut. The Panthers have an offense that has seen a lot of snaps the last couple of years with eight returning starters. All the skilled positions will be filled by returning players with the exception of John Klingerman who was an outstanding receiver for the Panthers. Klingerman is now on the roster at Bowling Green. Ricky Klingerman will be the starting QB again this year. Klingerman was outstanding throwing the ball last year. He will still have talented receivers as targets. Colby Klingerman and Zach Ashford return as wide outs. The panthers are very happy with the weapons they have on the offensive side of the ball. The question marks according to first year head coach Mike Kogut will be up front. Bloomsburg wants to be a little more multi-dimensional this year. They will try to run the ball a little more and that's where the front line becomes a big part of the plan. A balanced Panthers attack will make it even more difficult for the opponent to prepare.

 

DEFENSE

 

The defense is almost as experienced as the offense with seven returning starters. The secondary is back and the linebackers but the question is the same as offense. Who will play up front? Coach Kogut feels they have seven or eight players that can be rotated on the defensive line. The panthers wanted to get bigger and stronger on the line and in the off season worked toward that goal. Kogut says they're not where they want to be but have made great strides in that area. The success of the defense will be determined to a great degree by how well that line develops.

 

SPECIAL TEAMS

 

It will be interesting to see what happens with the special teams for the Panthers. Many of the skilled position players will play on both sides of the ball as well as special teams. Last year the Panthers struggled a little in with kick offs and punts. Coach Kogut says there are three soccer players that are competing for the place kicking job and he said they were all kicking inside the five yard line in the summer. The punting duties will probably go to junior Coty Cashner who had a good off season.

 

OVERALL

 

There's a new head coach this year for the Panthers but a familiar one to the area. Mike Kogut played high school football at Mount Carmel and college at Bloomsburg University. He coached at Tri Valley for five seasons and beat Southern Columbia in the state playoffs in 2009. Kogut replaces Larry Sones who was 84-43 in eleven seasons at Bloomsburg and in 2009 took the team to their only District Title in school history. Sones had the Panthers in post season play nine of his eleven years as head coach. The transition from the Sones era to the Kogut era seems to have been a very smooth one not only on the field but off. It was very comfortable for Kogut to walk in to the new position. He says the staff and administration have been great and the learning curve has been slight.

- See more at: http://whlm.com/pages/whlm-playbook-bloomsburg-high-school#sthash.Fknh1eaG.dpuf

2013 Season Preview

 

OFFENSE

 

It's a new beginning for the Bloomsburg Panthers as they have a new head coach, Mike Kogut. The Panthers have an offense that has seen a lot of snaps the last couple of years with eight returning starters. All the skilled positions will be filled by returning players with the exception of John Klingerman who was an outstanding receiver for the Panthers. Klingerman is now on the roster at Bowling Green. Ricky Klingerman will be the starting QB again this year. Klingerman was outstanding throwing the ball last year. He will still have talented receivers as targets. Colby Klingerman and Zach Ashford return as wide outs. The panthers are very happy with the weapons they have on the offensive side of the ball. The question marks according to first year head coach Mike Kogut will be up front. Bloomsburg wants to be a little more multi-dimensional this year. They will try to run the ball a little more and that's where the front line becomes a big part of the plan. A balanced Panthers attack will make it even more difficult for the opponent to prepare.

 

DEFENSE

 

The defense is almost as experienced as the offense with seven returning starters. The secondary is back and the linebackers but the question is the same as offense. Who will play up front? Coach Kogut feels they have seven or eight players that can be rotated on the defensive line. The panthers wanted to get bigger and stronger on the line and in the off season worked toward that goal. Kogut says they're not where they want to be but have made great strides in that area. The success of the defense will be determined to a great degree by how well that line develops.

 

SPECIAL TEAMS

 

It will be interesting to see what happens with the special teams for the Panthers. Many of the skilled position players will play on both sides of the ball as well as special teams. Last year the Panthers struggled a little in with kick offs and punts. Coach Kogut says there are three soccer players that are competing for the place kicking job and he said they were all kicking inside the five yard line in the summer. The punting duties will probably go to junior Coty Cashner who had a good off season.

 

OVERALL

 

There's a new head coach this year for the Panthers but a familiar one to the area. Mike Kogut played high school football at Mount Carmel and college at Bloomsburg University. He coached at Tri Valley for five seasons and beat Southern Columbia in the state playoffs in 2009. Kogut replaces Larry Sones who was 84-43 in eleven seasons at Bloomsburg and in 2009 took the team to their only District Title in school history. Sones had the Panthers in post season play nine of his eleven years as head coach. The transition from the Sones era to the Kogut era seems to have been a very smooth one not only on the field but off. It was very comfortable for Kogut to walk in to the new position. He says the staff and administration have been great and the learning curve has been slight.

- See more at: http://whlm.com/pages/whlm-playbook-bloomsburg-high-school#sthash.Fknh1eaG.dpuf

2013 Season Preview

 

OFFENSE

 

It's a new beginning for the Bloomsburg Panthers as they have a new head coach, Mike Kogut. The Panthers have an offense that has seen a lot of snaps the last couple of years with eight returning starters. All the skilled positions will be filled by returning players with the exception of John Klingerman who was an outstanding receiver for the Panthers. Klingerman is now on the roster at Bowling Green. Ricky Klingerman will be the starting QB again this year. Klingerman was outstanding throwing the ball last year. He will still have talented receivers as targets. Colby Klingerman and Zach Ashford return as wide outs. The panthers are very happy with the weapons they have on the offensive side of the ball. The question marks according to first year head coach Mike Kogut will be up front. Bloomsburg wants to be a little more multi-dimensional this year. They will try to run the ball a little more and that's where the front line becomes a big part of the plan. A balanced Panthers attack will make it even more difficult for the opponent to prepare.

 

DEFENSE

 

The defense is almost as experienced as the offense with seven returning starters. The secondary is back and the linebackers but the question is the same as offense. Who will play up front? Coach Kogut feels they have seven or eight players that can be rotated on the defensive line. The panthers wanted to get bigger and stronger on the line and in the off season worked toward that goal. Kogut says they're not where they want to be but have made great strides in that area. The success of the defense will be determined to a great degree by how well that line develops.

 

SPECIAL TEAMS

 

It will be interesting to see what happens with the special teams for the Panthers. Many of the skilled position players will play on both sides of the ball as well as special teams. Last year the Panthers struggled a little in with kick offs and punts. Coach Kogut says there are three soccer players that are competing for the place kicking job and he said they were all kicking inside the five yard line in the summer. The punting duties will probably go to junior Coty Cashner who had a good off season.

 

OVERALL

 

There's a new head coach this year for the Panthers but a familiar one to the area. Mike Kogut played high school football at Mount Carmel and college at Bloomsburg University. He coached at Tri Valley for five seasons and beat Southern Columbia in the state playoffs in 2009. Kogut replaces Larry Sones who was 84-43 in eleven seasons at Bloomsburg and in 2009 took the team to their only District Title in school history. Sones had the Panthers in post season play nine of his eleven years as head coach. The transition from the Sones era to the Kogut era seems to have been a very smooth one not only on the field but off. It was very comfortable for Kogut to walk in to the new position. He says the staff and administration have been great and the learning curve has been slight.

- See more at: http://whlm.com/pages/whlm-playbook-bloomsburg-high-school

Bloomsburg High School Football Preview 2014

 

Bloomsburg lost some real offensive firepower from last year’s team that finished 6-5, losing to Southern Columbia in the District 4 Class A semifinals. Among the players gone are quarterback Ricky Klingerman, wide receiver Colby Klingerman, and versatile running back Evan Ball. Five starters return on offense and 7 on defense for Mike Kogut who begins his second season as head coach.

 

Offense:

 

While the Panthers need to replace a lot of talent at the skill positions, there is experience on the offensive line. Mike Summerville, a 6-3, 275 lb. junior has moved from tackle to center. Jacob Williams is a veteran senior lineman, and Lucas Oxenrider is a contender for playing time. Nick Kremer, a junior, is versatile enough to play anywhere on the line. There is size and experience on the offensive front. Junior Coty Cashner fills the big shoes of Ricky Klingerman at quarterback. Nick Anderson is a good prospect, but he’s just a freshman.

 

The Panthers lost a host of talented receivers, but senior Brandon Breisch has talent and should be a major contributor. A.j. Ziller, Mike Parker, and Christian Lee are other candidates. Look for Sam Miller and Javeal Hemphill to catch passes of the backfield. The Panthers should have a strong running game led by one of their toughest players, Sam Miller, who will get the tough yards and sophomore Javeal Hemphill, the state’s 100 meter champion. Hemphill will be used in a variety of ways and could have a break out season.

 

Defense:

 

Hemphill started at defensive end last season and had 10 sacks. Look for him at different positions this season from linebacker to corner. On third downs, he may be back at a rush end. The front four will consist of a number of players from the offensive line in addition to Zac Gotshall who will also play some fullback. At linebacker, Sam Miller returns. Roy Rodriguez has been very impressive in preseason camp. Hemphill and freshman Evan Bond will see some time there. In the secondary, Brandon Breisch should have a strong season. Hemphill can be a good corner. Others in the mix include Christian Lee, Mike Parker, and A.J. Ziller.

 

Special teams

 

The kicking game should be very strong thanks to soccer players Cade Harmon and Lance Klingler.

 

Overall Outlook

 

The Panthers face a challenging schedule with 7 playoff teams from last season. While Southern Columbia has moved up to HAC Division One, Loyalsock is now in Division 3 and will be considered a favorite along with South Williamsport. Bloomsburg should be competitive and will find out early with Danville in their opener followed by Southern Columbia.

 

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