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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Bishop Foley Ventures 2017 Football Preview

City / County:  Madison Heights / Oakland
School Mascot Name: Ventures
2016 Record: 3-6
Conference/Division: CHSL - Intersectional
2017's Expected Division for Playoffs: Division 7
Record last 3 seasons: 6-21
Record last 5 seasons: 18-29
Record last 10 seasons: 41-54

Head Coach: Brian Barnes
Head Coaching Experience:  1st year at Bishop Foley
Assistant Coaching Staff:
Sean Shields-OL/LB,  Adam Logan Defensive Coordinator, Mike Cracciolo-RB/DB, Joe Joseph- DL/QB
Franklin Lama-Center/DT, 2018
Cameron Cope- WR/DB, 2018
Wyatt Nabozny-LB, 2018
Returning Starters on Offense: 2
Returning Starters on Defense: 3
Returning Key Players:
The three captains plus Kendal Taylor-RB/SS 2019, Aidan Tierney OL/DL 2019, Jerry Thayer OL/DL 2019
Upcoming Players:
Braden Mussat QB 2020, Zach Proctor OL/DL 2020, Klayton Cornell WR/FS 2020, Danny Grembi CB/WR 2018, Griffin Connert 2020 LB, Ben Alderson 2019 LB, John Stickney 2019 WR/DB
Team Strength(s) for 2017:
Versatility.  As a staff we feel like we have a lot of movable parts that can do a lot of things for us on both sides of the ball.
Biggest Shoes / Holes to Fill in 2017:
We will have only 5 seniors in our program.  Finding leadership is critical to the success of our season. Like every other program in the state, we are trying to build depth on both the offensive and defensive lines.
2017 Season Outlook:
It's a cliché, but we REALLY are focused on getting better every day. As a staff we do our best to coach up the little things (hustle, fundamentals, etc.) and then focus on scheme second.  After that, let the best team on Friday night win.
Outlook on Conference/Division:
I am definitely honored and humbled to be coaching in the Catholic School League. We are excited about the challenge of playing against some of the tradition rich programs in Oakland County. Each team on our league schedule (Shrine, WOLL, Clarkston Everest, and Cardinal Mooney) has the ability to win the league championship and play in the PREP BOWL at Ford Field.

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