Two-A-Days: District 9
6 sports continues on with two-a-days, stopping in District 9.
St. Marys enters 2018 looking for better fortunes than 2017. The Flying Dutch went 0-9 and will look to reverse that as they head into a new year. Tony Defilippi is looking for unity and togetherness from his squad this season
Curwensville will look to improve upon an impressive finish in 2017. The Golden Tide went 9-3 and fell short in the district championship game. They welcome back their quarterback, and will look for some younger players to play big roles this season.
Brookville is coming off a great 2017 and with a good portion of starters returning for 2018 head coach Scott Park will look for both physical and mental toughness from his Raiders this season.
Brockway welcomes back Tom Weaver, who has three years as defensive coordinator with the Rovers, but will now take over as head coach. With a large senior class for the 2018 season, Weaver believes the sky is the limit if his team can remain healthy.
Ridgway Johnsonburg is fresh off a trip to the state playoffs in 2017, but they watched a talented senior class walk out the door this past school year. The numbers are good, and the Elkers will look for younger guys to step up and fill the void.
Elk County Catholic is coming off a two win season in 2017, but the good news is there is plenty of talent returning. The Crusaders welcome back 9 starters each on both offense and defense in 2018.
The Cameron County Raiders will hope 2018 is their year. Following a one win season in 2017, Jody Bailey takes over the program as head coach after spending 11 years with the program. Line play will be crucial in the Raiders' success this season
Strength and senior leadership will carry the Punxsutawney Chucks in 2018. Coming off a 4-7 finish in 2017, Brad Wright welcomes back a senior class that goes 15 deep, and he hopes that will make all the difference in 2018.