Spring Ball Recap: Goldwater

Look at Goldwater's spring practices

Goldwater had nearly 80 players each day for their two weeks of spring ball. D1 recruit Scott Stewart (OG 6'4 285) looked "real good", according to Goldwater head coach Dan Friedman.  Look for Stewart to potentially get some carries at fullback in certain situations.  Also look for Adam Stewart (Yes, Scott's brother) to develop into a solid prospect in his own right along the offensive line. Friedman is also expecting back Jason Wolter back in the trenches. Wolter broke his leg in game 1 last season, had a solid spring playing o-line/d line.  


Now to the skill guys. The backfield of QB Brian Harvey and RB Dan Bayus looked like they will continue to build on last year's solid season.  Look for Deron McCree (played between Varsity and JV) to get some reps at both RB and WR. Junior Miles Kizer looked good at linebacker and will more than likely back up Harvey at the QB spot. WR/DB Nick Raimo has a good chance to play on both sides of the ball next year as a junior. Last season, Goldwater had a lack of depth and Coach Friedman anticipates a few sophomores to step up an earning varsity jobs.  Four kids with this potential are: John May, Seth Rappold, Garrett Lee and Robbie Kirn. Goldwater also had quite a few kids who did not play last year for various reasons but played earlier in the careers and some basketball and wrestling kids out for spring ball. If they can get a few of those kids to become contributors that will help tremendously with the depth issue.

The Bulldogs maxed at the end of April in three lifts (bench, squat and clean). Scott Stewart was the only player to make the 1000lb club. Senior Jason Wolter, Junior Adam Stewart, Sophomore John May and Sophomore Taney Taiteleleapag all made the 800lb club.


If Goldwater can stay healthy, they could be one of the sleeper teams next year as they return a solid nucleus of players.


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