Farrell Steelers Excessive College Soccer Preview 2021
FARRELL, Pennsylvania (WKBN) – The Steelers had won the previous two Class A (2018-19) state titles before upgrading to 2A last fall. Farrell fell 19-14 in the district championship game against Wilmington, ending their streak of five district straight crowns.
Since 1985 (age 35), Farrell has only lost two seasons (2006, 2013).
This year, the Steelers are giving back eight starters on offense and nine on defensive as they’re ready to jump into the new campaign.
The season kicks off on Friday, August 27th when Farrell travels to Greenville to face the Trojans.
Record 2020: 5-3 (4-2), 2nd place in Region 1 (Class 2A)
Trainer: Amp Pegues, Season 3 (19-5)
2020 Big 22: Anthony Stallworth
Farrell’s Offense preview
Scoring Offense: 31.6 (13th in the range)
Total infraction: 348.6
Recurring starters: 8
Most important returnees: Jaiman Holden, SR / OL; Anthony Stallworth, SR / RB; Omar Stewart, SR / WR; Preston Williams, SR / OL; Kylon Wilson, JR / WR
Major losses: Brice Butler, WR; Christian Hartley, QB; Gary Satterwhite, OL
Name To Look For: Anthony Stallworth, RB
The Steelers’ consecutive 1,200-yard rusher, Anthony Stallworth, is returning for his senior season after winning 2,977 yards with 324 carries and 35 touchdowns in the last two campaigns.
The big question will be who will quarterback Christian Hartley.
“Trian Holden, a senior, as well as Kabron Smith and Lamont Samuels will all be fighting for the starting job this summer,” said Pegues.
The Steelers bring back a couple of standout linemen in Preston Williams and Jaiman Holden.
Gary Satterwhite left a huge void in his graduation last spring.
“Gary will be very, very difficult to replace,” said Pegues. “He’s given us over 50 starts, but the guys across the board worked extremely hard.”
Senior Omar Stewart earned the region’s 2nd team award by catching 13 passes for 183 yards (14.1 avg).
Junior Kylon Wilson appears ready to take the next step.
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Farrell’s Defense Preview
Scoring Defense: 14.1 (7th in the range)
Recurring starters: 9
Most important returnees: Jaiman Holden, SR / DL; Trian Holden, SR / DB; Anthony Jackson, SR / LB; Lamont Samuels, JR / DB; Omar Stewart, SR / LB; Taidon Strickland, SR / LB; Preston Williams, SR / DL; Kylon Wilson, JR / DB
Loss of keys: Brice Butler, DB; Gary Satterwhite, DL
Name To Look For: Taidon Strickland, LB
In their five wins a year ago, the Steelers only allowed an average of 6.4 points per game. Farrell’s defense ended 2020 for the sixth straight year with less than 17 points per game.
Farrell’s core group Taidon Strickland, Anthony Jackson, Omar Stewart and Kylon Wilson are all back. Strickland has led the defense in one-on-one for the past two seasons. Jackson finished last fall with 67 tackles.
This year’s group could be something special, according to Pegues.
“Could be one of the best. We’re talking about five starters who were all-state players. Taidon and Anthony will be the leaders of the team. The other senior Omara [Stewart], Anthony Jackson, Preston Williams and the Holdens [Jaiman and Trian] will also lead. “
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2020 Class 2A Region 1 place in the table
Wilmington – 6-0 (10-1)
Farrell – 4-2 (5-3)
Sharpsville – 3-4 (3-5)
Greenville – 0-7 (0-8)
August 27 – in Greenville
September 3 – Mercer
September 10th – at Lakeview
September 17 – Reynolds
September 24th – in Sharpsville
Oct 1 – West Middlesex
October 8 – in Wilmington
Oct. 15 – during the university preparation
October 22nd – Kennedy Catholic