Poland Bulldogs Excessive College Soccer Preview 2021
POLAND, Ohio (WKBN) – Poland brought Lakeview’s longtime head coach Tom Pavlansky (131-98, 22 years old) to the same position in February. The name Pavlansky is very well known in Poland. The Bulldogs stadium is named after his father, Dave, who served as head coach from 1968 to 1978. Tom graduated from Poland Seminary in 1987.
“I’m very excited and humble about the opportunity to be with Poland,” said coach Pavlansky.
Poland has set a winning record for 14 of the last 15 years; advance 12 times into the postseason during this stretch.
South Range aims to defend the Northeast 8 title without a cartridge
In each of the last three Bulldog first season head coaches (Paul Hulea 1996, Mark Brungard 2005, Ryan Williams 2016) Poland went 4-6. Coach Pavlansky will try to buck the trend.
The new season begins on Thursday, August 19, against rival Canfield and their head coach Mike Pavlansky (Tom’s brother).
Record 2020: 7-2 (5-1, 2nd place in the northeast 8)
Coach: Tom Pavlansky, 1st season with Poland
There are many changes in high school football coaching in the field this summer
Preview of Poland’s offense
Scoring Offense: 30.2 (20th in the range)
Total violation: 331.4
Recurring starters: 5
Main returnees: Bryce Barringer, JR / RB; Christian Colosimo, SR / ATH; Ross Dedo, SR / WR; Jack Fulton, SR / QB
Major losses: Andrew Centofanti, WR; Karter Kellgren, OL; Peyton Mrakovich, RB; Nate Williams, OL
Name To Look For: Jack Fulton, QB
Last season Poland averaged 331.4 yards per game. The highest value since 2013 (353.0) that the Bulldogs have been able to accumulate.
As a junior, Jack Fulton threw 739 yards and 5 scores. He also won 424 rushing yards on 78 carries (5.4 avg) and crossed the goal line 7 times. Now Fulton is entering his third season with the team’s quarterback. “Jack has shown a tremendous work ethic,” says Pavlansky. “A real desire to be the best he can be. We look forward to the opportunity to coach him in the field at the beginning of our class days. “
The offensive line lost two top division selections of the first team with Karter Kellgren and Nate Williams. However, the Bulldogs welcome a lot of experience. “They have proven that they are not afraid of work,” emphasizes Pavlansky. “Our boys worked really hard in the weight room this spring.”
Poland won 7 games in a row after losing their season opener at South Range (24-21). During this period, the Bulldogs’ offense averaged 34.9 points per competition.
Poland’s Defense Preview
Scoring Defense: 13.7 (6th in the range)
Overall defense: 230.0
Recurring starters: 5
Most important returnees: Christian Colosimo, SR / LB; Jack Fulton, SR / DB; Jeff Muslovski, SR / DL; Dom Parker, SR / DL
Key losses: Andrew Centofanti, DB; Brandon Eichert, DL; Dean Gessler, DB; Peyton Mrakovich, LB
Name To Look For: Dom Parker, DL
Senior Defensive End Dom Parker ended 2020 with 65 tackles and 5 quarterback sacks. His classmate Christian Colosimo is also back after finishing his junior season with 55 tackles and 3 interceptions.
Poland must replace the contributions of Andrew Centofanti, Brandon Eichert and Peyton Mrakovich on the defensive side of the ball.
Pavlansky says: “The strength of the team right now is that there is a strong bond between them. They continue to show a desire to work hard. “
Poland has a reputation for working extremely hard on defense. In 8 of the last 9 years the defense allowed less than 19 points per game. In the past three seasons, the defense has allowed an average of 230 yards per game or less (2018: 209.4; 2019: 199.9; 2020: 230.0).
2020 Northeast 8 tables
South Range – 6-0 (9-1)
Poland – 5-1 (7-2)
Hubbard – 4-2 (5-3)
Nile – 4-2 (5-4)
Girard – 2-4 (4-6)
Struther – 2-4 (2-5)
Jefferson – 1-5 (3-7)
Lake view – 0-6 (1-7)
The excitement grows 100 days before football season; Games to get the adrenaline pumping
August 19 – Canfield
August 27 – Louisville
September 3rd – at Howland
September 10th – at Hubbard’s
17th Sept. – Südkette
September 24th – with Niles
Oct. 1 – at Girard’s
October 8 – Seeblick Lake
October 15th – at Jeffersoner’s
October 22 – Struthersther