Valley Christian Eagles Excessive College Soccer Preview 2021

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – In mid-January, Valley hired Christian Andy Hake as head football coach. Hake has amassed an 80.6% (104-25) win rate at Western Reserve in 11 years. His teams qualified nine times for the postseason and won or shared a championship seven times.

“I feel totally excited and humble at the same time,” said Coach Hake. “I’ve always loved the soccer game. I love working with young people and trying to make them better. I feel blessed and grateful for Valley Christian who gave me this opportunity. “

The Eagles have only scored 30 or more points once in the last 23 games played.

Under Hake, Reserve scored 30 points or more 66% of the time in the last 38 games (2016-19) of his stint as the Blue Devil leader.

“We have great kids here,” said Hake. “You want to be trained and have a top program in this area. We have to instill the belief that we can do it and then go out there and carry out the plan. “

Valley Christian opened the new campaign at the Campbell Memorial Friday August 20th.

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Record 2020: 2-6 (2-4, 6th place in the EOAC)
Trainer: Andy Hake, 1st season at Valley Christian

Valley Christians Offense preview
Scoring Offense: 15.4 (48th in the range)
Recurring starters: 8
Main returnees: Joey Batista, SR / QB; Cam Davenport, SR / RB; Jon’Trell Mixon, SR / TE
Major losses: Eric Davis, OL; Tyrone Lindsey, ATH; Nasir Long, OL
Name to look out for: Joey Batista, QB

Senior Joey Batista appears to be starting the year as quarterback.

“Joey is a seasoned player,” said Hake. “We will rely heavily on his game and his positive attitude. Joey is a great kid and really wants the team to do well. I firmly believe that he will do his job and perform well that we are all proud of him. “

Batista is supported by skill players Cam Davenport in the backcourt as well as VeShaun Gurley and Jhordan Peete as wideouts and Jon’Trell Mixon on the tight end.

“We plan to implement a variety of formations and leverage our skilled players using sets of three, two, one and no-backs,” said Hake. “We’re going to play a lot of games that involve down-schemes of our offensive line. Fast passes and screens will also be a big part of our offensive. I think we have great players and we need to get them the ball in space. “

Returning to the front are the Eagles Phillip Chandler-Cox, Kyle Kornell, Kenny Ali and Jemel Jenkins.

“I love lineman in general,” said Hake. “The most selfless guys on the team. Our offensive line is making good progress and I was cautiously optimistic in this area of ​​our team. I think we have some good ones. They had a good off-season in terms of the weight room. “

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Valley Christian’s Defense preview
Judgmental defense: 21.0 (T-23rd in range)
Recurring starters: 8
Most important returnees: Requan Bell, SR / DB; VeShaun Gurley, JR / LB; Jon’Trell Mixon, SR / DL; Jon’Qual Pabellon, JR / LB
Major losses: Eric Davis, DL; Tyrone Lindsey, DB
Name To Look For: Jon’Trell Mixon, DE

“Defense will be the heart of our team and program,” said Hake. “We will play extremely fast and spirited. I can see these kids want a great team and it all starts and ends with defense. “

Sammy Washington and Jon’Trell Mixon (45 tackles, 1 INT) will play in the defensive end positions at the front. In the middle of the defense, the Eagles Brian Tubbs and Cam Davenport as well as Jon’Qual Pabellon and VeShaun Gurley will play as linebackers. In secondary school, Phillip Spradley and Requan Bell will fill the team’s defensive back slots.

“We’re going to play with a chip on our shoulder,” said Hake. “We want to play fast and with tenacity.”

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EOAC rating 2020
United – 5-1 (7-3)
Leetonia – 5-1 (7-2)
South – 5-1 (5-3)
Wellsville – 3-3 (4-6)
Columbiana – 3-3 (4-5)
Talchristen – 2-4 (2-6)
Lisbon – 1-5 (4-7)
East Palestine – 0-6 (1-9)

Time schedule
August 20 – at the Campbell Memorial
August 27 – LaBrae
September 3 – McDonald
September 10th – at United
September 17th – in Lisbon
September 24th – at Leetonia
Oct. 1 – Columbiana
October 8 – South
Oct. 15 – Wellsville
Oct. 22 – in Eastern Palestine

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