Pigskin Preview: Williamsville Bullets


School: Williamsville

Mascot:  Bullets

Head Coach: Aaron Kunz

Years at School: 17thyear as head coach

Overall Record: 132-45

Assistant Coaches:

Offensive Staff: Derek Smith, Mike McCormick, Will Peters, Chuck Walbert, Luke Bleyer

Defensive Staff:  Josh Patrick, Adam Kershaw, Ed Kern, Kyle Kent

Last Year’s Conference Record: 8 -1

Last Year’s Overall Record: 10 – 2

Postseason: 2-1

2018 Team Scoring Average: 37.4

2018 Team Yards per Game Average: 347.5

2018 Team Yards per Game Passing: 1535

2018 Team Yards per Game Rushing: 2635

2018 Team Points Allowed Per Game: 18.3

2018 Team Yards Allowed Per Game: 234.9

2018 Team Yards Allowed per Game Passing: 113.8

2018 Team Yards Allowed Per Game Rushing: 121.1

School State Championships: 0

School Conference Championships: 10

Biggest Rival Game Every Year: Athens and Maroa

Number of Players out this season: 77

Number of returning letterman: 17

Number of returning starters: 10

Offense: 3

Defense: 7

Top Returnees from 2018


Conor McCormick      QB      JR        6’0”     200     

(34 completions on 65 attempts for 228 yards and 4 passing TD’s, 87 carries, 340 yards, 12 Rushing TD’s) 

Grant Ripperda           RB       SR       5’11”   210      (147 carries, 1054 yards, 15 Total TD’s)

Brendon Bishop          WR      SR       5’11”   165      (7 receptions, 133 yards, 2 TD)


Gabe Watkins             DE       SR       6’1”     195      (15 Solo, 32 Assists, 4 Sacks)

Baylin Dunn               DE       JR        6’0”     205      (2 Solo, 13 Assists)

George Spaniol           OLB    JR        5’11”   175      (13 Solo, 44 Assists, 1 Sack)

Trevor Shue                MLB   SR       5’10”   190      (26 Solo, 71 Assists, 2 Sack, 1 Fumble Recovery)

Chet Warnisher           MLB   SR       5’10”   190      (14 Solo, 38 Assists)

Stephen Gleason         FS        JR        6’1”     200      (16 Solo, 28 Assists, 2 Int)

F.J. Simpson        MLB/NT   JR        5’10”   225      (17 Solo, 47 Assists, 1 Sack, 1 Fumble Recovery)

Who are the newcomers we should know about and why?

Riley Jones, Noah Sanders, Nathan Hull, Max Olysav, Stephen Gleason, Isiah Hyson, Ryan Willson and Will Kistner are all guys that we are looking for big things from at the receiver position. 

On the offensive line guys that have received significant reps this summer include Tyler Rapp, Dustin Johnson, Caleb Thompson, Rutger Schleyhahn, Nathan Bates, and Tyler Rapp.

Other guys that will contribute at running back include Stephen Gleason and George Spaniol. 

At the defensive back position, we are looking for Evan Felts, Max Olysav, Cory Walbert, and Hunter Moser to step up and make big contributions. 

At linebacker we have seen great strides this summer from Ryan Dennis, Ian Hofferkamp, William Pounder, and Thomas Britton.

Defensive lineman we are looking for contributions from include Noah Kern, Nathan Bates, and Nick Harris.

What are the questions marks for this team heading into the 2018 season?

We have a lot of guys who will be first year starters on offense at the varsity level including 5 new offensive lineman. 

What’s something unique about this team that’s worth noting? 

On the last day of summer, we had 11 offensive and 11 defensive one-way starters.

Head Coach Aaron Kunz says:

“The players and coaches have been outstanding this summer! We are excited for the 2019 season!”