School: Springfield High Senators
Head Coach: Roy Wesley Gully, III
Years at School: entering 5th season
Overall Record: 16-22
Assistant Coaches: Nate Graham & Jon Hebb- Assistant Head Coaches, James Hickman, Jarrett Anderson, Kevin Norris, Joe Mercier, Ben Kramer, Trenton Lovekamp, Tim Simon, Tony Webster
Last Year’s Conference Record: 6-3
Last Year’s Overall Record: 6-4
Postseason: Lost in round 1 to Palos Heights Shepard
2018 Team Scoring Average: 37.6
2018 Team Yards per Game Average: 393
2018 Team Yards per Game Passing: 209
2018 Team Yards per Game Rushing: 184
2018 Team Points Allowed Per Game: 29.3
2018 Team Yards Allowed Per Game: 327
2018 Team Yards Allowed per Game Passing: 165
2018 Team Yards Allowed Per Game Rushing: 162
School State Championships: none
School Conference Championships: ?
Biggest Rival Game Every Year: Southeast
Number of Players out this season: 70 Varsity
Number of returning letterman: 32
Number of returning starters: 14
Top Returnees from 2018
Rashad Rochelle QB (2078 yds passing, 296 yds rushing, 27 passing TD’s, 5 rush TD’s)
Taryn Wallace WR (23 catches, 674 yds, 9 TD’s)
Steven Boucher WR (16 catches, 176 yards, 2 TD’s)
Carter Mercier Guard (started all 10 games)
Jeffrey Elms CB 5’10” 170 SO
Nick Wallace LB 6’3” 215 SR
Taryn Wallace DB 5’10” 200 SR
LaDarius Moss DL 6’2” 250 SR
Who are the newcomers we should know about and why?
Richie Snider- tall lanky WR who has moved to WR after playing QB at the lower levels. Gives us a big red zone target that we haven’t had previously.
Shane Miller- basketball starter that sat out his sophomore football season. He has earned Cam Jones spot from last season and has showed flashes of brilliance this summer.
What are the questions marks for this team heading into the 2019 season?
What’s something unique about this team that’s worth noting?
We have a large senior class of 19 players, yet we have a great mix of sophomores and juniors that fill out our starting lineups which should allow us to remain consistent for the next few seasons.
Head Coach Roy Gully says:
“Our early games will be a huge indicator for how our season will go. Everyone knows we lost some dynamic players, but we have had guys step up throughout the summer and fill in. It will be interesting to see if the summer success will transfer over into the season for those new players. If it does, we could really have a special group this season and exceed expectations. Regardless, we expect to compete every single week.”