Closer look at Pacelli Vikings

August 26, 2012 

QUICK FACTS

Coach: Randy Grace, second year, 1-9 (22-32 overall)

Assistant coaches: Alan Griffin, offensive coordinator; Carson Hinton, defensive coordinator; Justin Newman, Buster Conally, Roger Beck, Ryan Babb, Dan Vestal

Homefield: Diemel Field

2011 record: 1-9

Region 4-A

2012 SCHEDULE

Aug. 31 at Crawford Co. 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 14 Stewart Co. 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 20 at Baconton Ch. 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 28 Central-Talbotton 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 5 at Brookstone 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 12 Marion Co. 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 19 at Greenville 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 26 Dooly Co. 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 2 at Schley Co. 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 9 at Hawkinsville 7:30 p.m.

2011 Results

Aug. 26 Schley County L, 51-0

Sept. 2 at Hawkinsville L, 42-13

Sept. 16 at Taylor County L, 47-6

Sept. 23 at Marion County L, 42-0

Sept. 30 Central (Talbotton) L, 36-8

Oct. 7 at Greenville L, 33-3

Oct. 14 Brookstone L, 49-7

Oct. 21 at Macon County W, 22-6

Oct. 28 Dooly County L, 41-0

Nov. 4 Chattahoochee County L, 39-21

BREAKING DOWN THE VIKINGS

The Good: Pacelli brings back 18 starters from a team that got back into the win column in 2011. The team is still very young, five underclassmen will start on offense and seven on defense, but in-game experience has improved. Transfer quarterback Wyatt Peterson, who threw for 12 touchdowns and almost 1,700 yards for Columbus High last year, will help lead the young offense, which averaged just 7 points per game last season

The Bad: The potential hasn't yet translated into wins. Pacelli lost seven in a row to start the 2011 season, and finished the season with back-to-back losses in which an average of 40 points per game were allowed. And, of course, youth will still be a factor in 2012.

Our take: The team certainly appears to be headed in a positive direction. More players have come out for the team, and they buy into the philosophy Grace has presented. Whether that will translate to wins this season is anybody's guess, but the future looks bright.

-- David Mitchell

ROSTER

Name Cl.

1 Deandre Bowman 9

2 Adam Hughes 10

3 K.T. Walls 12

4 Wyatt Peterson 11

5 Keandre Ashley 10

6 Tony Hall 10

9 Jay Dawahare 12

10 Tristan Wells 9

11 Michael Mansfield 11

12 Bailey McKee 9

13 Eric Hughes 10

14 Kevin Jacobs 10

15 Brian Foster 11

16 Luke Dawahare 10

17 Timothy Diquattro 12

18 Mark Diquattro 10

19 Cornelius Rogers 10

22 Ed Jenkins 10

25 Bryan Alexander 9

26 Thomas Russell 10

27 GioTanelus 9

30 Malik Marble 11

35 Trevor Robichaux 9

37 Mikal Marble 9

40 Chris Gudz 11

42 Ben Davis 9

44 Nathan Schlies 12

50 Walter Meeks 10

51 Phillip Casteel 10

52 Brice Morpeth 12

53 C.J. Baylosis 12

54 Joseph Wiley 10

55 Zach Luke 11

56 T.J. Branscomb 10

58 Alex Fernandez 12

60 Daniel Solomon 12

62 Kahlil Jenkins 11

65 Ryan Jones 10

67 Mitchell Torbert 12

70 Joseph McDaniel 10

77 Cade Pepper 10

83 Will Harris 9

92 Chris Rehak 10

99 Marcos Herrera 10

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