2019 TRI TITANS FOOTBALL CAPSULE

HEAD COACH: Andrew Totheroh

RECORD AT TRI: 13-19

CAREER RECORD: 13-19

2018 HOME RECORD: 0 – 4

2018 ROAD RECORD: 2 – 3

2018 NEUTRAL RECORD: 0 – 1

POINTS SCORED: 166

POINTS ALLOWED: 347

OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR: Ethan Cook

DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR: Lee Spurgin

2018 RESULTS

Aug. 17 Union City @                                      Loss 14-20

Aug. 24 Northeastern @                               Loss 19-38

Aug. 31 Lincoln @                                            Win 13-12

Sep. 8    Wes-Del                                               Win 22-14

Sep. 14  Centerville @                                     Loss 14-52

Sep. 21  Winchester @                                    Loss 14-50

Sep. 28  Knightstown @                                 Loss 34-74

Oct. 5    Hagerstown @                                  Loss 20-24

Oct. 12  Union County @                               Loss 16-30

Oct. 19  North Decatur                                   Loss 0-33

@ – Tri-Eastern conference game

 

2019 SCHEDULE

Aug. 23 Union City @     

Aug. 30 Northeastern @              

Sep. 6    Cambridge City Lincoln @            

Sep. 14  Wes-Del              

Sep. 20  Centerville @    

Sep. 27  Winchester @   

Oct. 4    Knightstown @

Oct. 11  Hagerstown @ 

Oct. 18  Union County @              

@ – Tri-Eastern conference game

 

10-YEAR WINNING TREND

2009       4-7

2010       0-10

2011       0-10

2012       0-10

2013       3-7

2014       1-9

2015       3-8

2016       6-5

2017       5-6

2018       2-8

24-80 20% winning percentage

 

TRI FOOTBALL SINCE 1971

1971       2-7

1972       1-7

1973       3-5

1974       7-3

1975       9-1

1976       3-7

1977       7-3

1978       9-1

1979       2-8

1980       4-6

1981       8-3

1982       5-5

1983       6-5

1984       3-6

1985       2-6

1986       8-4

1987       5-5

1988       2-7

1989       6-3

1990       9-2

1991       9-3

1992       8-3

1993       9-2

1994       7-4

1995       7-3

1996       9-1

1997       8-3

1998       5-5

1999       2-8

2000       5-5

2001       9-3

2002       5-6

2003       2-8

2004       5-5

2005       6-4

2006       7-4

2007       7-6

2008       4-7

2009       4-7

2010       0-10

2011       0-10

2012       0-10

2013       3-7

2014       1-9

2015       3-8

2016       6-5

2017       5-6

2018       2-8

 

KEY PLAYERS LOST

Logan Stephens

Gage Rowe

Christian Harding

Ethen Fleenor

Devin Keck

Dakota Raley

 

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING

Parker Engle

Andrew Pierce

Syrus Butler

Vade Dishman

Tyler Kingery

Zach Davis

Luke Hill

Holden Thomas

Evan Murphy

Clayton Scott

Robby Pandoli

Jacob Marshall

Jordan Raley

Liam Rains

Dennis Trosper

Gunnar Longnecker

Foster Burk

 

2018 TEAM STATS

PASSING: 59 – 140 – 850 – 85.0ypg – 4TD – 10INT

RUSHING: 371 – 1,885 – 188.5ypg – 19TD

ALL – PURPOSE YARDS: 3,120/312ypg

TOTAL OFFENSE: 2,735/273.5ypg

TOTAL TOUCHDOWNS: 23

TACKLES: 591

TACKLES FOR LOSS: NA

SACKS: 17

INTERCEPTIONS: 6

KICK RETURNS: 7.9

PUNT RETURNS: 6.3

PUNTING: 32.6

PUNTS INSIDE 20: 4

 

2018 INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

PASSING: Syrus Butler, 59 – 138 – 850 – 85.0ypg – 4TD – 10INT

RUSHING: Vade Dishman, 200 – 1,169 – 116.9ypg – 9TD

RECEIVING: Gage Rowe, 23 – 280 – 1TD

ALL – PURPOSE YARDS: Vade Dishman, 1,140/144.0ypg

TOTAL YARDS PER GAME: Vade Dishman, 1,313/131.3ypg

TOUCHDOWNS: Vade Dishman, 9

TOTAL TACKLES: Logan Stephens, 136/13.6

SOLO TACKLES: Logan Stephens, 59

ASSIST: Logan Stephens, 77

TACKLES FOR LOSS: NA

SACKS: Tyler Kingery, Dakota Raley, Christian Harding, 3

INTERCEPTIONS: Several tied with 1

 

2018 COMPOSITE STATS: https://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/tri-titans-(straughn,in)/football-fall-18/stats.htm

 

2019 ANALYSIS:

The 2019 season for the Tri Titans will be about getting back on track and being more consistent on defense. Tri lost their final six games of the 2018 season giving up 74 to Knightstown, 50 to Winchester 52 to Centerville, 33 to North Decatur and 30 Union County.  Now the Titans will focus on getting all 11 players on defense to the football. Losing Logan Stephens will be difficult to replace after leading the way with 136 tackles. The Titans also lost linebacker Christian Harding, lineman Dakota Raley, defensive back Gage Rowe, DL Devin Keck and Ethan Fleenor… all key players on last year’s defense. One area of emphasis this season will be forcing more turnovers. Tri had just 11 last season.

DL Robbie Pandoli is a three – year starter and will be counted on even more in his senior season. He will be joined by Liam Rains, Jordan Raley, Jacob Marshall, Foster Burk and Gunnar Longenecker up front. Senior linebackers Dennis Trasper and Andrew Pierce provide leadership in the middle. Vying for playing time at linebacker will be Syrus Butler, Tyler Kingery and Zach Davis. All three saw playing time in 2018.

The secondary will be manned by Luke Hill, Vade Dishman and Holden Thomas. Look for Devin Smith and Christian McLemore to see playing time as well.

On offense, the Titans will continue to run the football after averaging nearly 200 yards per game in 2018. Syrus Butler will be under center once again after throwing for 850 yards and rushing for another 108. Butler will have All-TEC running back Vade Dishman returning after gaining 1,169 yards and scoring nine touchdowns. Tyler Kingery will be a nice complement to Dishman and could see more carries this season. As with most smaller schools Tri will rely on two – way lineman on offense including Clayton Scott, Robby Pandoli, Dennis Trosper, Gunnar Longenecker, Foster Burk, and sophomore Gage Ferrell.

Tri will rely on Luke Hill, Holden Thomas and tight end Evan Murphy in the passing attack. Hill had eight receptions for 216 yards and three touchdowns in 2018.

If the Titans are to compete in the balanced TEC they must find a way to shore things up on defense. Over the final six games of the 2018 season Tri’s defense gave up an average of nearly 44 points per game. You won’t win many games giving up that many points. Tri will have the early schedule on their side as they play three of their first four games at Dennis C. Gipe Field. The second half of the season will be extremely difficult with road games at Centerville, Knightstown and Hagerstown. In order to be in the running for a conference championship by seasons and the Titans will have to have their veterans step up in 2019.