Monday, August 30, 2010

Training camp report No. 21: Shaker High School

LATHAM -- Football fans, players and coaches have been waiting for 'that year' at Shaker High School for quite some time.

Shaker has not qualified for a Section II postseason game since 2005 and the Blue Bison last won an area title the year man first walked on the moon - 1969.

The Blue Bison know they still have a lot of work to do, but with a new excitement generated by first-year head coach Greg Sheeler, maybe, just maybe, 2010 will be 'the year' in Latham.

"With any change, there is going to be a new optimism," said senior center and linebacker Bryan Egan.

"We interacted a lot more," said senior tight end and defensive end Chris Sherwin. "We called each other, gave our cell phone numbers, texted each other and got together for workouts and lifting."

"There has been a winning attitude around the whole school and everyone wants to be a part of it," said senior quarterback Ben Capeless. "It started in offseason, people been lifting together."

The Bison return a solid number of skill players and they've converted former fullback Derek Gardella into an offensive guard, which should make Shaker beefier up front.

First-year head coach Greg Sheeler addresses his team after a recent practice at Shaker High School. (Photos by J.S. Carras - The Record).

"The eye in the sky doesn't lie," has been a refrain at Shaker practices this season. Head coach Greg Sheeler has taken a page from major college and professional programs and video records as much of the morning session of practice he could during two-a-days. During lunch, the players would break their film and get back out in the afternoon and apply their classroom work on the field.

For more on that story, be sure to check out the Shaker High page in Kickoff 2010, a 48-page section which hits the newsstands on Thurs., Sept. 2, tucked inside every copy of The Record.

Shaker High School football players break off the line as they run sprints following a recent practice at the school.

Shaker playbook
COACH: Greg Sheeler
STARTERS RETURNING: 4 offense, 3 defense
2009 RECORD: 3-6
NICKNAME: Blue Bison
LAST SECTION II TITLE: 1969 (Suburban Council)
DIVISION: Class AA, Liberty

Shaker, 2009 game-by-game results
Albany, W 7-0
La Salle, L 40-7
Colonie, L 27-19
Columbia, W 30-20
CBA, W 21-0*
*Crossover games
Home game in CAPS

Shaker 2009 stats review
Rushing, Att., Yds., Avg., TDs
Conor Alund, 107, 868, 8.1, 9
Passing, Comp., Att., Yds., Avg., TDs
Ben Capeless, 30, 84, 449, 15.0, 3
Receiving, No., Yds., Avg., TDs
Eric Sinko, 16, 219, 13.7, 2
Scoring, TD, 2-pt, PAT, FG, Tot.
Conor Alund, 10, 1, 0, 0, 62

Shaker 2010 Roster
No., Player, Yr., Pos. Ht., Wt.
1, Sam Hyatt, Sr., RB-DB, 6-1, 180
3, Brendan Kisselback, Sr., RB-DB, 5-11, 165
5, Chris Landers, Soph., QB-DB, 6-2, 160
7, Ben Capeless, Sr., QB-DB, 6-0, 170
8, Carlos Mendez, Sr., TE-DL, 5-10, 195
11, Adrian Valentino, Jr., SE-DB, 6-2, 170
15, Jimmy O’Brien, Sr., RB-DB, 5-10, 180
17, Matt Whalen, Sr., K, 6-0, 150
19, John Canfield, Sr., SE-DB, 5-8, 160
22, Bernard Maxwell, Sr., RB-LB, 5-6, 145
24, Evan Alaxanian, Sr., TE-DE, 6-2, 185
26, Ian Schupp, Jr., RB-DB, 6-1, 155
27, Josh Fant, Sr., SE-DB, 6-2, 170
28, Marlon Gedeon, Jr., RB-DB, 5-9, 140
29, Brandon Souza, Jr., RB-DB, 5-9, 145
30, Kyle Bernard, Jr., RB-LB, 5-7, 155
34, Conor Alund, Sr., RB-LB, 6-0, 210
40, Steve Boldish, Jr., RB-LB, 5-9, 175
42, Joe Latza, Jr., TE-LB, 5-10, 165
47, Ryan Griffin, Soph., RB-LB, 5-10, 185
50, Cole Lawton, Sr., OL-LB, 5-8, 175
52, Derek Gardella, Sr., OL-LB, 5-11, 230
55, Jasiah Toussaint, Jr., OL-DL, 5-11, 215
61, Bryan Egan, Sr., OL-LB, 6-0, 190
62, Dominic Sposito, Jr., OL-DL, 5-10, 200
63, Luccas Serriano, Sr., OL-DL, 6-3, 285
64, Alex Arduini, Sr., OL-DL, 6-2, 220
65, T.J. Coates, Sr., OL-DL, 5-11, 210
66, Schuyler Huntington, Soph., OL-DL, 6-2, 210
68, Anthony Shea, Jr., OL-DL, 6-0, 220
71, Steven Brown, Sr., OL-DL, 6-0, 220
72, Jon Hewitt, Sr., OL-DL, 5-8, 160
74, Zach Eustace, Sr., OL-DL, 5-10, 190
75, Michael Monfils, Sr., OL-DL, 5-11, 185
78, David Morrison, Soph., OL-DL, 6-2, 225
79, Tony Walton, Sr., OL-LB, 5-11, 170
81, Shane Riley, Sr., SE-DB, 6-0, 165
85, Dan Phillips, Jr., TE-LB, 5-11, 140
86, Patrick Kane, Sr., SE-DB, 5-8, 130
88, Christian Sherwin, Sr., TE-DL, 6-3, 230
90, Jamison Kuhn, Jr., OL-DL, 5-9, 160

Shaker’s three keys to the season
1, Balance between running and passing attack on offense.
2, Be fundamentally sound on defense. "We’re not going to line up in 100 different blitzes," said head coach Greg Sheeler. "we need to tackle, cause turnovers and run to the football."
3, Make big plays and prevent big plays on special teams.

Shaker, 2010 schedule
Friday Sept. 3, vs. Colonie, 7:30 p.m.
Friday Sept. 10, at Schenectady, 7 p.m.
Friday Sept. 17, vs. Bethlehem, 7 p.m.
Friday Sept. 24, vs. Niskayuna, 7 p.m.
Friday Oct. 1, vs. La Salle Institute, 7 p.m.
Friday Oct. 8, at Columbia, 7 p.m.
Saturday Oct. 16, at Troy, 1:30 p.m.
Oct. 22/29, Playoffs/Crossovers, TBA

Shaker High School players have been running up and down the hill behind the school in an effort to work themselves into football shape before the 2010 season starts Thursday night in Latham against archrival Colonie.

This will wrap up Off The Record's series of training camp reports for 21 local high schools, but the excitement for Kickoff 2010 isn't over quite yet. Wonder why Colonie and Shaker were saved for last? They open up the 2010 season Thursday night at Shaker High School. Look for an expanded post to preview that game coming later this week.

To wrap up the Kickoff 2010 series of posts, I will be hosting a live chat here on the blog Wednesday, Sept. 1, starting at 7:30 p.m.

Bring your ideas and comments on what you think will happen in 2010 and share them with fans, parents and perhaps even players from around Section II, Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m.

Also keep your eyes open for our 48-page preview section - Kickoff 2010 - which hits the newsstands inside The Record on Thurs., Sept. 2. It will feature 21 team previews, columns, feature stories, statistics and pictures to preview the upcoming 2010 high school football season.

Previous training camp reports:
No. 1, Lansingburgh High School
No. 2, Cohoes High School
No. 3, Watervliet High School
No. 4, Columbia High School
No. 5, Catholic Central High School; head coach Ray Gaston update
No. 6, Christian Brothers Academy
No. 7, Rensselaer High School
No. 8, Hoosick Falls High School
No. 9, Averill Park High School 
No. 10, Tamarac High School
No. 11, Troy High School
No. 12, Bishop Maginn High School
No. 13, La Salle Institute
No. 14, Stillwater High School
No. 15, Shenendehowa High School
No. 16, Mechanicville High School
No. 17, Hoosic Valley High School
No. 18, Albany Academy
No. 19, Albany High School
No. 20, Colonie High School 

Follow OTR: Twitter
iTunes video podcast
RSS feed for links to blog posts as soon as they are published
Send an email to OTR

Labels: , , ,


Blogger 陈晓 said...

polo ralph lauren outlet

lululemon canada


nike shoes canada

pandora charms canada


michael kors

adidas canada

tiffany canada

abercrombie and fitch

abercrombie kids

oakley canada

bride dresses



new balance canada

burberry outlet

the north face

ralph lauren



air max

bcbg max

uggs on sale

July 15, 2015 at 1:51 AM 
Blogger John said...

tods outlet
canada goose
ralph lauren polo
coach outlet store online
nike air force 1
michaek kors outlet
burberry outlet
jordan retro
uggs outlet
louis vuitton
cheap uggs for sale
michael kors handbags
abercrombie and fitch
canada goose jackets
ray ban sunglasses
ugg boots
cheap uggs
oakley sunglasses
ugg australia
ray ban sunglasses
coach outlet store online
jordan shoes
polo ralph lauren outlet
canada goose
fake oakleys
vans shoes
nike air huarache
michael kors outlet
cheap oakleys
tory burch outlet
hollister clothing
ugg outlet

November 19, 2015 at 1:52 AM 
Blogger Minko Chen said...

ugg boots sale
beats headphones
cheap ray ban sunglasses
michael kors uk outlet
true religion jeans
ugg boots on sale
coach outlet online
oakley sunglasses sale
oakley sunglasses
tods outlet
coach factory outlet
kate spade uk
snapbacks wholesale
coach outlet store
nike air max uk
burberry outlet online
oakley sunglasses wholesale
ugg boots uk
canada goose outelt
michael kors handbags wholesale

January 12, 2016 at 11:01 PM 
Blogger Gege Dai said...

indianapolis colts jerseys
converse shoes sale
ferragamo outlet
texans jerseys
air jordan 13
los angeles lakers jersey
baltimore ravens jersey
pittsburgh steelers jerseys
nike trainers uk
jordan 11
steelers jerseys
san antonio spurs jerseys
chicago bulls jerseys
supra shoes sale
new york giants jersey
detroit lions jerseys
mizuno running shoes
washington redskins jerseys
puma outlet
nike free 5
marc jacobs sale
cheap nike shoes
miami dolphins jersey
tods outlet
green bay packers jersey
cleveland browns jerseys
eagles jerseys
nike outlet store
saints jerseys

May 14, 2016 at 4:31 AM 
Blogger Gege Dai said...

louis vuitton
burberry outlet
canada goose outlet
ugg sale
michael kors factory outlet
michael kors handbags
ysl outlet
michael kors handbags
louis vuitton pas cher
celine outlet

December 8, 2016 at 12:08 AM 
Blogger soma taha said...

Hi, I do believe this is a great site.

December 14, 2016 at 3:46 AM 
Blogger roba. gad3 said...

December 20, 2016 at 12:25 PM 
Blogger roba. gad3 said...

December 20, 2016 at 1:07 PM 
Blogger ريم احمد said...

شركة تنظيف بمكة
شركة مكافحة حشرات بالدمام
شركة تنظيف بالدمام
شركة تسليك مجارى بالدمام
شركة رش مبيدات بالدمام
شركة عزل خزنات بالدمام
شركة تنظيف خزنات بالدمام
شركة تنظيف مسابح بالدمام
شركة تنظيف وجهات حجر

January 12, 2017 at 2:45 AM 
Blogger khaled ali said...

Many people are looking for home service companies, so we have provided assistance for you. Al-Horus is the best service and maintenance company in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, we provide many services for home, including serious pest control and comprehensive cleaning of the house and the detection of water leakage and cleaning the tank and the transfer of furniture only
شركه نقل اثاث وعفش بالطائف
افضل شركه تنظيف بالطائف
شركه مكافحة حشرات بالطائف
شركه رش مبيدات بالطائف

September 6, 2017 at 1:55 PM 
Blogger rehabgad1 said...

Good write-up. I definitely love this site. Keep it up

April 13, 2018 at 4:56 PM 
Blogger rehabgad1 said...

Good write-up. I definitely love this site. Keep it up

April 13, 2018 at 5:03 PM 

Post a Comment

The following comments represent views of the individuals making the comments. Comments are screened only to keep out spam and uncivil behavior. All opinions are welcome.

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home