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Friday, August 26, 2005

Express-Times Story

Recent story about the upcoming season just surfaced. It would appear that the Biddle quotes would have come from before DeWayne Long got his sixth year of eligibility.

Not so sure about the QB comments though. I think Saraceno is getting the ball come September 3rd, but maybe there is still plenty of competition if he doesn't perform as well as they want? Should be very interesting to watch what happens.

Edit: There seems to be a problem for some linking directly to it. Here's the Colgate right up:

The Raiders finished 4-2 in league play last season. In the three seasons before that, they had only two total losses to league foes in winning the title in 2003, tying for it in 2002 and finishing second in 2001.

Coach Dick Biddle believes he has quality players returning but perhaps not the depth of recent seasons. He's replacing quarterback Chris Brown, tailback Jamaal Branch and last year's top wide receivers Luke Graham and DeWayne Long.

"I think we recruited well and I think we're going to be very good," Biddle said. "Our depth will probably come from our freshman class. You have to ask what you're asking of your quarterback. I wouldn't be surprised if it's a freshman."

That could be Alex Relph, whose father, Bob Relph, was the starting QB for the Raider squads that went a combined 18-3 in 1976-77.

"I think we have to replace two very good receivers. They kept people off our backs last year making big plays. We'll find a tailback. We've always had good tailbacks in our offense."

The defense looks for leadership from linebacker Jared Nepa, the leading tackler last fall, and strong safety Geoff Bean, the second-leading tackler and interceptions leader with six. Both were All-Patriot second teamers.

Three former players from local Skyland Conference schools are projected starters: junior Jake Sulovski of North Hunterdon at center, and the Wurst twins, seniors from Delaware Valley Regional -- Jeremy at offensive tackle and Josh at defensive tackle.

Local connection: C Jake Sulovski, North Hunterdon, Jr.; OT Jeremy Wurst, Delaware Valley, Sr,; DT Josh Wurst, Delaware Valley, Sr.; DE Owen Brenner, Hunterdon Central, So.; LB Mike Gallihugh, Blair Academy, So.

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  • Can't link to it. Could you cut and paste it?

    By Anonymous 'gate88, at 11:52 AM  

  • The article is accessible again at:

    By Anonymous Andy, at 9:42 AM  

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