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Friday, September 02, 2005

Two Player Stories

On the eve of the start of the 2005 season, Zach Dollar and Ryan Hall both appeared in news articles yesterday.

Zach Dollar

Zach Dollar wasn't feeling all that great about his situation on the Colgate
University football team during his first two years with the Raiders.He was
listed as a junior varsity player, but he wasn't getting any time at all at
defensive end, a position that he excelled in at Justin-Siena High School."I've
always had a goal to be a great football player and I think that's what has kept
me driven," Dollar said. "I think just through determination I kept working
hard."Coach Dick Biddle and his staff took notice of Dollar, a three-time
All-Napa County performer and Justin-Siena's two-time Defensive MVP, when he was
on the Raiders' scout team, which faced the first-team offense, in practice.

Ryan Hall

He’s going to start along the offensive line for the Colgate Raiders when they
begin their 2005 football campaign Saturday afternoon in Hamilton against
Central Connecticut State. And as Ryan Hall can make most scales groan with his
300 pounds, give or take a cheese dog, the young man is well placed.
he’ll be focused on the Blue Devils, who’ll come to town with both 55 lettermen
and 16 starters from last year’s outfit that went 8-2. Of that, you can be
certain because Hall, a senior, was one of those glorious Raiders who fashioned
that 15-1 record two seasons ago and went all the way to the Division I-AA title
game in Chattanooga.


  • Wish I could say I saw Hansen coming. Coach Biddle says he likes to bring in impact players at the skill positions every year and apparently he means it as he leaves very little to chance with 3 talented QBs and RBs this year alone.

    Lafayette should have been aware of Hansen since he is from the same HS as Jon Hurt who set rushing records there. Wonder if they sought him.

    Blurb from last pre-season, check out the size of bthe o-line:


    LAST SEASON: 9-2

    HIS WAY OR THE HIGHWAY: Phil Ziglar (13th season/69-62)

    BLUE CHIPPERS: RB/DB Steven Hansen should be the next Boone 1,000-yard club member, running behind huge OL led by Spencer Storch (6-4/280/Senior), Dennis Bowling (6-4/305/Junior) and Gerald Poke (6-6/270/Junior). Defensively, LB Matt Eason (6-0/210/Senior) leads the way, helped by DE/TE John Martinson (6-2/220/Senior), DE/TE Craig Broulik (6-3/220/Senior) and DT Kevin Lambert (6-3/230/Senior).

    LUCK OF THE DRAW: Defending district champ should contend for another title and there always is the Edgewater rivalry to wrap up the season.

    CUT TO THE CHASE: Ziglar: "We have been very successful the last six years so we won't change much. We will dance with who we bring." Hansen could be his top dancer.///

    By Anonymous Andy, at 1:16 PM  

  • Happy 2006!

    By Anonymous Quincy Dusch, at 12:35 PM  

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