//comScore:

Endurance key for River Ridge's two-way linemen

Search

Twitter



MORE from our HomeTeam writers.

More Video

HomeTeam Hot Shots
Vote for the top male and female athletes from the bay area
Madison Epperson, softball, Tampa Catholic
Jen Kistemaker, track, Osceola
Emily Merino, softball, Tarpon Springs
Madisyn Palmer, softball, River Ridge
Jasha Patrick, track, Hernando
Julia Schifino, softball, Academy of the Holy Names
Jordan Butler, baseball, Alonso
Anthony Crandon, track, Northeast
Felix Dieguez, baseball, Leto
Franklin German, baseball, Bishop McLaughlin
Tyler Hawks, baseball, River Ridge
George Koulianos, baseball, Indian Rocks Christian
 

Facebook

 
 

Mon. August 6, 2012 | Matt Baker | Email

Endurance key for River Ridge's two-way linemen

As River Ridge coach Ryan Benjamin reflected on his team’s first practice of the fall, his first statement focused on his Royal Knights passing their conditioning tests.

There’s a reason for that. River Ridge has plenty of size, but its big bodies will have to play both ways this season. That includes center Kevin Harris, guard Hayden Krautner and tackle Carlos Santamaria.

“That’s why we need them in such good shape,” Benjamin said. “They have the ability to do that.”

A few new faces have already boosted River Ridge. TE/DE Damion Hicks transferred from Gulf, and LB TJ Petrizzi transferred from Ridgewood after recording 67 tackles last fall. DE Hunter McLaughlin should see plenty of time this fall with his return to the program, too.

Benjamin’s line still has openings, but he said he was pleased with the first day of practice for a program trying to build from its first winning season since 1999.

“The kids were all responsive,” Benjamin said. “We had a good, high-intensity practice.”

Comments

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours
Loading...