Bailey Craven (jr, 5-9, 170), Michael Leonard and Khalil Carter (sr, 6-2, 210) look to be the starting linebackers. Leonard, a senior is a move-in from Rochester. Pablo Morales, a first-year senior player, is also in the mix.
Urban said the secondary has been a bit banged up during training camp. Kevin Gonzalez (so, 5-5, 135) and Caleb McLochlin (sr, 5-11, 155) look to be the starting cornerbacks. Gaby and Brown are the safeties. Austin Muller (so, 5-9, 140) is recovering from a pulled hamstring but is also in the mix. As is Ed Hurst, a senior move-in from Chicago who started high school at Logansport. Urban said his transfer from Chicago was not yet completed when this story was being written but when it is completed he should give the team a boost.
Record looks to handle the punting duties and soccer player Orlando Casimiro will handle the kicking duties.
The Berries will get a good look at just where they’re at right off the bat tonight against Urban’s former team, the Twin Lakes Indians. Last season Twin Lakes came to Berry Stadium and left with a 33-9 win, and Twin Lakes looks to be strong again this season.
“They’ll be a solid team. They out-physicaled us and outplayed us that game,” Urban said. “I told the kids how I feel about that. That’s not a good way to get started. That set the tone.”
The Berries handily defeated Peru the next week, but that would turn out to be their final win of the season. They lost eight straight to close out the season 1-9 but Urban was quick to point out that the Berries were in most of those games and need to find a way to pull them out this season.
“We were able to bounce back the following week against Peru and followed that with a good game against Huntington. But we were up and down,” Urban said. “Some games we were tough and some games we didn’t show up. We have to be mentally tougher and a more consistent football team. “