Delta boys look to ‘revive’ program


Staff Report



The Panthers have a fair amount of returning letter winners to help them improve upon last year’s 1-22 record.


Max Householder | Swanton Enterprise

The 2017-18 Delta boys basketball team.


Max Householder | Swanton Enterprise

Rouleau


Max Householder | Swanton Enterprise

2017-18 Roster
No.NameGrade
1Cody Pelton12
2Jared Gilders12
3Brady Wymer11
10Jarod Kurfiss11
11Gabe Freeman12
22Elliot Schneider12
23Brandon Burkhart12
24Robby Arredondo12
31Bowen Green12
33Noah Tedrow12
35Seth Burres11

It goes without saying when a team’s record is 1-22, they had a down year. However, the Delta boys basketball team has high hopes for the upcoming season with a new coach and a pair of All-Northwest Ohio Athletic League players returning.

“(The) Panthers are looking to revive a once dominant program this year. Getting back to playing fundamentally sound basketball,” said new skipper Ron Rouleau.

Delta will lean on returning letter winners Gabe Freeman, Elliot Schneider, Brandon Burkhart and Brady Wymer.

Freeman returns after averaging 7 points per game a season ago. He was also honorable mention All-NWOAL.

Wymer averaged 7 ppg as well, and was honorable mention All-NWOAL and District 7.

“Attitude, work ethic and team quickness,” Rouleau said of his team’s strengths. Weaknesses are a lack of size and experience.

The Panthers have to replace just one all-league performer from a year ago, losing Goirgio Festinoni who was honorable mention all-league. Other departed letter winners include Dylan Smith, Zak Davis and Peyton Phillips.

Newcomers to the roster are Robby Arredondo, Jared Gilders, Cody Pelton and Noah Tedrow.

As for the league, Rouleau knows each game will be a slugfest.

“Should be another competitive season in the NWOAL,” he said. “Two state final four teams, Archbold and Wauseon, return most of their talent. The rest will be chasing them. Every game will be a battle.”

The Panthers have a fair amount of returning letter winners to help them improve upon last year’s 1-22 record.
http://www.swantonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2017/12/web1_Delta-boy-letterwinners.jpgThe Panthers have a fair amount of returning letter winners to help them improve upon last year’s 1-22 record. Max Householder | Swanton Enterprise

The 2017-18 Delta boys basketball team.
http://www.swantonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2017/12/web1_Delta-boys.jpgThe 2017-18 Delta boys basketball team. Max Householder | Swanton Enterprise

Rouleau
http://www.swantonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2017/12/web1_Rouleau-headshot.jpgRouleau Max Householder | Swanton Enterprise

Staff Report

2017-18 Roster
No. Name Grade
1 Cody Pelton 12
2 Jared Gilders 12
3 Brady Wymer 11
10 Jarod Kurfiss 11
11 Gabe Freeman 12
22 Elliot Schneider 12
23 Brandon Burkhart 12
24 Robby Arredondo 12
31 Bowen Green 12
33 Noah Tedrow 12
35 Seth Burres 11

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