Shaler football eyes next season
TribLIVE Sports Videos
If there was a positive to the 2013 season for the Shaler Football team is was the resiliency and ability to hold up to adversity according to head coach Chris Siegle.
“That was something we didn't do last year,” Siegle said. “This year, we were able to answer when adversity struck.”
The coach cited examples of in the game against North Allegheny when the Tigers scored on the first play. The Titans were able to put together a drive and answer.
“There were times our offense turned the ball over, and the defense then forced a three-and-out,” Siegle said. “These situations with emotion and sudden changes in a game are things you can't simulate in practice.”
When Siegle arrived at Shaler late in the offseason process last year, he knew what it would take to build a program. He sat down with the seniors and explained to them situation at hand and asked them for help.
“I told them that we have to rebuild this brick by brick, and the foundation that they laid would slowly help us change the culture here,” Siegle said. “This senior class bought in collectively and since January have been in the weight room, and committed themselves. There were very few missed days.”
Things are looking up for the team as it heads into the off season.
Some key seniors like quarterback Josh Crawford will graduate, but there will be a core of skill players back in Tim Nickel and Robbie Reinheimer at receiver who will help the offense, and defense next season.
Jerry Clark is a sports editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-779-6979 or email@example.com.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
- Trib high school rankings for Sunday, Sept. 21
- High school roundup: Jeannette rolls to victory; Hempfield standout commits to IPFW
- Carlynton players carry on under new coach
- Penn Hills runs past Mt. Lebanon defense
- High school roundup: No. 9 North Allegheny takes down Upper St. Clair
- Thomas Jefferson rolls to 4th straight win, routs Elizabeth Forward
- Big 3rd quarter lifts No. 2 Central Catholic past North Allegheny
- The Birdie needs a week off
- Brown’s 7 TDs power Apollo-Ridge past Shady Side Academy
- Late FG again wins it for Valley
- Plum’s surge hands Norwin 1st loss, 23-14