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Danville Ironmen Football Preview 2016


There is much optimism concerning Danville football this season and why not? In 2015, despite starting as many as 14 sophomores and freshmen, the Ironmen finished with a 7-4 overall record and advanced to the District playoffs where they lost to Athens 20-17.


Now in his 8th season as head coach, Jim Keiser welcomes back 16 starters. On offense the Ironmen can count on all conference fullback Trent Hilkert who who rushed for 1219 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2015. Gannon Feldman moves from quarterback to funning back. He actually made that transition late last season and rushed for almost 200 yards in the last two games. Peyton Riley who started at wide receiver on offense and corner on defense as a freshman, will take over the quarterback role. Up front the Ironmen can count on Derien Yeager, all conference guard Ken Cooper, and Preston Fausnaught.


Danville was good defensively last season, and Keiser thinks they can be as good if not better in 2016. The defense is led by linebackers Ken Cooper and Trent Hilkert and a very talented secondary comprised of Shane Kozick, Peyton Riley, and Peyton Persing.


Look for Danville to to be a a contender not only in Division II of the Heartland Conference but in District 4 AAA as well.






Coach: Jim Keiser


The coach that influenced me the most in my career was: George Curry


The best player that I ever coached against was: Alex Anzalone from Wyomissing


If I could change one rule in high school football it would be: we should be able to have spring football


I am in favor of spring football for High School Teams.


I think that a 16 game season is too long to crown a state champion because: I think you need that long to get a worthy champion. 


The biggest change in the sport since I played high school football is: the equipment


My favorite movie is: Bill Durham


My favorite meal is: Sauer Kraut mashed potatoes


My favorite singer or musical group is: AC/DC


Player Profiles
School: Danville

My favorite NFL team is: the Eagles

My favorite NFL player is: Zaeh Ertz

The person in history I’d like to meet is: Chuck Bednarik

My best moment in a football game was: being moved from [sam/will] to middle LB and excelling during the game and the rest of the season

My dream vacation would be to: Bora-Bora

If I could improve in one aspect of playing football, it would be: to be a bit faster

My Favorite food is: steak and brown rice

My hobbies and/or leisure time activities include: hanging out with teammates/team night

My favorite sport other than football is: soccer
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