Chris Morral - Head Coach

This senior class was a very special group of young men in a variety of ways. Besides being excellent role models on and off the field, many of these athletes accomplished something that will remain very special to each of them individually, and that is remaining together as a group throughout their football careers.

I can remember my first year as a head coach and these guys were freshman in the program. Many of them were much smaller in size, but one thing that they didn't lack was heart. I can remember practices when these athletes would jump in varsity drills and not think twice about trying to take a position away from a starter.

Playing the game of football with a big heart is not coachable. These athletes left everything on the field day in and day out. To most of them, being part of a team and pushing one another to be the best was more important to them than choosing to pursue other opportunities.

In life, there will be days when winning seems impossible and losing seems inevitable. During those times, I encourage you to keep pushing forward and never give up. It is always during those times of adversity when great things can happen.

Individually, each of you will be faced with times of adversity. I want each athlete to remember one thing. "You're always working to play a perfect game, but you're never going to achieve it and play that perfect game. Out on the field, you never know which play is going to be that one that can change the complexion of the game. You've just got to play every play to the best of your ability. You should look back and have no regrets about how you performed and how hard you worked at it."

I wish these young men the best of luck in all future endeavors, and wish them the best of luck in the most important game of all, LIFE!

And remember, you will not always play that perfect game, but play every play to the best of your ability and you will have no regrets.

Senior Football Players

Alejandro Alvarez - K

Alejandro Alvarez
 
Alex joined the program two weeks into the season and understood his role on the team immediately. Over time, Alex started to learn the game and understand the rules of the game without a problem. Throughout the season, Alex used practice as his time to get better at kicking and eventually was able to contribute to the team during junior varsity games. Although Alex may not have had the most ability, Alex learned valuable lessons that has made him a pleasure to be around. Thank you for all that you have done and I wish you the best of luck in all future endeavors. Good luck!

Alejandro Alvarez - K

Alejandro Alvarez
 
Alex joined the program two weeks into the season and understood his role on the team immediately. Over time, Alex started to learn the game and understand the rules of the game without a problem. Throughout the season, Alex used practice as his time to get better at kicking and eventually was able to contribute to the team during junior varsity games. Although Alex may not have had the most ability, Alex learned valuable lessons that has made him a pleasure to be around. Thank you for all that you have done and I wish you the best of luck in all future endeavors. Good luck!
 

Pat Clark - WR/DB

Pat Clark
 
Patrick is what I would call a "team player." Four years ago, Patrick was much smaller than what he is now, but played with a huge heart. I can remember in practice the first few times Patrick took a hit; he would get up in shock and didn't quite know what to think of it. After a few years, Patrick really started to learn the game. Over the past two seasons, Patrick has played and started on both sides of the football. Without a doubt, Patrick has been one of the most improved players over a four-year period. Patrick is a very determined you man, and if he can keep this attitude throughout his life, he will be very successful at whatever he chooses to pursue. Good luck!

Pat Clark - WR/DB

Pat Clark
 
Patrick is what I would call a "team player." Four years ago, Patrick was much smaller than what he is now, but played with a huge heart. I can remember in practice the first few times Patrick took a hit; he would get up in shock and didn't quite know what to think of it. After a few years, Patrick really started to learn the game. Over the past two seasons, Patrick has played and started on both sides of the football. Without a doubt, Patrick has been one of the most improved players over a four-year period. Patrick is a very determined you man, and if he can keep this attitude throughout his life, he will be very successful at whatever he chooses to pursue. Good luck!
 

Jerry Heichel - OL/DL

Jerry Heichel
 
When it comes to playing the game of football, overcoming adversity is always important throughout the course of a game and/or season. Jerry was a player who always seemed to help his teammates overcome adversity. It didn't seem to matter what was going on in the game, Jerry always played the game with consistency and didn't need to say a word for other to know what he was thinking. In 2005, Jerry was named to the NTL All Star Team as honorable mention and was also named as the outstanding linemen for the Hornets. If Jerry can continue to keep a positive attitude and overcome adversity the way he has the past four years, Jerry will continue to have success in life. Good luck!

Jerry Heichel - OL/DL

Jerry Heichel
 
When it comes to playing the game of football, overcoming adversity is always important throughout the course of a game and/or season. Jerry was a player who always seemed to help his teammates overcome adversity. It didn't seem to matter what was going on in the game, Jerry always played the game with consistency and didn't need to say a word for other to know what he was thinking. In 2005, Jerry was named to the NTL All Star Team as honorable mention and was also named as the outstanding linemen for the Hornets. If Jerry can continue to keep a positive attitude and overcome adversity the way he has the past four years, Jerry will continue to have success in life. Good luck!
 

Levi Hewitt - OL/DL

Levi Hewitt
 
Levi proves that with hard work and dedication second to none, anything is possible. In the beginning of the 2006 football season, Levi was elected as captain of the Hornets with good reason. Levi is one of the hardest working athletes I have ever coached. Levi has spent countless hours in the weight room, and has worked very hard at making himself a better athlete. Even though those players were bigger in size, not one of those players had bigger heart of more pride to compete. For that reason, Levi was ranked third on the team in tackles after week six, and has compiled 6 solo tackles along with 43 assisted tackles. Levi is an excellent role model for our younger athletes, and if he can continue to work hard and dedicate himself in preparing for the future like he has prepared himself for football, he will have great success. Good luck!

Levi Hewitt - OL/DL

Levi Hewitt
 
Levi proves that with hard work and dedication second to none, anything is possible. In the beginning of the 2006 football season, Levi was elected as captain of the Hornets with good reason. Levi is one of the hardest working athletes I have ever coached. Levi has spent countless hours in the weight room, and has worked very hard at making himself a better athlete. Even though those players were bigger in size, not one of those players had bigger heart of more pride to compete. For that reason, Levi was ranked third on the team in tackles after week six, and has compiled 6 solo tackles along with 43 assisted tackles. Levi is an excellent role model for our younger athletes, and if he can continue to work hard and dedicate himself in preparing for the future like he has prepared himself for football, he will have great success. Good luck!
 

Chet Johnson - WR/DB

Chet Johnson
 
Chet has what some players can only dream on having, and that is speed. Throughout the course of the past four seasons, Chet has always seemed to make big plays during critical times. On many occasions, I would find myself getting upset with Chet about being out of position or not doing what we have coached him to do. But for some reason, Chet was always able to make the play or get to the ball because of his speed and determination to make a play. I look back to the first game of the season in South Williamsport and Chet broke a long return to set up a touchdown. When Chet first caught the ball, it looked as though he wasn't going to use his blockers and even came close to getting to the wedge when all of a sudden, he broke completely free off all defenders and scrambled down the sideline for a 57 yard kickoff return that completely changed the momentum of the game. I believe the game of football and the coaching staff has taught Chet many lessons on work ethic and the importance of being a team player. If Chet can carry those lessons on with him throughout life, he will have many days in which he finds himself having success. Good luck!

Chet Johnson - WR/DB

Chet Johnson
 
Chet has what some players can only dream on having, and that is speed. Throughout the course of the past four seasons, Chet has always seemed to make big plays during critical times. On many occasions, I would find myself getting upset with Chet about being out of position or not doing what we have coached him to do. But for some reason, Chet was always able to make the play or get to the ball because of his speed and determination to make a play. I look back to the first game of the season in South Williamsport and Chet broke a long return to set up a touchdown. When Chet first caught the ball, it looked as though he wasn't going to use his blockers and even came close to getting to the wedge when all of a sudden, he broke completely free off all defenders and scrambled down the sideline for a 57 yard kickoff return that completely changed the momentum of the game. I believe the game of football and the coaching staff has taught Chet many lessons on work ethic and the importance of being a team player. If Chet can carry those lessons on with him throughout life, he will have many days in which he finds himself having success. Good luck!
 

Devon Jones - TE/LB

Devon Jones
 
When it comes to playing the game of football, attitude is very important. When I think of Devon Jones, I think of a guy that has an attitude that is second to none. In games, during practice, and on the sidelines, Devon never displayed negative emotion. Devon was always very positive with other players and was always the first player to encourage younger players. For this reason, Devon proved to be a valuable asset to our program in 2006. In addition to being very positive, Devon always showed a great attitude and never gave up. During week five of the season, Devon suffered a severely sprained ankle, but refused to stop playing and never once asked to come out of the game or practice. Devon, I hope that you can continue on in life with this attitude and remember to be yourself, because you are an outstanding individual. Good luck!

Devon Jones - TE/LB

Devon Jones
 
When it comes to playing the game of football, attitude is very important. When I think of Devon Jones, I think of a guy that has an attitude that is second to none. In games, during practice, and on the sidelines, Devon never displayed negative emotion. Devon was always very positive with other players and was always the first player to encourage younger players. For this reason, Devon proved to be a valuable asset to our program in 2006. In addition to being very positive, Devon always showed a great attitude and never gave up. During week five of the season, Devon suffered a severely sprained ankle, but refused to stop playing and never once asked to come out of the game or practice. Devon, I hope that you can continue on in life with this attitude and remember to be yourself, because you are an outstanding individual. Good luck!
 

Jerred Keltz - OL/LB

Jerred Keltz
 
Jerred is an athlete that refuses to give up. Throughout the season, Jerred was asked to step into games and do the job on the offensive line that wasn't getting done. Many times, Jerred found himself undersized, but I can never remember a time when Jerred complained about other players and just did whatever was asked of him throughout the season. For this reason, Jerred is a role model for younger athletes as a team player. Jerred always chose to do what was best for the team. Many times throughout the season, Jerred was so intense on the sideline that he couldn't wait to get back in the game. It is for that reason that Jerred is an outstanding individual and I wish him the best in the future. Good luck!

Jerred Keltz - OL/LB

Jerred Keltz
 
Jerred is an athlete that refuses to give up. Throughout the season, Jerred was asked to step into games and do the job on the offensive line that wasn't getting done. Many times, Jerred found himself undersized, but I can never remember a time when Jerred complained about other players and just did whatever was asked of him throughout the season. For this reason, Jerred is a role model for younger athletes as a team player. Jerred always chose to do what was best for the team. Many times throughout the season, Jerred was so intense on the sideline that he couldn't wait to get back in the game. It is for that reason that Jerred is an outstanding individual and I wish him the best in the future. Good luck!
 

Jake Monks - RB/LB

Jake Monks
 
When I look back on the 2006 season, I will always remember times when I would see Jake walking to or from the huddle with his head down. For the longest time, I felt as though Jake was pouting about not making a play or not catching a ball. Since I have come to know Jake, I have realized that he wasn't pouting and he wasn't upset about the last play. Jake is an intense football player that is constantly evaluating himself as a football player. During times of adversity, Jake would have his head down but at the start of the next play, Jake was as intense and ready as everyone else. After week six of the season, Jake led the team in tackles with 18 solo tackles and 55 assisted tackles. Jake had also carried the football 20 times for 74 yards, with an average of 3.7 yards per carry. Without a doubt, Jake is very competitive and always strives to do his best. If Jake can carry on in life with his intensity that he brings to the game of football, I am positive he will have success. Good luck!

Jake Monks - RB/LB

Jake Monks
 
When I look back on the 2006 season, I will always remember times when I would see Jake walking to or from the huddle with his head down. For the longest time, I felt as though Jake was pouting about not making a play or not catching a ball. Since I have come to know Jake, I have realized that he wasn't pouting and he wasn't upset about the last play. Jake is an intense football player that is constantly evaluating himself as a football player. During times of adversity, Jake would have his head down but at the start of the next play, Jake was as intense and ready as everyone else. After week six of the season, Jake led the team in tackles with 18 solo tackles and 55 assisted tackles. Jake had also carried the football 20 times for 74 yards, with an average of 3.7 yards per carry. Without a doubt, Jake is very competitive and always strives to do his best. If Jake can carry on in life with his intensity that he brings to the game of football, I am positive he will have success. Good luck!
 

Tim Shaw - QB/DB

Tim Shaw
 
In 2005, Tim was named to the NTL All Star team as a strong safety. During the same year, Tim received the Most Valuable Player award, and was elected as a team captain for the past two seasons. In 2006, Tim was selected as a pre-season player to watch in the NTL and Twin Tiers. Throughout the past four seasons, Tim has had many accomplishments. Throughout his career, Tim will have passed for over 2,000 yards and will have run for over 1,000 yards. Besides having outstanding numbers, Tim is a versatile football player that played many important roles. For this reason, Tim will have the opportunity to play at the next level, and it is without a doubt that he will find himself having success due to his dedication, determination, and willingness to do whatever he has to do the be the best. I could only hope that our younger athletes can mirror Tim's attitude on and off the field. Not only is Tim a great athlete, but most important, he is a great person. Good luck!

Tim Shaw - QB/DB

Tim Shaw
 
In 2005, Tim was named to the NTL All Star team as a strong safety. During the same year, Tim received the Most Valuable Player award, and was elected as a team captain for the past two seasons. In 2006, Tim was selected as a pre-season player to watch in the NTL and Twin Tiers. Throughout the past four seasons, Tim has had many accomplishments. Throughout his career, Tim will have passed for over 2,000 yards and will have run for over 1,000 yards. Besides having outstanding numbers, Tim is a versatile football player that played many important roles. For this reason, Tim will have the opportunity to play at the next level, and it is without a doubt that he will find himself having success due to his dedication, determination, and willingness to do whatever he has to do the be the best. I could only hope that our younger athletes can mirror Tim's attitude on and off the field. Not only is Tim a great athlete, but most important, he is a great person. Good luck!
 

Jesse Tom - FB/LB

Jesse Tom
 
In 2005, Jesse was named to the NTL and All-Twin Tiers All Star teams as honorable mention at both offense and defense. In 2006, Jesse started the season off with numerous injuries and struggled to get healthy until week six. After week seven, Jesse had compiled a total of 500 yards on 85 carries and averaged 5.5 yards per carry. Throughout his career, Jesse will have rushed for over 2,300 yards and will have accumulated over 3,000 all-purpose yards. Part of the reason Jesse had so much success on the football field is that he was so easily coached. The coaching staff would only need to tell Jesse something before he could execute exactly what was asked of him. Jesse also has something coaches refer to as an extra gear. On many occasions, Jesse could simply outrun opponents and always gave the extra effort to do whatever it took to get in the end zone. If Jesse can learn to always go the extra mile and give extra effort throughout his life, he will continue to have success. Good luck!

Jesse Tom - FB/LB

Jesse Tom
 
In 2005, Jesse was named to the NTL and All-Twin Tiers All Star teams as honorable mention at both offense and defense. In 2006, Jesse started the season off with numerous injuries and struggled to get healthy until week six. After week seven, Jesse had compiled a total of 500 yards on 85 carries and averaged 5.5 yards per carry. Throughout his career, Jesse will have rushed for over 2,300 yards and will have accumulated over 3,000 all-purpose yards. Part of the reason Jesse had so much success on the football field is that he was so easily coached. The coaching staff would only need to tell Jesse something before he could execute exactly what was asked of him. Jesse also has something coaches refer to as an extra gear. On many occasions, Jesse could simply outrun opponents and always gave the extra effort to do whatever it took to get in the end zone. If Jesse can learn to always go the extra mile and give extra effort throughout his life, he will continue to have success. Good luck!
 

Senior Manager(s)

Elena Schiltz and Sarah Krick

Being a football manager isn't easy, and these two young ladies were able to do a great job for us this past season. From the start of summer camp to the beginning of November, they are constantly filling water bottles, handling equipment, taking care of game day preparations, and a long list of other things that I couldn't beging to rembember. Other than the Troy game, I can't think of a time when I had to ask them to do something. Day in and day out, everything was ready to go behind the scenes and for that reason, I am very thankful for everything they have done for Wellsboro Football. I wish both of you the best of luck in the future and hope that all the managers in the future can pick up where you left off. Thank you!

Elena Schiltz and Sarah Krick

Being a football manager isn't easy, and these two young ladies were able to do a great job for us this past season. From the start of summer camp to the beginning of November, they are constantly filling water bottles, handling equipment, taking care of game day preparations, and a long list of other things that I couldn't beging to rembember. Other than the Troy game, I can't think of a time when I had to ask them to do something. Day in and day out, everything was ready to go behind the scenes and for that reason, I am very thankful for everything they have done for Wellsboro Football. I wish both of you the best of luck in the future and hope that all the managers in the future can pick up where you left off. Thank you!