Delta boys look to ‘revive’ program


Staff Report



The 2017-18 Delta boys basketball team.


Max Householder | Fulton County Expositor

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


Max Householder | Fulton County Expositor

Rouleau


Max Householder | Fulton County Expositor

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

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 2017-18 Delta boys basketball team.
http://www.fcnews.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/45/2017/12/web1_Delta-boys.jpgThe 2017-18 Delta boys basketball team. Max Householder | Fulton County Expositor

The Panthers have a fair amount of returning letter winners to help them improve upon last year’s 1-22 record.
http://www.fcnews.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/45/2017/12/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 | Fulton County Expositor

Rouleau
http://www.fcnews.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/45/2017/12/web1_Rouleau-headshot.jpgRouleau Max Householder | Fulton County Expositor

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