Porter Ridge (7-6 & 3-4) will need to replace Mason Cox under center and will look to Myles Carroll to step in. Carroll played in 9 games as a sophomore but only threw the twice for 12 yards. Senior Brandon Perry will be the work horse for Coach Hertz. Berry was named 1st Team All-UCHSF after rushing for 1081 yards and 16 TDs in 2019. Berry is the Pirates leading receiver that returns after catching 13 passes for 173 yards in 2019. Junior David Oden will be a big target from the tight-end position.
The Pirate defense graduated their top 5 tacklers from 2019. Defensive tackle Johnathan Gamoneda is back after posting 35 tackles last season. Junior Malachi Howell recorded 2 sacks in 2019 and will help to anchor the Pirate defensive line. Keep an eye on junior David Oden (6’2, 205) on the defensive line for Porter Ridge. The Pirate kicking game is in good hands with junior Braeden McAlister back in 2019. McAlister was 39-of-43 PATs and 5-of-6 on field goals. The Pirates open the season on August 21st at Marvin Ridge.