Head Coach: Johnathan Stark (0-0 — .000, first season)

Assistant Coaches: Dustin Miller, Tim Endicott, Drew Johnson

2018 record: 1-8 (1-4 league)

Offensive Scheme: Pro I

Defensive Scheme: 4-4, Cover 3

State Classification: 1A, District 1

2018 season in review: Uniontown had a disappointing season that was marred by low numbers and injuries in 2017. Though heading into the 2018 season there was still optimism surrounding the program that only lost a handful of players. In the beginning, it looked as if the Eagles young core may have been ready to take the program in its next step of development, losing two close games to league foes Southeast and Jayhawk-Linn and defeating Northeast. However, Uniontown dropped its final six games to finish 1-8 overall. If there was any silver lining to be taken, it was that many underclassman gained valuable Varsity experience that they otherwise would not have.

Key Departures: 

RB/LB Andrew Reed

OL/DL Nick Hathaway

TE/LB Hayden Miller

WR/DB Jez Simpson

Top returning players: 

QB/RB/DB Ty Davidson — (5’10, 160, Sr.) — All-league 1st team Defensive back, All-league HM Quarterback

WR/DB Drew Perry — (5’9, 150, Jr.)

WR/DB Cade Goodridge — (6’0, 160, Jr.)

QB/RB/DB Jake Harvey — (6’2, 160, Jr.)

OL/DL Korbin Miller –(6’0, 225, So.)

OL/DL Mark Blythe — (5’11, 245, So.)

OL/DL Zach Franklin — (5’11, 180, Jr.)

OL/DL Zach Synder — (5’10, 190, So.)

2019 season preview: New head coach Johnathan Stark has been tasked with turning around the Uniontown football program. The first step in this process is always to infuse a specific hard-working, winning culture back into the locker room. Throughout the summer off-season programs it has been apparent that the team has bought in and responded well to their new coach and staff. Losing Andrew Reed, Hayden Miller and Nick Hathaway will be a tough blow for the team in terms of talent. As with every squad, the loss of upperclassman is an opportunity waiting to be seized by a current player. One player that is returning is All-league standout performer Ty Davidson. He will lead the team through the air and on the ground. The Eagles may have their work cut out for them to return to the 11-man playoffs, but keep an eye on this team as a dark horse underdog.

Predicted 2019 Three Rivers League finish: TRL Coaches Preseason Poll 5th – Contributors – 4th

 2019 Uniontown Football Schedule
 9/6 @ Southeast-Cherokee*
 9/13 v. Jayhawk-Linn*
 9/20 @ Northeast-Arma*
 9/27 v. Lyndon
 10/4 @ Olpe
 10/11# v. Pleasanton*
 10/18# v. Yates Center*
 10/25# @ St. Mary’s Colgan
 11/1 TBD

* League Opponent / # District Game

Biggest game of 2019: @Southeast. What will this new Eagles squad look like with a new head coach leading them into competition each week? That question can be answered in the first week of the season as Uniontown travels to face Southeast. The Eagles are 2-1 versus the Lancers in their last three meetings, but recently the teams have been trending in different directions. Regardless of the result, this game will mark not only the beginning of a new season, but a new era of Uniontown football.

Q&A: — “What do you believe is in store for your team in the upcoming season?”

Johnathan Stark — “I think our team is going to be a team that plays hard and plays together. Doing this will give us a chance to win some games this year.”

SEK — “What do you think are your team’s strengths?

JS — “Our team’s strength would be great team chemistry and leadership by some of the juniors and seniors. There has been great attendance in the weight room over the summer and a big reason why is because of the leadership of some of the upperclassmen.”

SEK — “What areas will your team need to improve to be successful in 2019?

JS — “We will need to improve our blocking and tackling throughout the season. Also, we will need to do a good job of eliminating mental mistakes and turnovers.”

SEK — “What will be the biggest change for your team from last year to this season?

JS — “The biggest change from last season will be an entirely new coaching staff.”

SEK — “What are your expectations or goals for your team this season?

JS — “I expect us to compete and play hard every single week. Our goals are like most teams, we want to win a league title, district title, and state title.”

Thank you for reading along! You can catch scores, standings, schedules, and in-depth articles on SEK all throughout the season.