Rangers’ Goodman coach on, off field
05/11/01 SHAWN PIATEK THE TRIBUNE-DEMOCRAT
But the catch with Goodman is when his Louisiana Rangers take on the Johnstown J-Dogs at 7 tonight at Cambria County War Memorial Arena, he will start at quarterback.
The Rangers (3-2) have battled with quarterback issues all season. Goodman has proven the team’s best alternative.
“I played 21 years ago and had no intentions of playing at all this season,” Goodman said. “We brought in some good college quarterbacks, but they have had trouble picking up the speed of the game.
“In our first game, I suited up as a back up, but when we had trouble moving the ball, I jumped in. After that, the team came to me and asked me to stay, and I’ve been playing regularly ever since.” Full story>>
J-Dogs LB Caro Expects Success
05/10/01 SHAWN PIATEK THE TRIBUNE-DEMOCRAT
Caro, the J-Dogs starting linebacker, is one of a handful of Jackals holdovers from last year. So, he already knew how bad indoor football here could be.
But even after suffering through a 3-11 season in the Indoor Football League with the Jackals, Caro wanted to play football again this year. And the Bedford native wanted to continue his career in Johnstown.
“I was really excited when I heard we were going to have a team here again,” Caro said. “I really wanted to keep playing, but I never pursued any opportunities anywhere else. I think I could have played somewhere else, but having a team here again made it a lot easier.”
And from the moment Caro stepped onto the field as a J-Dog in the National Indoor Football League, he knew this season would be exciting. He was one of 13 players back from the Jackals, but the difference in the other 10 making up the 2001 J-Dogs roster raised his expectations.
So far, Caro hasn’t been disappointed. Full story>>
J-Dogs Knock Locos' Off Track
05/06/01 SHAWN PIATEK THE TRIBUNE-DEMOCRAT
“We responded the best way we could,” J-Dogs coach Frank Krevetski said. “Everything that needed to be done was done here (Saturday).”
The statistics were awe inspiring. Johnstown allowed the Huntington, W.Va., based Locomotives only 88 total yards, four first downs and one touchdown on a two-play drive that netted minus-1 yard. Full story>>
J-Dogs Set for Battle
05/05/01 SHAWN PIATEK THE TRIBUNE-DEMOCRAT
The J-Dogs lost last weekend for the first time this season and are eager to jump back up in the thick of things in the National Indoor Football League against the River Cities Locomotive at 7 p.m. at Cambria County War Memorial.
“Somebody has to pay for that loss last week,” J-Dogs running back LaMonte Coleman said.
The J-Dogs are familiar with the Locomotives. Johnstown won the first meeting, 54-27, in the second week of the season.
J-Dogs Looking to Rebound from Loss
05/04/01 MIKE MASTOVICH THE TRIBUNE-DEMOCRAT
“I’ve been a winner on every level and in every sport – soccer, football and baseball,” Coleman said after practice at Laurel Highlands Sports and Exposition Center. “It’s hard when you go 4-0 and you lose to a team you beat a week before. Full story>>
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