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Weightlifting Schedule

Off-season weightlifting sessions are now running, every Wed-Fri from 2:45-4pm in the weight room. All Varsity & JV players not participating in a winter/spring sport are strongly encouraged attend. See Coach Rusbosin for details. Use this time to get bigger, stronger & faster!

 

Yesterday at South Carroll HS, Coach Mike Kraus formally introduced himself to the team as the newest Head Coach of the South Carroll football program, and he came with a very simple message - encouraging the players assembled in the stands to 'Be A Part' of the program. Coach Kraus talked to the players about his vision for the program, stressing that there's work to be done starting this off-season that will translate into success on the field next Fall. The off-season weightlifting program at the school will begin soon, and all players interested in playing next season - new and returning - are strongly encouraged to attend.

Coach Kraus' career at South Carroll has spanned 20yrs, beginning as the Freshman team's Head Coach in 1998, before moving up to assist the Varsity team in 2001. In 2008, Coach Kraus took over the role of Defensive Coordinator, and his aggressive defenses have set numerous school records including fewest points allowed in a season (90, 2015), most interceptions (19, 2013) & most sacks (52, 2010).

Coach Kraus announced that long-time assistant AJ Rusbosin will be stepping up to handle the Offensive Coordinator responsibilities. Coach Rusbosin has been with the program for 14yrs both as a player and a coach at the various levels. Coach Rusbosin played college football locally at McDaniel, and returned to coach for South Carroll in 2008 at the Freshman & JV levels before joining the Varsity in 2011 as the WRs coach and assistant to the former Offensive Coordinator Scott Esworthy.



On the defensive side of the ball, Coach Kraus expects things to remain solid, with long-time defensive assistants Dan MacMunn & Vince Rusbosin stepping up to run things. Coach MacMunn has been with the program since 2009, and has extensive football history both as a player and coach. Coach Rusbosin is also a SC football alum who played college football at McDaniel as well, and joined the South Carroll football program in 2007. He moved to the Varsity staff in 2011 as the LBs coach under Coach Kraus.


Adding to the staff, Coach Kraus welcomed Coach Harold Padgett back to the program as the RBs coach, after being away for two years coaching at Frederick HS, and announced Coach Mike Crumley's move up from the JV staff to work with Coach Rusbosin on the offense with the WRs. Both Coach Padgett & Coach Crumley will coordinate the Special Teams units for the Cavaliers.




Coach Kraus finished by introducing Coach Bill Callahan as the new Head Coach for the JV program. Coach Callahan has been with the program for two years, serving in various roles while focused on coaching all aspects of the offense. Returning to help Coach Callahan at the JV level will be Coach Jim Scales (OL/DL), Coach Jeff Savakinas (Def), and new SC Football coach Grady Breen.

After coaching football for 32 years, I have decided to step down as head coach at South Carroll High School. Finding out this Christmas that I will be a grandparent this coming summer, as well as needing to spend more time with some outside business interests will not allow me to dedicate the time that is needed to properly lead the team. Due to these new commitments on my part, I feel it is now time to hand over the program to a new head coach.

I appreciate the time and effort of all the coaches that have worked with me over the years coaching the players at South Carroll.  We would not have achieved the success that we did without their dedication to coaching. I would also like to thank Eric King and Jim Horn for hiring me back to South Carroll as the head coach, as well as Diane Cooper for her continuing support as Principal.

I would like to thank all the coaches at the Winfield and Mt. Airy recreational programs who prepared players to play football at South Carroll.

Finally, I would like to thank all the fans for their support of our football program. Your enthusiasm at the games helped motivate our team to play their best.

I believe that football prepares players for life, and my only hope is that all the players we have coached over the years will be successful in whatever they do.

Steve Luette
Head Football Coach

Check out the rest of the article, "Kelly Named Centennial Special Teams Player of the Week" from Johns Hopkins football program by following the link below to their website.

Johns Hopkins sophomore Patrick Kelly has been named the Centennial Conference Co-Special Teams Player of the Week it was announced today. This is the first time in his career that Kelly has earned the award and he shared the honor with Moravian’s Jon Miller.

Kelly helped fuel Johns Hopkins’ 52-0 victory over Gettysburg on Friday night as he returned the opening kickoff of the second half 95 yards for a touchdown. The 95-yard return is tied for the longest in school history; Howard Caplan originally set the mark at 95 yards against Columbia in 1928 and that was matched by Harrison Bernstein against the Merchant Marine Academy in 1999. Among all plays, Kelly’s 95-yard kickoff return is tied for the fifth-longest in school history.

The South Carroll High School Athletic Boosters would like to extend an offer to local businesses to reserve their place in the Cavaliers stadium by purchasing a banner to be displayed all year long.  The banners will be offered in three sizes; 2’ (H) x 3’ (W) for $250.00, 3’ (H) x 5’ (W) for $500, or 5’ (H) x 8’ (W) for $1,000.00. All banners will be displayed during every home event until the end of the year.  Each banner will be white with school color lettering and will have the Cavalier mascot posted on the corner. 

We need your help in soliciting local businesses to sponsor our athletic programs.  Please pass this information on to any business in the area that you work with and help us get them on board to help raise funds to support our athletes.

If you are interested in reserving your space, please fill out the attached form.  Please fax to 410-549-5083 or mail to:  South Carroll High School Athletic Boosters – 1300 W. Liberty Road, Sykesville , MD 21784.