Clay Battelle Football
The Clay-Battelle football team had an impressive 2022 season, finishing with a commendable 7-3 record and making it to the first round of the playoffs. Building on their recent success, the team under the guidance of Coach Ryan Wilson showcased their skills and determination on the field throughout the season.
The Clay-Battelle team started the season on a strong note, displaying their potential with a series of victories. Though a tough loss early, the racked wins off and put themselves in a good position for the playoffs. Being consistent paid off, finishing with a 7-2 regular season record.
In the first round of the playoffs, Clay-Battelle faced off against the eventual state champions, Williamstown. Their season would end in the first round but a commendable fight would be the end.
Looking ahead, the Clay-Battelle football program is poised for continued growth and success. Coach Ryan Wilson’s commitment to developing well-rounded athletes both on and off the field is evident, and his focus on building a sustainable program ensures a bright future for the team.
As the 2023 season approaches, the Clay-Battelle community eagerly anticipates the team’s next chapter. With a legacy of success and a promising future, the team is prepared to face any challenge that comes their way, confident in their ability to compete at the highest level.
As the summer heat settles over Clay-Battelle High School, the Cee-Bees’ football program is already gearing up for an exciting and challenging 2023 season. Head Coach Ryan Wilson, faces the daunting task of replacing a significant number of starters from the previous year’s team. With only nine returning starters, the team will need to rely on a mix of great senior leadership and the promising potential of younger players to make their mark on the field.
Leading the charge in terms of senior leadership are team captains Zac Hall, Maddox Shriver, Easton Rowan, and Kooper Statler. These seasoned veterans bring invaluable experience and a wealth of knowledge to guide the team through the ups and downs of the upcoming season. Their commitment, both on and off the field, will be crucial in shaping the team’s performance and fostering a winning mentality among their teammates.
The quarterback position will be manned by a dynamic duo consisting of Braden Ponceroff and JC Spears. As they step into the shoes of their predecessors, Ponceroff and Spears will be tasked with orchestrating the Cee-Bees’ offense, ensuring smooth execution of plays, and making smart decisions under pressure. With their skill sets and the support of the coaching staff, they are poised to lead the team’s offensive charge and provide a spark in crucial moments.
On the defensive side of the ball, linebackers Maddox Shriver and Maverick Gum will be a key figures. Known for their fierce play and ability to read the game, Gum and Shriver will anchor the defense and inspire his teammates to give their all on every play. Their leadership will be essential in creating a cohesive and disciplined defensive unit that can effectively stifle opposing offenses.
Adding to the team’s arsenal is the arrival of transfer athlete Josiah Morgan, who brings immediate experience and versatility to the Cee-Bees’ lineup. Morgan’s skill set and adaptability will undoubtedly contribute to the team’s overall performance, injecting a sense of excitement and depth into both the offense and defense.
While the Clay-Battelle football team faces the challenge of replacing starters, they are confident in the talent and potential displayed by the younger players. The coaching staff has identified several rising stars who have already shown great promise during offseason training. With proper guidance and mentorship from the senior players, these youngsters are expected to rise to the occasion and make their presence felt on the field.
As the summer progresses and the team’s preparations intensify, the Clay-Battelle faithful eagerly anticipate the start of the season. Coach Ryan Wilson and his squad understand the obstacles ahead but are determined to rise to the challenge. With a mixture of senior leadership, promising young talent, and the guidance of experienced coaches, the Cee-Bees are primed to compete fiercely and showcase their true potential throughout the 2023 campaign.
2023 Clay-Battelle Football Roster
Senior Football Roster
- Class: A
- City: Blacksville
- County: Monongalia
- Superintendent: Dr Eddie Campbell
- Principal: David Cottrell
- Assistant Principal: Jackie Schimmel
- Athletic Director: JR Krafft
- Head Coach: Ryan Wilson
- Assistant Coaches: Kent Saul, Chris Huffman, David Joyce, JR Krafft,
- Sports Medicine Staff: : Kim Coen, Lauren White
- Cheerleading Coaches: Teresa Eddy
- Nickname: Cee Bees
- Band Director: Dr. Valarie Huffman
- Team Doctor: Chad Micucci
- Managers: Presley Shriver, Kenley Statler, Lydia Moore, Laikyn Dalton
- Statistician: Austin Ponceroff
- Video: Terry Wilson
- Head Coach Information
# Pos. Name Gr Ht Wt Avg
2 RB/LB Zachary Hall 12 5’7 155
3 QB/DB Braden Ponceroff 10 5’11 135
6 WR/DB Caleb Snodgrass 9 5’6 140
7 WR/DB Josiah Morgan 11 6’1 140
9 QB/DB JC Spears 12 5’8 130
10 SE/DB Landon Savage 11 5’8 125
14 RB/LB Brady Nestor 12 5’8 160
20 SE/DB Gunner Price 12 5’8 120
25 QB/LB Corey Coen 9 5’5 140
32 RB/LB Brenden Baker 10 5’11 170
34 SE/DB Noah Robey 11 5’8 170
36 RB/LB Maddox Shriver 12 5’9 180
42 FL/DB Dakota Walls 12 5’8 145
44 RB/LB Maverick Gum 11 5’9 145
50 OL/DL Carter Ammons 11 6’0 205
52 OL/DL Alex Danser 11 5’7 180
54 OL/DL Cameron Mercer 10 5’8 180
55 OL/DL Karson Moore 11 5’7 145
61 OL/DE Colton Chaney 10 5’9 150
62 OL/DE Easton Rowan 12 5’10 215
63 OL/DE Joshua Wilson 10 5’8 130
65 OL/DL Brody Willard 11 5/11 230
70 OL/DE Joe Stewart 12 5’10 175
75 OL/DL Cameron Lloyd 11 5’10 225
77 SE/LB Kooper Statler 10 6’1 245
84 SE/DB Tysen Price 10 5’9 135