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1997. Season Recap

1997 Randolph Oilers

Regular Season Record:  
4-6  (click here for final 1997 EFL Standings)

Peter and Marge O'Kane

Marge O'Kane:

General Manager:
Peter O'Kane

Head Coach:
Bob Turner

Assistant Coaches:
Bill Turner
Fred Turner
Ed Penn
Jon Gates
Tom McLaughlin
Terry Branch
Dick Sheehan
Mosi Tatupu
Joe Calzaretta


EFL All League Selections:

Steve Venckus- EFL Comeback Player of the Year


Click here for full 1997 Oiler statistics

Leading Passer:
Anthony Comer (706 yards, 5 tds, 5 int's, 16.0 yds/pass attempt)
Chris Noble (236 yards, 4 tds, 4 int's)

Leading Rushers:
Jay McGee (68 carries, 268 yards, 3.9 yds/carry, 3 tds)
Anthony Comer (45 carries, 256 yards, 6.0 yds/carry, 4 tds)
Jeff Hatch (28 carries, 181 yards, 6.5 yds/carry, 0 tds)
Dan Grew  (11 carries, 104 yards, 9.6 yds/carry, 1 td)

Leading Receivers:
Dan Grew  (265 yds, 26.55 yds/reception, 4 tds)
Willie Casey (254 yds, 14.9 yds/reception, 4 tds)
Jeff Powers  (164 yds, 12.6 yds/reception, 1 td)
Mark Harding  (78 yds, 11.1 yds/reception, 0 td)

Most Sacks:
Chris Torem (7 sacks, 55 yds for loss)
Steve Venchus (6.5 sacks, 38 yds for loss)
Al Casey (5 sacks, 32 yds for loss)
Derek Rucker (2 sacks, 24 yds for loss)
Anthony Vanaria, Bobby Burr, Ryan Craig, Sam Pearson, Anthony Comer (1 each)

Most Fumble Recoveries:
Derek Rucker (2), Chris Torem (2), Anthony Comer (1), Anthony Vanaria (1), Dave Brooks (1), Dan Foreman (1)

Most Interceptions:
Sam Pearson (4 int's, 93 return yards, 1 td)
Derek Rucker (2 int's, 15 return yards)
Charlie McCoy (2 int's, 10 return yards)

Leading Punt Returners:
Anthony Comer (8 returns for 235 yards, 29.4 yd avg, 1 tds)
Dan Grew (6 returns for 148 yards, 24.7 yd avg, 0 tds)

Leading Kickoff Returner:
Dan Foreman (9 returns for 240 yards, 27 yd avg, 0 tds)


Board of Directors:   Ed Nye, John Horrigan, Bob Rodd, Bill St. Lawrence, Ed vRosoff, Jay Schultz, Ed Conley, Gerry Rumbos, Don Levy, Ed Penn,Bill Connolly, Fred Turner, Peter O'Kane, Terry Branch
Trainer:  KristinaCatania
Announcer and Cable: Bill Roche and John Horrigan
Yearbook advertising: Clyde Ruprecht
Gameday Team:   Nellie Holmes, Matt Donohue, Russ Holmes, Mel Maloney, Mark Chobanian, Gerri  Chobanian, Lee Rosoff, Skip Fletcher, David Bruning, Ginny Nye, Lori Toomey, Jo-Ann Barry, Ethel Schultz, Lita Maffet, Linda Hall, Gerry Covey

1997 Newspaper Articles:
"Warriors defense key to victory over Oilers"
Nashua Telegraph. 1997)

Schedule & Roster
Click here for the 1997 Roster
Click here for the 1997 Schedule


The Oilers with State Senator Brian Joyce

The Oilers defense bringing the heat vs the Hyde Park Cowboys


 Larry Tagger 

Derek Rucker

Al Casey

Dave Brooks
Dan Grew

Rob Davenport

 Dave Canavan

Ryan Craig

Charlie McCoy

 Anthony Comer

Tony Vanaria

Jerome Penn

Al Lockhart

Jay McGee

Mark Harding

Tommy McLaughlin

Joe Antinarelli
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