In football, all young men have a chance of success. In football, the more talented player is not always the best player. In football, with the correct attitude and work ethic, any young man can compete. In football, leaders are born and confidence is built. In football, attitudes can be adjusted and low self-esteem can be lifted. In football, all young men get a chance at success.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

SportsFest 2015 Information

Players, Parents, and football supporters,
Spring is here, which means football is right around the corner.  I want to first wish everyone a safe, fun and sunny spring break.  With spring, it also means it's time for the annual Raider Athletic Club Sports Fest. 
I have attached a flyer with details of the event.  Please note that the special guest will be former University of Kentucky stars, Kenny Walker and Jack Givens, along with Cincinnati Red Dave Collins. 
The Sports Fest is a fundraiser to raise money for Scholarships and athletic needs.  We need your help to make this a success.  Each team is asked to provide items for the silent auction, of which will be split equally between the team and RAC.  So, if anyone wishes to donate, please contact me at or at (859)333-8019.  You may also contact Roger Babik at or (859) 816-6087.
Please contact me if you wish to attend the event.  If you register prior to April 1st, there is a $5 discount.
Let's all come together to make the entire Ryle Community better!
Coach Engler

Former Ryle QB, Conner Hempel, has Pro Day with Cincinnati Bengals

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Upcoming Dates

Spring Practice Dates (All times are 4:00pm - 6:00pm - following weights):  Monday, April 20 - Tuesday, April 21, Wednesday, April 22 - Thursday, April 23 - Monday, April 27 - Wednesday, April 29 - Friday, May 1 - Monday, May 4 - Tuesday, May 5 - Wednesday, May 6 (Thursday, May 7 and Friday, May 8 will be make-up dates)

Youth Camp (times are 5:00pm - 8:00pm):  Monday, June 8 - Tuesday, June 9 - Wednesday, June 10

Ryle 7 on 7 and Lineman Challenge:  Thursday, July 23 (3:00pm), Friday, July 24 (3:00pm) and Saturday, July 25 (All Day)

Friday, February 6, 2015

Attention: Ryle Football Parents

There will be a TD Club Meeting on Tuesday, February 10th at 6:30 in the Ryle Media Center.  Please plan on attending.

Sunday, January 18, 2015


Hello Athletes, Families, and Coaches,

We wanted to get you all the information on this new year for athletes and coaches looking to get their players involved with offseason programs that can help them get recruited, help them compete, help them train or just get them that all star game that they belong in.

Recruiting Tips

Recruiting Tips

Explaining the process

Our Events

NUC Q & A with Coach Schuman

Recruiting Secrets

Barry's Tips part 1-Highlight Tapes and More

Barry's Recruiting Tips part 2-Camps and Combines and More

1. First we have the NUC Recruiting Event Showcases. We have changed some of the events to go with the trend with athletes looking to compete more in showcases. This year we have broken our recruiting event showcases into several categories. We have elite invite only events and We have showcases, 7v7 and combines that athletes looking to compete can attend.

Recruiting Camps
NUC Combines & 7v7/Lineman Camp- This event is broken down into two phases. 
Open to all positions and all athletes other than kicker and punter
Phase 1 is the combine, the athletes will get testing in 40, shuttle, vertical, and broad jump. This event is only $25 athletes can register This event is essential for athletes to put down a time in the combine that is legit and can be used to get to college coaches. Awards will be given at the end of the combine.

Phase 2 is the 1v1 showcase and 7v7 for skill players and the lineman camp and lineman 1v1s. This takes place after the combine is over and is where the athletes will do 1v1's against their counter parts, for example WR's will run routes against DB's. Lineman will do 1v1s against each other, which is always the most exciting part of the day. Then they will compete in 7v7 competition for the skill players and the lineman will do an instructional competitve lineman camp.  Awards will be given at the end of the camp. The camp is $60.00 and can be found at

These recruiting camps are essential for initial evaluation for the athletes and are used to give out future invites to NUC Five Star, NUC Ultimate 100 Camp, Top Prospect Camp and All Star Games.

Here is the typical Day
NUC Combines & 7v7 Events
8:00am - 11:00am  7th - 11th grade - Check in & Combine (40 yard dash, Vertical Jump, Broad Jump, Shuttle Run, Bench Press, Height, Weight, headshot and Reach)

8:00am - 10:00am Youth Combine & Showcase (current2nd-6th grade athletes on separate area)

11:00am - 1:00pm - 7th - 11th grade - 1v1's, 2v2's and Skill Evaluation (grouped by grade and position)
1:00pm - 6:00pm 7th - 11th grade - 7v7 Tournament & Linemen Challenge & Camp (individuals will be put on teams if they are not with a team)
6:30 pm - Awards & Interviews
This event is the best of all worlds, combine testing, football skills, and 7v7


NUC Premier Showcases
Open to all positions and all athletes other than kicker and punter
This camp is broken down into one camp and is focused purely on the competition aspect of football. The event will have an agility evaluation period where athletes will do drills to test their athletic ability. It will have a position period where the athlete will be evaluated and compete on position based drills for the their position. Then they will end the day with exciting 1v1s and 2v2s where they have multiple periods of competition where offensive players go against the defensive players. This is done for both skill and lineman and of course the quarterbacks are key in the evaluation from a throwing standpoint. This camp is $89.99 and can be registered at

The typical schedule is 
Premier Underclassmen Recruiting Showcase Event 
9:00am - Check in
10:00am - Height, Weight, Headshot and Reach & Warmup
10:30am - Agility Evaluation Period 
11:00am - Position Skills Evaluation Period
11:30am - 2 v 2 Skill Period / Lineman 1 v 1
12:00pm - 1v 1 Skill Period / Lineman 1 v 1
1pm - Awards and Interviews
This event is all football competition without pads, absolutely no testing, just skills and getting after it. 

Invite Only Showcases and Camps
These camps include invite only camps and are the next step for players that either qualified from a previous camp or are chose from certain criteria.

1. Ultimate 100 Camp
--These athletes are purely chosen from their perforamnce at the premier showcase, the Combine, or the 1v1's and 7v7 events. They can also be chosen from past all star events and five star. It takes place in June and you can fine our more info at This camp combines testing, skills, 1v1's and 7v7s
1.The easiest and most direct is to qualify from a NUC Combine or Showcase
2.Five Star performance
3.Past U100 or TP camp performances
4.Highlight Video or Nomination from Coach
5.NUC 7v7 Tournament Performance
6.Recruiting service nomination (rivals, 247, scout, maxpreps, varsity preps,
or local recruiting service like South Recruits)
7.Direct invite from Founder David Schuman or National Recruiting Analyst Barry
Every or his team or analysts.

2. NUC Five Star Showcase Camps
These athletes are chosen from past camp performances, all star events, and from video sent by coaches. These events take place in the spring and all athletes must nominate themselves or be chose at The five star series has produced D1 player after D1 players and is for the top current Juniors (rising seniors) and elite underclassmen. If you are invited you may register otherwise you must nominate yourself. This event is all football and absolutely no testing. Just skills drills and 1v1's and 2v2s in shorts and your performance shirt. Pure evaluation for pure football.

3. The Top Prospect Camp
This camp is a culmination of all the camps and you can be invited from the Ultimate 100 camp or five star. It is broken out into. You can read more at Top players in their position
Rising Stars- Players that have showed great potential
Future Stars- Youth Players on the rise
Tentative Schedule:
9am-Check In
10:30am-1230 pm Position Drills/Pictures/Agility & Football Skills Drills
12:30pm- 1:30pm-Lunch on own
1:30pm- 2:30pm 1 on 1/ 2 on 2 drills/Lineman Technique & Drills
3:00pm- 5pm- Group Passing Set Up/ Lineman 1 on 1 Set Up
5:30- Camp Awards and Speakers
All Star Events and Games
these are invite only events that have All Star Games for Top Players in their region that are seniors and youth and for underclassmen to have padded camps and unpadded showcases to show their skills.

The following all star games are available for 2015.

All South Game- in Florida to nominate February 13th-15th, 2015
Texas vs World Game- In Texas to nominate February 13th-15th, 2015
NY vs NJ Game- The best of NY and NJ collide March 13th-15th in Northern NJ
All Midwest Game- The best of the Midwest Collide March 13th-15th in Ohio
Georgia vs the Carolinas- in Atlanta in June- site coming soon
All New England Game- in Rhode Island in June-site coming soon

Make sure you seniors and youth players nominate for these right away as they fill up fast. Underclassmen nominate to get invited to the all star events. .

I hope this gives you a run down of many of the events the NUC runs and what is available to you. Our goal is to help you get recruited, get seen and enjoy the game of football!!

We are also launching a youth regional and national  tournament in Thanksgiving weekend of 2015 and will be launching pre-season extravaganzas for top teams in their region for HS. If you are interested in hosting youth events and have fields contact and if you would like your High School team involved in the top tier pre-season scrimmages which will have you competing and working with top teams and will bring revenue to your program contact Dave Schuman at with subject line -Top Team for Preseason.

We look forward to seeing you soon and you can also find out about the top players and more anytime and the latest videos at which is our youtube site!!


David Schuman
@nucfootball on twitter
@nucsports on instagram
@dschuman36 on snapchat
@David Schuman on Vine

From Coach Engler

Ryle Players, Family and Supporters,

Attached is a tentative calendar for January to May.  Keep in mind that some of these dates may change depending on weather, etc...  You will also find Spring Practice dates and times.  Please mark the dates, as we will also have our first TD Club meeting of the year on February 12 at 6pm (more information in the next couple weeks).

Also, if you are planning summer vacations, etc... the Dead Period dates are June 25 - July 9.

I have also attached placed some information on the bottom of this email if any player is interested in the NUC camps.  I would also like to remind players that NIKE has information up on their websites now concerning camps and combines.  I will relay more information on camps, etc... as they start opening up.

Players (especially seniors to be) are reminded that we will draft for RRC competition teams on Tuesday.

I have also attached a game schedule for the 2015 school year.  The freshmen schedule will not be completed until February.  Plus, I am still looking to pick up one more JV game.

Thanks and enjoy the holiday weekend!

Updated Calendars

Sunday, January 4, 2015

January Calendar

From Coach Engler:

Ryle Football Family,

I hope that everyone has enjoyed a wonderful Holiday break and a Happy New Year!  The start of the new year also means the start of the 2015 Ryle football season.  The success we will have on the gridiron is in direct correlation to the hard work we will do beginning on Monday

I have attached a calendar for the month of January. In January, we will be lifting 3 days a week with an optional (weather permitting) day that we can get extra work outside.  I will discuss these days a little more on Monday.  To begin January, we are going with a 3 day lifting schedule so that we can get every level of our program involved.  However, the calendar is subject to change depending numbers, etc...

As we begin Phase One of the 2015 football season, remember "WIN The DAY! 

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Dixie Heights rolls past Ryle, will meet Simon Kenton

By Rick Broering, Enquirer contributor1:47 a.m. EST November 15, 2014

Ryle coach Mike Engler described Dixie senior quarterback Drew Moore as, "one of the best he's seen in a long time," heading into Friday night's KHSAA 6A second round playoff game that pitted his third-seeded Raiders against the top-seeded Colonels of Dixie Heights.
Moore lived up to that pre-game praise as he rushed for a career-high 256 yards and four touchdowns on just 11 carries while mostly utilizing the read-option keeper to lift his Colonels to a 46-14 win over Engler's Raiders. Dixie will host Simon Kenton next week in the third round of the playoffs, after the Pioneers beat Lafayette 35-21 Friday night.
Ryle got on the scoreboard at the end of the first half when senior quarterback Ryan Rytlewski hit sophomore Bryce Ashley with a long pass up the left sideline, and then Ashley tight-roped his way to the endzone for a 59-yard touchdown to make it 20-7 at halftime.
On Dixie's first offensive play of the second half, senior Luke Zajac took off on an 88-yard touchdown run straight up the middle. After the Colonels' defense forced a three-and-out, Moore took the second play of the Colonels' next possession 82 yards on another read-option keeper to make the score 33-7 with 5:52 left in the third.
Moore lobbed a 31-yard jump ball into the endzone for one of his three completions on the night when senior Gunther Faeth wrestled it away from a Ryle defender for a touchdown to make it 40-7 to end the third quarter.
After a long run by Ryle senior Ryan Woolf moved the Raiders into Dixie territory to start the fourth quarter, Dixie senior Ethan Harrison picked off a pass at the Colonels' 22 to end any hopes of a fourth quarter Raiders' comeback.
Ryle eventually scored with 7:00 left on a 1-yard run by Woolf, after a long connection between Rytlewski and Ashley moved the Raiders into the redzone. They recovered the ensuing onside kick, but Jack Lohri dropped Rytlewski for a 7-yard loss on first down for his # sack of the game and the Raiders eventually turned the ball over on downs.
Both teams exchanged late fourth quarter touchdowns as Dixie sophomore Cameron Barrett scored on a 58-yard touchdown run with 4:07 left, and Rytlewski added a 1-yard touchdown for Ryle with 1:23 left to make the final score 46-21.
In addition to Moore's gaudy numbers, Zajac added 139 yards on 10 carries and Barrett added 73 on nine as the Colonels outgained Ryle 523-254 in total yards.
"You can't just prepare for Drew," Brossart said. "You have to prepare for our entire package, and that's what makes our offense so special right now.
Dixie's defense held junior standout running back Colin England to 51 yards on 18 carries. Rytlewski finished the game 4-of-13 passing for 128 yards. The Colonels rung up eight sacks, led by junior Jack Lohre, who finished with four.
Ryle 0 7 0 14 -- 21
Dixie 13 7 20 6 -- 46
D – Moore 72 run (Kick failed)
D – Moore 15 run (Schulte kick)
D – Moore 65 run (Schulte kick)
R – Ashley 59 pass from Rytlewski (Boulden kick)
D – Zajac 88 run (Schulte kick)
D – Moore 82 run (Kick failed)
D – Faeth 31 pass from Moore (Schulte kick)
R – Woolf 1 run (Boulden kick)
D – Barrett 58 run (Kick failed)
R – Rytlewski 1 run (Boulden kick)
Records: Dixie 11-1, Ryle 5-7

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Small School Stud of the Week: Conner Hempel, QB, Harvard, Sr.

This Week: 25-of-31 passing for 382 yards, three touchdowns; 12 rushing attempts for 52 yards, two touchdowns
Opponent: Princeton
Conner Hempel accounted for five total touchdowns and more than 400 total yards, as Harvard dismantled Princeton, 49-7, in an Ivy League matchup on Saturday.
Efficient through the air while also able to make some plays with his legs, the 6’3”, 210-pound quarterback put skills on display Saturday that could earn him an NFL opportunity, according to Emory Hunt of
Hempel displayed excellent pocket presence throughout the course of the game; he stayed calm in the face of pressure, making subtle moves within the pocket to find room and consistently kept the offense on pace in the passing game...What was most impressive was his complete understanding of the passing game.
Hempel has missed some time this season with a back injury, but it certainly seems as though he is healthy now.
He remains a long shot to be drafted, but could have a chance to follow in Ryan Fitzpatrick’s footsteps, and make it from Harvard to playing NFL quarterback, if he can keep up his high level of play the rest of the year.

Current Draft Projection: Round 7 or undrafted free-agent signing

Round 2 of the play offs start tomorrow night at 7:00 at Dixie

Get ready for Round 2....Ryle vs. Dixie.  If you can not make it, watch it LIVE on iHigh @

First-year coach enjoys Ryle run

By Rick Broering, Enquirer contributor

Ryle coach Mike Engler's first year in Union has "been a blast."
The rookie head coach watched his Raiders, who won just five games combined the last two seasons, go from a 1-5 start to a current 6-5 record that includes wins over district opponents Boone County and Campbell County, plus a first-round upset playoff win over George Rogers Clark, 28-14.
"The excitement, not only with the team but the excitement around the school and the fact that they all believe in themselves and believe that they can win, it's been a lot of fun," Engler said. "Once they started believing, it just became fun for them. They enjoy going to practice, they enjoy being together as a team and they're just having a lot of fun."
If the Raiders want the fun to continue past this week, they'll have to take down the only team in the area that might be hotter than them at the moment, the Dixie Colonels.
The two teams will kick off Friday night at 7 p.m. at Dixie in the second round of the KHSAA 6A state playoffs.
The Colonels quickly turned their season around after a season-opening 41-7 loss to CovCath.
Since then, they've won 10 straight games, including a 35-24 win over Ryle in week nine to clinch the district's top seed.
The Raiders found success moving the football that game and were able score points, but shutting down Dixie's offense, particularly dual-threat quarterback Drew Moore, proved difficult.
"Drew Moore is one of the best I've seen in a long time," Engler said. "We were actually able to contain him running the ball a few times the first time we played them, but he has an arm that's unbelievable and he threw the ball really well against us. We went in the game to stop the run last time and he exposed the fact that he can throw the football."
While Moore and his big offensive line have established themselves as the top rushing offense in the area, Ryle's offense with the combo of Colin England and Mitchell Bateman in the backfield is right behind them. England has had a breakout year and became the focal point of the Raiders' offense as the season went on, rushing for 1,082 yards and nine touchdowns. Batemen (428 yards, 7 touchdowns) has gotten less than half the carries of England, but has the talent to be a featured back as well. He showed that last week when he rushed 17 times for 105 yards and two touchdowns in a first-round playoff win.
"Mitchell kind of gets overlooked a little bit," Engler said. "Mitchell has had a great season, too, but because he's playing with Colin and Colin's had such a good season people tend to overlook Mitchell in the process."
The emergence of those two talented runners coincided with the improvement and growth of the Raiders' offensive line. The group – which includes center Jordan Collette, the versatile Logan Ross, left guard Tristan Hall, left tackle Tucker Teepen, right guard Jacob House and right tackle Chase Ross – has developed into a confident and physical unit that can dominate a game.
"Logan (Ross) is the big guy on the line. He makes the calls," Engler said. "He's a Division I talent that is getting looked at by several schools, including Southern Illinois. He's been great, and he's learned every position on the offensive line, which has been a luxury because we've been able to move him around when we have injuries and we can just rotate those guys."
The growth shown, chemistry developed and confidence gained by the offensive line is really a microcosm of the Raiders' entire team this year. And that's also what's made the season so enjoyable for their head coach, regardless of what happens on Friday night.
"It's been a blast. I don't think I've had this much fun coaching a team in quite some time," Engler said. "The biggest thing for me is seeing these young men grow and mature, and to go from putting their heads down when something bad happens to all of a sudden getting excited about everything that goes on. To me, that's just as rewarding as winning a football game. The way that these kids have overcome and grown up over the season has been remarkable."

Friday, October 31, 2014

Ryle #3 seed in the playoffs

Ryle Raiders will be traveling to George Rogers Clark for the first round of the playoffs.
Click here for directions