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2015 Team Preview – Mount Carmel Area (4)

Written by: on Wednesday, August 26th, 2015. Follow Aaron Domanski on Twitter.


Head Coach: John Darrah (1st Year, 1st Year Overall)mount_carmel_a

Assistant Coaches: Pete Cheddar (Defensive Coordinator) , Shawn Sheptock, Carl Stine, Marc Persing, John Skinner, John Karyicki, Matt Mankiewicz, Rob Varano, Curt Everet, Mike Higgins, Al Robbins, Vic Kornaski, Marshall Mirarchi

Team Name: Mount Carmel Area Red Tornadoes

2014 Record:   7-4 (Lost in District IV quarterfinals to Loyalsock)

2015 Team Schedule

Key loses: RB Blake Panko, WR Treyvon White, OL Lee Amarose, TE Christian Kelley, OL Mike Kaminsky, WR Juwan Sullins, K Tommy Bielski, LB Glenn Barwicki, WR Nick Rossi, DL Joey Schmoyer, DB Zach Tocyloski, OL Gerard Reichwein

Offensive Starters Returning: (3) Sr. RB Kyle Karyicki, 6-0, 218; Sr. FB Allen Yankcoskie, 6-0, 220; Sr. OL Dylan Fiamoncini, 6-0, 220

Defensive Starters Returning: (4) Sr. DL Mason Duran, 6-3, 235; Jr. DL Wesley Shurock, 6-2, 230; OLB Karyicki; ILB Yancoskie

Key Newcomers:  Fr. DB John Ayres; Fr. OL Billy Anderson

2015 Outlook: Please let us know the keys about your team on offense, defense and special teams. What are your keys to having a successful year?

Mount Carmel Area will look a lot different than the last time they took the field. The Tornadoes will have a new head coach, new uniforms, and will be playing their first season at the Silver Bowl without the iconic creature bleachers.

MCA Alumnus John Darrah (Class of ’03) takes over the Red Tornadoes for his inaugural season in 2015. Darrah arrives after spending the last two seasons at North Schuylkill as defensive coordinator. The Tornadoes and Spartans meet in Week 7. Circle the calendars.

The Red Tornadoes break summer camp with 30 varsity players. While numbers are down, will and dedication are not, with the team adopting a “30 strong” mentality.

Having a successful year in 2015 means winning as many games as possible without sacrificing doing things the right way.

Offense: Offensive philosophy will be to focus on running the ball, get after people, and impose our will.

Defense: The defense will be run by veteran coordinator Pete Cheddar and the Tornadoes will be implementing a defense built with the philosophy of “do your job” for all 11 starters.

Special Teams: Replacing a lot of components; hoping to come away from our scrimmages healthy, strong, and ready for the season.


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One Response to “2015 Team Preview – Mount Carmel Area (4)”

  1. Dick Bridy says:

    This team has 30 members including Freshmen, to win they will have to play well above their skill level and the result if they do that will be a team of close-knit brothers that will have survived and conquered in their 1st year together.The MCA team of 2015 will take their place in an extremely proud heritage, and they will remain part of it forever. The team reminds me of my days in the US Marine Corps as expressed in our motto, Semper Fidelis. The Big Red is a family that is Always Faithful and looks after its own in every way. Go Big Red