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2018 Team Previews – Downingtown West (1)

Written by: on Thursday, July 12th, 2018. Follow David Mika on Twitter.

District 1,  6A

Ches-Mont League

Mascot: Whippets

Downingtown West High School

445 Manor Ave

Downingtown, PA 19335


Head Football Coach– Michael Milano

25 years as head coach:  Unionville [2], Penncrest [8], Downingtown West [15]

1994 District 1 3A Champions @ Unionville

2008 , 2009and 2013  Ches-Mont Champions

Record at Downingtown:             102 wins…55 losses

Career Record:                           159 wins…105 losses….1 tie

Contact Coach:                        610-269-4400 x7574,


Team web-site:   


Staff:                          Mike Hancock, Jim Cunningham, Tom Kline, Steve Mitten, Andrew McLaughlin, Ken Walls

Andrew Lowe, Chris Edwards

2017 Record: 5 wins 5 losses


Feature Suggestions:

Ryan Wetzel, Will Howard


Returners Offense (8):

Will Howard-QB, Dan Byrnes – WR, Ryan Wetzel-TE, Nolan Hale-OT, Mark Villano-OT, Beau Bryan-OG,   Chris Yaksich – Center, Jackson Luneberg-WR


Returners Defense (9):

Ryan Wetzel – ILB, Evan Richard – ILB, Dan Byrnes – FS, Tyriq Lewis – CB, Alex Rosano – CB, Kaleb Willis – DE, Sean Pelkisson – DE, Max Hale – LB, Jack Young – DT


Top Players:                                                                       

Offense:            Will Howard – QB

Dan Byrnes – WR

Ryan Wetzel – TE


Defense:            Ryan Weyzel – ILB

Evan Richard – ILB

Jack Young – DT

Top Seniors:

Ryan Wetzel, Evan Richard, Dan Byrnes, Chris Yaksich,


College Offers:

Will Howard – Rutgers, Morgan State




We have an outstanding group of returning starters on both sides of the ball.  Success in our early non-league schedule will be a key factor in setting us up for a playoff run later in the year.  In the Ches-Mont, as always, the title will be hotly contested.





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