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2022 Team Preview: Bethlehem Catholic Golden Hawks (11)

Written by: on Friday, August 26th, 2022. Follow David Mika on Twitter.

 

 

Head Coach: Kyle Haas

Assistant Coaches:
Dan Muir
Nick Artinger
Chuck Sonon
Gene Legath
Rich Gierula
Chris Gordon
Adam Tatar
Bob Rigali
Drew Morrissey

Team Name: Bethlehem Catholic Golden Hawks

2021 Record: 2-7

Stadium: Bethlehem Area School District Stadium

District: District 11

Class: AAAA

League: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference South

Key Starters Lost:
QB – Jared Richardson
DE – Stephen Hattala
OT – Justine Kanyuk
OG/DE – Aydan Kirby
K – Anthony Barczynski
FB/LB – Tyriek Rivera

Offensive Starters Returning: (8)
JR. OT Sam Ayache 6’4 275
SR. OG Mekhi George 6’0 295
SR. C Nicco Spezza 5’9 215
SR. WR Jaiden Ellis – Lahey 6’4 200
SR. WR Eric Wert 5’9 170
SR. RB Zyaire Morris 5’10 190
SR. WR Jamel Clements 5’9 155
SR. Mark Mulhurn 6’6 315

Defensive Starters Returning: (8)
SR. LB Izzy Ramos – Dobbins 5’11 215
JR. LB Robert Williams 6’3 195
SR LB Zyaire Morris 5’10 190
SR. DE Eli Thompson 6’3 285
SR. NG Mark Mulhurn 6’6 315
SR. CB Jamel Clements 5’9 155
SR. SS Troy Miller 6’2 175
SR. FS Eric Wert 5’9 170

Special Team Starters Returning: (3)
JR. KOR Jacob Sutton 5’7 160
SR KOR/PR Eric Wert 5’9 170
JR. Holder Auggie Warke 5’10 190

Key Newcomers:
SR. RB/CB Rahmel Terry 5’10 160
SR. OLB/WR Will Aviles 5’9 165
SR DE Josh Doane 6’0 235
SR OT/DE Matt Englehart 5’11 245
SR QB Luke Thomas 5’10 170
SR OG/NG Antonio Mariani 5’9 235
JR QB Auggie Warke 5’10 190
JR OG/DE Jacob Lance 6’1 200
JR FB/LB Solomon Sutton 5’9 195
JR RB/LB Mekhi LaPierre 5’10 180
JR WR/CB Jacob Sutton 5’7 160
JR WR/SS Devin Greene 5’9 155
JR QB/OLB JD Awuah 5’9 165
SO WR/CB DJ Kelly 6’1 170
SO WR/SS Justin Gonzalez 5’9 165
SO RB/OLB Jaiden Perez 5’11 175
SO FB/LB Carlos Perez 5’9 170
SO FB/LB Maksim Godbolt 5’11 175
SO WR/CB Collin Peacock 5’8 155
SO WR/OLB Achilles Cousar 5’9 165
SO WR/FS Jelanie Fedrick 5’9 160

2021 Returning Player Stats:
Defense:
SR Izzy Ramos-Dobbins
55 Tackles
7 TFL
1 sack
3 int’s
1 TD)

JR Robert Williams
41 Tackles
5 TFL

SR Troy Miller
28 Tackles
1 int
1 Fumble Recovery

Offense:
Receiving:
SR Eric Wert
41 Receptions
400 Yards
2 Touchdowns

SR Jaiden Ellis-Lahey
Receiving:
31 Receptions
446 Yards
2 Touchdowns

2022 Offensive Outlook: “Offensively we need to stress consistency running and throwing the football. We have some talented kids returning. SR Eric Wert and SR Jaiden Ellis-Lahey are a dangerous combination at WR. RB SR Zyaire Morris and SR Rahmel Terry will give us depth in the backfield. Terry missed 2021 with an ACL injury. Our Offensive Line has some experience returning. OT JR Ayache 6’4 275, OG SR George 6’0 295, C SR Spezza 5’9 215, and SR Mark Mulhurn 6’6 315 all started at least 4 games last season. OG SR Eli Thompson 6’3 285 will be the other starter. We have a battle at the QB position. I feel confident whoever wins the job will be ready to lead the team. SR Luke Thomas and JR Auggie Warke had impressive spring practices. Both kids wrestle and are extremely tough. Sophomore WR DJ Kelly and Justin Gonzalez were really impressive running routes and catching footballs.”

2022 Defensive Outlook: “Our goal defensively is to simplify. We have a good amount of kids who saw considerable time last season due to injuries. We will rotate 6 Kids on the DL. SR Mulhurn, JR Ayache, SR Thompson, and SR George all have game experience. JR Jacob Lance and SR Josh Doane are two DE’s we feel can contribute upfront. We are deep at the LB position. SR Ramos-Dobbins 5’11 215, JR Williams 6’3 195, SR Morris 5’10 190, and JR Solomon Sutton 5’9 195 all started at some point during last season. JR Mekhi LaPierre 5’10 180 and SO Carlos Perez 5’9 170 will get opportunities to play meaningful minutes. We are two deep in the secondary. CB’s SR Terry, SR Clements, JR Jacob Sutton, and SO DJ Kelly can rotate. Safeties SR Troy Miller, SR Eric Wert, JR Devin Greene, and SO Justin Gonzalez are all capable of starting or rotating.”

2022 Special Teams Outlook: “We have to replace two really good kickers. Jared Richardson (punter) and Anthony Barczynski (kicker). SO Jaiden Perez is getting reps as a punter. The kicking job is wide open. We have a number of kids who can return. Wert and Terry both have experience returning punts. Wert, Terry, Clements, and Jacob Sutton all returned Kick-Offs.”

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