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2022 Team Preview: Cedar Cliff HS (3)

Written by: on Friday, August 5th, 2022. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


Head Coach: Colin Gillen

Assistant Coaches:
Tim Froelich
Chandler Heiple
Cory Rowe
Tom Sacoman
Ben Dupree
Scott Weyant
Matt Logan
Evan Shiley
Geoff Boblick
Collin Kilpatrick

Team Name: Cedar Cliff Colts

2021 Record: 10-2

District: District 3

Class: AAAAA

League: Mid-Penn Conference, Keystone Division

Key Starters lost:
RB/DB Jontae Morris
WR/DB Trenten Smith
OL/DL Claude Godineaux
WR/DB Jordan Tirado
TE/DE KC Robinson
TE/DE Michael Armanini
LB Ricardo Harmon
DL Hunter Garced
OL Gabe Kocher
OL Jake Shaeffer
DL AL Sanders
OL Logan Heiple

Offensive Starters Returning: (3)
Sr OT Lucas Andrezeski, 6-4, 270
Sr QB Ethan Dorrell, 6-0, 165
Sr FB Parker Tarnoci, 6-2, 225

Defensive Starters Returning: (4)
Sr DE Daniel Schraeder, 6-4, 215
Sr LB Kellen Gombola, 5-11, 205
Jr LB Evan Ziegler, 5-9, 165
Jr LB Nathan Lusk, 6-0, 175

Special Team Starters Returning: (2)
Sr K/P Derek Witmer, 5-11, 190
Sr LS Grayson Wertz, 6-1, 180

Key Newcomers:
Jr LB/RB Michael Jones, 6-2, 200
Jr OL/DL Josh Garcia, 5-11, 250
Jr OL/DL Cooper Hambright, 5-11, 220
Jr OL/DL Bo Hiller, 5-9, 260
Jr OL/DL Cade Griva, 5-8, 255
Jr LB/RB Erik Shriver, 5-10, 170
Jr WR/DB Alex Kohr, 5-9, 155
So QB/LB Bennett Secrest, 5-11, 185
So OL/DL Guner Hiller, 6-2, 280

2021 Returning Player Stats:
Sr QB Ethan Dorrell
132 of 231
1,690 yds
19 TD

Sr DE Daniel Schraeder
26 Tackles
1 Sack

Sr DE Parker Tarnoci
42 Tackles

Sr LB Kellen Gombola
39 Tackles

Jr LB Evan Ziegler
48 Tackles

Jr LB Nathan Lusk
38 Tackles
2 Sacks

Sr K/P Derek Witmer
Special Teams
50 of 53 PAT
5 FG
11 Touchbacks

2022 Outlook:

Offense: “The Colts will lose their most productive running back, Jontae Morris, and receiver Trenten Smith to graduation in 2022. Cedar Cliff also graduates 4 of 5 offensive linemen. The offense will need to lean on returning starters as some new faces will be gaining experience early in the season. The Colts will still look to remain balanced on offense.”

Defense: “Cedar Cliff will return their entire LB core from the 2021 season which will provide some stability on the defensive side of the ball. The secondary and defensive line will be largely made up of new faces. The Colts will need to rely on their team speed defensively as the defensive line and secondary gain experience.”

Special Team: “The Colts return kicker and punter Derek Witmer for his senior season. Derek is an extremely accurate kicker with a strong leg who is looking to kick touchbacks consistently.”

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