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2017 Team Preview – Cumberland Valley HS (3)

Written by: on Saturday, July 22nd, 2017. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


Head Coach: Michael Whitehead

Assistant Coaches:

Levi Mumma
Jim Fry
Craig Schweitzer
Matt Fisher
John Bates
Art Crossley
Brad Zell
Gregg Williams

Team Name: Cumberland Valley HS

2016 Record: 9-4

2017 Schedule:

Key Starters Lost: (5)

Josiah Quigley
Robert Goodrich
Ridge Bachman
Chris Armbrust
Alex Hetzel

Offensive Starters Returning: (7)

SR, ATH, Charlie Katshir, 6’3″ 210
SR, OL, Jacob Fetterolf, 6’3″ 275
SR, HB, Jake Palmer, 5’9″ 175
SR, ZB, Cole McCoy, 5’9″ 170
SR, OL, Andrew Miller, 6’2″ 210
SR. OL, Matt Manchon, 5’11’ 195
JR, QB, Jared Plessinger, 5’10 170

Defensive Starters Returning: (7)

SR, DB, Charlie Katshir, 6’3″ 210
SR, DL, Jacob Fetterolf, 6’3″ 275
SR, LB, Christian Arrington, 6’2″ 215
SR, DB, Cole McCoy, 5’9″ 170
SR, DL, Austin Kupko, 6’0″ 200
SR, DL, Galen Witmer, 5’10” 190
SR, DB, Zach Snow, 6’0 170

Special Team Starters Returning: (1)

SR, P-KR-PR, Charlie Katshir, 6’3″ 210

Key Newcomers: (4)

SR, DL/TE Rumi Khan, 6’2″ 200
JR, DL/TE Stone Huffman, 6’2″ 200
JR, TE Lukas Wandling, 6’5″ 200
SR. HB/DB Chase Ebersole, 6’0″ 175

2017 Offensive Outlook: Offensive, we have a good nucleus returning. We just need to find a FB for our Wing-T.

2017 Defensive Outlook: We return good experience from last season. We just need to find MLB’s for our defense.

2017 Special Teams Outlook: We return Charlie Katshir who is dangerous in returns. Just need to decide on a kicker so that Katshir can get a break.


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2 Responses to “2017 Team Preview – Cumberland Valley HS (3)”

  1. Mike A. says:

  2. Mike A. says:

    Preview Cumberland Valley Eagles Mid Penn Commonwealth District 3

    Cumberland Valley, like Wilson and Central Dauphin, also reloads (no transfers that I know of) this year but has one of the toughest schedules in the state with Coatesville, Central Dauphin, Central Dauphin East, State College, and Harrisburg providing the toughest competition, at least on paper. Unlike last year while competing for the D3 championship with only 3 returning starters on each side of the ball, this year’s team will return 7 starters on both offense and defense giving the Eagles a wealth of experience. Key players on a JV team that was undefeated last year and experienced reserves will also be expected to play large roles for the departed seniors. OLB/CB/S Charles Katshir Senior(Penn State) 6’3″, 215 and OLB/CB Chris Arrington Senior 6’2″, 215 (Rutgers interest) lead the defense and are expected to play important roles in the offense as well. Junior Jared Plessinger (35/59 447 yds, 6 TD, 2 INT, 149.7 NCAA rating) should get most of the snaps at QB this year after sharing snaps with Ridge Bachman last year meaning CV’s offense should be more diverse by mixing more passing into the traditional wing T running game infused with Katsir running plays from the wildcat and possibly the backfield also. Expect Plessinger to throw in excess of 1000 yards and maybe as high as 1500 yards for the Eagles this year. Jacob Fetterolf Senior 6’3″ 275 heads up what should be a tough and experienced offensive and defensive line. Cole McCoy ZB, Jake Palmer HB 760 yds, 6 TD, and Chase Ebersole return to tote the ball. WR’s Katshir and Arrington, TE’s Stone Huffman and Rumi Kahn along with Palmer and McCoy will be targets for the Plessinger passes. Finding a replacement for hard hitting All-State MLB and FB Josiah Quigley 1,410 yds, 16 TD will be a top priority.
    Cumberland Valley and Wilson (3 each) own all but 2 of the District 3 titles (former 4A/6A) since 2009. All that being said a 7-3 or 8-2 season is still possible even with the grueling schedule. The tough schedule doesn’t do CV any favors as far as seeding is concerned in the D3 playoffs but the tough competition helps as they have won D3 championships from the 6th seed twice and the 7th seed once in the last 8 years. Preseason CalPreps ratings have CV rated 9th in 6A and 14th overall right behind and in a virtual tie with Coatesville (8th/13th) and just ahead of Wilson (10th/16th). Should be a great year in the Mid Penn Commonwealth and District 3.