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2021 Team Preview: Dieruff Huskies

Written by: on Wednesday, August 25th, 2021. Follow David Mika on Twitter.

 

 

Head Coach: Dave Lutte

Assistant Coaches:
Mike Sculley
Jeff Brosky
Mitch Lutte
Lou Csaszar
Derek Thorne
Chris Newhard
Emani Gill
Eric Collazo
Cecil Bernard
Matt Ehritz
Hassan McCoy
Mario Segarra
Taurean Valentine
Ron Heard
Joe Winter
Erika Smith

Team Name: Dieruff Huskies

2020 Record: 1-4

District: 11

Class: AAAAAA

League: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference North

Key Starters Lost:
Jayden Booth
Darrol Richet
Marc Castro

Offensive Starters Returning:
SR QB Jovan Rodriquez 5’9 225
SR RB Christian Sell 5’8 175
SR WR Eric Escobales 5’8 170
JR WR Noah Ozario 6’0 185
SR OT Greg Soto 6’3 245
SR OT Brandon Rivera 6’3 240
JR C Chris Badillo 5’10 260
SR TE Willie Middleton 6’3 305
SR FB Jose Ramos 5’9 220

Defensive Starters Returning:
SR DT Willie Middleton 6’3 315
SR DT Greg Soto 6′ 3 245
SR DE Raphael Ruiz 5’10 205
SR LB Jose Ramos 5’9 220
SR CB Christian Sell 5’8 175
SR CB Eric Escobales 5’8 170
JR FS Noah Ozario 6’0 185
SR LB Xavier Rodriquez 5′ 10 205

Special Team Starters Returning:
SR Returner Eric Escobales 5’8 170
SR Returner Christian Sell 5’8 175

Key Newcomers:
SO. TE/DT Jakai Jones 6′ 3 215
SR. WR/DB Christopher Sell 5′ 8 180
SR. WR/DB George Gordilis 5’7 165
JR. FB/NG Jaiden Diaz 5’9 225
SR. OG/DT Brandon Nguyen 6’0 295
JR. RB/LB Erick Aybar 5′ 10 200
JR. OT/DT Xion Chapman 6’4 275

2020 Returning Player Stats:

Christian Sell 44 Carries 202 yards

Jovan Rodriquez 14/ 27 230 Yards 2 TDS

Eric Escobales 11 Catches for 162 Yards 1 TD

2021 Offensive Outlook: We look to be more explosive offensively with several three-year starters returning. By finally having our first off-season together we were able to get stronger, faster, and get in more reps and installation than in my previous two seasons as head coach. Our offensive line looks much improved and averages 6″2 270 Lbs across the board. We will be multiple looks offensively which I think will cause some headaches for opposing defenses to plan for. The key to our success is to sustain drives and avoid costly turnovers.

2021 Defensive Outlook: Our defense looks to be a lot tougher and stronger with several key starters returning on all three levels of the defense. We finished 2020 with an aggressive defense that was very physical. We expect to be even more physical in 2021. The key to our defense is to play physically, create turnovers, avoid costly penalties, and communicate our checks.

2021 Special Teams Outlook: Our special teams should be an outstanding group this season as many of them will be three-year starters in the same role. We need to be sure tacklers and create explosive opportunities for our return men.

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