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2022 Team Preview: Emmaus Hornets (11)

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

 

Head Coach: Harold Fairclough

Assistant Coaches:
Dale Fink
Jake Hildebrand
Pete Verile
Matt Cohen
Jake Reichard
Rich Ocelus
Mike Palos
Ramie Mussa
John Scerbo
Mark Scisly
Rob Sawicki
Eric Miller
Eric Miller

Team Name: Emmaus Hornets

2021 Record: 9-4

District: District 11

Class: AAAAAA

League: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference South

Key Starters Lost:
Jared Groller
Jaden Delgado
Dylan McHugh
Trevor Gitski
Dave Iobst
Jaden Robinson
Nick Davidson
Sam Moratori
Ben Thomas

Offensive Starters Returning: (8)
Ben Mercado JR OG, 6’2 295
Mario Landino JR OT, 6’4″ 255
Chase Fotta SR WR, 6’1″ 185
Dylan Darville SR WR, 6’1″ 180
Ryan DeJohn SR TE, 6’3″ 210
Tylik Jarvis SR RB, 5’9″ 185
Josiah Williams QB, 6’3″ 212
Jake Fotta SR QB, 5’11” 175

Defensive Starters Returning: (4)
Ben Mercado JR DL, 6’2 295
Mario Landino JR DL, 6’4″ 255
Aidan Garrett SR LB, 5’8″ 185
Ryan DeJohn SR TE, 6’3″ 210

Special Team Starters Returning: (2)
Owen Garcia SR K/P, 6’0″ 175
William Buck SO K, 6’3″ 190

Key Newcomers:
Donavan McCargo WR/CB SR 6’-1” 195
Elijah Fajardo WR/CB SR 5’11’’ 175
Carlos Koduah OL/DL SR 5’-10” 250
Jackson Lake WR/OLB SR 6′-0″ 205
Jonah Miller OL/DL SR 6′-1″ 260
Jaden Skumpija OL/DL SR 5′-9″ 255
Austin Whitesell OL/ILB SR 5’-9” 235
Jasiyah Banks RB/ILB JR 5’10” 180
Cael Kratzer WR/CB JR 5’-10″ 170
Jordin Mitchell WR/CB JR 5′-9″ 145
John Wassel TE/OLB JR 6’-0″ 210
Reilly Bechtel RB/ILB SO 5′-9″ 175

2022 Offensive Outlook: “Offensively we need to be able to run the ball consistently. We need to cut down on turnovers and penalties which hindered our offensive production last year. Last, but not least, we need to finish in the RedZone. We missed a lot of scoring opportunities down in the RedZone.”

2022 Defensive Outlook: “Our defensive line should be the strength of our defense. We return 2 starters on the defensive line and also have several players returning that made contributions to the defense last year. We need to replace the production of an All-State caliber linebacker. We return our leading tackler at linebacker and we have two players returning that played meaningful minutes. In the secondary, we have the skilled players to be productive but we have to gain the experience to be able to play at a high level.”

2022 Special Teams Outlook: “Need consistent play from all phases of the special teams.”

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