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2021 Team Preview: Garnet Valley Jaguars

Written by: on Monday, August 23rd, 2021. Follow David Mika on Twitter.

 

 

Head Coach: Mike Ricci

Assistant Coaches:
Jeff Allison
Rich Boyd
Jon Paul Battiste
Greg Mink
Brian Perlsweig
Dennis Becker
Mike Frawley
Eric VanWyk
Rick Stroup
Patt Evans
Sean Snyder
Jon Flynn
Jeff Hill
Craig Stephenson
Dave Wrzesniewski
Marc Panepinto
Julius Flynn
Lance Panarello

Team Name: Garnet Valley High School

2020 Record: 6-0

Stadium: Moe DeFrank Stadium

District: 1

Class: AAAAAA

League: Central League

Key Players Returning:
Nolan Brennan (O/D line)
Shane Reynolds (RB/LB)
Ndozi Okolo (WR/DB); Luke Lassik (WR/DB)
CJ Wood (DB); Ryan Saunders (DB/RB)
Max Busenkell (QB/DB)
Sean Gallagher (WR/DB)
Will Wrzniewski (LB/TE)
Zach Liberatore (K/P)
Sam DiTrolio (C/D line)
Austin Sorokanych (O line/D line)
Matt Collins (D-line)
Joey Halloran (LB)
Drew Jackalous (LB)
Nick Mahoney (O/D line)
Ben Nash (O/D line)

Key Newcomers:
Andrew Van Horn (LB)
Kieran Gallagher (O/D line)
Matt Wiesendanger (O/D line)
David Dorf (O/D line)
Matt Mesaros (QB/LB)
Jack Westburg (DB)
Bryson Hall (DB)
Joe Checchio (RB/LB)
Jason Bernard (RB/LB)
Mike Mascolo (Kick/Punt returner/WR/DB)
Matt Ricci (Sr, DB/WR)

2020 Returning Player Stats:

Nolan Brennan had 12 total tackles and two sacks.

Shane Reynolds rushed for 564 yards on 72 carries and 10 touchdowns. On defense, he had 18 total tackles and one for loss.

CJ Wood had 26 total tackles and one tackle for loss.

Ryan Saunders had 13 total tackles for loss.

Max Brusenkell completed 7 of 8 for 167 yards. On defense, he had two interceptions.

Sean Gallagher rushed for 216 yards on 21 carries and two touchdowns. He caught 16 passes for 443 yards and six touchdowns.

Will Wrzniewski caught 2 passes for 39 yards and one touchdown. On defense, he had 17 total tackles, 2 interceptions, and two for loss.

Zach Liberatore had 12 extra points.

Joey Halloran had 18 total tackles, one sack, and two for loss.

Drew Jackalous had 7 total tackles.

2021 Outlook: We return a number of starters, on both sides of the ball, from last year.  We are experienced; we are physically strong and we have 40 seniors who provide outstanding leadership.

The Central League should have week after week of exciting games this year.  There are many strong teams.  If we stay healthy and continue to grow and improve, I am excited to see what this team will be able to accomplish.

Offense: Depth on the o-line is a huge plus for a team that loves to run the football!

Defense: We return eight starters from a very good defense last year

Special Team: Zack Liberatore is one of the top kickers in the area

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