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2022 Team Preview: Holy Cross Crusaders (2)

Written by: on Monday, August 8th, 2022. Follow David Mika on Twitter.

 

Head Coach: Joe Giorgio

Assistant Coaches:
Vince Coviello
Jim Tallarico
Chris Coviello
Cory Frick
Dom Possanza
Mike Giorgio
Gene Pane
Jake Gatto

Team Name: Holy Cross Crusaders

2021 Record: 4-7

District: District 2

Class: AA

League: Lackawanna Football Conference, Division 3

Key Starters Lost:
QB/CB Nate Cobley
WR/S Sean Herbert
OL/DL Nick Cabets
RB/LB Gavyn Grems
OL/DL Matt Tucker
FB/LB Cameron Moczulski

Offensive Starters Returning: (7)
SR C Pio Tanana 6’0 260
SR OG Andrew Naim 5’10 260
SR OG Cody Schoonover 6’1 210
JR OT Chris Petrucci 6’2 260
SR RB Logan Tierney 6’1 215
SR TE Bobby Staples 6’2 205
SR WR John Jones 5’11 175

Defensive Starters Returning: (6)
SR DT Pio Tanana 6’0 260
SR DT Andrew Naim 5’10 260
JR DE Chris Petrucci 6’2 260
SR DE Bobby Staples 6’2 205
SR LB Logan Tierney 6’1 215
SR LB Fred Strein 6’0 200

Key Newcomers:
FR RB/LB Leland Wudarski 5’10 185
FR RB/LB Aiden Wudarski 5’10 180
FR QB/DB Kevin Vincent 5’11 175
FR OL/DL Branden Fadl 5’10 215
FR OL/DL Noah Karzenoski 5’9 220
SO OL/DL John Elko 5’11 210

2021 Returning Player Stats:
Logan Tierney
Offense:
Rushing:
215 Carries
1,494 yards
14 TDS
Receiving:
7 Catches
73 yards
1 TD

John Jones
Offense:
Receiving:
5 Catches
49 Yards
1 TD

Fred Strein
Offense:
Receiving:
4 Catches
45 Yards
1 TD

Logan Tierney
Defense:
1 INT

Fred Strein
Defense:
1 INT

2022 Offensive Outlook: “The keys to our offense will be the ability to run the football and control the clock. We will have an inexperienced QB to start the year and we do not want to ask too much of him. We also believe we have one of the best Running backs in the area in Logan Tierney and an experienced offensive line so that should help establish the run game.”

2022 Defensive Outlook: “Defensively, we need to tackle people and avoid the big play and get off the field on third down. Our secondary will be raw and inexperienced and we hope as the season progresses they get better and more comfortable with each game. Our front seven will have to perform and help create turnovers.”

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