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2022 Team Preview: Hughesville Spartans (4)

Written by: on Thursday, August 4th, 2022. Follow David Mika on Twitter.

 

Head Coach: Howard Rainey

Assistant Coaches:
Hank Rainey
Boyd Hartman
Tom Burk
Brandon Kinney
Jon Delker
Seth Whitmoyer
Josh Stutzman
Steve Shrawder
Brian Duke
Tyler Potts

Team Name: Hughesville Spartans

2021 Record: 1-9

Stadium: Harold L. Schaefer Memorial Stadium

District: District 4

Class: AA

League: PA Heartland Athletic Conference, Division III

Key Starters Lost:
Joey Swink
Brennan Hartman
Chase Snyder
Luke Turner
Brandon Knight

Offensive Starters Returning: (6)
Sr. QB Luke Kaiser
Sr. WR Chaz Neidig
Sr. Center Josh Applegate
Jr. WR/RB Aiden Barlett
Jr. WR/RB Angelo Ferrigno
So. OL Russell DeWire

Defensive Starters Returning: (7)
Sr. MLB Mason Hoppes
Sr. DE Gabe Wagner
Sr. DE Garret Sharer
Sr. CB Justin Fowler
Jr. FS Tyler Wetzel
So. CB Conor Knight
SO. OLB Luke Stutzman

Special Team Starters Returning: (2)
Sr. Kelby Gordner
Sr. Kicker Josh Heiney

Key Newcomers:
Jr. OL Jacob Showers
So. OL J.D. Lunger

2021 Returning Player Stats:
Luke Kaiser
Offense:
Passing:
28 of 72 passes
292 yards
3 touchdowns
Defense:
3 solo tackles
15 total tackles
1 PD

Chaz Neidig
Offense:
Receiving:
2 catches
15 yards
Defense:
9 total tackles

Josh Applegate
Defense:
8 solo tackles
19 total tackles
2 TFL
1 interception

Jr. WR/RB Aiden Barlett
Offense:
Rushing:
35 catches
146 yards
3 touchdowns
Receiving:
7 catches
78 yards
Defense:
44 solo tackles
65 total tackles
2 TFL
2 fumble recoveries
1 sack
1 PD

Jr. WR/RB Angelo Ferrigno
Offense:
Rushing:
7 carries
14 yards
Receiving:
14 catches
148 yards
2 touchdowns
Defense:
24 solo tackles
38 total tackles
3 PD
1 fumble recovery
1 sack
1 interception

Mason Hoppes
Defense:
52 solo tackles
93 total tackles
7 TFL
2 fumble recovery
1 sack
1 interception

Gabe Wagner
Defense:
27 solo tackles
48 total tackles
10 TFL
2 sacks

Garret Sharer
Defense:
3 solo tackles
5 total tackles
1 TFL

Justin Fowler
Defense:
41 solo tackles
64 total tackles
3 TFL
3 PD
2 interceptions

Tyler Wetzel
Defense:
23 solo tackles
33 total tackles
3 TFL
1 sack

Luke Stutzman
Defense:
34 solo tackles
64 total tackles
3 TFL
2 fumble recoveries
1 PD

2022 Offensive Outlook: “We will establish the run game early and with a great core of receivers and quarterbacks, we will start to open things up.”

2022 Defensive Outlook: “Defensively, we are looking to continue to force turnovers, shut down the run, and hit hard! We are working extensively on our pass defense and expect it to take a serious leap forward this season. All-and-All, this should be a good Spartan defense.”

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