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2022 Team Preview: Jim Thorpe Olympians (11)

Written by: on Monday, August 15th, 2022. Follow David Mika on Twitter.

 

Head Coach: Mark Rosenberger

Assistant Coaches:
Frank Miller
Craig Zurn
Jake Zurn
Wes Hurley
Brian Schwartz

Team Name: Jim Thorpe Olympians

2021 Record: 7-5

District: District 11

Class: AAA

League: Colonial-Schuylkill League, Red Division

Key Starters Lost:
Camron Tinajero FB-LB
Derryl Fisher WR-CB
Bryan Bowen DE
Drew Wimmer FS
Matt Stauffer SS
David Wiley OT-DT
Travis Benson P

Offensive Starters Returning: (8)
Brett Balliet QB
Sal Capria RB
Bryson Heydt TE
Nate Lopez C
Tiernan McCartney G
Paul Rutledge T
Noah Rosahac G
David Fioritto WR

Defensive Starters Returning: (4)
Noah Rosahac DT
Bryson Heydt DE
Dominic Berger LB
Benjamin Goldberg LB

Special Team Starters Returning: (0)
None

Key Newcomers:
Justin Yescavage WR-CB
William Newton DE
Josh James SS
Nikolas Schwartz FS
Jave Butler FB-LB
Benjamin Goldberg FB-LB
Austin Fronheiser G-DT
Blake Carroll OL – DE

2021 Returning Player Stats:
Balliet
Offense:
Passing:
98 of 192
1,209 yards
12 TD’s

Capria
Offense:
Rushing:
73 rushes
306 yards
4TD’s

Fioritto
Offense:
Rushing:
57 rushes
394 yards
4 TD’s

Heydt
Offense:
Receiving:
14 receiving
232 yards
3TD’s

Yescavage
Offense:
Receiving:
7 catches
88 yards

Firorito
Offense:
Receiving:
14 catches
107 yards
3 TD’s

Rosahac
Defense:
86 tackles
27 for a loss

Heydt
Defense:
50 tackles
19 for a loss
21 QB hurries
3 sacks

Berger
Defense:
68 tackles

2022 Offensive Outlook: “With returning 8 starters from last year’s team with 5 of the 6 from up front returning we are hoping for a much-improved offense. Balliet’s continued improvement at QB will help lead our offense to a more balanced approach this season.”

2022 Defensive Outlook: “With the loss of 8 starters from last year’s team we have a lot to figure out this summer. However, we return 2 exceptional defensive linemen with Rosahac and Heydt. They were both very disruptive last year and we are hoping for even better things this year. It will be crucial to develop the secondary to find starters as well as backups for each position. We return 1 starting linebacker and several others that played key roles in last year’s success.”

2022 Special Teams Outlook: “This is an area that needs to be developed. We have several soccer players coming out for the first time to play football. This will help in this area.”

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