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2021 Team Preview: Jim Thorpe Olympians

Written by: on Tuesday, August 17th, 2021. Follow David Mika on Twitter.

 

 

Head Coach: Mark Rosenberger

Assistant Coaches:
Frank Miller
Craig Zurn
Jake Zurn
Wes Hurley
Blake Yurchak
Brian Schwartz
Josh McCartney

Team Name: Jim Thorpe Olympians

2020 Record: 6-3

District: 11

Class: AAA

League: Colonial-Schuylkill League, Red Division

Key Starters Lost: AJ Bailor OG,DE
Derek Hunter DT
Chris Strika WR,CB
Davier Calcano QB
Chris Condly K
Ian Hubbard TE
Gabe Herschman T,DT

Offensive Starters Returning:
Sr. FB Cameron Tinajero 5’9″ 190
Sr. RB Brandon Fasolino 6’3″ 190
So. RB Salvatore Capria 5’6″ 170
Sr. WR Derryl Fisher 5’10” 135
Jr OT Paul Rutledge 6’2″ 225
Sr OT David Wiley 6’4″ 320
So OG Noah Rosahac 6’6″ 235

Defensive Starters Returning:
Sr. DE Bryson Heydt 6’5″ 245
Sr. DE Bryan Bowen 5’11” 175
Sr. ILB Jason Bowen 6’2″ 200
Sr. OLB Cameron Tinajero 5’9″ 190
Sr. CB Derryl Fisher 5’10” 135
Sr. FS Drew Wimmer 5’10” 155
Jr. SS Brett Balliet 6’1″ 170

Special Team Starters Returning:
P Sr Travis Benson 6’0″ 200

Key Newcomers:
Fr. WR Justin Yescavage 6’0″ 155
Sr CB Ethan Gavornik 5’9″ 165
Jr WR/CB David Fiorito 5’8″ 145
Jr FB/LB Jave Butler 5’10” 220
So. FB/LB Benjamin Goldberg 5’7″ 175
So DT Austin Fronheiser 6’0″ 240
Jr OG Tiernan McCartney 5’11” 182
Jr OC Nathaniel Lopez 5’8″ 285

2020 Returning Player Stats:

Fasolino 64 carries 453 yards 8 TD’s

Tinajero 49 carries – 230 yards 6 TD’s

Capria 32 -198 yards

Fisher 37 for 176 yards

Fiorito 22 for 128 yards

2021 Offensive Outlook: We return a good group of RB’s and WR’s. The Key will be finding the QB to run the offense. Returning some experienced guys upfront. Looking to replace a few key spots on the line. The Key will be to continue to develop a passing game that will complement our running game.

2021 Defensive Outlook: We return 2 defensive ends that we’re able to be good run stoppers and very good pass rushers. We need to develop interior tackles in our defense. We return a strong group of linebackers that have a lot of experience. Need to continue to get better in the back end with our pass defense.

2021 Special Teams Outlook: Excellent punter in Benson and we have several athletes working this summer on their kicking game. Overall a quality group of athletes.

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