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2021 Team Preview: LaSalle College High School Explorers

Written by: on Friday, August 27th, 2021. Follow David Mika on Twitter.



Head Coach: John Steinmetz

Assistant Coaches:

Team Name: LaSalle College High School Explorers

2020 Record: 5-1

District: 12


League: Philadelphia Catholic League – Red Division

Key Starters Lost:

Offensive Starters Returning:
Sam Brown (RB, 6’3″, 200lbs)
Ryan Carr (OT, 6’3″ 270)
Dean Leader (OG, 6’1″ 260)
Brendan Krug (OG, 6’1″ 260)
Luke Shissler (OT, 6’1″ 220)
Ryan Moore (WR), Alan Paturzo (QB)

Defensive Starters Returning:
Abdul Carter (LB, 6’4″, 240)
Chris Thompson (LB, 6’3″ 240)
Declan Smith (DT, 6’2″, 270)
Amir Anderson (DB)
Brennan Miller (DB)
Ryan Moore (DB)

Special Team Starters Returning:
Santiago Sturla (K/P)
Kevin Hawley (Long Snapper)

Key Newcomers:

2020 Returning Player Stats:

Sam Brown rushed for 460 yards on 86 carries and 7 touchdowns. He caught 15 passes for 89 yards and one score.

Ryan Moore rushed for 68 yards. On defense, he had 25 total tackles and two interceptions. 

Abdul Carter had 34 total tackles, two sacks, and one forced fumble, and one interception. 

Chris Thompson had 50 total tackles and one sack.

Declan Smith had seven total tackles. 

Amir Anderson had 13 total tackles and one fumble recovery.

Brennan Miller had 33 total tackles. 

Santiago Sturla was 19 of 23 extra points and a one-for-one field goal of 35 yards.

2021 Offensive Outlook:
1) Solid and consistent play from our QB Alan Paturzo
2) Get the ball to Sam Brown
3) Looking to lean on an experienced OL; need a few underclassmen to step up and help.
4) We have a young group of WR, but they are athletic.

2021 Defensive Outlook: We return eight players, but still need a few linemen and DBs to step up. We should be able to lean on the defense early as they are fast and experienced.

2021 Special Teams Outlook: Santi was very good at both KIck offs and punting, we should be very solid in this phase of the game.

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