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2019 Team Previews: Methacton Warriors (1)

Written by: on Monday, August 19th, 2019. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


Head Coach: Dave Lotier

Assistant Coaches:

Tony Cardillo – Associate HC / WR
Chris Shaffer – OC / LBs
Ted Carotenuto – OL
Steve Jones – TEs/Slots
Tony Cardona – DL
Mike McTamney – OL/DL
Ed Lynett – RBs/DBs
Marc Pires – Freshmen HC
Dave D’orazio – Freshmen Asst

Team Name: Methacton

2018 Record: 1-9

Twitter: @methactonfball

Hudl Highlights:

Key Starters Lost:

Tonee Ellis OL/DL
Colby Stahl OL/LB
Gary Knox RB/LB
Steve Brown WR/DB
Andrew Balek WR/DB

Offensive Starters Returning: (4)

Sr. RB Mike Torcini, 5’10 185
Sr. WR Larry Dickerson, 5’9 165
Sr. QB Dylan Schultz, 5’11 180
Jr. OL Mario D’Addesi, 5’11 250

Defensive Starters Returning: (5)

Sr. SS Mike Torcini, 5’10 185
Sr. LB Brent Romano, 5’11 190
Sr. DB Larry Dickerson, 5’9 165
Jr. DB Justin Gumienny, 5’10 170

Sr. Keino Kinard 6’0 240

Special Team Starters Returning: (0)

Key Newcomers: (13)

Sr. WR/DB Marcus Melle, 6’1 175
Sr. WR/DB Nick Olivieri, 5’10 170
Sr. WR/LB Ron Fondots, 6’1 185
Sr. OL/DL Zach Sorgini, 5’10 270
Sr. OL/DL Reese Rhodenbaugh, 5’10 230
Sr. OL/DL Ryan Eckman, 6’0 250
Jr. OL/DL Brian Stagliano 6’0 210
Jr. RB/DB Justin Carfrey, 5’9 165
Jr. QB/DB Mike Merola, 5’10 165
Jr. WR/DB Jordan Layos, 5’11 175
Jr. OL/DL Dan Meier, 5’10 205
So. QB Brett Byrne, 6’0 180
So. WR/DB Brian Dickey, 5’11 170

2019 Offensive Outlook: On offense we will look to get the ball in the hands of our play makers at the skill positions. Mike Torcini (RB) and Larry Dickerson (WR) are returning All-Area players that we will rely on heavily to make plays. Justin Carfrey (RB/Slot) will look to build on a breakout final few weeks of 2018. Newcomers from the basketball team, Marcus Melle (WR) and Brett Byrne (QB) have been impressive through the off-season and will add to the overall improved athleticism of our team. We must also develop our OL, as we lost 4/5 starters but return size and athleticism at those positions. Overall we will look to be efficient in the passing game, taking shots when they present themselves, and control the clock by running the ball.

2019 Defensive Outlook: On defense we will look to build upon a unit that led PIAA 6a in TFLs per game in 2018 and cut our points per game against in half from the previous season. We return All-Area players in LBs Mike Torcini and Brent Romano, both can line up from the secondary to the line of scrimmage and makes plays all over the field. Our attacking D-Line will be anchored by Keino Kinard (30TT, 8TFLs) and the secondary will be led by returning play-makers Justin Gumienny and Larry Dickerson. Overall we will continue to attack the line of scrimmage and put pressure on the opposing OL.

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