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2022 Team Preview: Mifflinburg Wildcats (4)

Written by: on Saturday, August 6th, 2022. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


Head Coach: Jason Dressler

Assistant Coaches:
Anthony Threet
Brandon Teichman
Luke Flickinger
Jeff Wagner
Jordan Wagner
Cody Botts
Tom Parfitt
Ryan Schuck

Team Name: Mifflinburg Wildcats

2021 Record: 6-4

District: District 4

Class: AAA

League: PA Heartland Athletic Conference, Division I

Key Starters Lost:
Gabe Stetler
Jacob Bingaman
Josh Antonyuk
Cannon Griffith

Offensive Starters Returning:
Sr. C Emmanuel Ulrich
Sr. G Lucas Whittaker
Sr. G Trevon Simpson
Sr. RB Andrew Diehl
Sr. RB Carter Breed
Sr. WR Zack Wertman
Jr. QB Troy Dressler
Jr. TE Kyler Troup

Defensive Starters Returning:
Sr. DT Emmanuel Ulrich
Sr. DT Lucas Whittaker
Sr. OLB Carter Breed
Sr. FS Andrew Diehl
Sr. C Jarrett Miller
Sr. C Tanner Zimmerman
Sr. C/OLB Zack Wertman
Jr. LB Troy Dressler

Special Team Starters Returning:
Sr. Returner Andrew Diehl

Key Newcomers:
So. RB/OLB Ben Reitz
Fr. QB/LB Chad Martin
Fr. G/DT Xavier Croll
Fr. RB/LB Kaiden Kmett

2021 Returning Player Stats:
Troy Dressler QB
1,821 yards
122 of 224 completions
16 touchdowns

Andrew Diehl RB
589 yards
409 yards

Carter Breed RB
607 yards

Zack Wertman WR
383 yards

Lucas Whittaker DT
79 tackles
2 sacks

Emmanuel Ulrich DT
35 tackles

Carter Breed OLB
53 tackles
2 interceptions

Andrew Diehl FS
3 interceptions
36 tackles

2022 Offensive Outlook: “Looking to have a steady balance of run and pass. Did a solid job at both last year and look to continue this year. Expecting the ball to be touched by multiple players and playing fast. Keys will be depth, a good balance of run and pass, and playing aggressively.”

2022 Defensive Outlook: “Build on last season’s successes and play aggressively. Looking to improve our 3rd down situation successes. Keys will be playing physically and fast.”

2022 Special Teams Outlook: “We need to replace a kicker so this will be a huge key for our success this year.”

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