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2021 Team Preview: Dallas Mountaineers

Written by: on Monday, August 2nd, 2021. Follow David Mika on Twitter.

 

 

Head Coach: Rich Mannello

Assistant Coaches: Matt Austin, Justin Fisher 3rd asst. TBD

Team Name: Mountaineers

2020 Record: 4-4

District: 2

Class: AAAA

League: Wyoming Valley Conference, Division 2

Key Starters Lost: RJ Wren, Ben Fife, Nik Gashi, Tyler Dezinski, Matt Lukasavage

Offensive Starters Returning: Sr. OL Gabe Allen 5’11” 235. Sr. OL James Lehane 6’3″ 305. Sr. RB Jake DelGaudio 5’8″ 185 . Sr. RB/SE Rocco Ormando 5’8″ 170. Jr. RB Parker Bolesta 6′ 200 Jr OL Aiden Fennell 6’1″ 205. Jr. OL Colby Klinetob 6′ 220

Defensive Starters Returning: Sr. DL Gabe Allen 5’11” 235. Sr. LB Jake DelGaudio 5’8″ 185. Sr DB Rocco Ormando 5’8″ 170 Jr. DE Parker Bolesta 6′ 200 SO. LB AJ Fife 5’8″ 195

Special Team Starters Returning: Jr. K/P Jace Chopyak 5’11” 195 Sr. LS David Biscontini 6′ 165

Key Newcomers: Sr. QB Jackson Wydra 6’1″ 195. Sr. OL/DL Frank Atherholt 6’1″ 210. Sr. DB/SE Matt Esposito 5’9″ 150 Sr. SE/DB Matt Jesse 5’11 170. Sr. DB/SE David Biscontini 6′ 165

2020 Returning Player Stats:

2021 Offensive Outlook: QB Jackson Wydra is having an outstanding off-season prep period. We will cross-train heavily to get speed on the perimeter and in the backfield. The offensive line and TE positions are a work in progress.

2021 Defensive Outlook: We need to cross-train in the secondary for speed and depth. We need to develop depth at linebacker. The plan is to roll more in the defensive line which will depend on further weight room development throughout the summer and in season.

2021 Special Teams Outlook: Jace Chopyak did an excellent job in his first year as a kick-off and PAT/FG kicker. He is an excellent athlete and he is adding punting to his skill set.

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