2015 Team Preview – Academy of New Church (Non-PIAA)
Assistant Coaches: Randall Mattison, Kevin Junge, Ben Barnett, Walter Long, Tom Gontz
Team Name: Academy of the New Church Lions
2014 Record: 9-0
Key Players lost: Antonio Nakos, Carnel Harley, Shane McCurdy, Zahir Murray
Offensive starters returning: (8) Sr. QB Charlie Coyle, 5-9 165; Sr. RB Anthony Weizer, 5-7, 185; Jr. RB Kyle Mattison, 5-11, 185; Soph. RB Seamus Hogan, 5-7 165; Sr. OT Kyle Cole, 6-0, 220; Jr. OG Bryson McCurdy, 5-10 170; Soph. OG Milo Navarro, 5-10, 190; Jr. OT Jack McCabe, 6-2 240
Defensive Starters Returning: (8) Sr. LB Anthony Weizer, 5-7, 185; Jr. LB Kyle Mattison, 5-11, 185; Sr. DT Kyle Cole, 6-0, 220; Jr. DT Bryson McCurdy, 5-10 170; Soph. LB Milo Navarro, 5-10, 190; Jr. DT Jack McCabe, 6-2 240; Soph. DB Seamus Hogan, 5-7 165; Jr. DB Kameron Kittrels, 5-8, 170
Key Stats: Charlie Coyle is 14-1 as a starting QB.
Key Newcomers: We’ll see at camp!
Offense: We have depth at the skill position despite losing some of our most productive players there in our history. We also return the bulk of our team–including our 3 year starting QB, most of our backfield and line–and are looking to build on the success from last year. Make no mistake though, with a tougher schedule, and having lost some great players, it will be a challenging year, especially when, as always, we struggle with a low number of players.
Defense: The same players we lose on offense will also be missed on defense. But again, we have a large core of returning players, so it’s only a matter of filling a few positions.
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