2015 Team Preview – Bethlehem Catholic (11) – Big School Team # 8
Team name: Bethlehem Catholic
Coaching Staff: Kyle Haas (OC/QB), Matt Cohen (RB), Jeff Searfass (WR), John Glass (OL), Nick Artinger (S), Jack Daddona (LB), Larry Moussa (DL), Brian Jones (C),
2014 Record: 12‐2 (overall 24‐23) District XI AAA Champions (2013 & 2014)
Key Starters Lost: Mike Italiani OL/DL, Kyle Benbrook OL/DL, Mike McDaniel RB/FS, Freddie Simmons Jr. WR/C, Colby Faasuamalie OL, Will Ward LB, Dante Lonardo DE/FB, Ryan Johnson DE
Offensive Starters Returning: (7), Antwon Keenan‐JR RB, Julian Spigner‐JR QB, Anthony Davis‐JR OL, Nate Burk‐JR FB, EJ Fineran‐JR WR, Niko Camacho‐JR OL, Damian Diaz‐JR RB
Defensive Starters Returning: (7), Antwon Keenan‐SR LB, Joe Smith‐SR DB, Brandon Blobe‐SR DE, Nate Burk‐JR LB, EJ Fineran‐JR S, Darius Aldridge‐JR S, Will Schroeder‐SR LB
Key Newcomers: Nate Stewart‐SR WR/S (from Pius X), Andrew Nieves‐SR RB/C, Destyn Woody‐SR FB/LB (from Pius X)
D1 (FBS & FCS) Prospects: Joe Smith, EJ Fineran, Antwon Keenan, Nate Stewart and Julian Spigner
Key Stats from 2014: Julian Spigner ‐ 1,548 Passing Yards, 18 TD’s, 617 Rushing Yards, 2 TD’s ; EJ Fineran ‐ 31 receptions, 730 yards, 8 TD’s, 23.5 ypc average; Nate Stewart ‐ 81 receptions, 1154 yards, 15 TD’s; Joe Smith ‐ 47 total tackles, 6 interceptions, 2 int’s for TD
2015 Outlook: Coming off the 2014 season that saw the Hawks win their second consecutive (10th overall) District XI Championship, the 2015 squad is poised to make another run.
Offensively, Becahi returns all of their skill position players from last year with the exception of NC State bound Freddie Simmons Jr.. With a year of experience and another offseason of training the Hawk offense could be one of the most explosive in the area after averaging 42.2 ppg in 2014.
Defensively, Becahi returns three linebackers who saw starting time last year, as well as four of 5 starting defensive backs.
The biggest holes will be replacing three offensive and defensive lineman. Overall, Coach Henrich believes he will have an experienced and hungry squad in 2015 with a bitter taste of a 0‐30 loss in the state quarterfinals to Somerset.
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