2015 Team Preview – Daniel Boone (3)
Team Name: Daniel Boone Blazers
2014 Record: 8-5 District 3 semi-finals
Key Starters Lost: RB/CB-Paul Galanti, MLB- Jonathon Passifione, WR-Jonathon Charles, DT Darius Hinton, OL-Connor Johnson, WR/SS-Shayne Bookwalter
Offensive Starters Returning – Defensive Starters Returning:
(#8) QB/SS/P – Nick Hughes – 6-1, 195 3 year starter
Second in county in passing yards with 1526. Second in county in completions with 90. Threw 15 touchdown passes and ran for 10 more. Nick is a team captain and is the leader of our offense. Had 34 tackles, 8 pass breakups, 3 tackles for loss and two interceptions one of which he returned 80 yards for a touchdown. As our only junior captain on the team, Nick made all the calls in the secondary while also running the offense as starting QB. Hard hitting defensive back who makes very good breaks on the ball. Punted 27 times for 821 yards averaging over 30 yards per punt with zero punts returned for TD’s and no blocked or muffed punts all season.
(#24) K/P – Drew Kresge – 6-0, 198, 3 year starter
Very strong kicker with a good foot. Made 37 PAT’s this season and kicked all of our kickoffs. He had 26 touch backs on kickoff and was a major reason that we had no kickoffs returned for touchdowns and only allowed 2 returns past the 50 all year long.
(#22) RB/DE Cineque Ramsey – 5-10, 207, 3 year starter
Had 62 carries for 409 yards and 6 touchdowns. Averaged 6.6 yards per carry. Also had 5 receptions for 40 yards. He is an explosive blocker from the backfield and helped our team rush for over 2200 yards this season. He had several big hits from the backfield including 6 pancake blocks. One of the area leaders in sacks with 14, he started all season at defensive end. Also recorded 8.5 tackles for loss in his 37 tackles this season.
(#65) C/DT – Jared Gaspari – 5-10, 205, 2 year starter
(#50) G/DE – Ryan Glanski – 6-0, 225
(#79) T/DT – Jesse Enck – 6-2, 230
D1 (FBS & FCS) Prospects: Nick Hughes, Drew Kresge, Cinque Ramsey
Key Stats: Over 4,300 yards of total offense and scored 355 points in 2014 while coming out even in turnover ration and having a +6.8 scoring differential
2015 Outlook: Offensively, Defensively, and on special teams, we have key returning multi year starters that we will build around. The key to this season will depend on how the team comes together and rallies around these players and fills supporting roles.
As one of the smallest teams in our league and county, it will also depend on how mentally tough this group is and how hard they condition. Consistency will be a key factor.
Competing in the Berks I-C1 is always a challenge and we coach our players to be resilient and focus on improving as citizens, family members, students, and teammates each day.
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