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2015 Team Preview – Delone Catholic (3)

Written by: on Monday, August 24th, 2015. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


Head Coach: Corey Zortmandelone_catholic_a

Assistant Coaches: Colby Zortman, Barry Zortman, Steve McMaster, Donnie Sanders, Brian Arentz, Mark Leonard, Brian Arentz, Michael Kale

Team Name: Delone Catholic Squires

2014 Record: 6-5 (District III Single A Play Off Birth)

2015 Team Schedule

Key losses: RB/KR Jake Kadis (976 rushing yards, 8.6 yards per carry, 9 TDs, 491 return yards), RB Alex Little (842 rushing yards, 8 TDs), TE/LB Justin Gobrecht (263 receiving yards, 3 TDs, 65 tackles, 8 sacks), LB/S Tyler Loucks (86 tackles, 3 INTs), LB/DL Jimmy O’Boyle (75 tackles, 1 sack), DL Michael Rider (69 tackles, 4 sacks), K Jay Strickland (24 PATs, 4-4 FGs), QB Jake Wiles

Offensive Starters Returning: (4) T Bryce Perkins, G Chase Kint, RB Tavian Dorsey, QB Brian Shermeyer

Defensive Starters Returning: (4) DT Bryce Perkins, DE Chase Kint, DE Dan Coleman, DB Tavian Dorsey

Special Team Starters Returning: (1) Tavian Dorsey

Key Newcomers: SE Larry Leffler, SE Brandon Zumbrum, TE Brady Repasky, T Wade Neiderer, RB Zach Hart, G Damian Rodriguez, OLB Logan Panzer, C Derek Smith, FB/ILB Sean Sneeringer

D1 (FBS & FCS) Prospects: Tavian Dorsey

Key Stats: QB Brian Shermeyer (810 passing yards, 7 TDs, 8 INTs), RB/S Tavian Dorsey (858 all-purpose yards, 7.4 yards per carry, 7 TDs, 1 INT), RB Sean Sneeringer (145 rushing yards, 5.8 yards per carry, 1 TD), WR/CB Brandon Zumbrum (199 receiving yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT), OL/DL Chase Kint (89 tackles, 1 sack), OL/DL Bryce Perkins (62 tackles, 1 sack)

2015 Outlook: Please let us know the keys about your team on offense, defense and special teams. What are your keys to having a successful year?

Offense: Wing T – Dorsey is our senior and big play threat, while Shermeyer is a smart talented Junior QB. Newcomers (limited experience) Larry Leffler and Brandon Zumbrum will be fine targets for the passing game. In effort to replace the productivity of Kadis and Little we will look to a assortment of backs to find the right combination (Zach Hart, Ryan Hart, Alec Matland, Logan Panzer, Andrew Hernadez) with Sean Sneeringer bolstering FB. With only 2 other returning starters on the line Chase Kint, Bryce Perkins the strong junior class will be the core of the starting units offensively and defensively. Our success will hinge on how quickly our young guys get acclimated to Varsity football. It has been an advantage having coached under Steve Wiles allowing us to continue the same offensive system with a few wrinkles as a first year head coach.

Defense: 4-4 – We plan to be more aggressive than years past to offset the key losses and inexperience, leveraging some of our athleticism.

Special Team: We are currently trying to lock down a full time kicker.

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