2016 Team Preview – Bensalem (1)
Head Coach: Ed Cubbage
Assistant Coaches: Steve Fulmer, Rich Clemens, Cordaro Newkirk, Andy Anisman, Jeff News, Charles Morantz, Randy Taylor, Justin Ellis, Chris Barry, Ken O’Connell
Team Name: Bensalem Owls
2015 Record: 0-10
Key Starters lost: Kenny O’Connell, QB; Matt Haffner, RB/LB; Tom Peagler, RB/LB
Offensive Starters Return: (5)
Blake Morgan SR. OL 6’4 260 lbs 1st Team All SOL National
Keith Parrish JR. RB 5’7 150 lbs
Gerald Whea SR. RB 5’8 165 lbs
Malcolm Carey SR. RB 5’10 210 lbs
Jordan Duncan-Murphy SR WR 5’9 170 lbs
Defensive Starters Returning: (6)
Saleem Martin SR DL 6’2 230 *6 QB sacks *12 TFL
Rob Fund SR DB 5’8 150
Dante Duncan-Murphy SR LB 6′ 192
Keith Parrish JR. S 5’7 150 lbs
Gerald Whea SR. CB 5’8 165 lbs
Malcolm Carey SR. LB 5’10 210 lbs
Special Team Starters Returning: (2)
Keith Parrish JR. P 5’7 150 lbs and Scott Rooney JR. K 5’10 165 lbs
Key newcomers: (2)
Vincent Citrino JR OL/DL 6’5 335
Vince was injured all of last season. He has also caught the eye of colleges during the summer camp circuit and had a very good off-season.
Rob Harris JR LB/DB 5’9 150
Rob is an explosive athlete who got his feet wet last year on Varsity and has excelled in the classroom and the weight room.
Elijah Jackson JR WR/LB 6’2 175
Elijah is good athlete with a lot of range and a big time hitter. He saw limited time last year on Varsity but we expect great things from him.
Key Stats: Currently the program is in a 29 game loosing streak.
2016 Offensive outlook: (Please let us know the keys about your team on offense. What are your keys to having a successful year?)
The key to our season will be the development of our Offensive Line. Blake Morgan, returning 1st Team All SOL National Team selection and 1-AA recruit, is a good place to start. However, finding the pieces to fit around him is our challenge.
2016 Defensive Outlook: (Please let us know the keys about your team on defense. What are your keys to having a successful year?)
We run a 3-5 defense to put as many skilled athletes on the field as possible, however; we are short on linemen. We are constantly looking to develop linemen that fit our scheme. If we can find linemen who can get Varsity snaps to spell some starters we can cause problems.
2016 Special Teams Outlook: (Please let us know the keys about your team on special teams. What are your keys to having a successful year?)
Improving our entire Special Teams is a major goal for us in 2016.
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