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2016 Team Preview – Bethlehem Freedom (11)

Written by: on Sunday, August 21st, 2016. Follow David Mika on Twitter.

 

Head Coach: Jason Roederbethlehem_freedom_a

Assistant Coaches: Ben Reph Greg Moore, Tim Hornbaker, Earl Jenkins, Bryan Haas, Mike Sculley, Mike Coccia, Kevin Hudak , Duke Wagner, Tevrin Brandon, Jeff Nelson, Ed Pfeiffer, Frank Cierech, Jeff Haberl, Paul Petro, Juan Cotto

Team Name: Bethlehem Freedom Patriots

2015 Record: 9-2 EPC South Co Champs

2016 Schedules:

Key Starters lost: Alkiohn Dunkins, Jonah Gundrum, Cordell Cotto, Colin Zarzecki, Mario Mcintyre, Ryan Nickol, Joeshua Ortiz, Dom Harris, Brennan Reinert

Offensive Starters Return: (4) SR QB Joe Young 6-4 195, SR OT Aaron Bowden 6’0 270, JR OT Tijir Bleam 6’2 265, SR OL Hakeem Strickland 5’8 195

Defensive Starters Returning: (5) SR MLB Brady Hornbaker 6’0 225, SR DL Dashawn Polk 6’1 225, SR LB Steven Rold 6’1 220 ,JR DB Alec Huertas 6’2 185, SR DB Jake Petro 5’11 180,

Special Team Starters Returning: (1) SR P Steven Rold 6’1 220

Key newcomers: (12) SR WR Jamal Williamson 6’4 185, SR RB Cyrus Thompson 5’8 180, SR RB Deshaun Peterson 5’11 190, JR OL Jaquan Swint 6’3 250, JR OL/LB Joe Figueroa 5’11 225, SR OL Jonas Pierre 6’2 270, SR OL Bryce Cavey 5’10 205, SO TE/LB Tristan Wheeler 6’1 210, SR OLB Tyler Mitchell 5’10 180, SR OLB Ryan Deloach 5’10 190, JR RB/OLB Abdul Beasley 5’10 180 JR OLB Chris Rich 5’8 175, jr wr/DB kyree Marshburn 5’10 175, jr wr/DB Kevin Mcnulty 5’8. 150

2016 Offensive outlook: (Please let us know the keys about your team on offense. What are your keys to having a successful year?)

-As always limiting turnovers, penalties and negative plays on offense are gonna be keys.
-Utilizing the talents of dual threat and 4 year starter Joe Young.
-New WR corps and RB’s have had an outstanding off season.. Needs to translate to ganeday
-Creating effective balance between run and pass

2016 Defensive Outlook: (Please let us know the keys about your team on defense. What are your keys to having a successful year?)

– Need to continue to be strong in our run defense
-Continue to create turnovers
– Be consistent in winning 3rd down

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?)

Returning Punter Steve Rold who is getting some D1 and D1aa looks returns as punter and looks to also handle the PK duties

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