2016 Team Preview – Blue Mountain (11)
Head Coach: Cory Mabry
Assistant Coaches: John Carestia, John Sanders, Matt Harrison, Tony Sanders, John Boris, Sean Krim
Team Name: Blue Mountain Eagles
2015 Record: 10-2
Key Starters lost: Jon Ege, Lucas Forbes, Grayson Umbenhauer, Jeremy Murphy, Mark Chelius, Chris Puzz & Ian Donovan.
Offensive Starters Return: (6)
Sr. Mason Freed, 5’11” 170 lbs, QB
Jr. Aaron Bolinksy, 5’10” 195 lbs OL
Sr. Connor Kerstetter, 6’3″ 220 lbs TE
Sr. Danny Greenawalt, 6’1″ 185 lbs TE
Sr. Spencer Welsh, 6’1″ 180 lbs, WR
Sr. Eric Thompson 6’3″ 260 lbs, OL
Defensive Starters Returning: (6)
Sr. Erech Noecker, 5’11” 230 lbs, NG
Sr. Alex Zimmerman, 5’11” 195, DE
Sr. Brayden Lewis, 6’0″ 195 lbs, DE
Sr. Connor Kerstetter, 6’3″ 220 lbs LB
Sr. Danny Greenawalt, 6’1″ 185 lbs LB
Sr. Spencer Welsh, 6’1″ 180 lbs, DB
Special Team Starters Returning: (0)
Our All State kicker/punter graduated.
Key newcomers: (6)
Nate Calderone, 6’1″ 165 lbs WR/DB
David Krewson, 6’1″ 175 lbs, QB/DB/WR
Bill Hoynoski, 6’4″ 255 lbs, OL/DL
Mason Dallatore, 5’9″ 165 lbs, RB/LB
Jack Mckivigan, 5’11” 175 lbs, RB/LB
Aaron Bensinger, 6’2″ 210 lbs, OL/DL
Key Stats: Connor Kerstetter is being recruited heavily by the Ivy League schools. Erech Noecker was named Defensive player of the year on our League (Anthracite League).
2016 Offensive outlook: (Please let us know the keys about your team on offense. What are your keys to having a successful year?)
Loosing Lucas Forbes as our best running back is a huge hole to fill. We will have a good battle with some returners for that spot. We haven’t had a running back rush for over 900 yds in the last two years but we have managed to rush for team totals over 2500 yd per year. By Committee.
If we can become a better passing team and maintain our success we have had running the football, we will have success.
2016 Defensive Outlook: (Please let us know the keys about your team on defense. What are your keys to having a successful year?)
We lost a few LB’s and DB’s but feel very confident that the players we have returning will fill those spots. Stopping the pass will be our biggest key to success this season.
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?)
We lost our all state kicker/punter but have Jon Benner who is a very kicker waiting in the wings. We think he can be a very good one.
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