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2016 Team Preview – Council Rock North (1)

Written by: on Monday, August 8th, 2016. Follow David Mika on Twitter.

 

Head Coach: Matthew McHughcouncil_rock_north_a

Assistant Coaches: Phil Mann, Tom Vivacqua, Travis MacBride, Jack Callender Kevin Hacker, Keelan Quinn, Paul Martell, Jared Vivacqua, Jim Dumont, Sean Hall, Shane Whalen

Team Name: Council Rock North Indians

2015 Record: 7-4

2016 Schedule:

Key Starters lost:
QB – Brandon McIlwain
RB – Brian Choi
WR – Devon Bibbens
WR – Riley Thomson
WR – Tyler Nowmos
OL – Pat Sarullo
LB – James Closser
LB – Seth Leuz
DE – Thomas Hewitt

Offensive Starters Return: (6)
Sr. OT Pat Bartlett, 6-5 315
Sr. OC Shane Oros, 6-2 250
Sr. OG Ethan Himes, 6-1 230
Sr. FB Andrew Kelly, 5-9 170
Jr. OG Mark Anastasi, 6-4 270
Jr. OT Dom Hipple, 6-0 240

Defensive Starters Returning: (5)
Sr. ILB Mason Luff, 6-0 205
Sr. ILB Dom Desimone, 5-9 185
Sr. OLB Christian Hanna, 6-1 170
Sr. FS Evan Devine, 5-11 165
Jr. DT Mark Anastasi, 6-4 270

Key newcomers: (Ex. Fr. DB John Smith, 6-1, 170)
Sr. QB Kevin Gibson, 6-1 170
Sr. RB T.J. Ayer, 5-9 180
Sr. WR Connor Collins, 6-0 170
Sr. WR Phil Huddy, 6-4 185
Sr. WR Sean Murphy, 6-0 185
Sr. OL Nick Zarutskie, 5-10 225
Sr. OL Jack Blackwood, 6-6 250
Sr. DL Joe Mulholand, 5-11 225
Sr. OLB Sam Helberg, 6-0 200
Jr. RB Matt Shenot, 5-9 170
Jr. ATH Michael Welde, 5-8 165
Jr. ILB Jason Walter, 6-0 215
Jr. FS Andrew Cabo, 5’9 170
Jr. CB Nick Muro, 5’9 165
So. OLB Colman Closser 6-2 180

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

The offensive line returns in 2016 with a lot of varsity experience. With a new head coach and new offensive scheme they will lean heavily on those big guys up front. There are many skilled positions to be filled including the QB spot. To be successful offensively the OL will need to own the LOS and the inexperienced skilled guys will need to step up early.

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

The defensive will return a few LBs and some DL. Mason Luff, a physical and intelligent ILB will be the leader on new a defensive scheme. In 2016, Mason and his teammates want to play physical-attack, but controlled defense. The mentality is a change up from last years aggressive 3-5 defense. To be successful defensively, Mason and his teammates will need to pursue to the ball as a unit and form tackle.

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?)

To be successful on special teams the team will need to cover all kicks, make the extra points, and work to score on returns.

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