Team # 4 Class 3A – Montoursville (4)
Head Coach: J.C. Keefer
Assistant Coaches: Dave Myers, Mike Boughton, Steve Tressler, Joe Hanna, Blake Berresford, Jeremy Eck, Ken Tallman, Brad Holmes, Mike Dietrick, Chris Molino, Brian DeSanto, Josh Dinges, Rich DeLong
Team Name: Montoursville Warriors
2015 Record: 9-4
Key Starters lost: Keith Batkowski, Ben Cerney, Holden Lodge, Caleb Frantz, Bryce Berresford, Jacob Strassner, Logan McKeag
Offensive Starters Return: (4) Sr. QB Brycen Mussina 6-3, 180, Sr. WR Tommy Shea 5-10, 185, Sr. TE Mitchell Rothrock, 6-1, 195, Jr. OL Dalton Tubbs, 6-0, 230
Defensive Starters Returning: (4) Sr. OLB Tommy Shea 5-10, 185, Sr. ILB Torrin Lewis, 5-10 195, Sr. ILB Mitchell Rothrock, 6-1, 195, Sr. SS Nolan Ott, 5-10, 170,
Special Team Starters Returning: (4) Sr. K Ethan Lazorka, 5-9 155, Sr. P Brycen Mussina, 6-3 180, Sr. KR/PR Tommy Shea 5-10 185, Sr. KR/PR Nolan Ott, 5-10, 170
Key newcomers: (2) Jr. RB Oleg Bohner, 6-0, 175, So. OL/DL Austin Wiesser 6-3, 250
Key Stats: Looking to improve on the only stat that matters. 9-4
2016 Offensive outlook: (Please let us know the keys about your team on offense. What are your keys to having a successful year?)
Protecting the quarterback. After losing two time All-state RB Keith Batkowski the focus turns to the passing game. If the Warriors can keep Mussina upright, he should have a big year throwing the ball.
2016 Defensive Outlook: (Please let us know the keys about your team on defense. What are your keys to having a successful year?)
Health. We have a very good linebacking core and defensive backfield. If we stay healthy in those positions we will be successful on the defensive side of the ball. We have a whole new core of defensive linemen, but they work the hardest in the off-season, I expect very little drop off onthe defensive front this year!
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?)
Tommy Shea had his first opportunities to return kickoffs in the district semi final and final games last year. He had a kick return for a TD in each. We have a returning All-state kicker in Ethan Lazorka and Brycen Mussina is a perfectionist when it comes to his punting!
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