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2016 Team Preview – Pottsville (11)

Written by: on Sunday, August 7th, 2016. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


Head Coach: Tom McGeoypottsville_a

Assistant Coaches: Jake Wartella, John Toomey, Rusty Yost, Bob Shott Pete Mcdonald, Pete Kalinich, Rob Shaffer, Jamie O’Brien, Kevin Keating SR, Tony Barone

Team Name: Pottsville Crimson Tide

2015 Record: 2-8

2016 Schedule:

Key Starters lost:
Anthony Angelichio, DE/TE,
Kobey Azbell, G,
Kolby Kleckner, DE,
Dante Yeastadt T,
Jeremy Witman C/WR,
Nate Sandusky C,
Mitch Robison DT,

Offensive Starters Return: (7)
SR RB Darion Jacoby 5-10, 180
SR QB Eric Wapinsky 5-10, 180
SR WR Kory Kleckner 6-4, 180
SR G Ryan Kalinich 6-0, 200
SR C Brent Gauntlett 6-1, 220
JR TE Ian Renninger 6-6, 230
JR FB Ian Murhon 6-1, 200

Defensive Starters Returning: (6)
SR LB Chase Alisaukas 6-1, 210
SR LB Steve Drum 6-1, 190
SR CB Darion Jacoby 5-10., 180
JR DT Ian Renninger 6-6, 230
SR DT Dylan Stillwagner 6-2, 220
SR SS Matt Williams 6-1, 180

Special Team Starters Returning: (4)
SR Punter Kory Kleckner 6-4, 180
JR Long Snapper Mike Botto, 6-1, 170
SR Punt Returner and Kick Returner Darion Jacoby 5-10, 180
JR Punt Returner Tyler Timberlake 6-2, 190

Key newcomers: (8)
JR RB/LB Sam Siminitus 6-0 190
SO G Josh Hamilton 6-0 210
JR DT/G Bryce Williams 5-10 210
JR WR/CB Tyler Timberlake 6-2, 180
JR T/DT Vince Bartashus 6-5 210
SR T Nick Joy 6-0 230
JR WR/DB Mike Botto 6-1, 170
JR QB/DB Mike Holobetz 6-1 180

Key Stats:
Darion Jacoby had over 1500 all purpose yards last year.
Finished the last 3 games of 2015 averaging over 35 points a game.
Return leading tacklers on Defensive, leading rusher on Offense, and leading receiver on offense, along with starting QB from the 2015 season.

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

We need to replace 4 starters on the offensive line, but return all starters at the skill positions. We have to solidify the offensive line, and if we do that I think our offense can be explosive. Also we have to cut back on turnovers, mostly ints.

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

A very experienced group, with many players having 3 years starting experience. This unit kept us in games early in the year when our offense was struggling. Let up too many big plays, if teams are going to score on us they must be long drives, not big plays.

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?)

Number one priority is replacing our place kicker who was very reliable. Other than that we have returning starters at all of the other main special team positions.

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