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2016 Team Preview – Shamokin Area (4)

Written by: on Friday, August 5th, 2016. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


Head Coach: Pat DiRienzoshamokin_a

Assistant Coaches:
Randy Kehler
Kevin Eck
Ed Taylor
Ken Schetroma
Eric Troxell
Tim Mangiaruga
Eddie Taylor
Ted Pietkiewicz
Todd Nye

Team Name: Shamokin Area Indians

2015 Record: 2-8

2016 Schedule:

Key Starters lost:
Adam Miller OL
Derrick Dilliplane OL
Nate Shurock QB
Thomas Campbell WR
Preston Burns RB
Jake DiRienzo WR/ LB
Ty Berge CB
Isaiah Reiprich WR
Brett Rebuck DT
Brayson Pawelzyk DT

Offensive Starters Return: (3)
Soph. C Blake Zalar 6-2 240
Jr. OT Trent Curcie 5-9 225
Jr. RB Devin Pietkiewicz 5-5 145

Defensive Starters Returning: (5)
Sr. S Noah Mangiaruga 5-9 145
Sr. OLB David Stevens 5-10 166
Jr. CB Michael Breslin 5-8 152
Jr. DT Aaron Miller 6-0 170
Jr. DT Jake Carpenter 5-9 160

Special Team Starters Returning: (2)
Sr. K / P Alek Washuta 5-10 175
Jr. PR/ KR Devin Pietkiewicz 5-5 145

Key newcomers: (10)
Sr. RB/ LB Sam Deptula 5-10 178
Soph RB/ Mark Wetzel 5-8 181
Soph QB Colin Bowers 5-8 135
Soph QB Zack Johnson 6-0 202
Jr WR Jake Jeremiah 5-7 145
Jr WR Marcus Dievert 6-2 161
Soph WR Nathan Miller 6-0 166
Jr Cameron Popiel 5-11 255
Jr Patrick Latsha 5-9 215
Soph Matt Knowles 6-1 205

Key Stats: Need to have more than one running back to gain yardage. We had 1- 1000 yard rusher last season this must improve. Our passing game must be able to connect on a higher percentage this season.

Defense we muse stop the run and get our points allowed down considerably to contend.

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

On offense we will looking at developing a QB between Soph Collin Bowers and Soph Zack Johnson Sr Jon Saleski and Fr Nate Grimes also will be pushing for time. We must rely on our running game with Jr Devin Pietkiewicz, Soph Mark Wetzel, Sr Sam Deptula, Sr David Stevens. Our line will need to show more consistency this year to give our backs room to run and protect our inexperience at QB. Receivers Jr. Marcus Dievert, Jr. Jake Jeremiah, Soph Nathan Miller all will see playing time.

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

Defense we return 5 starters with only 2 seniors returning in the lineup. Linebackers will have to learn fast Soph Mark Wetzel and Soph Matt Knowles, first year Sr Sam Deptula will have to step up. Our secondary will be a strong point with that being our most experienced group. We will be undersized and must rely on speed and quickness.

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 expect to get big plays this season from Many different players Devin Pietkiewicz, Mark Wetzel, Jake Jeremiah, David Stevens will be heavily relied on go carry us.

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