2016 Team Preview – Wellsboro (4)
Head Coach: Matt Hildebrand
Assistant Coaches: John Johnston, Nate Babcock, Ben Miller, Chase Kriner, Mike Pietropola, Shane Mascho
Team Name: Wellsboro Hornets
2015 Record: 10-3
Key Starters lost: Nick Tremper, Owen Covert, Tony Cooper, Phillip Straniere
Offensive Starters Returning: (7) Sr. TE Parker Jones 6-6, 230; Jr. Quinn Henry QB 5-10, 170; Jr. Collin Pietropola OL 6-2, 250; Sr. Kaleb Smith OL 6-3, 250; Sr. Ethan Nichols OL 6-2, 270; Jr. Chase Moser RB 5-10, 185; Sr. Brandon Lamphier QB/WR 6-0, 170
Defensive Starters Returning: (9) Sr. DE Parker Jones 6-6, 230; Jr. Quinn Henry DB 5-10, 170; Jr. Collin Pietropola LB 6-2, 250; Sr. Kaleb Smith DL 6-3, 250; Sr. Ethan Nichols DL 6-2, 270; Jr. Chase Moser LB 5-10, 185; Sr. Brandon Lamphier DB 6-0, 170; Jr. Alex Kozuhowski DB 5-9, 165; Soph. Robert Brown LB 6-2, 230
Special Team Starters Returning: (4) Jr Quinn Henry Returner; Jr. Alex Kozuhowski Returner; Jr. Collin Pietropola Punter; Jr. Nic Ingerick Kicker
Key Newcomers: (2) Fr. Aidan Hauser RB/WR/DB; Fr. Silas Wagaman WR/DB;
D1 (FBS & FCS) Prospects: Parker Jones and Quinn Henry
Key Stats: Quinn Henry completed 100 of 194 passes for 1,373 yards and 16 touchdowns. He was the teams leading rusher with 1,045 yards on 179 carries and 17 touchdowns. Parker Jones led the team with 40 catches for 577 yards and 8 touchdowns.
2016 Outlook: Please let us know the keys about your team on offense, defense and special teams. What are your keys to having a successful year?
Offense: We return a lot of athletes and have a lot of athletes coming up. We are very athletic on the edges and I have one of the fastest teams I have had the last few years. One of the keys is we lost a couple of guys on the line. So, staying healthy upfront is key for us. We aren’t real deep at the offense line position.
Defense: We return nine out of 11 guys that played for us last year. We have some guys that had some playing time that can step in for us, especially on the line. We were really strong last year on defense and this will be one of our strengths in 2016. We have size and speed.
Special Team: We have Nic Ingerick back and he made some big kicks for us last year. He will be a key guy for us on special teams.
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