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2017 Team Preview – Manheim Central Barons (3)

Written by: on Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


Head Coach: Dave Hahn

 Assistant Coaches: Tom Waranavage, Mike Williams, Tom Getz, Frank Barton, Wes Geib, Justin Gorman, Dakota Royer, Scott Shelley, Shaun Buller, Caleb Walton

Team Name: Manheim Central Barons

2016 Record: 11 – 2

2017 Schedule

Key Starters lost: QB Kody Kegarise, Center Adam Kline, OT Elliot Martin, WR Austin Geib, RB Jay Barreto, ILB Nick Brown, ILB Tyler Lutz, C Lowen Hanselman, DE Gunnar Royer


Offensive Starters Returning: (4)

#3 Sr. WR Jake Novak, 5-11, 170

#52 Sr. OG Dalton Gainer, 6-0, 245

#50 Sr. OG Jarod Hauser, 6-0, 255

#43 Sr. TE Garret Fittery, 6-0, 200 (converted from OT)


Defensive Starters Returning: (4)

#3 Sr. C  Jake Novak, 5-11, 170

#20 Sr. ILB  Tyler Simon, 5-11, 195 (converted from FS)

#43 Sr. ILB  Garret Fittery, 6-0, 200 (converted from DL)

#48 Sr. DE  Colin Erb, 5-11, 220


Special Team Starters Returning: (2)

#3  Jr. Holder Jake Novak, 5-11, 170

#84 Jr. P/K Brad Myer, 5-11, 210


Key Newcomers: (16)

#82                   Sr.                   WR                   Vinny Lester, 5-10, 165

#80                   Sr.                   RB/DE                   Giovanni Lester, 5-11, 200

#8                     Sr.                   WR/FS                   Ryan Carter, 6-2, 170

#31                   Sr.                   DL                   Joe Kolk, 5-11, 195

#54                   Jr.                   OL/DL                   Tyler Dougherty, 5-11, 270

#68                   Jr.                   OL/DL                   .Josh Painter, 6-0, 275

#78                   Jr.                   OL/DL                   Brett Wolgemuth, 6-0, 266

#24                   Jr.                   RB/LB                   Tyler Flick, 6-0, 185

#11                   Jr.                   WR/SS                   Isacc Perron, 5-10, 165

#2                     Jr.                   QB/FS                   Evan Hosler, 6-1, 175

#16                   Jr.                   WR/C                   Will Rivers, 5-7, 145

#59                   So.                   OL DL                   Troy Kolk, 5-11, 200

#6                     So.                   QB/FS                   Evan Simon, 6-3, 190

#5                     So.                   WR/SS                   Colby Wagner, 5-10, 170

#7                     So.                   WR/C                     Ben Wagner, 5-10, 160

#25                  So.                  FB/LB                  Jake Harbach, 5-9, 190


D1 (FBS & FCS) Prospects: (4)

Sr. Jake Novak (WR), Sr. Tyler Simon (LB), Jr. Tyler Flick (RB), Soph. Evan Simon (QB)


Key Stats: 

2016 Special Teams: Brad Myer averaged 36 yards per punt.

2016 Defense: 3 out of our top 6 tacklers in 2016 are back.

2016 Offense: gained 3,553 yards on the ground and leading receiver Jake Novak (68 catches for 1,236 yards) returns


2017 Outlook:

Offense: We have experience on the line and at the running back position. Last year we rotated 8 offensive linemen and a couple of running backs, so we are battled tested there and have seen a lot. Jake Novak will lead our receiver group that is inexperienced but talented. Newcomers, Evan Simon and Evan Hosler are battling it out for the QB position.

Defense: We have two years under our belt in our defensive scheme, we feel good about our learning curve and where we are at, at this point. Like I said last year being solid tacklers and pursuit to the ball are keys to any good defense and we will place a major emphasize on it as well as turnover ratio. We will be led by returning defensive players, Colin Erb, Garret Fittery, Tyler Simon and Jake Novak.

Special Team: Punting duties should be under the controls of Brad Myer. Kick-offs and PAT’s will be contested by several players.



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