2017 Team Preview – Marple Newtown (1)
After coming off the Most successful season in MNHS history (11-2), a share of the Central League title for the first time since 1977 and our 1st home playoff wins in school history, we are working hard. We lost in the district semifinals to Academy Park. We will open the 2017 season in Florida at the ESPN World Wide of sports.
Head Coach: Chris Gicking
Team: Marple Newtown Tigers
Last year: 11-2
Assistant Coaches: Harry Gicking, Zach Young, Mike Willard, Steve Giordano, Josh Crooks, Scott Williams, Bob Knapp, Trevor Viviani, Anthony Paoletti, Joe Sweeley, Nick Reynolds, Steve Reynolds, Matt Destefano, Dan Giordano, Pete Rodden, Chris Boggs, Dave Lerro, Jim Allsman, Marc Saracino, Joe Rufo, and Dave Bertoline.
This will be our 4th year, 25-11 overall. This senior class came in when we as a staff took over.
Starters Lost: 12 players
For the second straight year we lose a great senior class which 5 of them will play college football. We will try to replace them as best we can!
Cameron Mathes (baseball Villanova, 54 catches, 1,068 yards (6th all time in DELCO for yards in a single season and 10 TDS receiving), Luke Lozowicki dominating OL play ( Kutztown football), Carmen Christiana 1,000 all purpose yards and led team in INTS (Ursinus football), Cooper Maas led team in tackles 78 and TFL 33 (Delco), Dylan Conan lock down corner ( Widener football ), Anthony Goodman Great at OT and DT (Delco), Kevin Rankin DT played awesome all year (Delco), Dan Payne tough on defense all year (Widener ), Tommy Long made all the defensive calls ( Miami) Dylan Tuohey best blocker (Lock Haven football), and Nick DiCrecchio corner and special team specialist (Penn State), Jack Racine (Temple) , Steve Mainardi ( master apprenticeship) and Michael Breslin ( West Chester) were seniors that contributed.
Returning Starters: 10 plus our kicker and punter
Anthony Paoletti 6 2 210 SR QB (Committed to University of Delaware) , threw for a Delaware County record 2,739 yards and had 33 total TDS a as a junior. He had over 3,000 yards all purpose. He has over 5,000 all-purpose yards and 50 TDS in his career.
Dash Dulgerian 6 1 210 SR WR/ OLB 42 catches 888 yards 10 TDS.
Marlon Weathers 6 185 JR RB/ DB 1,130 yards rushing 17 total TDS. He has almost 1,500 yards in his career so far.
Kyle Tobin 6 2 220 SR DE/ TE/ LS 72 tackles, 7 sacks and 18.5 TFL.
Mike Miller 5 11 260 SR DT/OL 56 tackles 6 sacks 18.5 TFL.
Reilly Fillman 5 11 175 SR WR/ punter/ kicker 39.5 YPP, 51 pts, 42 XPTS.
Luke Cantwell 6 2 210 SR OLB/WR 50 tackles, 4.5 TFL and 6 catches.
Kevin Hahn 6 4 240 SR OL/DL team had 54 TDS, school record 411 points and over 4,500 yards of offense.
Mike Shelly 6 250 SR Center team had 54 TDS, school record 411 points and over 4,500 yards of offense.
Jack Fallows 6 200 SR RB/DL tough and is relentless, has 5 TDS
Luke Zimmerman 6 0 230 SR OL/DL/LB team had 54 TDS, school record 411 points and over 4,500 yards of offense.
AJ Katrakazis 5 11 185 JR LB/OL 52 tackles 5.5 TFL
James Diamond 5 11 230 JR OL/DL team had 54 TDS, school record 411 points and over 4,500 yards of offense.
Luke Ciavardelli 5 10 175 SR Kicker 11 touch backs
Sean Standen 6 3 260 SR OL/DL, Mike Avellino 5 10 190 SR OLB/LS, Jimmy Geraghty 5 11 200 SR OL/DL, Joe McMaster 6 1 230 SR OL/DL, Alden Mathes 6 180 JR QB/WR/DB, Kevin Merrone 5 10 180 JR WR/DB, Colin Ferry 6 2 180 JR WR/OLB, Liam Ferry 6 2 210 JR OL/DL, Luke Jelus 5 10 180 JR RB/DB, Fotis Kotopoulos 6 1 250 JR DL/OL, Sal Tartaglia 5 10 200 JR OL/LB, Tom Tobin 6 200 JR LB/RB/TE, Seth Moyer 6 175 JR QB/ DB/WR, Blake Turnier 6 2 185 JR OL/DL, Jim Openshaw 5 11 225 JR OL/DL, Luke Nichols 6 1 180 JR WR/DB, Joe Keffer 5 9 170 JR WR/DB, Jake Simpson 5 10 170 JR DB/WR, AJ Grosso 6 1 230 JR OL/DL, Cameron Leone 6 175 JR DB/WR, and Soph WR/DB Shane Benedict 5 11 170.
Punter/kicker Reilly Fillman(39.5 AVG) is back from last year as well as kicker Luke Ciavardelli (kickoffs and long FGS). See above for stats.
2017 Outlook: We lost 12 of 22 starters from the FIRST CL title since 1977 and first home playoff wins in school history. It was the first time we have been in playoffs in consecutive years and that we have won a playoff game in consecutive years. The seniors that graduated leave with the most wins in school history in 3 years with 25! We need kids to continue to step up and take another step! The coaches and kids have worked hard. The administration and community support is great!
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