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2017 Team Preview – Nazareth Area Blue Eagles (11)

Written by: on Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


Head Coach:   Tom Falzone

Assistant Coaches: Jim Schaffer, Rob Petrosky, Bob Bydlon, Bob Panny, Jeremy Eberhardt, Jimmy Trainello, Scott Byrd, Jeff Harris, Luke Garner, Josh Knecht

Team Name: Blue Eagles

2016 Record: 5-6

2017 Schedule:

Key Starters lost: Travis Stefanik, AJ Vlasaty, Julian Liaci, Todd Mahady, Jake Smith, Jagar Keiser, Nick Skirtich, George Mihalopoulos, Noah Hamilton, Hunter Paulson, Logan Szabo, George Mihalopoulos, Hunter Lutte, Ryan Sherman, Noah Post, Mohamad Tounkara, Nathan Kline

Offensive Starters Returning: (1) Sr WR Zac Keifer 5’9” 195

Defensive Starters Returning: (4) Sr ILBMitchell Lutte 5’11” 205lbs, SR OLB Alex Houchin 5’11” 190lbs, Soph DE Jake Wilson 6’3” 210 lbs, and JR CB Tommy Manos 6’0” 175

Special Team Starters Returning: (2) K Avery Petrozelli 5’9” 155 lbs, Sr P Zac Keifer 5’9” 195

Key Newcomers:  Sr WR/DB Jahan Dotson 6’0” 165, Soph QB Anthony Harris 6’2” 165, Soph WR/DB Nathan Stefanik 5’9” 160, Sr WR/DB Noah Mennona Sr. 6’0” 165, Jr TE/DE Nick Viva 6’3” 215 lbs, Soph RB/DB Kyle Paccio 5’9” 165, Sr RB Tanya Mupambirie 5’7” 145 lbs, Sr DB Garrett Eldridge 5’10” 160, Soph OL/ILBJack McKenna 5’10” 200lbs, Sr OLHarrision Beil 5’10” 190 lbs, Sr DL/OL Knoa Fox 5’9” 250lbs, Sr OL/DL, Sean Hall 6’0” 240, Fr OL/DL Cody Breidenbach 6’2” 230lbs, Jr OLB David Chung 5’9’ 195 lbs, and Jr OLB Cole Osmun 5’9” 187

D1 (FBS & FCS) Prospects: Jahan Dotson

2017 Outlook:

Offense: The Blue Eagles need to replace 10 starters on offense. Many young and inexperienced players will have their first opportunity playing varsity football.

Defense: Only 4 players return on the defensive side of the ball. Several new faces will be in starting roles this season.

Special Teams: The return of kicker, Avery Petrozelli and punter Zac Keifer should help should help solidify the kicking game.

How fast will the young and inexperienced Blue Eagles mature?

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