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2017 Team Preview – New Hope-Solebury (1)

Written by: on Friday, July 21st, 2017. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


School: New Hope-Solebury (New Hope, PA)

Head coach: Jim DiTulio

2017 Schedule:

# of returning offensive starters (0-11): 6 (Flavin, Taylor, Shadle, Adar, Mangan, Garritano)

# of returning defensive starters (0-11): 8 (Flavin, Taylor, Shadle, Adar, Mangan, Young, Capriotti, Tangradi)

’16 starting QB returning? (yes/no): yes

’16 top RB returning? (yes/no): no

’16 top WR returning? (yes/no): yes

’16 top OL returning? (yes/no): no

’16 top defender returning?(yes/no): no

’16 JV Record: 3-3

Top three players (please also list year in school [for COMING season], position and height/weight/40-yd dash time):
                        Nick Garritano, Sr. QB/CB 6’4 180 Lbs.

Morgan Shadle Sr. ATH/LB 5’10 175 Lbs.

Jesse Capriotti Sr. RB/FS 5’10 160 Lbs.

Team strengths:
Offensively, Nick Garritano returns as our starting Quarterback. He is in his 4th Year as the starting QB. Nick finished 2016 with 1215 yards passing with 24 TD’s with just 4 INT’s. Nick will attractive option to Division 1 programs in 2017. Up Front we will return 3 full time starters. We also return 3 underclassmen that saw significant playing time as well. Topher Taylor will move to left tackle to replace Matt Fest who is will be playing at Lehigh University in 2017. John Mangan who was a stud up front all year and had 25 pancakes, returns at left guard. Lastly, Max Adar who had very solid year at center returns to snapping duty. Taylor, Mangan and Adar were All League selections in 2016. Morgan Shadle who lead the team with 316 receiving yards returns and had 6 TD’s, will split time between running back and wide receiver. At the WR positon John Flavin who had a very solid year in 2016 returns and will look to continue where he left off. John runs good routes and is very solid run blocker.

Defensively, last season we finished in the top 10 for AAA schools. We are returning 8 Starters. Defensively, we averaged 6 points a game. Pat Tangradi, Topher Taylor, Jesse Capriotti, Morgan Shadle, John Mangan, Alex Young, Max Adar and John Flavin. Topher Taylor and John Mangan were all league selections last season on Defense.

Team weaknesses:

Backups! Outside our the returning starters it is unclear as of right now who will factor in what roles in 2017.

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