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2017 Team Preview – Oxford Area Hornets HS (1)

Written by: on Thursday, August 17th, 2017. Follow David Mika on Twitter.

 

Head Coach: Mike Means

Assistant Coaches:

Brian Wood Defensive Coordinator
Joe Pearson OL/LB
George Hildebran OL/DL
Joe Teklits DL/OL
Eric Szpyrka WR/QB
Joe Martinelli RB/LB
Mo Nadachowski OLB/WR
Rich Higgins OL/DL
Leo Pizzini Head Freshmen Coach
Burk Troutman Freshmen Defensive Coordinator

Team Name: Oxford Area Hornets

2016 Record: 3-7

2017 Schedule:

Key Starters lost: 

First Team All Ches Mont
RB Tim Davis
C Josh Freese
DL Cole Gruver

Second Team All Ches Mont
DE Mike Weber
CB Rob Civitella
SS Pat Kinsella

WR Troy Brown
CB Nolan Benke
LB Mykie Brown
LB Brendan Chew
S Cole Hartert
OL Zach Davis

 

Offensive Starters Returning: (5)

QB Chandler England 5-11 175 SR

WR Brandon Deshields (second team all Ches-Mont) 5’9 170 SR

RB Brandon Holz (Honorable Mention All Ches-Mont) 5’11 180 SR

OL Jared Tweed 5’10 235 SR

OL Connor McMurrough 6’2 255 SR

 

Defensive Starters Returning: (4)

LB Julian Nadachowski 6′ 220 SR

SS Nate Ferro 5-9 160 JR

DE Phillip Hurtt 6-3 220 (rotational starter)

DT Dom Sassi 5’8 220 (rotational starter)

 

Special Team Starters Returning: (0) None

 

Key Newcomers:

OL Sam Blevins (JR) 6’0 205
OL Dylan Jobe (Soph) 6’5 310
OL Dylan Ricketts (JR) 6’0 220
WR Brandon McWilliams 5’7 140
WR Alijah Thomas 5’10 180
LB Jimmy Overstreet 5’10 180
LB Mason Hager 5-9 190

 

Key Team Stats: 

Chandler England passed for 1,548 yards and 8 touchdowns

Brandon Deshields caught 33 passes for 343  yards and one score.

Brandon Holz rushed for 302 yards on 44 carries.

 

2017 Outlook:

We are excited about our team this year. Although we lose some really good players on both offense and defense, out core is solid and got the first time, we will have seniors who have their third year in our multiple 4-3 defense and pistol spread option offense. On defense we have a lot of young guys we are going to need to step up at key positions, especially at free safety and along the dline where we lose two All-Conference players.

Offensively we get some good skill position players back but need to find depth along the Oline. We have a number of solid contributors from both our JV and 9th grade teams who we are looking for big contributions out of this season.

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