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2017 Team Preview – Pen Argyl Green Knights (11)

Written by: on Thursday, August 24th, 2017. Follow David Mika on Twitter.

 

PEN ARGYL FOOTBALL 2017

Pre-Season Capsule

Head Coach:           Paul Reduzzi     11th    Season at Pen Argyl     Record:  65 – 50

                                                               23rd   Season as Head Coach Record: 140 – 98      

Assistant Coaches:

Kris Otranto Dave Barr Matt Suarez Steve Ruggiero

Max Sui Jason Keenhold Mitchell Knapp Gary Heard

2016 Record: 9 – 4 District 11 AAA Finalist

2017 Schedule:

Starters Lost:  8 offense / 8 defense

Key Players Lost: OL/LB Tanner Barr     OL/DL Dawson Hughes TE/LB Joey DePaolo

QB/LB Logan Ruppert    FB/DE Austin Heisler WR/DB Nick Guerro

Offensive Players Returning:

RB Logan Sterner – 12th OL Zach Ceraul – 12th

OL TJ Lilly – 12th WR Tadd Barr – 11th

Defensive Players Returning:

DB Logan Sterner – 12th DE Sawyer Beltz – 12th

DB Tadd Barr – 11th

Special Teams Players Returning:

Punter Logan Sterner-12th

Kicker Eric Lobb – 11th

Snapper TJ Lilly-12th

Key New Players:

OL/DL Blake Fox – 12th (injured 2016 / 2 way starter 2015)

OL/DL Vinny Koch – 12th

OL/DL JR Gregory – 12th

OL/DL Jonathan Horn – 12th

WR/DB Chad Stofflet – 12th

QB/LB Anderson Dear – 11th

TE/LB Connor Kupres – 11th

Returning Player Stats

Logan Sterner   215 carries – 1532 yards  7.1avg  21 TDs

                         11 receptions 184 yards 16.7 avg  3 TDs

                         2 Punt Return TDs

Tadd Barr 6 receptions 77 yds 1 TD

Sawyer Beltz 52 tackles / 18 tackles for loss / 7 sacks

 

2017 Outlook:

Offense: As usual I expect our strength to be our running game. Our players have worked hard throughout the off season to develop the physical and mental attitudes that are needed to establish the run game. I think we will have the ability to break big plays, but to be successful we will need to develop the ability to control the ball and move the chains.

Defense: I think we have a group of kids on defense that will make up for their inexperience by being athletic and finding the football. They have been disciplined in their assignments and communicate well. The biggest adjustment for this group will be getting acclimated to game speed situations.

Special Teams: We return quality players in our punter, kicker, and snapper. We will be relying on some younger players to help us create depth in fielding our special teams. This area needs to be a strength for us throughout the season.

Overall: We are expecting 60 players in grades 9-12 to start camp( 39 of those kids are in 9th and 10th grade). This group has had a great off season and we have seen them grow both physically and as a team. We are going to be relying on some young and inexperienced players to start the season. These kids have shown that they are coachable and committed. I think our upperclassmen, who had the experience of playing in a District 11 Final last season, will provide the leadership we need to help those players develop.

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