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2018 Team Previews – Central Bucks East Patriots (1)

Written by: on Tuesday, August 7th, 2018. Follow David Mika on Twitter.

Navy, Red, and White
District One
Suburban One League / Continetal Conference
Coaching Staff
Head Coach: John Donnelly Wil Acosta Jason Knipe
Assistant Coaches: Ray Riley – DC Tim Barno Matt Riley
Jason Hepler Vince Sebal
Mike Junkin Brand Sparks
Ryan Kronmiller Anthony Ventresca
Film: Mike Buerhle
Years coaching: 25 (including 2017)
Overall record: 93~104
School record: 38~44
2017 record: 4~6
*PIAA playoff berth
Championships: Suburban One League Champions: 2001, 2005
Bux-Mont League Champions: 1979
Professional Players: Bryan Scott (Atlanta Falcons and Buffalo Bills), Brad Veirling (Jacksonville Jaguars)
Scott Stankavage (Denver Broncos and Miami Dolphins)
Collegiate players:
2010 2011
Erik Brink Western State (CO) Jake O’Donnell University of Miami (FL)
James Dawkins Coast Guard Academy Josh Bernard Johns Hopkins
Zak Mysza Ithaca College Brandon Sparks Gettysburg College
Sawyer Tillitson Liberty University Greg Herrmann West Chester
Justyn White Wesley College
2012 2013
Vince Thompson, Jr. Villanova University Ryan Kronmiller Mercyhurst College
Jake Duncan West Chester University
Brandon Ilkiw Kutztown University
2014 2015
Alex Jordan Bucknell University Tommy Strasburger/Jack Lamb Lafayette College
Connor O’Keefe Millersville University Lamine Nouck-A-Nwal/Alex Gibson Columbia University
AJ Ventresca Clarion University Danny Mantell TCNJ
2016 2017
Barney Amor Colgate University PJ Syzymanski Villanova University
Evan Dorsey Widener University
Jake Grube US Coast Guard Academy
Lou Meringo Albright College
Chad Guzzi Carnegie Mellon University
Returning Defensive Starters: 6
Returning Offensive Starters: 6
D players lost to graduation: 5
O players lost to graduation: 5
Top Returning Def. Players Name Position Yr start Recruit Ht Wt Yr Stats
Drew Bethke LB 2 D1-A/AA 6’4 225 SR 59 Tackles in just 6 games
Joey Haug FS 2 D2 6’0 180 SR 43 tackles – converted LB
Otto Magelin LB 2 5’11 185 SR 37 tackles
Nick Diehl DT 2 6’3 250 SR part of Dline rotation last yr
Kyle Collie DT 2 5’10 205 SR part of Dline rotation last yr
David Moyer LB/DE 2 6’0 195 SR great athlete-play-maker
2017 avg pts allowed: 21.4 Punter Michael Smigley
Kicker Michael Smigley
Type of Defense: 42-5 Long snap
Defensive strengths: LB and DL
Key position battles: Secondary
Top Returning Off. Players Name Position Yr start Recruit Ht Wt Yr Stats
Evan O’Donnell QB 2 D2 5’11 175 SR Set 9 school records – 68% comp
Jake Ventresca RB 3 D1-A/AA 5’10 175 JR over 1300 all purpose yards
Chris Lochetta WR 2 D2-3 5’7 165 SR 43 reception for 775 yds
Drew Bethke TE 2 D1-A/AA 6’4 225 SR will play a big role on O this yr
Danny Bodish OG 3 D3 6’2 230 SR solid 3 year starter
Connor Burns OT/C 2 6’2 270 SR Tireless worker in weight room
2017 avg pts scored 25.8
Type of Offense: Spread
Offensive strengths: Skill positions
Key position battles: OL
Top Newcomers Name Position Yr start Ht Wt Yr
Kieran Kelly OL/DL 6’0 210 SR selected captain
Pat Volko RB/WR 5’11 170 JR played bigger role last in season
Bryan Kelly RB/OLB 6’0 195 JR big potential on both sides
Jack Duffy OL/DL 1 6’0 210 JR Started at TE – will play OL/DL
Anthony Giordano QB/WR 6’0 175 SO outstanding athlete-will play many spots
Peyton Pflug RB 6’0 180 JR had a huge off season – will start
Wyatt Knipe DB/RB 6’0 175 JR Excellet athlete – ready to contribute
Michael Smigley DB 5’10 165 JR outstanding athlete
Andrew Cassidy WR 6’0 180 JR primed for a big season
Top Players in D1
Top TE Drew Bethke (CB East)-Benson(CBW)-Oley (Neshaminy)-Gallo (CRS)
Top QB O’Donnell (CB East)
Top RB Jake Ventresca (CB East)
Top WR Lochetta (CB East)
Top OL Tarburton (Pennridge)
Top DL
Top DB Jon Hanes (NP)
Top LB Norris (CBS)
Top DE Benson (CBW)
Human Interest story:
We are very optomistic about this season.  The team has worked hard and is hungry for success.
To be successful this year: We need to develop both of our lines quickly as we have a mix of some experienced players and some newcomers.
Offensively, we have as good a core of skill players as we have had in the last 9 seasons.  Defensively, we have made some
schematic adjustments that will help us defend the pass better this year.  In terms of Special Teams, we have talented returners
and one of the better kickers in the area in Smigley.
Top players to replace Name Position Yr start Stats Future Plans
PJ Szymanski OG 3 2 year captain Villanova University
Evan Dorsey DB 3 captain –  years on varsity Widener U
Chad Guzzi RB/OLB 3 extremely versatile Carnegie Mellon
Lewis Meringo DB 1 athletic and tough in secondary Albright for baseball
Ty Tracy LB 2 leading tackler Pitt (academics)
Jake Grube DE 1 2nd on team for TFL’s US Coast Guard
Jake Novroski WR 2 leading receiver PSU  (academics)

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