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2018 Team Previews – Neshaminy Redskins (1)

Written by: on Friday, August 3rd, 2018. Follow David Mika on Twitter.

 

Head Coach:  Steven Wilmot (4th Year)

Assistant Coaches: Jay Weidenbaugh, Co-Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs; Neil French, Co-Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers; Ray Jones, TE/Fullbacks; David Ferrara, Outside Linebackers; Kevin Kelly, Quarterbacks/Running Backs; Charlie Marterella, Wide Receivers; Ryan Katona, Offensive Line; Jon Craig, Defensive Line; Ed Mitchem, Defensive Line; Ray Kelly, Administrative and Offensive Assistant; Chuck Lumio, Speed Development and Agility

Team Name: Neshaminy Redskins

2017 Record: 10-2

2018 Schedule:

Key Starters lost: Mike Garlick WR/LB; Joel Stills RB/DB; Gio Figueroa OT,DT; Nick Napadano OG; Lou DiFrancesco DT;

Offensive Starters Returning: (5) So. QB Brody McAndrew, 6-3, 195; Sr. WR Cory Joyce 6-0 174; Sr. WR Zack Canimore 5-11 170; Sr. FB Tyler Foster 6-0 190; Sr. TE Bobby Buchys 6-4, 215

Defensive Starters Returning: (6) Sr. Oleh Manzyk, 6-1, 210; Jr. LB Chris Majors 6-0, 210; Sr. S Cory Joyce 6-0, 174; Sr. C Marcus Griffin 5-10, 170; Sr. C Logan Williamson 5-11, 165;  Sr. Luke Hitchen 6-2, 215

Special Team Starters Returning: (1) Sr. KR Marcus Griffin 5-10, 170

Key Newcomers: (6)  Jr. RB/LB Henry Hill 5-11, 190; So RB Chris James 5-8, 165; Sr. WR Ryan O’Connor 5-8, 165;  Sr. OL/DL James Stetson 5-8, 235;  Sr. OL/DL James Koluboi 6-3, 260; Jr. OL/DL Zack Magdelinskas 5-11, 225; 

D1 (FBS & FCS) Prospects:Sr. Oleh Manzyk, 6-1, 210; Sr. TE Bobby Buchys 6-4, 215; Sr. WR Cory Joyce 6-0 174; Sr. C Marcus Griffin 5-10, 170; Sr. C Logan Williamson 5-11, 165

Key Stats: Brody McAndrew finished his Sophomore year with nearly a 102 QB rating (1872 passing yards, 17 TD’s/4 INT’s), Oleh Manzyk has 23 touchdowns over the past 2 seasons and led the team in Totals Tackles (78) and Tackles for Losses (15) in 2017, Cory Joyce has 60 reception over the past 2 seasons

2018 Outlook: Our team will be challenged very early with a very competitive non league schedule (North Penn, Pennridge, Downingtown West).  The level of play on both sides of the line of scrimmage will determine the fate of those three games.  In order for us to be successful, lineman who are playing in their first game are going to have to play at a very high level.  We will be relying on a great group of seniors and the arm of McAndrew to get us off to a good start. 

Offense:  Replacing the 5 starters lost on the offensive line will be a large task for the offense.  Helping getting the running game going will be returning tight end Bobby Buchys and fullback Tyler Foster.  Running the ball will be rising sophomore Chris James and junior Henry Hill.  The production at slot receiver lost by the graduation of Mike Garlick will be picked up by senior Ryan O’Connor.  Quarterback Brody McAndrew has all of his favorite recieving targets back including Cory Joyce, Zack Canimore and Oleh Manzyk. 

Defense:Led by Manzyk on Defense, we return a good amount of skill and leadership on defense.  Our 3 defensive backs (Joyce, Griffin, Williamson) return along with our two inside backers (Manzyk, Majors).  We have some good candidates at outside linebacker.  Our defensive line will be anchored by returning starter Luke Hitchen.

Special Team:Look for McAndrew to pick up the punting duties.  We currently have two candidates for kicker

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