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2020 Team Previews: Bethlehem Catholic Golden Hawks (11)

Written by: on Monday, August 3rd, 2020. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


Head Coach: Joe Henrich (9th year) (overall 63-37)

Assistant Coaches: Jeff Searfass (OC/WR), Kevin Kelly (DC/LB), Scott Tennyson (RB), James Parham JR (OL), Diab Hadeed (WR), Bob Rigali (DL), Larry Moussa (DL/STC), CJ Cain (OL), Phil Dorn (QB), Ronald Armstead (RB), Frank Gerlach (DB), Kyle Beller (S), Brandon Cogley (LB)

Team Name: Bethlehem Catholic Golden Hawks

2019 Record: 7-5, District XI Playoffs

Key Starters Lost: (9) Jerry Lyons (OL/DL), Tavion Banks (RB/S), Lysick (HB/LB), Mathias Dobbins (WR/C), Matt Stianche (WR/C), Malik Thomas (S), Mike Maldonado (OL/DL), Logan Bender (DE), George French (OL/DL)

Offensive Starters Returning: (8) Clayton Basile (HB), Ian Kish (WR), Justin Kanyuk (OL), Jared Richardson (QB), Dalton Kucher (OL), Mike Vasquez (OL), Eric Wert (WR), Rahmel Terry (WR/RB)

Defensive Starters Returning: (6) Declan Dean (DE), Clayton Basile (LB), Christian Shelton (LB), Rahmel Terry (C), Ian Kish (S), Jacob Stoudt (C/S),

Special Teams Starters Returning: (2) Rahmel Terry (KR, PR), Anthony Barczynski (K)

Key Newcomers: Hudson Oberholzer (OL/DL), Mychael Althouse (WR/S), Chris Tartamella (RB/S), Ethan Shelton (HB/LB), Aydan Kirby (OL/DL), Max Johnson (RB/LB), Steven Hattala (OL/DL), Mekhi George (OL/DL), Luke Thomas (QB/S), Rafi Harrington (RB/S), Kyle Melson (RB), Jho Soto (WR/C)

Key Stats from 2019:

QB Jared Richardson  passed for 1,543 yards and 11 touchdowns.

LB Christian Shelton had 111 total tackles, 8 sacks and 2 interceptions.

2020 Outlook: After winning five District Championships in six years and going to three straight State-Semis, Becahi’s streak came to a screeching halt in 2019 with a District Playoff loss to Pottsville.  Competing in the EPC18 South is never an easy task, however, in 2019 they once again proved they belong and are looking forward to the challenge again in 2020.  With many key starters gone the Golden Hawks look to replenish the line up with some young talent, many of whom saw some quality time last season. The strength of the team certainly lies in the skill positions though they do return three quality offensive lineman.  With an unexpected exit a year ago, the Golden Hawks are hungry to once again compete for a conference and District Championship.


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