2020 Team Previews: Shenandoah Valley Blue Devils (11)

Written by: on Saturday, August 1st, 2020. Follow David Mika on Twitter.

 

Head Coach: Ed Moran (1st Season)

Assistant Coaches: Joe Alshefcki, Zach Bitting, Frank Drozal, Joe Kayes, Al Matakonis, Shea Mealia, Jim Thomas, Anthony Staivecki

Team Name: Shenandoah Valley Blue Devils

2019 Record: 0-11

Key Starters lost: Joe Alshefski WR/DB, Alex Donchalk WR/LB, James Gallo OL/DL, Justin Gallo OL/DL, Joseph “Junebug” Karvois QB/DB

Offensive Starters Returning: (6) Jason Migliaccio OL Sr. 6-5 280, Zach Ney Sr. OL, Franklin Arguetta Sr. OL, Brian Dunne Jr. RB, Joe Vevasis Jr. WR, Lucas Zelinsky So. OL

Defensive Starters Returning: (7) Jason Migliaccio DL Sr. 6-5 280, Zach Ney Sr. DL, Franklin Arguetta Sr. DL, Brian Dunne Jr. LB, Joe Vevasis Jr. DB, Lucas Zelinsky So. LB

Special Team Starters Returning: (0)

Key Newcomers:  Owen Kosar Jr. QB/DB, Hunter Teter So. RB/DB, Nick Ryan Fr. ATH/DB, Alex Kozlosky Fr. ATH/DB, Ben Dempster Fr. WR/DB, Mike Diehl Fr. OL/DL

D1 (FBS & FCS) Prospects: None, Jason Migliaccio (Div II & Div III)

2020 Outlook: The Devils are looking at 2020 as a rebuilding year for the once proud program, entering the season with a 28-game losing streak.  The new coaching staff will have the advantage of several returners on both side of the ball.  Look for the Devils to get back to basics, and be more competitive in 2020 behind seniors Migliaccio, Ney, and Arguetta, and underclassmen Kosar, Dunne, Vevasis, Teter, and Zelinsky.

Offense: With a new coaching staff, the Blue Devils will feature a new offense for the 2020 football season.  The Devils will look to QB newcomer Owen Kosar, to bring athleticism to the QB position and replace multi-year starter “Junebug” Karvois.  Bruising tailback Brian Dunne, returns as the leading returning rusher for the Devils, and looks to be the feature back.  The offensive line will be bolstered by senior Jason Migliaccio (6-5 280), with several others who gained experience last season.  Junior wide receiver Joe Vevasis will move out of the backfield and add some big play ability to the passing game.

Defense:  The Devils look to get back to basics for the 2020, focusing on tackling and getting players to the ball.  The Devils will feature a revamped secondary after the key graduation losses of corner Joe Alshefski and Junebug Karvios, however return junior starting corner Joe Vevasis, and versatile senior defender Jonathan Abreu.  The Devils will look to add to the secondary with junior Tyler Harris, and sophomores Hunter Teter, Richie Tucci, and Erick Hernandez.   Linebackers Lucas Zelinsky and Brian Dunne look to anchor the linebacking core. Seniors Arguetta, Ney, Migliaccio, and junior Isaiah Stewart will be featured on the defensive line.

Special Team: The Devils will feature new special teams for the 2020 season.

 

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