40 Teams in 40 Days – Day 1 – Pius X (11)
Quarterback Tre Jordan is heading into his third season and is ready to lead the Royals this fall.
“I have seen a really strong progression from Tre in the two-years playing quarterback for us. Now he is coming into his third year, and his off-season preparation has been really high,” said Head Coach Phil Stambaugh. “I have been really impressed on how he has picked up our offense the last two-years and the way he has been able to execute it.”
Tre had a very productive sophomore season. Look for him to do more of the same and keep that good balance, throwing the ball and running the ball.
The offensive line has four players returning. On the left side they are, at left tackle Zach Savelli and guard Anthony Greggo. On the right side there are a couple of guys that have played and had good experience over the last two years. There will be competition in those two spots. They are OG Ryan Conway and a guy who started last year for us and he’s Matt DeBerardinis.
At right tackle, our starter last year, Garrett Irizarry got hurt and we hope to get him back by week three. Matt Haycock and Taino Gonzalez are going to compete for the right tackle position.
Robert Schippers and Dawson Hughes are two kids competing for the center position.
“There are two pretty solid spots on the offensive line and the other three positions are up for a battle.”
At running back you may see Sean Stewart in the backfield. He was one of the top underclassman last year. You may see two seniors filling in at times and they are Nico Palma and David LaRose.
Pius has their top wide receivers coming back and he is Nate Stewart. “He had a excellent offseason and I am very excited about what he’s going to do this year.” Look for Nate to have a big year and be a key on offense this year.
Another kid to keep an eye on is one that hasn’t played football since seventh grade, that’s junior Aaron Weller. “He is very smooth and has done some nice things for us this offseason.”
We have another kid, Destyn Woody who played some tight end last year and he’s going to play some H-Back this year. Hunter Beck and sophomore Jon Moran who missed last season due to an injury are back. Xavier Lockard is another young guy to watch at receiver.
On the defensive line you will see Zach Savelli and Sean Braddish. Matt Haycock played linebacker and defensive end last year.
Look for these guys to rotate in on the line this year. Dawson Hughes, Taino Gonzalez and Matt DeBerardinis will all see some action this year.
“Our strength is the ability to rotate through and do it by committee. I feel by putting any of those guys in any of those positions, will be benefit.”
Anthony Greggo, David LaRose and Destyn Woody are all back at linebacker. These three guys are set as starters.
“Greggo is our leader at linebacker and has played since his freshman year. The last two years he has been a key to our defense. He is a guy that has moved around in different spots and has a lot of versatility as well.”
Matt Ledner and Christian Candelaria are two guys who will compete for the fourth linebacker spot.
The leader in the secondary is Nate Stewart and he’s another guy back in the secondary and had two interceptions. Also look for Tre Jordan to play some defense this year.
At corner Aaron Weller and Sean Stewart will see action. Jon Moran, Nico Palma and Hunter Beck will see some action at nickel and dime packages.
Special Teams Preview:
At kick and punt returner we have Nate Stewart and Aaron Weller might be back there too.
Our kicker and punter is Dalton Tucker who started playing last year about half way through the year. He used to be a soccer kid.
Zach Savelli is our long snapper.
“We have 35 kids on our roster and 22 of them are upper classman.”
Head Coach: Philip Stambaugh (5th Season, 32-16)
2013 Record: 6-5 (All-American League Champions, 4-0)
Key Starters Lost: RB/DB Dashon Russell, OL/DL Kyle Kokawski, LB TJ Belle, WR/DB Eric Provosty, LB Travis Miller
Offensive Starters Returning: (6)
Jr. QB Tre Jordan
Jr. WR Nate Stewart
Sr. OL Anthony Greggo
Sr. OL Zach Savelli
Soph. OL Matt DeBerardinis
Sr. OL Garrett Irizarry
Defensive Starters Returning: (4)
Jr. DB Nate Stewart
Sr. LB Anthony Greggo
Jr. LB Destyn Woody
Sr. LB David LaRose
Key Newcomers: Jr. WR Aaron Weller, Soph. OL/DL Dawson Hughes, Soph. RB/DB Sean Stewart, Soph. WR Jon Moran, Soph. RB Jalen Simpson
D1 (FBS & FCS) Prospects: Jr. QB Tre Jordan, Jr. WR Nate Stewart, Sr. LB Anthony Greggo,
Jr. DL Destyn Woody
Jr. QB Tre Jordan:
Passing: 88-140 for 1,443 Yards & 17 TDs – 5 INTs, 62.9% Completion
Sr. LB Anthony Greggo:
Defense: 61 Total Tackles, 8 for Loss, 1.5 Sacks
Jr. DL Destyn Woody:
Defense: 72 Total Tackles, 10 for Loss, 8 Sacks, 18 Hurries
Jr. WR Nate Stewart:
Receiving: 26 Receptions for 518 yards & 6 TDs
Sr. K Dalton Tucker:
Kicking: 19-23 PATs
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