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2020 Team Previews: Avon Grove Red Devils (1)

Written by: on Tuesday, August 25th, 2020. Follow David Mika on Twitter.

 

Head Coach: Joseph Coffey

Assistant Coaches:
Matt Walsh (OC),
Brian Kirby (Co-DC/LB),
Don Murphy (Special Teams Coordinator/RB)
Vic Yokimcus (OL), Todd Hershey (DL),
Steve Lewis (Secondary),
Kevin Borcky (DL),
Kory Hitchens (WR),
Chris Hughes (TE),
Kahn Bond (Quality Control/RB)

Team Name: Avon Grove Red Devils

2019 Record: 1-9

Key Starters Lost:
JT McDonald (QB),
Wyatt Kirby (SS/FB),
Matt Walsh Jr. (MLB),
Nick Pino (OT),
Max Paschall (TE),
Cole Morgan (DE),
Dylan Jorgensen (G),
Briggs Godfrey (DT),
Jared Sycalik (DE),
Rhys Whitehouse (G),
Owen Mahoney (Punter)

Offensive Starters Returning: (6)
Sr. Center, Bryan Cassidy, 6-0, 235
Sr. RB/Slot, Sean Glatts, 5-8, 165
Sr. TE/WR, Rowen Hershey, 6-3, 200
Sr. WR, JJ Jones, 5-11, 170
Sr. RB, Colby Riddell, 5-10, 175
Jr. TE, Josh Reuter, 6-2, 215

Defensive Starters Returning: (4)
Sr. MLB, Nate Belfiore, 5-11, 220
Sr. FS, Sean Glatt, 5-8, 165
Sr. CB, Colby Riddell, 5-10, 175
Jr. DE, Josh Reuter, 6-2, 225

Special Team Starters Returning: (3)
Sr. K/P, Bobby Smith, 5-10, 180
Sr. KR/PR, Sean Glatt, 5-8, 165
Sr. KR/PR, Colby Riddell, 5-10, 175

Key Newcomers:
Joshua Ayres
Nathan Fish
Marco Quiroz
Raul Lopez
Connor Walsh
Ethan Pederson
Walker Bredickas
Hunter Traa
Anthony Larusso
Michael Bolmer
Cooper McDannald
Connor Clukey
Greyson Sprinkle
Kyle Kennedy
Gemere Paone

2020 Offensive Outlook: We need to improve on the consistency of our execution. We had several opportunities last year to stay on the field or score and we just made simple execution mistakes. We were never able to find a real groove. The keys for success this year will be to improve on our performance in key situations. We need to work hard on our fundamentals in practice to eliminate those types of errors that cost us drives or points last year. To make that happen we will need our experienced group of skilled players to lead by example in both their confidence and level of play. We will also need some new leaders to emerge to fill heavy losses to graduation on our offensive line and quarterback positions.

2020 Defensive Outlook: Our defense needs to understand the “why” in our scheme which will allow them to think less and play faster. The less our players have to think the more effective we can be, from there are number one priority is all eleven players running to the football, tackle in a swarm with great angles and aggression. Specific improvements are creating more turnovers while limiting explosive plays from the offense. Winning first down to allow us to open up different looks on second down, and ultimately getting off the field on third down.

2020 Special Teams Outlook: We have one of the best kickers in the state in Bobby Smith as well as two dynamic returners in Colby Riddell and Sean Glatts. Bobby has shown the ability to put the ball in the endzone on kickoffs as well as the leg to hit long field goals. We feel if we are inside the opponents 35 that we have a good shot of putting points on the board.

 

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