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2018 Team Previews – Lewisburg Area Green Dragons (4)

Written by: on Friday, July 13th, 2018. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


Head Coach: Marc Persing

Assistant Coaches:

Chad Stumhofer- DB’s/Defensive Coordinator
Andrew Wagner – OL/DL
JB Moyers- DL/Weightroom
Bill Morrow – RB/Head JV Coach
Kyle Santorine- OL
Josh Kleha-WR
Shawn Crebs-LB
Tris West – JH Head Coach
Richard Cassels- JH Offensive Coordinator
Fred Coleman- JH Defensive Coordinator

Team Name: Lewisburg Area Green Dragons

2017 Record: 4-7

2018 Schedule:

Key Starters Lost:

Jaylon Dodson
Andrew Shedleski
Nate Gose
Lance Klinefelter
Nate Liscum

Offensive Starters Returning: (10)

QB – JR Nick Shedleski 6-3, 210 lbs
RB- SO. Max Moyers 5-8, 185 lbs
FB- SR. Draven Doebler, 5-10, 200 lbs
WR – SR. Dylan Farronato, 6-1, 195lbs
WR – SR. Coleman Witherite , 6-1, 175 lbs
TE. SR. Dakotah Snyder, 5-11, 215 lbs
LT. SR. Austin Weisser, 6-4, 275 lbs
C. JR. Josh Gose , 6-3, 265lbs
RG. SR. Mason Weuderman – 6-2, 270lbs
RT. SR. Grant Adams – 6-3, 280 lbs

Defensive Starters Returning: (11)

DT. SR. Austin Weisser, 6-4, 275 lbs
DE. SR. Dakotah Snyder, 5-11, 215 lbs
LB- SR. Draven Doebler, 5-10, 200 lbs
LB/DT- JR. Ben Sylaj, 5-10, 220 lbs
LB – JR. Ethan Spaulding , 6-1 , 210 lbs
LB- SR. Charlie Blough, 5-11, 205 lbs
FS – SR. Dylan Farronato, 6-1, 195lbs
CB – SR. Coleman Witherite , 6-1, 175 lbs
Slot DB- SR . Andrew Ramirez, 5-7 , 160lbs
CB – JR. Zach Beddell, 6-1, 165 lbs
S – Brett Newcomb, 5-10, 160 lbs

Special Team Starters Returning: (3)

P – Dylan Farronato
K- Jack Dieffenderfer
PK – Ben Liscum

Key Newcomers: FR. DB – Ethan Dominic

*Player to watch- JR. RB Gavin Sherriff

Key Stats:

2018 Offensive Outlook: Last year, under the direction of first year Head Coach Marc Persing, Lewisburg’s offensive identity changed to a smash-mouth brand of football and rushed for nearly 2,000 yards. That total was an increase of nearly 1,500 yards from the previous season.
Junior QB Nick Shedleski will be under center for the third consecutive year and the coaching staff will be looking for a break out year from him as he looks to expand on back-to-back 1,000 yard passing seasons. The backfield will be lead by sophomore work horse, Max Moyers, who ran for 1,115 yards and 12 TD’s in only 9 games. The Wide Receivers group will be led First Team All-State Athlete(and current FCS recruit) Dylan Farronato. Dylan played in 9 games last year and had 640 receiving yards and 245 rushing yards while totaling a combined 14 TD’s.
The offensive line will be massive upfront, and will be anchored by SR. 6-4 270lb Left Tackle Austin Weisser, and 6-3 265 lb Center Josh Gose. 4 of 5 starters return from a group that grew tremendously over the course of the season and will look to make its case as the strength of this team.

2018 Defensive Outlook: Upon the retirement of Carm DeFrancesco, Chad Stumohofer takes control of the defense and looks to put his stamp on a defense that improved game by game the previous year. Stumohofer will put a premium on stopping the run, and will look upon SR. LB Draven Doebler as the leader of the front 7 on defense. Defensive lineman Dakotah Snyder, Ben Sylaj, Grant Adams, Austin Weisser, Roman Aksenov and Brent Coulborn all should get plenty of playing time upfront. The back of the defense will be anchored by All-State DB Dylan Farronato while Coleman Witherite makes his anticipated return after suffering a season-ending injury at the beginning of last year.

2018 Special Teams Outlook: Lewisburg returns all 3 special teams specialists and will be looked upon to pick up where they left off last year. Ben Liscum and Jack Dieffenderfer are both sophomores and double up as members of the soccer team. Overall, this is a great group of hard working individuals.

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