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2020 Team Previews: Nativity BVM Green Wave (11)

Written by: on Friday, July 31st, 2020. Follow David Mika on Twitter.

 

Head Coach:  Pat Mason

Assistant Coaches:  Josh Muldowney, Mike Downey, Jarrad Brennan, Kevin Putalavage, Ken Miller, Joe Winter, Joe Brennan, Chris Sanchez, Greg Koperna, Joe Opolsky, Tyler Jenkins, Shawn Delany

 Team Name:  Nativity Green Wave

 2019 Record: 6-5

Key Starters lost:  Jared Yoder (RB/LB), Jake Ferhat (RB/LB)

Offensive Starters Returning: (10) Jr. QB Cody Miller, 6’1” 165, Sr. RB Jacob Hoffman, 6’1” 195, Jr. RB Stephan Spolski 6’1” 180, Sr. WR Keegan Brennan, 5’10” 155, Sr. TE TJ Wagner, 6’6” 215, Jr. OL Bennett McNamara, 6’ 245, Jr. OL Grant Lapanchinsky, 5’8” 260, Jr. OL Anthony Kromer, 5’11” 270, Jr. OL Liam Reiley, 6’4” 285, Sr. TE Jake Kuperavage, 6’ 190

Defensive Starters Returning: (10) Sr. DB Jacob Hoffman, 6’1” 195, Jr. DB Stephan Spolski 6’1” 180, Sr. DB Marcus Vaupel, 5’9” 160, Jr. DB Julius Walborn, 5’11” 170, Jr. LB Jack Miller, 6’ 180, Jr. LB Fletcher Eades, 5’10” 185, Sr. LB Dylan Schreffler, 5’9” 175, Sr. DE TJ Wagner, 6’6” 215, Sr. NG Josh Jacoby, 5’10” 160, Jr. DE Jake Kuperavage, 6’ 190

Special Team Starters Returning: (1) Jr. P Cody Miller, 6’1” 165

Key Newcomers:  Sr. OL Gavin Gustus, 5’11” 205, Jr. LB Braydon Feisel, 5’11” 175, Jr. DB Charles Schuster, 5’10” 160, So. LB Kreese Stablein, 5’9” 170, So. DL Blake Whalen, 5’10” 160, So. OL Kyle Kenton, 5’10” 205

D1 (FBS & FCS) Prospects:  Sr. TE/DE TJ Wagner 6’6” 215

Key Stats:  We return our leaders in Passing Yards, Rushing Yards, Receiving, Tackles and Interceptions

Cody Miller – 77 comp 1284 yards 13 TDs (Pottsville Republican-Herald Rookie of the Year)

Jacob Hoffman – 89 carries 743 yards 11 TDs

Keegan Brennan – 22 receptions 679 yards 31 ypc 5 TDs

TJ Wagner – 74 tackles

Marcus Vaupel – 5 INTs

2020 Outlook: Please let us know the keys about your team on offense, defense and special teams. What are your keys to having a successful year?

 Offense:  We return all of our primary weapons on offense.  Cody Miller will lead our passing attack at the quarterback position.  He developed consistently throughout the year which was his first year as a starter.  His main target was Keegan Brennan who averaged 31 yard per catch and consistently made big plays for us.  We will need to get our tight end TJ Wagner more involved in the passing game and take advantage of his size.  I believe that our biggest strength on offense will be our running game led by Jacob Hoffman and Stephan Spolski.  Both of them have the speed, size and athleticism to make big plays.  The key to our success will be the development of our offensive line.  We return all 5 starters and we should be much better up front.

Defense:  Our defenses consistently got better as the season went on.  We return most of our starters and I am looking for them to be the cornerstone to our team this year.  The secondary and line should be our strength.  We will be very athletic and fast but we will need more physical play from our linebackers.  My major concern will be stopping the run, that was our biggest weakness last year.

Special Team:  We need to find a replacement for kicker Joao Lovisi.

 

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