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2019 Team Previews: Octorara Area Braves (3)

Written by: on Tuesday, August 13th, 2019. Follow David Mika on Twitter.

 

Head Coach: Jed King

Assistant Coaches: Mike Trainor, Matt Livingood, Eddie Smith, Matt Harper

Team Name: Octorara Area Braves

2018 Record: 2-8

Twitter: @octathletics

Hudl Highlights:

Key Starters lost:  Jude Unitis, Jake Eckman Jarek Wasko, Gavin Camerote

Offensive Starters Returning: (9)

#12 Janson Schempp, Senior, QB/WR, rushed for 400yds, caught 21 receptions for 286 yds, passed for 243 yds, 9 TDs

#16 Nick Mattingly, Senior, QB/WR, passed for 675 yds, rushed for 548 yds, caught 8 receptions for 126 yds, 6 TDs

#1 Matt Keating, Senior, TE, 17 receptions for 200yds, 3 TDs

#60 Colby Wrigley, Senior, OL

#70 Kaden King, Soph, OL

#4 Mike Trainor, Soph, RB, rushed for 375 yds, 7 receptions for 47 yds

#55 Aidan Ross, Junior, OL

#5 Caleb Rising, Junior, WR, 3 receptions for 36 yds

#58 Angel Mauricio, Soph, OL

Defensive Starters Returning: (8)

#12 Janson Schempp, Senior, FS, 50 tackles, 1 caused fumble, 1 fumble recovery

#16 Nick Mattingly, Senior, CB, 21 tackles, 2 int, 1 fumble recovery

#60 Colby Wrigley, Senior, LB, 45 tackles, 1 caused fumble

#70 Kaden King, Soph, DE, 15 tackles, 1 sac, 1 caused fumble

#4 Mike Trainor, Soph, SS, 54 tackles, 1 fumble recovery, 1 caused fumble

#55 Aidan Ross, Junior, DT, 16 tackles, 1 fumble recovery

#76 Matt Joe, Senior, NT, 12 tackles

#2 Logan Forte, Senior, OLB, 22 tackles

Special Team Starters Returning:

#15 Dylan Smith, Senior, K, 25 kickoffs, 40 yd average, 1 touchback, PATs 8 for 12, 1 field goal for 37 yds

#4 Mike Trainor, Soph, R, 11 kick returns for 169 yds, 10 punt returns for 93 yds

#33 Ryan Kernan, Junior, R, 10 kick returns for 223 yds

Key Newcomers:

#13 Paulie Murray, Freshman, QB/LB

#75 Paul Orner, Soph, OL/DL

2019 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 have to turn the ball over less and have confidence in the red zone. We gained a lot of valuable experience last year that we need to build upon.

Defense: We need to continue to cause turnovers and play assignment football.

Special Teams: Need to create big plays in the return game, and tackle well in the kicking game.

 

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