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2019 Team Previews: Pope John Paul II Golden Panthers (1)

Written by: on Friday, August 2nd, 2019. Follow David Mika on Twitter.

 

Head Coach: Rory Graver

Assistant Coaches: Tony Yerger, Matt Bildstein, Tyler Yaculak, Bill Baker, Mike Cianciulli, Adam Beach, Jon Traywick, Ryan Brennan, Ron Sandor

Team Name: Pope John Paul II- Golden Panthers

2018 Record: 8-3

Twitter: @pjphs

Hudl Highlights:

Key Starters Lost: CJ McCafferty, AJ Natale, Bryan Bendig, Chris Salvo, Matt Moroz, Andrew Duff, Brandon Snyder

Offensive Starters Returning: (7) Sr. QB Kamal Gray 5-11, 183, Sr. WR Steve Skarbek 6-0. 170, SR. OL Matt Dobrowolski 6-2 248, SR. OL Sean Anderson 6-0 240, Sr. TE Justin Mitala 6-2 210, Jr. OL Julian Paskel 6-2 215, Jr. WR Justin Kormos 6-0 165

Defensive Starters Returning: (8) Sr. LB Justin Mitala 6-2 210, Sr. DL Matt Dobrowolski 6-2 248, Sr. DL Sean Anderson 6-0 240, JR DE Ambrose Colliuori 5-10 205, Jr. FS Justin Kormos 6-0 165, Jr DB Steve Skarbek 6-0 170, Jr DB Liam Haffey 6-3 160, Sr Andrew McDonald 5-10 175

Special Team Starters Returning: (1) Sr. LS Mark Bowen 6-0 180

Key Newcomers: (15) SR. TE/DE Dylan Walker 6-3 235, Jr. WR RJ Rippert 6-1, 165, Sr. TE John Mattiola 6-0 205, Soph SS DJ Clarke 5-10 160, Jr DB Rocco DiRico 5-8 155, Soph LB Josh Little 5-10 165, Soph RB/LB Steele Depetrillo 5-8 180, Jr LB Chris Bruder 5-11 175, Jr. LB Michael Pergine 6-0 165, Jr. DB Ben Cobaugh 5-10 160, Soph OL/DL Jacob Dobrowolski 5-8 215, Jr OL Jacob Foley 5-10 235, Sr. RB/LB Daylin Gooden 5-8 175, Jr OL/DL Daniel Maine 5-10 212, Soph K Jacob Snyder 6-1 160

2019 Offensive Outlook: Offensively, it starts up front with our offensive linemen. We must get movement up front & protect our QB in the passing game. We must protect the football and finish drives. We must play with confidence, remain humble & hungry throughout the season.

2019 Defensive Outlook: Defensively, we have to play as a unit & have 11 men flying to the football. We must be fundamentally sound tacklers & our defensive line has to establish itself & get after the QB when they are passing. We must Raise the Bar this year as a defensive unit.

2019 Special Teams Outlook: Special teams is very important to our success this season. We must control field position, be perfect on PATs, & create big plays that will put our offense or defense in a position to be successful. We must always compete on our special teams.

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