2019 Team Previews: Pottsville Crimson Tide (11)
Assistant Coaches: Jake Wartella, Rusty Yost, Rob Shaffer, Jamie O’Brien, Pete Kalinich, Pete McDonald, Tony Barone
Team Name: Pottsville Crimson Tide
2018 Record: 7-5
Key Starters lost: Parker Zimerofsky OG/DT, Josh Hamilton C, Justice Minor RB, Bryce Dragna LB, Jacob Roos WR/DB, Corey Holobetz TE/Longsnapper, Jimmy Doyle DT, Aiden Stanton FS
Offensive Starters Returning: (8) SR QB Damon Yost 5-9, 165, SR RB Kevin DiCello 5-9 170, JR RB Bobby Walchak 6-1, 190, SR OT Chris Wallace 6-5 240, SR OG Jack Kalinich 5-11 250, SR OG Reese Kokitus 5-11 210 WR Kevin Schenk 6-6 185, WR Mason Barnes 6-1 165
Defensive Starters Returning: (6) SR DE Nate Robison 6-1 210, SR LB Lucas Drum 6-1 195 JR LB Bobby Walchak 6-1 190 SR DT Chris Wallace 6-5 240, SR Mason Barnes CB 6-1 165 SR Kevin DiCello SS 5-9 170
Special Team Starters Returning: (2) So Raeff DiCello Kicker, SR Addison Mullins Returner
Key Newcomers: (3) JR Adam Stock C/NG 6-3 280, SO Raeff DiCello WR/DB 5-8 160 JR Justin McClure RB/DB 5-9 160,
D1 (FBS & FCS) Prospects: Kevin Schenk, Mason Barnes, Chris Wallace, Bobby Walchak
Offense: We have a very deep and veteran group of skill players returning for the 2019 season. If we can build off the success we had last year, especially through the air, we can have an explosive offense. Across the line we have to replace two very good linemen, but with three multiple year starters coming back, hopefully they can gel together quickly.
Defense: Defensively our skill player depth should be fine. At Linebacker we have 2 returning starters and a third LB who has plenty of experience, we just have to find some good backups. Across the line we again have to replace some good players, but I think we have some guys who are up to the challenge.
Special Team: We lose our long-snapper of 3 years, but return our place kicker Raeff DiCello who came on strong at the end of last year. Also returning is our top return man Addison Mullins.
Follow EasternPAFootball.com on Twitter @EPAFootball
Share This Post: