2018 Team Previews – Pottsville Crimson Tide (11)
Head Coach: Tom McGeoy
Assistant Coaches: Rusty Yost, Jake Wartella, Rob Shaffer, Pete McDonald, Pete Kalinich, Jamie O’Brien, Tony Barone
Team Name: Pottsville Crimson Tide
2017 Record: 4-7
Key Starters Lost: QB Steve Messina FB/LB Ian Murhon TE/DT Ian Renninger DB Mike Botto WR/DB Tyler Timberlake RB Sam Siminitus LB Sol Serano
Offensive Starters Returning: (6) SR C Josh Hamilton 6-1 220, SR G Parker Zimerofsky 6-5 270, JR OT Jack Kalinich 5-11 240, Chris Wallace 6-4 240, OG Reese Kokitus 6-0 190 SR WR Jacob Roos 5-9 165
Defensive Starters Returning: (4) SO LB Bobby Walchak 6-1 190, JR DB Mason Barnes 6-1 170 SR, LB Bryce Dragna 6-0 200 SR DB Justice Minor 5-10 180
Special Team Starters Returning: (1) SR Long Snapper Corey Holobetz 6-0 190
Key Newcomers: (11) JR WR Kevin Schenk 6-4 180, JR DB/WR Connor Williams 5-10 170 JR QB Damon Yost 5-10 160 SR DB/QB Aiden Stanton 6-0 180
DB/RB Kevin DiCello 5-10 170, JR DB/WR Addison Mullins 5-11 160, JR DE/OG Nick Mason 6-2 210 JR LB Joey Ferraro 6-0 200
JR LB/TE Nate Robison 6-0 210, JR LB/RB Lucas Drum 6-0, 175 SR DT Jimmy Doyle 6-3 300
2018 Offensive Outlook: Our offensive line has a lot of varsity experience coming back and they really have to be the strength of our offense this season. We have athletic skill players but most of them are juniors who will be starting for the first time. We also have to do a better job taking care of the football, we had too many turnovers in key moments last year.
2018 Defensive Outlook: Our defense will be very young, we had a lot of guys get some experience but they where not full time starters. We will have to find guys to step up and be play makers with this group. On the other hand we are much deeper on this side of the ball compared to other years, which will help keep our guys fresh. We have to do better against the run, if we want to be successful this season.
2018 Special Teams Outlook: We should be solid in special teams with the amount of skill players we have on the team this year. We just have to make sure we find guys who will be consistent in the kicking game.
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