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QUARTERBACK SPOTLIGHT – Zach Wasilewski – Mount Carmel Area

Written by: on Wednesday, August 28th, 2013. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


Zach Wasilewski, Mount Carmel Areaz.wasilewski

Height: 6-0

Weight: 190

40 Yard Dash: 4.7

Class of: 2014

Position(s): QB/SS

Jersey: # 7

Years with Varsity: 3-years

Other Sports: Basketball and Baseball

Starting experience: 2-years (His sophomore year he started half way through the season)

2012 Stats: Zach completed 91 of 186 passes for 1,383 yards and 14 touchdowns. He rushed for 489 yards on 85 carries and nine touchdowns.

2012 Highlights: He passed for 315 yards on 15 0f 20 passes and four touchdowns in a 44-41 win over North Schuylkill. He broke a 119-year old single-game passing record. The previous record of 284 yards held by Joe Buchinski.


Coaches Q&A with Carm DeFrancesco: 

What are his strengths?

“He is calm under pressure and respected by his teammates. His best asset is his toughness. He runs the ball, takes a hit and is a good scrambler. He is good at extending a play with his legs and is mentally tough.”



With his experience coming back are you going to throw more?

“We are going to use his experience and throw the ball. We are going to throw it all over the field this year. I wouldn’t be surprised if we throw it 25 times a game or more this year.”



How is he on defense?

“He doesn’t play much safety for us. But if he had to he could be a good one, because he is tough. It will depend on how the game is going as for as how much he plays.

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