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2020 Team Previews: Spring-Ford Rams (1)

Written by: on Thursday, August 6th, 2020. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


Head Coach: Chad Brubaker

Assistant Coaches:

Steve Schein – LB
Steve Moyer – CB
Jim Mich, Jr. – S / Defensive Coordinator
Chuck Nesley – DT
Steven Entenmann – DE
Chad Strickler – OL / Run-Game Coordinator
Jim Algeo – WR
Gary Rhodenbaugh – RB / H-Back / TE

Team Name: Spring-Ford Rams HS

2019 Record: 8-3

Key Starters Lost: BJ Beard, Armante Haynes, Ryan Engro, Dante Bonanni, Blaize Scarcelle, James Albert, Sean Brogan, Grant Sillyman, Blake Terrizzi, Ryan Kolander

Offensive Starters Returning: (5)

Sr. ATH Nick Teets, 5-8, 170
Sr. OL Kyle Kennedy, 6-3, 265
Sr. TE Josh Hellauer, 5’11, 200
Sr. OL Ryan Beppel, 6’1, 225
Jr. OL Ian Harvie, 6’1, 225

Defensive Starters Returning: (6)

Sr. S Nick Teets, 5-8, 170
Sr. CB Nate Capers, 6-2, 185
Sr. S Andrew Yoon, 5-9, 175
Sr. OLB Mason Brill, 5’11, 175
Sr. DT DJ Francis, 5’8, 190
Jr. DT Donnie Nicoline, 6’0, 220

Special Team Starters Returning: (1)

Sr. PR Joe Brogan, 6’0, 160

Key Newcomers:

Sr. LB Zach Marinello, 6-0, 180
Sr. OL Connor McMahon, 6-1, 270
Sr. DB Naphtali Stine, 6-0, 165
Sr. WR Nick Cagliola, 5-9, 165
Sr. OL Tyler Benedict, 6-3, 300
Sr. ATH Cameron Goldsmith, 5-9, 160
Jr. QB Ryan Freed, 5-10, 165
Jr. QB Kyle Keckler, 6-0, 165
Jr. RB Harry Adieyefeh, Jr., 5-11, 185
Jr. ATH Brandyn Smith, 6-0, 200
Jr. H-Back/Defensive Front, Gavin Shafer, 6-0, 190
Jr. ATH Payton West, 5-11, 165
Jr. OL John Kaputa, 6-0, 265
Jr. DB Cole Turner, 6-0, 160
Jr. WR Kolten Kquira, 6-0, 170
Jr. LB Ryan Horvath, 5-10, 180

2020 Offensive Outlook: Like most years, we are going to have to reinvent ourselves with the loss of our starting QB and top 4 WRs from last year. Fortunately, we have three returning starting OL and our starting TE back to start from. We really like our WRs but they will be mostly young and untested. We will be solid at RB with Andrew Yoon and Harry Adieyefeh, Jr., who both saw time in big games last year. The biggest question going into camp will be at QB where juniors, Ryan Freed and Kyle Keckler, and sophomore, Jake Reigh will compete for the position. Regardless of who wins the job, we will look a lot different on offense than we have in the past 4 years…who knows, we may even huddle…

2020 Defensive Outlook: We were very young on defense last year and made a lot of mental mistakes early in the season, which we feel cost us at least 1 game. Then we got hit with injuries. In our biggest league game we were down 5 starters. This combination really caught up with us in our playoff game. The good news is that we have our entire secondary healthy and returning. S Andrew Yoon got hurt early and Nick Teets replaced him, so they are both back. Mason Brill, who also started at S may move up to OLB. CB Nate Capers was an All-League-caliber CB and Naphtali Stine played a lot of CB, but will also have a challenger in Cole Turner. Zach Marinello is the only LB returning with game experience, however, we liked Jr. Ryan Horvath a lot, before an injury ended his sophomore season. We should be strong in the interior of our defensive line, where Donnie Nicoline, who was All-Liberty, and DJ Francis, who had 7 QB sacks as a soph. return at DT.


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