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2019 Team Previews: Wissahickon Trojans (1)

Written by: on Tuesday, August 20th, 2019. Follow David Mika on Twitter.

 

Head Coach: Bruce Fleming

Assistant Coaches: Pete O’Connor, John Flanigan, Will Crawford, Bryan Haire, Jamil Farrar, Sr., Jamil Farrar, Jr., Brandon Gilliard, Vince Yasenchek, Mike Borkowski

Team Name: Wissahickon Trojans

2018 Record: 1-9

Twitter: @wissfootball

Hudl Highlights:

Key Starters lost: Tyler Caso (Franklin & Marshall), Maurice Willis (Del Val), Brian Tague (Ursinus), Chris Edwards-Smalls (Lincoln University of PA), Mark Thompson (East Stroudsburg)

Offensive Starters Returning: (2) Jr. QB Nick Santo, 6’2, 175, Jr. C Michael Fath, 6’3 255

Defensive Starters Returning: (4) Sr. LB Jalen Smalls, 5’9 175, Sr. LB Raejon Benjamin, 6’0 235, Sr. DB Zahmir Baldwin, 5’9 165, Jr. CB Brandon Gilliard, Jr., 5’10 160

Special Team Starters Returning: (0)

Key Newcomers: (5) Jr. OL/DL Kevin Pineda, 6’4 260, Jr. OL/DL Shayne Lynch, 6’3 275, Jr. OL/DL Jack Violante, 6’3 240, Sr. TE John (Jack) Dougherty, 6’2 215, Sr. DE/TE Dan Keller 6’3 215

D1 (FBS & FCS) Prospects: Michael Fath, Nick Santo, Brandon Gilliard, Jr, Jack Dougherty

2019 Outlook:

Offense: With a QB who has started 13 varsity games, this year looks to be the year to put it together with an offensive line that is starting to gel as a unit.  We are only as good as the offensive line can be this year.  A consistent unit will be key.

Defense: With four returning players, will lean on their experience to help the rest of the unit understand their responsibilities.

Special Team: Have two young kickers that will compete for the punting and place kicking duties.  Competition always brings out the best in athletes.

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