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2021 Team Preview: Northwest Area Rangers

Written by: on Thursday, August 5th, 2021. Follow David Mika on Twitter.

 

 

Head Coach: Lon Hazlet

Assistant Coaches:
Vito Malacari
Ray Bierbach
Leigh Bonczewski
Bryce Harrison
Will Miller
Paul Hufford
Sam Gmiter
Les Harrison
Brandon Fenstamacher

Team Name: Northwest Area Rangers

2020 Record: 3-3

District: 2

Class: AA

League: Wyoming Valley Conference, Division 3

Key Starters Lost:
George May
Ryan Wassel

Offensive Starters Returning:
OG Liam Reinhard 6-1, 225
OT Tristan Lepore 6-4, 250
OT James Sorbet 6-2, 230
OT Billy Miller 5-11 230
TE Chase Biller 6-2, 205
C Buzz Sorber 5-10, 205
QB Carter Hontz 6-0 210
FB Jacob Bobersky 5-8 195
ATH Landon Hufford 6-1, 210

Defensive Starters Returning:
DE Liam Reinhard 6-1, 225
DT Tristan Lepore 6-4, 250
DE Chase Biller 6-2, 205
OLB Buzz Sorber 5-10, 205
CR Carter Hontz 6-0 210
MLB Jacob Bobersky 5-8 195
S Landon Hufford 6-1, 210
C Jordan Lindbuchler 5-7 150
C Andrew Bonczewski 5-9 170

Special Team Starters Returning:
Jr Kicker Matt Foley 5-7 130
Jr Return Specialist Carter Hontz 6-0, 210

Key Newcomers:
Soph Guard Nick Stevens, 5-7 170
Soph Wr/Safety Adam Chonko
Junior TE/DE Tommy Bierly 6-1, 185

2020 Returning Player Stats:

Carter Hontz
21/43 249 3 tds 5 it’s
Rushing 31-204 3 tds

Landon Hufford
Rushing 21-82
Receiving 13-148 2 tds

Jacob Bobersky
Rushing: 5-25
Receiving 1-11

Chase Biller
Receiving 6-66 2 tds

Adam Chonko
Receiving : 1-9

Andrew Bonczewski
Receiving: 1-30
Rushing 1-4

Jordan Lindbuchler
Receiving:1-8

Hunter Gmiter
Receiving 2-30 1 td

Derek Dietz
Rushing: 5-85

2021 Offensive Outlook: Offensive success will come through hard work and off-season preparation. In order to have success, we need to limit mistakes get the ball in the end zone. We have playmakers and spreading the ball around will be key. We should be able to stretch the field horizontally and vertically. Upfront we are experienced and strong. We go as the offensive line goes. If we find consistency in the pass game and balance we should be set up to have plenty of success

2021 Defensive Outlook: Our defense returns a core of linebackers that will anchor the team. We have experienced all over the place on defense which will help us get lined up and play. The defensive line will be able to eat up blocks, while the secondary tries to smother the opponent’s pass game. Limiting big plays and creating turnovers will give us an opportunity to be in every game.

2021 Special Teams Outlook: The key to special teams is being consistent and finding explosive plays. We have some good return personal coming back that will give us a lift with field position. Our kicking game needs to improve and help with field position, especially after scores.

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