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2021 Team Preview: Notre Dame Green Pond Crusaders

Written by: on Friday, August 6th, 2021. Follow David Mika on Twitter.



Head Coach: Philip Stambaugh (11th, 88-32)

Assistant Coaches:
Anthony Casciano
Andre Jordan
Duke Giovannini
Scott Vaughn
Rob Irving
Mike Kaulius
Mike Carroll
Lloyd Brooks
Ed Black
Bill Bergstresser
Zach Bergstresser
Paul Sofhauser
Chooie Provosty Jr.
Sean Stackhouse
Mike Stambaugh

Team Name: Notre Dame Green Pond Crusaders

2020 Record: 7-1 (DXI Runners-Up)

District: 11

Class: AAA

League: Colonial-Schuylkill League, Red Division

Key Starters lost:
RB – Matt Frauen, Jr.
OL – Lex Rivera
OL – Brandon Guffy
DE – William Jordan
LB – Jake Hull
LB – Joey Rivituso
WR – Izzy Rodriguez
WR – Robby Spirk
OL – Tyler Lissy
DB – John Febbo V

Offensive Starters Returning:
Sr. QB Collin Quintano
Sr. WR Nadir Sanders
Sr. OL Josh Hoffert
Sr. RB Logan Castellano
Sr. WR Gavin Gibbs

Defensive Starters Returning:
Sr. LB Ethan O’Neill
Sr. DL Ryan Carroll
Sr. DL Logan Castellano

Special Team Starters Returning:
Sr. K/P Nick Garrido
Sr. LS Logan Castellano
Sr. KR/PR Nadir Sanders
Sr. PR Gavin Gibbs

Key Newcomers:
Sr. WR/DB Jayden Becker
Sr. WR/DB Alex Cruz, Jr.
Jr. OL Mason Ludlow
Soph. WR/DB Josh Ludlow
Jr. OL/DL Aiden Compton
Sr. LB Antonio Caiazzo
Jr. LB Tyler Garcia
Soph. DE/RB Dainn Vassallo
Jr. OL Evan Strand
Jr. OL Kendrick Eure
Jr. WR Zach Rodgers
Sr. WR Ryan Frinzi
Sr. WR Trevor Shay
Jr. WR Chase Marcks
Sr. DL Anthony Silfani
Sr. OL Luke Bittner
Sr. OL Tommy Wendland
Jr. DB-LB Cole Fulton
Jr. DE Trevor Kent
Jr. LB James Cartier
Jr. OL/DL Carson Stranzl
Sr. DB Kaden Grube
Jr. DB Matt Hatzakos
Sr. DL Owen Baur

2020 Returning Player Stats:

Sr., QB, Collin Quintano (119 of 194 [61.3%] for 1,859 yds. & 18 pass TDs – 2 INT) 7 GAMES w/ 200+ YDS. {1 w/ 300+ YDS.}

Sr., K/P Nick Garrido – (45/46 PATs + 5/6 FGs (38 Long) – 60 Total Scoring Points), (24 Punts / 31.9 Avg. + 9 Inside 20), (59 Kick-Offs / 52.1 Avg. + 18 Touchbacks)

Sr., DE Logan Castellano (32 total tackles, 4 TFL, 3 Sacks & 7 Hurries + 1 PD & 1 FC)

Sr., WR Nadir Sanders – (26 receptions for 363 yds. & 5 receiving TDs)

Sr., LB Ethan O’Neill – (42 total tackles, 4 TFL, 1 Sack & 4 Hurries + 1 INT, 2 FR & 2 FC)

2021 Outlook:

Offense: The biggest key to success on offense is depth in the skill positions and on the line. Returning a 3yr. starter at QB will help w/ the loss of key guys to graduation. There are a bunch of choices at the skill positions and on the line. The trick will be working out the chemistry within the offense and starting the season off fast and remaining consistent through a challenging regular-season schedule.

Defense: Defensive line returns the most experience, followed by the linebackers. Need to replace multiple starters in the defensive backfield. DC Andre Jordan will be in his second year calling the defense and has a strong group of talented players to mix around. The turnover margin was very good in 2020 and will again be a priority for the defense.

Special Teams: Kicking duties will be handled by all state K/P Nick Garrido who is a 3yr. starter. Snapping will be handled by 3yr. starter Logan Castellano.

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