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2021 Team Preview: Palisades Pirates

Written by: on Sunday, August 8th, 2021. Follow David Mika on Twitter.

 

 

Head Coach: Ramie Moussa

Assistant Coaches:
Varsity/JV:
Garrett Bisbing
Bobby Smith
Daniel Caffrey
Skyler Carr
John Jones
Robert Shoemaker
David Cressman

Middle School:
Marlon Worthy
John Haubert
Colin Trickle
Sean Kirk

Team Name: Palisades Pirates

2020 Record: 8-2 – 2A DXI Champions

District: 11

Class: AA

League: Colonial-Schuylkill League, Red Division

Key Starters Lost:
Mason Smeland – RB
Zachary Smith – SS/WR/RB
Marcus Yearwood – TE/DE
Austin Winters – OL/DL
Ben Haubert – FB/LB
Jon DeNato – LB
Daniel Kelleher – LB

Offensive Starters Returning:
Sr. QB Jaden Newton, 6-3, 200
Sr. WR Kyle McGrath, 5-10, 175
Sr. WR Nicolas Petrillo, 6-0, 185
Sr. OT Nathan Carr, 6-3, 275
Sr. OG Liam Riexinger, 6-1, 260
Jr. C Sheadon Carr, 6-1, 270
Jr. G Steven Lilly, 5-8, 190

Defensive Starters Returning:
Sr. DB Kyle McGrath, 5-10, 175
Sr. DB Nicolas Petrillo, 6-0, 185
Sr. DT Nathan Carr, 6-3, 275

Special Team Starters Returning:
Sr. K Michael Wallbillich
Sr. PR/KR Kyle McGrath, 5-10, 175
Sr. PR/KR Nicolas Petrillo, 6-0, 185

Key Newcomers:
Sr. RB/DB Scott Seagraves, 5-8, 155
Jr. FB/LB Malachi Stianson, 6-1, 190
Jr. TE/DE Galen Limantour, 6-4, 195
Jr. OL/DL James Mitsch, 5-11, 240
So. RB/LB Kyle Kirsch, 5-9, 180
Fr. WR/DB Greg Borgeson, 5-11, 165

2020 Returning Player Stats:

QB Jaden Newton – 957yds – 12TD’s

WR/CB Kyle McGrath – 231yds receiving 5TD’s, 2 KR TD’s, 3 INT’s

WR/FS Nicolas Petrillo – 305yds receiving 3TD’s, 42 tackles 3 INT’s

DT Nathan Carr – 28 tackles 2 Sacks

2021 Offensive Outlook: Continue to build momentum off of a successful 2020 season. Although we lost 17 seniors, we have a good mix of some young talent along with guys who’ve seen significant and meaningful varsity time. We expect to complete each week in a new and difficult conference.

Running the football. If we can establish the run when we’re on offense we will be able to play the style of offense we want to play.

2021 Defensive Outlook: Stopping the run. If we can stop the run, we will be able to play the style of defense we want to play.

2021 Special Teams Outlook: We have a solid Kicker returning in Micheal Wallbillich. We also are excited to have both Nick Petrillo and Kyle McGrath back in the return game.

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