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2022 Team Preview: Pennridge Rams (1)

Written by: on Sunday, August 7th, 2022. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


Head Coach: Chuck Burgy

Assistant Coaches:
Dave Cressman
Craig Whitten
Dan Branch
Mike Chando
Jay Jones
Conor Sullivan
Dan Branch, Jr.
Josh Lake
Sean Pelosi
Scott Mueller
Tyler Bigam
Jordan Garis

Team Name: Pennridge Rams

2021 Record: 7-5 (First-round playoff loss to CBW)

District: District 1


League: Suburban One League, National Conference

Key Starters lost:
Danny Fish
Stephen Reutlinger
Phil Picciotti
Brayden Landherr
Sean Curry
Logan McGowan

Offensive Starters Returning: (10)
Loughlin Smith Sr. 6’4” 275 OL/DL
Tyler Wetzel Sr. 5’11” 200 RB/LB
Brennan Fisher Sr. 6’ 195 RB/DB
Xaiver Dantzler Sr. 5’10” 180 QB/RB/LB
Nate Mossbrook Sr. 6’ 175 RB/DB
Nick Kraus Sr. 5’10” 245 OL/DL
Jake Holt Sr. 6’5” 195 WR/DB
Sam Mueller Jr. 5’11” 225 OL/DL
Pat Burdick So. 6’ 160 QB/WR/DB
Nick Swanson So. 5’10” 150 WR/DB

Defensive Starters Returning: (9)
Dylan O’Brien Sr. 6’1” 210 LB/RB
Connor Lelii Sr. 5’11” 175 WR/DB
Hunter Burdick Sr. 6’ 205 LB/TE
Will Smith Sr. 6’4” 220 DE/TE
Ryan Kirkwood Sr. 6’3” 195 DE
Landon Moyer Sr. 6’1” 220 OL/DL
Chase Washington Jr. 5’9” 215 OL/DL
Sam Kuhns Jr. 6’ 165 DB/WR
Trevor Fuhs So. 5’11” 185 LB/DB

Special Team Starters Returning: (4)
Nate Mossbrook Sr. 6’ 175 RB/DB
Nick Swanson So. 5’10” 150 WR/DB
Connor Lelii Sr. 5’11” 175 WR/DB
Xaiver Dantzler Sr. 5’10” 180 QB/RB/LB

Key Newcomers:
So. QB Pat Burdick 6’ 160
Fr. QB Noah Keating 6’2” 165

2021 Returning Player Stats:
Brennan Fisher RB
79 carries
965 yards
12.2 yards per carry
9 TDs

Tyler Wetzel RB
849 all-purpose yards

Dylan O’Brien LB
62 tackles
5.6 tack/game
1 int (td)
2 caused fumbles
2 fumble recoveries

Ryan Kirkwood DE
29 tackles
5 sacks

Chase Washington N
30 tackles
3 sacks

2022 Team Outlook: “Pennridge returns a senior-heavy, experienced team that saw a first-round playoff exit in 2021. The team is led by captains Dylan O’Brien (2nd team All-SOL), Loughlin Smith (2nd team All-SOL), and Tyler Wetzel (Honorable mention All-SOL). The Rams running game sees Army commit, 2nd team All-SOL back Brennan Fisher returning for the 2022 campaign.”

“The battle-tested offensive and defensive lines are anchored by Nick Kraus (Honorable mention All-SOL), Ryan Kirkwood (Honorable mention All-SOL), Landon Moyer, Will Smith, Chase Washington, Sam Mueller, and Hunter Burdick (Honorable mention All-SOL). Many impact players on a defense that yielded less than 10 points per game in league play a season ago will stand in the way of the opposition this fall. The receiver and secondary corps return 2nd team All-SOL players Connor Lelii, Trevor Fuhs, Jake Holt, Xaiver Dantzler, and Nate Mossbrook. Pat Burdick will quarterback Ram’s offense.”

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2 Responses to “2022 Team Preview: Pennridge Rams (1)”

  1. Baboon Jones says:

    and i was right.. they went 2-8… lol chuck burgy stinks.

  2. Baboon Jones says:

    Not starting Xavier Dantzler at QB will be the teams downfall.