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2022 Team Preview: Mount Carmel Area Red Tornadoes (4)

Written by: on Monday, August 22nd, 2022. Follow David Mika on Twitter.

 

Head Coach: John Darrah

Assistant Coaches:
Robert Veach, Sr.
Jordan Marlow
Mike Gilger
Rob Varano
Mike Higgins

Team Name: Mount Carmel Area Red Tornadoes

2021 Record: 10-3

Stadium: The Silver Bowl

District: District 4

Class: AA

League: PA Heartland Athletic Conference, Division II

Key Starters Lost:
Pedro Feliciano (QB/DB)
Thomas Davitt (RB/LB)
Julien Stellar (RB/LB)
Dalton Moser (OL)

Offensive Starters Returning: (10)
Sr. TE Matthew Scicchitano, 6-4, 275
Sr. OL Matthew Kelley, 6-4, 330
Sr. OL Nick Nestico, 6-1, 280
Sr. Kelin Geary, 6-0, 250
Sr. ATH Michael Farronato, 6-0, 170
Sr. WR Garrett Varano, 5-10, 165
Jr. TE Jacob Schultz, 6-2, 185
Jr. FB Ryan Weidner, 6-1, 215
Jr. RB Xavier Diaz, 5-9, 140
So. OL Noah Shimko, 6-5, 290

Defensive Starters Returning: (9)
Sr. DL Matthew Scicchitano, 6-4, 275
Sr. DL Matthew Kelley, 6-4, 330
Sr. DL Nick Nestico, 6-1, 280
Sr. OLB, Liam Bradley, 5-11, 195
Sr. ATH Michael Farronato, 6-0, 170
Sr. WR Garrett Varano, 5-10, 165
Jr. OLB Jacob Schultz, 6-2, 185
Jr. DB Cole Spears, 5-10, 170
Jr. DB Xavier Diaz, 5-9, 140

Special Team Starters Returning: (4)
Sr. KR Michael Farronato, 6-0, 170
Sr. PR Garrett Varano, 5-10, 165, Jr
PR Cole Spears, 5-10, 170
Jr. KR Xavier Diaz, 5-9, 140

Key Newcomers:
Sr. RB Jacob Zarski
Sr. OL Michael Langton, 6′, 250
Jr., OLMaddox LaMas, 6-1, 225
So. LB/K Drew Yagodzinskie, 6-1, 200
So. LB/FB Al Bailey, 5-11, 195
Jr. LB Maddox Reed, 5-11, 185
So. DB Matthew Balichick, 6-1, 170
So. DB Chase Balichik, 6-1, 170
So. OLB Ben Miller, 5-9, 165
Jr. DB, Bennett Williams, 5-10, 165
Jr. DB Orville Fesniak, 5-8, 160
So. LB Hunter Boblick, 5-11, 175
So. ATH Andrew Lukoskie, 5-9, 160
So. DL, Jagr Delaney, 6-4, 240
So. RB, Luke Blessing, 5-11, 180
Fr. OL, Logan Herb, 6-3, 235
Fr. QB, Gavyn Marshalek, 6′, 165

2021 Returning Player Stats:
– MCA set a new school rushing record in 2021 running for 4287 yards in 13 games.
– Kelley, Scicchitano, & Nestico were All-State players last season.

Matthew Scicchitano
Offense:
Receiving:
5 catches
94 yards
3 touchdowns
Defense:
22 solo tackles
46 total tackles
14 TFL
6.5 sacks
3 fumble recoveries
2 block field goals

Matthew Kelley
Defense:
11 solo tackles
35 total tackles
11 TFL
2.5 sacks
1 interception
1 PD
1 fumble recovery

Nick Nestico
Defense:
9 solo tackles
34 total tackles
8 TFL
2 TFL
2 PD

Kelin Geary
Defense:
8 solo tackles
26 total tackles
1 TFL
1 interception
.5 sack

Michael Farronato
Offense:
Rushing:
70 carries
495 yards
5 touchdowns
Receiving:
8 catches
67 yards
Defense:
33 solo tackles
74 total tackles
5 PD
3 TFL
1 interception
1 fumble recovery
.5 sack

Garrett Varano
Offense:
Receiving:
11 catches
150 yards
1 touchdown
Defense:
27 solo tackles
41 total tackles
3 interceptions
3 PD
2 TFL
.5 sack

Jacob Schultz
Offense:
Receiving:
9 catches
195 yards
4 touchdowns
Defense:
23 solo tackles
45 total tackles
8 TFL
2 PD
1 sack
1 interception

Ryan Weidner
Offense:
Rushing:
28 carries
210 yards
1 touchdown
Receiving:
1 catch
7 yards
Defense:
2 solo tackles
11 total tackles

Xavier Diaz
Offense:
Rushing:
32 carries
545 yards
6 touchdowns
Receiving:
1 catch
31 yards
1 touchdown
Defense:
13 solo tackles
25 total tackles
4 PD
1 TFL

Liam Bradley
Defense:
5 total tackles
2 fumble recoveries

Cole Spears
Defense:
31 solo tackles
54 total tackles
4 PD
2 TFL
1 interception

2022 Offensive Outlook: “The Big Red should have an outstanding rushing attack once again as they return 4 of 5 starters (Kelley, Nestico, Geary, Shimko) on the offensive line as well as both of their TEs (Scicchitano & Schultz), and their FB (Weidner). They will look to improve their pass game & creating more explosive plays with the increased speed at the skill positions.”

2022 Defensive Outlook: “The Red Death Defense returns its entire defense except for its 2 inside linebackers. Newcomers such as Yagodzinskie, Reed, Bailey, Boblick, Miller, & Blessing will compete for the starting job. The defensive line includes Matthew Scicchitano, who already has plenty of D1 offers, along with veterans Nestico & Kelley. The defensive is rounded out by returners Spears, Diaz, Varano, & Farronato in the secondary, all members of MCA’s state-qualifying 4×100 relay team.”

2022 Special Teams Outlook: “MCA should have a solid return game with plenty of speed from Diaz, Varano, Spears, & Farronato handling most of the duties. Julien Stellar, who set the career PAT record, will need to be replaced as both the team’s kicker & punter. Drew Yagodzinskie will look to fill the void after a solid freshman season.”

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