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2022 Team Preview: Shikellamy Braves (4)

Written by: on Thursday, August 18th, 2022. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


Head Coach: Jim Keiser

Assistant Coaches: Bill Freeman
Joel Wiest
Mike Hoover
Brad Slack
Spencer Myers
Logan Leiby
John Vovakes
Kevin Kline
Chris Coombe
Bob Long
John Schaefer
Russ Treas
Gabe Tilford

Team Name: Shikellamy Braves

2021 Record: 1-9

Stadium: Shikellamy Stadium

District: District 4

Class: AAAA

League: PA Heartland Athletic Conference, Division I

Key Starters Lost:
Kaden Hoffman
Coltyn Sempko
Gage Wolfe
Kurtis Raker
John Peifer

Offensive Starters Returning: (6)
Isaac Schaffer-Neitz SR. FB/LB 5’8″ 186
Luke Snyder JR HB/MLB 5’10” 196
Rashawn Martin 5’7″ 153 HB/CB SR
Luke Wetzel 6’2″ 220 JR TE/DT/QB
Mason Rebuck C/DL 6’0″ 206 SR
John Rosinski Soph OG 5’11” 245

Defensive Starters Returning: (8)
Rashawn Martin 5’7″ 153 CB
Chase Morgan 5’6″ 142 CB SR
Isaac Schaffer-Neitz 5’8″ 186 LB
Luke Snyder 5;10″ 196 MLB
Ethan Turber 5’11” 186 OLB
Derek Turber5’9″ 204 LB SOPH
Rhandy Castillo 6’1″ 190 OLB SR
Elijah Fernandez SR LB 5;8″ 190

Special Team Starters Returning: (1)
K 5;9: 137 Nick Koontz

Key Newcomers:
Brody Rebuck FR QB 5;11: 190
Josh Snyder Sr OT 6’1″ 262
Osvaldo Baez JR OT 5;11″ 330
Jayden Packer JR WR 5’9″ 146
Zaren Zechman SR 6’1″ 197 DE

2021 Returning Player Stats:
Isaac Schaffer Neitz
79 carries
430 yards
3 touchdown
10 catches
49 yards
1 touchdown

Elijah Fernandez
11 carries
37 yards

Chase Morgan
8 carries
44 yards

Rashawn Martin
13 carries
47 yards

2022 Offensive Outlook: “If we can get our O-Line up to speed we can have an explosive offense. We have one of the best backfields I have ever coached with 6 players that all run sub 4.7 40-yard dash times with great instincts. We will be breaking in a freshman at QB in Brody Rebuck but he is physically ready and our QB coach Logan Leiby will have him ready for the mental game as well. We have great speed from our WR position and all our guys have become much better route runners.”

2022 Defensive Outlook: “This is the area where we return a lot of experience. We have a great combination of size and speed we just need to be, more physical.”

2022 Special Teams Outlook: “Our kicker has done a great job of improving his leg strength and has been really working on his mechanics. If we can give him opportunities I feel he can have a big season.”

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