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2021 Team Preview: South Western Mustangs

Written by: on Thursday, August 19th, 2021. Follow David Mika on Twitter.

 

 

Head Coach: Tony Shermeyer

Assistant Coaches:
Andy Berwager
Tom Trone
Jason Zinn
Bobby Wildasin
Bob Utz
Jarrell Burnett
Ryan Heaney
Jack Carter

Team Name: South Western Mustangs

2020 Record: 2-5

Stadium: The Corral

District: 3

Class: AAAAA

League: York-Adams, Division 1

Key Starters Lost:
Kam Shaeffer
Charles Gaither
Kyle Stanton
Da Shawn Gaither

Offensive Starters Returning:
Josh Wasowicz Sr. TE
Shilo Bivens Sr. QB
RJ Utz Sr. OL
Gavin Mullins Jr. OL

Defensive Starters Returning:
Ty Cromer Sr. LB
Josh Wasowicz Sr. LB
Carson Trone Jr. DB

Special Team Starters Returning:
Josh Wasowicz SR. K/P

Key Newcomers:
Carson Trone Jr. WR
Ethan Mills Sr. WR
Cohen Bull Jr. RB/LB
Jeremy Carter Soph. OL

2020 Returning Player Stats:

Shilo Bivens completed 32 of 61 passes for 634 yards and three touchdowns. He rushed for 82 yards and two touchdowns. 

Josh Wasowicz caught 13 passes for 393 yards and four touchdowns. On defense, he had 68 total tackles, one interception and 4 TFL.

Ty Cromer had 76 total tackles, one interception and 2 TFL.

RJ Utz had 26 total tackles, one sack and 2 TFL.

Gavin Mullins Jr. OL

Carson Trone Jr. had 9 total tackles and one interception.

2021 Offensive Outlook: South-Western will be running a new offensive system this year. After many years in the Wing T, the offense will be base spread with an inside zone/RPO option. We will be multi-faceted in both the run and pass this year. We have good athletes who should do well in this system, but moving away from the Wing T system is expected to have its challenges, especially for the upperclassmen on the team.

The key for our offense starts with the QB and reading how many players are in the box. This will determine whether or not to hand the ball off or go with the pass option. We have a few kids who can stretch the field with their speed as well as two big backs that run downhill.

2021 Defensive Outlook: South-Western is moving from a 3-3 to a 4-3 this year. We will be gap control upfront. The key for us is our size. We should be as quick if not quicker than most teams we play but lack decent size upfront. We will rely on our speed and quickness to be successful. With running a new offense, we need to be solid on defense on a weekly basis to give ourselves the chance to win in the fourth quarter.

2021 Special Teams Outlook: South West has three solid kicking options this year. We have our returning starter for both K and P, but there are other players who will challenge for these positions this year. I believe special teams could be a game-changer for us. We need to be consistent in both the return game to give us good field position as well as the coverage game to make the opposing offense work for what they earn.

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