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2020 Team Previews: Springfield-Montco Spartans (1)

Written by: on Monday, July 27th, 2020. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


Head Coach: Chris Shelly

Assistant Coaches: Rob Bond, Bill Krewson, Wes Sheffer, Brian Finn, Colin Quinn, Ray Ebner, Brian Allen, Kevin McBride, Matt Krewson, Brendon Doyle, Matt Kraynik, Kevin Clancy

Team Name: Springfield Spartans

2019 Record:  8-3 (lost to Upper Moreland in District AAAA semi-final game)

Key Starters lost: Heavy senior class led by captains and two-way players: JP McGowan, Keith Grantland, Brennan Fluehr, Ray Ebner, Sam Shapley 

Offensive Starters Returning: (5) QB Gabe Franzyk, Slot receiver Cam Dennis (2nd team all-state), Center Luke Gozzard, Guard Dan Dailey, Tackle Gavin Delarso

Defensive Starters Returning: (1) linebacker Ben Cooney

Special Team Starters Returning: (1) Return specialist Cam Dennis

 Key Newcomers:

Defense: Owen Hussie at NT, Connor Beck at DT, Paul Selzer at DE, Will Shapley at LB, Ryan Marcino at LB, Tim Saiber at safety, Danny Mathews at safety, Dylan McKensie at safety, Kasai Ashantee at corner, Mateo Ringgold at corner, Ryan Stewart at corner

Offense: Jack O’Malley at WR, John Adams at FB, Dylan McKenzie at WR, Michael Mathews at Tackle, Will Conlin at WR

College Prospects:  Gabe Franzyk (QB), Cam Dennis (slot receiver)

Key Stats:                        

Gabe Franzyk  164 carries for 891 yards rushing and 155/261 passing for 1828 yards and 22 passing tds.

Cam Dennis  87 receptions for 1003 yards and 12 receiving tds.

 2020 Outlook:

Offense: Led by an experienced line, a senior QB, and an all-state receiver, we expect to execute at a very high level.  The key will be the development of the incoming younger players who have a ton of talent but little varsity experience.

Defense:  Replacing 10 starters on defense will prove challenging, however there is a ton of incoming talent and true potential for greatness.  The key will be to get quickly acclimated to our aggressive defensive schemes and play with great confidence!

Special Teams:  Cam Dennis in the return game can be electric.  We hope to have others contribute. We need to replace an excellent kicker from last year.  Jack Hyland looks to be a promising kicker.


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