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2021 PFN Team Preview: The Spring-Ford Rams @sframsfb

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| June 17, 2021


Spring-Ford Rams


Head Coach Chad Brubaker

2020 Season Record 6-1

2021 Spring-Ford Rams PFN Page

PIAA District 1 – Class AAAAAA
League: Pioneer Athletic League – Liberty
Stadium: McNelly Stadium

2021 Schedule:





08-21 West Chester Rustin  vs. West Chester Rustin (SCR) McNelly Stadium 10:00 am
08-27 West Chester East  @ West Chester East (0-0) Harold Zimmerman Stadium 7:00 pm
09-03 Chambersburg  vs. Chambersburg (0-0) McNelly Stadium 7:00 pm
09-10 Cumberland Valley  @ Cumberland Valley (0-0) 7:00 pm
09-17 Manheim Township  vs. Manheim Township (0-0) McNelly Stadium 7:00 pm
09-24 Perkiomen Valley  @ Perkiomen Valley (0-0) * Thomas J. Keenan Stadium 7:00 pm
10-01 Boyertown  vs. Boyertown (0-0) * McNelly Stadium 7:00 pm
10-08 Norristown  @ Norristown (0-0) * Norristown Area HS Stadium 7:00 pm
10-15 Methacton  @ Methacton (0-0) * Warrior Field 7:00 pm
10-23 Owen J Roberts  vs. Owen J Roberts (0-0) * McNelly Stadium 2:00 pm

* – denotes league game
(SCR) – denotes scrimmage

Assistant Coaches 
Jim Mich, Jr. – Defensive Backs – Defensive Coordinator Chad Strickler – Offensive Line – Run Game Coordinator Steve Schein – LBs Steve Moyer – CBs Chuck Nesley – DTs Steve Entenman – DEs Jim Algeo – WRs Gary Rhodenbaugh – RBs Mike Palmer – TEs

Key Starters Lost 
Mason Brill – LB (Thaddeus Stevens) Alex Nadeau – K Nick Teets – WR/S Andrew Yoon – RB/S Naphtali Stine – CB (Susquehanna) Nate Capers – CB (Bloomsburg) Nick Cagliola – WR Cam Goldsmith – ST (Chestnut Hill) Joe Brogan – WR Zach Marinello – LB Nasir Cooke – DE (Chestnut Hill) Josh Pergine – LB Connor McMahon – OL Kyle Kennedy – OL (Drake) Ryan Beppel – OL Josh Hellauer – TE/DE DJ Francis – DT

Offensive Starters Returning 
SB – Jr. Zach Zollers, 6’2, 190 QB – Sr. Ryan Freed, 5’10, 165 RB – Sr. Harry Adieyefeh, Jr, 5’11, 190 LT – Sr. Ian Harvie, 6’2, 265 RT – Sr. John Kaputa, 6’1, 285

Defensive Starters Returning 
DB – Sr. Cole Turner, 6’1, 180 LB – Sr. Ryan Horvath, 5’9, 185 DT – Sr. Donnie Nicoline, 6’1, 245 DL – Sr. Gavin Shafer, 6’0, 210

Special Team Starters Returning
KR – Jr. Gage Swanger, 5’10, 170 KR – Sr. Kolten Kquira, 6’0, 180

Key Newcomers
QB – Sr. Kyle Keckler, 6’2, 190 DB – Sr. Carson Bogdan, 5’11, 170 WR – Sr. Payton West, 5’10, 170 WR/DB – Jr. Matt Yurko, 5’10, 170 ATH – Jr. Jake Reigh, 5’9, 165 WR/DB – Jr. Kevin Canuso, 5’11, 170 FB/LB – Jr. Will Fish, 5’10, 190 WR – Sr. Davis Bunning, 6’0, 170 FB/LB – So. Mike Bendowski, 6’0, 190 OL – Jr. Ryan Shaner, 5’11, 235 OL – Jr. Mike Scalia, 6’0, 240 OL – Sr. AJ Detwiler, 5’11, 240 QB – Jr. Gavin Vigilante, 6’0, 180 K – Jr. Sam Herman, 6’0, 160 OL/DL – So. Luke Ellor, 6’1, 240 OL/DL – So. Evan Strzeminski, 6’2, 220 OL/DL – So. Owen Norman, 6’2, 215 WR – So. Belal Abdelrahman, 6’2, 180 WR – So. Tanay Shankar, 5’11, 170 DB – So. Mason Scott, 6’1, 170 QB – Fr. Matt Zollers, 6’2, 175

What are your expectations for your team this year? 
Our goals remain the same every season…to compete for the PAC Liberty and PAC championship and to qualify for playoffs. We have to replace a lot of starters from last year’s District 1 Semi-Final team and the excellent senior leadership we had during a tumultuous summer and fall.

When your team is on offense, what are the keys to success? 
We return our top-performing RB, Harry Adieyefeh, Jr., and our quarterback, Ryan Freed, from last year’s team. Ryan will be challenged, however, by senior, Kyle Keckler, juniors, Jake Reigh and Gavin Vigilante, and freshman, Matt Zollers. John Kaputa (RT) may move to center coming off of an ankle injury during wrestling and Ian Harvie returns at left tackle. We will need leadership up front from those two, as the other three will have no varsity experience. We do like our younger lineman and feel as if we finally have some depth. We have to replace all of our WRs, although Zach Zollers moves around in formations. The development of the WRs will go a long way in how balanced we can be on offense.

When your team is on defense, what are the keys to success? 
We return the PAC Defensive Player of the Year in LB Ryan Horvath, as well as 3-year starter Donnie Nicoline at DT. Gavin Shafer started for Donnie due to an injury, so he has some starting experience. The only returner in the secondary is Cole Turner, who we will have to count on to lead in the secondary. Sophomore Mike Bendowski got significant time as last season progressed and will start somewhere on defense. We have a lot of holes to fill around these guys, but like a lot of guys, who have worked hard in the offseason.

Players we should keep an eye on? 
Harry Adieyefeh, Jr. Ryan Horvath

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