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2021 Team Preview: The Garnet Valley Jaguars @GVAthletics @GarnetValleyFB

Written by: on Saturday, July 24th, 2021

 

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Head Coach Mike Ricci See story about him retiring end of season

PIAA District 1 – Class AAAAAA
League: Central League
Stadium: Moe DeFrank Stadium

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Assistant Coaches 
Rich Boyd, Rick Stroup,
Eric Van Wyk, Jon Paul Battiste,
Brian Perlsweig, Dennis Becker,
Jon Flynn, Mike Frawley,
Sean Snyder, Greg Mink,
Patt Evans, Jeff Allison,
Craig Stephenson, Jeff Hill,
Dave Wrzesniewski, Marc Panepinto,
Lance Panarello, Julius Flynn

2020 Season Record 6-0

2021 Schedule

DATE

OPPONENT

LOCATION

TIME/SCORE

08-21 Downingtown East  @ Downingtown East (SCR) Walter E. Kottmeyer Stadium 10:00 am
08-27 Downingtown West  @ Downingtown West (0-0) Walter E. Kottmeyer Stadium 7:00 pm
09-03 Conestoga  @ Conestoga (0-0) * Teamer Memorial Field 7:00 pm
09-10 Marple-Newtown  vs. Marple-Newtown (0-0) * Moe DeFrank Stadium 7:00 pm
09-17 Upper Darby  vs. Upper Darby (0-0) * Moe DeFrank Stadium 7:00 pm
09-24 Strath Haven  @ Strath Haven (0-0) * George L. King Field 7:00 pm
10-01 Ridley  @ Ridley (0-0) * Phil Marion Field 7:00 pm
10-08 Radnor  vs. Radnor (0-0) * Moe DeFrank Stadium 7:00 pm
10-15 Haverford  vs. Haverford (0-0) * Moe DeFrank Stadium 7:00 pm
10-23 Springfield-Delco  @ Springfield-Delco (0-0) * Springfield HS Stadium 7:00 pm
10-29 Lower Merion  vs. Lower Merion (0-0) * Moe DeFrank Stadium 7:00 pm

* – denotes league game
(SCR) – denotes scrimmage

What are your expectations for your team this year?
We return a number of experienced players…we have 38 seniors…we have a tremendous group of leaders…we are physically very strong and we are close knit and selfless. We always look to take what we have and make the best of it, and we very excited to see what this team can do.

When your team is on offense, what are the keys to success?
Our offense, like everybody’s, relies heavily on our offensive line. We have good size, good depth, experience and intelligence returning. Max Busenkell is a great athlete who takes over at QB; Shane Reynolds is a Navy recruit who returns at fullback.

When your team is on defense, what are the keys to success?
We return 8 starters from what was a very good defense last year. Our team speed is very good; our secondary is made up of 3, 3 year starters…we need to continue to run to the football and to be disciplined.

Key Starters Lost 
Kevin McGarrey, Sam Morin,
Alex Nicolaides, Brian Bradley,
Matt Marowski, Devon Padgett,
Brendan Henry, David Burnshaw,
Cullen Mink, Ryan Monachello,
Desmon Perry, Sean Williams, Tyler Shenk

Offensive Starters Returning
Sr WR Luke Lassik, 6’4, 180
Sr WR Ndozi Okolo, 6’1, 180
Sr RB Shane Reynolds, 6’1, 205
Sr WR/RB, Sean Gallagher, 6′, 185
Sr OL, Nolan Brennan, 6’3, 250
Sr OL, Austin Sorokanych, 6’3, 230
Sr OL, Sam DiTrolio, 5’9, 220
Sr TE, Will Wrzseniewski, 6’2, 200

Defensive Starters Returning
Sr DB CJ Wood, 5’8, 165
Sr LB Drew Jackalous, 6′, 200
Sr LB. Shane Reynolds, 6’1, 205
Sr DB, Ryan Saunders 5’10, 190
Sr LB, Joe Halloran, 5’10, 195
Sr DB, Max Busenkell, 6, 180
Sr LB, Will Wrzesniewski, 6’2, 200
Sr DL, Matt Collins, 5’8, 185
Sr DL, Nolan Brennan, 6’3, 250

Special Team Starters Returning
Sr K/P, Zach Liberatore, 6′, 185

Key Newcomers
Sr Ben Nash, Sr Mike Mascolo,
Sr Nick Mahoney, Sr Bear Evans
Jr Andrew Van Horn, Jr Kieran Gallagher,
Jr Matt Wiesendanger, Jr David Dorf,
Jr Matt Mesaros, Jr, Jr Joe Checchio,
Jr Jack Westburg, Jr Bryson Hall,
Jr Jason Bernard, Jr Vince Manna

Players we should keep an eye on?
Shane Reynolds, Max Busenkell,
Will Wrzesniewski, CJ Wood,
Ryan Saunders, Joey Halloran,
Ndozi Okolo, Luke Lassik,
Jason Bernard, Sean Gallagher,
Nolan Brennan, Sam DiTrolio,
Matt Collins, Zach Liberatore

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