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2021 PFN Team Preview: The Northwestern Wildcats @NWSD_FOOTBALL

Written by: on Friday, July 2nd, 2021

 

Northwestern Wildcats

@NWSD_FOOTBALL

Head Coach Mark Brooks

Assistant Coaches 
WR / JV Head Coach – Kevin Gardner
RB – Jeremy Dohanic
Offensive Quality Control – Mike Krahe
OL – Jon White
OL – Terry Gresh
TE / Special Teams Coordinator – Craig MacKelvey
DL – DJ Cartney
DL – Ben Smith
OLB / Assistant Head Coach / Defensive Coordinator – Jim Brinling
ILB / JV Defensive Coordinator – Mike McKinnon
DB – Scott White

Northwestern Wildcats PFN Page

PIAA District 10 – Class AA
League: District 10 Region 2
Stadium: Louis J. Rogers Field

2020 Season Record 7 – 1 (Region 4 Champs)

2021 Schedule

DATE

OPPONENT

LOCATION

TIME/SCORE

08-27 Seneca  @ Seneca (0-0) * Bob Diffenbacher Stadium 7:00 pm
09-03 Maplewood  vs. Maplewood (0-0) * Louis J. Rogers Field 7:00 pm
09-10 Cambridge Springs  @ Cambridge Springs (0-0) * Baird Field 7:00 pm
09-17 Saegertown  vs. Saegertown (0-0) * Louis J. Rogers Field 7:00 pm
09-24 Cochranton  vs. Cochranton (0-0) * Louis J. Rogers Field 7:00 pm
10-01 Union City  vs. Union City (0-0) * Louis J. Rogers Field 7:00 pm
10-08 Eisenhower  @ Eisenhower (0-0) * George Warren Riley Memorial Stadium 7:00 pm
10-15 Warren  vs. Warren (0-0) Louis J. Rogers Field 7:00 pm
10-22 Iroquois  vs. Iroquois (0-0) * Louis J. Rogers Field 7:00 pm

* – denotes league game
(SCR) – denotes scrimmage.

What are your expectations for your team this year? 
We are working hard to defend our 2020 Region Title. Replacing 15 seniors, (that all contributed) will be no easy task for a 2A school.

When your team is on offense, what are the keys to success? 
Finding cohesion on an offensive line replacing 4 starters will be our biggest hurdle for 2021. We have faith in our guys to get the job done, but it will take a lot of hard work this summer and during camp.

When your team is on defense, what are the keys to success? 
Finding the right combination of guys that will play within the scheme and give full effort whistle to whistle will give us a chance to be competitive again this year. We have to find new leaders on all three levels of the defense.

Key Starters Lost 
Austin Bird TE/MLB – All Region
Cole Bish OG/DT – All District
Cody Conway CB
Dawson Fiesler WR/FS – All Region
Jarrod Glasl WR
Dylan Mullvin – Frye LT – All Region
Preston Runser Kicker / OG – All District
Malachi Schaefer WR
Ryan Simitoski RT/DE – All Region
Austin Swift RB – All Region
KC Wade FB / MLB
Mitchell Wienczkowski TE/DE
Maddy Camp – Team Manager (4 years, awesome kid)

Offensive Starters Returning 
SR. QB Ryan Tewell, 6-0, 202
SR. WR Jake Kelley, 6-0, 185
SR. WR Eric Steinle, 6-2, 177
JR OC Zane Snyder-Scott, 5’11, 225

Defensive Starters Returning 
SR DE Jordan Dohanic, 6’2 210
SR. OLB Gage Brockett, 6’2, 220
SR. CB Eric Steinle, 6-2, 177
SR. SS Jake Kelley, 6-0, 185

Special Team Starters Returning
SR. PUNTER Ryan Tewell, 6-0, 202
SR. Long Snapper Thomas Lawrence, 6’1, 222

Key Newcomers
All these guys played some minutes for us last year, but these seniors have a big change to step in and start this upcoming season or become regular contributors.

SR OL/DL Ken Jarvis – Started the last game of the season at RT and is favored to win that job outright in 2021.
SR. TE/DL Eric Dorr – Was stuck behind two very talented tight ends for two years, he will have a chance to make a name for himself in 2021.
SR. WR/DB Cam Perkins – New to the program a starter on the hoops team, he looked great this spring.
SR. OL/DL Thomas Lawrence – A key reserve in 2020 is trying to win the starting LT spot.
SR. OG/MLB Brent Swift – A rotational MLB in 2020 he flashed and will be a starter in 2021.
SR. OL/DL Tyler Gresh – A key reserve in 2020 is trying to win the starting OG spot.

These underclassmen will make an impact no doubt, after playing limited minutes in the past.

JR. TE/LB Logan Stagl – Another rotational MLB in 2020 he has busted his butt this off season and will most likely be a starter in 2021.
JR. RB/LB Ben Campbell – A rotational RB in 2020 he is trying to win the starting RB job in 2021.
JR. WR/CB Zack Luebke – going to states for the 200 in track, is very fast
JR. RB/FS Landon Wayne – played in sub packages in 2020 and recorded two interceptions
JR. OL/DL Nate Ransom – Worked hard this off season to get into the mix on the OL / DL.
SOPH. QB/WR/DB Lloyd Fountain – This kid is going to be special, he will line up in a variety of spots for us.
SOPH. OL/DL Greg Gruda – A stand out wrestler is competing for time on the OL/DL

Players we should keep an eye on? 
Ryan Tewell QB
Eric Steinle WR / CB
Zane Snyder Scott OL/DL
Logan Stagl TE/LB
Brent Swift OG/LB
Ben Campbell RB/OLB
Jordan Dohanic FB/DE

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