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PA Football News 2019 State Football Scoreboard

2019 Team Previes: Notre Dame Green Pond Crusaders @NDGP_FB @philipstambaugh

Written by: on Thursday, August 8th, 2019


2018 Season Record
10-2 / DXI AAA Runner-Up (9-1 / Colonial League Champions)

2019 Schedule:





08-17 Lehighton  Lehighton (SCR) 10:00 am
08-17 Whitehall  Whitehall (SCR) at lehighton 10:00 am
08-23 Northwestern Lehigh  Northwestern Lehigh (0-0) * 7:00 pm
08-30 Bangor  Bangor (0-0) * 7:00 pm
09-06 Southern Lehigh  Southern Lehigh (0-0) * 7:00 pm
09-13 Palmerton  Palmerton (0-0) * 7:00 pm
09-20 Salisbury Township  Salisbury Township (0-0) * 7:00 pm
09-27 Palisades  Palisades (0-0) * 7:00 pm
10-04 Pen Argyl  Pen Argyl (0-0) * 7:00 pm
10-11 Catasauqua  Catasauqua (0-0) * 7:00 pm
10-18 Saucon Valley  Saucon Valley (0-0) * 7:00 pm
10-26 Wilson Area  Wilson Area (0-0) * 1:30 pm
Head Coach
Philip Stambaugh (9th Yr., 74-27)
Assistant Coaches
Anthony Casciano, Jordon Hildabrant, Andre Jordan, Rob Irving, Tom Campanaro, Lloyd Brooks, Matthew “Duke” Giovannini, Roy Cortez, Mike Kaulius, Mike Carroll, Alex Rivera, Richie Kessler
Key Starters Lost
QB, Cole DeFranco (Sacred Heart), WR, David Sanders, Jr. (East Stroudsburg), WR, Isaiah Dejesus (Muhlenberg), WR/CB, Ethen Aquino (Moravian), OLB, Jake Gillen (Wilkes), K, Alex Garrido (Muhlenberg), P, Anthony DeMasi (St. Anselm)
Offensive Starters Returning
(7) Sr. RB, Christian Greggo, Sr. WR, Andrew Darno, Sr. OL, Andrew Stackhouse, Sr. OL Liam Carroll, Jr. OL Brandon Guffy, Jr. OL Lex Rivera, Jr. OL Tyler Lissy
Defensive Starters Returning
(4) Sr. DB Ben Carlin, Sr. LB Andy Matisz, Jr. LB Jake Hull, So. ATH Derek Berlitz
Special Team Starters Returning
(3) Sr. SS, Andrew Stackhouse, Sr. LS, Liam Carroll, Sr. HOLD, Andrew Darno
Key Newcomers
Sr. DL, Shakhur “Shaq” Harris, Sr. LB-DE, Matt Dittmar, Jr. RB-LB, Matt Frauen, Jr., Jr. WR-DB, Joe Galle, So. QB, Collin Quintano, Jr. WR-DB Izzy Rodriguez, Jr. WR Robby Spirk, Sr, DB, Michael Irving, Jr. DE, William Jordan, Jr. LB, Joey Rivituso, Jr. CB, Christian Bell, So. LB-WR, Fulvio D’Avella, So. WR, Nadir Sanders, Jr. QB-DE, Nick Oligino, Jr. DB, John Febbo V, Sr. DL, Eshan Swartz, Sr. OL, Allan Milkovitz, Sr. DL, Max Battista, Sr. DB, Matt Wolke, So. DL, Ryan Carroll, So. OL-DL, Logan Castellano, So. K/P, Nick Garrido, So. CB, Jared Rodriguez, So. LB, Antonio Caiazzo, So. WR-DB, Gavin Gibbs, So. RB/WR, Trevor Shay, Fr. QB, Conner Aquino, Fr. LB, Tyler Garcia, So. LB-WR, Ethan O’Neill, So. LB, Tony Gillen, So. DB, Evan Swartz, Jr. DB, Bryan Lynch, So. OL/DL, Josh Hoffert
What does your offense need to improve on from last year?
We need to counter the loss of some very good players from last season… We have a bunch of young talent — and we are developing them to fill in the holes left from graduation… We will have a new QB, but our whole OL returns… I am confident in our players that we will take on the challenge and improve each day throughout the summer heading into the season, ready to achieve our goals…
What does your defense need to improve on from last year
Our defense needs to be more sound in the interior and limit big plays in the secondary… We return some veteran players on defense and have a bunch of newcomers who will make a huge impact on our defensive front, linebacking corp and the secondary…
What are your overall thoughts on this years team?
We utilize a lot of players year to year so we never start over completely / I think that will be key for the 2019 team because we have a bunch of players who will take on bigger roles for us but they have some experience… our roster is pushing 70-75 players so we have depth and options in many positions… We are excited to start another season and the challenges required to defend a league title and pursue a district and state championship…
NDGP – NWL – Wilson – Saucon Valley – Southern Lehigh

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