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2019 Team Previews: Northampton Konkrete Kids @KonkreteKids

Written by: on Thursday, August 15th, 2019

 

2018 Season Record
8-4

2019 Schedule: https://pafootballnews.com/northampton-konkrete-kids/

DATE

OPPONENT

LOCATION

TIME/SCORE

08-17 Allentown Central Catholic  Allentown Central Catholic (0-0) 10:00 am
08-23 Parkland  Parkland (0-0) * 7:00 pm
08-30 Dieruff  Dieruff (0-0) 7:00 pm
09-06 Pleasant Valley  Pleasant Valley (0-0) 7:00 pm
09-13 East Stroudsburg North  East Stroudsburg North (0-0) 7:00 pm
09-21 Pocono Mountain West  Pocono Mountain West (0-0) 12:00 pm
09-27 East Stroudsburg South  East Stroudsburg South (0-0) 7:00 pm
09-27 East Stroudsburg North  East Stroudsburg North (0-0) 7:00 pm
10-04 Stroudsburg  Stroudsburg (0-0) 7:00 pm
10-11 William Allen  William Allen (0-0) 7:00 pm
10-18 Pocono Mountain East  Pocono Mountain East (0-0) 7:00 pm
10-25 Whitehall  Whitehall (0-0) * 7:00 pm
11-28 Catasauqua  Catasauqua (0-0) 10:00 am
Head Coach
Kyle Haas
Assistant Coaches
Shawn Daignault, Mike Feifel, Bob Kohler, Dan Kendra, Nick Artinger, Drew Morrissey, Stip Fedorak, Mark Bendekovits, Rob Holmes, Zach Winter.
Key Starters Lost
Nate Bendekovits DE/OG, Bubba Werkheiser NG/OT, Kyle Wescoe FS/WR, Matt Wiest DE/OT, Jared Everett OG, Aiden Jones SS/RB,
Offensive Starters Returning
Jr. QB Joe Kerbacher, 6’ 175, Sr. RB Tyrese Brandon 6’1” 180, So. TE Andrew Sharga 6’3” 215, Sr. WR Jared Russell 5’10” 180, Sr. RB Josh Gaycheck 5’11” 185.
Defensive Starters Returning
Sr. LB Mason Gunkle 5’11” 200, Sr. OLB Nick Caiazzo 6’ 185, Sr. CB Tyrese Brandon 6’1” 180, Sr. CB Jared Russell 5’10” 180,
Special Team Starters Returning
Jr. K/P Aidan Reinhard 5’11 175, Sr. Holder Ben Yost 6’3” 180
Key Newcomers
Jr. CB/RB Mike Cruz 5’9” 170, Jr. NG/OT Sam Nelson 6’ 285, Sr. DE/C Dario Walnock 6’3” 240, Sr. FS/WR Spencer Cole 6’ 170, So. LB/FB Makei Hubert 5’11” 200, Jr. LB/FB John Mannino 5’8” 205, Sr. DE/OG Tyler Walling 5’10” 235, So. OT David Weekes 6’4” 285, Sr. OLB/WR James Robinson 6’3” 195, Sr. DE/OG Aidan Kromer 5’10” 210, Jr. DE/OG Cody Schucker 5’10” 220. Jr. OLB/RB Owen Baker 5’11” 185, Jr. OLB/TE Kyle Perl 6’1” 205.
What does your offense need to improve on from last year?
We were a run dominant team on Offense last season. Joe Kerbacher has been improving steadily in the off season. He is a dual threat that gives us another dimension. We return a wealth of talent at the skill
Positions (Brandon, Gaycheck, Cruz, Caiazzo, Cole, Russell, and transfer James Robinson). We lost 5 Senior Offensive Linemen. We feel confident with the kids we have to replace them. We stress being fundamentally sound and taking care of the football. We want to be more balanced this year.
What does your defense need to improve on from last year
Defensively we want to improve our tackling. It was an Achilles heal for us last season. We have an experienced core returning in our secondary. Gunkle was the 3rd leading tackler last year at ILB. Sam Nelson is an upcoming Jr. NG who will anchor the DL. We want to play fundamentally sound. Our kids are getting more comfortable with the scheme heading into our second season.
What are your overall thoughts on this years team?
We have a good nucleus of senior leadership. Our kids did an exceptional job in the weight room during the off season. We are looking to replace some key players on both sides of the line. The quicker they gel up front, the tougher we will be. We are looking for consistency.

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