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2019 Team Previews: Palisades Pirates @Pirates_FB @PSDAthletics

Written by: on Sunday, August 4th, 2019


2018 Season Record

2019 Schedule:





08-17 William Allen  William Allen (0-0) 10:00 am
08-23 Palmerton  Palmerton (0-0) * 7:00 pm
08-31 Wilson Area  Wilson Area (0-0) * 1:30 pm
09-06 Northwestern Lehigh  Northwestern Lehigh (0-0) * 7:00 pm
09-13 Catasauqua  Catasauqua (0-0) * 7:00 pm
09-20 Southern Lehigh  Southern Lehigh (0-0) * 7:00 pm
09-27 Notre Dame-Green Pond  Notre Dame-Green Pond (0-0) * 7:00 pm
10-04 Bangor  Bangor (0-0) * 7:00 pm
10-11 Northern Lehigh  Northern Lehigh (0-0) * 7:00 pm
10-19 Pen Argyl  Pen Argyl (0-0) * 1:30 pm
10-25 Saucon Valley  Saucon Valley (0-0) * 7:00 pm
Head Coach
Ramie Moussa
Assistant Coaches
Garrett Bisbing – Offensive Coordinator
Daniel Caffrey- Defensive Coordinator
Bobby Smith – Linebackers/Special Teams
Tom Brader – Quarterbacks
Eric Miller – DB’s/WR’s/Special Teams
Bob Shoemaker – Offensive/Defensive Line
Key Starters Lost
Ethan Brader – Muhlenburg/All Time School Leading Rusher
Trey Gretzinger – Millersville/2nd in School Rushing behind Brader
Ben Scoggin – Harvard
Offensive Starters Returning
JR. Marcus Yearwood – WR
SO. Kyle McGrath – WR
JR. Mason Smeland – RB – Started multiple games in Gretzinger’s absence. Averaged 9.5yds a carry
JR. Austin Winters – OL/DL started on both sides as a sophomore
Defensive Starters Returning
JR. Marcus Yearwood – DE
Special Team Starters Returning
SR. Gus Yocum – KR/PR will also play WR/CB
SR. Zach Shoemaker – K
Key Newcomers
JR. Tom Salva – WR/DB
JR. Ben Haubert – MLB/RB
SR. Joe Worthington OL/DL
SO. Liam Riexinger OL/DL
JR. Zach Smith – QB/S
SO. Nick Petrillo – WR/S
What does your offense need to improve on from last year?
We lose the first and second leading rushers in school history in Ethan Brader and Trey Gretzinger, they’re going to be difficult to replace. Our goal is to focus on us, the 2019 Palisades Pirates. We are working hard to find an identity of our own.
What does your defense need to improve on from last year
Again, the sentiment is to focus on the 2019 Palisades Pirates. We are following one of the most successful classes in Palisades history, and are working hard everyday to keep the tradition at Palisades.
What are your overall thoughts on this years team?
We are replacing 7 starters on offense and 10 on defense, with a small 2020 senior class we will be a young football team. The kids have been working extremely hard this off-season and adapting to the coaching change every day. We have shifted our focus to taking things one day at a time. We are looking forward to week 1.

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