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2019 Team Previews: Pottsville Crimson Tide @PAHSathletics @mcgeoy11

Written by: on Friday, August 2nd, 2019

 

2018 Season Record
7-5

2019 Schedule: https://pafootballnews.com/pottsville-crimson-tide/

DATE

OPPONENT

LOCATION

TIME/SCORE

08-17 Mount Carmel  Mount Carmel (SCR) 10:00 am
08-17 Northwestern Lehigh  Northwestern Lehigh (SCR) 10:00 am
08-23 Hazleton  Hazleton (0-0) 7:00 pm
08-30 Wyomissing  Wyomissing (0-0) 7:00 pm
09-06 Muhlenberg  Muhlenberg (0-0) 7:00 pm
09-13 Crestwood  Crestwood (0-0) 7:00 pm
09-20 Interboro  Interboro (0-0) South Avenue Sports Complex 7:00 pm
09-27 Tamaqua  Tamaqua (0-0) * 7:00 pm
10-04 Lehighton  Lehighton (0-0) * 7:00 pm
10-11 Jim Thorpe  Jim Thorpe (0-0) * 7:00 pm
10-18 Blue Mountain  Blue Mountain (0-0) * 7:00 pm
10-25 North Schuylkill  North Schuylkill (0-0) * 7:00 pm
Head Coach
Tom McGeouy
Assistant Coaches
Jake Wartella, Rusty Yost, Rob Shaffer, Jamie O’Brien, Pete Kalinich, Pete McDonald, Tony Barone
Key Starters Lost
Parker Zimerofsky OG/DT, Josh Hamilton C, Justice Minor RB, Bryce Dragna LB, Jacob Roos WR/DB, Corey Holobetz TE/Longsnapper, Jimmy Doyle DT, Aiden Stanton FS
Offensive Starters Returning
8
SR QB Damon Yost 5-9, 165, SR RB Kevin DiCello 5-9 170, JR RB Bobby Walchak 6-1, 190, SR OT Chris Wallace 6-5 240, SR OG Jack Kalinich 5-11 250, SR OG Reese Kokitus 5-11 210 WR Kevin Schenk 6-6 185, WR Mason Barnes 6-1 165
Defensive Starters Returning
6
SR DE Nate Robison 6-1 210, SR LB Lucas Drum 6-1 195 JR LB Bobby Walchak 6-1 190 SR DT Chris Wallace 6-5 240, SR Mason Barnes CB 6-1 165 SR Kevin DiCello SS 5-9 170
Special Team Starters Returning
(2)
So Raeff DiCello Kicker, SR Addison Mullins Returner
Key Newcomers
JR Adam Stock C/NG 6-3 280, SO Raeff DiCello WR/DB 5-8 160 JR Justin McClure RB/DB 5-9 160,
What does your offense need to improve on from last year?
We have a very deep and veteran group of skill players returning for the 2019 season. If we can build off the success we had last year, especially through the air, we can have an explosive offense. Across the line we have to replace two very good linemen, but with three multiple year starters coming back, hopefully they can gel together quickly.
What does your defense need to improve on from last year
Defensively our skill player depth should be fine. At Linebacker we have 2 returning starters and a third LB who has plenty of experience, we just have to find some good backups. Across the line we again have to replace some good players, but I think we have some guys who are up to the challenge.
What are your overall thoughts on this years team?
We lose our long-snapper of 3 years, but return our place kicker Raeff DiCello who came on strong at the end of last year. Also returning is our top return man Addison Mullins. We also have plenty of athletes to fill out our special teams, which should make our special teams a weapon for us this season.

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