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2021 PFN Team Preview: The Archbishop Wood Vikings @EGardner53 @WoodFootball @MattWalp @EmmanuelSia2

Written by: on Thursday, August 26th, 2021

 

Archbishop Wood Vikings

Head Coach Matt Walp

PIAA District 12 – Class AAAAAA
League: Philadelphia Catholic League – Red

@woodfootball

PFN Rank: #2

Assistant Coaches
Leo Plenski,
Dave Armstrong,
Chris Knott,
Andreas Sideris,
Gene McAleer,
Brandon Brown,
Kyle Yeiter,
Dave Heying

2020 Season Record 3-4

2021 Schedule

DATE

OPPONENT

LOCATION

TIME/SCORE

08-21 Imhotep Charter  vs. Imhotep Charter (SCR) 11:00 am
08-27 Neshaminy  @ Neshaminy (0-0) Harry E. Franks Stadium 7:00 pm
09-04 Neumann-Goretti  vs. Neumann-Goretti (0-0) 12:00 pm
09-10 Cheltenham  @ Cheltenham (0-0) Cheltenham HS Stadium 7:00 pm
09-18 Malvern Prep  @ Malvern Prep (0-0) at Franklin Field 1:00 pm
09-25 St. John's (DC)  vs. St. John’s (DC) (0-0) 1:00 pm
10-01 Roman Catholic  vs. Roman Catholic (0-0) * 7:00 pm
10-08 Father Judge  @ Father Judge (0-0) * 6:00 pm
10-15 St. Joseph's Prep  vs. St. Joseph’s Prep (0-0) * 7:00 pm
10-29 La Salle College  @ La Salle College (0-0) * 7:00 pm

* – denotes league game
(SCR) – denotes scrimmage

What are your expectations for your team this year?
Our expectations are to compete for the top spot in the PCL and contend for the State Playoff spot

When your team is on offense, what are the keys to success?
Our keys to success are having the numbers from the weight room translate onto the field. We need to establish dominance from our big guys up front.

When your team is on defense, what are the keys to success?
If our dline plays behind the LOS and allows our Lbs to play free, we will be successful

Key Starters Lost
Kael Costello,
Shane Collier,
Cardel Pigford,
Ryan D’Ambra,
Rob Jackson

Offensive Starters Returning
Sr Wr/Db Andrew Mchugh 6’ 175,
Sr Ol/Dl Mason Yacovelli 6’3 285,
jr Ol/Dl Cole Evans 6’2 300,
r Ol/Dl Eric Gardner 6’1 245,
Jr Ol/Dl Tyrese Whitaker 6’3 245,
Jr Rb James Bermudez 5’10 190,
Sr Fb/Lb Ricardo Delgado 6’0 220

Defensive Starters Returning
Sr Wr/Db Andrew Mchugh 6’ 175,
Jr Ol/Dl Eric Gardner 6’1 245,
Jr Ol/Dl Tyrese Whitaker 6’3 245,
Sr Fb/Lb Ricardo Delgado 6’0 220,
Sr Wr/Db Emmanuel Sia 5’10 175,
Sr Fb/Lb Johnny Pergine 5’11 225,
Jr TE/Lb Semaj Bridgeman 6’3 225

Special Team Starters Returning
Andrew McHugh,
Emmanuel Sia are the return men

Key Newcomers
Jr Te/Dl Markus Dixon 6’5 230,
Fr K Leo Ricci 6’0 150,
Jr Ol/Dl Colby Stebbins 6’4 300,
Sr Wr Gilbert Kinsey 6’4 185,
So Ronnie DiPietro 6’2 195,
Sr David Piotrowski 6’1 185,
Sr Ol/Dl CJ Quesada-Rivera 6’4 300,
Jr Rb/Db Ryan Wilson 6’1 195
Jr Wr/Db, Ryder Zulkowski,
Jr Te/Lb Khadir Rowe 6’2 200

Players we should keep an eye on?
Mason Yacovelli, Andrew McHugh,
Eric Gardner, Semaj Bridgeman,
Tyrese Whitaker, Johnny Pergine,
Cole Evans, James Bermudez

 

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