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2020 Team Preview: The Honesdale Hornets @HHSHornets_FB @ConnorSchmitt

Written by: on Saturday, July 11th, 2020

 

Honesdale Hornets

Head Coach Paul Russick

Assistant Coaches
Joe Kosciuk
Jim Ludwig
Jon Gillow
Josh LoBasso
Rob Pryal
Dan Patrisso
Gordy West
Jeff Kent
Josh Burkavage

2019 Season Record  2-8

2020 Schedule

DATE

OPPONENT

LOCATION

TIME/SCORE

08-22 Pittston  Pittston (SCR) Charley Trippi Stadium 10:00 am
08-28 Wallenpaupack  Wallenpaupack (0-0) Hornets Stadium 7:00 pm
09-04 Abington Heights  Abington Heights (0-0) * Hornets Stadium 7:00 pm
09-11 North Pocono  North Pocono (0-0) * Trojan Stadium 7:00 pm
09-18 Riverside  Riverside (0-0) Hornets Stadium 7:00 pm
09-25 Scranton  Scranton (0-0) Valor Field at Scranton Memorial 7:00 pm
10-02 Western Wayne  Western Wayne (0-0) * Sharkey-Rossetti Complex 7:00 pm
10-09 Scranton Prep  Scranton Prep (0-0) Hornets Stadium 7:00 pm
10-16 Valley View  Valley View (0-0) * John Henzes Veterans Memorial 7:00 pm
10-23 Greater Nanticoke Area  Greater Nanticoke Area (0-0) Hornets Stadium 7:00 pm
10-30 West Scranton  West Scranton (0-0) * Valor Field at Scranton Memorial 7:00 pm

BOLD – denotes home game
* – denotes league game
(SCR) – denotes scrimmage

Key Starters Lost
Luke Bancroft
Jimmy Ludwig

Offensive Starters Returning
Peter West Sr QB 5’10 170lbs,
Connor Schmidt Jr RB 5’11 190
Jake Orrick Sr FB 5’7 190
Brady Carmody SR TE 6’0 225
Geoff Johnson Sr OL 6’2 220
Kane Rogers Sr OL 6’2 215
Jordan DeGroat Sr OL 5’11 225
Brad Bennett Jr OL 6’2 295
Josh Clark Jr OL 6’4 260

Defensive Starters Returning
Sam Deron Sr DE 6’5 255l
Kane Rogers Sr DE 6’2 215l
Kyle Hanson Jr DT 6’2 275l
Jakob Burlein Sr LB 5’11 205
Conor Schmidt Jr LB 5’11 190
Nate Hendrickson Sr DB 5’10 160

Special Team Starters Returning
None

Key Newcomers
Johnny Kauffman So QB/DB 6’0 200
Issac Carmody So WR/DB 5’10 170
Braden McLaughlin So RB/WR/DB 5’9 160
Jake Mundy So RB/DB 5’9160 lbs, CJ Hinton So RB/LB 5’10 180

What does your offense need to improve on from last year?
A new coaching staff in place and although a limited winter/spring we had great a turnout in the weight-room. How quickly we can adapt to change will be the key to our success this season. 9 returning starters should help as we put a new offense in place. Peter West is returning at QB (800 yards passing) and Connor Schmidtt at RB (700 yards rushing) will be expected to lead the offense on the field as we find a more balanced run-pass offense.

What does your defense need to improve on from last year
Similar to offense, how quickly we can learn the new scheme will be important. Running to the football, creating turnovers and tackling is extremely vital to our success on defense.

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