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2020 Team Preview: The Mechanicsburg Wildcats @GoMechanicsburg

Written by: on Thursday, August 20th, 2020

 

Mechanicsburg Wildcats

Head Coach Anthony Rose

Assistant Coaches
Gary Cottingham,
Clay McAllister,
Kirk Bordlemay,
Jeff Costello,
Mike Berry,
Mike Glinatsis,
Scott Livingston,
Ken Smith,
Josh Hinkle,
Joe Crocenzi

2019 Season Record 6-5 (Including playoffs)

2020 Tentative Schedule 

DATE

OPPONENT

LOCATION

TIME/SCORE

09-11 Red Land  vs. Red Land (0-0) * 7:00 pm
09-18 Northern York  @ Northern York (0-0) 7:00 pm
09-25 West Perry  vs. West Perry (0-0) 7:00 pm
10-02 Shippensburg  @ Shippensburg (0-0) 7:00 pm
10-09 Greencastle-Antrim  vs. Greencastle-Antrim (0-0) 7:00 pm
10-16 Susquehanna Township  @ Susquehanna Township (0-0) * 7:00 pm
10-23 Waynesboro  vs. Waynesboro (0-0) 7:00 pm
10-30 East Pennsboro  vs. East Pennsboro (0-0) 7:00 pm

Key Starters Lost
Brando Aristy (OT/DT),
Keegan Neill (RB/S),
Will Hoover (WR/CB),
Jakub Heirman (OG/DT),
Bailey Branoff (LB)

Offensive Starters Returning
Micah Brubaker (QB) Sr., 6’2, 185 lbs.
Caleb Brubaker (WR) Sr. 5’11, 180 lbs.
Taylor Shearer (WR) Sr. 6’0, 180 lbs.
Nick Morrison (WR) Sr. 5’11, 170 lbs.
Hoyt Lechthaler (OT) Sr. 6’2, 215 lbs.
James Nguyen (OG) Sr. 5’11, 225 lbs.
Ben Grill (OT) Jr. 5’10, 210 lbs.
Cedar Brill (C) Jr. 5’11, 225 lbs.

Defensive Starters Returning
Tyree Morris (DE) Sr. 6’5, 227 lbs.
Caleb Brubaker (S/LB) Sr. 5’11, 180 lbs.
Taylor Shearer (S) Sr. 6’0, 180 lbs.
Nick Morrison (CB) Sr. 5’11, 170 lbs.
Evan Wilkins (LB) Sr. 5’10, 185 lbs.
Hoyt Lechthaler (DE) Sr. 6’2, 215 lbs.
Dominic Zeno (LB/DE) Sr. 5’11, 210 lbs.

Special Team Starters Returning
Nick Morrison (K/P) Sr. 5’11, 170 lbs.
Connor Catalano (LS) Sr. 6’0, 235 lbs.
Taylor Shearer (KR) Sr. 6’0, 180 lbs.
Key Newcomers *
Mike Jones (OT/DT) Jr. 6’5, 230 lbs.
Sam Geraty (OT/DE) Jr. 6’2, 225 lbs.
Marlon Aristy (LB) Jr. 6’1, 215 lbs.
Sam DeLuca (WR/DB) Jr. 6’1, 185 lbs.
Glenn Robinson (RB/LB) Jr. 5’11, 210 lbs.
Talbot Reed-Jaquay (OG/DT) Jr. 6’5, 325 lbs

What does your offense need to improve on from last year?
Last year we were a big play offense, with quick strike ability. We will be very similar in that regard this season as we have a lot of speed and athleticism at our skill positions. The main thing we need to work on is being more efficient on 3rd down, and converting those opportunities as often as possible. I would also like to see us continue to work on putting together longer, sustained drives where we are able to work the clock a bit more in our favor.

What does your defense need to improve on from last year
Overall we had a very solid year defensively last year. The primary area that we need to focus on getting better at is stopping the running game of our opponents. While we did improve significantly in this area last season, it is something that we are going to continue to emphasize moving forward.

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