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PIAA Class 6A State Championship Preview: St. Joeseph’s Prep vs Central York @SJPrep_Football @centralyorkFB

Written by: on Friday, November 27th, 2020

 

 

The Skinny (strengths, weaknesses, the stars):  

For The Hawks:

St. Joe’s Prep highlights star power all over the field. Every unit boasts players with multiple power five offers. Led by Ohio State commit Kyle McCord on offense and the Trotter brothers on defense, the 5-0 Red Hawks have yet to be tested, blowing out every opponent, including impressive trouncings of La Salle College Prep, Archbishop Wood, and Souderton in the PIAA semi-final. You’d be hard-pressed to find a weakness on this Hawks team.

For Central York:

This is the first time the Panthers of Central York have made it to the show.  Central York is led by QB Beau Pribula, a Penn State commit.  He’s pitched the pigskin for 1,885 yards and 31 scores.  His dual threat ability has permitted him to tally 10 TDs on the ground also.  Judah Tomb is his favorite receiver with 39 grabs for 733 yards and 12 touchdowns.  RB Isaiah Sturgis has over 600 yards and 7 TDs.  The defense is led by the tremendous tackling trio of Seth Griffiths, Jack Smith, and Carter Glassmyer.  The Panthers are averaging 53 points a game while only giving up an average of 9.  The Hawks average 45 points and their first team defense do not give up much at all.

The Hawks Offensive Plan:

St. Joe’s Prep’s offense causes mismatches for opposing defenses all over the field. If it isn’t McCord slinging it to receivers Marvin Harrison Jr. (Ohio State commit), Sahmir Hagans (Duke commit), or Malik Cooper (Temple commit), running back Noble House is running it down the defenses’ throats.

The Hawks Defensive Plan:

Linebackers Jeremiah (Clemson commit) and Josiah Trotter are already in the backfield as the ball is snapped and the Hawks bulky defensive line is filling all the gaps. This defense will dare the opponent to try to throw the ball downfield, but with such a nasty pass rush, opposing quarterbacks and receivers have little time to make reads and get open.

Central York Offensive Plan:

Get rid of those “first time here butterflies” fast. No time to be awestruck as the Prep will have you looking back and scratching your backside if you don’t get in the game right away. A heavy dose of protection for Pribula to find his receivers. Getting Tomb in space is going to be the key. He’s got speed, but does he have that “beat out FBS prospects” speed?

Central York Defensive Plan:

Much the same, no time to get used to being in the title game.  The Panthers will need to play fast, aggressive defense and try to get to McCord without overlooking the gaping holes the offensive line for the Hawks make for their stable of running backs, all while covering Marvin Harrison Jr and Samir Hagans. If ever there was a need to play a perfect game, this would be the time.

Starting Lineups:

Head Coach: Gerald Yonchiak                              Head Coach: Tim Roken

Central York .. St Joseph’s Prep
OFFENSE OFFENSE
# Name Pos Ht Wt Gr # Name Pos Ht Wt Gr
1 Beau Pribula QB 6 3 205 11 6 Kyle McCord QB 6-3 205 SR
8 Isaiah Sturgis RB 5 9 180 12 21 Nobel House RB 6-0 180 SR
13 Kyle Fontes TE 6 4 220 12 70 Brad Harris OT 6-4 270 JR
4 Judah Tomb WR 6 1 190 12 74 Julian Cervantes OG 6-0 268 SO
11 Taylor Wright WR 6 2 180 12 51 Maximus Fished C 5-11 240 SR
20 Parker Hines WR 6 0 185 10 78 George Teinhard OG 6-4 275 SO
73 Josh Gaffney LT 6 4 320 12 65 Alex Treadway OT 6-3 265 JR
54 Ethan Cramer LG 6 0 215 12 8 Marvin Harrison Jr WR 6-4 200 SR
70 Lake Hinderer C 5 8 260 12 16 Malik Cooper WR 5-9 165 SR
55 Justin Kane RG 6 0 250 12 2 Sahmir Hagans WR 5-10 175 SR
66 Logan Becker RT 6 0 250 12 82 Cade Rooney TE 6-3 230 SR
61 Mike Campbell FB 5-10 190 SR
DEFENSE DEFENSE
7 Seth Griffiths DE 5 9 190 12 35 Matt Dumond DE 6-1 220
6 Trenton Dunnick DE 6 2 220 11 41 Noah Klick DE JR
66 Logan Becker DT 6 0 250 12 10 Nick Yagodich DT 6-4 240 SR
2 Cole Luckenbaugh OLB 5 11 175 12 72 Matt Robak DT JR
3 Keelan Stroman OLB 5 8 170 12 31 Trey Doyle LB 5-11 205 SR
9 Jack Smith ILB 6 0 210 12 40 Josiah Trotter LB SO
10 Carter Glassmyer ILB 6 1 200 11 54 Jeremiah Trotter LB 6-2 210 SR
4 Judah Tomb SS 6 1 190 12 29 Keenan Nelson Jr CB
11 Taylor Wright-Rawls FS 6 2 180 12 18 Zavier Atkins CB 5-10 185 SR
19 Victor Pena C 5 10 170 12 3 Julian Talley S 5-9 177 SR
26 Jahmar Simpson C 5 8 175 12 19 David Watson S 5-0 170
SPECIAL TEAMS Special Teams
Cole Luckenbaugh K 48 Antonio Chadha K/P JR
Keelan Stroman Holder
Beau Pribula Punter

 

How They Got to Hershey

 

2020 St. Joseph’s Prep Hawks Schedule

OVERALL LEAGUE HOME AWAY STREAK
5-0 3-0 3-0 2-0 W5

DATE

OPPONENT

TIME/SCORE

10-10 River of Life Christian Academy  vs. River of Life Christian Academy (0-1) W 41-24
10-17 La Salle College  vs. La Salle College (5-1) * W 38-14
10-31 Archbishop Wood  @ Archbishop Wood (3-3) * W 52-6
11-07 Roman Catholic  @ Roman Catholic (1-4) * W 42-0
11-21 Souderton  vs. Souderton (7-1) (SP) W 51-43
11-28 Central York  vs. Central York (10-0) (SP) 8:00 pm

2020 Central York Panthers Schedule

OVERALL LEAGUE HOME AWAY STREAK
10-0 5-0 3-0 7-0 W10

DATE

OPPONENT

TIME/SCORE

09-18 Red Lion  vs. Red Lion (5-2) * W 37-16
09-25 Dover Area  @ Dover Area (1-5) W 51-0
10-02 South Western  @ South Western (2-5) * W 56-3
10-09 Spring Grove  vs. Spring Grove (4-3) * W 47-0
10-16 Northeastern  @ Northeastern (1-6) * W 70-0
10-23 Dallastown  vs. Dallastown (1-5) * W 75-7
10-30 Central Dauphin  @ Central Dauphin (5-1) (P) W 42-15
11-06 William Penn  @ William Penn (7-1) (P) W 48-21
11-14 Delaware Valley  @ Delaware Valley (5-2) (SP) W 49-27
11-21 McDowell  @ McDowell (7-1) (SP) W 37-21
11-28 St. Joseph's Prep  @ St. Joseph’s Prep (5-0) (SP) 8:00 pm

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