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2021 PFN Team Preview: The Danville Ironmen @Go_Ironmen @MBrennan79 @Dblocksections @IronmenFball

Written by: on Wednesday, August 11th, 2021


Danville Ironmen PFN Page

Head Coach Mike Brennan


Assistant Coaches
Roy Dennis,
BJ Farrow,
Mike Gurski,
Marty Palm,
Brian Raup,
Jeremy Winn

2020 Season Record 9-2

2021 Schedule





08-21 North Schuylkill  @ North Schuylkill (SCR) 10:00 am
08-27 Mifflinburg  @ Mifflinburg (0-0) * 7:00 pm
09-03 Midd-West  vs. Midd-West (0-0) * 7:00 pm
09-10 Lewisburg  @ Lewisburg (0-0) * 7:00 pm
09-17 Loyalsock  @ Loyalsock (0-0) Kenneth M Robbins Stadium 7:00 pm
09-24 Central Columbia  vs. Central Columbia (0-0) * 7:00 pm
10-01 Montoursville  vs. Montoursville (0-0) * 7:00 pm
10-08 Mount Carmel  @ Mount Carmel (0-0) The Silver Bowl 7:00 pm
10-15 Jersey Shore  @ Jersey Shore (0-0) Thompson Street Stadium 7:00 pm
10-22 Shamokin  vs. Shamokin (0-0) 7:00 pm
10-29 Southern Columbia  vs. Southern Columbia (0-0) 7:00 pm

* – denotes league game
(SCR) – denotes scrimmage


Key Starters Lost
KJ Riley,
Ian Persing,
Jagger Dressler,
Brady Hill
Tyler Simas,
Gabe Erdly,
CJ Outt

Offensive Starters Returning
Sr. OT Colin Findura, 6’8″ 255,
Sr. OG Gabriel Benjamin, 5’10” 190,
Soph. C Justin Kutcher, 6’2″ 265,
Jr. WR Carson Persing, 5’9″ 175,
Soph. WR Hayden Winn, 6’3″ 180,
Jr. TB Ty Stauffer, 5’9″ 185, Jr.

Defensive Starters Returning
Jr. LB Mason Raup, 5’11” 195,
Sr. LB Gabriel Benjamin, 5’10” 190,
Soph. DL Justin Kutcher, 6’2″ 265,
Jr. CB Carson Persing, 5’9″ 175,
Sr. CB Jack Smiley, 5’9″ 165,
Jr. FS Zach Gordon 6’0″ 185

Special Team Starters Returning
Jr. LS Mason Raup 5’11” 195,
Jr. KR/PR Carson Persing 5’9″ 175

Key Newcomers
Jr. QB Zach Gordon, 6’0″ 185,
Soph. RB/WR Aaron Johnson, 5’9″ 170,
Soph. OG Joe Shipe, 5’11” 195,
Sr. OT/TE Jesse Davis, 6’1″ 190,
Jr. OT Declan Aikens, 6’1″ 240,
Jr. LB Cade Cush, 5’9″ 165,
Soph. LB Bronson Krainak, 5’10” 185,

What are your expectations for your team this year?
To play more physical on the offensive and defensive lines. To have our returners become leaders and embrace their new roles. To have our newcomers become committed to the program and improve every week.

When your team is on offense, what are the keys to success?
We must run the football more consistently. We must become more physical and more polished on the offensive line. We must mature and develop big play guys at RB and develop depth at WR. And we must fill the void left by the graduation of KJ Riley.

When your team is on defense, what are the keys to success?
Become great run stoppers along the defensive line. We also must develop players and depth at OLB.

Players we should keep an eye on?
Jr. WR/DB Carson Persing,
Jr. LB/RB Mason Raup,
Jr. QB/FS Zach Gordon,
Sr. LB Gabriel Benjamin,
Jr. RB Ty Stauffer,
Soph. C/DL Justin Kutcher,
Soph. WR/OLB Hayden Winn,
Sr. OT Colin Findura, Sr. DB Jack Smiley

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