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2019 Team Previews: Portage Mustangs @PAStangFootball

Written by: on Friday, August 9th, 2019


2018 Season Record

2019 Schedule:





08-17 Tussey Mountain  Tussey Mountain (SCR) 10:00 am
08-23 Blacklick Valley  Blacklick Valley (0-0) * 7:00 pm
08-30 North Star  North Star (0-0) * 7:00 pm
09-06 Windber  Windber (0-0) * 7:00 pm
09-13 Berlin-Brothersvalley  Berlin-Brothersvalley (0-0) * Snyder Sports Complex 7:00 pm
09-20 Shade  Shade (0-0) * 7:00 pm
09-28 Ferndale  Ferndale (0-0) * 1:00 pm
10-04 Conemaugh Township  Conemaugh Township (0-0) * Indians Stadium 7:00 pm
10-11 Meyersdale  Meyersdale (0-0) * 7:00 pm
10-19 Conemaugh Valley  Conemaugh Valley (0-0) * 1:00 pm
Head Coach
Gary Gouse
Assistant Coaches
Jeremy Burkett, Marty Slanoc, Mike Fox , Brandon Vocco, Brady Ratosky,
Key Starters Lost
Albert Koeningsberg , Cole Sossong , Dominic Davis , Owen Falvo,
Offensive Starters Returning
Returning offensive starters- Connor Price –SR. – QB , Mitchell Miko-SR.-OT , Nick DeMatties – SR. –OG, Seth Georg SR.- RB , Jacob Irvin – SR. – OT
Defensive Starters Returning
Returning defensive starters- Connor Price-SR.. –CB , Gabe Forst-SR..-FS, Ian Thrower- SR-LB , Jacob Irvin –SR. –DT, Seth Georg –SR- LB
Special Team Starters Returning
Returning Special Teams – Conner Price –Punter , Kick Off Return- Scott Berardinelli-JR Punt Return- Connor Price – JR.
Key Newcomers
Tyler Spaid -SR. – CB-RB, Isaac Wiggins -SR. -C , Jackson Kozlovac -JR. -WR-CB, Scott Berardinelli-JR.- FB-DE,
Marcus Douglas -JR- TE-DE, Josh Morgan-JR.-TE-DE, Jake Popish-JR. – C-DT , Cory Sossong-JR. – RB.-LB,
Payton Zaten-JR-WR-CB, Kaden Claar-SO- WR-CB, Ian Koval-JR.-OT-DE, Jonathan Wolford-SO-RB-LB, Koby Kargo-QB-DE, Oren Heilder -SO-RB-CB
What does your offense need to improve on from last year?
We need to be more efficient with our play action passing game. Connor Price will be back as the QB for the third year and he brings a lot to the table. His ability to run and throw should help the offense to move the ball. We have a good group of running backs in Seth Georg, Gabe Forst, Scott Berardinell, Tyler Spaid, Jonathan Wolford, Corey Sossong.
What does your defense need to improve on from last year
We need to do a better job with stopping the big play. We must do a much better job tackling as a team. We have two big tackels in Mitchell Miko 6-4 -275 and Jake Irvin 6-0 -265 that will help the front. The line backers are a good group back in Seth Georg , Ian Thrower and Cory Sossong. The secondary return Gabe Forst and Connor Price a long with Payton Zatek.
What are your overall thoughts on this years team?
The Mustangs have a good group of players that gained a lot of experience from last season. We need to stay healthy and improve with each practice. We have the ability to have an outstanding season. We have been working hard getting ready for camp. The coaches really like the effort that we have seen all summer. Like all high school football teams, we as coaches must find the right players to fit into the spots that were left vacant by the seniors that graduated.

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