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2020 Team Preview: The Mars Fightin’ Planets @MarsHSFootball @FightnPlanets

Written by: on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020


Mars Fightin’ Planets

Head Coach Scott Heinauer

2019 Season Record 6-5 overall 4-3 section





08-22 Elizabeth-Forward  Elizabeth-Forward (SCR) 10:00 am
08-28 North Hills  North Hills (0-0) 7:30 pm
09-04 Shaler  Shaler (0-0) 7:00 pm
09-11 New Castle  New Castle (0-0) 7:00 pm
09-18 Highlands  Highlands (0-0) * 7:00 pm
09-25 Plum  Plum (0-0) * 7:00 pm
10-02 Armstrong  Armstrong (0-0) * 7:00 pm
10-09 Knoch  Knoch (0-0) * 7:00 pm
10-16 Greensburg-Salem  Greensburg-Salem (0-0) * 7:00 pm
10-23 Indiana  Indiana (0-0) * 7:00 pm
10-30 Hampton  Hampton (0-0) * 7:00 pm

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

Assistant Coaches
Dave Goodworth,
Scott Pfieffer,
Brian Hobaugh,
Mike Hill,
Dave Mayer,
Chris Protho
Dave Kurmemsky,
Andy Bednar,
Mark Murphy,
Greg Engel,
Kent Bloom,

Key Starters Lost 
Michael Carmody,
Dalton Becker,
Joe DeLuca,
Gio Cuzzocrea,
Josh Grell,
Hayden Manning,
Drew Schlegel,
Nick Spotti,
Mitchell Wright

Offensive Starters Returning
Sr. RB Teddy Ruffner 6″0 175,
Sr RB Ben Chizmar 6’1″ 210,
Sr Chase Nesselroad 6’1 210 lbs,
Jr. Qb Quinn Fuller 6’2″ 200lbs,
Jr Wr Zach Schlegel 5″10′ 180lbs

Defensive Starters Returning
Sr. LB Teddy Ruffner 6″0 175,
Sr LB Ben Chizmar 6’1″ 210,
Sr DB Anthony Vargo 6’0″ 190 lbs,
Jr. DB Quinn Fuller 6’2″ 200lbs,
Jr DB Zach Schlegel 5″10′ 180lbs,
Jr DB Evan Thompson 6’0″ 180lbs

Special Team Starters Returning
Jr Eli Wright 5’8″ Pk

Key Newcomers
Sr Jordan Moser,
Jr Remy Crofutt,
Jr Matt Detisch,
Jr Chris Dvorak,
Jr Martin Mowad,

What does your offense need to improve on from last year? *
offensive line from last season and that will be the biggest challenge that this team will have to face as the season unfolds. We will have a lot of young players who will have to learn fast because of not having summer to teach our system. We will have to teach our system on the go. We have to revamp our passing game and running game this coming year. Our team will have to build around the 2 3 year starters in Ruffner and Chizmar.

What does your defense need to improve on from last year *
Our defense will need to improve on our defensive line from last season. we graduated all of our interior defensive lineman. We will have to find a way to replace those players for our defense to be good this year. We do have 2 linebackers back in Ruffner and Chizmar which are 2 players that are the leaders of our defense from last season. We also have a few player who have some experience in the secondary coming back but we have some major rebuilding to do to be a solid defense.

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