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2021 PFN Team Preview: The Knoch Knights @KnochFootball @CoachMowry

Written by: on Friday, June 18th, 2021

 

The Knoch Knights

Head Coach Brandon Mowry

Assistant Coaches
Matt Savannah-Asst HC, RBs, D Coordinator/LBs
Mike Crouch-Offensive Line, Defensive Line, Special Teams Coordinator
Doug Kamer-Offensive Line, Defensive Line
Peyton Maziarz-Wide Receivers & Tight Ends, Outside Linebackers
Steve Scholl-Wide Receivers, Defensive Backs
Connor Shinsky-Offensive Line and Defensive Line Assistant
Josh Johnson-Quality Control

2020 Season Record 0-7

2021 Knoch Knights PFN PAGE

PIAA District 7 – Class AAAA
League: WPIAL 4A Section 2
2021 Schedule:

DATE

OPPONENT

LOCATION

TIME/SCORE

08-21 Beaver Falls  vs. Beaver Falls (SCR) 10:00 am
08-27 Central Valley  vs. Central Valley (0-0) 7:00 pm
09-03 Freeport  vs. Freeport (0-0) 7:00 pm
09-10 Deer Lakes  @ Deer Lakes (0-0) 7:00 pm
09-17 Greensburg-Salem  vs. Greensburg-Salem (0-0) * 7:00 pm
09-24 Armstrong  @ Armstrong (0-0) * 7:00 pm
10-01 Indiana  vs. Indiana (0-0) * 7:00 pm
10-08 Mars  @ Mars (0-0) * 7:00 pm
10-15 Plum  @ Plum (0-0) * 7:00 pm
10-22 Hampton  vs. Hampton (0-0) * 7:00 pm
10-29 Highlands  @ Highlands (0-0) * 7:00 pm

* – denotes league game
(SCR) – denotes scrimmage

Key Starters Lost 
Tyler Buterbaugh-RB/LB
Hunter Roenigk-OL/DL
Eli Reese-OL/DL
Zane Inklovich-CB/RB/Punter
Dalton Reed-OL/DL
Dustin Schlage-OL/DL
Keith Washington-QB/RB/CB

Offensive Starters Returning 
Sr. OG Alex Cotton 6-1, 205
Sr. RB Keagan Fraser 6-3, 210
Sr. FB Luke Goodlin 5-10, 175
Sr. OT Logan Klem 6-2, 245
Sr. RB Gavin McGowan 5-10, 185
Sr. OG Nevin Peart, 5-11, 200
Sr. QB JJ Szebalskie, 5-11, 195
Jr. TE Jake Murphy, 6-1 215
So RB Exzavier Johnson 6-2, 200

Defensive Starters Returning 
Sr. DE Alex Cotton 6-1, 205
Sr. FS Keagan Fraser 6-3, 210
Sr. DL Luke Goodlin 5-10, 175
Sr. DE Logan Klem 6-2, 245
Sr. LB Gavin McGowan 5-10, 185
Sr. LB Nevin Peart, 5-11, 200
Sr. CB JJ Szebalskie, 5-11, 195
Jr. LB Jake Murphy, 6-1 215
So LB Exzavier Johnson 6-2, 200

Special Team Starters Returning
Sr. K Brendan Tristani, 5-11, 170

Our thoughts:

The Knights struggled last season but at time you could see the flashes of something building. They lost a great asset in Tyler Buterbaugh to graduation but Gavin McGowan, Keagan Fraser and Exzavier Johnson will fill that hole nicely. Look for the Knights to make some noise while “defending the Castle.” 

What are your expectations for your team this year? 
We return a core of players that played a lot of snaps during the 2020 campaign, many of them for the first time. The years of experience under the lights will help build a foundation for success in 2021.

When your team is on offense, what are the keys to success? 
We must maintain possession of the ball, move the chains and not commit penalties.

When your team is on defense, what are the keys to success? 
We will need to hold teams in key situations (3rd and long, 2nd medium) and not allow our defense to be on the field as much.

Players we should keep an eye on? 
Keagan Fraser, Exzavier Johnson, Jake Murphy, Nevin Peart, Alex Cotton

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