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2019 Team Previews: Germantown Academy @GAPatriots @GA1759

Written by: on Sunday, July 21st, 2019


2018 Season Record

2019 schedule:





08-23 Springside Chestnut Hill Academy  Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (SCR) 5:00 pm
08-30 Simon Gratz  Simon Gratz (0-0) 2:30 pm
09-07 Bishop McDevitt  Bishop McDevitt (0-0) 3:00 pm
09-14 Father Judge  Father Judge (0-0) 1:30 pm
09-28 Lawrenceville School (NJ)  Lawrenceville School (NJ) (0-0) 2:00 pm
10-04 Hatboro-Horsham  Hatboro-Horsham (0-0) Hatters Stadium 7:00 pm
10-12 Malvern Prep  Malvern Prep (0-0) * 2:30 pm
10-19 Haverford School  Haverford School (0-0) * 1:00 pm
10-26 Springside Chestnut Hill Academy  Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (0-0) * 12:30 pm
11-02 Episcopal Academy  Episcopal Academy (0-0) * 2:30 pm
11-09 William Penn Charter  William Penn Charter (0-0) * 1:30 pm
Head Coach
Matt Dence
Assistant Coaches
Marty Dean
Steve Moll
Rob Campbell
Al Picariello
James Jacobs
Joe Taylor
Kyle Donahue
Jim Samuel
Matt Gorman
Lou Stevens
Key Starters Lost
Elijah Wroten
Justin Wajda
Avery Samuels
Mike McDonough
Gunnar Bogorowski
Time Ruth
Jack Sheridan
Don Ganges
Offensive Starters Returning
Sr Matt Voutsinos 5’10 220 OL
Jr Jeff Decker 6’2 255 OL
So Don Lattanze 6’2 255 OL
So Sean Spinosa 6’2 275 OL
Sr Hans Lillis 6’4 245 TE
Sr Tayshaun Mack 6’4 190 WR
Jr Jerry Griffen-Batchler 5’10 175 WR
Sr Trae Vance 5’10 200 RB
Jr Jordan Longino 6’4 220 QB
Defensive Starters Returning
Sr Seamus Dean 6’3 285 DL
Sr Hans Lillis 6’4 245 DL
Jr Mike Rowan 6’3 230 DL
Sr Luke Strauss 5’11 220 LB
Sr Shane Harkins 6’0 190 DB
Jr Lacey Snowden 5’10 185 DB
So Jake Hsu 6’0 185 DB
So Mike McGhee 5’11 175 DB
Special Team Starters Returning
Jr Lacey Snowden 5’10 185 KR/PR/Holder
Jr Nick Niemynski 6’0 175 K
Jr Kyle Mulbah 6’0 185 P
Jr Jerry Griffen-Batchler 5’10 175 KR
Key Newcomers
Fr Evan Spivey 6’0 185 WR/DB
Fr Aeneas Vance 6’10 185 RB/LB
What does your offense need to improve on from last year?
We need to be more consistent. To do that, we need to stay healthy. I we can, we should be able to move the football well. This is the most talented group of skill kids that I have had in my 8 years at GA. Our OL will be young, but what they may lack in experience, they will make up with athleticism. It should be a fun group to watch grow and develop together.
What does your defense need to improve on from last year
We need to stop the run more consistently. We did that well when we won the Inter-Ac championship (shared with MP) in 2016. The last 2 seasons have seen a drop off from the ability to be consistent run stoppers. If we get back to that form, we should be a solid defensive unit.
What are your overall thoughts on this years team?
I really like our kids. We have had good numbers for our summer training programs. We have also been a tough matchup for teams in our pass game leagues. It is still way to early to give accurate thoughts on what we can be but I think this team is off to a good start.

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