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2020 Team Preview: The Liberty Hurricanes @LIBERTYATHCLUB @LibertyHigh @CoachTrubyLHS

Written by: on Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

 

Liberty Hurricanes

Head Coach John Truby

Assistant Coaches

Dave Brown: Offensive Coordinator /OL

Matt Hagelgans: Defensive Coordinator /DB

Chad Gruver: QB

Bob Pietrobon: WR

Ted Street: WR

Joe Wooten: RB

Jeremy Shuler: LB/TE

Bob McLaughlin: DL

Levi Brown: DL

 

2019 Season Record  3-7

2020 Schedule

DATE

OPPONENT

LOCATION

TIME/SCORE

10-03 Easton  vs. Easton (0-0) 7:00 pm
10-09 Bethlehem Catholic  vs. Bethlehem Catholic (1-0) 7:00 pm
10-16 Northampton  @ Northampton (0-0) 7:00 pm
10-23 Nazareth  vs. Nazareth (1-0) 7:00 pm
10-31 Bethlehem Freedom  @ Bethlehem Freedom (0-0) 1:00 pm

Returning Starters

Sander Sahaydak Sr. K

Kareem Morrison Sr. Slot/S

Jack Rothenhausler Sr. P/MLB/H-Back

Alijah Cannon Sr. WR/DB

Jaiden Canada Sr. RB/DB

Austin Leibensperger Sr. OL/DL

Messiah Johnson Sr. OL/DL

Lance Priestas Sr. OL/DL

Donovan Thomas Sr. OL/DL

Rondell McNeil Sr. TE/LB


Key Newcomers

Byron Haydt Sr. QB

Peyton Carson Jr. QB

Jonathan Ahner Jr. WR/LB

Keegan Corr Jr. WR/S

Kyndred Wright Jr. RB/LB

Niko Vazquez Jr. OL/DL

Karim Brice So. WR/DB

Anthony Sarkozy Jr. OL/DL

Dustin Tocci Sr. OL/DL

Antonio “Izzy” Ramos So. H-Back/LB

Hunter “Chubz” Landes Jr. OL/DL

Tyshawn Jack Jr. WR/DB


1st Team Offense                                                                                                                                                

#7 Byron Haydt Sr. QB

#28 Jaiden Canada Sr. RB

#9 Jack Rothenhausler Sr. H-Back

#85 Rondell McNeil Sr. TE

#10 Karim Brice So. Slot

#80 Tyshawn Jack Jr. WR

#21 Alijah Cannon Sr. WR

#69 Lance Priestas Sr. LT

#74 Donovan Thomas Sr. LG

#60 Dustin Tocci Sr. C

#72 Anthony Sarkozy Jr. RG

#61 Messiah Johnson Sr. RT


1st Team Defense

#61 Messiah Johnson Sr. 9 Tech

#69 Lance Priestas Sr. 3 Tech

#67 Dominic Colon Jr. Nose

#51 Brennan McKeown Jr. 5 Tech

#9 Jack Rothenhausler Sr. Mike

#85 Rondell McNeil Sr. Sam

#22 Kyndred Wright Jr. Will

#21 Alijah Cannon Sr. R Corner

#28 Jaiden Canada Sr. L Corner

#13 Keegan Corr Jr. F. Safety

#5 Kareem Morrison Sr. S. Safety


Special Teams 

#1 Sander Sahaydak Sr. K/FG

#9 Jack Rothenhausler Sr. P

#7 Byron Haydt Sr. Holder

#35 Nick Boyle Jr. LS

#12 Jovonnie Nunez Sr. Returner

#28 Jaiden Canada Sr. Returner

#10 Karim Brice So. Returner


What does your offense need to do to improve from last year?

Two Points: Be more consistent. Last year, we had good moments, but we didn’t execute most of the time. Mental toughness is needed to execute an offense, and we need more of that. Trust the plan. This is the third Offensive Coordinator in 3 years, and Coach Brown is doing a great job. We see more buy-in then we got last year from the guys, but last year was tough for our offense. If these guys have confidence and trust, we will be good. 

 

What does your defense need to do to improve from last year?

It would be tough to improve from last year’s defense. They were solid across the board. Two areas to improve would be shutting down 4th quarter drives. Getting off the field in the 4th quarter was an issue, and maybe the only problem I can think of. Having a killer instinct to shut down an opponent in the 4th quarter is vital this year. We are replacing some big names in our LB core from a year ago, that will be an area that we are watching. I like the guys that are stepping in, but they don’t have a lot of varsity experience. 

 

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