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2017 Team Previews: Bishop Guilfoyle Marauders (6)

Written by: on Thursday, August 24th, 2017

 

Head Coach: Justin Wheeler

Assistant Coaches:
Joe Thomas,
Pat Leamer,
Pat Irwin,
Mark Baughman,
James Poldiak,
Bret Geishauser,
Chris Brown,
Gabe Walter,
Jordan Plunkett,
AJ Anderson

Team Name: Bishop Guilfoyle Marauders

2016 Record: 15-0

2017 Schedule

Key Starters Lost: Andrew Irwin, Evan Chadbourn, Luke Frederick, Logan McGeary and Josh Trybus

Offensive Starters Returning:
Sr. OT Nick Leamer, 6’2″ 286 pounds,
Sr. C Daniel Ramsey 6’4″ 315 pounds,
Sr. WR/QB Mark Conrad 6’2″ 171 pounds,
Sr. WR/RB Michael Berish 5’9″ 186 pounds,
Sr. Josh Yasulitis 6’0″ 220 pounds

Defensive Starters Returning:
Sr. DT Nick Leamer 6’2″ 286 pounds,
Sr. LB Josh Yasulitis 6’0″ 220 pounds,
Sr. LB John Fanelli 6’1″ 208 pounds,
Sr. DB Mark Conrad 6’2″ 171 pounds,
Sr. DB Michael Berish 5’9″ 186 pounds,
Jr. DB Michael McCall 5’11” 158 pounds

Special Team Starters Returning: Jr. K/P Kolton McGhee 6’0″ 185 pounds

Key Newcomers:
Sr. OL/DL Dominic Georgiana 5’10” 245 pounds,
Sr. LB/RB Luke Wills 5’10” 180 pounds,
Sr. RB./LB Max Sankey 6’2″ 215 pounds,
Sr. TE/DE Chris Wray 6’3″ 211 pounds,
Sr TE/DE Charles Patterson 6’3″ 207 pounds,
Jr. OL/DL AJ Abraham 5’11” 249 pounds,
Jr. Brennan DeLeo 5’9″ 238 pounds,
Jr. OL/DE Bryant Speck 6’2″ 251 pounds,
Jr. WR/DB Daniel Potopa 6’0″ 172 pounds,

Key Stats: The Bishop Guilfoyle Marauders come into the season with a 47 game win streak but will have to replace their QB, RB, TE and a couple of dominant lineman. The Marauders have averaged 95 TDs over the past 3 seasons while only giving up an average of 5 points per game over that time span.

2017 Offensive Outlook: This year’s offense will have a different look replacing several 2 year starters at the skilled positions, but projected starter Mark Conrad is poised to have a monster year. He combines his 6’2″ frame with a 4.53-40 yard dash time and has an incredibly strong arm. In 2 starts last year, Mark went 20 of 24 for 420 yards and 4 TDs. Carrying the load on the ground will be several players including Michael Berish, Josh Yasulitis, John Fanelli, Max Sankey, & Luke Wills – this group has some serious speed and power. This year’s Oline will be Huge again. They will average 6’2″ 275 pounds

2017 Defensive Outlook: The Marauders return 3 DBs and 3 LB’s this year and will rely on their overall team speed to shut opponents down. Nick Leamer ( 47 game 3 year starter) will anchor the DL and several key newcomers on the Dline could have big seasons.

2017 Special Teams Outlook: With Jr. All-American K/P Kolton McGhee ( who has several P5 offers already) returning the special teams should be solid

 

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