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2015 Team Previews – Pittsburgh Central Catholic (7) Big School Team #1

Written by: on Friday, September 4th, 2015

 

Head Coach:   Terry Tottencentral_catholic_a

Team Name: Pgh. Central Catholic Vikings 

2014 Record: 11-2

2015 Schedule

Key Starters Lost:

OFFENSE- WR JP Petrishen PSU, TE Graham Adomitis PRINCETON, C Eric McAllister WEST POINT, LG Brandon Quinn

DEFENSE- DT Rich Ryan HARVARD, LB Bryan Glover EMU, LB Cullen Buckley, DB Joe Tindal TEMPLE, DB JP Petrishen PSU.

Offensive Starters Returning: 

TB #22 Vinnie Emanuele, 

WR #3 Damar Hamlin 6’1″ 187 (UCLA, PITT, MIAMI, OHIO ST., PENN ST, NOTRE DAME, VIRGINA TECH, AMONG OTHERS), 

QB #14 Mike Navarro 6′ 180. 

LT #73 CJ Thorpe 6’4″ 305 (PENN ST, MARYLAND, PITT, VIRGINA, TENNESSEE, WVU, AUBURN, WISCONSIN),

C #53 Donovan Slater 6’3″ 285, 

RG #58 Mike Zigmond 5’11” 265. 

WR #7 Gunner Frerotte 5’10” 180.

Defensive Starters Returning:

DT #85 Rashad Wheeler 6’3″ 282 (BC, BG, ILLINOIS, MARYLAND, PITT, PENN ST, WVU, VIRGINIA, RUTGERS, TOLEDO)

DT #51 Kurt Hinish 6’2″ 280 (TOLEDO)

LB #32 David Adams 6’2″ 230 (PITT, PSU, NEBRASKA, UNC, TEMPLE, VIRGINIA, VT, CINCINNATI, SYRACUSE, WVU, LOUISVILLE, MARYLAND)

LB #2 Ron George 6’1″ 195 (TEMPLE, TOLEDO, ODU, MIAMI OH, YSU, VIRGINIA

DB #24 Bricen Garner 6’2″ 175 (committed to PITT)

WR/DB#3 Damar Hamlin 6’1″ 187 (UCLA, PITT, MIAMI, OHIO ST., PENN ST, NOTRE DAME, VIRGINA TECH, AMONG OTHERS), 

FS #8 Ron Jones 6′ 175 (committed to Toledo)

Key Newcomers: 

WR/DB #15 Jake McKee 5’8″ 178 SR.

QB (??) Troy Fisher 6’2″ 205 SO.

RG (??) Jake Hinish 6’2″ 260 JR.

DE (??) David Green 6′ 225 SO.

DB Braxton Swann #22 6’1 180 SR.

RB Justice Evans (??) JR 5’9″ 170

D1 (FBS & FCS) Prospects:

DAMAR HAMLIN, RON JONES, RON GEORGE, BRICEN GARNER, CJ THORPE, KURT HINISH, JAKE HINISH, RASHAD WHEELER, DONOVAN SLATER, DAVID ADAMS, BRAXTON SWANN, TROY FISHER, GUNNER FREROTTE, JAKE MCKEE, DAVID GREEN all either have D1 or FCS offers..

2015 Outlook:

Offense:

The offense will once again revolve around the running game, new wrinkles put in place after a successful off season will be key for the Vikings run through the year. Look for the ball to be spread in the hands of Hamlin, jones, George, Emanuele, Frerotte, and Garner. Utilizing the play action pass to keep defenses honest will help with their balance. 

Defense:

Status quo for the #1 overall defense from 2014. Look for the Vikings to mix up coverages with a very talented defensive back field, ,mixing in blitzes and stunts up front will continue to bring the heat on opposing offenses. The chain gang is looking toward another championship run

Special Teams:

The Vikings will look to continue their tradition of turning punt returns and kick returns into an extra offensive play. Last year they had multiple block punts and over 15 special teams TD’s. 

 

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