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2018 Team Previews: Avonworth Antelopes @AvonworthFB @MrMurrayAPC

Written by: on Monday, July 23rd, 2018


Head Coach: Duke Johncour

Assistant Coaches:
Michael Murray,
Brody Zangaro,
Mike Mancuso,
Barry Johncour,
Gary Zangaro,
Vince Bevilacqua

Team Name: Avonworth Antelopes

2017 Record: 4-6

Key Starters Lost:
JJ Igims,
Brennan Neidhardt,
Dmitri Bocchino,
Alex Osborn,
Joey Bevilacqua

Offensive Starters Returning:
Sr. WR Turner Grau, 6’3 187
Sr. QB Derek Johncour, 6’2 177
Sr. OL Ryan Felter, 6’2 245
Sr. OL Patty Gannon, 6’1 190
Jr. RB Jax Miller, 6′ 176
Jr. RB Jordan Rapp, 6′ 183
So. OL Stephen Ezar, 5’11 191

Defensive Starters Returning: Sr. LB Nick Weiser, 6’2 191

Sr. DB Turner Grau, 6’3 187
Sr. DL Ryan Felter, 6’2 245
Jr. LB Jake Horigan, 6’1 182
Jr. LB/DB Jay Miller, 6′ 176
Jr. DB Ethan Syam, 5’8 157
Jr. DB Andrew Tedesco, 5’8 155
So. DB Drew Harper, 6′ 183

Special Team Starters Returning: Sr. K Jason Novasal, 6’3 190

Key Newcomers:
Sr. LB Benny Calloway, 5’10 174
Jr. LB Park Penrod, 6’2 180
So. LB Trevor Faulkner, 6’3 190

Key Stats: Returning Offensive Leaders

Passing: Derek Johncour – 163/284, (57.3% Comp), 1,949 Yds., 194 Yd/Game, 14 TDs

Rushing: Jax Miller – 36 Att., 174 Yds., 4.83 Yd/Carry, 4 TD

Receiving: Turner Grau – 60 Rec, 963 Yds., 16.05 Yd/Rec, 107 Yd/Game

Returning Defensive Leaders

Total Tackles – 83, Jake Horigan

Solo Tackles – 52, Jake Horigan

Assisted Tackles – 32, Nick Weiser

Sacks – 5, Nick Weiser

TFL – 10, Nick Weiser

INT – 6, Ethan Syam

Forced Fumbles – 5, Drew Harper, Jax Miller, Nick Weiser

Fumble Recoveries – 3, Nick Weiser

2018 Offensive Outlook: We have been a consistent winner and playoff contender for the last several seasons under Coach Duke Johncour. In order to keep that tendency moving forward going into the 2018 season, we are looking to get the ball in all of our play makers hands on the offensive side. Our offense will be led by returning All-Conference QB-WR duo Derek Johncour and Turner Grau. We are also looking to get Ethan Syam, Drew Harper, Jax Miller, Andrew Tedesco, Jake Horigan among others heavily involved in our offensive attack. With 3/5th of the Offensive Line returning, led by SR. Ryan Felter and Patty Gannon, we are looking for another great year of keeping our QB upright and clean.

2018 Defensive Outlook: We made major strides under 2nd year Defensive Coordinator Brody Zangaro in 2017. We have 8 starters returning on this side of the ball, which had 26 takeaways in only 10 games played in 2017, something that we stress a lot during the offseason and season play. Leading the way in the turnover battle were FS Ethan Syam (6 INT) LB Nick Weiser, LB Jax Miller, and SS Drew Harper (5 FF each). Additionally, we stressed being very tough in the Red Zone. As a result, in conference play, we were 2nd in scoring defense to only Steel Valley, the WPIAL AA Runner-Ups. With other experience players such as DL Ryan Felter, LB Jake Horigan, CB Andrew Tedesco, and CB Turner Grau returning, we are looking forward to a strong defensive year.

2018 Special Teams Outlook:


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