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2017 Team Previews: Charleroi Cougars (7)

Written by: on Friday, August 11th, 2017

 

Head Coach: Donnie Militzer

Assistant Coaches:

Chris Chunko, Mike Fulmore, Akeem Moore,
Nick Militzer, Mike Bundy, Jared Dumm,
Nick Golden,

Team Name: Charleroi Cougars

2016 Record: 5-5

2017 Schedule

Key Starters Lost: Dremar Everette- DL/TE
Brian Burgess- OL/DL
Dylan Sapp- OL/DL
Errict Tedrow- LB
Carter Riskey- LB
Sean Cole- K/P

Offensive Starters Returning: Geno Pellegreni- Jr. QB 6’0″ 175
Dakota Romantino- Jr. WR 5’11” 165
Brayden Mihalcin- So. RB 5’10” 180
Ryan Workman- Sr. WR 6’4″ 185
Travis Lytle- Jr. WR 5’11” 185
Colton Kisner- Jr. OL 5’10” 250
John Vargo- Jr. OL 5’9″ 210
Dom Santini- Sr. OL 5’9″ 215
Michael Polinski- Jr. OL 5’10” 210

Defensive Starters Returning: Geno Pellegreni- Jr. DB 6’0″ 175
Dakota Romantino- Jr. DB 5’11” 165
Ryan Workman- Sr. Safety 6’4″ 185
Hunter Perry- Jr. LB 5’10” 175
Travis Lytle- Jr. LB 5’11” 185
Jake Stefanick- Sr. LB 5’11” 205
Colton Linn- Jr. DE 6’2″ 180
Dom Santini- Sr. DL 5’9″ 215

Special Team Starters Returning:

Key Newcomers: Sr. DB/Athlete Cameron Carter, 6-2, 170
Soph. WR/DB Legend Davis, 5’8″ 165
Soph. WR/DB Evan McGuire, 5’7″ 145
Jr. DE Ian Williams, 5’9″ 200
Fr. OL/DL Jonathan Hughes 6’2″ 260
Sr. LB/RB Sammy Rocca- 5’9″ 160
Soph. LB/RB Dom Pellegrini- 6’0″ 185
Soph. K/P Joey Caruso- 6’0″ 150

Key Stats: – Geno Pellegrini, 1,013 passing yards, 521 Rushing Yards, 17 Total TD’s. Also tied for the team lead in INT’s with 3
– Dakota Romantino- 23 rec, 466 yds, 6 TD’s. Also tied for the team lead with 3 INT’s
– Jake Stefanick- 2nd leading tackler with 86
– Brayden Mihalcin- 611 Rushing yds and 5 TD’s

2017 Offensive Outlook: We return most of our skill players and all have had great off seasons. They understand our spread system. Our speed can cause problems for teams. We also looked to be balanced with and experienced running back and a Dual threat QB. We look to find some physical guys up front to lead the way.

2017 Defensive Outlook: Last year our defense improved tremendously from previous years. We have some key players to replace on defense so we are looking for people to step up. We want to play physical and fast.

2017 Special Teams Outlook: We need to replace 4 year starter and all-conference Kicker/Punter Sean Cole. Sophomore
Joey Caruso got some experience last year and will be relied on this year.

 

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