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2017 Team Previews: Frazier Commodores (7)

Written by: on Sunday, July 16th, 2017


Head Coach: Mike Steeber

Assistant Coaches: Zach Keefer, DC
Craig Kordich
Brian Gates
Rocco Vargo
Mike Shannon
Buck Marietta
Steve Toth

Team Name: Frazier Commodores

2016 Record: 5-6

2017 Schedule

Key Starters Lost: Damon Lovis, Tyler Girvin, Dalton Kmetz, Josh Cox, Chris Pierce, Brennan Raygor, Michael Mickey, Nick Stark, Zane Wychoff, Chad Koltiska, Logan Muzina

Offensive Starters Returning: Sr. OL Harry Johnson, 5-11, 270
Sr. OL Jimmy Kulwicki, 5-11, 300
Sr. WR JD Celaschi, 6-0, 170
Sr. WR Brandon Lovis, 5-11, 170
Jr. RB George Smalich, 6-0, 185
Sr. FB Ryan Toth, 5-10, 215

Defensive Starters Returning: Sr. DB Corey Roebuck, 6-0, 180
Sr. WR JD Celaschi, 6-0, 170

Special Team Starters Returning: Sr. RETURNER JD Celaschi, 6-0, 170
Sr. HOLDER Corey Roebuck, 6-0, 180

Key Newcomers: Jr. OL/DL Nick Zelesnik, 6-2, 250
Sr. HB Lane Rice, 6-2, 220
Sr. TE/LB Trevor Griffith, 6-1, 200
Jr. QB/WR Julian Muccioli, 6-1, 175
Jr. RB/LB Trevor Moon, 6-0, 180
So. LB Shane McGavitt, 5-10, 210
Fr. WR/CB Colton Arison, 5-10, 165

Key Stats: JD Celaschi returns as a leading receiver having 41 receptions, 647 yards, 6 TDs in his junior year.

Corey Roebuck returns had 53 total tackles from safety in his junior year.

Harry Johnson will be a three year starter on the offensive line in his senior season.

Frazier has made the WPIAL playoffs each of the past 6 years and played in the WPIAL semifinals in 2015 with a loss to Clairton.

2017 Offensive Outlook: The Commodores graduated a QB, RB, and 2 WRs. Replacing the skill players and finding the new personality early in the year will be important for the Commodore offense. The Commodores also graduated 3 offensive lineman, but return Jimmy Kulwicki and Harry Johnson to lead the new faces.

2017 Defensive Outlook: The Frazier defense lost numerous starters but do return two starters in Corey Roebuck and JD Celaschi and a number of other players with Friday night experience. Experienced players leading the transition into 2017 will be important.

2017 Special Teams Outlook: Finding a replacement for Josh Cox as Kicker/Punter and Damon Lovis,returner will be important for success on special teams.


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