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2018 Team Previews: Northwestern Wildcats @NWSD_FOOTBALL

Written by: on Sunday, August 12th, 2018


Head Coach: Mark Brooks

Assistant Coaches: Pat Camp – Oline
Donnie Zarembinski – WR
Cody Krahe – RB
DJ Cartney – DL / JV Head Coach
Tony D’Albora – LB
Jason Foister – DB
Terry Gresh – Asst Line
Scott Richars – Volunteer

Team Name: Northwestern Wildcats

2017 Record: 5 – 5

Key Starters Lost: Killian Cooper QB / CB
Cole Mundkowsky OC
Brogan Stout LT
Aaron Hull RB / FS
Matt Lausher FB / DL
Cooper Wagner LB
Tristan Oliveria WR / CB

Offensive Starters Returning: SR. HB Jeremy Dohanic, 5’6, 162 #17
JR. OT Alex Rimel, 6’2, 271 #57
JR. OL Kevin Gollmer 5’8, 244 #64
SR. WR Dylan Braden 5’7, 152 #88
SOPH. OL Cole Bish 5’8, 240 #51

Defensive Starters Returning: SR. DL Isaac Simitoski 6′, 216 #6
SR. DB Jeremy Dohanic, 5’6, 162 #17
SR. DL Jeff Bish 6′, 207 #44
SR. DB Dylan Braden 5’7, 152 #88
JR. LB Logan Scott 5’8, 175 #16
JR. DL Alex Rimel, 6’2, 271 #57

Special Team Starters Returning: SOPH. K Preston Runser 5’5, 217 Kicker

Key Newcomers: JR. QB Derek Albert 5’9, 145 #1
SOPH. TE/LB Austin Bird 5’10, 170 #21
FR. WR/DB Jordan Dohanic 5’10, 151 #26
SOPH. LB/OL Ryan Simitoski 5’9 190 #52
SR. OL/DL Dylan Lee 5’7 195 #56

Key Stats: Jeremy Dohanic 294 yards rushing 5TDS

Jeff Bish 69 total tackles, 10TFL, 2 sacks, 2 FR, and a safety

Isaac Simitoski 47 total tackles, 5.5TFL, 2.5 Sacks, 2 FF

Logan Scott 49 tackles, 3 TFL

2018 Offensive Outlook: The Wildcats will be looking for contributors to step up at every position on offense. Graduating ground threats Killian Cooper and Aaron Hull accounted for 75% of the Cats rushing offense. Graduates Aaron Hull and Mike Wolf accounted for 68% of the Wildcats receiving yards. Upcoming Senior Jeremy Dohanic will fight to attain the lead back role as he rushed for 294 yards and 5 TDs last season. Junior QB Derek Albert and several other QB’s will compete to replace the schools first ever 1,000 yard rusher + 1,000 passer from last season.

2018 Defensive Outlook: Defense will look to improve against the opponents run game after giving up a lot of big plays on the ground last season. Starting experience returns in the front seven from Jeff Bish, Logan Scott, Isaac Sitoski, Jeff Bish,and Alex Rimel. Jeremy Dohanic may make the move from CB to FS to help solidify the pass defense.

2018 Special Teams Outlook: Preston Runser took over XPT duties part way through last season as a freshman and connected on 5/8 63%. He will look to become more consistent in his 2nd season playing football.

Improving our distance on our kickoffs will go a long way in helping win the field position battle.


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