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2018 Team Previews: Philipsburg-Osceola Mounties @CoachMcGonigal

Written by: on Sunday, August 12th, 2018

 

Head Coach: Brian McGonigal

Assistant Coaches:

Roy Warlow, Steve Rusnak, Andy Bowen, Jeff Johnson

Team Name: Philipsburg-Osceola Mounties

2017 Record: 1-9

Key Starters Lost: Brandon Anderson, Matt Johnson, Josh Bryan, Josh Hubler, Brandon Kephart, Keagen Perks, Jordan Smith, Kyle Taylor

Offensive Starters Returning: Bubba Slogosky Sr. QB
Landon McDonald Sr. LB/WR
TJ Thompson Sr. WR/S
Dylan Yastro Sr. OL/DL
James Bryan Sr. OL/DL
Micah Martin Sr. RB/DL
Tanner Arnold Sr. C
Tyler Anderson Sr. OL

Defensive Starters Returning: Landon McDonald Sr. LB/WR
TJ Thompson Sr. WR/S
Dylan Yastro Sr. OL/DL
Micah Martin Sr. RB/DL
Nick Keith Sr. DB

Special Team Starters Returning:

Key Newcomers: Cody Beauseigneur SO. RB/LB
Aaron Depto So. TE/LB
Ryan Whitehead So. QB/S
Jeremy Whitehead Fr. QB/TE/S

Key Stats: QB Bubba Slogosky returns for his senior season having thrown for over 1200 yards passing and 8 TD’s. TJ Thompson and Landon McDonald return at the WR spot with lightning fast speed and great catching ability.

2018 Offensive Outlook: The Mounties need to run the football to take some pressure off of our QB’s. We need to make the first defender miss and obviously we need the OL to work hard in the trenches and get a push. If we can get the running game going, that will allow us to get our passing game going and spread the ball around to our talented group of receivers.

2018 Defensive Outlook: We need to be more aggressive on defense. We gave up too many big plays in 2017 and a lot of it was to being out of position or poor tackling. We will be working on flying to the ball and gang tackling as we head into the season.

2018 Special Teams Outlook: New kicker Aaron Parks brings a strong leg to the PO Mountie Football Team. He will be playing soccer and football this season. He has looked really good punting and kicking for us so far. Hopefully, his strong leg can flip the field for us this season.

 

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