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2018 Team Previews: Pine-Richland Rams @PRRamsFootball

Written by: on Friday, August 24th, 2018

 

Head Coach: Eric Kasperowicz

Assistant Coaches:
Ryan Lehmeier,
Tim Sasson,
Todd Jochem,
Ed Malinowski,
Andrew Wyzkoski,
Jared Miller,
Jack Neff,
Coleman Mazur,
Brock Baranowski,
Eric Snyder,
Mark Kasperowicz

Team Name: Pine-Richland Rams

2017 Record: 16-0

Key Starters Lost: Phil Jurkovec, Jordan Crawford, Ray Falcone, Kenny White, Jason Defrancisis, Tommy Camino, Jared Marfisi, Parker Boyd, Dawson Goltz, Vittorio Orsini

Offensive Starters Returning: SR H-Back Tyler King, 6-1 230
SR OT Andrew Kristofic, 6’6 275
SR OG Mike Katic, 6’3 285
SR C Mike Dorundo, 6’2 260
JR RB Luke Meckler, 5’10, 175

Defensive Starters Returning: SR LB Anthony Cerminara, 5’10 215
SR LB Tyler King, 6-1 230
SR DT Andrew Kristofic, 6’6 275
SR DT Mike Katic, 6’3 285
SR DT Mike Dorundo, 6’2 260
JR S Luke Meckler, 5’10, 175
SR DE Brendan Eckenrode 6’3 225
JR DB Dylan Stenson 6’1 185

Special Team Starters Returning: JR RET Luke Meckler, 5’10, 175
SR SNAPPER Mike Katic, 6’3 285

Key Newcomers: SR DB Connor Hetzel, 5’10 175
SR WR Shane Cafardi, 5’11 175
SR LB Merrick Miller, 6′ 210
SO OG/DL Miguel Jackson, 6’3 225
JR RB Ryan Geyer, 5’10 185
SR K Mason Pruhs, 6’1 185
JR DE/OG Trent Miller, 6’3 245
SO WR D’Avey Johnson, 6’2 190
SO QB Cole Spencer, 6′ 180
SO WR Luke Miller, 6’1 190

Key Stats: Since 2013, under Coach Eric Kasperowicz the Rams are 53-13 (.803%). The Rams play in Pennsylvania’s largest football classification (4A prior to 2016, and 6A now) and in the state’s toughest football conference. The last 8 WPIAL champions and 7 of the past 8 Western representatives in the State Championship game – including 5 State Champions – have come from our conference.

2018 Offensive Outlook: The success of the PR Offense will depend on how quickly the newcomers at the skilled positions can adjust and adapt to the speed of the game. We will rely heavily on our experienced offensive line.

2018 Defensive Outlook: The 2018 PR Defense will rely heavily on its front 7 returning most of its members. The keys to success for the defensive side of the ball is how quickly the back end can learn and get caught up.

2018 Special Teams Outlook: The special teams units for the 2018 PR Rams will look fairly new. We replace both our place kicker and punter this season. We return our short snapper and one of our returners. Our success will depend on how our new kicker can handle the kickoff and PAT duties.

 

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