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2018 Team Previews: Pittsburgh Central Catholic @PCC_FOOTBALL

Written by: on Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

 

Head Coach: Terry Totten

Assistant Coaches:

Dave Fleming- Defensive Coordinator
Steve Bezila- Offensive Coordinator
Perry Hills- Quarterbacks
John Vaughan- O-line
Jim Wehner- Running Backs
Tony Colaizzi- Wide Receivers
Ron Fuchs- Special Teams/D-Line
Rob Modero- Linebackers/JV Head Coach
Byron Dovales- Strength Coach/OL/DL
David Cook- Defensive Backs
Mike Kennedy- Football Operations

Team Name: Pittsburgh Central Catholic Vikings

2017 Record: 10-3

Key Starters Lost: Troy Fisher- QB Lafayette
David Green- FB/DL Pitt
Khalil Weathers- DB Penn
Anthony Young- OL Howard
Josh Trautman- OL Dayton
Liam Slattery- LB Tufts
Cam Laconi- WR/DB Mercyhurst
Chase McCorkle- DB
Terran Moore- DL/Allegheny

Offensive Starters Returning: Dontre Jones- JR RB 5’8″ 195
Gavin Thomson- SR WR/DB 6′ 180
Liam Kearney- JR OL 6’2″ 255
Connor Rust- SR OL 6’2″ 285
Kyros Thorpe- JR RB 5’11” 165
Matt Altsman- JR OL 6′ 255

Defensive Starters Returning: Brian Dallas- SR DE 6’3″ 225
A’meer Allen- JR DT 6’3″ 250
A’maar Allen- JR DE 6’3″ 245
Rich Tillman- SR DT 6’2″ 320
Elliot Morgan- SO DT 6’2″ 230
Gus Sunseri- JR LB 6′ 180
Gavin Thomson- SR FS 6′ 180
Dom Dodson- SR LB/CB/SS 6′ 185

Special Team Starters Returning: Jon O’Palko JR K/P 5’10” 155
Tucker Dunn SR LS 6’2″ 270

Key Newcomers: Dom Pieto JR QB
Luke Robson- JR RB/WR
Brett Mushnok- JR OL
AJ Beatty- JR TE/DE
Anthony Difolco- SR LB
Matt Schmitt- SO WR
Eric Benson- SO WR/LB
Jahmaine Hatten- JR DB
Sharrod Lindsey- JR WR
Marco Marchionda- SR WR
Nick Navarro- SR WR

Key Stats:

2018 Offensive Outlook: First priority is the quarterback position. Need to find a replacement for 3-year starter Troy Fisher. Rising Senior Vinny Tassari, Juniors Dom Pieto, Gus Sunseri and Ian Kendall, along with Sophomores Alex Arledge and Adam O’brin will compete throughout the summer/camp for the battle. Running backs Ky Thorpe, Luke Robson, Dontre Jones should provide stability in the backfield. Returning 3 starters and 4 offensive lineman with experience should help the offense. Receiving corps has experience with Gavin Thomson returning. Looking to fill 1 or 2 positions with Seniors Marco Marchionda and Nick Navarro. Keep an eye on sophomore Matt Schmitt who has looked good all summer long in 7/7 competition. The vikings will try to balance the run game with a developing passing game.

2018 Defensive Outlook: The defense returns basically the front 5 and will be key to success. Standouts Bryan Dallas, Elliot Morgan, Rich Tillman and both A’meer and A’maar Allen should provide pressure on the QB with a strong presence stopping the run. Look for Gus Sunseri to play a factor on both sides of the ball as a returning OLB. Anthony Difolco, Luke Harris and others should provide stability in the linebacker group. The secondary will look to replace 3 starters lost. Gavin Thomson, Dom Dodson provide great senior leadership for that group.

2018 Special Teams Outlook:

 

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