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PAC-10

BOYERTOWN BEARS

Head coach: George Parkinson, first season at Boyertown (12-34 in four seasons at St. Pius X).

Last year: 5-4 PAC-10, 7-4 overall.

Pottsgrove’s Mike Fowler runs a drill during training camp practice. (John Strickler/The Mercury)
Pottsgrove's Mike Fowler runs a drill during training camp practice. (John Strickler/The Mercury)

Offense: WR-Dalton Hughes (Sr., 6-0, 170), TE-Anthony Borzillo (Sr., 5-7, 210) and Justin Siejk (Sr., 6-1, 190); T-Alex Beidler (Sr., 5-11, 245) and Mike Banks (Jr., 6-3, 310); G-Shawn O'Donnell (Sr., 5-10, 230) and David Stahl (Sr., 6-0, 240); C-David Terry (Jr., 6-0, 240); QB-Lawrence Garnett (Jr., 6-1, 189); RB-Mike Murphy (Sr., 6-0, 185) and Hunter Vogels (So. 5-9, 160).

Defense: E-Mitch Warriner (Sr., 5-10, 210) and Gregg Harvey (Jr., 6-0, 205); T-Stahl and Banks; NG-Beidler; LB-Will Scholl (Sr., 6-0, 200) and Borzillo; CB-Hughes, Dan Heller (Jr., 5-9, 150) and Chris Berry (So., 5-9, 145); S-Siejk, Murphy and Vogels.

Special teams: K-Elijah Giorgio (Sr., 5-11, 165); P-Andrew Bill (Sr., 6-1, 210).


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Did you know?

Elijah Giorgio's 34 PATs last season were one shy of Aaron Sassaman's school record, set in 2010.

METHACTON WARRIORS

Head coach: Paul Lepre, fifth season, 23-21.

Last year: 6-3 PAC-10, 7-4 overall.

Spring-Ford quarterback Brandon Leacraft (9) throws a pass during training camp practice. (John Strickler/The Mercury)
Spring-Ford quarterback Brandon Leacraft (9) throws a pass during training camp practice. (John Strickler/The Mercury)

Offense: WR-Dylan Feaster (Jr., 6-2, 165) and Dan Casey (Sr., 6-2, 160); TE-Gil Price (Jr., 6-3, 215); T-Luke Miller (Sr., 5-10, 205) and Ryan Hoehl (Sr., 6-2, 200); G-Jake Keim (Sr., 6-0, 230) and Shuajb Nuredini (Sr., 5-8, 210); C-Justin Bossard (Sr., Jr., 6-2, 220); QB-Conner Derrickson (Sr., 5-11, 165); RB-Akeem Walcott (Sr., 5-11, 185), Louis Cotteta (Sr., 5-7, 170), Griffin Bilicic (Jr., 5-9, 165) and Donte Thomas (Sr., 5-9, 160); FB-Nick Nwankwo (Sr., 6-1, 200).

Defense: DL-Hoehl, Bossard, Keim, Nurendini, Miller and Dylan Henry (So., 5-8, 135); LB-Nwankwo, Price and Jake Wright (Sr., 6-1, 200); CB-Cotteta, Bilicic and Thomas; S-Walcott and Feaster.

Special teams: K-Matt Kenwood (So. 6-0, 160), P-Nwankwo.

Did you know?

Methacton scored a school-record 343 points last year, shattering the previous mark of 265 set in 2000.

OWEN J. ROBERTS WILDCATS

Head coach: Tom Barr, 18th season, 107-94.

Last year: 3-6 PAC-10, 3-9 overall.

Offense: SE-Tony Thomas (Sr., 6-1, 180); TE-Conner Mitchell (Jr., 6-2, 187); T-Jack Heft (6-3, 310) and Eric LeVan (So., 6-5, 270); G-Will Dawson (Sr., 6-1, 200) and Chris Honicker (Sr., 6-0, 178); C-Luke Torrens (Sr., 6-1, 241); QB-Mitch Bradford (Jr., 5-8, 165); TB-Brad Kinckner (Sr., 5-8, 160); FB-Bill Scherfel (Jr., 5-7, 200); WB-Anthony Buehler (Jr., 5-8, 165).

Defense: E-Dawson and Honicker; NG-Kolten Hainsey (Sr., 6-3, 285); LB-Rayquan Stewart (Jr., 5-10, 170), Mitchell, Scherfel and Chris Krumenacker (Jr., 5-11, 210); CB-Kinckner and Tony Thomas (Sr., 6-1, 160); S-Bradford and Nick Thomas (Sr., 5-11, 165).

Special teams: K-Matt Dinnocenti (Jr., 5-9, 135); P-Dan Hughes (Sr., 5-11, 175).

Did you know?

Owen J. Roberts head coach Tom Barr was a reserve running back on Penn State's 1982 national championship football team.

PERKIOMEN VALLEY VIKINGS

Head coach: Scott Reed, 11th season, 63-49.

Last year: 7-2 PAC-10, 10-3 overall; District 1-AAAA semifinalist.

Perkiomen Valley football players participate in tackling drills during training camp practice. (Kevin Hoffman/The Mercury)
Perkiomen Valley football players participate in tackling drills during training camp practice. (Kevin Hoffman/The Mercury)

Offense: WR-Taiyir Wilson (Sr.,6-3, 225) and Liam Grande (Sr., 6-1, 180); TE-Darrell Philpot (6-4, 283); T-Andrew Narducci (Sr., 5-10, 202) and Seth Jonassen (Sr., 6-3, 285); G-Anthony Rohrbach (Jr., 6-4, 250) and Dan Roh (Sr., 6-3, 260); C-John Tittle (Jr., 5-11, 250); QB-Stephen Sturm (So., 6-1, 165) and Bobby Pagel (Sr., 6-4, 190); RB-David Williams (So., 5-9, 155), Ryan O'Donnell (Sr., 5-11, 180), Michael Holland (Sr., 6-1, 155) and Ronnie Arch (Jr., 5-9, 170).

Defense: T-Jonassen and Wilson; NG-T.J. Foley (Jr., 5-9, 180); LB-Arch, O'Donnell, Brett Capabianco (Sr., 6-1, 180), Sean Sedgewick (Sr., 5-7, 182) and Philpot; CB-Holland and Grande; S-Williams.

Special teams: K/P-Garrett Patla (So., 5-8, 145) and Michael Weir (Fr., 5-6, 117).

Did you know?

Perkiomen Valley senior Liam Grande, a baseball standout for the Vikings, competed in the prestigious East Coast Professional Showcase July 30-Aug. 2 at Syracuse, N.Y.

PHOENIXVILLE PHANTOMS

Head coach: Evan Breisblatt, first season at Phoenixville (10-20 in three seasons at Pequea Valley).

Last year: 4-5 PAC-10, 4-9 overall; District 1-AAA quarterfinalist.

Offense: WR-Mike Ciaverelli (Sr., 6-0, 170), Brenn Myers (Sr., 6-3, 170) and Tom Hammaker (Sr., 5-9, 150); T-Dave Rosati (Sr., 6-1, 295), John Miller (Fr., 6-1, 265) and Calvin Lydon (Jr., 6-0, 290); G-Zach Gallow (Sr., 6-3, 235), Jason Waltman (Sr., 5-9, 205), John Dueber (Sr., 5-9, 175) and Mike Vargo (Jr., 5-9, 185); C-Cory Bird (Jr., 5-9, 190); QB-Ian Brown (Jr., 5-9, 165), RB-Matt Palubinsky (Jr., 6-3, 200), Dylan Harris (Sr., 5-11, 185), Damien Davido (Sr., 5-10, 150) and Johnavin County (So.).

Defense: E-Matt Branch (So., 6-0, 190) and Harris; T-Rosati and Lydon; LB-Gallow, Waltman, Myers, Kyle Bennick (So., 5-7, 160), Dueber and Melvin Obando (Jr., 5-6, 165).; CB-Hammaker, Brown and Davido; S-Palubinsky and Civarelli.

Special teams: K/P-Miguel Ramirez (Jr., 5-5, 150) and Obando.

Did you know?

80 years ago, the 1934 Phoenixville team went 9-0-0, outscoring its opposition 226-15.

POPE JOHN PAUL II GOLDEN PANTHERS

Head coach: Rory Graver, first season.

Last year: 1-8 PAC-10, 1-9 overall.

Offense: WR-Jared Lupold (Sr., 6-0, 180) and Ryan Kormos (So., 6-0, 170); TE-Jake Hennessey (Sr., 6-2, 215); T-Darren Gregory (Sr., 6-2, 240) and Aidan Everly (Sr., 6-3, 235); G-Davide Debias (Jr., 5-10, 205) and Joe Greenawald (Sr., 6-1, 215); C-Michael Collins (Sr. 6-0, 190); QB-Matt Mesaros (Sr., 6-3, 210) and Matt Duff (Jr., 5-10, 180); RB-Chase Lynch (Sr., 5-10, 185), Tyler Nugent (Sr., 5-10, 180), Andrew Salvo (Jr., 5-8, 165) and Michael Frazier (Sr., 5-8, 190).

Defense: DL-Gregory, Greenwald, Everly, Hennessey, John Guzik (Sr., 6-0, 215), A.J. Delewski (So., 6-0, 205) and Liam Locerky (So. 6-0, 205): LB-Collins, Debias, Ricky D'Aquilante (Jr., 5-10, 205), Nugent, Lynch, Joe Kelly (So., 6-1, 185) and Nick Yerger (So. 5-8, 160); DB-Mesaros, Lupold, Nicky Kelly (Sr., 6-1, 175), Duff, Dougherty, Salvo, Frazier.

Special teams: Undecided.

Did you know?

Rookie Pope John Paul II head coach Rory Graver was the starting quarterback at Plymouth-Whitemarsh from 2002-03.

POTTSGROVE FALCONS

Head coach: Rick Pennypacker, 26th season, 203-85-3.

Last year: 9-0 PAC-10, 11-1 overall; PAC-10 champion, District 1-AAA semifinalist.

Offense: WR-Mike Fowler (Sr., 6-0, 174); TE-Kysan Harrow (Sr., 5-10, 184); T-Patrick Finn (Sr., 6-3, 252) and Jake Adams (Jr., 6-2, 274); G-Brandon Drozda (Jr., 6-1, 271) and Mike Gantert (Jr., 5-9, 167); C-Matt Wasniewski (Jr., 5-9, 193); QB-Deyon Doctor (Jr., 6-2, 160) and Torin Verdone (Sr., 6-0, 160); RB-Devon Fink (Sr., 5-7, 150) and Tyrell Barr (Jr., 5-3, 144); FB-Wyatt Porter (Jr., 5-11, 185) and Madison Kelsey (Jr., 5-9, 208).

Defense: E-Jared Ludy (Sr., 5-11, 194) and Harrow; T-Finn and Adams; NG-Wasniewski; LB-Porter and Kelsey; CB-Fowler and Barr; S-Doctor and Fink.

Special teams: K-Garrett Bleakley (Jr., 5-9, 193); P-Fowler.

Did you know?

Pottsgrove senior lineman Patrick Finn brought home the silver medal at 285 pounds in last year's PIAA Class AAA Wrestling Tournament.

POTTSTOWN TROJANS

Head coach: Don Grinstead, second season, 1-11.

Last year: 1-8 PAC-10, 1-11 overall.

Offense: WR-Aaron Diamond (Fr., 6-1, 165), Danny Sinclair (Jr., 5-9, 160); TE-Nyles Rome (So., 5-10, 195); T-Clayton Mitchell (Sr., 6-0, 215) and Michael Walker (Jr., 5-11, 285); G-Alex Humma (Sr., 5-9, 225) and Keeland Warren (Sr., 5-10, 225); C-Jimmi Zazzi (Jr., 5-9, 225); QB-Gary Wise (Sr., 6-1, 190); RB-Brandon Tinson (Jr., 5-10, 175) and Bryant Wise (Jr., 5-8, 160).

Defense: DL-Humma, Mitchell, Zazzi and Ernest McCalvin (So., 5-8, 185); LB-Warren, G.Wise, B.Wise and Rome; CB-Diamond and Antone Beam (Sr., 6-0, 180); S-Tinson.

Special teams: K/P-Tyler Keefer (Sr., 6-1, 160).

Did you know?

Trojans quarterback Gary Wise, running back/safety Brandon Tinson and running back/linebacker Bryant Wise are cousins.

SPRING-FORD RAMS

Head coach: Chad Brubaker, fifth season, 41-11.

Last year: 8-1 PAC-10, 10-3 overall: District 1-AAAA quarterfinalist.

Offense: WR-Danny Matthews (Sr., 5-10, 170) and Brandon Barone (Sr., 5-8, 150); TE-Bryce Rhodenbaugh (Sr., 6-3, 195); T-Zach Dorsey (Sr., 6-2, 275) and Nate Schoeck (Sr., 6-3, 255); G-Alex Nagy (Jr.), Matt Rice (Jr.) and Joe Goul (6-0, 245); C-Zach Smiley (Sr., 5-9, 230); QB-Brandon Leacraft (Sr.); RB-Trey Jarmon (Sr., 5-9 165); ATH-Stone Scarcelle (So., 6-1, 175).

Defense: E-Brendan Zimmie (Sr.), Rice, Jeremiah Ndjalie (Jr.), Joe Campbell (Jr.) and Dan Kelchner (Jr.). T-Tim Rudderow (Jr., 6-0, 220), Dorsey and Smiley; LB-Tim Vu (Sr., 5-7, 180), Steve Rice (Jr., 5-11, 175) and Connor Crawford (Sr., 5-10, 175); CB-Barone and Jarmon; S-Zach Hare (Sr., 5-10, 160), Bobby Welsh (Jr., 5-11, 180) and Scarcelle.

Special teams: K-Owen Gulati (Jr., 5-7, 170); P-Scarcelle.

Did you know?

Spring-Ford is 32-8 over the past three seasons, the winningest three-year stretch in the program's 59-year history.

UPPER PERKIOMEN INDIANS

Head coach: Tom Hontz, first season.

Last year: 1-8 PAC-10, 1-9 overall.

Offense: WR-Wyatt Brumm (Sr., 5-10, 175) and Jake Pirri (Sr., 5-10, 176); TE-Owen Leister (Sr., 5-11, 190); T-Mitch Fretz (Sr., 6-1, 248) and Dylan Croissette (Jr., 5-11, 203); G-Cole Fryer (Fr., 5-10, 216) and Mahlon Schaffer (Jr., 6-0, 248); C-Dustin Derstine (Jr., 5-7, 170); QB-Zeke Hallman (So., 6-2, 160); RB-Mike Felix (Jr., 5-10, 175) and Somky Akpanonu (Sr., 5-10, 208).

Defense: DL-Schaffer, Fretz and Sylvester Inyang (Jr., 6-1, 241); LB-Pirri, Croissette, Akpanonu, Jake Votta (Jr., 5-10, 185) and Tyler Whary (Fr., 5-11, 186); DB-Austin Bittenbender (Jr., 5-10, 156), Brumm and Felix.

Special teams: P-Brumm; K-Hallman.

Did you know?

First-year Upper Perkiomen head coach Tom Hontz was an assistant on the Indians' 1997 PAC-10 co-championship team, which went 8-1 in league play and 10-2 overall.

BERKS FOOTBALL LEAGUE SECTION 1

DANIEL BOONE BLAZERS

Head coach: Bill Parks, third season, 6-14.

Last year: 3-4 Berks Football League Section 1, 4-6 overall.

Offense: WR-Shayne Bookwalter (Sr., 6-2, 180) and John Charles (Sr., 6-3, 175); TE-Adam Carr (Sr., 6-0, 185); T-Austin Haring (Sr., 6-1, 210) and Connor Johnson (Sr., 6-4, 250); G-Tylor McGrann (Sr., 5-7, 245) and Sage Moyer (Sr., 5-7, 245); C-Jared Gaspari (Jr., 5-10, 190); QB-Nick Hughes (Jr., 6-2, 188); RB-Jon Passifione (Sr., 5-9, 210), Paul Galanti (Sr., 5-7, 170) and Cinque Ramsey (Jr., 5-11, 200).

Defense: Haring and Ramsey; T-Darius Hinton (Sr., 6-2, 225) and Johnson; LB-Carr, Passifione and A.J. Spagnoletti (Sr., 6-1, 205); CB-Chris Ford (Sr., 5-10, 180) and Galanti; S-Bookwalter and Hughes.

Special teams: K/P-Drew Kresge (Jr., 5-10, 195).

Did you know?

Jon Passifione was credited with a team-high 80 tackles for the Blazers last year, including 10 for loss.

— Compiled by Darryl Grumling