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2017 Team Previews: Hempfield Area Spartans (7)

Written by: on Sunday, August 20th, 2017

 

Head Coach: Rich Bowen

Assistant Coaches: Rusty Firestone
Nick Keefer
Tim Keefer
Steve Miller
Randy Walters
Ray McCanna
Jason Ross

Team Name: Hempfield Area Spartans

2016 Record: 5-6

2017 Schedule

Key Starters Lost: Bussy Remaley – C – DE (Robert Morris)
Jake Hoffner – LB – (Wagner)
Anthony LeDonne – G – DT (Cal U of PA)
Jordan Kempka – RB
Clark Pederson – WR – DB
Kendrick Wells – LB
Braden Bubarth – T
John Ryan – DT
Cam Heltebran – G

Offensive Starters Returning: Justin Sliwoski – SR. QB 6’3 – 195
Braden Brose – SR. TE – 6’4 – 235
Conner Walters – SR. WR – 5’11 – 180
Nick DiAndreth – SR. WR – 5’6 – 165
Isaiah DiAndreth – SR. WR/RB – 5’7 – 175
Derrick McFadden – SR. WR – 5’11 175

Defensive Starters Returning: Braden Brose – SR. LB 6’4 235
Brock Barnhart – SR. LB 5’9 220
Derrick McFadden – SR. DB 5’11 175
Zack Sieg – SR. DB 5’9 165
Blake Remaley – Soph. DB 5’11 190

Special Team Starters Returning:

Key Newcomers: AJ Wile – 6’3 260 T
Austin Gockel – SR. 5’7 160 RB
Nathan Roby – Soph. 5’7 – 160 RB/DB
Dylan Ferretti – Soph. 5’10 – 195 LB

Key Stats: Justin Sliwoski – 2,009 Passing Yards – 18 TDs
Justin Sliwoski – 601 Rushing Yards – 8 TDS
Nick DiAndreth – 49 Catches – 745 yards – 8 TDS
Braden Brose – 21 Catches – 306 Yards – 4 TDS
Braden Brose – 85 Tackles

2017 Offensive Outlook: The Spartans return 1st Team All SEC QB Justin Sliwoski along with fellow 1st Team TE Braden Brose. The offense totaled over 3,800 yards last season and averaged 24 points per game. They will have to replace 1,400 yard rusher in Jordan Kempka and also all 5 starters on the Offensive Line. Sliwoski and Brose will look to be the leaders on the offense as well as WR’s Nick and Isaiah DiAndreth along with Sr. Conner Walters.

2017 Defensive Outlook: Senior Braden Brose looks to return as the leader of the Spartan Defensive after leading the team in tackles (85) last season. Brock Barnhart also returns at Linebacker. The secondary returns experience as Seniors Zack Sieg, Derrick McFadden, and Isaiah DiAndreth as well as Soph. Blake Remaley all started games last season. All 3 starters on the DL have graduated.

2017 Special Teams Outlook:

League Rankings: 1. Pine Richland
2. Central Catholic
3. North Allegheny
4. Mt. Lebanon
5. Bethel Park

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