2017 Team Previews: Moon (7)Written by: Billy Splain on Monday, July 17th, 2017
Assistant Coaches: Neil Tkatch
Team Name: Moon Area High School
2016 Record: 3-6
Key Starters Lost: Josh Burns WR/DB – 36 Receptions and 7 TDS
Alec Yochym DE – 41 Tackles and 6 sacks
Austin McConaghy – 60 Tackles and 3 sacks
Offensive Starters Returning: SR. QB Cole Konieczka – 5-10, 180
SR. WR Anthony Panucci – 5-9, 155
JR. RB Brady Sunday- 6-1, 195
SR. OL Marques Duncan – 5-8, 215
SR. OL Nick Kotok – 6-3, 275
JR. WR Ramone Dean – 6-1, 175
SR. WR Nick Sebastian – 6-4, 175
Defensive Starters Returning: JR DL Simon Unis 6-1, 235
SR DE Frankie Steratore, 6-1, 200
SR DE Kyle Kuminkoski, 6-0, 200
SR DB Jake Dunning, 6-0, 190
SR DB Anthony Panucci, 5-9, 155
Special Team Starters Returning: SR. K Nick Morrow 6-1, 220
SR. P Nick Sebastian, 6-4 175
Key Newcomers: JR. OLB/TE Christian Tanner, 5-11, 210
JR. OL/DL Shawn Hytla, 6-1, 245
SOPH. WR/DB Logan Young, 6-0, 175
SOPH, WR/RB/DB Yahsir Thomas, 5-7, 155
SOPH, OLB Jamal LittleJohn, 5-8, 175,
Key Stats: Cole Konieczka, 54% completions, 1,150 yards, 9 TDs
Anthony Panucci, scored TD’s four different ways last year. Passing, receiving, rushing and kick-off return.
2017 Offensive Outlook: For us to be successful on offense this year we will have to eliminate turnovers and have the ability to sustain drives. The key that drives us all is our QB Cole Konieczka, he makes us go and if he continues to improve we will be very successful on offense and the guys the will be on the receiving end this year will be Anthony Panucci, Nick Sebastian, Jake Dunning, Frankie Steratore, Ramone Dean. Brady Sunday will be our primary Running back and this will be his second year as a starter.
2017 Defensive Outlook: On Defense we will be replacing 6 starters. 3 starters at LB and 3 DB’s. So that is a primary concern of ours throughout the summer and into fall camp. For us to be successful we will have to tackle better this year and eliminate giving up big plays.
2017 Special Teams Outlook: I believe we have the best Punter/ Kicker combo in our conference. Both Nick Morrow and Nick Sebastian have been first team all-conference and Nick Sebastian was first team all-state last year. Also Anthony Panucci is a threat in the return game.
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