TEAM: Berwick Bulldogs

COLORS: Blue & White

COACH: Carm DeFrancesco, 2nd Season (9-3), 24th season overall (161-100)

PIAA: Class 4A

2020 CONFERENCE: WVC Division 1

2019 RECORD: 9-3 (3-1 in conference)

RECORD LAST FIVE SEASONS: 45-17

STADIUM: Crispin Field

OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 6

DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 5

OFFENSIVE SCHEME: Multiple

DEFENSIVE SCHEME: 4-2-5

2020 PREVIEW

Berwick has only lost to two teams over the past two seasons, but unfortunately they were the best teams in the area. Now, the Dawgs think it is their turn. The defense should be strong again and if the offense can improve, Berwick will be the team to beat in WVC and Class 4A.

The new quarterback will be senior Blane Cleaver. Known more for his defense, Cleaver is athletic enough to handle the position although how good he becomes could determine the Bulldogs fate. Aiden Mason, the 2019 leading rusher for Berwick, will be back at fullback while Blake Mauer returns at tailback. Mason Laubach, Devon Smith and Logan Smith could see some time in the backfield. Berwick returns two experienced receivers in Shawn Sheptock and Peyton Williams. Brayden Boone, Rowan Slabinski and Isaac Tripp will provide depth at the position.  Tahsjee Taylor will be the new starting tight end backed up by Armani Mackey.

Jake Lanning is the lone returning starter on the offensive line while Nate Traugh, Andrew Blockus, Zander Unger, Jordan Young, Ethan Hughes, Bruce Hartman and Gavyn Cunningham will all vie for time up front.

The defense was one of the best in the district last year and all-conference performer Laubach returns along with Hughes. They will get help form Spencer Kishbaugh, Brian Knorr, Taylor and Blockus. Cleaver is getting Division I looks at linebacker. Mason, Mackey, Kaleb Evans and Matt Loncjynski will see also see time at the position. The secondary has Sheptock and Mauer back. Ben Knorr, Drey Wilk, Boone, Devon Smith, Tripp and Ryan Mendez round out the secondary.

Brendan Hinkle is back to handle the kicking duties while Sheptock returns as the punter.

2020 Berwick Roster

#PlayerPosition2020 Grade
1Mason LaubachDL, RB12
2Devon SmithDB, WR12
3Isaac TrippDB, WR12
4Shawn SheptockDB, WR12
4Spencer KishbaughLB, WR10
5Ryan BankesDB, RB10
5Blake MaurerDB, RB12
6Rowan SlabinskiDL, TE10
6Trent DavisDB, RB12
7Drey WilkDB, WR10
8Tahsjee TaylorDL, TE11
9Blane CleaverLB, QB12
10Logan SmithDB, RB11
12Matt LonczynskiQB10
13Jackson SmithDB, WR11
15Armani MackeyLB11
16Aiden MasonDL, FB11
17Ben KnorrLB, TE11
18Brendan HinkleK11
19Peyton WilliamsLB, WR12
20Brayden BooneDB, WR11
22Nick PajovichDB, WR11
25Hunter MadlDB, WR11
27Evan MeighanLB, WR11
30Jayden ConklinFB, LB10
32Sebastian ZwalkuskiDL, TE11
34Trystan EnglishFB, LB10
44Ryan Tejasa-MendezDB, WR11
44Michael VaughnDL, FB10
54Andrew BlockusDL, OL11
56Nathan TraughDL, OL12
57Brian KnorrDL, OL12
61Ethan HughesDL, OL12
65Bruce HartmanDL, OL10
65Jake LanningDL, OL12
66Breanna MillerDL, OL10
70Zander UngerDL, OL11
72Justin BertolloDL, OL12
73Gavyn CunninghamDL, OL11
77Jordan YoungDL, OL12
80Kaleb EvansLB, TE12